My utmost apologies to everyone. I've been a horrible blogger the last week and a half. Anyway, I saw the last two weeks episodes on Tuesday night for the first time so I'll try and cover both in this post... that is daunting. But, here we go.
First lets talk about the dead. (It should be noted that Pearl posted that Jin and Sun had died on my Facebook wall before I had seen the episode, so, knowing ahead of time may have skewed my experience with it.) I had some real problems with Jin and Sun's death scene. First off, how the hell did she get trapped behind an elaborate lattice of metal? It just looked kind of ridiculous to me? Anyone else? It literally looked like the scene at the end of X-Men where Magneto had bent the metal around everyone in the Statue of Liberty. Second, for the life of me I don't know why this line wasn't said, "Ji Yeon Kwon needs a father, you have to leave me. Take care of our daughter, I love you." It really bothered me that Jin essentially committed suicide when he was the only parent Ji Yeon had left. And, the hands floating apart was way too Titanic for me, it's all I could see. I guess maybe I am heartless. It finally got to me a little when Hurley was sad, but other than that I thought it was a pretty lame death.
Sayid however went out like a bad ass. Not only did he not kill Desmond, he sacrificed himself to save the rest of the group (a sacrifice paid no mind to by Jin by the way). I'm glad he got a little redemption at the end of his story.
I suppose I think Lapidus is still alive? It's really weird that they didn't even mention him on the beach after the sub went down.
Remember when a few weeks back I said I'd be really pissed if they went back to a flash sideways that didn't connect with the Island... Ugh. I don't even want to talk about it. Just awful.
Big Questions After Seeing This Episode:
1. Where the hell are Ben, Richard, and Miles?
2. I hope Desmond knows what to do, because no one else has a plan right now.
3. I guess Flocke can't leave the Island until all the candidates are dead?
And finally, I thought it was really funny at the end of the episode when Claire had this moment of realization of "The evil smoke monster might not have my best interests at heart!" At this point it looks like Smokey v. Everyone Else, does he have any allies left at this point? Also, I am going to stick to my theory that since Miles is the only one that hasn't talked to him, Miles will end up killing Flocke. The guy who hears dead people "kills" the dead guy.
"Across the Sea"
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?! AHHHHHHHHH. I am getting really damn frustrated. I don't think we really learned anything this episode. I'm not going to say the only good part of the episode was that any time I see Alison Janney I play this scene in my head, but it was definitely the best part of the experience. Seriously, watch that over and over, soo good.
But seriously, why would you possibly cast a known actress in that role? Every time she was on screen I thought "Hey it's CJ! Oh, wait, I'm watching Lost. Shit, so she's Jacob and Esau's crazy mom. Dammit I just missed 45 seconds of stupid pseudo mythology."
Things we learned...
-Jacob and Esau were twins. (New information, kind of interesting but not important)
-They can't kill each other because their crazy mom said so. (But no mention of why or how she has these powers of gifting immortality and arbitrary rules)
-There is a "light" that must be protected, if it goes out on the Island it goes out everywhere. (That is the worst most vague metaphor I've ever heard, we don't even know what that means! Literal light will vanish from the earth? Good will no longer exist on Earth, if that's the case what is "good?" Is it the Sun? Will the Sun explode if someone finds it?"
-Whatever this "light" is, it turned Esau into the Smoke Monster. (How or why? Apparently not important.)
-The rocks represent a childhood game the two boys played. (This was actually well handled and the lone bright spot of the episode.)
The one main question I guess I've come away from this episode is this, if Esau's dead mother appeared to him before he turned into the Smoke Monster, does that mean that the Smoke Monster was around before he got thrown into the light cave? And, if that's the case, is the Smoke Monster in fact a combination of people that have turned into it, was there an original Smoke Monster? And if that's the case, I guess the entity that is the Smoke Monster is controlled or repossessed by it's newest inhabitant pushing the other victims(?) into it's subconscious like John Cusack at the end of Being John Malkovich?
Oh, and the biggest question, WHAT DOES ANY OF THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE PLOT OF THE SHOW WE'VE BEEN WATCHING FOR SIX SEASONS.
I hate to say it but this was disappointing, real disappointing. The only thing keeping me sane right now is this fact; This show has never had a season finale that did not blow me away. As hit and miss as some episodes and arcs have been threw the years, they have never screwed up a finale. So, hopefully I am ignorant of their master plan and the next two weeks will blow me away.