Oh, how I love this show. I grinned and laughed and cheered through the whole thing. If you haven't watched it yet, please be aware--SPOILERS!!
Why was this such a great episode? I think in part what I loved is that we got to see a little bit of everyone (except Desmond, who I'm assuming is sailing to LA to bring Penny to her death). We saw progression in both the island storyline and the Oceanic 6 storyline. We saw Sayid beat someone up (always hot), Sawyer display his humor ("thank you Lord!....I take that back!") and his heartbreak, Juliet in her complexity, Jack back in action as the fixer ("I can fix this, Kate, I can fix this") , Ben the master manipulator, Locke with his wisdom ("I needed that pain to get to where I am now"), Sun and her vengeance, Hurley in his prison jumpsuit, Rousseau in her younger pregnant state, and best of all....JIN VERY MUCH ALIVE!!!!!!!!! I was so so happy, though I glimpsed him in the preview a couple of weeks ago. I guess the island isn't through with Jin yet, and hopefully Sun will learn next week that she's been grieving for 3 years for the wrong reason. We also saw Ajira Airways make it on the show.
Now, I'm worried about Miles and Juliet with their nosebleeds and I guess we can assume that the others will soon be affected as well. The Oceanic Six need to hurry on back!
Line with the most truth:
Jack: Ben is on our side.
Sayid: The only side he's on is his own.
This episode gets a 4.75/5....because it was so much fun to watch. I suspect that others will disagree since there wasn't much advancement of the core mythology, but I just loved seeing everyone in their truest form.
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