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”.

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This Place Is Hell! Lost Recap: Ab Aeterno

This episode was epic!  y con mucho Espanol! It begins with an extended scene of the one we saw with Ilana and Jacob in the last season finale. This time, Jacob asks Ilana to protect the candidates.

Then everybody on the island gets caught up on what the candidates are and Ilana says that Jacob told her that Richard would know what to do. Richard gives out a funny laugh and says that he has no clue what to do. He says that everyone on the island is dead and that they are in Hell. He suggests that they start listening to someone other than Jacob, meaning the man in black.

Ilana still believes that Richard knows what to do and decides to follow him. Hurley speaks Spanish with a dead person, and it’s not Jacob. Ben and Jack think Richard knows nothing as he says. Ben says he has known Alpert since he was twelve and that he is still the same age. And with that the episode is set-up.

Now a flashback in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, 1867. Alpert has long hair and is riding his horse home to see his wife, Isabella. She’s not feeling so hot, well actually I guess she is because she has a fever. But, she’s ill, ok? She is coughing up blood. Richard gathers the little money that he does have and says he will go to the doctor. She gives him her golden cross necklace and says to give it to the doctor.

When he gets to the doctor he’s eating an fancy dinner and he says that he is not going to go all the way to see her because it is too far. He says he has medicine that will help. It’s expensive and Ricard doesn’t have enough money. He won’t take the necklace. Ricard accidentally kills him and rides off with the medicine.

The medicine is a white powder that makes me think of Jacob’s ashes, the ash surrounding Jacob’s cabin, and the bottle full of white stuff that were among the items Richard took to young Locke to test him and see if he was a candidate for Jacob. That scene in the season 4 episode, Cabin Fever makes a lot more sense after this episode.

When Alpert returns Isabella is already dead.

In the next scene, Alpert is in prison for killing the doctor and he is visited by Father Suarez. He finds out that Alpert is trying to learn English by reading the Bible. That must be difficult. He was reading Luke Chapter 4, verse 37, which takes place after Jesus returned from being tempted in the dessert. He goes to the Temple in Nazareth. Verse 31-37 talks about Jesus driving an evil spirit out of a man. Perhaps this is alluding to the man in black in Locke’s body? Maybe Locke can be saved. Alpert says that he and his wife wanted to travel to the New World to start a family and then he gives his confession, but he says he can’t be forgiven and that the only way he could would be repentance. But, it was too late for that because he was going to be hung and then go to see the devil in Hell. He’s not a very nice guy and he spits a lot.

When Alpert is taken out of his cell the next morning he meets Jonas Whitfield. He asks if he can speak English, he says nothing so he sends him to be hanged and then he says he speaks English. Whitfield says that Alpert is now the property of Mangus Hanso and we see the Black Rock in action!

It’s rather rough on the boat. One of the slaves has a peek hole and can see the island and the Tawaret statue. he says it is the devil and that it guards the island. A huge wave causes The Black Rock to crash right into the head of Tawaret and now we know how it was demolished and we know why The Black Rock is in the center of the island.

The captain goes below deck and goes on a killing rampage because he doesn’t have enough food or water for them and they would probably end up trying to kill him if he didn’t kill them. Alpert gets saved by Smokey though. Smokey does that thing he does where it looks like he is scanning someone.

Alpert is tuck in his chains for a while, he tries to pick his way with a nail, but a wild boar hits it out of reach. Hmmm, ok. Alpert sees his wife. She tells him that they are both dead and in Hell and that she is trying to save him from the devil. She has a line that is quite similar to one Locke said in season one. He said “I have looked into the eye of this island, and what I saw was beautiful. But she says, “I looked in his eyes and all I saw was evil.” Maybe Locke was evil all along, from the very beginning. Smokey comes and Alpert tells her to run so she runs right into the smoke monster and screams. The man in black comes to Alpert in his old from. he says he is dead and that he wasn’t on the ship. He says that he didn’t see Isabella and that someone must have taken her. He sets Alpert free after he promises to follow him. And then the man in balck says, “It’s good to see you out of those chains.” Just as he did in the season premiere when he met Alpert in Locke form in the season premiere:

I think he is speaking of the metaphorical chains of Jacob’ power over Alpert in that case.

The man in black tells Alpert that he has to kill the devil. And, I think, wow Smokey is a tricky jerk! He’s getting Alpert to believe this whole Hell thing so that he will kill Jacob.

Alpert and Smokey some yummy wild hog and discuss murder. Hell tells Alpert that the devil lives in the statue and he give him what looks to be the same dagger that Doogan gave to Sayid in “Sundown” when he asks him to kill the man in black.

He tells Alpert the same thing that Doogan told Sayid in that episode when he gave him the dagger: “If he speaks it will already be too late.” He says he is very persuasive. The man in black tells him that he is the black smoke, but the devil stole his wife.

Alpert approaches the ruins of the Egyptian goddess yielding a magical dagger with much determination to kill the devil. (I enjoyed writing that last sentence.) Jacob sneaks up on him and gets his magic dagger.

Alpert tells Jacob that the man-in-black told him that they are in Hell. Jacob then tries to prove to Alpert that he is dead by almost drowning him four times. This is obviously Jacob baptizing Alpert. This makes Alpert change his mind.

Jacob says that no-one goes into his foot-statue unless he invites them. He says he is not the devil, but isn’t that just what the devil would say? He says that he brought the ship to the island. He uses a bottle of wine to describe the island. The wine represents evil and the cork on the bottle is the island.

It keeps evil from spreading and keeping it where it belongs. He says that the man-in-black (Who we still don’t have a real name for after being in the last ten episodes, unfortunately.) believes that evil in human nature and Jacob brings people to the island to prove him wrong. He then starts to sound a lot like God, he says that people’s pasts don’t matter when they come to the island. Which is similar to how God forgives people of their pasts. He says that it is meaningless if he tells the people to do anything and that it defeats the purpose. Alpert says that the man in black (satan)  has no problem with stepping in. Jacob (God) says that Alpert can be his go-between (Jesus). Alpert certainly has the Jesus look in this episode. Alpert asks Jacob to bring his wife back and he says he can’t. So, he asks Jacob to forgive his sins and I thought for sure since Jacob seems like God in this scenario, he would, but he didn’t. Then he says he wants to live forever. And that is the story of how Richard Alpert became ageless, boys and girls. He is still alive to this very day.

Alpert returns to the man in black and he gives him a white rock from Jacob. This must be the same one from the caves in “The Substitute”. The man in black says, “You let him talk to you, didn’t you?” He says that if Alpert goes with Jacob, he will never be with his wife again. He says he understands that Jacob can be convincing and he tells that his offer stands no matter what. He gives Alpert his wife’s necklace which he buries under a bench.

Then we see the older Alpert, or I guess I should say the more experienced Alpert. The one that is in the storyline that we perceive to be the “main” storyline, you know what I mean. He digs up the necklace that he just buried hundreds of years ago. He says that he changed his mind and asks if the offer still stands.

Hurley comes out of the jungle and says that Isabella sent him. He says that she is standing right next to him and they have a strange moment together that is quite touching, but he can’t see her. It’s sad. She keeps coming back, and she finally leaves. She says they are always together. 😥

Hurley says that Isabella said that Alpert has to stop the man in black from leaving the island, because if he doesn’t they will “all go to Hell.” So, let me sum up what has happened in this episode: Alpert believes the man in black when he says that the island is Hell, then he changes his mind and believes Jacob who says that the man in black is evil and trying to prove that everyone is evil, the Alpert believes that Jacob was wrong so he decides to go back to the man in black’s side and now his wife’s ghost is telling him that everyone will go to Hell if they follow the man in black. What a roller coaster!

But, there is one scene left after we see FLocke standing a distance away from Hurley and Alpert.

It’s another man in black / Jacob discussion like the opening of the season 5 finale. The man in black says that he wants to kill him to get off the island. Jacob says that he will be replaced by someone. And the man in black says he will kill them too. Jacob hands the man in black the bottle of wine “to pass the time.” Jacob leaves the man in black alone so he can smash the bottle, letting the evil spread freely.

Amazing episode!!!

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.

23 Unanswered Lost Questions That I Want Answered

23. Will we ever get to see the volcano on the island?

22. Will we find anything out about the Hurley bird?

21. Why did the flight-attendant, Cindy, join the others back in season two?.

20. What is the story of the Black Rock? How did it get to be in the middle of the jungle?

19. What are the whispers?

18. How does the island heal?

17. Why do babies die on the island?

16. Do the numbers have any significance?

15. What causes the sickness on the island? Is it real?

14. Will we get to see Annie, Ben’s girl, again?

13. What does Jacob’s touch do? In the season five finale we saw Jacob visit and touch Hurley, Jack, Kate, Sun, Jin, Sawyer, Sayid, and Locke

12.  Why did Jacob request Ilana’s help? What are the motives behind Ilana and Bram’s group?

11. Who were shooting at the Losties that were being chased by the outrigger canoes? I thought for sure it would be some of the passengers from Ajira flight 316.

10. What is Frank a candidate for? In the season five finale Frank wakes up to hear Ilana and Bram discussing whether or not Frank is a “candidate” for something.

9. Why is Walt special? I fear that this question may not be answered.

8. What is the smoke monster? People have been asking this since the first episode. Well, they were just asking “What is making those weird noises in the jungle and killing all of those trees?” but, we have learned a lot about it recently like that Ben can summon it.

7. Will we find out who Adam and Eve were? Rose and Bernard seems most likely. Ji-Yeon and Aaron from the future is an interesting idea.

6. What happened to Claire? Claire got all freaky back in season four and then disappeared with Christian Shepherd. I think she died in that explosion at the barracks and became a ghost-person like Christian

5. What happened to Christian Shepard? Is he dead? Is the new John Locke like the Christian Shepherd on the island? And is Claire the same way?

4. What is with Ricard Alpert? Why doesn’t he age? What is his role on the island? Did he actually work for Jacob?

3. What does Jacob mean when he says “They’re coming”?

2. What are the results of the events that took place in the season 5 finale? Will Jack’s plan to restart time work? Is Jacob dead now? Is anyone dead now? Will this cause a parallel dimension?

1. Who are Jacob and the man in black? How and why do they bring people to the island? Why doesn’t Jacob like technology? Is that true? Because Ben said it. What are they? Are they gods? What is the man in black’s loophole?

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