All Locke, all the time. An excellent episode with even more backstory on everyone’s favorite “lostie”, John Locke.
Here’s my take:
First off, ABC promoted Lost: Lockdown as having 5 events that would happen. Here’s my stab at the five big-ticket occurrences:
- The Balloon
- Blast Doors
- Locke jilted
- Dharma blacklight
- Henry Gale
Featured in the promo, found early on, ties into a late-breaking development that also makes this list.
They injure Locke, lead to an alliance with Henry Gale and reveal a secret – yet another item on this list.
Not technically jilted, since they didn’t make it to the altar, but still pretty rotten.
Locke needs some form of unconditional love or codependent relationship. He didn’t get it from Dad or Helen, so he tried to get it from Henry Gale.
I could study that thing for hours, but no doubt someone already has it on the internet. More to come in the following weeks, to be sure.
You had to know he wasn’t telling the whole truth, like last week’s episode. Clearly, he was stringing folks along to keep himself alive.
Still, I question whether or not he’s an “other” or perhaps the person who delivered those parachuted goods and accidentally got stuck on the island.
- Pyramid scheme
- Henry Gale
- Food drop
I’m convinced that somehow Locke’s father Anthony knows an associate of Sawyer and is in charge of some of the grifts/cons. I’m also convinced that the plane Kate is so fond of is somehow tied back to Anthony.
All those lockboxes and criminals and schemes meet somewhere. Maybe not this season, but I’ve got a strong hunch. Heck, the number on the $700k box was 1516, so at least that was consistent.
A new number perhaps? This was the catalyst for the blast doors.
I don’t mean to harp on it, but he got the numbers awfully quickly. I think his subterfuge and knowledge of the numbers puts him squarely in the others camp, but something is off.
I just can’t get over him being caught in that net. Either he’s an escapee or a mole or something else entirely.
I’m not sure yet, but I’ve always felt something about him was off besides the normal creepiness. He’s not just a plain “other”, he’s something else.
Ok, now I’m convinced that the losties are somehow being recruited to the island and that the Dharma Initiative is ongoing and not some abandoned project that only exists in the minds of the others.
I’ve got too much more to mention. It was a busy episode.
Unresolved are the issues of the remaining $200k Locke’s dad left, the goons who are looking for it, and Locke’s legs (both in the flashback and in the hatch).
Next week looks to be another great episode (Hurley flashbacks to the mental ward perhaps). Maybe we’ll see if my Hurley/Libby theory (that they know one another from the hospital) is correct.
See you next week!