GREAT ending for the “Fall Season Finale”.
Even better hook for watching Daybreak: sneak peeks for the Winter/Spring season, which returns on February 7, 2007 with 16 straight new episodes.
So “I Do” is an episode about marriage, about love and about fidelity, but not in the strictly sexual/romantic sense. It’s about sticking with someone or something through thick and thin. It’s about honoring your vows and your committment.
Just as last week’s episode saw Eko confronting his own hubris and pride and ultimately choosing to remain constant in the face of the island, this week Kate was presented with a choice. She has run for so long in so many different ways, but she always loves and leaves, never staying, never faithful.
This week changed all of that. She was faithful to Sawyer. She proclaimed her love. She was willing to accept the consequences of her actions and martyr herself (for once) instead of others.
Problem is Jack and Sawyer both love her (Sawyer said as much, possibly meaning it) too much to let her take the fall. They’re all too damned proud!
But essentially Kate was pushed into a corner where she physically can’t run (Sawyer tells her about the 2 islands) and doesn’t want to because her feelings, this time, won’t let her.
I think this episode also showed that Jack and Sawyer are willing to become different people as well, and not always in good ways.
Jack finds a way to screw over ALL the Others by calling the bluff of both Juliet AND Ben and openly holding Ben’s life hostage. How do you like them Apples?!
Sawyer martyrs himself and may even take a bullet for Kate. Not the first time he’s played this part – he seems really bent on self sacrifice recently – but I think he has a better understanding of the meaning and power of his actions this time around. It’d be for himself and not for some grandstanding machismo.
That’s all I really have. Excellent episode.
I think it’s all about the lengths you would actually go to for the ones you loved.
You wouldn’t leave, like Kate used to, you’d stay and fight.
You wouldn’t make a fool of yourself trying to win them back, like Jack did, you’d set them free (which Jack is trying to do).
You wouldn’t make an empty gesture of money, like Sawyer did, you’d show them how you felt and perhaps lay down your life for them.
My brief observations:
- Was Alex on the original island and somehow snuck onto Hydra island?
- John 3:05
Seems like her “home” was maybe far away. And what is her connection to Ben? And what’s with the intercom?
Read all at once, it seems like a posthumous message from Eko to John:
“Lift up your eyes and look North, John”
Locke really does get the island, even if his articulation of it’s powers/mysteries is no better than all us deskbound blog-jockeys who are trying to divine the secrets.
Still, his transformation is unlike that of the others, save maybe Desmond, who seems like he’ll play a big role in Season 3b.
Fairly certain they were evident in the hotel room, the number Kate dialed, on Kevin’s badge and a few other places.
I kinda preferred the Lost Experience and all the cool new media stuff to bits and pieces dripped out on another show.
Oh well, at least we have the official podcasts and YouTube.
Until February, but I’ll likely post sooner, RUN!