May 10, 2009
So let me just try and recap this episode to get it straight in my head:
- Jack, Sayid, Eloise and Richard are going to detonate a nuclear bomb under The Island to try an prevent The Hatch ever being built.
- Sawyer, Juliette and Kate are on the submarine and heading off The Island.
- Locke is leading all of The Others to Jacob so that he can kill him.
Oh, is that all?!
It’s cool that The Hatch, which has seemed like plot cul-de-sac since the end of season two, is now central to the plot again. Except I don’t quite understand it. The Dharma Initiative drill into the anomaly, cause a big problem, and then build The Hatch and the computer in which you have to type The Numbers. But at the end of season two Desmond blows The Hatch up and everything is fine. So was that the Atom bomb he detonated? And if so, why didn’t they do it earlier? And was everything really fine? Faraday seemed to believe that negating the creation of The Hatch and therefore the crash Oceanic flight 815 would sort everything out. But what does that actually mean?
Once again I felt sorry for Sawyer: beaten up, his girlfriend beaten up and then just when he thinks he’s escaped to a happy life, Kate turns. Who, by the way, was intensely annoying this episode, mainly I think because she knows that if everything reverts to how it was her life will be rubbish again, and she’ll be heading to prison.
Also enjoyable were the Locke, Ben, Richard moments. Both Ben and Richard seem taken aback by Locke’s confident decisive behaviour. Maybe Locke doesn’t know what he’s doing, but he’s having fun. And whilst we’re at it, who are all The Others? And where did all the people go off the crash flight that The Others took?
Too many questions. But it’s fun.
I’m bracing myself for the end of season WOAH! moment and then the realisation that we’ll have to wait seven months to see the end.