just before the last scene i was about to come on here and moan my *** off in disapointment than Henry wasnt an other or whatever,. i was sure the balloon was planted. but then, what an ending!!
made up for the Locke flashback, which just fizzled out at the end. yeah i was expecting to find out how he was in a wheelchair, but i couldve lived with something better than Helen showing up like...anyway....small gripe, im gonna ignore it because the episode still beats most of this season.
and Jack and Sawyer playing poker was brilliant. pretty funny nod to the poker trend at the moment.
I would probably give it 8/10 but can't vote one of their best so went for above average. Some of the island stuff was astounding like the stuff on the door and the parachute. I really can't help being let down by the fact we still don't know how Locke lost the use of his legs. They are seriously dragging that one out on a par with Jack's tattoos. The flashbacks were okay but didn't really have any relevance to the island story. For example when Locke had his legs trapped under the door that was the perfect excuse to reveal how he had his legs lost in the first place but no..
I am really looking forward to Hurley's ep next week though. It looks a monster from the previews.
I LOVED it! Man, when the doors came down, then the light, then that blue map-whatever came up .... that was downright astonishing & wonderful & I'm glad I stuck with it. I was doing a little whinging about reruns etc. & almost gave it up in favor of waiting for the DVD.
Helen? You betcha she walked. After all they'd been through, and he lied right to her face, looking right into her eyes ... she could never trust him again.
Henry? He creeped me out, and then it seemed like maybe he wasn't the freaky creepy guy I thought he was, and then ... DA DA DA DUM ... HE REALLY IS A FREAKY CREEPY GUY! Sayid's face was priceless as he led up to that denoument (is that how it's spelled?)
Just the whole thing, it is exactly what I love about LOST. someone further up the line said something about answering a big question with more questions. So perfect -- a hatch here, a hatch there, and then suddenly -- fabulous.
I just wish that last night the INHD channel had not gone on the blink, but I DVR'd the regular channel so at least I got it (yes I record both the broadcast channel and the HD channel)
It was a great episode, but I'm waiting to find out how Locke got into the wheelchair. Since he is my favorite character, I will definitely vote that the best episode of the season. Actually it was a fantastic episode. When he was staring at the map, my whole body had chills. Terry has such an expressive face and it scares the crap out of you. You want to see what he's looking at like now, remember when he saw the smoke, you were like, what what, what's he see?
It was a great episode, but I'm waiting to find out how Locke got into the wheelchair. ?
I know.....he moves his obsessive stalking behavior fromhis father to Helen...finally out of frustration she runs him down!!
Naw! I like Locke but have a difficult time understanding why so many people think that Helen was out of line in dumping him--if that were you and your man lied to you--consistently, had an obsessive stalking streak, stood by and lied as two thugs put the far of God in you and then waited until you caught him in the most gigantic lie to ask you to marry him, you would say no--and you would tell your best friend to say no too!!!!
The flashbacks were okay but didn't really have any relevance to the island story.
I believe the relevance has to do with Locke ultimately trusting Henry. By showing in the FB that he had been deceived and left by his father, then left by Helen, we were given some insight as to why he might be shaky in the trust department. Henry proved himself worthy of Locke's trust by (supposedly) doing as Locke asked - inputting the numbers - and not escaping when he had the chance. Henry didn't "leave" him. This scene came on the heels of the dad/Helen scene of being left.
This scene may be also setting the stage for Locke defending and protecting Henry even with the new knowledge that he is not the real Henry Gale. Personally, I think Henry is there to find others who can be trusted and worthy of protection from whatever evil is on the island. Locke is a perfect candidate.