Lost Recap: The Candidate

I feel that I and Lost are at a point where I don’t really care to theorize too much, because I know that it is ending in a couple more episodes, so this post is more of a recap. I feel that these last couple episodes before the finale are really setting up the finale, so there is less to say about them right now.

The episode begins without previously on Lost, which makes since. Anyone that is still watching Lost now probably does a pretty decent job at keeping up with it, because this show really demands that. They are also doing away with the promos after this finale I hear.

It starts with Locke and Jack in the hospital they talk about how they meet each other in LA X. Jack tells Locke that he thinks he is a candidate for surgery. Then Helen comes in and says that it is the first time that they have let her see Locke, which doesn’t make any sense because everyone but the audience would know that in this situation. That seems like lazy writing to me.

On Hydra island, Jack wakes up in a canoe and Sayid isn’t as demon-y anymore, he talks like a human being at least. He must have de-zombieized after he talked to Desmond, who he obviously did not kill. Sawyer and his crew are at the polar bear cages where they bump into Widmore and his men. Sawyer holds the stupid fat Widmore employee, Seamus, at gunpoint, so Widmore says that he will shoot Kate. He says that Kate isn’t important, so he could definitely shoot her and it would even be a big deal. Widmore puts everyone in polar bear cages.

dentist

Ahhh! The flash sidewayses (flashsidewaysi?) are still fraking boring! Dr. Jack goes to see Dr. Bernard to find more about John Locke. Why is everyone such a creeper in sideways world? Yeah he is a dentist still over here in sideways world. Whatever. They find out that they were on the same plane, so Bernard tells him that Anthony Cooper was with Locke when he died.

Jack in the canoe asks Sayid what happened and he tells him that Locke saved him and the others went into the forest. Locke comes out of the forest and tells Jack that they have to go save his friends and he can only if Jack persuades them to trust him.

Sawyer tells Kate that her name was not in the cave and that she is not important.

Sun and Jin have a moment that I feel kind of missed a bit. They talk about how Jin saw pictures of Ji-Yeon and Sun returns his ring.

The pylons loose power and the smoke monster comes and kills Seamus and the other people guarding the polar bear cages. Kate reaches for the keys and Lapidus says, “I ain’t waitin’,” and tries to kick down the cage door. Lapidus’s one-liners were funny at first, but I don’t feel like he is a developed character. Jack comes and lets them out and tells them that Locke is a good guy. On their way to the plane Jack tells them that he is not leaving, and they meet up with Sayid, who Jack says is a good guy too, so they don’t shoot him.

Sidewaysworld Jack is at an old people’s place because he wants to meet Anthony Cooper and he meets Helen there who is doing the same thing. She tries to get Jack to leave Locke alone, but he won’t let down, so she brings him to meet Anthony, He is surprisingly old which is really weird. I don’t have any idea what that means. Maybe these characters in the other reality had their plane ride later in their lives then the original timeline. Maybe this has something to do with the way it relates to the other timeline. I don’t think that the bomb cause the island to sink in the other reality.

Locke walks into the plane after getting shot, snapping a guys neck, shooting another guy, and stealing one of their watches. Inside, he finds a bomb that is not very well hidden. The A camp meets up with Locke and Widmore tells him that he is trying to get them all in a small enclosed place like the plane and explode them. He says that there is a good chance that there are more bombs on the plane and that they should take the sub. Sawyer says that he wanted to do that in the first place, and I think he is still playing Locke at this point, what a conman. Hurley warns that Alpert said that Locke shouldn’t leave the island. Claire apologizes for leaving Locke, and he says he is fine with it. It always seems like Locke is in control, it’s all part of his master plan. Sawyer tells Jack to make sure Locke doesn’t get in the sub.

In sideways world, Locke is muttering in his sleep. “Push the button. I wish you had believed me.” Jack sees Claire walking outside Locke’s room. Claire asks if he can talk and Jack gets an Apollo bar, just like in the flashback in last season’s finale where Jacob touches Jack. Claire shows Jack the musicbox that Christian left for her in his will. Jack tells her about his death nad they find out that they were on the plane together. They open the musicbox and it plays “Catch A Falling Star”. Jack tells Claire to come stay with him in his house.

Sawyer, Sun, Jin, and Lapidus stealthily approach the sub. I don’t understand why Sun doesn’t have a gun and I also don’t understand why Locke does go all smoke-monster on the sub crew. Obviously someone wasn’t thinking. Lapidus hits a man with his gun and says his usual one-liner: “Nothing personal.” He holds another man at gunpoint. Kate, Claire, and Sayid head to the sub now that the coast is clear. Locke switches his back pack with Jack’s and they approach the sub as well. Locke tells Jack that whoever told Jack that he needed to stay on the island, had no idea what they were talking about. This is when thinks get good. Jack says that John Locke told him that and he shoves Locke into the water.

Kate gets shot in the shoulder by some of Widmore’s people in trees.

Jack, Sayid, and Claire hold them back enough to allow Sayid and Jack to get Kate safely in the submarine. Sawyer goes up to get Claire, but Locke has almost finished fighting the Widmore crew and is about to return to the sub, so he tells Lapidus to put the sub-pedal to the medal.

I feel bad for Claire being left alone with Locke. Locke tells Claire, “Trust me, you don’t want to be on that sub.”

In the sub, Jack and crew are trying to save Kate, but can’t find any first aid, they can only find the bomb that Locke planted in the backpack he gave to Jack. At this point, it seems like there is only one result to this situation: Jack and crew stop the bomb or get rid of it in the nick of time, because they can’t all die.

They call Lapidus and tell him to take them up. You can see the first aid kit behind Lapidus. Sayid goes into his gadget mode and explains that the bomb is rigged to the watch battery, and that the wires have to be pulled out of the watch simultaneously or it will detonate. Jack stops Sawyer from doing what Sayid said to tell him that nothing will happen if they don’t pull the wires. Kind of reminds me of Locke telling Desmond to not press the buttton. Jack says that Locke cannot directly kill them because of “the rules” and that Locke’s plan was to have them detonate the bomb when they were trying to stop it, because then they would be killing themselves. Jack thinks that Locke can’t leave the island unless they are all dead. Sawyer refuses to hear Jack’s views. The watch stops after he pulls the wires and then it speeds up. Sayid tells Jack where Desmond is and that he is going to need him because Locke wanted him dead. Jack asks him why he is telling him this and Sayid says, “Becuase it’s going to be you, Jack.” Sayid grabs the bomb and runs away as fast as he can from the other losties.

He explodes and the sub is damaged. Sayid!!!!!!!!! No!!!!!!!!

A sub door flies open and hits Lapidus. His last words are, “Hell no.” Water gushes in. Jack grabs Kate and Jin tries to get Sun out from behind a large mess of things. It’s quite chaotic. Jack gives Hurley Kate and oxygen. Hurley says, “I have to go after Sayid!” Jack says, “There is no Sayid!” Jack sends them out. Jack goes and helps Jin and Sawyer remove a large box that is pinning Sun in. The sub shakes violently and Sawyer hits his head hard. Jack takes Sawyer out and Jin stays behind to try and save Sun.

The sad Giacchino music comes on when people die and Sun tells Jin to leave, but he says he will never leave her again. The say that they love each other and then they drown together. There is a shot of them holding hands and loosing grip as they die. It’s very sad. Up there with Charlie’s death scene. 😥

So let me see. Lapidus, Sun, Jin, and Sayid all die in the episode that aired on my Birthday. Thanks for the wonderful gift Damon Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse! I like your show, you know, and this is how you repay me!

Sideways Locke passes Jin on his way down the hallway. Jack says goodbye and tries one last time to persuade Locke into letting him perform that surgery on him. he tells him that he met with his father and he was trying to find out what caused his injuries. Locke tells him that he had recently got his flying license and he talked his father, who hate flying, into going for a ride. He looked him in the eye and told him to trust him and then he crashed. Jack says that they both need to accept that their fathers are gone, that what happened, happened, and that they have to let it go. Locke says that that is hard to do and Jack agrees, and he said he hoped maybe Locke could go first. Locke says goodbye and wheels away. Jack say, “I can help you, John. I wish you’d believe me.”

Back on an island, Jack, Sawyer, Kate, and Hurley float ashore. They morn their losses.

Locke tells Claire that the sub sunk and that not all of them died. He walks inland and Claire asks where he is going. “To finish what I started.” Cut to Lost.

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Lost Review: “Everybody Loves Hugo”

Great Episode. Probably my favorite Hurley episode.

It began with Pierre Chang presenting a moving speech about Hurley and his charity. Hurley paid for a paleontology wing of the Golden State Natural History Museum. He says the episode title and so does Hugo’s mom after the ceremony. Mrs. Reyes complains to Hurley about how he doesn’t have a lady friend, just as she did in the Hurley episode “Numbers” right before he wins the lottery. She tells him that he has a date with Grandpa Tito’s neighbor’s daughter, Roselitta tomorrow.

On the island, Hurley talks to Libby (not the way he usually talks to dead people, she isn’t there) and tells her that he want to talk to her the way that he talks to other dead people. Someone comes….But it’s just Ilana. Boo!

She says that they are going to go get dynamite at the Black Rock to blow up the Ajira plane. She asks who’s grave Hurley was visiting, because I guess she can’t read. Hurley spills his heart out to her about Libby and she just says, “I’m sorry,” and walks away. Hurley hears the whispers before Michael arrives and says that he’s going to stop him from getting everyone killed.

Michael!!!

Hurley says what everyone’s is thinking when he asks why he should listen to him seeing as he killed Libby and Ana Lucia. And Michael says that’s not important. Then Jack comes and tells Hurley that they are leaving.

Back in the flash world, it’s clear that Hurley has been waiting on his date for a while; he is down to the last tortilla chip at Spanish Johnny’s. Someone comes to his table and it’s Libby!!!!!

Libby!!!!!!

She tells him that she is not his blind date, she just saw him from across the room. He asks how she knew his name. And then she says, “If I tell you, you’re gonna think I’m crazy.” And I got goosebumps. The reason Libby was in Santa Rosa was because she though she was from an other dimension! Brilliant! But I remember reading in an interview with Damon and Carlton that they believed that the Libby storyline was done and that there was nothing of significance in her past. This leads me to think that they either made this up as the went along, or that they lied, I don’t care what the case is, it’s cool. She asks if Hurley believes in soul mates and she asks if he remembers her. Dr. Brooks then comes and takes Libby away, back to Santa Rosa.

On the island Hurley and Ilana are fighting about blowing up the plane and then Ilana pulls an Arzt and blows up!

Cool! I didn’t care too much for Ilana anyway. She annoyed me a bit in fact.

At Camp Locke, Locke is carving a long stick and Sawyer asks what he is making and he says that he doesn’t know yet. This reminds me of when Claire is helping Locke build a cradle for Aaron and she doesn’t find out until they are done. Sawyer and Kate ask why they aren’t doing anything and Locke says that they are waiting for Hugo, Sun, and Jack so that they can get off of the island.

Demon Sayid returns to camp and shows Locke the package.

Back at Camp Hurley/Richard Hurley looks at a book that I will have to find a translation of. I’ll update that in this post when I do have it. Hurley then finds the bag of Jacob ashes.

Richard says that they should go get more dynamite and Jack says that it’s probably not such a good idea since Ilana just blew up. They seem too used to this kind of stuff happening. Hurley says that they should got get dynamite and he tells Jack to trust him and he does.

Desmond is the new Jacob

Sideways Hurley is depressed so he goes to one of his Mr. Cluck’s and gets a big tub o’ chicken. Desmond happens to be in the restaurant too. Nope, not a coincidence. He asks Hurley where he knows him from and he says probably from the Mr. Cluck’s commercials. Hurley is silly. He says they were both on the plane. Hurley says he is depressed. Desmond asks who she is and Hurley says that she is mentally insane and that they already knew each other. Desmond asks if he believed her and Hurley says yes. Desmond says that he should go with his gut and try to figure out how he knew her. And then Desmond’s number is called. Order 42.

Locke Monster lets Desmond go when he says that he has nowhere to run to. Locke asks why Widmore brought him to the island. He tells him that Widmore blasted him with electromagnetism. Locke asks him how he can be sure. Desmond says, “Experience.” Locke Monster asks Desmond if he know who he is and he says “Of course, you’re John Locke. Then Locke tells Sayid that he and Desmond need some alone time.

On their trek to the Black Rock, Ben says that Ilana was hand-picked by Jacob and the island was done with her so she got exploded. “Makes me wonder what’s gonna happen when it’s done with us.” Soon after team Hurley/Richard get to the Black Rock, Hurley comes running towards the others and yells to run. Then the Black Rock explodes!

Hurley tells Miles that Michael told him to do it and that “Dead people are more reliable then alive people.”

In sidewaysworld Hurley tries to get Dr. Brooks to let him see Libby, but he says that she can’t in her condition. Hurley asks why she can go on a “Fajita field trip”, but can’t visit him. Dr. Brooks says that he misjudged her condition. I wonder if Mr. Brook’s knows more then he lets on and just doesn’t want Hurley and Libby to make the connection, but I doubt it. Hurley then bribes his way in by donating 100 k to fix up the rec room at Santa Rosa.

The visiting room still has those paper butterflies. Hurley talks Libby into telling him where she think they met each other. She said that she say him in a commercial and then she got memories from an other life with a plane crash on an island. She says that she remembers herself and Hurley being in Santa Rosa before. Then Hurley macks it up with Libby. I like the writers on this show. Libby says that she is in the institution voluntarily. And Hurley asks her on a date.

Locke asks how long Desmond hit the button in the hatch and asked him why he came back for more. He says that the island must have it in for him and Desmond says that the island must have it in for all of the survivors. Then another kid in old others clothes pops out of nowhere. Locke tells Desmond to ignore him.

Richard wants to go to get explosives from the Dharma Barracks. There are an insane amount of explosives on this island. Hurley says that Jacob told him that they have to talk to Locke. Alpert says to ask him what the island is. Hurley say that he doesn’t have to follow him. Alpert says that he is not changing his mind and the team splits. So, now Team Richard consists of Ricard, Ben, and Miles and Team Hurley is Hurley, Lapidus, Jack, and Sun the mute.

Hurley tells Jack that he didn’t see Jacob. Jack said that he knew and that he didn’t want people to tell him what to do and that he thins he should let go. Hurley isn’t so sure about his idea to join Locke and Jack says that he believes in him. Then we hear the whispers again. Hurley says, “I think I know what these things are.” Then he goes off alone and calls for Michael.

He finds him and he says, “You’re stuck on the island aren’t you.” And Michael says, “‘Cuz of what i did.” Hurley says “There are others out here, like you aren’t there? And that’s what the whispers are.” He says yeah. He asks Michael where Locke is and he points him out. Michael tells Hurley to tell Libby he is sorry if he ever sees her again.

Libby and Hurley finally have their first date on the beach! Libby says that it feels like a date that they have never had. Hurley asks Libby why she wants to be with her and he says it is because she is delusional. This is just like in season two’s “Dave”, except backwards. In “Dave” Hurley could not believe that Libby liked him because he though he was delusional and made her up. But here, Hurley thinks that she only likes him because she is delusional. After both of these discussions, Libby kisses Hurley.

And Hurley has flashes of the other reality. He tells Libby that he remembers stuff and she rejoices because she is not crazy. We see that Desmond has been creeping on them from a far in his car. He slides his sunglasses up because he wants so look cool, and then he drives away.

Locke brings Desmond to an old well, likely the one from last season.

He tells Desmond that the well was constructed a very long time ago by people that were looking for the answer to why their compass needles turned in circles on the island. Locke says that Widmore isn’t interested in answers like the people that dug the well, he just wants power. He tells Desmond that this isn’t the only well. Desmond asks why he wants him to see the well. Locke asks why he isn’t afraid. Desmond says, “What is the point in being afraid?” Locke pushes Desmond down the well.

He then returns to camp where Hurley soon arrives as well. Hurley says that they have to talk to Locke.

Flash sideways. Desmond is creeping on Locke in his car now and Ben comes over because he looks creeperish. Desmond says that he has a child name Charlie and that he is looking for a school for him. I bet that this Desmond know that he has a son Charlie in the other dimension and that he is not just saying the name of that rock star for a lie he made up. After his chat with Ben he quickly runs over Locke and drives on his way to check some more names of the list.

The reason Desmond did this, I thought, was quite obvious, but my brother and cousin disagreed. Desmond is like the new Jacob now. When people have near death experiences, they have flashes from the other timeline and it is Desmond’s job to make this other reality known to them. Flashes also occur when “soulmates” get together to kiss or shake hands. but it’s quicker to just try to kill them. I think Desmond knows that his fellow passengers will be safe if he tries to kill them.

Desmond and the Well

I think that Locke killed Desmond because he knows too much. When he asked Desmond if he knew who he was, he said that he was John Locke. Locke then says that he wants to talk to Desmond alone so that he can kill him. I think that we may find out that Locke was always evil. Here is my back up.

Exhibit A: Season 4 Episode 11 “Cabin Fever”. In Richard Alpert’s visit to Lil’ Locke he finds pictures that he drew of the smoke monster killing people.

Exhibit B: In the same scene Richard preforms a test on Locke. In “Ab Atearno”, two episodes ago, we learned that he was working for Jacob trying to prove that people were good and would not kill. It is likely that Alpert was looking for a possible candidate for Jacob in this scene in Cabin Fever. He sets out objects on the table and tells Locke to pick which ones had already belonged to him. He does well until he picks the knife. Knives seem to be the only way to kill Jacob and the Man in Black and this knife symbolizes the violence that Jacob is trying to prove is not programmed in humans.

Exhibit C: Locke is known for his hog hunting skills and the new Locke kills one in “Ab Atearno”

Exhibit D: The new Locke said the classic old Locke line, “Don’t tell me what I can’t do,” in “The Substitute”.

Happily Ever After – Lost Review

Desmond finds himself in a bed, and I guess this takes place not long after he got shot by Ben? When Desmond finds out that he is on the island he grabs an iv-thing and goes crazy on Widmore with it, Pretty intense. Zoey takes Jin to the Dharma control station or whatever. We see a bunny and he’s supposed to go in the weird box with the electromagnetic thing after they try it out first. This makes me think of this comic con video.

It means so much more, now that we are seeing these alternate realities. I have seen that video so many times. Anyway….

The first time they test it, they accidentally do it while some guy is in there and he gets fried.

He don't look too hot...Well I guess he looks like he got too hot.

Widmore sees this and says it’s Desmond’s turn. Widmore tells Desmond that he is going to ask him to make a sacrifice. He says if Desmond doesn’t help him, everyone will die.

Then they zap him and since he is special because he was exposed to a lot of electromagnetic energy when the hatch imploded, he doesn’t die.

Then Desmond is in the alternate universe and he sees Hurley and Claire. He predicts that Claire will have a son.

George Minkowski picks Desmond up.

Minkowski!

Desmond says that he was “closing a deal for the boss,” in Sydney and George points out that Desmond isn’t married in sideways world. SHOCKER! I think we get that everything is backwards in sideways world I really really wish that the writers would trying to surprise us that way. Oh, and we find out that sideways world is actually friends with sideways Widmore, because things are backwards in sideways world and in normal world they are not friends. One thing that is surprising is that sideways Widmore’s office in sideways world doesn’t have that one picture with the polar bear and the Buddha. It has a picture of a weight with black and white stones instead just like the weight with black and white stones in Jacob’s magic cave in the normal world.

Symbolism!

Widmore says that his son (Daniel – whoops spoiler alert (you shouldn’t be reading this if you haven’t seen the episode yet.)), (It’s really obvious anyway.)is a musician and wants to hold a charity event that combines classical music and rock music. Widmore wants Desmond to look after the bloody rock god. Wonder who that could be. (Charlie). Then Widmore offers Desmond McCuthceons and he refuses. Which is just like what happened in the Desmond episode in season 3, but backwards!

Desmond picks up Charlie and he is disrespectful and nearly suicidal. He walks through a busy street to a bar. They go to the bar and start talking about love. Of course that its what their first discussion would be.

A Couple of Brothas Chillin'

Desmond says he has been in love thousands of times, and Charlie says “Not like that, I mean really in love.” He tells Desmond about how he sees a cop and started to swallow his heroine in the bathroom when the plane hit turbulence and he saw Claire. You know how couples have those cute little stories about how they met each other. Charlies would be, I still remember the first time I saw her as clear as BLOODY day. I was trying to swallow a bag of heroine on a plane and the turbulence hit so I almost choked on it to death.

In the car, “You All Everybody” is playing. What a coincidence! That song is annoying! Charlie decides to drive the car into the ocean near where Desmond got shot in the other reality, in order to recreate his experience he had on the plane when he saw Claire. Desmond gets out of the car and tries to save Charlie. He can’t get the door open and Charlie puts his hand on the car window. And it appears that Desmond remembers a very similar happening in the season three finale.

Not Penny's Car

A doctor shines a light in Desmond’s eyes, like someone did in “The Constant”. She asks him if he has had any hallucinations and he says that he has, so she says he needs an MRI.

This is like that box with the electromagnets

The guy testing him makes sure that has no metal on him, just like Widmore’s people did before they put him in the electromagnetic box. He then gives Desmond an emergency button, which he uses when he sees flashes in the MRI.

Desmond goes and yells at a woman and tells her that he needs Charlie. He then sees Jack walking around because Jack is always at every hospital. He stops him and asks him for help. The Charlie comes running through the hallway. He catches up with him and looks at his hands. He asks Charlie who Penny is. Charlie says that he doesn’t know and that no one in the hospital can help him. And then he runs away. Desmond calls Widmore that he lost Charlie. He’s upset and he tells Desmond to go tell Mrs. Widmore about it. So, Minkowski takes him there in a limo. Ms. Widmore is frustrated with the help and she meets Desmond. The lost music get intense when Ms. Widmore reveals her name to be Eloise, but we know already. Desmond tells her that Driveshaft won’t be making it and she is fine with it. “What happened, happened,” she says. Desmond overhears Penny’s name when people are reading off the attendance list. He asks if he can see it, but Eloise says no and “Come with me.”

HA HA... This is actually pretty scary.

She tells him to stop looking for whatever he is looking for. She says that he already has what he wants, which is her husband’s approval. He asks why he can’t see the list and she say it is because he is not ready yet. Whatever that means. Eloise is crazy.

So it seems that the only thing that is the same in sideways world as in normal world, is that Eloise doesn’t want Desmond to get together wit Penny in either.

Desmond returns to the limo and someone pops by to visit. Daniel Widmore!

Daniel Widmore! And the coolest hat ever!

Daniel is not only wearing his awesome skinny tie, but an awesome hat as well. He asks Desmond if he believes in love at first sight. And then he says, because I think I love you Desmond! Jk. He tells Desmond about his love, Charolette. He says that when he saw her it was as if he had already loved her. He says that he wrote complicated quantum mechanics stuff that night and he didn’t even know what he was doing. He took it to a friend that told him that it explained how it might be possible to stop a catastrophic event in time by detonating an atomic bomb. He says, “What if this wasn’t supposed to be our life? What if we had some other life and for some reason we changed things. I don’t want to set of a nuclear bomb, Mr. Hume. I think I already did.”

"I just detonated an atomic bomb in your head!"

Daniel tells him that Penny is his half-sister and he tells him where she is.

She is running stairs in the stadium where Desmond and Jack ran stairs in the other dimension.

"Huff-huff-huff-huff-huff"

She runs up stairs really funny. Penny just doesn’t see like someone who would run stairs. Desmond shakes her hand and it must cause a lot of electromagnetic waves to flow through his body because he appears back in that weird electromagnet box on the island. Widmore says he was unconscious for a couple of minutes. Desmond is now very compliant with Widmore and he says he will do what he wants of him.

Zoey is taking Desmond somewhere and Sayid comes out of know where and shoots people.

Demon.

He tells Desmond that he doen’t have time to change but Widmore and his people are dangerous and he wants Desmond to follow him. Desmond just goes with it. I don’t know if it is because Sayid just killed someone in front of him or if Desmond will just do anything that anyone tells him to do now.

Desmond wakes up in the stadium and asks Penny to go for a coffee.

Soulmates!

She says that she will met him in an hour and then she laughs silly. Desmond goes back to the limo and tells George that he needs the manifest from Oceanic 815 so that he can show them…”something” I guess he wants to almost kill everyone so that they can see visions of their soulmates too.

Lost: Dr. Linus

Dr Linus begins right where Sundown ended as Ben runs for his life away from freaky Sayid in the temple. He catches up with the new Ilana crew which now consists of Lapidus, Sun, Mile, and Ben and Ilana. After Ben catches the crew up on current events they decide to go back to the beach. Haven’t been there in a while.

Flash Sideways. Ben is teaching his students about an island that Napoleon was exiled to, Elba. “It was on this island that everything changed, that everything finally became clear,” Ben. He says that Napoleon lost his power when he was exiled to the island. I guess this makes since if this is meant to be a reference relating to Ben. On the island Ben is no longer in power, but later in the episode, he tells Miles that he has a system of power off of the island that works well for him when he tells him that he can get him the money he promised him in season four.

After class lets out, Principal Reynolds tells Ben that he has been appointed the duty of detention supervisor. Ben is upset because this means he can’t have History club.

Hey there!

In the teacher’s lounge Ben eats sushi with Arzt and complain about the principal. Locke is like, “You should be the leader, Ben.”

Island flash! Ben says he didn’t kill Jacob, but Miles can kind of sense dead people or whatever and he finds out that Ben killed him. And Ilana is mad because “Jacob was the closest thing (she) ever had to a father.” And then Miles is like “Uh oh.”

They reach the camp on the beach and Ben tries to work his slimy Ben magic and get Ilana to like him, but it doesn’t work. And then Lapidus has another one of his many one-liners, “You make friend’s easy, don’t ya?”

Papa Linus

Flash sideways. Ben makes his dad, Rodger, a nice TV dinner and whines about how he is a loser. And then they talk about how they went to the island and were part of the Dharma Initiative. Weird. Well, then someone rings the door, and of course it’s someone we know.

Alex!

Alex came over to say that she missed Ben today because they didn’t have History club. But he says that the principal is making him watch punks in detention, but that he will met her in the morning if she brings the coffee. And at this point I am wondering why a student would go to their teacher’s house at night and tell them that they missed them. I thought that maybe they were in some kind of weird relationship in this reality, I mean Ben seems like he could be a weird pervert. But it tuns out someone else is a weird pervert, spoiler alert!

Island flash! Sun is her usual self. She’s talking to Ilana and she’s all like “Where is my husband?!?!”  And then Ilana tells Sun that she’s looking for him because he could be a candidate and then she has to explain all of that candidate stuff to Sun because she wasn’t with Sawyer when he went in that cave or with Jack and Hurley when they went in that lighthouse.

"Cheese-carrots."

Hurley wakes up and I guess he was dreaming about “Cheese-carrots”, whatever those are. Then, Jack says that they should get going,  Hurley says he wants to eat breakfast, and whiney Jack is like I don’t want breakfast, I’m leaving. Then Hurley decides to go with Jack for some reason. And there is some cool Michael Giacchino music. (Congrats on winning an Academy Award, btw! (I know you read this blog, ‘cuz who doesn’t?)) Hurley and Jack disagree where the temple is and then Richard magically poofs out of the jungle and disagrees with both of them and says the temple is this way.

"Oh, What people will bring on a trip."

"Oh, what people will bring on a trip."

Ben finds a porno and thinks about the good old time when the plane crashed. And Lapidus says that he was supposed to fly that plane but he over slept, he says that his world would be much different and Ben says it wouldn’t because he still got to the island. The Ilana is a jerk and makes Ben dig his own grave while on a leash.

Flash sideways. Ben and Alex are studying. Alex remembered the coffee! Alex is an overachiever and wants to go to Yale. She says she needs someone who went there to write he a letter of recommendation, like that pervert, Principal Reynolds. (Yes, that’s the pervert I was referring to earlier.) And then she’s is like, “Forget I called him that.” Then, Ben asks he why she said that. She says she will tell him, but he has to pinky promise that he won’t tell anyone. So, Ben, we know, is really good at lying and says he promises. Alex says he went to the nurses office and that nurse and the principal were “doing it!”

Island flash! Ben tries to use his slimy Ben magic with Miles and says he will give him money if he take tells Ilana he was lying. And, miles says that Jacob thought that Ben wouldn’t kill him.

What is Hurley looking at?

Richard takes Hurley and Jack to the Black Rock, which is not the temple, because something happened at the temple last episode. Richard says to not believe in Jacob. And then he’s all like, “Ok, bye, I gotta go die now.”

Flash sideways. Arzt is good with computers so Ben wants him to see if he can dig up some dirt on Principal Pervert and the nurse. Arzt says he will do it if he gets aprons and a parking space. Then he says, “Linus you’re a real killer.”

Island flash! In the Black Rock. Alpert pretty much confirms that he came to the island on the ship and Hurley has a lot of good lines. Like, “Dude let’s go. He’s opening a crate of dynamite and he said he’s going to kill himself.” Alpert says he can’t kill himself so he wants Jack to do it. He says that he was given the gift of being touched by Jacob, which he considers a curse, because he dedicated his life to doing what he ordered him to do, and now that he is dead, he has no purpose. And Jack’s like, “Alright if you really want me to kill you, I will.” Didn’t have to twist his arm to hard. Jack lights the fuse and then he wants to sot down and have a nice chat with Alpert. He tells Richard about the lighthouse where Jacob used to watch him and that it makes him feel special. He says that if, Jacob went through all that trouble, he won’t die. The fuse blows out. Jack has all the answers now, which I kind of like, because that means he can stop whining about how he doesn’t know what his destiny is.

While Ben is digging, Demon Locke decides to pay him a little visit. Ben’s kind of upset with Demon Locke because he kind of got him in his current situation. Locke says then helps Ben escape.

Sideways flash. Ben visits Principal Pervert and shows him his blackmail stuff. Ben wants him to resign so that he can have his job. Then Principal Pervert blackmails Ben by saying that he will give Alex a bad letter of recommendation. This decision is similar to what happened when Keamy had Alex at gun point. Ben chose to be powerful and let Keamy kill his daughter.

Island Flash! Ben holds Ilana at gunpoint and tells Ilana about when Keamy had Alex at gunpoint. How, he let Alex die for him, but Jacob didn’t even care. Ilana asks why Ben wants to go with Locke and he says “Because he is the only one who will have me.” (I feel Micheal Emerson read this line in a manner that was a little too over-dramatic. This is probably the only line that I feel he has ever delivered poorly.) Ilana says she will have him.

Sideways flash. In the principal’s office Alex’s that Principal Pervert wrote her a good recommendation. Ben says he had nothing to do with it and Principal Pervert comes in and yells at Ben for being in his office. So, Ben in the sideways world decided to chose Alex over power. And Ben gets to lead history club! The sideways world is so happy. And Boring. But, I think it is less boring then we think it is.

Island Flash! Ben returns and has a small bonding moment with Sun as they set up camp together. A classic, season one-style montage ensues, as Jack and Hurley met up with Ilana’s crew. Followed by a classic Lost-style cliff-hanger: A submarine is close off shore. A man says that there are people on the beach, and asks if they should visit. But Charles Widmore says not to. Wait! Widmore?!?!?!

Cliffhanger!

Further Flash-Sideways Analysis:

So, I’m beginning to like my theory that the sideways world is a new reality that is the result of the losties making pacts with Jacob and Smokey. I think that the pact was basically, you guys can start all over and the plane will land in LA, you will be the same way you are now, but you will not remember anything from the island. I think it kind of makes sense. I’ll explain:

In this episode Ben has to make a choice similar to the choice he faced in the season four episode, titled “The Shape of Things to Come”, when he had to pick between Jacob and his daughter. He picked Jacob because he wanted the power that he thought would come along with being one of his disciples. In his flash-sideways he chose to save Alex’s academic career instead of gain the power of being principal of the school. So, what I’m saying, is that after Ben makes an agreement with Jacob on the island, he enters a new reality where he is able to make different choices in similar situations that had happened on the island reality. Now that he has the experience from the island, he has changed and therefore makes a different decision.

In last week’s episode, Sayid tried to not kill or torture anyone, he refused to help his brother with his torturing skills, at first. But, he was destined to be evil and be a killer. He couldn’t escape it. Maybe, since Sayid makes a deal with Smokey, he is destined to be evil and has no free will.

In “Lighthouse” Jack deal’s with being a parent differently then he would have in the original dimension prior to the crash. Even up to the point of his flash-sideways episode, on-island Jack tells Hurley that he doesn’t believe that he would be a good dad. However, by the end of the episode, he made big changes. Maybe the storyline with Jack and his son and how he became a better father, was supposed to mirror Jack discovering his destiny on the island.

In “The Substitute”, Locke has to deal with his wheelchair problem. Locke doesn’t deal very well with his problem, he says that there is no such thing as miracles. He is hopeless, almost as hopeless as he was when he was last himself in the other reality and tried to commit suicide.

In “What Kate Does”, Kate runs in the flash-sideways like she always has but, then she does something that the original Kate would not have done before she was on the island. She goes back to help Claire. One of the only changes in Kate’s character on the island is that she cares about Claire and Aaron, and she is trying to help them be together.

I don’t know if this actually makes sense. It does in my head. I love how often I feel this way when discussing Lost.

Lost Recap Round-Up

Here are three of the best Lost recap videos I have seen yet so you can get ready for Tuesday!!!!

This is ABC’s official recap of the first five seasons of Lost in under nine minutes that I posted earlier:

Previously on Lost 2:

An Italian family recaps Lost:

Gabe and Max’s Recap:

Lost in 8:15- Oops, I mean 8:40

ABC has released a new recap video for the final season. They made a video like this one after the third season.

The woman in the video says that it lasts eight minutes and fifteen seconds, but she lies, its eight minutes and forty seconds.

TWENTY SEVEN DAYS LEFT! WOOT! WOOT!

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