Wow, what an episode! I didn't have time to watch it last night, so I made a point to watch it as soon as I woke up this morning. I have to say, a brand new LOST episode is a great way to start the day!
There's a lot to discuss with tonight's episode, but I want to start with Daniel Faraday, or rather the lack of Daniel Faraday. This is something I've been meaning to bring up over the last few episodes, but I keep forgetting. Maybe I need to start taking notes during the episodes! Anyways, because of the season opener, we know he's in the Orchid station at some point, but where is he right now? Insane? Working merrily somewhere, and we just haven't seen him yet? Catatonic?
I'm not sure I like the way Sawyer handled the Sayid situation. I know he was trying to protect himself, but didn't he work his way up in the Dharma ranks in order to protect his friends if they ever came back? I know he had given up on them coming back, but still. In the end, he did the right thing by trying to let Sayid go, but I hate that it was "our way or the highway." Then again, I'm being critical of Sawyer, but what else could he really do?
Was Jin really going to tell on Sayid at the end of the episode? I don't think so, but apparently Sayid did.
Did you think the family who hired the woman who arrested Sayid was tipped off by Ben? I'm pretty sure that's the case.
Now let's get to the real question on everyone's mind: OMG Sayid shot a kid!!!!!!!!! At least he appeared to be broken up about it, I think he really saw himself in young Benjamin and didn't want Ben growing up to be the killer he becomes. But still, he shot a kid!!!!!!
Is young Ben really dead or just wounded? If he's just wounded then Sayid hasn't changed the future because he could recover. But what if he dies? Will older Ben on the present day Island disappear because he was killed as a child? If this is all moving towards our LOST-ies trying to stop the Dharma purge, as I think it is, Sayid just took a huge first step.
And on a side note, I don't know why Kate was so surprised that Sawyer took up with someone after she left. I mean, she's been gone three years and was engaged to Jack! Did she really expect Sawyer to just pine after her on the Island? I mean really!!
Quote of the night:
Sawyer: How're you doin'?
Sayid: A 12 year old Ben Linus brought me a chicken salad sandwich. How do you think I'm doing?
I can't wait to see what happens next week – is Ben dead? And are Jack, Kate and Hurley suspected of setting him loose?