Can I just start my post this week by saying - Did we really just see Ilana get blown up, Desmond pushed down a well, and Locke brutally struck down by a fast-moving car all in the SAME episode?
Brutal, Lost. I know you said there were going to be a lot of deaths this season, but this is a bit much. Also, like Desmond would die from falling down a well. Maybe Juliet died from falling down a well, but Desmond survived electromagnetic blasts, more than once. It's going to take a bit more than that, Flocke.
Hydra, I'm with you. I was SO nervous that they weren't going to incorporate the combining realities plotline in this episode, but thankfully, they delivered. I remember saying at the start of the episode, "If we don't see Desmond or Faraday in the LAX timeline tonight, I'm quitting Lost."
What I don't understand, is why Desmond hit Locke with his car. I mean, yes. it was awesome. Yes. it made my jaw drop. Yes, Desmond has the list of Oceanic Flight 815 passengers and clearly has a plan here.
But HOW did he know that Hurley just had to be nudged in the right direction toward Libby to start remembered, but that Locke had to be SEVERELY MAULED BY A MOVING VEHICLE? I liked that within one episode Desmond has become as crazy as the Charlie who drove their car into a lake, but I just don't understand how he knows which people will be sparked by love and which need a near-death experience.
It's funny, what you were saying, Hydra, about the LAX timeliners not knowing whether or not flipping the switch on their new reality is the right move. Because on the island, most of them are LONGING for this more simplistic version of reality. But in the mundane real world, one flash of something else and BAM - let's go.
You're right, about Hurley. The second he realizes Libby doesn't survive in this other reality, he's faced with the decision to tell her or not. Assuming he remembers at all. I feel like he would obviously choose his current life then, given the circumstances.
Chances are, if they flip the switch AGAIN, it'll be another all-or-nothing deal. And I doubt Charlie will volunteer to die so Desmond can be with Penny, you know?
Okay, as for my notes this week. Here's how they started:
1. WHAT. ILANA? BOOM!
2. Libby = crazytown.
3. Okay. Libby = not crazytown.
4. What was in the bag Hurley had? He was looking into it and then just put it away.
5. Hurley in a bad mood is really funny.
6. Did anyone notice the drawing on the chalkboard at the mental institution was of an island?
7. Desmond = creeper match maker.
8. Willy wonka music preview = badass and scary.
That's all I have for this week. I was really happy with this episode and have my fingers crossed that they keep getting better and better.