By Heather O.
Turns out Richard probably was a slave on the Black Rock, or had something to do with that boat. Turns out he is sort of immortal. Kind of. Turns out Jack actually sort of kinda believes in the island now, which he always sort of wanted to do but just couldn’t manage to actually commit to. But if Jacob touched Jack via a candy bar, does that count as touching him?
Turns out Widmore is still around, although I can’t for the life of me figure out what he’s doing there. But I’m glad they just didn’t drop him completely.
And that chemistry teacher–he is Dr. Artzt, right? I couldn’t place him until Hurley mentioned trying to get him out of his T-shirt for 2 days. I can’t place the Principle, though. He must be somebody we’ve already met, right?
BTW, Artzt means doctor in German. Just a little aside, there.
I liked the whole redemption of Ben Linus stuff, though, and it turns out Ben can be as pathetic as he is evil. I kept thinking the whole time, “Wow, he’s such a little man. How did I not notice how short he is?” But it was nice to see him tortured by normal stuff, rather than torturing other people, as well as get a chance to redeem himself in terms of sacrificing Alex. But what was that stuff about the Dharma initiative? How did Ben and his dad get off the island? More questions, more questions….
But how cool was it to see Miles with Nikki and Paulo’s diamonds? That made me laugh, I’ll admit. And it’s a small concession from the writers that they are indeed committed to tying up all loose ends. Maybe. Is Jack’s statement, “We go back to where we started” the writer’s message to us, that the last line is going to be something like, ‘We love together, or we die alone’? I dunno. Could be good, I guess. They do have their work cut out for them, though.
Weigh in, fellow Losties. Overall, I thought it was good stuff this time.