Wednesday, March 10, 2010
6.7 Dr. Linus
I thought this was an excellent episode, the best since LA X. There were a lot of reveals, well more confirmations of things Lost fans have suspected. Good episodes always go by quick.
I was starting to think the character of Benjamin Linus had fallen flat, but it seems he's being redeemed and made the right choices in both universes/time-lines.
Side-flash Ben was a good teacher that cared about his students and school. Loved seeing substitute Locke giving Ben ideas. I also like how Ben still had Alex in his life and chose her over power. They faked us out there for a second when he walked into the office. I think he could have still blackmailed the principal but for story's sake, I'll just believe it had to be a choice.
It was good seeing wrinkly Roger and how Ben was caring for him. Giving him oxygen instead of poison gas. It seemed like Roger and Ben had a good relationship in this time line and gasped when Roger said they did go to the Island. I wonder why/when they left.
Glad Richard made an appearance and I felt badly for his desperation. Jack was totally man of faith in the scene with the dynamite. Hurley was lolz "If you change your mind, I'll be like, a mile away". Richard all but flat out said that he came to the island on The Black Rock.
I love Miles' character. His "UhOh" when Elana said that Jacob was the closest thing to a father to her was pure snark! And the fact that they used Miles' power to bring back Nikki and Paulo and the diamonds was so satisfying!
Elana said there were 6 candidates left, Shepard, Reyes, Ford, Jarrah, and Kwon. Now Either Kwon is both Jin and Sun or Kate is still a candidate or someone else. Maybe Desmond? Maybe Frank? Elana did mention he could be one last season, and now they reiterated how he was destined to come to the island.
Richard revealed that being touched by Jacob makes you a candidate and candidates can't kill themselves. This was a light bulb moment for me. Micheal was once a candidate (Dawson was seen on the cave ceiling and crossed off) and the Island wouldn't let him kill himself till it was done with him on the freighter. Jack once almost jumped off a bridge and then was distracted by an accident. Even Locke wasn't able to hang himself. I love when Lost drops a little bit of info that sheds light on so much stuff that happened before.
We learned that NotLocke has taken his group to the Hydra and that he seems to be telling everyone what they want to hear. He just said to Sawyer a few episodes ago that it's just an Island, and it doesn't need protecting. And here he is telling Ben that he's the new Island protector.
Ben's scene with Elana was heartbreaking. How Micheal Emerson manages to play a weaselly murdering mastermind and still tug at your heartstrings is beyond me. I cried when he said "No one else will have me" and his look of utter disbelief when Elana replied "I'll have you". Again, a parallel to the sideways universe, Ben making the right choice. I felt bad for him being all left out on the beach.
The little reunion scene was like old times and garnered a few tears from me. I thought Ben and Richard might at least shake hands. They were left out. They need to give Sun a few lines besides "I need to find my husband" already.
The sub with Widmore wasn't a surprise for me. That's the last time I listen to Jay and Jack's "Next on Lost" segment. I'll also avoid looking at the credits in the beginning.
Posted by Mona Zenhom at 5:20 PM