“He’s Our You” was not as action-packed as I expected, but ended well. Is Ben really going to be dead, or will the island keep him alive for further purposes? Who is this Oldham character, and why does he live in a teepee? Who is Ilana ultimately working for? Any thoughts on Sayid’s nature and his perceived purpose?
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What a whirlwind episode! Good thing they gave us those few extra minutes at the end. I have to admit, I am still hoping that all of Ben’s actions will somehow be justified. I can’t help but trust him. It was interesting that when Locke awoke, they showed both of his eyes–fairly close up, but not quite the one-eye-opening that I had been expecting.
Now I am left with these questions:
- Ultimately, what does Ben want? What does Widmore want?
- Why did they say repeatedly that Locke would only need to convince one of them, then the rest would return? How could that possibly work? (It seems as though it DID work…)
- Why DON’T they need Walt? Abaddon’s question cut to the heart of what we have all been wondering, yet Locke dismissed it so easily.
- How does Abaddon know where to get people to, since his job is “to get people to where they need to go?”
- Who flashed to the past, and who stayed in the present? Why didn’t Locke go to the 70s? Or Ben? Where did Lapidus and “some other woman” (Sun? Or someone else we didn’t know was on the plane?) go to in one of the boats?
- Has Widmore spent much of his life focused on John Locke due to his visit from the future? How has this affected his life?
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“There’s No Place Like Home” part 2 was the season 4 finale. And what a finale! I laughed, I cried, and all that good stuff. I’ll be discussing this episode early next week on the next installment of Jacob’s Cabin, but first I want to know what all of you out there think about it! (I know you’re out there–this blog gives me stats on how many people visit here–so I know you’re reading this! Why not take a second or two to leave your thoughts and theories?)
Think in particular about the following questions:
- Ben lets Sayid and Kate go so easily due to their arrangement with Richard; do you think he even cared about stopping them at this point?
- What is Charlotte’s history? (Miles: “I’m surprised you want to leave, after all the time you spent trying to get back here…hmm, what do I mean?”)
- Is there any point to having time-traveling bunnies if all they can do is flicker to a point mere milliseconds forward in time? Do you think that there is any greater application of this experiment?
- We know Sayid is working with Ben. We know that Ben visits Jack to tell him that they all have to go back to the island. But when Sayid visits Hurley to break him out of Santa Rosa, he specifically tells Hurley that they’re not going back to the island, but rather to someplace safe — why? Doesn’t Sayid know that they have to go back?
- When Ben says to Locke, “Sorry I made your life so miserable,” is he only referring to Locke’s life while on the island (which seems to be an improvement in Locke’s mind–no more wheelchair, freedom from his unpleasant past) or is he implying that he has had influence over other parts of Locke’s life, pre-island?
- Why does Claire tell Kate not to bring Aaron back to the island? Is this just a dream, or is it a vision from the island?