By Heather O.
I wish I remembered more from previous seasons, i.e, who have we seen before. Have we seen Zoe? Have we seen the woman Sawyer arrested? And did anybody else think that Zoe looks like the actress who plays Rousseau? I thought for a second that it WAS her, and that she was time traveling or something. And yes, I realize that when TIME TRAVELING makes more sense than being a survivor of a plane crash, it means that this show has some serious issues.
It was nice to see Sawyer again, but other than the neat little interplay with him chasing down Kate in his alternate reality, he’s pretty much the same guy. Okay, yeah, trying to be a good guy, I suppose, but his revenge scenario is the same.
Flocke was interesting, though, and I got the impression that he pretty much knows what people are thinking. He knew if Sawyer had tried to lie about Widmore, and Sawyer probably knew that. He didn’t try to tell Claire the truth about Aaron, as if he’d known she’d go after Kate and he could get Kate’s trust by protecting Kate when Claire did what he knew she’d do. Interesting.
And did anybody else think Sayid looked like a robot? C’mon, evil Sayid is interesting, tortured Sayid is interesting, and even Sayid being good is interesting. Catatonic Sayid is not interesting. Does he not have a brain anymore? Doesn’t care about anybody? Sitting by watching Claire try to kill Kate—was he rooting for Claire, or just not interfering because he knew Flocke didn’t want him to? Whatever the reason, I found him rather dull.
I’m glad they are at least acknowledging Widmore, even if they had to add new people to do it. But I swear, if they end this show the way they did Alias, with the whole, “We don’t really have an explanation for who this mystical prophet is that we’ve been using to string you along the whole time, and really, it doesn’t matter who he is, what is really important is what he made the characters do.”
Newsflash, J. J. Abrams. IT MATTERS. You’ve got to give us something good, and I mean REALLY GOOD in these last 8 episodes. 8 isn’t very much, guys. C’mon, make us proud.