Looks like the episode title, “This Place is Death,” was no idle threat.
Discussion of death, life and everything after the jump. SPOILERS AHOY.
Charlotte, we hardly knew ye. I thought for sure, when she talked about possibly meeting Daniel in the past, he was going to play the “I’m your constant” card and she would be fine. I guess not.
And with Charlotte dead, who will translate for Jin? Not the guy “from Encino.”
Yes, Charlotte was a kid on the island. Now, who’s her father? What’s up with her mother denying the island’s existence and telling Charlotte it didn’t really exist. Very Alice-ish.
Now, what’s up with The Sickness? Guess it wasn’t any of the things mentioned here last week. Either the Smoke Monster/Jacob/someone at the Temple brainwashed Rousseau’s crew or Rousseau’s great at overreacting. Of course, her husband (?) did pull the trigger on her, so let’s hope there’s more of an explanation soon.
Wasn’t it great to see Smokey again? So, it’s the “security system for the Temple?” Does that mean the Others can control it, since that’s where Ben sent them last season? And nice to see Smokey dish out some kharmic justice to Blond Frenchy.
Who was broadcasting the numbers? Dharma? The Others? Was this already established a couple seasons ago? (if only we were one of those lucky journalists who got the episodes ahead of time. We would certainly come off a lot smarter if we could look everything up with a few days advance notice.)
Was that an editorial cheat with Sun and her phone call? Shouldn’t we have seen that last week?
Let’s hope Locke fixed the Island. The ever-quickening flashes are now just a smidge annoying.
A friend mentioned tonight that he thinks Sun/Jin is now a bigger romance than even Desmond/Penny. I don’t know about that yet, but it’s certainly leaps and bounds over the Jack/Kate/Sawyer/Juliet conflagration.
Three cheers for Ben for finally going off on someone. That was almost a “Duck! Rabbit! Duck!” moment in the van.
Hey Jack, three years late for that apology.
Locke just can’t get a break, other than the nasty compound fracture. I guess he arrived being unable to walk and he’ll leave that way too.
Did we see the most inopportune time-jump ever tonight?
Was that Locke going down the Rabbit Hole?
Once again, what’s up with Christian Shepherd? Is he a ghost? Resurrected? Being possessed by Jacob?
And when Christian/Jacob tells you to do something, you better do it. And don’t listen to Ben either.
That wedding ring is probably going to be a really big plot point moving forward. Did Locke just give it to Ben? Did Ben kill Locke for it? Etc., etc.
And the mystery of Faraday’s mother is solved. Love the giant Foucault’s Pendulum.
Thought unrelated to the plot: Does the music seem more “Hitchcocky” to anyone else?
Next week: Windows as travel method? Will this be like the Madame du Pompadour episode of Doctor Who? Might we see Sayid riding a horse crashing through a giant mirror or window? We’ll see.