Well, the end has come. And, actually, it’s the beginning. Eight long Lost-less months stretch out before us, and that’s a long time to wait!
I think Therese from Tubular (see my blogroll for some other cool Lost stuff) will be posting weekly recaps of Season Two’s episodes. (Check out her archives for the recaps of Season One.) What’s cool about these recaps, is she reviews them knowing what we know now in the show. I’m so curious to see how we’ll see things looking back through those 20/20 hindsight lenses. I mean, remember way back when we had no idea that time-travel was even a possibility on the show? A second look at those previous shows will be very interesting!)
So, where to begin? As always, I won’t recap this show. Others do that very well. I will, however, use this as my crazy scientist-like notebook for scribbling notes to my future self.
And, you all know the drill. If you don’t want to know what happened in last night’s episode, don’t read this.
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Obligatory Spoiler Alert Complete!
Wow. I’m still reeling. WE FINALLY KNOW WHO IS IN THE COFFIN. Yes! From the very first time we saw the coffin, I was curious. Is it Ben? Is it Locke? Is it Michael? Is it someone we haven’t met yet? Are they going to keep us in suspense forever? Then, right as we were getting to the end of this episode, I was practically shouting “It’s BEN! Ohmygosh, I just know it’s BEN!” at the screen…right up until he startled Jack. Even then I wasn’t convinced that it wasn’t going to be Ben’s body in the coffin. I’m SO GLAD we find out who it is. Now, the question, is how did HE get off the island??
Oh, there’s so much left of the story! I can’t wait!
I must say I was pleased to see that I was right in my thinking about Ben traveling to Tunisia from the Orchid station. I’m glad we got to see how he injured his arm. It’s a great twist that that is how he left the island and that he couldn’t return from that point.
I loved the fact that there were humorous lines sprinkled throughout the episode. My favorites include Ben’s line about the “time-traveling bunnies” and the fact that John didn’t know what Anthuriums looked like. (I’d actually said out loud during the last episode that it’s lucky Ben didn’t give me those instructions, because I had no idea what an Anthurium looked like! Ha!)
And, when Sayid crept into Hurley’s room, and Hurley was playing Chess, I said, “Well, there’s poor Hurley, playing Chess with Charlie…” Only we found out it was Mr. Eko! Ha!
When Sawyer jumped out of the helicopter, I looked at my hubby and said, “My boyfriend had better be a good swimmer, or I’m going to be very sad next season.” He scoffed. Imagine my delight when Sawyer swam up onto the beach. “Oh look! He lost his shirt. How awful…” I’m glad my hubby humors me.
Speaking of my hubby, he was the first to point out that shooting Keamy in his flack-jacket shouldn’t have killed him. So, neither of us was surprised when he stumbled down to the Orchid. He was, however, quite hung up on the fact that Keamy’s monitor was still working so far underground. I swear, he muttered for half an hour about how that was so unrealistic. Something about a signal underground, etc. When I asked him why time-traveling bunnies and humans, moving islands, and ghosts were okay, he rambled on and on about how fantasy things are fine, but unrealistic technological things bug him. Fair enough.
He was also irritated by the whole bomb sequence. We were confused as to why they just couldn’t pull all the wires out of the C-4 when the battery was frozen. I told him it was probably just a plot-point…I mean, if the bomb didn’t explode, how would the freighter blow up?
Speaking of which…poor Jin. I’d had a feeling that Sun’s tears at his grave were real, even if the dates on his tombstone weren’t.
And, Miles and what he “knows” just gets creepier and creepier. And, what did Charlotte mean about where she was born?
I was so glad to see Penny and Desmond reunited! But, when Jack warned Desmond about not letting them find him, I was wondering how difficult that would be with Widmore being Penny’s father. Wouldn’t they see each other at the wedding? Just kidding.
I was afraid that something horrible was going to happen to Frank Lapidus or Desmond, because we know who the Oceanic Six are.
Okay, this is an aside that I just have to share. This is so funny. I told my hubby I was putting this in the blog, because I just can’t pass this up. And, I’m not making fun of him, per se…it’s just that this pretty much sums up a majority of the conversations we have:
We’re watching the show, and we’re at the scene where the Oceanic Six are in the chopper with Frank and Desmond. I am really concerned for Desmond’s safety because anything is possible at this point. My hubby says, “Oh my gosh! The final one is Desmond!”
And, I was like, “What? No he’s not! We already know the six! And, he wasn’t on the plane!”
He said, “No! We don’t know the final one, and now we do! It’s Desmond!”
By this time, I’m really confused, so I pause the TV. Then, it hits me. “So, you’re saying Desmond is the final Cylon?”
“Yes!” he shouts…so happy that he’s figured it out. “Now we know the final one!”
The funniest thing about that? He was serious. He’d somehow slipped into Battlestar Gallactica mode and gotten the Oceanic Six mixed up with the Final Five Cylons.
After getting him back on track, he still thinks it would be an awesome twist. He, of course, thinks it would be great to mix Cylons in with whatever is going on with the island. Imagine how many twists and turns there would be then??
I guess you had to be there…or at least be a BSG fan to even understand why that conversation makes me laugh.
Okay, back to this show…
It looks like we have a lot to look forward to next season. What did Sawyer tell Kate before he kissed her and jumped into the ocean? (We know from the last episode that Kate was doing something for him. What is it?) Why does John seem to know more than he should, what with all his “you’re not supposed to do this and you’re not supposed to do that” stuff. How many times has this island moved? How did John get off the island? It’s interesting that Sun is working with Widmore now…or is she?
I do know one thing: if next season is anything like this one, it will be well worth the wait!