Welcome to my third “Lost” post as we countdown to the bittersweet finale of what’s the most intriguing show I’ve watched. And I’ve watched much TV …
Alright, folks, six episodes until the finale. Island-speak translation: Eight hours to learn if Fake Locke/Smoke Monster/Man in Black finds a way off the island; if Jin and Sun are reunited; if Clarie and Aaron are united; if Charlie is going to make an appearance; if Kate is ever going to choose a love of her life; what Charles Widmore really is about and whose side he’s really on; what’s gotten into [literally?] Sayid; and … well, lots more questions need answered in these coming eight hours.
Now, back to “The Package,” which aired tonight. If you haven’t watched, don’t read anymore, unless plot talk won’t bother you.
1. Jin and Sun aren’t married in the flash-sideways? [And later in the episode…] Oh, so, they weren’t supposed to be involved, according to her father. These flash-sideways are like a whole new show.
2. Sun tells Jin: “No one is watching us.” Um, actually, Sun, I am not so sure that is true. One of you is a candidate. That must mean something. To someone.
3. I watched an episode of “Party of Five” earlier today from 1994. Matthew Fox is the “leader” of the family of five kids on that drama. In some ways, he seems the same now … 16 years later. I am glad he managed a haircut in the last decade and a half.
4. Sun is running on the island from Locke and hopefully to Jin [although she just ends up back at the beach] and then in the flash-sideways she proposes running away with Jin.
5. Richard to the beach survivors: “Pack your bags; we’re leaving.” Right. Because decisions like that on the island are that simple.
6. The hotel bathroom. Room 23. The fridge. Poor Jin was locked [by emotional or physical force] in many small rooms. I did love Jin seeing his daughter for the first time … on a camera while he was in a room with Widmore.
7. Jin shot Mikhail [who was supposedly dead in the island world] in the right eye. In the past, he wore a patch over his right eye. See, these flash-sideways seem to be the present but with the past included and sometimes changed.
8. I liked Widmore’s description of the Smoke Monster, etc.: “That thing masquerading as John Locke.” Oh, and a bonus for you, while thinking about Widmore: Desmond! I guess maybe he’s his father-in-law’s secret weapon.
It’s your turn. What do you think? About tonight’s episode? About the show in general?