I’m not a big fan of Sun and Jin. I mean, I have nothing against Sun and Jin – they’re certainly very pretty to look at – but I’ve just never been all that interested in their storyline. One season of Sawyer and Juliet, and I was devastated when they were torn apart. One episode of Richard and his doomed wife, and I was a sobbing mess by the end of the hour. But six seasons of Sun and Jin and I maybe got a little chokey when Jin was looking at pictures of his little girl, but, really, beyond that? Meh.
I think that it has something to do with Jin. Sun’s gorgeous and fiery and really kinda kick-ass, but Jin? He’s only ever seemed a misogynist asshole (early on, when he was all ‘button your shirt, woman’) or a bit of a wuss and/or perpetual sidekick, and this week’s episode did nothing to change that. Was it just me who thought that it seemed that it was really Sun who was in charge in Sideways World? And who noticed that she didn’t return his ‘I love you’? And who wondered if the baby she was carrying was even his?
Eh, whatever. The episode brought back Desmond, so I was happy.
1) ‘The Package,’ I think, refers not only to Desmond, but to Sun and Jin, who we will (I bet) discover are a ‘package’ deal when it comes to Jacobean candidacy.
2) Sun lost her ability to speak English: was that really because of the bump to her head, or did Smocke work some Island mojo on her when she was passed out? I’m not buying that whole aphasia thing. Because, didn’t Locke lose his voice – or rather, the Island take his voice away - a few seasons back, when he was struggling with that whole ‘man of faith’ thing? I’m too lazy to go search Lostpedia – anyone else remember this?
3) Whaddup with that tomato? “Somebody forgot to tell it that it was supposed to die.” Huh. Wasn’t Sun told at some point that she was supposed to die? Like, because she was pregnant? I’m laying my bets now that that statement was more important than the tomato. Does it refer to Sun avoiding the death that was predicted with her pregnancy? Or does it suggest that the Sideways timeline – in which Sun seems to be facing near-certain death – is the way things are ‘supposed’ to be?
4) Richard Alpert seems filled with renewed purpose – but does it strike anyone else as odd that he’d all of a sudden know what to do, when just one episode ago he was insisting that he had no idea what to do, that Jacob hadn’t told him, stupid Jacob? Did Ghost Wife give him the new instructions on getting to Hydra Island and destroying the plane? And if so, was it really Ghost Wife – or was it maybe Smocke, in the form of Ghost Wife? After all, I have my doubts that Smocke needs the plane to leave the Island. What we do know about what needs to happen for him to be ‘freed’ is that all the candidates need to be killed. Maybe he’d want the plane destroyed, like, say, with all the candidates on it…
5) Charles Widmore used to be at war with Ben, who was on the side of Jacob. Now he’s at war with Smocke. Where do Ben and Jacob fit into that conflict? Remember a couple of seasons ago, when Ben responded to the death of Alex by going to Widmore and threatening to go after Penny? Wasn’t there some reference to the two of them (Ben and Widmore) not being able to kill each other? Like, you know, how Jacob and MIB/Smocke couldn’t kill each other directly? DISCUSS.
6) Sawyer NOM NOM NOM.
7) Desmond NOM NOM NOM.
8) I am finding Jack less and less irritating. Kate, however, has the power to irritate even when she’s only onscreen for thirty seconds. Is it wrong for me to say that I hope Crazy Claire does kill her?
9) That was terrible. I take that back. I hope that Crazy Claire just smacks her around a bit.
10) Work on ‘Everything That I Needed To Know About Parenting I Learned From Lost’ continues apace. Lessons from this week: don’t get shot in the gut when you’re pregnant.
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