Before I even start theorizing and discussing this episode, I just have to say that baby smoke monster was SO much cuter than baby Jacob, and I think they totally did that on purpose. Okay. Moving on.
The lack of Ben, Richard and Miles has really been bothering me too, Hydra. If they don't come back tonight, I am going to be a sad Lost fan. You can't just dismiss BENJAMIN LINUS. And I still think Miles is going to be important in some way, otherwise he would have died last season like Charlotte.
Your comment about Desmond is so true, Hydra. He's off by himself in the jungle, clearly still alive, and everyone else is pretty much up to their ears in horse poop. Please, please save the day, Desmond. You're our only hope. xD
I didn't like that we were given the information about the light, but in turn, have SO MANY MORE QUESTIONS about what it is, how it works, why it exists, where it came from, how it grants magic powers, if its been stolen before, etc etc etc.
Pearl, I liked your discussion of whether or not Lost knows EXACTLY what they're doing. I really, truly hope they are chortling in their meeting rooms imagining our faces as we watch the Richard episode, the Jacob/Flocke episodes, the PLETHORA of John Locke/Jack wheelchair scenes... cursing them for wasting our precious episodes but knowing it all has a purpose that will become clear in the end. I mean, I want to have the faith in Lost that they knew exactly what they were doing placing this episode so close to the end. That only bringing up the PLOT in the LAX time-lines halfway into the season was all part of the plan. I have my fingers crossed.
There was a quote in this episode that made me laugh a lot: "Every questions brings me to another question" -- it's almost as if Lost was being self-aware.
I also liked when their mother said, "The island is all there is!"
I can only imagine how effed up you could get, being raised on that island with a crazy murderer mother telling you nothing else exists. If nothing else, this episode served to ground how intense and extreme Jacob and Flocke are. I mean, look at their upbringing.
My biggest question is whether or not Flocke BECAME the Smoke Monster, and the billowing black smoke and every body he possesses is still carrying the essence of this-episode-jacob's-brother -- or if his essence was essentially swallowed up BY the black smoke, and this-episode-jacob's-brother is gone and all that remains is a monster.
I'm inclined to think it's still jacob's-brother. Because he was determined to leave the island to prove his mother wrong, and that determination is still there today, years later. The monster itself wouldn't have as strong a need to leave the island (aside from I suppose causing darkness/destruction) so I'm just not sure.
Anyway. I had a minor freakout when I realized how close we are to being done with this. I am so, so not ready for Lost to be over. :(
That being said, do you readers have any suggestions or requests for what we should do after the final episode? We could just write normal blogs and then call it done, but if anyone else has any better ideas, feel free to let us know in the comments!
NERVOUS ABOUT THE END,