When tonight's episode was over, Hubs turned to me and said, "So, what can you write about that?"
It wasn't very tidy, was it? Let's re-cap what we learned:
-- Boat people were never going to take the Losties off the island. Not a huge surprise, but at least it's confirmed.
-- Ben is a cold-hearted snake. Oh wait, we already knew that. (It was hard to feel much sympathy for him when Alex died, since he seemed, to me, almost directly responsible. He definitely won't win Daddy Of the Year.)
-- The smoke monster is alive and well. And wasn't that an interesting twist to find yourself rooting for it? I thought that was a Great Lost Moment, when it took out the bad guys.
-- Now we know why Sayid has teamed up with Ben, post-island. He's motivated by revenge.
-- Every week we learn that the relationship between Ben and Widmore is more complicated (and, it appears, more integral to the plot). Tonight on the message boards (Yes! I read them! Geek alert!) someone suggested that perhaps Ben and Widmore are related, kind of a good twin/bad twin thing. This is a throwback to the book Bad Twin, which was touted in an earlier season by Lost producers as holding some answers.
What am I missing? Did we learn anything else?
A few more observations:
-- Jack is sick! What would we do without him? If the producers kill him off, I'll stop watching. Oh, who are we kidding, no I won't. But I'll watch sullenly.
-- Sawyer. I just love him. When he was being so protective of Claire, my heart got a little melty. But I still think he needs a haircut and a bath.
-- My Hubs (who, incidentally, is much cuter than Sawyer, and also has a more impressive committment to personal hygiene) made an interesting observation. He pointed out that twice Ben referenced Widmore "changing the rules". What rules? And who set the rules?
-- You know what? I have to say that I don't miss the Juliet story lines.
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