"Lost" blogger Luci Chavez weighs in on this week's episode.
Jack is acting strange and there's absolutely NO sexual tension fueling the Jack, Kate and Sawyer luuuv triangle. What the hell is going on?
Someone better dial up the 'shipper angst in these final four + two episodes or I'm going to go off. Kate and Jack. Sawyer and Kate. Jack and Sawyer. I don't care. Someone better start making eyes at someone and with a quickness!!!
An incredible episode. Sides still forming, evolving AND changing plus the reunion I'd been screaming for for months. Deep breaths. Deep breaths. May 24 is a month away. Deep breaths.
Island, Jungle. Night. Team Black Locke and Team (cough) Hurley. Black Locke sees Jack and wants a chat. Jack asks Hurley's permission to do it solo. "It's all you, dude." Jack takes the gun. Careful, Foxy. The dude just tossed Desmond into a well.
Jack makes small talk about how BL "looks just like him" which doesn't bother the good doctor as much as wondering just what the hell BL really is. So why Locke's body? "Because he was stupid enough to think he was on the island for a reason. And he pursued it until it killed him and you were nice enough to being the body back."
Who else have you looked like? (That's my BOY, right there, Foxy. Great question!!!!) BL dodges it. Jack asks an even better question and finds out, yes the smoke monster had inhabited his own father's body on the island way back when they first arrived. ZOINKS. Why? "You needed to find water. It may be hard to believe but I'm just trying to help."
DON'T CRY, JACK. BL says he's been trying to help Jack leave the island. "Jacob chose you. You were trapped before you even got here. Now Jacob is dead. You're not trapped. We can leave anytime." Well, not exactly. They all have to go together. Jack looks bemused. He thinks Locke was the only one who ever believed in this place. "Locke wasn't a believer. He was a sucker."
And then everyone sees why Foxy is the MAN on this show. Because right at this moment, he's looking at Bad Bad Leroy Brown like, #$%& you, man.
WITPDCAR (What If The Plane Didn't Crash Alternate Reality). Ambulance. Locke in distress. Ben is there. Locke finally spits his first name and tells Ben about Helen. "I was going to marry her." "You're still going to marry her." As Locke is being wheeled in, so is Sun with the gunshot wound. Sun sees Locke. She starts freaking out. "It's him! It's him! It's him!"
Island. Dark. BL beckons Clare out of the dark to meet her brother, Jack. Claire says she gave up on Jack during her three years with BL. "Now you're here. It's good to see you." Claire never had family so she's thankful that Jack has joined the BL crew. "Wait, I haven't actually decided yet." Claire's like yeah you have. "You decided the moment you let him talk to you like the rest of us. Whether you like it or not, you're with him now."
NOOOOOOOOOOO! That is 10 kinds of messed UP.
Island. Day. Sawyer's planning the escape to the submarine. Hurley's in. Kate's in. Sun's in after Kate explains. Hurley asks about Sayid. "He ain't invited. He's gone to the dark side." And God bless Hurley, who says, "But you can bring people over from the darkside. You know, like Anakin?" Claire, BL and Jack show up. Jack doesn't look at Kate. Usually that's all he does. Meanwhile, BL starts talking some mad BS.
WITPDCAR. LAPD. Sawyer offers Kate an apple. (Come on. You know the symbolism. Do I really have to explain it? Hot, though.) Then he looks at her rap sheet. He's kinda impressed by the first degree murder charge. He's called the feds. He thinks it's weird how they keep running into each other.
Kate wants to make a deal. She reminds James how he had a chance to turn her over at the airport and didn't. "I think you didn't say anything because you didn't want anyone to know you went to Australia." Miles breaks up the party with a multiple homicide (Keamy's work) and a GSW (Sun). Miles has video of Sayid leaving the scene.
Island. Day. Kate and Jack chat about how everything is different until they hear guns being cocked. Ruh roh. Widmore's peeps. They want Desmond back. Everyone cocks whatever gun they have. Zoe makes threats, then calls for a bomb. It goes off right behind BL's head. (Terry O'Quinn doesn't even flinch. THAT was awesome. Stone cold!)
Zoe says they have until nightfall to give Desmond back or else she brings the hammer. She leaves the walkie, which BL smashes as soon as she turns her back. "Well, here we go."
WITPDCAR. Claire. Adoption agency. Desmond shows up. Claire tells him he was right about baby being boy. Des tells her to get a lawyer. Claire says she's too poor. In the elevator, they're going to the same floor. Des convinces Claire to see the lawyer he knows on the 15th floor. Des is being kinda creepy. What's up with that, Brotha? The attorney is Ilana sans accent, who promptly looks creepily at Claire. Ilana says they've been looking for Claire. What the hey ... creep factor rising.
Island. Claire with bad hair. BL talking to everyone. Claire asks what's going on. And Hurley, FTW. "People are trying to kill us again." BL lays out the plan. Get to Hydra. Get on the plane. Leave. He tells Sawyer, "You go get the boat and meet us over yonder." ``````````````````````
Sawyer takes Kate. Sawyer whispers sweet nothings in Jack's ear about the "new plan." They (Sawyer, Kate, Sun, Lapidus, Jack, Hugo) are going to take the boat to Widmore and get on the submarine. What about Sayid and Claire? "Sayid is a zombie and Claire's nuts." How do we get away from BL? "You figure it out." (Yeah, Jack. Come on. Get resourceful again, bro! Man up!)
BL tells Sayid to kill Desmond. "Is that a problem, Sayid?" Sayid, still registering negative 15 on the caring-about-life meter, is like, "Whatever," and takes off.
Island. Well. Oh man, what god did I please? Sayid is wielding a gun! (Nice triceps, yo.) Desmond wants to know what BL offered Sayid to kill him. "He told me I'd get something back that I lost. The woman I loved." Des understands but questions whether BL can raise people from the dead. "I died and BL brought me back."
Desmond wants to know what Sayid plans to tell Nadia, about how he brought her to life. Hey, Sayid! Hello? my love! You can show an emotion anytime now!
WITPDCAR. Sayid tells Nadia he fixed the situation with Omar. (Omar's dead. Yeah, that's fixing it.) But he has to leave and never see Nadia again. Miles shows up at the door. Sayid runs. Sawyer trips Sayid out in the back yard with a garden hose and hauls Sayid to jail.
Island. Shore. Boat. Sawyer finally tells Kate the "ditch BL" plan. Kate wants to know why can't Claire come along. "The Clarie you came back for is gone." (Kate, don't be stupidly loyal. Claire is out there, like cuckoo. Give up the dream.) Sawyer and Kate then swim out to the boat.
Jungle, location 1. Jack rolls up on Claire. "Do you trust BL?" "He's the only one who didn't abandon me." BL talks to Sun, asking for Sayid. Sun asks about Jin. "I didn't do anything to Jin. Back off." BL doubles back to check for any stragglers and Jack gathers Frank, Sun and Hugo and bolts. Claire sees Jack abandoning her. Oh, this is bad.
Jungle, location 2. Jack and the gang are running for the boat. They get on but Claire has followed and she has a gun. SHOOT HER JACK! YOU HAVE A GUN. SHOOT HER. Kate tries to reason with Claire, which I'm convinced is impossible based on the hairstyle alone.
Kate explains why she raised Aaron and says she never should have. "I came back to get you to be with him. That's the only reason." Claire lowers the gun. Thank God. Kate takes the gun. Thank God. Claire says, "If he finds out we're gone, he's going to be mad."
WITPDCAR. Jack and David heading to a lawyer to hear reading of Grandpa Shep's will. Jack to David, "It's OK to be sad." David to Jack, "I'm sad for you, Dad." (Tears.) Surprise, surprise, the lawyer is Ilana. Claire is there. She tells Jack about Big Daddy Shep being her Big Daddy, too. Foxy would cry right here except the hospital calls him to come save Locke.
Island. Boat. Ahab at the wheel. Plan? Land on Hydra. Cuddle with Widmore. Get on the sub. Then force him, at gunpoint, to take us home. Good plan. Sawyer gives the wheel to Kate and goes to talk to Jack.
"Taking orders ain't your way, Jack." Jack has doubts. He says the last time he left the island it didn't feel right and it doesn't feel right this time either. "We were brought here because we have to do something. If that thing wants us to leave, maybe it's afraid of what will happen if we stay."
Sawyer tells Jack, "Get off my damn boat." What? "Either you're with us and you keep your crazy talk to yourself or you're going in the drink." "The island is not done with us." "Get off my boat." Jack says he's sorry he got Juliet killed then jumps overboard.
(Daaaaamn. No Kate, you calling him back isn't going to work, even if you're back to wearing no makeup. Did Jack just choose Sawyer for Kate? Jiminy Christmas.)
WITPDCAR. Hospital. Sun with Jin at her side. Sun's going to be OK. So is the baby. "it's over. We're going to be OK." Thank you God. Jin gets to be the daddy, now. There is good in the world.
Jack and David in another part of the hospital. "Good luck, Dad." Jack goes to fix Locke and learns the "victim" was already in a wheelchair. He's looking at the MRI and says, "I got this." (Yeeeesssss. Go Foxy, go.) Jack then realizes he knows Locke from the plane.
Island. Beach. Jack rolls up all wet and there's Black Locke. "Nice day for a swim." Jack confirms Sawyer took the boat.
Hydra. Beach. Widmore's people find Sawyer & Co. Kate and Claire drop their guns. There's Jin. Wait, Jin hasn't seen Sun! FINALLY. "Sun?" "Jin?" (Tears!) "I love you." "I love you, too." Everyone is speaking English. "I never stopped looking for you." "We'll never be apart again." (Sawyer looks so sad. He's thinking about Juliet.)
Zoe talks to Widmore on the walkie then proceeds to put a gun on Sawyer and everyone else, including Jin. What happened to the deal? "Deal's off." Sawyer looking perplexed. Zoe orders the bombs.
Island. Beach. Oh no, Jack. RUUUUUUUUUN! Bomb one. Foxy gets blown 10 feet in the air. DR. FEELGOOD DOWN. DR. FEELGOOD DOWN.
Bomb two. BL carries Foxy to safety? Maybe? Bomb three. BL to Jack. "You're going to be OK. You're with me now."