I would love to be able to write about Lost right after seeing it. But last night, I had to sleep on it. And still 10 hours later, I’m dumbfounded. So, let’s go by character here:
Ben: A Ben flashback–yahoo! The little boy who played him was superb. I think he looked just like him. But I did NOT like the Lost writers trying to make me feel sorry for him! (By the way, it didn’t work!) I knew he was a man under authority! Didn’t I tell you? More bonus points for me!! The thing that stuck out to me the most is not that he could talk and see invisible freaky Jacob, but that he met sexy-eyes as a child and then 15 years later masterminds genocide with him. That relationship is w-e-i-r-d.
Sexy-eyes: Oh, his real name is Richard. OK, so we have a role-reversal: Lostie (aka “Hostile”) becomes an Other. Very interesting. Not to mention the man never ages. And his cryptic comment to little Ben about being “patient”. His freak-o-meter just went up 100 points.
Kate: Can’t stand her.
Jackiet: (my new couple name for Jack & Juliet) Make me gag. If they could be anymore ethereal and perfect and all-knowing…ugh. I still don’t think they are trust-worthy. Jack, “I hadn’t decided what to do about it yet.” All-hail, King of the Island, Jack! GAG.
Locke: I. am. in. mourning. IT CANNOT BE SO. CANNOT BE SO. NOT SO. If they kill off John Locke who has a connection with the island, who loves the island, who remotely understands the island and I have to watch Jack & Juliet bat eyes at each other the rest of the season I won’t make it! I guess the messageboards are saying Locke could be related to somoene: Ben, Sawyer or Jacob even. I just don’t know what to say. I’m too sad.
Overall: The father theme is getting bigger. Not only do we have severe issues with our dad, now we have 4 people who have killed their dads (Kate’s step-dad, Sawyer’s mom’s lover, Locke’s dad, Ben’s dad). And I’ve always wondered about the Jacob/Benjamin biblical allusion. Jacob and Esau were twins. Benjamin is Jacob’s favored youngest son in the Bible. Hmmm…
UPDATE: Ok, I have one more new idea: Remember last week when Richard told Locke that Ben was a little off with the infertility stuff? Maybe it’s because Ben’s mom died giving birth to him. That’s why he’s so freaked about finding out how to save these women! He doesn’t want anyone to die like his mom did. I don’t know what that means, exactly, but it’s interesting to think about Ben’s motives.
Oh, but if you really want to be freaked out, here’s a still shot of the invisible Jacob. Yeah, I know, he’s not invisible.
I can’t believe I have to wait 7 days to find out if Locke is…gulp…dead.
What’s your big revelation after tonight? Or your big question? I’m dying to talk about this!
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