Tonight’s episode, The Whole Truth, had a lot of action, leading in to next week’s “five events” episode. Not so much a recap, but my standard thoughts:
- The Locke/Jack problem
- Judy Bloom’s Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.
- The Balloon
- The Immaculate Conception
In the beginning of the episode, Locke tells Ana Lucia about “my hatch”, “our problem” and “permission” all in relation to Jack. By the end, Henry Gale is playing out his “if I were an other” scenario to my delight and to the consternation of Jack and Locke.
Here’s the deal. Sooner or later they’re both going to have to acknowledge one another as equals. Separate yet equal. Yin and yang. Light and dark. The prophet and the martyr, to borrow from Henry Gale.
I’m guessing something forces their hand even more so than it is now.
You tell me what the significance is. I just liked Sawyer’s review: “Predictable. Not nearly enough sex.”
From the preview, I’d say it’s legit. Still, I think Henry is lying. Why?
The name of the episode is The Whole Truth. Henry did what he had to do, just like everyone else this episode. Does that mean he’s not an “other”?
I think he’s lying by omission, but I’d be happy if he weren’t an “other”. Hopefully we’ll find out more next week.
I think he took a lot of motivation (or saw an opportunity) with Ana’s “I don’t make the same mistake twice” line. I also think Charlie put her in her place with his “Humor’s not his (Sayid) strong suit … and I’m saying this to you” quip. Classic.
It just wouldn’t be a proper Lost episode without a very obvious religious reference. This time it’s supposedly sterile Jin impregnating Sun.
I really thought the secret here was going to be an abortion or an affair. The former boyfriend/hotelier as English teacher was good, though.
I also liked the garbled gibberish Jin heard as English and his “I love you” to Sun. When is her “whole truth” about learning English and leaving him going to come out? I hope soon.
Oh, and does anyone have a theory on the significance of “Widmore” the brand name of the pregnancy test? I dug Sun acting suspicious and Hurley acting guilty during their encounter in the jungle.
That’s all for me folks. Next week: same Lost-time, same Lost-channel.
UPDATE: Extra credit if anyone can identify the music Locke was listening to in the hatch or the magazine/book he was reading. Thanks!