This blog post contains just some thoughts and questions after the first viewing. So many things happened in this long first episode of the final season, it’ll take a second viewing to get a better grasp on what’s going on !
As it now seems, the a-bomb did explode ? Juliette claimed it did. It did something, we now have an alternative, or a what if the plane didn’t crash timeline. I wasn’t too keen on this at first to be honest. But it seems to be very well done. Also at first glance nothing weird appears to be going on, but Desmond was a weird appearance and he also vanished into thin air ? Charlie swallowing his drugs was odd. In his flashback way back, he seemed to flush his drugs ? And Jack’s fathers body disappearing is of course quite weird too. I really liked the Locke / Jack scene. Locke seemed to be more at peace, did he, or did he not go on the walkabout ? And there is now a link to Jack in this reality. Will Jack operate on Locke ?
A lot of weird stuff happens on the beach, with dead Locke’s body on the beach. I really liked the little scene with Ben and the Monster (no need to start calling names !).
He was weak, and pathetic and irreparably broken. But despite all that there was something admirable about him. He was the only one of them who didn’t want to leave. The only one who realized how pitiful the life he’d leave behind actually was.
– The Monster on John Locke
I want to go home ! is the monster’s theme. He apparently did have some unresolved issues with Richard (Oh it’s you), as he promptly knocks him out when they meet again. Then drags him on his shoulders and they depart the beach. Why was he very disappointed though ? Because they choose Jacob’s side ?
Sawyer is very angry (and understandably so) as Juliette dies. We finally get to see the group that had the children we saw in season 2 or thereabouts ? A Japanese person and a hippie like guy are running the show here. They seem to be very interested in Hurley. At least we finally know what is in the guitar case.
Resurrecting Sayid was really odd. For some reason the ritual has to run as long as the hourglass dictates. He appears to be dead but then wakes up later. I immediately thought, is that Jacob somehow coming back to life ?
The others are getting ready for the attack by ‘them’ as Richard and the other people at the beach notice the flare in the sky…
As usual a lot of questions ;). I am sure not all will be answered, they’ll leave us hanging on some issues. But somehow the timelines will merge at a certain point and some sort of epic finale will come. Or maybe not ! A very enjoyable start of season six though.
One final thing: Terry O’Quinn did a wonderful job, playing angry guy in Locke’s body and the Locke guy on the plane.
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