I gave this a 9. Really great. I loved how much screen time Jin received and his witnessing two key moments in Rousseau's story line. I'm sure we well see more of her at some point.
I love how the time jumps are in essence serving as a flashback of sorts for the island and its own history. Seeing smokey near the temple, the ancient well, and getting Charlotte's story were quite a treat. I was bummed Charlotte died but maybe we will see her character as a little girl down the road. Also, someone had to die from the flashes for it to truly be a deadly event
I am starting to think (and maybe it was obvious before) that Christian Shepard is the big bad. It seems like he was trying to get Locke off the island and to not be the new leader. I'm interested to see where this goes.
I've quite excited to see how the O6 make it back and the Jeremy Bentham storyline over the next couple weeks. It continues to be a great season and each week, I get more and more pumped!
Loved this episode. At first, I thought the Jin flashes were going to happen throughout most of the beginning, but luckily, the storytelling evened out. I am curious to know what "sickness" befell Danielle's friends because they all started turning on each other, and that's not something we've seen before.
I really enjoyed the reunion between Jin and Sawyer. That's why I love the character interactions between the 815 survivors. Those moments when they connect are so great. Both men were thrilled to see each other. I did enjoy Sawyer this episode, and I haven't enjoyed him in a while. There was a new emotion about him, and he was really upset to lose John. Jin is now the only other original 815 survivor left for him and vice versa. Jin's reaction to not bringing Sun back was deeply moving and noble. He would rather die than bring her back, even though it might save them all. Contrast that with Juliet's "thank you" to Locke for going for help. Neither was wrong in their feelings. It was just a nice juxtaposition.
Charlotte's conversation with Daniel was very interesting. She was part of the Dharma Initiative when she was a little girl, and she remembers a scary, crazy man whom she believes to be Daniel. Is this our first clue that Daniel might be Jacob?
That scene with Locke and Christian was full of nice tidbits too. When Christian told Locke "I told YOU to move the island," I realized that it was such a small little comment that, of course, in the Lost world is huge. Instantly realizing that by having Ben move the island, everything got twisted. This raises an even bigger question: Is Ben the really bad guy that we all suspect? I was wondering if Ben might be a on some side of good, but now I'm not so sure. Then again, is this Ghost Christian good or evil. I loved him telling Locke "Say hello to my son," and Locke disappeared before he could get an answer to his question "Who's your son?"
This leads us to the '06, which was also great and gave us more information to the story. Sayid and Kate bolted after learning that Ben and Jack were returning to the island, but I loved how Jack stuck it to Ben by siding with Sun for pulling that stunt with Aaron. THAT'S the Jack I love. Ben didn't like it, which made me happy. How cool was Desmond showing up? I wasn't expecting him to show up. Did Ben look surprised to hear that Eloise Hawking was Daniel's mother? I thought so. So apparently not all the '06 needs to go back. Eloise is going "to make do" with those she has, so that should be interesting.
I'm looking forward to Locke's arrival off island. I want to know the conversations he has with Jack and Ben, and I want to know where Eloise Hawkings fits in to all of it. They better get back to the island asap, since they've already lost Charlotte.
This was a very entertaining episode, and it had everything which makes this show so fantastic.
Loved seeing Jin alive and in action!! Especially loved the scene between he and Sawyer - talk about two characters who have come so far!! For them to be hugging and happy to see each other was just amazing!!
Interesting stuff with Smokey and the Temple and all the information Charlotte was sharing as she died.
Gave it a 9 after last week's 6. Overall a magnificent episode. Nothing game-changing, but it wrapped up the "flashes" storyline quite nicely. Last week I said stick to either the O6 or the Islanders for an ep at a time; tonight I have to say it all depends on the writing. It worked incredibly well, thanks to the fact that both groups had something to do with the other.
- Smokey the impressionist (nice French accent!)
- The Temple
The really good:
- Charlotte biting it (sorry! At least she finally had something worthwhile to say...)
- John being John
- Desmond's coming back, too!
The really, really, really good:
- Ben telling Sun (and us) that, even though he is a manipulative, lying SOB, he really does have good intentions and thinks he's doing the Losties a favor by bringing them back.
It was sooooo awesome!!!! I loved everything about it, even the boring O6 parts. I loved all the Jin stuff! I loved Sawyer's reaction to finding Jin! I loved seeing what really happend with Danielle (which was heart breaking)! I loved that Jin saved her in a way! It was all so good!
But my favorite part tonight was Locke! I've been on the fence about his character for a while now, but tonight my old fashioned, season one Locke love was resurrected!!!! I loved how willing he was to go out in a blaze of glory for his friends!!! It was so good! And Terry O'Quinn did a great job portraying him!!!