Well, the third season of Lost ended tonight with Through the Looking Glass. It wasn’t the hatch-opening of Season 1 or the hatch explosion of Season 2, but it was finally Charlie’s death.
All this and more in my hurried-before-midnight recap:
- When is Ben lying?
- Damon and Carlton
- The Looking Glass
- Locke and Sawyer kill
- The Others
- The Lostaways
- 48 more
- Jack’s Flash-forward
He lied to The Others about The Looking Glass and it’s occupants (and the jamming).
He lied to Jack about killing Sayid/Bernard/Jin.
He lied (by omission) to Alex.
Where is the line and why can’t I figure it out?
Props to Jack for giving him a proper beatdown and finally finding the will to reach a better cost/benefits analysis other than “Live together, die alone”.
Previously Jack’s been like Capt. Kirk’s Kobayashi Maru solution: innovated but ultimately flawed. There is NO way around a no-win situation, just like Spock says.
Oh, and I LOVED Ben’s introduction of Alex to Rousseau. Classic Lost.
For those of us keeping score at home, they were the voices of the plane P.A. and the action news correspondent in the hospital waiting area (respectively). Fun (and podcast-previewed, so listen)!
I’m still VERY UNSURE about what Desmond did and didn’t see in his vision.
Was it really Charlie’s death in that way? What was that mess about a switch (and not a keypad)? Why hadn’t he known about Penelope or the boat switcheroo?
Speaking of which:
Well, she isn’t THAT Penny’s agent, but she did have Desmond’s photo. Is this an allusion to the alternate timeline/plane?
Does she work for Hanso/Dharma and not Widmore? Penny’s father perhaps?
Funny that her people were surprised to hear from Jack or anyone else. Had they given up?
We’ll never know because …
Again, much like Jack’s final embrace of consequences and messy solutions over prolonged suffering, Locke finally kills someone himself and not by proxy. Why he didn’t shoot Jack, though, is still a mystery.
And kudos to Sawyer for being as murderous as comes naturally to him. Tom was questioning Ben’s forethought in keeping the trio alive and Sawyer didn’t believe his surrender.
Nice touch about Walt, who returned, in a sense.
Premonition? Astral projection? Smoke monster? Island incarnate? Locke’s soulmate? Discuss.
With Ben captured and the Looking Glass sunk, what is to become of The Others, who are now leaderless and out of contact with Jacob?
Will Richard take over? Is Mikhail ever dead?
How long do the beach six stay put? How long will the other group wait at the tower? Is it February 2008 yet?
That’s it, folks. Too much? Too little? Just enough?
Whatever the case, this season ending with as many dangling plots as the other two and it’s just as delicious a wait. See you soon and in the blogosphere.
Like Desmond’s premonition?
Actually our Jack?
Future or alternate reality?
Christian Shepherd alive (or Jack Oxy’d out)?
UPDATE: What got Jack hooked on Oxy (other than the drug itself)? Was he hurt being saved from the island? Is their “psychic pain”? Was his original prescription also a forgery (like Christian’s)? Was Christian’s real (b/c he’s still alive)?
UPDATE II: Who’s in the box (I think Sawyer, some think Locke or Ben)? Who’s waiting for Kate?
A few more points before the witching hour:
UPDATE: The spoiler post I didn’t read before and I’m glad I didn’t. For the record, Jenn figured out the twist just after the island rescue call Jack made. Good on her.