Still, I liked this episode. I like the ones that set up questions to be answered later on, which I think this one did. I agree, the season finale ought to be good. They've gotten good at making really great, almost epic season finales. Funny as it may sound, I can't wait to see where this is going for the series finale, which I think is still two years away.
Kate in the hallway scene......Wow.
The most intriguing line of the night for me was Miles Straum asking "Where does all this power come from?"
Apparently, Jack does find out in a future episode that he and Claire are related, since he knows that Aaron is his half-nephew.
Who was the man in the preview for next week's episode that said he's been dead for 12 years?
Correction - It wasn't Miles Straum that asked where the power came from, but Daniel Faraday. Mixed up my freighter folk!
I'm guessing the guy who said he'd been dead for 12 years was one of the Dharma people that Ben (supposedly) killed along with his father. Looked like he was wearing one of those uniforms. He even looked familiar to me. Maybe we saw him in that episode?
I know it may not be popular, but the Jack/Kate future is not really of as much interest to me. I do like seeing Jack and his father and Hurley, but the Kate/Aaron thing is still weird. Hopefully that gets cleared up sometime.
Not sure who he is on the show....but he's the little **** guard from the movie The Green Mile as well as one of the rapists in A Time To Kill. He likes being the 'bad guy' in gigs. Kind of like Ben on Lost. He was a serial killer on the tv show The Practice, then he was in the movie Saw and now this.
And did you know that Michael Emerson (Ben on LOST) is from Tama, IA??
The guy who has been dead for 12 years appeared in the episode that showed what happened to the Dharma initiative. I think it was the guy who got Ben's dad, Roger, a job. I looked it up on IMDB. Goodspeed is his name.
Strange reaction from this episode for me. It didn't have the same "punch" last week's episode did, but it still was better than half the episodes this season. Next week looks excellent though. It looks like the finale could be leading the show in the direction of one of my personal theories about the island. I can't wait!
I thought it would have been great if they had killed off Jack at the end of this episode. Seems like he came down with appendicitis and the boom he's cured, yay Juliet. There has to be a larger reason as to how he got sick -- no reason for them to hype it up at the beginning of the episode (especially with Rose claiming that "no one gets sick, not on this island.", and Bernard responding dryly, "What, so you think he upset the Gods or something?")
Hurley's bringing up heaven, and so many dead people alive...it certainly brings me back to the pergatory aspects, which the writers have denied...perhaps its their own made up afterlife. I don't know. Tonight's was kind of slow.
As for the Frenchwoman, isn't she supposed to have a flashback one of these days? And is everyone really totally dead on the island?
Why show the brother and sister getting bitten by those spiders, and the time release of the venom, if they were never going to come back to that?
I think earlier in the series, one of the characters made a reference to the dead on the island, that they don't truly stay dead unless you bury them. Perhaps the freighters that shot Alex's BF and Rousseau knew this, and made sure to painstakingly bury them. Otherwise, why not just leave them where they were?
I, along with the people I watched with, kind of thought this episode was a big turd. Part of that comes from the fact that we're sick of Jack's whining and have no interest in his love triangle. The flash forward didn't have much punch for me and where's the drama of surgery when you already know he survives? Plus, he's going to try to direct her on his own surgery? Give me a break, Jack.
That said, there were moments of intrigue and things might come together in the future because of episodes like tonight. I think it's really tough when there's so many different storylines, locations, characters going on at once and there seems to be more going on now than ever before. Oh well, not every episode can be a classic.