One episode to go. Let’s discuss “What They Died For” after the jump. spoilers ahoy.
That’s more like it, right?
We got some answers without the need to flashing back thousands of years and plenty of action (and more deaths).
Is Jack really The Replacement? It seems that way, but it was awful quick and easy. One of my friends was sure that Jack was going to be shot and/or killed by Ben right before the episode ends. And no one else really wanted the job did they? I still wouldn’t be surprised if Hurley didn’t end up The Chosen One.
What’s up with Ben? Did he really go back to the dark side? Or is he working MIB? And let’s talk about Sideways Ben. Beaten up by Desmond (you knew Ben had to get thrashed at least one more time), but taken in by Alex and Danielle Rousseau. Word a few weeks ago came about about a possible romance for Ben, so I guess it’s Rousseau (and thankfully nothing creepy like an affair with Alex).
Speaking of Ben, he got his revenge on Widmore after all. I guess all the rules are out the window regarding those two with MIB’s war taking precedent. And great humour in Zoe being summarily dispatched on Tina Fey’s birthday.
Who else thought Ana Lucia would be Jack’s ex-wife when they saw Michelle Rodriguez’s name in the credits? I guess that mystery will be resolved with everyone ending up at this benefit concert. Presumably Juliet is the obvious choice, but this is Lost; who knows who it could end up being.
If we were all unsure if Lepidus died on the sub, what do people think about Alpert’s “death” at the hands of the Smoke Monster?
Tonight’s big talking point so far seems to be “Kate got crossed off the list for being a mother.” My theory is that Jacob, due to all his issues surrounding Mother, did not want to deprive any child of their mother. This would explain Sawyer and Jin still being candidates. Daddy issues seem to be less of an issue for Jacob, since just about everyone who was picked had paternal problems.
Sideways Desmond is like a cross between James Bond and Jim Phelps.
Some links before we go. The Times had a Q&A with Damon and Carlton from their media tour. Carlton even did Bill Simmons’ ESPN podcast last week (was Damon excluded because he’s a Yankees fan?).
Let’s all hunker down, get these comments out of our system and get ready for the mega series finale on Sunday.