Greetings Lostpedians - insightful Lostpedians, diligent Lostpedians, sometimes scaryingly knowledgeable Lostpedians - hope you all enjoyed the mini-cliffhanger ep. I think you'll all agree that it served its purpose i.e. making sure we'll still be watching in February after all the events.
Anywayz lets get the ball rolling with an opening to a Kate flashback (yes we had this "unverified" for weeks even though we all knew it would be her's). As usual we start out seeing the back of Kate's head with a different hair style - seems to happen in all her flashback eps - and then we hear a cop outside her room. And low and behold, its Nathan Fillion! I'm sure you all, as drama buffs, know who he is so I won't go into over-depth about him, but as a Firefly fan I will just say that man is awesome, and leave it at that. I guess it would have been better if I didn't know from Lostpedia that he'd be on the show but still always nice to know the guest actors and go "oh look its him!".
Moving away from the flashback, we're back to the cages, and I had to laugh at Sawyer's "I know how to get a damned fish biscuit!". Then to Jack, who seems to be more evil each time I see him (its that damned stubble beard!), saying he'll let Ben die. Liked the couple of eye contact shots between Jack and Juliet - but my suspicions that maybe she is the bad one of the two Others after all certainly have grown by the end of this ep, more on that story later as the news people say.
Then to the burial of Mr. Eko, his "Hello John"s shall certainly be missed. As always, Nikki and Paulo's presence in this scene are about as integral to the plot as Sayid's bicep (Lostpedia insider joke there).
Back to Kate and Sawyer hauling their rocks, and the appearance of Alex with her trusty slingshot?! The interesting thing I picked up on here is she wants to see Ben, but he's later told she didn't ask after him. Does Danny and co not want them seeing each other? Does she bring out Ben's good side? Did Ben raise Alex after she was taken, so he is like a father to her? So many questions on this one that I'd really like to see resolved (Alex was always one of the most intriguing Others mysteries to me).
Then Juliet taking Kate away, why did she not slap her lol, I saw that she wanted to (or maybe thats just the actresses.... nah I just wanted to throw that out to see if it then became a press rumour). Anyway transition to Jack and Kate reunited - what a.... er arkward moment. And why does Jack have to be such a jerk about it all shouting at Kate, though I guess its part of his plan.
Back to Kate, who's phoning Edward! Always nice, those characters work so well together. Obviously this connects to Mars' words in I think the Season 1 finale that Kate used to phone him at work and at his house. Nice bit of continuity. Moving on, we're back with John and Sayid. I didn't see much of a point of these scenes. I guess they needed them after Eko's death, but not much really happened other than they're presumably "looking North". Though I must admit I think they're heading for the Flame station instead - Locke did remember where it was around abouts from the Blast Door Map didn't he? On his doodle. Hopefully we'll thus see Patchy!
Ah Skate shippers rejoice, your weird fantasies have come to fruition, as Sawyer and Kate finally get together. Hey, maybe this time Kate will be pregnant (now won't that be a storyline...). But seriously, was I the only one who thought "they're doing this in front of the camera". As I watched with my sis, she added "you reckon Ben is sat watching this?". Gross thought of the day for y'all.
Now to Jack in his cell, with some mysterious help from Alex. Did she do it psychically? I'd prefer not but, as someone who hates the supernatural side to Lost, I don't mind psychic power as much cause I guess it is a little bit more pseudo-sciencey plausible. Anyway I digress. I think Ben must have possibly seen Alex though, cause he doesn't seem a bit surprised that he's suddenly out of his cell.
Back to the flashbacks, and Kate and some very interesting themes. First the Oceanic tickets, quite a nice touch, though I thought it was an Australian company, and don't get why an Aussie airline would go Miami to Costa Rica? However, I'm probably wrong and Oceanic could be a worldwide company, I just always thought by "Oceanic" it meant it was based in Oceana. Anywho, then there's the pregnancy test, answering the question of when Kate did this (she admitted to Sun in Season 2 I believe that she'd once taken one). And then to the next big reference I thought was very cool. Props to all you Lostpedians who noticed what I also picked up on - Kevin saying "Fugitive reports from Tampa". Remember the Sawyer flashback, Hibbs tells him where "the real Sawyer" (well its a lie but) is as pay back for what happened "during the Tampa Job". Sawyer says "what could possibly make us even for the Tampa Job". Maybe Kate's Kevin was involved in this. Actually, not maybe, pretty likely I'd say. But hey, just means Fillion might be back later this Season!
The last thing I'm gonna mention has to be Danny's words "Shephard wasn't even on Jacob's list". I thought "does that mean there's another spy?", but that can't be right as we never saw him in the Others' flashback. Unless they sent him after Ethan's death?! This just confuses you even more! Must say though, it was the first page I checked on the 'pedia after the episode, and I did enjoy one of the theories, dunno who posted it, about maybe Ethan and Goodwin made actual lists of just everyone's full names, then "Jacob" googled them or whatever in the real world to assess if they're "good or not". Both funny and plausible!!! Makes sense though to me, I mean we heard they did "lists" but only assumed they were the same kind of "lists" that Ana and Michael obtained.
Alright, major rant over with. Thanks for reading, and I'd love to see y'all on Lostpedia Chat to discuss some of the goings on this Season so far. Lost is back in Feb so until then we're gonna have to amuse ourselves with potentially overhauling the Lostpedia site. By next year, believe me, the site will certainly be a little different....