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The Jack-Claire connection was predicted after the Ana-Lucia flashback, only the woman Jack's dad visited must have been her aunt, not her mother. Good thing Jack and Claire haven't been making googly eyes at each other. Convenient that Claire never learned her father was named Shepard.So Locke may not have been so stupid after all. He's definitely got his own agenda--probably blew up the Flame on purpose, and killed Mikhail before he could reveal Locke's secret (simply that he was paralyzed, or something more sinister?)Nice surprise ending, too. All around good episode, and next week--why Locke was in a wheelchair! Finally!
Great episode, the rhythm/balance of Season One is back. Locke is clearly doing everything in his power to ensure the survivors never get off the island (from blowing up the communications hub, to not pressing the button, to killing a talkative prisoner). It's going to be interesting to see how his conversation with Ben plays out next week. I wonder if Ben will offer him permanent refuge in exchange for cooperation?Best cliffhanger in two years. If the writers run with this (and don't chicken out) Jack could be on the verge of becoming the most interesting character on that show.Goth Claire = Hot.Question: How are Locke, Sayid and Kate planning on getting back through the security system? Did the French Woman stay behind?
I forgot that Ana-Lucia flashback (though googling that phrase just now brought it all back to me), but I thought it was too bad Jack and Claire weren't making googly eyes at each other--that would have been a better predictor of their situation! :-)Locke's agenda: I didn't think of him being fearful of someone finding out he was in a wheelchair (I guess he's been lucky none of the survivors remember his situation on the plane), but that may be true. I was beginning to think that Locke has been changed by the hatch explosion the way Desmond has, but unlike Desmond he's better at keeping it to himself. So maybe the stupid things he's done were to prevent other's (not The Others') deaths as seen in premonition. Or maybe not.
crap. my comment got lost in the ether....now to remember what I said.Looks like I fell for the Locke ruse as bad as Sayid and Kate. The previews certainly make it look like he's on a revenge mission to whoop up on Henry Gale.I think killing Mikhail was justified even without Locke being sneaky with the C4 (and crazy with the cheese whiz). The man mixes lies with truth. Their encounter in the Flame started with a lie and ended with him lying about the security pylons. There was no way to know if he was telling the truth about them and walking around clearly was going to be a waste of time. Who else could volunteer? Certainly M would have said John Locke was a parapalegic but was interrupted by Danielle. Is Rose the only one left alive (besides the others) who knows Locke was in a wheelchair?80 days, eh? Must be getting close to Christmas....I remember an interview with Matthew Fox a few weeks back that said they definitely wanted to screw with everyone's mind when they show Jack playing football with the Others. Wanted to turn things upside down again. I don't think they'll chicken out...these episodes have been in the can a while. They're proving they still know what's upThey still haven't explained what happened to Locke, Charlie & Eko during the explosing...Charlie just lost hearing, Locke lost his voice, eko lost his life later (desmond lost time...or gained it depending on how you look at it) but what really happened to those guys?And I, too, initially thought Danielle was gone, but when it panned back after Sayid said "we're here" she was seen to be ahead of the party leading the way.
SmileDon't forget this interchange either... (summaries from lostpedia)"In the Hatch, Locke hears the alarm that goes on when the button is not being pushed. As Locke shouts to Henry, the lights turn off, and hidden black lights turn on. On the blast door that crushed his legs a hidden map reveals, and Locke looks, trying to remember every detail. The lights suddenly go on, and Henry comes back. Locke thanks him. ""In the Hatch, Henry takes care of Locke's wound. Locke thanks him for not leaving him alone. Suddenly, the search party and Jack and Kate enter the Hatch, and Sayid points his gun at Henry, while Jack pushes him against the wall. Henry asks if they have found his balloon and Sayid says they did, exactly as he described it. But still Sayid did not believe him, so he dug up his wife's grave. Inside, he found not a woman, but a man. He shows him a driver's license of an African-American man - "A man named Henry Gale." ""Back at the Hatch, Locke finally confronts "Henry", demanding to know why he let him self to be caught, thinking it might have been to locate the Swan. "Henry", however, calls the Swan a "joke". He also states that even God is unable to see the Island. When Locke asks him to elaborate, "Henry" claims that after he crawled through the vents, and reaching the computer room, he never did push the button. He says he simply stood there, and watched the timer's numbers turn to hieroglyphs before they reset back to 108 on their own. Locke, however, replies angrily that he is lying. ""Back in the Hatch, John is becoming increasingly frustrated, and tells Ana that he wants to speak to Henry Gale. She says that while Jack has the gun, the door stays shut, but suggests he shout to him if he really needs to speak with the prisoner. Though it would appear the frustration is due to remembering the map he saw, it becomes apparent that John’s anger runs deeper, as he shouts to Henry through the gun vault door, demanding to know whether he pushed the button or not when Locke was trapped the day before. Henry simply sits in silence, as a sinister smile begins to form."
OK. Forget I said anything...According to this preview Locke's not looking for revenge or Jack...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iECHBrAmrLo&NR
Nope...and judging from the massive explosion behind him, he gets it.
People! If you're going to include friggin teaser summaries put up friggin *next episode spoiler* signs. Some of us don't want to know what happens in the next episode before watching it.
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