But before we jump right in, if you haven’t watched the latest episode, you may want to stop reading. Until then, if you need us, we’ll be running through the jungle. Right, Miles?
Meanwhile, Desmond in flash-sideways is intense. And Ben seems to remember something from the island. But supposedly Desmond just wanted to help Locke to let go.
And then there was the Widmore/Linus reunion, which was intense in its own right, especially since Ben ends up ending Widmore. But are we really done with him? Seems like there is a little more of that story to be told …
Jacob! And Kate, Sawyer and Jack can see him too. Hurley, buddy, you’re not alone this time. Jacob even answers some questions! He wanted them to have a choice [free will, if you will …] about deciding to protect the island. He assumed Kate didn’t want the job since she became a mom. Yet, Sun wasn’t eliminated in Jacob’s mind, maybe because she was partnered with Jin.
Sawyer asks Jacob what gives him right to mess with their lives. Jacob has an answer! “You were all flawed. I chose you because you were like me. … You needed this place as much as it needed you.”
Jack wasted no time assuming responsibility of protecting the light. “This is why I am here. This is what I am supposed to do.” The responsibility was passed like a torch … er, a cup. [The communion symbolize continues for me!] Jacob tells Jack, “Drink this. … Now you are like me.”
The great lines abounded this week, maybe even more than usual. I guess those writers just wanted to show off before the show ended:
“I lived in these houses 30 years before you. Otherwise known as last week.” [Miles to Ben]
“We are very close to the end, Hugo.” Really? Thanks, Jacob.
“If you need us, we’ll be running through the jungle.” [Miles]
“We insist, even if we have to kidnap you.” Danielle Rousseau to Dr. Linus. Then Alex’s mom tells him: “You are the closest thing to a father she has ever had.” Oh, the irony.
“I think you are mistaking coincidence for fate.” Nice one, Jack.
And speaking of fate. Fake Locke wants to destroy the island. Not just leave it. We’ll see, there are only 2 1/2 hours left. I have no doubt we’ll be oohed and ahhed and surprised. And I’m still waiting to see if Juliet is David’s mom in the flash-sideways. Oh, and these flash-sideways, surely they’re going to make sense … soon.
What do you think? What do you want to know in these final 2 1/2 hours? What do you expect?