Thursday, March 06, 2008

"The Other Woman"

We had a pretty good episode of LOST tonight. Not great but pretty good. Frankly I don't think that anything could top last week's fantastic episode. Still, this one was pretty good and had quite a few reveals in it.

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We learned a little more about Juliet this week, first and foremost that she is not one of the Oceanic 6 and that the Others had a therapist. It turns out that Juliet started having an affair with the therapists husband, hence the title of the episode. Of course the title makes a second reference to Juliet in that she is the Other woman among the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.

All those theories about astral projection are in play again as we saw the Others' therapist appear to Juliet to tell her she must kill Daniel and Charlotte. I would have chalked it up to only being in Juliet's mind, but Jack saw her too and he even talked to her. Then she simply vanished. This is not that dissimilar to Walt's mysterious appearances during Season 2. And let's not forget the whispers. They came back this week too. So what's the deal?

Daniel and Charlotte contained some deadly chemicals and possibly saved everyone on the island from being gassed. But in saving everyone on the island, they also made it possible for exploitation by outsiders. Which leads us to Ben and Locke. Ben made a deal with Locke for his freedom. Ben finally came through on a promise of answers. So Charles Widmore is as bad as we've all thought he was. The freighter is not Penny's; it belongs to her father. He wants to find the island and he probably used Desmond and the real Henry Gale to help him in his quest. Remember, the real Henry Gale died sometime after his hot air balloon crashed on the island. If you recall, his balloon bore the Widmore Labs name. Was that way to get a homing device onto the island? Perhaps that's a bit far fetched but who knows in this crazy world of LOST.

So what else does Ben agree to tell Locke? The identity of his man on the freighter. And the man is.....But we are going to find out next week according to the preview. My guess is still Michael. It makes the most sense seeing as how we know he will be reintroduced this season and I'm frankly surprised it's taken this long.

So we got a lot more story progression, but as I said, last week's episode was a real tough act to follow. This was a good one but it will be hard to outshine "The Constant."

1 comment:

Bubba's Sis said...

I think it's Michael, too.

I thought it odd that the therapist lady said that Juliet "looks just like her" when referring to Ben's fascination with Juliet. Who is that other woman?

How does Charles Widmore know about the island?

If Juliet were to be rescued, would she be considered one of the Oceanic 6 even tho she wasn't on the flight? Are there others rescued who are NOT the Oceanic 6? Is Aaron one of the six?

So many questions!!!!