You fine readers of Heidi’s blog can’t tell, but this column is being written on vacation in Western Canada. So, for once, the helper monkey is watching hours after everyone on the net (including the Beat) has been posting and tweeting about tonight’s episode. After the jump… Meet The Candidates (and I don’t mean Robert Redford or Phil Mickelson).The return of the running diary (for one week only)
00:2 – Sure John doesn’t want the surgery now, at the beginning of the episode. Will that still be true at the end of it?
0:03 – The return of the Polar Bear cages. I presume too many people around this time for Sawyer and Kate to knock boots again.
004: Reminder – The guy that looks like Patton Oswald is the kid from Kate & Allie all grown up.
0:07 – Bernard!
0:08 – Bernard is Locke’s dentist! Awesome~~!
0:11 – Don’t we know that MIB can’t kill any of them? Does Jack know that?
0:12 – If only this teasing of killing Kate was not just a tease?
0:12 – So, the Kwons are finally talking about their daughter.
0:13 – Uh-oh is right.
0:14 – Jeff Fahey – man of action.
0:15 – You may not have seen this commercial, but the Burger King in the Iron Man armor is very, very weird.
0:19 – Is it just me or does Katey Sagal look really different than her Peg Bundy days?
0:20 – Jack. Always trying to fix things.
0:22 – if you are a red shirt, do not eff with the MIB.
0:23 – Isn’t it time we finally found out where Richard, Ben, and Miles are?
0:24 – Why does it seem like Locke may have had that bomb in his bag and is swerving everyone? And isn’t that the same kind of C4 that was on the freighter?
0:25 – Sawyer. The man with the plan(s).
0:31 – Music boxes are always trouble in sci-fi/horror shows.
0:33 – Kate gets shot? They are really teasing me here.
0:36 – Why would MIB need to shoot people when he can just turn into the Smoke Monster? Because he’s all wet?
0:38 – Ha. MIB is a better con-man than Sawyer.
0:42 – Couldn’t they shoot the bomb out the torpedo tube? Or is that a movie cliche?
0:45 – Let the body count begin.
0:51 – Soft piano music is never good. Everyone grab your Kleenex.
0:56 – Plane crash? Weird.
0:58 – Who else expected to see Jin running from the hospital room, because something had happened to Sun?
1:01 – Next week…. well, if the rumors are true, some people will probably be missed.
Also, remember when Ben had to drain that water to call the Smoke Monster back in Dharmaville? Will that tie into MIB’s trip into the water tonight?
Does the “no body” run in comics apply here? Is Frank dead? IS SAYID DEAD? Magic 8-ball says yes, but you never know on this show, right?
Popular theory already making the rounds: MIB and Widmore have actually been working together. MIB gets off the island and Widmore gets to keep it.