[Editor's Note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't seen this episode of "Lost" yet, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER.]
After last week's instant-classic episode, Tuesday night's "Lost" could only pale in comparison... which it did. Yet thankfully the writers moved the plot forward just enough that I really enjoyed it. It's hard to believe that only six episodes remain, and you can really feel the momentum going into the finale.
The "flash-sideways" were back, filling in the blanks of what happened to Sun and Jin between their time at the airport and Sayid meeting Jin tied up in a restaurant freezer. It seems that the changes with each character have been more drastic in each look at the parallel timeline, and this time we find that Jin and Sun are not married but they are secretly together, and she is still carrying his child.
It turns out that the money that Jin was delivering to Keamy was payment for Jin himself to be whacked, since Sun's father found out about their relationship. In the midst of all this comes a blast from the past (or future, in a way): Mikhail, who serves as the Kwons' interpreter for Keamy. Once Sayid comes into the picture, as we saw a few episodes ago, he gives Jin a blade with which to free himself, and Jin takes down Mikhail (shooting him in the eye!) to rescue his wife, who unfortunately gets hit in the crossfire.
In the current timeline, the Man in Black tries to recruit Sun but she runs away from him and ends up hitting her head badly, so much so that she can no longer speak English. While that's happening, Widmore's people spring into action, taking Jin.
Why Jin? He was around in the 1970s working on Dharma grid maps of the island showing areas of high electromagnetism. Demanding to see Widmore, Jin is granted that chance, and Widmore explains that he is bent on stopping the Man in Black from leaving the island. Widmore would like him to see the "package" behind the mysterious submarine door which Sawyer passed. Who else could it be, but Desmond, whom Sayid, now spying for the Man in Black, sees being carried off the submarine in a daze? FULL POST
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