Lost Season Five Review: Important Episodes

Episode: (501) Because You Left

Why it’s important: We find out that the islander losties are traveling through time while off island, Ben is trying to get the Oceanic six to return.  The first scene with Daniel in Dharma times, is a flash forward of when the castaways travel back in time in the future, how confusing is that?

Unanswered questions: Why don’t the rules of time travel apply to Desmond? Is it because of the massive amounts of radiation he was exposed to after the hatch imploded?

Episode: (502) The Lie

Why it’s important: The island losties meet the young Charles Widmore, Ben continues to gather the Oceanic six, and Frogurt dies an ironic and firy death.

Unanswered questions: Who are Gabriel, Jeffrey, and Jill the butcher? Who do they work for and what is their relation to Ben? What is in the bag that Ben takes from the vent in the hotel?

Episode: (504) The Little Prince

Why it’s important: Jack and Kate find out who was trying to take Aaron away, while the islanders revisit Aaron’s birth and Jin finds a younger Danielle Rousseau.

Unanswered questions: Who were the people in the outrigger that attacked the islanders?

Episode: (507) The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham

Why it’s important: Locke tries to convince the Oceanic Six to return and what I am now pretty sure was his death scene.

Unanswered questions: What is the coming war that Widmore refers to? What are Widmore and Ben’s differences in their wants in regards to the island?

Episode: (512) Dead is Dead

Why it’s important: Ben is judged by the monster and we see the beginning of Ben and Widmore’s relationship in flashbacks.

Unanswered questions: Why did the monster tell Ben to follow Locke and how did Locke know where the monster was? I thought Ben used to be able to “summon” the monster in his secret room. It looks like the man-in-black now controls smokey.

Episode: (516) The Incident

Why it’s important: Jack puts in to action his plan to detonate the hydrogen bomb while someone we think is Locke recruits Ben to kill Jacob.

Unanswered questions: What will the bomb detonation mean for the show? Will the passengers of flight 815 land safely in LA? Will it cause an alternate reality like I have speculated? What does Jacob mean when he says: “They’re coming”? How is Locke appear to be alive and dead and in two places at once?

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