Not only did I want to get knee deep in embedding tweets to my blog posts, but I loved Larry's late night tweet for two reasons. 1) this guy is the biggest Lost hater that if he says it was a great ep, you know it was a great ep and 2) his second point about Jin and Sun is so true and I bet no one else is going to say anything about it.
Yeah sure Jin was an absolute stud for being so strong and staying by his wife to die together. Of course it was an emotional moment, rivaling Charlie's drowning of season three *Update- and Juliet's* for most heart-wrenching death of the series. Yeah I absolutely bawled like a little girl. But let's not forget this very important point by Lar. The both of you are leaving your baby girl an orphan!
Yeah we get it that you never want to leave each other because you are so in love, but what about the breathtaking little girl that you were weeping over less than an hour ago? Jin you were so excited to see the pictures of her on the camera, but when you could have saved your own life to somehow get off the Island and spend the rest of your time on earth with what you and Sun gave to this world, you chose to kill yourself while holding hands. Interesting decision at best. At worst? Terrible move by you bro. I'm saving myself, I don't care how much I love Sun.
So how did we get to that epic moment in Lost history? Well sit back, have a Dharma beer and listen up. A ton of this episode was build up to get us all to the submarine. That build up was just so good. What's UnLocke really want? What's his game with the plane and the C4? What's Sawyer really up to? How's Jack gonna get this whole thing right?
The gang is currently captured by Widmore and his people and where are they sent? The cages! Sawyer obviously doesn't want to go in them again, but once Widmore threatens to shoot Kate they all willingly go. Widmore is willing to kill Kate because she is not on his list of names. Sawyer, Hugo, the Kwons are. Where did he get the candidate names? Good question.
Jack, continuing to stud it up in season six, joins forces with Smokey to get the gang out of the cages. When Kate asks the good doctor, "What are you doing here?" Jack calmly replies, "I'm with him." Of course he's not with Smokey, but his delivery of this line is awesome.
So now that MIB has everyone he needs together, we get to the good stuff. The UnLocke Monster gets C4 out of the Ajira plane that he claimed he wanted to use to get off the Island and shows it to the gang in order to gain their trust. Solid move. It's then that he claims that there could be more on the plain and Widmore will try to blow them all up if they get on the plane. I see where you're going with this there Smokey.
Only thing left to do is leave on the submarine (just what Sawyer wanted to do in the first place). Interesting how that all works out for MIB. Now everyone has so many different motives. Sawyer wants to leave with everyone except Smokey and/or Claire and Sayid. Jack wants to stay and could really care less what everyone else does. The MIB wants everyone to think he wants to leave with them, but really wants them all to get on the sub, which of course happens.
Jack is forced on due to the fact that his beloved Kate is shot and he needs to tend to her wounds. Once on board Sawyer starts the boat leaving. Well, well, well what is this? Another piece of C4 with a timer on it in Jack's back pack.
Well yeah! Jack, and I, have been saying this for a while now. The Man In Black needs them all to die in order for him to get what he wants, which may or may not be to leave the Island. I first asked why did the MIB need to go through such an elaborate plan to kill all these people? Why not just turn into the smoke monster and throw them all around until they're dead? Well obviously because they're candidates and he can't kill them.
As Jack explains, the MIB needs them to kill each other. The bomb is not rigged to blow according to Jack. If they don't touch any wires it will not go off. I think I'm in agreement with this analysis by Jacko. The problem is that Sawyer doesn't trust Jack's reasoning and does a half-assed job pulling out some wires. The countdown of course starts going faster and Sayid decides to take one for the team.
Before running down the other end of the sub and blowing himself up, Sayid tells Jack that he needs to get Desmond out of the well because he is important. Yes! We all knew Desmond was important since he first started seeing the future, but it's so great to hear it come out of a character's mouth. "Why are you telling me this?" Jack asks the man of the Republican Guard. Well like I've been writing for a long time now, "it's going to be you Jack." How Sayid knows that Jack will be the one to take Jacob's place I'm not sure. Maybe he meant something completely different, but if not I'm excited. Jack has steadily been making his way back into my good graces and if he is the man that rules the Island for the next 1,000 years or so, I'll be happy.
And then we got Sawyer knocked on conscious and Sun trapped on the sub. Jack saved Sawyer and left Sun for dead with her husband. I truly sad moment, but they were collateral damage. What kind of consequence will all of these deaths be in the end? Will the sideways world have any effect on what happens to those who have died in Island world? I'm not sure, but it was quite a moment for the time being.