But, wait, I still have questions …
Why didn’t Mr. Eko join the reunion party in the church? [And there were others missing, too.]
And why can’t we learn more about Eloise?
What was the leadership combination of Hurley and Ben like on the island?
How/when does Hurley die? And Kate?
I was happy to see Rose and Bernard — and Vincent! — during the episode. They were happily living their live in who knows when. And then there was Shannon’s reunion with Sayid and Juliet’s with Sawyer. Both were sweet, and worth waiting for.
The irony of Jack trying to save Locke in the flash-sideways and trying to kill Fake Locke on the island was good tension.
The best line of the night: “I don’t believe in a lot of things, but I believe in duct tape.” Nice, Miles.
Shannon and Sayid. Kate and Claire. Kate and Jack. Juliet and Sawyer. Clarie and Charlie. Charlotte and Daniel. When they are with the people they are supposed to be with in the flash-sideways their souls find peace. Meanwhile, what happened on the island happened.
And they don’t get it until they’re ready. Ready to move on. Like the flash-sideways were purgatory moments of waiting … and deciding. [I did like learning Juliet was David’s mom in the flash-sideways, as I suspected. And I loved the parallels between the realities with the candy bar at the vending machine and Clarie giving birth to Aaron with Kate by her side.]
“There is no now here. … This is the place you all made together so you could find one another. … Nobody does it alone, Jack.” Thanks, Christian Shepherd for that explanation. Sort of.
Were you satisfied? What did you like learning? What do you still want to know?