By Heather O.
I like that they tied up the Jin meets Sayid interlude—well done, writers! And I like that Jin is still trying to do the right thing, even in the alternate reality.
But I wish Jin and Sun would find each other already. Sheesh.
And Sun’s whole aphasia thing? Oh BROTHER. Sorry, as an SLP, the whole thing just made me roll my eyes. Aphasia is “temporary” in the sense that it can improve after months of therapy, and you would NOT be able to write in a different language. Aphasics have just as difficult or more difficult time writing, and they write how they talk. It is indeed possible that a person with aphasia would speak in a different language, if that language was their first language, so they sort of got that right, but oh hey, there also is that little issue that a bump on the forehead is not really all that close to the language centers. I mean, sorta kinda maybe, but, um, not really.
And this is LOST. They make up crap all the time–why bother using a real disorder and then screwing it up? Why not just make something up? I mean, really, if you’re going to use something real, then GET IT RIGHT, PEOPLE!
Phew! Speech Therapy rant over.
Like I said, this episode sort of made me go meh. We didn’t learn much, did we? We know Flocke is trying to get off this island, and we know that Richard and Widmore are on the same side now, or at least are united in a common cause against an enemy.
The only real surprise was Desmond. What the HECK is he doing there??
Weigh in, fellow Losties. And fellow SLPs, if you’re so inclined .