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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lost: "What They Died For"

Well folks, what seemed like an eternity flew right by. And I'm not talking about Jack's faith. The finale is almost upon us. Come Sunday, millions of people will be glued to their TVs at parties, bedrooms, or living rooms watching the final episode of Lost. It's too close. But as for the penultimate episode of Lost, all I can say is: Oh. My. God. It was an incredible episode.

No matter what you thought of the flashsideways, you must admit it is pretty interesting right now. I still have no idea what the hell is going on, but I'm sure that we will find out on Sunday. But, it seems like all of the characters will meet up together at a concert. From there, I'm not sure what will happen.

Jack wakes up in the flashsideways and finds that peculiar cut he had on his neck in "LA X" still there. I currently have no theories on the cut, but it must have meaning. Anyway, he sits down to breakfast with David and Claire when he gets a call from someone stating they have found Christian. However, this is not true. Desmond is the one speaking to Jack. Why? TBD.

Locke returns to school, and is warmly greeted by students. However, Desmond is watching him again. This time Dr. Linus spots him, and threatens to call the police. Desmond then gets out of the car and punches Ben in the face. Ben has flashes of getting punched in the face in the original timeline, and is left confused after Desmond tells him he was trying to help Locke "let go". Later, as Ben is being treated by the nurse, Locke wheels in and questions Ben. Ben says he "saw something" as Locke's would-be-"Killer" beat him. Ben believes Des was telling the truth when he said he wanted to help Locke.

Meanwhile, at the LAPD, Desmond arrives and asks to speak to a detective because he is going to confess for Locke's hit and run. He is put in a holding cell alongside Sayid and Kate. Meanwhile, Miles tells Sawyer about Dr. Chang's benefit concert at the museum, but Sawyer passes when he finds out his blind date Charlotte will be there.

Back at the school, Dr. Linus is in a sling and can't drive. Alex Rousseau sees him, and comes running over. She invites him to come with her and her mother and stay for dinner. Danielle Rousseau then exits the car and says that she insits Ben stay home, "even if we have to kidnap you". (BTW, best line of the episode!"). At their house, Ben inquires about Alex's dad, only to find out he died when she was young. Danielle reveals that he is the closest thing to a father for Alex, and Ben is touched. He cries a little, too.

Locke then goes to see Jack. He tells him about all the "coincidences" that were happening-meeting people on the plane, being hit by someone who beat Ben, etc.- and believes this is happening for a reason and Jack is supposed tp fix him. Then Jack suggests he is mistaking coincidence for fate. Locke decides he is finally ready to get out of his wheelchair.

Finally, we end the flashsideways with the transport of Desmond, Kate, and Sayid to prison. Desmond reveals that he paid the officer off with help from Hugo, and if Kate and Sayid do one thing for him, he'll let them go. Kate and Sayid agree, and the officer, revealed to be Ana Lucia (!) lets them go in exchange for $125,000. Sayid goes with Hurley, and Kate goes with Des. He reveals that they're going to a concert.

Back on the Island, Jack fixes Kate's shoulder. They are still sad after the previous night's events. Kate decides they have to kill Flocke. Jack replies, "I know". Jack convinces everyone to go find Desmond in the well. If Flocke wants Desmond dead, then they are going to need him. Sawyer wonders why he didn't kill Desmond as they hike, to which Jack replies that maybe it's against the "rules". Sawyer then wonders if he killed Jin, Sun, Sayid, (and Frank). Unlike Sawyer blaming Jack for Juliet's death earlier this season, Jack doesn't blame Sawyer at all, stating that Flocke killed them.

As they hike, Hurley sees that mysterious boy. The boy asks for Jacob's ashes, stating "their mine". So, the boy is a manifestation of Jacob. So is the brunet the Man in Black? TBD. The boy grabs them an runs. Hurley then comes across Jacob, who is buring the ashes. He reveals that when the fire goes out, he will never be seen again. He also states "We are very close to the end".

Meanwhile, Ben, Richard, and Miles finally arrive at the Barracks. So apparently, it was Widmore who hooked up the C4 on the plane because they were still looking for it. As miles goes near the swing set, he senses something. Richard reveals that this is where he burried Alex after Ben left. Ben thanks him. Inside his old house, Ben goes into the secret room, where Miles sees the portal to the place where he can summon the moster, though Ben realizes that the monster was always summoning him. They then hear a strange noise in the kitchen. It's Zoe. Widmore waltzes in and tells Zoe to sink the boats so Flocke won't know about them. Widmore notes the explosives, and reveals that he had rigged the plane since his arrival and is 'three steps ahead" of him as usual. He explains that after the frieghter icident, Jacob came to Widmore and helped him see the error of his ways and needed him to return for "this exact purpose". But we don't find out what that is, because Zoe interrupts, stating that Flocke has arrived.

She is ordered to return, and Miles runs. Widmore and Zoe hide in Ben's "closet" while Ben and Richard wait for him. The smoke monster then appears and knocks Richard into some trees. Is Richard dead? I hope not, and doubt it. Locke needs Ben to kill some people, to which Ben agrees to do so. Ben then tells Flocke about Widmore. They enter the house and find Widmore and Zoe. Flocke wants to know who Zoe is, but Widmore tells her to not say anything. Seeing her as useless, Flocke slits her throat. Flocke then tells Widmore he will get off the Island, and the first thing he will do is kill Penny Widmore if he doesn't tell him why he is here. Widmore, afraid for Penny's life, says he brought Desmond back because of his unique resistance to electromagnetism and that he was a measure of last resort. He refuses to say more in front of Ben, and whispers to Flocke the rest. Ben is enraged, and shots him stating, "He doesn't get to save his daughter". But it's ok, because Flocke already got is answers.

At night, Hurley leads Jack, Kate, and Sawyer to Jacob. Amazingly, they can all see him for some reason. Jacob explains that a very long time ago he made a mistake, and as a result there is a good chance that everyone is going to die. He acknowledges that he is responsible for the current state of the Man in Black. He expalins that The Monster has been trying to kill him and that when it succeeded, someone would have to replace him: that is why he brought them all to the Island. Challenged by Sawyer, Jacob explains that he didn't drag anyone out of a happy existence but that they were all flawed. He says that he chose them because they were all like him - all alone, all looking for something that they couldn't find. He says he chose them because they needed the Island as much as the Island needed them. Jacob tells Kate her name was crossed off because she became a mother, but that she is not disqualified. He explains that the task for the candidate is to protect the light at the center of the Island. And it needs a protector. He gaves them all a choice of who will be that protector. Jack accepts the job, knowing that it his his purpose. He must do what Jacob couldn't do: kill The Monster. Jacob isn't even sure how to do this.

Jacob takes Jack to a small river. He tells Jack that the Heart of The Island is located near the bamboo forest where he woke up in The Pilot episode and will now be able to find it. Jacob recites and incantation over a cup of water from the river and Jack drinks it. Jacob tells him, "No you are like me". So Jack is ageless now, too? Could you imagine him living until the year 4000?

Flocke then leads Ben to the well, but Desmond is gone. Someone let him out. Who? Well, I won't spoil you, but I know who didn't let him out based on the sneek peaks on But Flocke is cool with this. Desmond was Jacob's "failsafe" if the Candidates failed. And when he finds Desmond, he will do something he was never able to do himself: Destroy the Island.

Top 3 Questions I Want Answered:
1). Can you kill the Man in Black?
2). What is Desmond used for?
3). How will it all end?

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