I know it’s early in the season to say this but…this is my favourite episode! We are learning so much, so quickly.
Penny’s giving birth! To the most beautiful baby boy – honestly, where do they find these gorgeous babies?
And the cutest toddlers – with Desmond’s hair. Awww…his story about the special island of Great Britain was so sweet – until Penny’s bitter interjection about breaking her heart. Whoa – she’s not getting over that in any hurry.
She’s also pretty certain that her father can’t be underestimated.
Miles’ role as messenger of doom was killing me! He discovers the trip wire not quite in time – Good bye Red Shirts! Surely we’re getting low on extras by now?
Convinced that he is the only person who can save the on-Islanders from danger, Desmond makes a foolish promise to Penny – that as soon as he speaks to Farraday’s mother, he’s done. Forever. Impossible.
Significantly, he does not promise to never (is that grammatically correct??) return to the Island. Saying instead, “why in God’s name would I want ta go back there?” and walks out the door. Foreshadowing!
Bouncing back and forth between captured on-Islanders and Others we learn that the Others all speak Latin “the language of the Enlightened.”
Also, Locke is catching on Daniel-style, to what’s going on: “If you’ve been going through what I have, James, maybe the most appropriate question would be when the hell have I been.”
Miles is led over a new grave and Daniel asks if any of the dead soldiers mentioned the year! Hilariously single-minded fellow.
They arrive at New Otherton and it is barely recognizable as an army camp. Fun stuff!
Desmond shows up at Oxford looking like a Rock Star. Oxford is denying any knowledge of Farraday or his time there. Little wonder “I mean, after what he’d done to that poor girl.” Dunh dunh dunhhhhhh.
A ruthless Other kills his comrade with his bare hands and Locke watches him run off into the jungle. Sawyer wants to know why de didn’t shoot the murderer: “He’s one of my people.” Oh good. Locke is letting his emotions get the better of him again. And his leadership role is already annoying. I know, I know. You can’t change the past….blah blah blah. Bull roar, I say.
I’m not sure how telling armed Others that you are a group of Scientists would win their trust. Scientists seem randomly dangerous – the things they will risk for the sake of test results. See pics below:
Widmore is her benefactor? He paid for Daniel’s research? He must have remembered him and known it would work. Since…in one of the funnest scenes to date we learn that Jones is Widmore.
John’s reaction was priceless! Check out that cheese eating grin.
He had some great moments in this episode. I loved the way he just strolled into the camp without a worry.
Another thing that killed me: the panel on Jughead that read “Trigger Control Panel”. What a relief! No one will have to spend a lot of time figuring out where the trigger controls are. Total time saver.
But the advice to bury a leaking H-bomb? That doesn’t seem to bode well for the future. Please don’t let that be the Island End Game.
What have we here? Widmore does care about Penny? I didn’t see that coming. I totally thought Ben was wrong in thinking he could threaten him through his daughter. But his instructions to Desmond to ‘get out of this mess’ and to return to “wherever you were hiding” let us know he does care. He also wanted to know that she “was safe”. And he doesn’t even know about his Grandson yet. Or does he….? I don’t want to misunderestimate the man…
One of the most endearing moments came when Farraday proclaimed his feelings for Charlotte: I’m in love with the woman sitting next to me and I would never do anything to hurt her.
A friend of mine thinks she is his daughter (and that she looks like Teresa Spencer — which she kind of does) but that would be a little cruel don’t you think? Cruel to Charlotte since she clearly has no indication that he is referring to a father/daughter style love.
Oh no. Penny is in for the ride to LA. With their little boy. (awww and his name is Charlie – assuming that is not after Widmore) I am so worried about this. That’s where Ben is!
I’m glad we were spared a long wait for John to return Richard’s non-magical compass. I was getting very confused by the theories out there linking it to the test Richard set before Little Locke.
This actually would have been a very suspenseful way to end the episode except…then we were given: ‘Next week on LOST’ and they showed Charlotte walking and talking. Come on!
Juliet:Others 101. Gotta learn Latin. Language of the enlightened.
Cunningham:That idiot shouted out, ‘Meet at the creek’. We knew exactly where they were headed.
Sawyer:Well maybe I should have said it in my secret language.
Miles: We are so dead.
Daniel: Hey.No, no, we are not so dead.
His earnestness is so sweet!
Locke re: Richard: How old is he?
Jones re: Locke: Follow me? Their leader is some sodding old man. What? You think he can track me? You think he knows this island better than I do?
Sawyer:That’s going to get us all killed.You go rolling in there, they’re going to know we’re here.
Locke:Fair enough. I’ll give you 10 minutes head start.
Richard: Well, I certainly don’t want to contradict myself…
Sorry. Any line followed by excessive blinking. As in “The same reason I do. Because they’re Others.” Juliet
When did Richard get to the Island? How does Ben eject Widmore? Is Ellie Penny’s mother? and what happends to her? Who is Teresa Spencer’s Constant? since she’s still alive…and does it even matter to the storyline? Why is Daniel’s mother a ‘very private person’? and does this mean that she is Mrs. Hawking after all?