What a great pre-finale episode. Lots of story movement with characters lining up on different sides in preparation for what is promising to be one helluva a cliffhanger.
This is the first episode in a long time where we had all of our characters. And I loved it.
The look on Juliet's face when Kate walked down into that sub was so telling. She loves Sawyer, but she doesn't believe he loves her as much as she loves him. Or as much as he loves Kate. And it was clear on Sawyer's face that he is torn between the two of them. He has deep feelings for Kate. But he also loves Juliet and maybe feels a little bit of an obligation or responsibility to her because of the past three years. Now how are they going to get back to the Island (with little Charlotte and baby Miles staying off of it) as they're clearly back on the Island in the previews for next week's episode.
Jack just gets caught on a single idea, and he can't let go of it, can he. He can't try to look around it to the possible consequences. Bless his heart. He believes that he's doing the right thing. I guess we'll see if first of all he can pull it off. Secondly, if it's the right move. Personally, I'll be very VERY VERY disappointed and highly pissed off if this show ends with them landing safely in LA because Daniel's plan worked. I think it's too easy of an ending. And a HUGE let down for everything that's happened. Because we experienced it along with the characters. We too suffered the deaths and misery as well as the hope and joy they experienced. Might as well have Jack wake up in Australia with it all being a dream, ala Dallas.
Sometimes the tertiary characters on this show are more interesting than the main characters. Phil was clearly enjoying the violence and investigative techniques Stewart was using on Sawyer. So he took it a step further. And the looks of shock on Horace's and Stewart's faces were hilarious. It was clearly not a step they expected from Phil.
Interesting how Richard is now worried about Locke. Wonder if he and Ben will try to team up against him. Richard definitely seemed reluctant to go to Jacob. What is the deal with Jacob anyway?? And why does Locke want to kill him? What will that accomplish?
I am becoming more and more convinced that Locke is another Starbuck. Especially with that comment from Richard about him looking different. Those of you who have seen Battlestar Gallactica may remember how Starbuck's Viper looked different after she returned from Earth. I don't think Locke's resurrection returned him to a human, living body. But he's returned as a heavenly one. Perhaps angelic, such as Starbuck, with a specific purpose. Locke's statements about not being afraid of what Ben could do, his almost omniscience, and how the Island is talking to him, further the argument that Locke is more angel than human. And I cannot wait to see how it plays out.