'cause this, as a reply to Ben's "There's still time to escape...":
Long have I loved our former Iraqi Republican Guard, our Ninja in the black wife beater. But it appears Mr. Kung Fu Fighting (as Cara texted to me during this episode--"Everybody was kung fu fighting...") is now kicking for the dark side.
Queue the Imperial March from Star Wars.
Rather than recap what I found to be a very confusing and mysterious episode, let's jump straight to the sussing, shall we?
*Dogen (God rest his soul) referred to Fake Locke as "evil incarnate."
Call me bonkers, but my definition of "evil incarnate" is Satan/The Devil/The Man Downstairs, whatever you wanna call him. Are we finally to believe/accept that the Man in Black/Fake Locke is the bad guy? That he's inherently evil? If so, what does this make Jacob?
*Ahhh, Martin Keamy...
Don't hate me, but Kevin Durand (who portrays Keamy) has the sexiest voice ever. EVER!
Just as he did in the Season 4 finale, Sayid opens up his can of whup-ass on one Martin Keamy, leaving him deader than dirt. It seems that regardless of timeline, regardless of locale, Sayid is gonna have the last laugh, as far as Keamy's concerned.
But let's discuss...what does Keamy have to do with Jin in this timeline? Does he still work for Widmore? Why's he storing a Korean in a freezer? And didn't those eggs look delicious?
"It puts the lotion in the basket!"
It's apparent that Claire has "done gone and lost her mind," as Shannon so succinctly put it in last week's recap of "Lighthouse." If the mangy hair and eerie crooning of "Catch A Falling Star" weren't enough to cement her position in the loony bin, the two things Claire yelled to Kate from the depths of the pit are more than enough to convince me that she's riding the crazy train: "I'm not the one who needs rescuing!" and "He's coming, Kate. He's coming, and you can't stop him."
*Dogen is now deader than a doornail, and Fake Locke is able to enter the temple...
But whyyyyyyyyyy? Or, better put...WHYYYYYYYYYYY? Was Dogen the only thing keeping the Man in Black out of the temple?
My 5+ years of being an uber fan of Lost have left me with somewhat of a swelled head. Like most hardcore Losties, I have a pretty good idea of where this journey is leading us. Yet now I'm hearing a hissing sound...and it's the sound of the air being let out of my head. Because, like Claire, I've done lost my mind over this episode.
I came thisclose to writing this post as:
It's literally how I felt the minute "Sundown" ended. Don't get me wrong, I loved this episode...as I usually love the Sayid-centric hours. But I'm stymied, y'all. Really and truly perplexed.
and by "hold me," I clearly mean I want HIM to hold me:
Commence with the discussing...shed light on this mystery-laden episode, please!