Well, not at all what most of us expected, I would hazard a guess to say.
Let’s discuss after the break, shall we.
Disclaimer: I’ve only watched the episode once so far, so some of the more subtle points have not come to me yet.
So, Desmond is not dead (yet). ABC deserves kudos or a kick in the nads for the promo (playing Amazing Grace on the bagpipes, making all us nerds think about Mr. Spock dying) that swerved most people. And it appears he is on a mission not from God (or Jacob), but Charles Widmore.
Has there ever been such a loaded list of guest stars in one episode? Charles Widmore, Penny (Milton?), Eloise Hawking/Widmore, Daniel Faraday/Widmore, Charlie Pace and even George Minkowski.
Early thinking is that Eloise is working somehow with MIB right? And she’s probably doing it all for Daniel, to atone for killing him in 1977. And she probably doesn’t like Penny, since she’s the evil stepmother.
I have to admit, I chuckled when I saw that Penny was running at the track. Is she the one entering the race around the world in the Flash Sideways?
Hard to miss the giant painting of a scale in Widmore’s office. Same with what I presume was the Black Rock. And there’s that Scotch again.
I totally expected the page in the notebook Faraday was going to reveal was the one that said “Desmond Hume is my constant” (pictured in last week’s column).
So was Charlie actually the first person to become aware of the Sideways-verse on Earth-2? We think Juliet somehow was aware of it. Do you need a near-death (or death-death) experience to converge?
We all knew that MRI machines were evil already, yes?
the EM building seems very reminiscent of Jacob’s cabin, right down to the rocking chair.
They should have just gone ahead and cast Patton Oswald as the tech guy working for Widmore.
Next week: spotlight on Hurley. How many dead characters will return? Looks like at least 2 from the trailer.