So, another episode of LOST has come and gone! I think this was a good one, though I was impatient while I was watching it. I really wanted answers on Claire and am dying for the Jin and Sun reunion, so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have while I was actually watching it. Upon reflecting, though, it was a solid episode.
First, what was up with that cave that “Locke” took Sawyer into? Is that where Jacob’s lists came from? The names were assigned to THE numbers – 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 – and I believe it was Jack, Sawyer, Jin/Sun, Hurley, Locke (now crossed off) and Sayid that weren’t crossed out. These were all people who had some sort of contact with Jacob off-island. However, what struck me was the fact that Kate wasn’t on the list, though she did have contact with Jacob. While it’s comforting that Jacob apparently finds Kate as irritating as I do, I wonder why she isn’t considered a candidate for his replacement.
Speaking of “candidate,” now we know what they were talking about regarding Frank Lapidus, when they asked if he was a candidate. And we also know (though it was long suspected) that there was a design in bringing all these particular people to the Island.
The flash sideways with Locke was interesting. It was neat to see how he met Hurley and Rose, and I was really glad he was still with Helen. Her comment about his father made me wonder if there was another reason Locke was in the wheelchair, and if he actually had a good relationship with his father. I also liked seeing Locke come to terms with his disability. I wonder what role Ben will play in his life.
So it looks like “Locke” has managed to recruit Sawyer, even though he failed with Richard. The question is why does he need to recruit people? And how is he going to get off the Island?
I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but that’s all I have for now. What do you guys think??
EDIT: Normally, I don't go back and edit these posts, even if I forgot something big, but when I woke up this morning, I realized I didn't talk about the little blond boy! Who is he? Does the fact that Sawyer could see him mean that he's a strong candidate? My husband thought it might be a young Jacob, but he talked about Jacob in the third person. And why is "Locke" now stuck in that one form according to Ilana, though he can clearly still change into the smoke monster?