This ep has a fantastic beginning. I love the 50s.
I also love Emily.
Prediction: this is all set on the Island.
Nope! Unless they have cars
I’m rewinding it just to watch that beginning again.
Top notch acting:
I’m preemptively giving Emily Most Likeable.
So Emily is obviously going to be someone’s mother.
Not Jack’s, we just had a Jack episode.
Yup! I am rewarding myself with some delicious toast for guessing that one.
Also, I’m hungry.
Mm, peanut butter and honey on toast.
While making it, was thinking: do we know anything about Jack’s mum?
If so, I’ve forgotten!
Characters we’ve met both parents of:
Sawyer (close enough, anyway),
That’s all that I can think of.
Characters we’ve met one parent of:
Shannon, Boom (step-mum, anyway),
(Major) Characters we’ve not met either parent of:
Rose (for a given definition of “Major”)
Okay, back to it.
Locke, Hurley and Ben are all following each other to nowhere.
Oh! The boat!
Haven’t seen the boat in a while.
Best thing about being Michael is that you’d have absolutely nothing to lose.
Let’s face it, you were suicidal anyway.
Not sure why that was in second person.
Hopefully you, reader, aren’t suicidal.
New character? Hallucination?
“Horace”. Maybe this is Jacob.
Nope! He’s a dead guy, it seems.
Locke just had a dream to tell him where to go next.
See what I mean about the Island having a good sense of narrative?
Patrick, intriguing Other, was around when Locke was a new-born.
Still looking the exact same age.
Obvious prediction: He’s Jacob.
I like these flashbacks because they go back a full 40+ years.
Much better than your standard flashbacks.
Patrick is calling himself Richard, and tying Locke into the Island even more. (sort of ensuring his survival)
As a kid, Locke didn’t talk much, but he did draw smoke that killed people.
The drawing of the smoke didn’t kill people.
He drew people-killing smoke, that’s what I’m trying to say.
He drew smoke which was (in the drawing) killing people.
This is comic the comic that Walt reads in season 1.
It seems that the Boat o’ People are Dharma!
The protocol has the Dharma logo on it.
This helps confirm my theory that Dharma is Whitmore’s.
So Benry is consciously aware of his manipulative ways.
It’s a trait he admires in others.
He fully deserves his award.
Teenaged Locke was just as awesome as present-day Locke.
His science teacher sucked though. “You can’t be anything but a loser.”
This is from a teacher of science.
What the hell, educator?
I’m sorry Desmond, but Penny vs Benry?
My money’s going to be on Benry every time.
Of course, there’s always subversions to consider…
At this point, I seriously have no clue what’s going on with the Island.
I can’t even make predictions, I’m that baffled.
We’re not seeing the face of the guy pushing Locke’s wheelchair.
Cinematic choice, or setting up for a reveal?
Yup, reveal! It’s Oceanic man.
So this episode is actually revealing quite a lot.
1) Locke has been tied to the Island all his life.
2) He was set up to go on Oceanic.
It doesn’t look like Benry was responsible for (perhaps even aware of) the crash being deliberately orchestrated.
Was Jacob? The Island?
-Scary Oceanic Man is Jacob.
I prefer Patrick being Jacob (we’ve already heard him under two names) but Oceanic man is something.
Meanwhile, on the boat, Aussie captain and the doctor just died.
I cannot deny it, I’m loving this season.
Slow start, then got gooood.
Phew. Thought the copeter taking off was going to be a deepy unsatisfying episode end, but it was just an ad break.
Now that we know about the time dilations, the Pearl (Dharma) makes a bit more sense now.
“Mark down the exact time they do everything” etc.
Locke’s going into the cabin.
Narrative structure strongly suggests that Jacob is Oceanic Man; we’ve just had the “You owe me a favour” setup.
Wooo!!! Jack’s Dad! Workin’ for Jacob!
It’s all tying together now!
Maybe Jacob’s like The First Evil from Buffy; he can control only the dead.
Hey, Claire. I’d forgotten about her.
Jack’s Dad is being annoyingly cryptic.
Also stupidly vague.
“Destiny, chosen, supposed to be here” etc
Hurley just shared his chocolate bar with Benry.
He can have Most Likeable just for that.
Jack’s Dad’s getting Least.
HA! Great episode end! “He wants us to move the Island.”
Patrick can have Most Intruiging.
(reading my notes) Richard Alpert has always gone by that name. Not sure where you got Patrick from.
Hmmm. Neither am I now.
Righto, last disc is go.
Disc menu is the Lostbusters chatting, while Bernard walks Vincent past.
No “previously on”.
Episode opens on “Miss Becket” and a plane carrying…
Hurley and Jack?
Hang on, I don’t remember how they got here.
Oh! That’s the point.
This is the Oceanic 6 being dropped off.
Jack, Hurley, Sayid, Sun, Kate, Turnip-head Ulrich.
I wonder how much warning they had that the episode number was being cut down from 22+ to 15(ish).
This seems sudden, but maybe it’s supposed to.
First time we’ve seen Jack’s mother?
Also: they never dealt with bearded-Jack’s “Go look at my father, tell me how drunk he is.” in the future-flashback.
Maybe just a reference to the fact he’s dead.
People on the Island connected to immense wealth:
-Hurley (won lotto)
-Desmond (Penny’s Dad)
-Sun (her Dad)
-Benry (somehow wealthy)
Crap. Don’t remember – did Claire die?
I remember her house being blown up, but…oh that’s right!
She walked off to hang out with her Dad.
I think Sawyer just nicknamed Subtopia “New Weirdland” or something similar.
Meanwhile, Jack’s being more of a try-hard hero than usual.
So far Jack’s getting Least Likeable.
“Don’t walk into the jungle, you’ve just had an operation.”
“Have a rest dude!”
“Flight two-two is off to Honolulu!” (The Avalanches!)
Sayid’s soon-to-be-late wife is pretty fine.
So, looking at this structurally, the last ep of the season will either be them leaving or them definitively deciding to come back to the Island.
My prediction: both.
Meanwhile, we’re dealing with moving the Island.
lol Hurley likes food lol it’s funny because he’s fat hur hur hur
I like it better when Benry tells people lies than when he refuses to answer questions.
Meanwhile, Faraday is putting people in the raft…
…but not Sayid.
I thought this was going to explain why HE stayed, but Sun’s getting on the…nope!
They’re all refusing to go!
Wait, now I’m confused. Aaron (looking way too old) and Sun are on the raft, going to the boat.
I suppose we’ve got another 2 eps to explain what’s happening.
Sun’s father: “How is the pregnancy” – new contender for clunkiest line of dialogue on Lost.
Totally bought out her Dad’s company.
Keep on kickin’ arse, Sun.
Hurley found a coconut in his mansion. (which…he kept?)
Is the coconut meant to be a sign?
He didn’t have many coconuts on the Island…
Hurley: “Wow! You guys are here!” – also clunky.
(he’s not meant to be angry or annoyed, just meant to be a point-of-fact.)
OH! Awesome!!! Speedo is exactly on the numbers – 4 8 15 etc etc. (I can never remember the numbers.)
I want more on Number Fever, damn it!
lol! Benry: “I wasn’t being entirely truthful.”
King of understatement.
So either Sun has to return to the Island with Turnip-head Ulrich and without Jin, or a LOT more stuff is about to go down…
Benjamin Linus is in my top 10 TV characters of all time.
Other contenders from Lost: Mr Locke, Mr Eko.
Tuned out of the eulogy thinking about structure.
Hope it wasn’t anything interesting.
Claire’s Mum introducing herself to Jack!
Claire’s Mum’s accent is slightly ridiculous.
Is that really what we sound like?
Or is hers genuinely ridiculous?
I really want Kate to go out to Australia and find Ray.
Won’t predict it, because there’s no way it’ll happen this season.
PATRICK!!! (or Richard – I can’t remember.)
Awesome! I’d actually completely forgotten about the other Others.
Normally an elongated high note like that ends with someone being punched or knocked out.
Nope. That time, just ended with a cut to Benry.
Benry’s eyes make him look a bit reptilian.
They’re very slightly too large for his head.
I’m thoroughly enjoying this episode, by the way.
Looks like it’s about to end on a cliffhanger.
So darned intrigued!
Speaking of which, awards:
Least Likeable: Jack.
Most Likeable: …Sayid? Just for being Sayid!
Most Intriguing: still Benry. Ah crap, I can’t do that, can I? Okay then…Patrick/Richard.
Previously on Lost: finding the explosives on the boat, exposition about moving the Island, Benry telling Locke what to do.
I think that this is the last episode of the season, not the second-last.
Oh wow, previously on is still going. Stretching back to the end of season 3.
This is a LOT of previously-on.
Looks like my “both leaving and deciding to go back” prediction is spot on, if this is the final.
Who the crap is Jeremy Bentham?
Why did Jack and Kate break up?
I genuinely…oh that’s right, he thought she was cheating on him.
For absolutely no reason.
Ha! Sawyer just nicknamed Jack “Sundance”.
That doesn’t bode well. 😛
Characters in order of strongest links to the Island itself:
-Locke (all his life it seems)
-Eko (him + his brother)
So the boat’s explosions seem to be different to the explosives that Michael had.
There are a danged lot of explosives on this boat.
They’ve introduced a lot of explosives, obvious prediction: shit’s going to get blown up before the end of the episode.
Prediction: Benry knows that the Island won’t let him die.
That’s how he manages to pull off all these ridiculous stunts.
-Benry frickin’ kills all these people before the episode ends.
Shit is going DOWN.
One marine guy dead! Not by Ben directly, but close enough.
Also, more Others-whispering. Haven’t heard that in a while.
CRAP! Disc has frozen up! Crap crap crap crap!
Right in the middle of an action scene!
…wait, no? It’s back! It’s all cool!
It’s skipping again!
Also, why is Kate returning to help Benry?
What the crap is her motivation there?
Sayid/Marine fight! SHIT IS GOING DOWN
Honestly, wasn’t really expecting Sayid to die.
Since, you know, it’s guaranteed that he survives.
Holy crapadoo. Walt got oooold.
In…well, yeah, 2-3 years. Suppose it adds up.
Walt was a cute kid, but not a particularly attractive teenager.
Not unattractive either, just sort of…sneh.
Everyone is talking about this Jeremy Benthal guy!
Who the crap is Jeremy Benthal?
Scary Black Oceanic Dude?
Hurley: “Jack and Locke are talking about leader stuff.”
Sawyer was the best at being the leader.
He was a great leader, for all of the 10 minutes he got to be leader.
I don’t like Locke’s weird beardy-thing.
It makes him look sort of ugly.
Doesn’t work for him.
Why is the Island sentient?
Will we get an explanation, or is it just a given?
It’s got to be somehow related to the four-toed statue.
Least likely allies on the Island (that ended up being allies):
-Benry/any of the people who he’s allied with, actually
This doesn’t feel like a season finale.
I get the impression there’ll be one more.
Although it’s so damned hard to tell with Lost.
Faraday’s character has been worth it this season, but the others…
Charlotte, the psychic…not really.
Maybe next season they’ll pay off.
lol! Locke: “Is this the magic box?”
He’s so naive. It’s adorable.
Meanwhile, I’ve loved each and every Dharma station they’ve found.
Housemate just asked me who I thought was in the coffin.
Guessed Benry, then realised how silly that was.
The Asian doctor? I have no idea.
Another Dharma tape!
I also love love love the Dharma tapes.
This one is particularly amusing.
“Was he talking about what I thought he was talking about?”
“If you mean time-travelling bunnies, then yes.”
Holy crap, they’re not going to move the Island in space…they’re going to move it in time! (prediction/theory)
Still nothing even resembling a hint of an explanation of what the fuck the numbers are all about.
If this is the finale, I’m going to find it just as frustrating as I’ve found every season finale so far.
Which is pretty freaking frustrating
It’s the wrong six, Gromit, the wrong six!
Sawyer shouldn’t be in the copeter (and wasn’t he all “Hey the Island rocks let’s stay here” a few episodes ago) and where’s Sun/Turnip-head?
And that’s how it ends.
There is no season 5.
Oh god, it would be like A Series of Unfortunate Events all over again.
That fuel level is dropping fast!
Oh crap! A leak!
SO MUCH IS HAPPENING.
It feels like a season finale in that regard!
Sawyer is whispering to Kate.
Stuff about finding his daughter? Now he has kissed her.
Sawyer/Kate kisses are the most common Island kiss.
I sort of want to jump out of a helicopter into the ocean now.
That’s a safe thing to do, right?
The Island shifting through time really nicely explains how Patrick/Richard (we heard it earlier but I still don’t recall) never aged.
Oh noes! Marine guy who we thought was dead isn’t actually dead.
Why didn’t they kill him a little bit harder?
Marine guy sort of reminds me of Christopher Walken. Something about his eyes/delivery.
Sayid is so hot.
…yeah, I gotta admit he is. He’s a bad-ass as well.
I have no idea who the crap Bentham is.
Great dialogue so far in this ep. Like 6 quoteable bits so far, and we’ve not even hit the opening title.
Hurley has been playing chess against Eko.
Why couldn’t we see him? I love Eko oh so much.
Predictions! In this ep we will:
-see something blow up
-activate the “box”
-see something explode
-find out who Bentham is
-see them get off the Island
-see them decide to come back
-be enormously frustrated
Jin is being super self-sacrificing.
I predict that he won’t die.
Should make a definitive guess who Bentham is, but I’ve genuinely no idea.
The science of the gas stopping the bomb from exploding is sound.
(My housemate is a scientist!)
Okay, definitive prediction: Bentham is…yeah, I’ve got no idea.
Will stick with my original guess of Benry, despite the fact it’s not.
Boat just exploded!!!
Also, Michael heard whispers, saw Jack’s Dad.
Michael + Jin dead??
Is that Penny’s Dad?
No, doesn’t look like…oh, it is!
He looks strange. Weirdy beardy thing.
Sun’s become a bad-ass.
Confronting Penny’s Dad, giving out her business card.
Meanwhile, in the past: rule of TV deaths applies here…
Rule of Lost TV death…even if we see the body, the actor can still get regular work on the show.
Sometimes MORE work.
Magic Box just exploded.
Meanwhile, on the beach, Sawyer is all topless and hot.
Who is he, Captain Kirk?
So they can see the boat-smoke, but not the helicopter?
Meanwhile, in the hatch, Benry is back to not telling Locke stuff.
Benry: “Whoever blows up the Island can never come back.”
Hmmm, maybe Benry is Bentham after all. Maybe I secretly rock pretty hard.
(when it comes to predictions, that is)
Okay, no way they’re writing out Benry.
No writer in his right mind would ever write out a character as awesome as Benry.
Although these are the same writers as the ones who wrote out Eko…
Benry is crawling through a cave.
Recognise his outfit?
Looks like Island has a Saharan teleporter after all!
Thought that ad break was an episode end. Almost had a fit.
It wasn’t! Hoorah!
Is the Island some kind of alien spaceship?
Turning that wheel apparently makes the sound of a didgeridoo.
Turning the wheel has the same special effect as the Hatchsplosion did.
Oh no! Not Desmond! I quite liked Desmond. 🙁
Oh good. He’s much more alive than I expected.
I still think that the Island (like the bunnies) went forwards in time.
So, Claire is in the future.
This episode’s going to end any second now, with a frustratingly low number of explanations.
Oh boo. It was all a dream.
Another boat has found the raft.
Let’s hope it works out better than the first time you met a boat.
Hopefully this one’s not full of pirates!
This season has had very few pointless flashback episodes.
Admittedly, shorter season – less filler required.
Penelope! Penelope and the Russian Eskimos!
I feel that this season has had the least new information revealed.
All we’ve really learned is more about Penny’s Dad, time travel, and Benry’s past.
Getting pretty close to the end of the season, still haven’t had the future-characters definitively decide to return to the Island. 🙁
This feels like a looong episode. Extended ep?
Is this episode goodbye to Jin, Michael, Desmond, Penny, Benry?
That seems unlikely.
Okay, the big reveal! Who’s in the coffin?
My money’s on either Benry or the pilot who got them off the Island. Literally no idea who else.
Jack just broke a handle off with a rock. One of the many useful tricks he learned fromt his time on theIsland!
Right, so not Benry.
Oh no! Locke!! (prediction)
[[Running Tally: All seasons]]
“The Locke Award” (previously on 7 “Most likeables”)
“The Locke Award” (awarded before he even won any “Most likeables”)
“The Benry Award” (awarded when he’d won 9 “Most Intriguings”. I then forgot about the award, and gave him one more.)
So this season, Jack was apparently the least likeable, but most everyone else was pretty even.