A Sayid centric episode this time. Actually it couldn’t have been more Sayid centric if it wanted to. The episode fills most of the gaps of his story. What happened to him once he got back from the island and how he got back again. All the flashbacks didn’t make it a very fluent episode, it felt more like a bunch of outtakes stitched together, but it had some nice and interesting moments nevertheless.
A twelve year old Ben Linus brought me a chicken sandwhich !
How do you think I am doing ?
What we learned this episode:
- Sayid has always been a remorseless killer (or at least that’s what I got from the silly ‘chicken scene’).
- Sayid was dragged back to the island by someone who works for someone else (Widmore ? Ben via a proxy ?) and was miraculously on the plain that crashed on their way to Guam
- Ben used lies and more lies about Locke’s death in order to get a grip on Sayid again.
- The people Sayid has been killing were working for Widmore and Ben claims they were a threat to ‘Sayid’s friends’
Those are the main points I can think off while writing this.
Does anyone actually believe Ben is dead ? We all know by now that the island doesn’t let people die when their time isn’t up yet. I am more interested at the moment what exactly Ben’s plan / agenda is. He seems to be working on his own now (or he might think for the island), but I have no idea what it is that he is up to. That’s puzzling me at the moment ;).
What’s Alan Watching ?
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An enjoyable episode again, it continued where LaFleur ended. We swap back and forth between the ’77 crew and the plane crashers (this is getting confusing).
Lapidas: This guy is dangerous ! That boat I came in on, was filled with commandos just to kill him !
Ben: And how did that work out for everyone ?
Kate coming back to the island must make Juliet feel uncomfortable, and I guess that’s why she is initially off the list of new recruits, but I guess she changes her mind and some to the rescue in the end.
Seeing young Ben and baby Ethan was funny, though to be expected. Young Ben already seems to be eager to know about the Hostiles. We’ll see what plan Sawyer has to break out Sayid.
Only thing that was odd was Sun not going back to ‘77. I guess she wasn’t meant to be back on the island. Jin gets all upset and gives away his cover (or at least makes him very suspicious) by frantically go search for the plane, which of course didn’t crash in his timeline. I loved the picture of the class of ‘77 being shown to Sun by Christian Shephard. It was scary seeing him appear in the abandoned Darhma village. Wonder what the journey will be he is referring to, I am sure we’ll see in the upcoming episodes !
What’s Alan watching
Posted a review of this soon te be released Dylan documentary on my Dylan site. I don’t follow Dylan that closely as I once used to, but this one is very interesting.
Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson’s Incredible Journey
This week’s episode of Lost was very enjoyable. Nothing out of the ordinary, nothing mind numbing, just a nice story ! As Ryan of the transmission put it:
Tonight we get an episode that not only spans three years, but jumps back and forth relentlessly. It played games with our expectations, and it gave us even more new characters. But somehow it worked. It had heart. It had velocity.
To be honest I don’t have much to add to that, there aren’t that many questions or answers in this one. We just got to see how our islanders became a member of Dharma around 1974, and then spend 3 years waiting for Jack and the others to come back. I wonder how and when they will get back to ‘our time’ or Locke’s time again though, I assume we will learn in the latter parts of this season ? We get a two week break now, but no major cliffhanger this time. Definately looking forward to the rest of the season !