April 14th, 2010
08:44 AM ET

One shocker after another on 'Lost'

Here's a quick example of what was going through my head at various points during Tuesday night's episode of "Lost:"

"Alright, they're off to blow up that plane and - WHOA! What just happened?!?!?"

And later in the episode: "What an interesting encounter between Desmond and Ben and... WHAT IS DESMOND DOING?!?!?!"

And.. scene.

With just a few precious episodes left, "Lost" is cramming in a lot of plot and with it, a lot of plot twists. And yes, some answers (What are the whispers in the forest? Lost souls who can't leave the island - checking that off my list. Thanks, Michael!).

As I mentioned here, Hurley has turned out to be almost as important a character to solving the mysteries of "Lost" as Desmond, so when this episode looked to be a "flash-sideways" about him, I knew that the plot would be moving forward in a big way. Indeed, many of the puzzle pieces of his story arc were resolved or at least mostly cleared up (except for that bird that said his name in season two... still hoping we'll find out about that one).

We now have a good idea about the significance of Libby being in the mental facility with Hurley, as she was also a mental patient in the alternate timeline, recognizing Hurley thanks to her ability to see the "real" timeline.

Thanks to a visit by Desmond at one of Hurley's own Mr. Cluck's restaurants (did you catch the employees using the Numbers?), Hurley began to be convinced that there really was something to what she was saying. A kiss from Libby sealed the deal in a scene that rivaled last week's underwater encounter between Desmond and Charlie as a pure rush.

Back on the island, Ilana and her crew prepared to blow up the plane before the Man in Black could use it to leave the island, but then some unstable dynamite quickly sent her to an Arzt-like fate, putting a major dent in those plans (followed by an even bigger dent caused by Hurley who used more dynamite to destroy the Black Rock, soon after a warning from Michael's ghost).

Interestingly, Jacob and Hurley haven't spoken too recently, as we saw when Hurley, making up orders from Jacob, headed off on his own with the rest of the candidates (and Lapidus in tow) to meet with "Smokey." However, I have a sinking feeling that Richard, Ben and Miles had the better idea to destroy the plane.

Sayid arrives at the Man in Black's camp with Desmond, "the package." This is still the new Desmond, who is not unlike Jack in his zen attitude... considering how the Man in Black dealt with Des, by pushing him into the donkey-wheel well (yet another jaw dropper), one shudders to think what he has in store for Jack, who showed up with the rest of the candidates at episode's end - the Man of Science and the Man of Faith, now very changed men, meet again for the first time.

... And that wasn't the end either, because the final scene took place at Ben and Locke's school, the location for Desmond's next stop in the alternate timeline. After a light interrogation by a suspicious Ben, Desmond... floored it and hit the wheelchair-bound Locke! Um... What?!?! Is Desmond trying to trigger knowledge of the island in Locke in a more forceful way than usual? Is he trying to kill Locke, hoping that might kill the Man in Black? What exactly is Desmond trying to accomplish, anyway?

Just think, with four episodes left, that's probably just a taste of the twists still in store.

Some stray observations:

– Picking up from last week's callback "the island is not done with you yet," Ben mentioned that the island seemed to be "done" with Ilana. This returns to the concept that the island is a sentient being in some form, as opposed to a place being manipulated by mystical forces.

-The ability of Hurley to whip out a checkbook at will certainly made it easier for him to solve some mysteries.

– Another great "Zen Master" Jack scene here, where he explained to Hurley that he has made his peace with having a hand in the death of Juliet.

– Just like it was with Desmond and Faraday, love led to Hurley's awakening about the plane crash and the island. For all the science and deep philosophy here, matters of the heart are also central to "Lost."

– Interesting conversation between Hurley and Miles about their experiences with the dead. Miles seems surprised that ghosts "yell at" Hurley so often.

– Dharma's Dr. Chang pops up honoring Hurley as a captain of industry in the alternate timeline. We still don't know what became of the Dharma Initiative there.

– Samm Levine played one of Hurley's fast food employees: "Freaks and Geeks" alumni alert!

– Quite a few scenes here reminiscent of the past: Ilana's death and Arzt's death, Hurley blowing up the Black Rock and Locke blowing up the sub, and the similarities between the Man in Black's attempt to kill Desmond, and Ben's first attempt to kill Locke. Speaking of which, I'm fairly certain that Desmond is still alive, in both timelines.

Phew, that's a lot to chew on before next week. What caught your attention this week? Why do you think Desmond hit Locke? Share your thoughts and theories below (here is one iReporter's take)... and while you're at it, post a video describing how you would like to see "Lost" end (in 30 seconds or less) on CNN iReport.

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  18. May

    @ Brett: we've all been watching the show for 6 years and only now are we starting to figure some things out. There isn't a chance for you to figure much out by reading a blog. Wait till the box set is out and watch it then.

    As for the ending...I suspect that they won't be answering everything. I think they're gonna end it in true Lost fashion with a cliffhanger of new questions and possibilities. They will answer most of the questions. And we will understand the bigger concept, but come on, what we love about lost is the very fact that we never understand anything. It makes us think, analyze, predict, theorize....that's what sets it apart from other shows who've tried to compete (Heroes, Flashforward, even V). We all want to leave the show on a high. And what's more exciting than seeing the Lost logo splashed on our screens, hearing that end-of-episode bang, and with jaws dropped asking: huhn???!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Vijay

    I am watching LOST and i started it to see the survival instincts of the losties, but writers ruined it with their ISLAND,MIB bla bla halucinations.

    April 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Vijay

    I guess the writers started drinking too much and they have alocohol issues.so ten writers write whatever they want to.

    April 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Joel

    When Jack stared into Locke's eyes, he realized he was actually looking into his father's eyes

    April 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Adam

    It seems that the 'memories' in the flash-sideways are triggered by a very strong moment that occured to the specific character. It is definetly primarily emotional (Desmond seeing Charlie's note about Penny on his hand; Hurley's love for Lilly, etc.)

    Prediction: Jack will fix Locke's spine in the flash-sideways and Locke will 'remember' what it felt like to walk when he crashed on the island in S1.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  23. A

    I saw something on youtube i think, my mom showed it to me. it was this guy who was on lost, i think he's going to have a part in the finale, anyways he was interviewing for a commercial and the guys interviewing him was asking him about lost and he said something about how 'maybe thats why jack shot kate', and how jack was jacob. idk if this is true but if i can find the link i'll post that.

    also ben is the best :]

    April 15, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  24. Lew

    @phil: Glad you mentioned Jack's expression. Everyone's been talking about the look on Locke's face but how about Jack's expression. Was that shock? Fear? In looking at Locke did Jack realize or become aware of something?

    Though this is the first time (I think) that Jack has seen the MIB in Locke's body since returning to the island, he knew there were going to see Locke so Jack shouldn't have been surprised simply by the appearance of Locke. It seems like he sensed something more sinister.

    April 15, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  25. phil

    did anybody else see the look in Jack's eyes when he first saw Locke again? What made me go whoo was the look on Locke's face when he saw Jack. It was like he was looking at the black smoke and thinking how cr*p. I am glad I DVR'd this season to go back and watch before the final show.

    April 15, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  26. lostlady

    does anyone see any significance in who Penny's mother is? i feel that this might play a role somewhere since Des is such a key player. thoughts?

    April 15, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  27. Kelly

    I think all the people in the alternate time line will end up on the island

    April 15, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  28. Mi Lyn

    Ben is a selfish guy who will do whatever it takes to get what he thinks is right.

    April 15, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  29. Sanelli

    richard miles and ben? that seems like a bad mix doesn't it? for whatever reason i am still convinced ben is a bad guy so where ever he goes, death is soon to follow

    April 15, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  30. Lew

    I'm assuming of course that Sawyer locks her up and doesn't let her go.

    April 15, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  31. Lew

    Remember when Kate and Sawyer consumated their relationship in one of the polar bear cages at the Hydra Station?

    What if the two of them being in a jail cell together triggers their awareness of the island timeline? Just throwing that out there.

    April 15, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  32. crystal

    i mean the kid that Flocke saw when he was with Desmond???

    April 15, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  33. crystal

    did i miss something this season? who is that kid that Flocke didn't want to deal with??

    April 15, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  34. Wes Q.

    Desmond will be arrested by Sawyer and Miles. He will then proceed to "open their eyes" about the island. I'm sure he'll also encounter a recently arrest Kate there as well. I can also imagine Ben will show up to testify as a witness. Thus both Kate and Ben will be convinced of the truth.

    Locke will, of course, be taken to Jack's hospital. Locke's near death experience (a la Charlie) will cause him to remember the real timeline. He'll then convince Jack as well. Also Sayid will be at the hospital visiting his injured brother, and Jin will arrive with an injured Sun.

    So it won't take long for all of the main characters in the flash sideways timeline to start remembering the real timeline. Assuming that the timeline we've all come to know and love even is the real timeline...

    April 15, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  35. brenda

    I have watched Lost since the beginning and have loved it. However, since last season with all the flashbacks and flashforwards and whatever, I am so tottally confused I do not watch it anymore.

    April 15, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  36. swright

    @ Sarah – I had not noticed that but you are right, the women have sort of been on the back burner while "the men handle things". Hopefully this will all change and the women will start making a more pivotal decisions. There are still a lot of questions that have not been answered yet, and some of them involve the ladies, so maybe they are saving the best for last or something.

    @ lostfan – LOL! yours would be the most shocking, but i'm cheering for yours!

    @ K8bug – You're right, I don't think they were thinking to clearly when they brought back Dr. Chang and did not age him at all. He should have looked way older.

    @ Jeannie – I do not like how Sayid has turned out either, I believe that he will be killed soon. Perhaps making him evil is the writers why of justifying it and making it easier for us to deal with.

    @ Eman – You're right, willy wonka was also looking for a replacement, maybe this is some sort of nod to the fact that they will explain more about what being a candidate is in the next episode.

    @ Christy – Sawyer is getting obnoxious right now. I think the writers are in such a hurry to put in so much information, that the people seem like they are acting out of their normal character, or exagerated behavior.

    April 15, 2010 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  37. Hira Hira

    I think the writers are pushing us to think exactly the opposite of what they are aiming for, I think the Smoke Monster is trapped on the Island by Jacob, Smokey is really the good guy and Jacob is the bad boy, Sayid will be the new Jacob and Jack will be the new Smoke Monster, now hit me with it.....

    April 15, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  38. just a thouth



    April 15, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  39. Aaron

    Does anyone remember that Ben and Whitmore hate each other? And I seem to remember Chuck threatening Ben if he ever got back to the island. Since he is currently in control of the plane that Benny Boy and Rico are going to make go boom boom, this will call for a showdown between the two!

    April 15, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  40. kaydeedee

    @ staycee: I think it was Ilana's bag of Jacob's ashes that Hurley took

    @ the blogger: I don't think it's correct to call Island World the "real" timeline. I think they're both real, but either only one world will be left standing or the characters will end up in one or the other based on the choices they make.

    Someone on another recap blog said they thought the Sideways World was the result of a deal that had been made and that's why Ms. Hawking/Mrs. Widmore scolded Desmond for poking around, messing things up. Interesting idea....I'm not sure the well Un-Locke threw Desmond into WAS the donkey wheel well, the area looked different. We'll see next week...

    The looks between Un-Locke and Jack were chilling. I think maybe it was a mistake to go charging into Un-Locke's camp. A BIG mistake. And using the Gene Wilder music from Willy Wonka in the preview was Sooo Creepy. Bad things are about to happen. And I can't wait. (Where IS Jacob?)

    April 14, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Lockeness

    Locke did come back changed, but he eventually got off the Island, which is "Smokey's" ultimate goal. And where the devil is Christian?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  42. nadia

    mu husband thinks the package is jin and sun's baby since she too shares the same last name as her parents. could she too be a "candidate"

    April 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Andy

    I think one of the most telling things from this episode was MIB/Locke's comment to desmond at the well – that he was not afraid. MIB/Locke has been using fear to manipulate the other characters and had to try and dispose of desmond (I don't think he has). No fear, no power.

    April 14, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Francisco

    I think locke is coming back to the island and there r going to be 2 lockes. Well locke from the states is going to help when he gets back to the island and the smoke locke is going to show his real face. That would be good but Desmond well he help sayid and Clare to get rid of the darkness in them. He stared with Desmond by helping sayid to snap out of it. Well we will see next week if im right. Paco

    April 14, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Matt M

    Ok this is really out of left field, but did they ever revisit Nicky and Paolo. I remember thinking after their episode that they must have to tie those two in somewhere..... however I dont remember the show ever going back to them at all in any significant way...

    April 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Greg

    the kid could be locke as a younger person and it's the real locke messing with this guy pretending to be him. That's just a thought and i think desmond is trying to get everyone together so they can all colectively remember what happens. It could be all in Hugo's head as some people suggest, that would be a cool ending. But i think it would be cool if hugo is actually imaginary. Maybe Locke. The whole good vs. evil thing has always been locke. So with this guy pretending to be him it could be locke's mind trying to free itself from his death. That would be really cool. Like Jacob is locke's good self, and smokey is the evil that locke tried to do away with. Just a thought. Maybe they are actually all dead and they were on that plane that widmore supposidly mocked up. And they are actually in hell. That would be an interesting ending.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Fakakam

    it's only a tv show, you idiots!

    April 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Infinity

    Concerning the episode when Hurley lost Libby: The end of the show seemed to indicate that the whole thing was in Hurley's head. i remember telling my son that (that) was what the show winds up to be.
    Maybe Hurley has multiple personalities and he's trying to consolidate them into one person?? Just a thought 🙂

    April 14, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  49. ken

    True, I know people that were blonde when they were kids. like my wife.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Mi Lyn

    Everyone is on this blonde/darker hair thing. The kid earlier in the season looked younger than the kid last night. A lot of times a kid's hair will get darker with age so it COULD be the same kid just a different age.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  51. ken

    It amazes me that a show like Lost can be successful because of it's complex and twisting plot seems to lock out new viewers. It's too hard to get into the middle and catch up when bizarre things are going on.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Name

    Why did Desmond try to 'off' Locke – obvious – payback for being pushed down the well in the parallel timeline!

    – see clearly there will be a timeline nexus where characters from both timelines will encounter each other – whereupon they will collapse into a catatonic heap and the show will end with the implosion of the universe – but not before Anna from V invades with her army of space ships and........THE BIG CRUNCH.....

    April 14, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  53. L

    Huh – I like your theory, I even like it better than the theory of love making people remember their time on the island. However, if it is contact with the people who died on the island wouldn't Sawyer have remembered when he got together with Charlotte?

    April 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Susan

    Brett – Watch the show, you idiot! 🙂 OK that was ugly, and I'm sure you're not a real idiot, but...seriously....dude....half of us actually watching the show can't even figure it out and you are asking us to piece is together for you via random blogs?! Give everyone a break, get ON the couch, and turn on your t.v....geesh...laziness has reached a new low.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  55. rickc

    I like the logic of the dead-alive pairing to jog peoples' awareness. That would work with Locke and Jack, too, next episode. Sawyer blew it when he ticked off the red-haired woman, but maybe that will be revisited. One question, I thought the "phantom kid" that had appeared before this was blond, and the one last night was darker-haired. Is everyone sure they're the same – or might they be the younger versions of the Cain-and-Abel duo?

    April 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Chad

    It will be easy to find a kid that looks like Walt. A lot of those young boys look alike. That and I think Locke has been the smoke monster all along. Does anyone remember if the episode in the first season where he had the white and black playing pieces was before or after his meeting with the smoke monster?

    April 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Andulamb

    It's obvious that Desmond has made it his mission to "show" every passenger of Flight 815 what Charlie showed to Desmond - a "vision" of the real timeline. That's why Desmond hit Locke with his car.

    Now, whether he is helping Locke have a vision by arranging for Locke to meet Jack, or whether Locke's vision will result directly from being hit by the car is still unknown.

    I personally feel that the visions are triggered by a person experiencing a moment in the alternate timeline that is simillar to a moment in the real timeline. For some people, that similar moment can be achieved simply by seeing someone from the real timeline. For others, they must have a more specfic experience.

    For instance, Desmond watching Charlie drown gave him a vision of watching Charlie drown in the real timeline. Charlie choking on his drugs was perhaps, again, simliar to his drowning. Hurley simply needed to kiss Libby to experience his vision. Locke's vision may be triggered by lying on the ground after an impact - which parallels his lying on the ground after the crash.

    A bigger question is, how does Desmond know what will trigger each person's vision? Perhaps once you have your vision, you are able to recognize each other person's trigger? Which would explain how Charlie knew Desmond's trigger.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  58. DiverGWR

    I think Eloise is directing Desmond in the alternate timeline. She seems to the only one in the full knowledge of both worlds. Ben killed Locke in the first timeline, so Desmond needs to do the job in the alternate.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Guest


    Locke and Jack have already met in the flash sideways. They met at the airport when locke was looking for his lost luggage and jack was there because they lost his father's body. Jack gave locke his card and told him that he would give locke a free consult. I think in order for them to have a memory flash, they need to touch on another. Kind of like when Jacob touched them.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Rick

    Guys and gals, the answer to all the questions for the show was given last night.


    Now we just need to sit back and see if that answer gets explained in more detail than Douglas Adams ever did...


    April 14, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  61. DrDeadline

    @Brett – Did I win anything?

    April 14, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Kgamermom

    Ok, so I thought Desmond (who's smoking hot in the sunglasses and suit, eh ladies?) ran over Locke so that he would be in the coffin when they took the second plane back to the island.
    Desmond is a human magnet, the core that has to attract all the correct people together to get them all back to the island to finish whatever was started there?? Just my dumb theory.......
    There will be many imitators of this series, but never one quite like it again. When it's over I will start at the beginning again, I think...

    I will be so sad when this show ends, and so glad at the same time. LOL

    April 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Fedir

    I apologize for the atrocious grammar. I'm in a hurry – Cheers.

    April 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Fedir


    Desmond's job is to release a huge amount of electro-magnetism...or blow up a bomb or something, in order to kill everyone who is on the island, (after revealing to those same people,in the alternate reality, their existance on the island). Then all the Losties will continue their lives back in the real world, but still remember everything that had occured during the crash and after, etc. They will live happily ever after and continue with their lives.

    Desmond is going to sacrifice his life with Penny to take over Jacob's old job. Either that, or Desmond will be resentful of the fact that he must stay on the island, and eventually take Man in Black's place, all while desperately trying to leave the Island.

    The ending scene:

    Desmond and John Locke sit on the rock (the same scene as we saw with Jacob and Man in Black). Desmond says "You have no idea how much I want to kill you"

    *Fade to black*


    April 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Jhardain

    1. Why is Lock in a wheel chair in the sideways?
    If his dad pushed him out a window why would Peg Bundy want to inviote him to the wedding?

    2. why is Kates name off the candidate list, she is not dead?

    3. Is Hurley rich in the sideways without the lottery and its bad luck numbers?
    If so why was he coming back from a trip to Australia where he went to find out about the numbers curse?

    4 episodes left, I hope they go out with a bang and not a whimper!!

    April 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Canonball

    I don't understand the need to blow up the plane when the only person that can fly it is one of the group intent on blowing it up.
    Just keep Lapis close and away from the plane.
    BTW Pow-Wow your obsevation about Locke being changed early in the series is a good one.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  67. LoveLost

    @Brett – Don't even try to understand what's currently going on. Just watch the show from the beginning. Just be careful – the show is addictive like crack. (especially when you don't need to wait a week or even a summer between episodes)

    April 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  68. tim

    also, unsure as to why people are questioning whether MIB/Locke is evil. I thought the first few episodes made it clear with it's foreshadowing (slow camera pans of locke with dark music and that nasty scar over his eye) that Locke would be the show's main antagonist.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  69. kelly

    @ chauncey jenkins...What Picture are you taking about?

    April 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Chauncey Jenkins

    In the picture, Locke is at the center, Jack and Sawyer are on opposite sides of him. Then various cast members are also on either side. Earlier in the season, it didn't make sense, Richard was on one side, but so and so was on the other. Now its coming into play and lining up. Google Lost Last Supper image and you'll see.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  71. LostFan58

    I think MIB is really I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    April 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  72. fRIEDmEGG

    I think we are going to find out this is all one giant game of Jumanji. Once either Jacob/MIB win, the time line will reset and they will start over.

    On a more realistic note. I too would love all of the answers now instead of waiting for the next couple of weeks, but I also know not to invest to much into it. People should not be looking for everything to be perfectly explained and listed out. For a show designed to get the mind going I would be really disappointed if they didn't leave a few things to debate. A good book is one that can be discussed well after you have read it, and know everything there is that is written. But sometimes the author should let us wonder whether or not they got the Lady or the Tiger.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  73. kelly

    @chauncey Jenkins...what do u mean?? explane ?

    April 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Chauncey Jenkins

    Did anyone else notice that they seem to be aligning themselves with the way they appeared in that Last Supper picture?

    April 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Love Lost

    I hated last night's show. What's up with Andrew. I think he's finally going home this week. Props to Katie. You can sing girl.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Christy

    One thing that is a little irritating-

    Sawyer keeps acting like an angry jealous boyfriend in every episode w/ Smokey...

    "Where the hell have you been?"
    "What the hell are you doing sitting around waiting?"
    "Oh, so you can talk to sticks, now?"

    The man that plays Sawyer is such a great actor, it seems like he is being under-utilized lately.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Brett

    @TakeMeThere – Don't cry, it's gonna be okay.

    @MARTA – Good plan, I will do that and then next week I will be totally into this blog.

    @waldo – Good looks, Brother. Thanks for getting my back. And those explanations really cleared a lot up for me, so thank you for taking the time out of your day to fill me in a little!

    @DrDeadline – It was! Game over.

    @kmjm – Don't be rude.

    @Craig – Maybe I shouldn't.

    @Snoop – Word.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  78. lost in it

    awww give hurley some credit...hes the nice guy! I love hurley!

    April 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  79. sue

    @tim – yeah i never liked the hurley libby love story either.

    April 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  80. tim

    we are supposed to believe that hurley and libby are supposed to be soulmates? in the real timeline she probably didnt even like him, just felt sorry for him. last night's episode was weak and horribly written

    April 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Zaxon

    @Lew...Perhaps the island is a moveable, multi-dimensional prison that was cast through the planes of existence with Jacob as caretaker (or warden) over MIB, or vice versa. The million dollar question: Who or what set all this in motion? Is that why the island contains what looks like Egyptian and Aztec temples? Is that why it has (had) polar bears? Was it once docked at the north pole, then Egypt, then South America, etc. Is Widmore the devil? Will the final explanation for all this make sense? My brain just exploded.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  82. davcorn

    I think Desmond hit Locke in the alternate timeline because he's seeing both the sideways and the actual versions of what is happening. Thrown down the well in one reality – retaliation in another reality by running him down with the car. He used to be able to see (Charle's death) future too.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Lew

    @Walt – I believe Richard was referring to what Jacob told him about this island. Remember when Jacob used the wine bottle analogy and the island was the cork in the bottle? That's what Richard was getting at. The island is a cork that keeps evil contained.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Zaxon

    @kelly...Thanks for proving I'm not insane. This show plays with my head in a good way.

    As to where this is going, who knows. Someone mentioned that they weren't sure Jacob was the good guy, and I have a feeling that this may be the case. Also, it might NOT be a case of good vs. evil. I could be wrong, but it feels like a chass game between two beings that aren't human (Jacob and MIB). Maybe the rules of human morals don't apply to them (I'm reminded of the Shakespeare bit about "Gods killing us for their sport"-I paraphrase from shaky memory). I don't think it's a dream scenario, as someone mentioned before. There is definately something having to do with multiple dimensions of existence, with the island (prison?) as the nexus with all points leading out from it. I have no idea. I do know I will miss this show terribly. There is so much garbage on TV, something like this, even with its pros and cons, is more interesting than watching the millionth cop/doctor/lawyer/reality dreck.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Russell Jones

    My theory is that everyone got of the island with "John Locke". This is what is seen as a result in the flash sideways. As quoted by everyone, if they leave with "Locke", then everything as they know it will not be the same, hence I believe the flash sideways. I think the writers do not want someone left on the island to run it as jacob had, so there is no possibility of any remakes in the future.

    However, if someone is left to run the island, it is going to be Walt.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Walt

    The biggest cliff hanger was Jacob's answer that we didn't get....

    "What is the island?"

    April 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Walt

    @kelly When Hurley was in the mental hospital talking to Libby, I kept waiting for the crazy man playing connect four to start spewing out the magic numbers that would've been a better spark for the island memories... than the kiss. Just my opinion.

    And yes you gotta love the Sam Levinne appearance at Mr. Cluck's with the order numbers being Hurley's magic numbers, I caught that too.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  88. AK

    You ALL have WAY too much time on your hands! LOL!!! If they don't start resolving things soon...i may die of confusion.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Jhardain

    Also, Richard said Jacob doesn't tell you what to do, that is wrong, because it was Jacob that told Hurley to take Jack to the lighthouse and he did.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Jhardain

    It looked like he was backing over him, but he was probably looking back at his work to validate the hit or whatever. When you see the scene progress forward you see he is just speeding off to get away.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  91. kelly

    @Zaxon...I saw that too! Also the close up of the guy playing connect four, the game Hurley always played when he was in the mental hospital!

    @ Lew and Johnny5...thanks for backing me up Lew...i didn’t think he backed back over him…

    April 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Lew

    @Johnny5 – I don't recall Desmond backing up and running over Locke again. He just hit him the one time and then drove off.

    As for your questions: "Why does everyone think that Desmond ran over Locke so he could "see" the other life? If that was the purpose, why didnt' he give Hurley a near death experiance as well?"

    Maybe it's like how Jacob explained things to Hurley at the Lighthouse? For some people it's as simple as climbing in the back of a taxi to convince them what they need to do, for others it takes a lot more. In this case, maybe running into a "lost love" was all it took for Faraday and Hurley to be convinced of the existence of another reality whereas for Charlie, Desmond, and perhaps Locke it took a near death experience to become aware of another reality. Just a guess on my part.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Zaxon

    Did anyone else notice, in the scene in the mental hospital where he is talking to Penny, that Hurley's VISITOR tag was backwards, the way it would be if seen in a mirror? Or am I losing my mind?

    April 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  94. kelly

    @johnny5 i don't recall him backing over him agian...also he is using what he knows will be a trigger for the person. For hurley it was Libby but for locke it is his ablility to walk as the island seemed to "cure" that.

    @jhardain ...Hurley saw richards wife also so i don't think who he see's has anything to do with that person "crossing over"

    April 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Johnny5

    True, I just found it intriguing that as soon as Flocke threw Desmond into a well on the island, Desmond immediately ran over Lock in the alternate timeline. Remember, Desmond can go back and forth between the island and Flash-sideways.

    April 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Mr. Pittsburgh

    After Locke was hit by the car. You could see in his face that he had the visions of the island just as Desmond and Hurley did

    April 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Johnny5

    Why does everyone think that Desmond ran over Locke so he could "see" the other life? If that was the purpose, why didnt' he give Hurley a near death experiance as well? He also hit him very fast and hard, and then backed up over him again. I think he was trying to kill him- maybe not for revenge, but for some reason or other. Maybe to stop him from being the man in black. Who knows....

    April 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  98. D

    Kind of annoying that in the coming attractions they reveal some cliff hangers. We already see that next week Desmond is alive and last week, they showed us that Michael was back.

    That said, last night blew my mind...just amazing!

    Love this show!

    Btw, why does everyone assume that Locke/MIB is the bad guy?

    April 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  99. matt

    A few things...

    Regarding the contact with dead losties jogging memories in the alternate reality – why didn't Sawyer's interaction with Charlotte jog his? And, interestingly, Daniel mentioned Charlotte...

    I support the idea that Jack is Jacob's replacement. The most pivotal moment this season might have been Hurley taking Jack to the lighthouse. At that moment, Jack was transformed somehow. Maybe Un-Locke saw that change in Jack in this episode, hence the expression on his face.

    Also curious – as Desmond isn't one of the candidates, theoretically MIB could kill him. Why toss him down the well, where his death wasn't guaranteed? Can't wait to see how that angle plays out.

    Curiuos to see if Miles gets the chance to interact with Jacob's ashes and therefore see something about Jacob.

    I wonder about the significance of the island being at the bottom of the ocean in the alternate reality. What does this mean?? Was the island used for its original purpose, but then MIB broke free? Was MIB destroyed in some way previously to the Oceanic flight, and therefore the island rendered unnecessary? Or was that connected to the bomb going off, and Juliet's "it worked" – and now the island "universe" is simply a loose scrap of time that needs to be eliminated?

    Too many questions...

    April 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jhardain

    Jurley can't see Libby because she probably crossed over after dying, doing no wrong. Michael is stuck there probablyt because he wasn't a good person.

    He might be trying to do good while a ghost, but who knows he might be in the service of an evil person.

    I need more answers from this show.

    They are way too slow coming.

    Not much time left to anser the MAIN issues and theme, but def not enough time to answer all the small issue and quirks of the show after all these seasons.

    still more interesting than heroes though.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Bill

    I think that Desmond started getting more of an idea of what is actually going on after Charles put him in that magnetic chamber.
    I also have a feeling that he is going to have a more pivotal role from this point on.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  102. CC

    Shanman, I am also thinking the boy relates to Jacob. Smokey Locke looks afraid of him or uninterested to further interact with him.

    Since some of the couples have been met in the alternate timeline, is that mean Juliet will show up and somehow meeting Sawyer? I miss Juliet. And thanks for bringing back Charlie last week and Libby this this week.

    Des said he is not afraid when he was with Smokey Locke. He said "you are John Locke", but in the alternative timeline, he seem to know who Smokey Locke really is and that he has a motive in hitting Locke with his car.

    This is another one awesome episode!!!!

    April 14, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Mi Lyn

    Ron had a good point. We've seen Locke's body so MIB is only portraying his image. Does that mean Jacob's chosen candidate will have to die too? Or since Jacob has been killed do they just take over for him? Did he know he was going to die or does he always have candidates on the island just in case???

    April 14, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Dawn

    I think the reason Desmond hit Locke was so Locke and Jack can meet again in the flash sideways. Look at it this way, Desmond and Charlie met in the flash sideways and recalled being on the island (Desmond was the person who saw Charlie die on the Island), Hurley going on a date with Libby, and while kissing her recalled memories of having met her before on the island. If Desmond running down Locke puts him in the hospital where Jack works, and Jack being a spinal surgeon, maybe them meeting again will spark some memories of them being on the Island. Jack and Locke did have a untrust/hate relationship since the place crash.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  105. George Cleveland

    This is so much fun to read. But it may be like a hundred monkeys on a hundred typewriters.

    With 6 or so hours left, I am hoping that's plenty of time for the writers to completely knock our socks off. Selfishly, that's what I'm hoping.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Lost no more

    Just when it looked like the show was going back to a more science-fiction angle (last week's electromagnetism focus), they have to yank it back into the realm of religious hocus-pocus. The whispers on the island are nothing more than lost souls who are stuck? Really? That's the best answer they could come up with? I guess since they're running out of time, they have to rely on hocus-pocus as a safe fallback measure.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  107. wrlord01

    This show is STUPID!!!! LOST is right!!!

    April 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  108. john

    Did anyone note recent articles pointing to the REAL possibility that there is an alternate universe. I was a science major back in the dark ages-early 70's. DNA was new and the study of quantum mechanics did not exist. So is it possible that Fringe is going where no person has gone before – or at least -faster then Lost? I used to think theological and gave up. Then time displacement and that did not help explain all these storylines. So what about an alternate universe but one that is {nearly} the mirror image: left is right of the other. Now mirror image is identical except opposite. However; what if there is a rift or portal between the two? This portal was discovered by the ancients-guarded by immortals-rediscovered by Widmore...............

    April 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  109. dulciana

    I know the theory that des ran Locke down in order for him to go to the hospital/Jack so Jack will remember his island life, but wouldn't it have made more sense for des to run over Linus since he's the one Jack operated on in his island life?

    Also my thoughts on Sayid – Flocke got him to kill in the temple so he could have his hearts desire. Right? And now Sayid no longer feels anything, as he said a few episodes back. Will this end up disrupting Flockes plans/agenda?

    April 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  110. TTG

    @klost...i think rose and bernard are dead because i think they ARE adam and eve. the last time we saw them they were living in the jungle before they set off the bomb. i don't think they followed everyone else 30 years into the future. i think they stayed in 1977 and eventually died together. just a theory though.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Never Lost

    Remember Jacob's quote from last season, "It only ends once, everything before that is progress". It’s all part of Jacob’s and Esau’s little “experiment”, they’re playing Zeus and Athena with the little humans. One of the recurring themes in this is “social behavior”, notice how they’re always fragmenting and that one group always wants to go kill or destroy. Jacob is betting that one day this little circle of violence will end.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Val

    Walt's age in real life matched up with his age in the show at the time they brought him back a few seasons ago, because three years had elapsed and he was a teenager. But not much time has passed in the show since then and the actor who played Walt is way too old now...that is, unless what klost says is true...

    April 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  113. lost in it

    @DMNG i agree...we have NEVER seen Desmond act out of anger like that...he def. had another reason...

    April 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Dmnq

    Oh, about hitting Locke with the car..
    I doubt he would do that as revenge, that seems silly but then again it could have some deeper meaning.

    I honestly though he did it in order to help him "see" what he, Charlie, Hurley, Daniel Faraday, and Libby have "seen." Their lives on the island.
    Remember, Charlie didn't actually see his soulmate, he just had a near death experience.
    I think Desmond was trying to give Locke this same near death experience.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  115. lost in it

    Remember Walt does not HAVE to still be young...we saw him meet up with locke all grown up a few seasons ago.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Dmnq

    Did anyone notice the stones from Adam and Eve?
    Am I seeing things?
    I swore I saw Hurley with them which means they are on the move....

    April 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Johnny5

    Desmond is able to jump back and forth between the island and the alternate timeline when he loses consciousness, as revealed in the last episode after being thrown in that room by Widmore. Remember, he might not know that Locke is really the man in black, and after he was tossed down the well, maybe he ran over Locke in the alternate universe as revenge.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Val

    Lisa – I totally agree, it wouldn't be possible to bring Walt back, unless they use a different actor, which I don't think most people would be pleased with.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  119. klost

    @ lisa...i read an interview that said they taped some of the ending a long time ago when Walt was still small, so its not out of the question...they have know how the show will end all along after all.
    @ lew just because Claire had a boyfriend at the time does not mean he is the one who she is preg-o to...we have seem stranger things happen in this show! lol we may be assuming that he the father...

    April 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  120. klost

    @shaman great idea!!! kinda like the immaculate conception!

    April 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Tchigir

    Cam- many had bad relationships with their mothers as well, including Locke himself. He even stressed that to Claire in some episodes back.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  122. waxxworx

    I totally dug the trippy scenes from next week with the crazy Willy Wonka singing in the background. That scene used to freak me out when I was a kid!
    Seeing the comments about Willy Wonka and noting someone up above said something about the smoke monster being a defense mechanism, what if Smocke isn't what he appears? Remember in Willy Wonka there was his partner who was SUPPOSED to appear evil to tempt everyone but in the end was part of the master plan? I'm still wondering what critical misunderstanding we have about the true nature of Smocke and Jacob. Granted Smocke has been killing everyone but if they're all dead already anyway so what? Or what if death and life are illusions and that's the whole point?

    April 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Jon

    Lost changed officially its name to "WORST"

    April 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Steve

    Sayid's life was actually saved by Jacob. It would not make any sense for Sayid to side with MIB.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Lisa

    I wish people would stop saying Walt is coming back. He's like 20 now and has not been in every episode the past 2-3 years as all of the other characters have so if he came back, I will think its just ridiculous.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Mike

    Don't hold your breath looking for any real "answers" before the finale. They will save up everything for then and that last episode will cover, at least I hope, all of the answers we have been driving ourselves nuts about for years. Just in time for May sweeps.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Pam

    I think Desmond is the new Jacob. Changing something in all the candidates lives/alternate lives. Just like Jacob did before the crash.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Lew

    @Shaman – Yes, we've seen Aaron's father. No big mystery there. He was Claire's boyfriend in Australia. He convinced her to have the baby and then ended up abandoning her. This was all shown in a season 1 or 2 flashback.

    April 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Oh Boy!

    Da Ghost ..-Yep, MIB pushed Desmond all the way into the well....Yep, Desmond is still alive... And yep,in the next preview, we see Sayid standing over the well with the gun pointed down the well, and then it goes off. Question,....Is Sayid really evil as was told at the temple when they tried to poison him, and so he is working for MIB and needs to kill Desmond OR does he purposely miss Desmond to just win the trust of the MIB to deciept him in order to help STOP the evil on this island. Sayid seems to be playing both sides so it's hard to tell his true intentions.I hope next weeks episode will clarify this.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  130. James

    I think Desmond ran over Locke in front of the school to first trigger Ben's memories (He's been with a gravely injured Locke before), and then Jack's in the hospital. Ben will be have some idea of what is going on in the triggered memories since he had already spent time on the island. Ben will bring up what happend to the island in the flash-sideways timeline during the explosion.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Shaman

    Question about Aaron.. Have we ever seen his father? I'm wondering if Jacob paid a special visit to Claire and made himself a vessel for future use. Clearly the boy running around the island is some sort of biological relation to Jacob. The resemblance is just uncanny..

    April 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  132. kevin

    Haven't watched a single episode of "Lost." Ever. Have no idea about what this article is discussing. Feeling good about that fact.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Victor

    Well, one of my fatality predictions came true yesterday. I must say, the way Ilana died was both shocking and funny as hell. Although, for someone that was chosen by Jacob to protect the candidates to meet their end in such an unceremonius way, kinda makes you think that maybe Jacob's plan was kind of screwey.

    The whole conversation between Desmond and Smokey was priceless. I loved the part when Smokey asks Des why he's not afraid and Desmond just gives him that very zenlike answer, just as he's thrown into the well. That was brilliant.

    Then to top it all off you have sideways Des run over Locke in the alternate timeline, now that was unexpected. Can't wait to see what hapens with that.

    From next week's preview you can plainly see that both Des and Locke survived their respective accidents, so where the story goes from here should be interesting.

    Still not sure about what the island really is, and I'm starting to believe we will never get a straight answer on that one.

    Can't wait to see what Smokey has to say to Jack. Did nanyone else notice how he paid the most attention to Jack wen Hurley told them to come out of hiding? It's almost as if Smokey knows that Jack is Jacob's replacement.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Eman

    The willy wonka song at the end - willy wonka was looking for someone to replace him at the chocolate factory - similar to how Jacob is looking for a candidate

    April 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  135. sue

    @George – good point.

    Last night's episode certainly didn't live up to its expectations. I thought it was going to be fantastic just like last week's, but it was a big let down. I actually think it was one of the worst episodes since season 2 & 3 (the lamer seasons). I thought LOST redeemed themselves with seasons 4, 5 & now 6 until last night's episode. I'm forgiving though and know the last 4 episodes have to be GREAT. They just have to be. lol!

    I did like the look Locke gave Jack....the best part of last night's episode. Even the tossing of Desmond down the well was foreseeable.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Jill

    Why would Desmond do that to Locke so that Jack and Locke need to meet at the hospital?
    They already met in their sideways when they got off their flight and Jack's fathers body was missing and he gave Locke his card for spinal surgery.
    Maybe while in the ER Jack will give him the surgery and he'll be able to walk!!!

    April 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Carrie

    Of course Desmond is alive – the preview for next showed him sitting at the bottom of the well, looking up.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Steve

    Long before the plane crashed, Desmond took over pressing the button from a guy, played by Clancy Brown, who Desmond accidentally killed during a fight.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Jon Cannon

    This could be the best TV show I have ever watched! I am completely sucked in and look forward to each and every show. Bikerguy, you are obviously a simpleton and don't realize the depth of the show. It's over my head but I still love it. I don't really know what is going to happen that is why I have to read all the blogs, to find out what the smart people think. I'm still blow away every week! No pun intended! Exclamation points are a nod to Seinfeld as well!

    April 14, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Cathie

    Anyone ever read the Dark Tower series of books by Stephen King? If you have then you know that Lost is very similar. And I hope it doesn't end the same way......(I won't give away the ending. Let's just say that viewers would be tres disappointed!!) At this point there is so much going on that I am losing track but I do enjoy getting some answers to the questions that have been around since season 1.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Lew

    @Steve – In the flash sideways timeline, Desmond was on Oceanic Flight 815.

    @Mike – Ben could not control the smoke monster, he could only summon it.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  142. klost

    Rose and Bernard are not dead! They are living happy in the jungel...not fighting to leave....like "adam and eve" they are the example of perfict love

    April 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Nikki

    LOST I will miss you so much!!!!!!!!

    April 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Brandon

    Mike is correct in the fact that the smoke monster had a different purpose in the past. Prior to this season, the smoke monster was referred to as a 'defense mechanism'. I believe the writers re-wrote the character; not 2 monsters.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Craig


    Not in this timeline he hasn't.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  146. bikerguy

    hurley, jack, lock and desmond are gay lovers

    April 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  147. TTG

    @lew....rose and bernard are dead. so is the damn dog

    April 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Craig


    Maybe you should watch a show called "LOST".

    April 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Mike

    Have you considered the possibility there is more than one "smoke monster"? Remember when Ben's daughter was killed and he went into a hidden room and released a smoke monster for revenge on the mercenaries? That sure doesn't fit the current incarnation as Locke, who doesn't at all seem to be controlled by Ben.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Steve

    Why would Desmond say that he was on the Oceanic 815 flight, when he had already been on the island pressing the button, before the plane crashed.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  151. wheresWalt

    @ K8bug: That's a very interesting point. Maybe when Juliette detonatedthe bomb, it hurled everyone there at that specific time into flash sideways.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  152. bumpspeed

    My thoughts about the boy in the woods: he is MIB's body. When we first saw him it infuriated MIB and he went chasing him down only to not find him. It felt like MIB knew him but wasn't too sure. Now it feels as though MIB knows exactly who he is. I think that this is the closest the MIB has gotten to getting off of the island. But things aren't going exactly to plan and there is still the possibility that it could all go wrong and he, MIB, gets stuck again. The more MIB thinks things are going his way, the more his arrogance shines, the more he realizes things are closer to going wrong and the more the boy ages. I believe that the boy will grow to a man and MIB will be stuck back in his original body. Not sure how that will happen though.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  153. ron gilman

    i thnk the bag didnt have jewels but had the ash in it , to repel locke

    April 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Snoop

    I am so lost.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Tinabee

    @Pow-wow – I bet Locke has NEVER been himself and "dead" all along – He could WALK the second he woke up from the crash. Remember when he was playing backgammon with Walt? Talking about the light and the dark and how the game had been around for thousands of years? Perhaps Benjamin had to "kill" him when he went back with the Oceanic 6 because he had to contain the Smoke Monster and convince the rest of them to come back and work on permanently containing ole Smokey.........Jacob called the Island a cork in a wine bottle. Maybe Smokey is the Wine, and the Cork leaked....

    April 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  156. talley

    I can't read everyone's comments but "Edd Holman" I so agree with you. I was reading and the majority are negative. Then why are you watching? I thought it was a very good episode however I do agree with the akwardness of Hurley in that scene with Michael. Who knew Michael was on the ferry when it blew up? I want to know who the little boy is? Will we get a BEFORE flash to explain Desmond running over Locke? Cause how would he know running him over didn't kill the guy? Not a great plan. Since Ben wasn't on the plane Desmond doesn't care about him? It's only the plane people he's after right?

    April 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  157. pow-wow

    DCOS. ur right locke and jack did sit on the rock looking at the ocean. just like mib and jacob did in season 5. jack wife is the asian women who tagged him with the chinese tattoo. remember the sheriff on the island who inturrept that basically jack is the chosen one. so all jack have to do is to remember he was on the island before so he can save the world. just a thought. and maybe claire and kate are charlotte sisters. just a thought.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Kev

    There's an island???!!!

    April 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Ali

    I could see the segment of Llana blowing up way ahead of it. When she walked away from the group and everyone else was together, I told my husband she's going to blow up like the guy did early on. The dynamite sweat nitro did him in and was not surprised at all when it happened to her. It was still a good moment, just not a surprise.

    I have watched from the beginning and like all of you am anxiously awaiting the facts to come out before the end. There are things I don't pick up on and I enjoy reading what you all write about it. I do not enjoy people complaining and writing why we should all hate it like they do. I don't believe I would waste my time with reading these blogs and writing about why I hate it. But maybe some just do not have a life.

    April 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Lew

    Ah yes, the weekly "Where's the dog (Vincent)?" question. Vincent is living happily ever after on the island with Rose and Bernard who apparently are able to go about their lives on the island secluded from the whole power struggle that is going on.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Grace

    So impressed that they played this at the end of the episode (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)... perfect fit! Gave me the chills...

    There's no earthly way of knowing
    Which direction we are going
    There's no knowing where we're rowing
    Or which way the river's flowing
    Is it raining? Is it snowing?
    Is a hurricane a-blowing?
    Not a speck of light is showing
    So the danger must be growing
    Are the fires of Hell a-glowing?
    Is the grisly reaper mowing?
    Yes! The danger must be growing
    For the rowers keep on rowing
    And they're certainly not showing
    Any signs that they are slowing!!!

    April 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  162. kmjm

    Brett -- If you didn't watch the show from the VERY BEGINNING, and stuck with it for every epidode, then don't bother. Your questions are a pain and no one wants to take the time to explain things to you. Now if you are just trying to be funny, go away. Bother someone else.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Darren

    The suggestion above about Hurley not being a real person doesn't make any sense. Is this just a joke rumour? I have now heard this a few times, and that it was accidentally leaked.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Brad Perryman

    I don't think that Sarah should have been arrested for shooting Michaels mother. Sarah is a good person, and Michael's mother was the main bad character.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Amber

    I also think Juliette will be the mother of Jack's son

    April 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Amber

    End is near...
    I would agree...thats why the island is under water at the beginning of this season... also why dead Julliette says "it worked"

    April 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  167. cf

    Here's my theory:

    The 2 timelines are a Schrodinger's Cat situation caused by the nuke going off. Eventually, the quantum fluctuation will be resolved and one timeline will disappear.

    That's relatively cool. The lame part is that somehow "love" can cross between the superposed Schrodinger's realities. As evidenced by Faraday/Charlotte, Desmond/Penny, Hurley/Libby, and even by Sawyer's strange behavior in the airport when he help Kate escape from the marshall. That's not how a cop normally behaves.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  168. K8bug

    Am I the only one who noticed that the kid that Locke saw in the jungle in this episode is NOT the same kid he saw the first time? The first kid was blond, this kid had dark hair. Also, they both have different personalities..the blond kid said something (sorry, I can't remember what) very serious and then ran away. This dark haired kid just smirked at Locke and ran off. My guess is they are young versions of Jacob and the Man in Black.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  169. yeti

    all of them will make this jump to the alternate future when Desmond turn the donkey wheel (just as Desmond did when Faraday and the others arrive to the island) and leave Blackie behind, the only thing is that Desmond needs to prepare something in the alternate time line for the jumper to grab from (Libby has Hurley), the reason to kill Locke in the alternate time line is to avoid Un-Locke to make the same leap....many will be left behind but that the price some will have to pay for their loved ones.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  170. End is Near

    Hello Everyone.
    It just hit me...a possible end to this wonderous series...what if widmore is going to set off a massive EMP like blast to knock the island off its present trajectory and then have Desmond do his thing to fix the past, present and future?

    What do you guys think?

    April 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Chuckie

    This whole show is the imagination of a 14 year old Ben.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Cam

    Walt, also keep in mind that EVERY character had a bad relationship with his/her father, no exception.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Susan B

    So, what happened to the dog?

    April 14, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  174. jds

    I think that the best way to follow the story is to not get confused by everything and just let it play out. You will figure out what was important to understand when its over. I am pretty sure that a random number on a name tag is not going to be a huge part of what is going to happen. You have to let go to questions and just let it flow. don't try to connect the dots until all of the dots are on the paper.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Stefan Maical

    I cannot give everything away, but here it is: At the end you will discover that there is NO HURLEY. I will not say what Hurley represents; however the main plot twist that leads to the answer has been each characters interaction with the person known as Hurley. One character in the show knows this fact!

    April 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  176. bikerguy

    rumor has it that this show will crash into the show Flashforward,, notice same actors in both shows....HUMMMMMMM

    April 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Jeannie

    I was really disappointed with this episode. Desmond is not afraid of MIB/Locke. So I think fear and love are central themes for the show.

    And what of the boy in the jungle? Is that Jacob?

    I am getting tired of the alternative timelines though. Do the writers really have to go through one for each character? Lame. I'd like to see more interaction on the island.

    Richard has totally lost his "mystique".

    Kate and Sawyer just seem to whining all the time now.

    Sayid who was an awesome character is now just this numb killer who has no thoughts of his own. Lame.

    I feel like the writers are destroying all the awesome characters we originally liked.

    Let's hope they get back on track next week.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Walt

    Desmond is absolutely visiting each person one by one in the flash sideways and I feel his last stop will be Walt. Remember the scene where Locke visited Walt near his school in New York. There has always been something special about that boy and he will come back into the story.

    Following that theme... children have always been special on the island, even those that were not born there. The others always took children to protect them and keep them safe. Before this season we understood this to be safe from being "infected" like Rousseau's team. Now we know they were only keeping them safe from the smoke monster.

    Now it is becoming clearer and clearer that the MiB or Smokey does not like children or at least some children. (although he tried to play nice to a couple kids that left the temple with him) Now there have been two mysterious boys show up in the jungle with no explanation except that it seriously irritates the MiB. I can't help but think that the boy last night was the young MiB while the blond boy from a previous episdoe was young Jacob. Young innocent children are a major them to Lost.

    And yes for the love of Pete, can we have the real name for MiB, Flocke, Smokey, etc.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  179. texflower

    staycee – you are correct. I never connected it till I read your blog.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  180. sawyer

    I dislike the episodes when they show Sawyer at the beginning, middle, and end for like 30 seconds, 'lost' in the dark and is just ticked at the world because nobody is filling him in. He is not as one-sided in other episodes except these few where they don't have a place for him.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  181. DP

    So in the alternate timeline who will Kate's "true love" be? Jack or Sawyer?

    April 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Cam

    I still think they were all dead all along. When the few survivors returned/escaped the first time there was the conpiracy of a "planted" plane in the ocean to make it look like they were dead. Perhaps both trips off the island were the souls of those trying to make peace or find redemption in TWO alternate universes. I know the producers have denied the island being some kind of purgatory, but I think was perhaps that was a red herring. Also, remember the allusions to Egyptian mythology. Also, if you track the typical journey of the hero there are threshold guardians on both the seperation AND the call to action or return. It also can't be an accident in the "enchanted garden" and "belly of the whale" references. Also, remember one episode was actually called "Deus Ex Machina" and one was called "Tabula Rosa."

    April 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Richard

    There's something interesting that Richard told Hurley to ask Jacob...he told him to ask him "What is the island?" to confirm that it was Jacob giving orders, but we never found out. I really wanted to hear the answer.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  184. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    @Dave H –

    1. I nowhere in my comments said anything about 2 kids playing Walt.

    2. The writers say they knew where the story was going from the start. What they say and what is the truth are two different things. But if this truly is what they've been building up to for six years, then, um... I want to know what they were smoking. (Maybe some of that black smoke).

    3. Yay!!! we agree on something.

    4. I was hooked from the previous seasons. This season suucks.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Val

    To those who think Locke became the MIB in season one, I disagree because the writers were not thinking that far ahead. They came up with the current season on the fly, just like the answer to the whispers in the jungle, which they came up with this season just to answer the question. The lost soul thing is probably not what they had in mind back then.

    On another note, so who will Jack and Sawyer have to remember in the alternate timeline to remind them of the island? Will they both have flashbacks of Kate, or will Sawyer have flashbacks of Juliet? Or both? The last time we saw Sawyer, he chased and caught a runaway Kate...still waiting to see what happens there.

    And Desmond running over Locke is probably just his way of jilting Locke's memory, since he didn't have a love on the island...it will have something to do with his legs.

    April 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Michael

    Last night was one of those episodes that truly made me sorry this series is ending. While this season has had its ups and downs (and hasn't been as consistent as their best), it does make me sad I won't have this hour to look forward to each week. In a strange way, I'm starting to feel like I'm getting a bit of closure...

    April 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  187. bikerguy

    Smoke some weed and then you will be able to figure out this stupid storyline..... your all sheep being led to nothing

    April 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  188. TTG

    bikerguy is soooooo funny. good one. go away

    April 14, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  189. bikerguy

    what you all dont realize it this entire story only exsists in hurleys head. He lives in a insane asulum and these are just the thoughts of a crazy person. Funny that his roomate is Former President George Bush

    April 14, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  190. ron gilman

    I have issue with people saying the mib took over lockes body . Lockes body is under the sand buried near the foot statue , that is an image of lock projected by smokey. it is not lockes body, not sure we done w locke the real locke yet, did any one else see the ufo on the board at the hospital and think it was important

    April 14, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  191. fan1

    oh yeah and the jungle kid is jacob

    April 14, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  192. Mr. Magoo

    I'm lost......

    April 14, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  193. justanotherlostfan

    Remember, Michael said he was stuck on the island because of what he did, presumably meaning murdering Anna Lucia and Libby (didn't Ben put him up to that?) and/or betraying everyone else so he and Walt could leave the island. So that may be why he's there and Libby isn't.

    Also, I don't know why Jack and Locke need to meet up in the sideways. Since everyone else seems to be meeting up with lost loves, maybe the significance is there, although we've already seen Locke with his love (what's her name – Peggy Bundy/Katie Sagal). I believe that was in the sideways timeline. Also, don't know why Desmond needs to kill Locke – seems like there's better ways to do that than what he did – publicly in a school zone immediately after being identified.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  194. Doug

    I think Hurley figured out what to do to get off the island when he picked up the ashes. He doesn't want to blow up the plain because he will use the ashes to surround the plane and not let the MIB/Locke monster on board to kill them. This will allow the 815 members to escape and Desmond and Locke with be the new Jacob/MIB's

    April 14, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  195. Henry

    Unless there are more than one donkey-wheels at the bottom of a well on the island, Locke did not push Desmond into the donkey-wheel well. That well is by the orchid station, which this one clearly is not.

    Also, it's very possible that this well was a creation by the smoke monster (much like the lighthouse was a creation of Jacob) and all the talk about people digging it by hand to find out why compass needles spun was just BS (people have compasses, but not a shovel or two?). It makes sense that it was, considering that it was Desmond who spent years in the hatch dealing with that kind of energy and the one time he missed entering the numbers the energy release made flight 815 crash. Locke pushed him in the well to get him out of the way while knowing where he was.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  196. DaGhost

    No I am JJ Abrams...

    April 14, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  197. fan1

    loved the whispers explaination. still hard not to believe that the island is some form of purgatory given micheals explanation why he is stil on the island. makes me wonder what role dead lock has to play? my guess something to do with stopping smokey. saw des going down the well a mile away. not a shocker there

    April 14, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  198. Dave H

    @I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It – Evidently you do not understand the show, if you think 2 completely different kids were supposed to be cast by Walt. They are not throwing crap at the wall, hoping it sticks. The writers of Lost have known where they were going from the moment they hoped ABC would pick up the Pilot. I agree that alot of the excitment in the show is the speculation, though personally I was absolutley excited and stunned when Ilana blew up in front of my eyes. I knew she was going to die, but I did not anticipate so early and in such an 'explosive' fashion. Why would I be upset that you, someone I don't even know, doesn't like Lost? I simply called you out on the fact that you claim you do not like it, yet you are obviously as hooked as the rest of us. Maybe I am JJ Abrams.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  199. Lostsoul

    Perhaps, Desmond hit John Locke to help Jog, Jack's memory not John locke. As a lot of people are saying on this blog. It takes a person who is dead to trigger a flash of the sideways life for a Lostie who is still alive on the Island. We have to figure they are going to rush John to the hospital where Jack is. The question is, who will trigger the memory of Sawyer and Kate or Sayid. any theories on that?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  200. dcos

    Here's my theory, I believe Jack will take the place of Jacob. In last night's episode he admits he has come to terms with Juliet's death. This is a required skill that Jacob obviously demonstrates, since he has brought many people to the island and just about all of them except for the "candidates" have perished. Jack seems more laid back and willing to except people dying, where as Hurley is trying to prevent more death.

    I also agree with pow-wow's theory where in Season One, Locke is the MIB. However, I take it one step further, I believe Jack has already assumed Jacob's role at the very beginning of Season One. There's plenty of evidence in the first couple of scenes of the very frist episode. For example, first scene, Jack awakens in the middle of the jungle and immediately gets up and knows exactly where to sprint to the beach and help the other crash victims. If you watch the first episode again, you'll see other details such as, when he's on the plane and asks for a stronger drink, he pockets on of the bottles, knowing he'll need to patch himself up post crash. He advocates for burning the bodies in the plane, so the MIB can't reincarnate them. There's many more, look for more details on Youtube.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  201. Aaron

    the well Desmond is in is not the donkey wheel well. MIB Said "There are many wells on this island, just like this one"
    The Donkey Wheel well is located at a Dharma station, the orchid I believe. It was only a well when they were time traveling into the past.

    pay attention mr. blogger

    April 14, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  202. DaGhost

    Lew that's a good point on Eloise.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  203. evilbeth

    The bag held Jacob's ashes which protect from the MIB. Hurley kows that destroying ways to get off the island is an on-going mission–there will always be new ways for the MIB to get off the island. But if they can destroy the MIB, problem solved. He knows he can protect them from the MIB with the ashes so he brought them there.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  204. Amber

    Did anyone notice the the mysterious boy has grown up from the last time we saw him? The first time he appeared he was about 7 now he is about 13.

    Also the episode was called "everyone love Hurley" in the second season there was an episode called "everyone hates hurley" ..wonder if the 2 episodes are linked? hmmm...

    April 14, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  205. Dan

    Here is my theory,

    Desmond tried to kill Locke in order for the Man in Black (on the Island) to change body again since Locke soul in the Alternate Universe will be dead. (The MIB took Lockes body when he was shoot by Ben and left for dead…) Desmond knows that he is dying in the well and he knows that the only way he can take over the man in black and save his friends, is by having his body taken over by the MIB.

    Desmond can live the Electromagnetic fields but the MIB can’t, Desmond (MIB) will probably fall someway in the Island Electromagnetic field or put there by Widmore.
    Once this is done the MIB will be gone and Desmond will be alive, freed of the MIB.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  206. Bobby J

    Why is Dr. Chang not an old man in the sideways flashback since he is Mile's father?? He looks the same age he was in the 1970s when Miles was a baby.


    April 14, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  207. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    @sarah – I didn't notice until you mentioned it but I completely agree. The women have become an afterthought. Matter of fact most of the Type A personalities (Jack, Kate, Benjamin Linus, even Sayid doesn't think for himself) have become spineless with the exception of Sawer. But yeah, where are the women. Great observation.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  208. Don

    Smokey's 'shadow' - The going theory in my house about the "other" that Locke/Smokey sees is that it is Smokey as a young man, when he actually was in human form... like sort of a long-lost, yet inescapable conscience following him around.

    Wonka song - My wife caught that immediately. I can barely remember the movie. Anyway... after she recited the song for me, it seems obvious that it's reference to everyone following a path, not knowing where it could take them. One path leads to Hell (being trapped on the island).... and another leads off the island to either their old lives or their sideways lives... whichever is actually real.

    Hurley – Jacob told him that he and Jack needed to be as far away from the Temple (i.e. Smokey) as possible. I can't understand why he wanted to take everyone to Smokey now... even if he's just trying to avoid destroying the plane.

    Desmond – So with Desmond, Charlie and now Hurley seeing flashes of an alternate life where they were in love and they obviously want to explore that... what about the ones who obviously have love and possibly a better life in the sideways timeline... Jack has a son, Locke is married, Sawyer's not a criminal. Jack might envision Kate... Sawyer might see Juliet... Locke would see.. .uh... the island?

    And Desmond's obviously tracking down people from the plane to see if they have alternate memories. He's not "seeing" them yet in flashes or else he would've likely recognized Ben.

    My wife seems to think this will end with Jack becoming Jacob and Sawyer becoming the Man in Black. I don't think it will be that tidy.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  209. lost super fan

    I am just trying to figure out at what point they are going to address the big trunk of money from that ship that Rose Henderson and Mr. Eko stashed in the cage is going to come into play again?!?!

    April 14, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  210. Glenn

    @huh: Desmond had flashes of his life with Penny when he had the MRI. And Penny is still alive.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  211. dude

    desmond has traveled to the other timeline, while he is unconscious at the bottom of the well. blaow. killing the same dude that tried to kill him. blaow. or whatever like that.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  212. TTG

    @glenn.....i don't think anywhere in huh?'s post did he mention a dead Penny

    April 14, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  213. BrickellPrincess

    LOST is just a mess! You can tell they're writing anything just to fill the hour.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  214. redbaaron

    I thought the black sack Hurley picked up was Jacobs ashes that Allana got from the fire pit. Or it could be the bag of diamonds Miles dug up from Nikki and Palo's gravesite.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  215. DaGhost

    I watched last night and i have to admit i was confused as ever. I must say that agree and disagree with a few folks on the blog.

    @ pow-pow I disagree..The MIB (we need a name so we can stop calling him that...LOL) but anywho he could not have possesed and been Locke in Season Uno because he was able to leave the Island, and that totally discredits the whole Leave the Island end of the World thing.

    I agree that Michael might have be working for the MIB becasue Locke says that they (Hurley & Others) will be coming to the their camp and lo and behold they arrived. But to discredit that If Michael is MIB operative, why did he apologize for killing LIBBY. hmmmm....That lets ya think maybe the MIB is a good guy. Nah!!!
    If he is a good guy and that was the big twist at the end I would be so mad that I wasted 7 years (writers stike included) of my life watching this show...LOL

    Desmond Desmond Desmond, this dude has now become the most interetsing character in both timelines/realities On the island he said that he knew what he had to do, yet we still have not figured that out yet, and he went with Sayid so willingly.
    In the other timeline he is mimicking Jacob to an extent letting all know that their fates are intertwined somehow someway. But the thing I don't get is that Libby was not on the plane in the Alternate timeline (she was in the nut house).

    I don't think he hit Locke to remind us about an eye for an eye LOL But it might of been for the reason because he suspects that Locke will be taken to 'Mercy General' to be worked on by Jack. Remember Locke alomst called Jack but reluctantly did not. Tough way to get them together but effective nonetheless LOL...

    Now Swoosh!! back to the Island...Desmond is still alive chillin at the bottom of the well (Saw MIB pushing him in all the way) but on next weeks preview, we see Sayid standing atop the wll holding/pointing a gun at Desmond and then the gun did fire...What was that all about.

    What I did not see coming was Alana getting destroyed...LOL had to rewind that a couple of times...LOL...

    Someone said Whispers were a prelude to MIB appearing. It might be the Voices trying to warn people. I dunno bou that one. But hey this is the greatest show that I have ever watched and I can't wait to see what the heck is going to happen.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  216. Lew

    @sarah – I have a feeling that Eloise is a huge player in this so there's 1 important female character for you – granted she's probably not what you'd consider a "major" player. She seems to be aware of both timelines and is trying to influence one timeline over the other (i.e., 2004 timeline (flash sideways timeline) over the 2007 timeline (the island timeline) as seen by her attempts in both timelines to keep Desmond and Penny apart.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  217. kelly

    Sarah i think you might see the "girls" take a larger role as the need for "love" is what is trigering all this falshing and what not...true love and soul mates with play a part and we need a man and a women for that! lol!

    Also Desmond did not hit Locke out of revenge...when have we EVER seen him do anything like that. Its not in his nature. I 100% agree that he wants to trigger his flashes...after all when they crashed on the island he could all of a sudden walk agian. I think Desmond is trying to get him to rememmber that.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  218. Don

    I am intrigued by the young boy that was sighted again by the Man in Black. The boy seems to be older every time he appears and I can’t help thinking that he will eventually grow to be the rebirth of Jacob. I bet you a cookie to a donut, as my dad used to say, that at the end of the final episode we will see Jacob and the Man in Black sitting on the beach again looking out over the water while the Man in Black tells Jacob that he is going to find a way to kill him – for real this time.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  219. Huh?

    Love had nothign to do with Desmond's flash in the sinking car. He had a flash of Charlie dying. "Penny isn't here." beign written on Charlie's hand, caused Desmond to say who is Penny. Neither the cause of the flash (Charlie putting his hand on the window) or the vision in the flash (Charlie goign down with the ship, hand on the window) specifically had anythign to do with love. That is a stretch viewers are making becasue thats waht they want, it isn't a fact of the show.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  220. FlyontheWall

    Here's what will happen (in theory)...
    There will be a 'lost supper'.
    Leonardo DaVinci had a theory that the word is one large organism... this was way before the GAIA theory.
    Also, there are natural Uranium fields that are 1.7 Billion years old near the Sahara desert (Oklo, Gabon), hence Hugo's Dinosaur Award. Leonardo made a Donkey Wheel (clever fellow) using said radiation which enables people to time travel. DIG THE WELL DEEP!

    Charles wants the power to change all history.
    Smokey ain't a Bad Guy and Hugo is the hero.
    Food for thought:
    or every action there is an equal and opposite reaction (physics).
    'The love you take is equal to the love.. you make'.

    Ramble on!

    April 14, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  221. K8bug

    I had a real problem with Dr. Chang appearing in the flash sideways at the beginning. He appeared to be the same age he was in 1977. I don't know if that's an important plot point of just a flub on the writers' part...because I don't see any reason why Dr. Chang would be immortal like Richard.

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  222. tess14

    Does anyone know if this storyline has ever been anserwed: that women always die in child birth on the island if they conceived on the island? I wonder how this plays in to the big story of the fate of souls on the island as hell or really purgatory?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  223. Iggy

    There are things that have been talked about and alluded to from day 1 that people are not paying attention to.

    Ever since we started back in Season 1...everyone has been fighting amongst themselves...and when I say amongst themselves, that includes everyone that is not MIB. The Losties since they got there, originally represented as Locke and Jack. Then the Losties and the Others. Then the Losties and Others against the Frieghter. Widemore and Ben the whole time. Dharma and the Others. Losties and Others Vs. Dharma...while with Dharma. I mean....it's like a messed up family always bickering and fighting.

    Rose and Bernard "It's always something with you guys" – stating that they are always fighting each other. Jacob and MIB "They come, they fight, they corrupt, they destory, it always ends the same" "It only ends once, everything else is progress".....with all the fighting, this is exactly what Flocke has wanted...the reason he has corrupted all the people that come to the island. What Jacob is trying to prove to MIB (while concurrently keeping him on the island), is that some people will find LOVE that will help them to stop fighting. This is what is needed, this is what Hurley is doing. He stepped into camp and flat out told everyone they weren't going to do anything...so that they didn't fight/kill. We still have multiple armies fighting – Flockes Army, Widemores Army, Richards Army.....and sneaking in under the radar is Hurley's "Anti-Army"....a faction that refuses to fight.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  224. Debbie

    I think Desmond is the only one who can kill the fake Locke since he seems immune to the electrical force, Locke knows that now and thats why he was pushed into the well. I also think the sideways timeline is after they leave the island with the fake Locke and that's why Desmond tried to kill Locke because he knows the Locke in the wheelchair is the evil Locke.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  225. wheresWalt

    Did anyone notice towards the end, Faux-Lock was sitting at his camp shaping a long wooden stick just like Mr.Ecko used to do, prompting Sawyer to question the intent? I wonder what the significance of that was. Seems to be a random throw-back to Mr.Ecko.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  226. sarah

    This is a non-plot-related comment. I'm noticing how male-dominated the major players have become. For a while there it was kind of equal...but now I'm seeing that the people who are making the decisions at the very end are pretty much entirely male. I still like it, but I wish there was a woman there who was having as major an effect on the show as Hurley, Jack, Desmond, Ben, MIB, etc. The girls have kind of become window dressing. Or is it just me?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  227. Marc

    Desmond is currently still alive. He was shown slightly bloody at the bottom of the well in the previews for next week. Sayid was heading over there with a gun, though, so who knows how long that will last.

    Anyone get the feeling that Desmond is going to need to start digging?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  228. Huh?

    Penny also had no flash when she saw Desmond. Love but no death, no flash for her.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  229. TakeMeThere

    Huh? Love is a theme that is comign forth or consider it the "Constant" Most "constants" seem to be love relationshisp or special bonds. I am leaning away form Hurley's bag containing ashes. I thought something seemed tangible in the bag, maybe black & white stones or marbles?? Yes... young Jacob & MIB are playing a sort of "game"

    April 14, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  230. cindy

    True, my first thought when Des hit Locke was "payback!" or "kill Smokey!", but I do think there is more to it than that: plus I don't think he knows about Jacob/MIB. I believe Des is instrumental in bringing both worlds together, because he seems to be able to move between them at will (as he alone always has been), and knows what happened(s) in both. And he's not dead, he's sitting banged up at the bottom of the well. Did anyone see the look of disappointment cross Sun's face after quickly scanning the faces in Locke's camp for Jin.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  231. Huh?

    Exactly Glenn, Penny didn't trigger Desmoind's memory, Charlie did. You may want to reread.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  232. Melissa

    If Desmond was purposefully targetting Locke due to the island...why didn't we see a glimpse of recognition from him when he saw Ben?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  233. Glenn

    @huh: Penny isn't dead.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  234. redbaaron

    Desmond ran over Locke to trigger his memories of the island with a near death experience. That's how Charlie's memories came back to him when he almost died of choking on the plane, and Desmond's memories as well when their cart plunged into the water. It seems that contact with island love interests can also trigger the memories as is the case with Hurly and Libby.

    Will Jack fix Lockes spine when Locke gets to the hospital?

    And for those of you who hate the show and are bashing it on this blog, stop lying to yourself. Why are you watching the show and reading this blog if you hate it so much? Don't try to make others miserable just because you are miserable yourself.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  235. Vehemon

    You are all crazy. You are going to find out in the last episode that Hurley wakes up in a hospital having dreamed up everything while recovering from salmonella from eating bad chicken at KFC. Cue corporate sponsorship.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  236. Melissa

    Thinking when Desmond went down the well he traveled to another "time or reality" like Locke did before he "died" off the island. Desmond is trying to kill Locke so that he can't be taken over and control the island. Similar to how Sayid tried to kill Ben as a child, so that he couldn't become so evil in the future.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  237. Glenn

    What I don't understand is, I thought the whispers were always connected to 'the Others'. Many times, when the others wanted to attack, you heard the whispers. Does that mean the 'ghosts' wanted to warn them?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  238. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    @Dave H, I completely understand the show which is why I h8te it. Lost used to be a tightly wound, cohesive machine with a few loose story threads here and there. But now I feel that they are throwing things on the wall and seeing what sticks. The only 'excitement' in the show is for people to speculate what it all means. Speculating does not make for a good show. (Well maybe for people with no life it does). I should be thinking "wow, what a great plot twist". Instead I'm thinking "Ilana blew herself up. So what she's alive in the flash-sideways" or flash-forward or flash-diagonal or whatever the bleep you want to call it. Fact is people have invested years into this show to see how it ends up, whether I like the final season or not, I am going to watch it. And express my dislike for it if I so choose.

    But I, for the life of me, don't understand why you would be so upset about a stranger not liking Lost. Are you a writer for them? Are you JJ Abrams?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  239. tess14

    I loved the Willy Wonka dialogue in the background for next week...WW let people eliminate themselves as he was looking for the pure good hearted spirit that would take over for him. WW challenged Charlie to the very end until Charlie gave back the prize given to him before he left and WW embraced Charlie as the one, he knew he would be the one.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  240. Dutch46

    Due to my job's complete lack of anything resembling a schedule, I "lost" track of where the story was going around the third episode of this final season. I know will eventually catch up when the dvd is released, so I've assiduously avoided trying to put pieces together from reading blogs or chasing down bit torrents of my missed episodes. I just hope that the story is resolved in a way that will justify my watching LOST for the past five seasons. To this day, I will not watch a David Lynch movie for the pathetic way he and ABC abandoned Twin Peaks. Just the mention of black coffee and cherry pie makes me twitch.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  241. nicolas

    Desmond just hit Locke to make him walk again. Memories of the island for Locke would be about waking up after the crash and be able to walk again !!

    April 14, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  242. Melissa

    and what about that creepy looking kid? Who was that? Could it be Jacob reborn? I need answers! I'll wait.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  243. Huh?

    People seem to be forgetting how certain thigns happened in recent episodes. Love is not what has caused the "other Losties" to see their main timeline pasts. Rather, a similar interaction with a dead main timeline person seems to have that role. Dead people: Charlie, Faraday, and Libby. These dead people seem to be able to see their original pasts by simply seeing a person they had some sort of bond with (possibly specifically love). Charlie saw Claire when we woke on the plane, Faraday saw his person walking around or whatever he said in his little piece, Libby saw hurley on a TV commercial. People who are alive in the main timeline have had to actually experience a similar event to have their memories jogged. Living people: Desmond and Hurley. Desmond's memory was shown with Charlie, not Whitmore's daughter, nothing to do with love, everything to do with Charlie putting his hand up against a glass window, which showed Desmond the name of his love only because Charlie had it written on his hand. Hurley's memory was jogged while kissing Libby. Situations with dead poeple, not love necesarrily.

    Point being the event requires one person who is dead in the main timeline, and is not specifically love, otherwise Sun and Jin should have had some flashes, as they seemed pretty in love in the new time line, but then both of them are alive in the main line.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  244. Lostsoul

    First of all I think brett is pulling your leg and playing you all that he doesn't watch the show . Every week the show has been giving you small answers to what everyone has questioned in the past. Example: What were the wispers that Lostie's were hearing in the jungle every once is awhile, that was making them think they were crazy. Wasn't the best scene last night to explain it, but at least they did. I have to agree that the boy who is running in the jungle was orginally suppose to be walt's part. The boy once said to the MIB that you know your not suppose to break the rules. Is it possible The Boy represents the island and this is a game being played along between Jacob and the MIB ?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  245. Slymac

    Has anyone considered that perhaps Hurley doesn't see dead people but Jacob disguised as them! I'm not convinced that Jacob is the good guy either... he could be manipulating Hurley. Hurley could also be turning a corner just as Jack and Desmond have.. he's starting to take charge and not follow...

    April 14, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  246. TakeMeThere

    DaveH ~ Yes...it looked like two completely different kids but they same type of clothing....very old. I thought the same thing & agree the blondie was a young Jacob & the brunette young MIB. I would love to know what MIB's name was since all the names to date have meaning or a historical connection. I tend to agree with the Jacob & Esau story/theory.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  247. cindy

    If you read Doc Jensen's recaps on the Inside Weekly link, he has stated again emphatically that "team Darlton" has assurred him there will NOT be a Dallas type "It's all been a dream ending". I like the idea that Des hit Locke to send him to Jack's hospital. That was stunning though I saw Locke pushing Des down the well coming a mile away. Also, we still can't be sure which is the "alternate" universe. Personally, I think it's Alice in Wonderland Island and everything must come together in the REAL "sideways" world. In the schoolyard Des remembers his son Charlie because rocker Charlie showed him his life with Penny in last weeks's ep. Now Des is paying it forward with everyone else.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  248. Melissa

    Seeing Ilana blow up cause me to jump out of my seat.
    Where those really Jacob's ashes?
    Libby was able to move on and Michael is stuck on the island?
    Desmond said his child's name was Charlie-was that because he had met Charlie and he left a lasting impression on him or did he remember his child's name?
    Was the Willy Wonka song just back ground noise or is it a clue?
    What is going to happen to Desmond-he didn't die in the fall, is he still fearless?

    So many questions, so many possibilities.
    I love this show, it really make you think and use your imagination.
    Thanks for all the observations and theories you post.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  249. lostfan

    The real question for the next episode is: Will Locke and Jack passionately kiss to view glimpses of the other reality now?

    April 14, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  250. Sundara2010

    Anyone remember the episode where Walt was stolen and how the others said he was soooooooo special?? I think we are in for a Walt is the new Jacob surprise. Just my 2 cents.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  251. Ree

    Surely they didn’t need explosives to destroy the plane. Cut the fuel line and light a match! Lapidus must know a critical circuit or two that could be pulled and tossed in the ocean. And just who is Lapidus anyway? He seems to be just a bystander observing what unfolds (though he always chooses to be wherever Sun is). I’m hoping the whole show has not been just a game on his holodeck.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  252. Dan

    Just an observation, but did anyone notice the look that Locke gave Jack when he first saw him... Like he was a threat.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  253. Dave P

    I feel that Desmond went after Locke in the alternate timeline because he has the ability to know what has happened in the timeline on the island. In Desmond's eyes, it was John Locke that threw him down into the well, so he was just getting revenge. In the timeline on the island, when "Smokey" asked Desmond if he knew who he was, Desmond responded with "of course, youre John Locke." I feel Desmond has no knowledge of the whole story behind how "Smokey" has taken over Lockes body, therefore, he had no reason to think anything other than the fact that Locke was himself.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  254. Barry

    They don't need dynamite or grenades to blow up the plane. Jet fuel is very explosive, especially in plane crashes (except on mysterious moving islands).

    I think the boy is Aaron/Jacob.

    April 14, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  255. Keith

    Yes Trey! I heard that too and told my wife but she looked at me like I'm imagining things. I can't think what else that would be but a Seinfeld reference.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  256. Christy

    The ppl that are dead in the crash timeline are alive in the sideways timeline...wouldn't it stand to reason that if someone in the sideways died, they would go back to the crash timeline?

    I think Desmond was trying to kill Locke to "shock" him back into his body or the Flocke body in the crash timeline.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  257. come on

    Maybe it's going to be a Matrix kind of thing. Eleanor mentioned to Desmond that he should be happy now that he has what he wanted (I think that was in last week's episode)... that what he's always wanted he now has. Similar to the others that were still living. Hurley wanted his best bud (Charlie) alive, and in his flash sideways Charlie is alive. He wanted Libby to be alive and all of a sudden in his flash sideways she is alive. It's almost as if there is a force trying to somehow keep their spirit living and their body is on some sort of life support. Maybe the island is purgatory for everyone but until they recognize they have died they don't cross over entirely... maybe they are caught someplace between life and death (coma or on life support) and their spirit is in purgatory and an alternate reality. I never really believed they got off the island anyway. As outlandish as the show can be, their life off the island that was suppose to be their continuing life never made sense.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  258. Trey

    Did I hear Hurley say at the beginning that he had to attend a benefit for the "Human Fund"? An uncharacteristically light-hearted nod to Seinfeld?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  259. Kay

    I think Hurley's "marbles" are in that bag.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  260. Jack Attack

    Read this. It could shed some light on what's going on with desmond.
    What do you think?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  261. Dave H

    I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It – Then stop watching it! You obviously hate it because you don't understand. What better person to come back and put a bug in Hurley's ear to get stuff done, then the person who murdered his girlfriend. They also don't say 'Last week on Lost" , they say 'Peviously on Lost' – you know what? Previously, Walt WAS abducted! The 'kid' you refer to is actually kids, plural, one with very blond hair, being a young Jacob, the other with brown hair, assumably being young MIB (aka Locke) I don't think Walt was ever supposed to be these kids. Look, if you don't like, stop watching, and keep your useless comments to yourself.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  262. crystalene

    Desmond ran over locke because he was trying to recreate pivotal moments in each of their lives. Remember, he had that moment in the electromagnetic box so he remembers what happened in the other past, so he just needs everyone one else to.... Hurley and Libby recreate the picnic on the beach, desmond and penny recreate the meeting at the stadium, now desmond recreated the paralizing accident that locke had. Hopefully the next episode will show locke having flashes of his memories from the other timeline....and of course Jack will fix him or something....

    April 14, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  263. born yesterday

    Now all the candidates are in the same place at the same time, assuming that Sun not Jin is the candidate. The smirk on the Flocke face scares the heck out of me. The end is near and it will ba a great ending. Walt is still locked up in the submarine and what will he be used for the final soultion.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  264. Sebastian

    The black-haired chick on the beach who kept running her hand through her hair, that was almost too obvious, is that someone we should know?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  265. Rob

    Another thing lol NOBODY can get off the island in the plane "maybe on the sub" without lapidius since he is the only pilot.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  266. staycee

    John & Anne – just read your info! thanks for clearing that up for me – i completely forgot about that... i should have started a notebook when i first started watching the show to keep track of all these things

    April 14, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  267. staycee

    George – great catch on Desmond saying his sons name was Charlie – didnt even think of that! He is completely aware of the co-existing lives i believe – just wonder if anyone on the island knows about whats happening off the island...

    Rob – i found it sooo annoying when locke said "ignore him" why cant he just say who him is?? this boy apparently is important, just tell us who he is!!!

    Fitz – i have to agree that the scene was awkward!!! i felt like i already knew who/what the voice were and it was just oddly put out there – BUT why did michael tell hurley to apologize to libby for him, should all the dead people on the islan be able to communicate with one another (in theory it seems logical) since they all come together in the wood to whisper and creep the still living people out!!!

    Love Lost – whatever was in that bad motivated hurley to blow up the black rock... again another split moment in the episode that added another question instead of answer 🙁

    April 14, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  268. tr

    what about the cool willy wonka music at the end!! iam so excited

    April 14, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  269. klost

    Also Mark i agree...IT sure seems like desmond is become very jacob like. Visiting all the Oceanic flight 815 people like jacob did when they were little.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  270. Anne

    The bag Hurley picked up was the bag of Jacob's ashes that Ilana had gathered when his body was burned at the Temple/Statue. Note that circles of ash had been placed around Jacob's cabin and the temple where Dogen et al. were staying, apparently keeping out MIB.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  271. klost

    It seems to me that the "answer " we think we got about the "whispers" may not be one at all. In the past every time we heard the "whispers" it ment the somke monster was around. I don't think its a coincidence that hurley decided to go to Locke after he talked to Michael...i think michael may be working for the MIB...anyone agree...just a thought...

    April 14, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  272. John

    The green bag held Jacob's ashes.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  273. DrDeadline

    I think it was Brett in the library with the lead pipe.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  274. Mark

    Is sideways Desmond subbing for Jacob?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  275. Smtih

    @pow-wow: If The MIB was already John Locke in season one, as you suggest, then he already got off the island once... that doesn't jive with the whole "it's the end of the world if he ever gets off the island" threat that everyone's trying to prevent.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
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  277. staycee

    anyone find it interesting that miles, ben and richard go off on their own (the 3 NOT orignially on oceanic 815) to go and destroy the plane? and now finally everyone from the orignial flight (other then jin, but then again only one of them, sun or jun was a candidate as per the cave ceiling) is back with the group? does this mean locke (or the smoke monster) finally achieved his goal of having everyone together? ugh, just another week of questions and wanting more...

    April 14, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  278. Love Lost

    What about the green bag that Hurley picked up at the Black Rock site? Was that what Richard was looking around for so frantically? Were there jewels in the bag?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  279. waldo

    Jeez, Give Brett a break. I think it's great that he's tried to keep up by reading these articles and actually he's done a pretty good job of it! Yes Locke, Smokey and the Man in Black all refer to the same person but the person changes personas due to being in different timelines. Charlie and Charles Widmore are 2 separate people. And yes, Charlie is the guy from the Lord of the Rings. His character drowned in LOST but has appeared to Hurley in several episodes since then.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  280. Edd Holman

    All you people who keep criticizing the show, you do know you can change the channel and watch something else right? Just hit a few buttons on your remote and chance the damn channel.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  281. Fitz

    Hurley's " I think I know what the whispers are" scene might have been the most awkward, poorly handled moment in the entire series. Managed to strip any sense of mystery or excitement out of what was one of the earliest signs that the Island wasn't just an island.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  282. cirestan

    I think when Widmore blasted Desmond with EM, and Desmond stated, "he understands everything now", Desmond attained a dual perception of both realities.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  283. Carol

    Desmond is not dead! In one of the flashes we saw him sitting against a wall with bruises!!!!!!

    April 14, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  284. Rob

    No mention of the boy?? Is he Jacob??? And the look Locke gave Jack was defiantly one of I hate that guy. Would love to hear who everyone thinks will replace Jacob, will it be Hurley, Jack , or Desmond?? " my bet is on Hurley

    April 14, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  285. George

    In the alternate timeline Ben asked Desmond his child's name and he told him "Charlie" which is his child with Penny in the other timeline. This tells me that he remembers both timelines as he had no children in the alternate universe.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  286. Passerby

    Lost293, I think they just throw in the numbers sometimes to make people say, "Ooh, that was one of the numbers! What does it all meeeeean?" I don't think it was significant.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  287. Frosty

    Whenever I turn on Lost, within five minutes the same thing happens: Someone appears out of the jungle wielding a gun, usually to save one of the main characters lives. And the person saved is invariably shocked that something so strange should happen.

    Which leads me to ask: Wouldn't they stop being amazed when something weird happens on the island? After being exposed to years of strangeness you'd think they would develop some form of insensitivity to it.

    Ahh, mindless TV.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  288. klost

    hmmmm intresting idea Pow-wow...its very intreging

    April 14, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  289. D

    Brett, you are way in over your head if you are gonna just start watching the show now!

    I like everyone's ideas about how the characters need to meet in the flash side-ways timeline.

    And I agree with the author – when Ilana got blown up – I sat there with my jaw wide open!

    April 14, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  290. Ronald Breeze

    The question Hurley didn't ask Michael was where do you go when and if you get off the island? Do you go to the other timeline where things are different for everyone and only love brings back flashes of the island? I think Desmond is the only one of them that can go between realities at will or maybe exists in both and is aware of it and that is why he is contacting all of them. I'm not sure Locke meant to kill Desmond as much as put him into a place where he didn't have to worry about him interfering with his plans. I'm still not convinced that Locke is the bad guy here as the writers are doing a very good job of keeping us confused. I do think we are coming up to a double whammy in the plot though and soon.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  291. John

    I don't think that was THE donkey wheel well. That one is by the Orchid station and was surrounded by a wall with some ivy – the one from last night was more out in the middle of a field. And the MIB said there were wells like this all over the island.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  292. Carol

    With all the "strange" events happening, I still love the show. I have to admit, though, that with each of this years episodes I get even "Loster!"
    I think Hugo will turn out to be the final link to answer all our questions. Maybe the entire Lost series has been one of his dreams. Think about it! Remember the Dallas series?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  293. Caileagh

    I think you are nuts. I don't think this episode answered a damn thing. My son and I sit here watching these last episodes and at the end of each one we are going, "Well they still didn't answer a damn thing. Just another hour of filler." There weren't any answers or twists.

    For a long time they have been showing you that no matter what choice you make, you still end up connected to the same people and at the same conclusions. Parallel universes...yadda yadda. Nothing new...just another demonstration of connections from a different string (quantum physics/string theory kind of stuff)

    April 14, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  294. mikef419

    Did anybody notice the two Bruce Springsteen references in the show? Hugo had his blind date at 'Spanish Johnnies' and was to meet a 'Rosilita'. Being a huge Springsteen fan, and of course a fan of the show made it freaking cool for me!!!

    April 14, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  295. Lost293

    What about Desmond's comment about him being 42 in the FST? 42 was Kwon wasnt it? Or has it changed?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  296. MARTA

    Brett... Netflix has the previous 5 seasons in their Instant Viewing program.... Don't do nothing this weekend and just stay home playing catch up with the show!!!!!

    I think last night episode was so lame...... The only cool thing was when Ileana blew up! That was so funny! I thought that triggering Hurley's memory with a kiss was so cheesy... like are they serious?

    And it's obvious that Desmond is not dead in next week previous you can see him sitting on the bottom of the well with a bloody face...

    I expected so much more from a Hurley base episode, I hope the same thing don't happen with the finale.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  297. Lew

    pow-wow. I disagree. Remember that Ilana said this season that the MIB is stuck in Locke's body. If he was in Locke's body all along then how could he have been Jack's dad (Christian), Mr. Eko's brother, and Alex?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  298. Passerby

    Brett, why are you reading reviews for a show you don't watch- especially a show as complex as Lost- and then complaining that you're lost? It makes perfect sense to someone who has been watching the show. If you really want to catch the references, perhaps you should watch the series on DVD and catch up.

    It's not my intention to sound rude, I just can't understand why you're reading these reviews if you're not following the show.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  299. Grayle

    I kind of took it that Desmond ran over Locke because he kind of knew somehow what black smoke Locke did to him in the alternate timeline and he wasn't too happy about it..

    But did anyone else notice in the preview for next week, the screaming voice in the background was Gene Wilder from Willy Wonka? I thought that was a little strange..lol

    April 14, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  300. Trader

    I suspect that sideways John Locke will be taken to the hospital and operated on by Jack. Then Locke and possibly Jack will both have some sort of vision about the island.

    I also think Desmond will be doing some time traveling to fix things so that the first time travel(s) which threw some of the characters back to the 1970s never happens.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  301. Dan

    Does anyone ever wonder, why if in the Dharma barracks there is genades explosives, etc. why anyone goes to the Black Rock to blow things up w/ ole craapy dynamite?

    April 14, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  302. Lew

    @I H8te Lost: FYI – During the recap at the beginning of the show, the announcer says "Previously on Lost" not "Last week on Lost".

    April 14, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  303. pow-wow

    guys you dont get it in season 1 ( i thinks you should watch again) john locke or fake locke was already ( get ready for this ) the MIB. remember when john went out on his own with claire. john came back different. i think thas when smokey took over. he strted to act different and treat boone different. they had a secret that change locke.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  304. Lew

    Brett – Do us all a favor and watch the show.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  305. I H8te Lost But I Used To Love It

    The Hurley episode was so contrived and ridiculous. W T F.

    I imagine the Lost writers in a room addressing a storyboard floor chart that spans a 9 foot tall by 20 foot wide wall to keep track of all the self-indulgent Bee Sss they come up with. Why have Michael show up after being off the show for years? And he provided NOTHING to the storyline. They must throw a dart at that wall to decide who's going to come back. And I imagine the kid who keeps showing up to haunt Locke was originally written for Walt but he's a grown man now so they can't use him. A few weeks ago while on this blog I Googled a couple of bloggers theories and discovered that there is a Lost-wikipedia site out there that keeps track of all the ridiculousness of this show. Really? When you need a reference website to keep track of the complexities of a TeeVee series then the show is pretty much 'lost'.

    When the show starts off with the "Last week on Lost" preview they often go back to years. "Last week on Lost"... Walt was abducted.

    Just my opinion folks.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  306. TakeMeThere

    @Brett, wait for the DVD box set & stop reading this blog because you are completely out of it and we are all engrossed in what is actually transpiring at this time to give you a LOST lesson. Only devoted thought provoking, theorizing LOST fans onthis blog please.

    I still believe LOVE will play a big part in the end and the hospital theory posed last week still seems very very possible.

    April 14, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  307. Brett

    Also, who is Widmore? I heard the name Charles Widmore... Is that him? Or is the character named Charlie the same as Charles Widmore? And isn't Charlie the guy from Lord of the Rings? Didn't he drown? And if there are two different characters, one named Charles and one named Charlie, why would the writers do that? Did they do it intentionally to screw my head up? Because if that was their plan, it worked.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  308. Brett

    I guess I should probably start watching this show, huh? I always read this blog to get the updates because it's interesting, but I just cannot understand a single thing that's happening. Also, the task of putting faces to the names you're writing is damn-near impossible, being that everyone has a different name for the same person. I think Locke and Man-In-Black and Smokey are the same person... Is that right? Can we just figure out a constant name to call him please? Also, why don't you just say someone is dead when they die? Is Ilana dead? I'm assuming so because you said that some "unstable dynamite quickly sent her to an Arzt-like fate", but does that mean she's dead? Who is Arzt? Did she blow up?

    I hate this blog.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  309. J

    Elo, the locked door was in the sub. That is where Widmore and Sawyer met.

    Also, there are 4 episodes left until the 2 hour finale so 6 hours left. So there is more time left than the author implies.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  310. Erynn

    Cleary the ones that died on the island are the enlightened ones in the flash sideways (and they have the ability to enlighten as well).

    I think Desmond killed Locked in the flash sideways as a preventative measure for "smokey" to take over his body – although I am not sure how this works, as Locke had to die originally anyway – hmmmm.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  311. Dan

    We all know that Desmond is trying to meet with everyone that was on the plane and explain to them there is an "alternate universe," with that said I think the reason Desmond ran over Locke was to make him and Jack meet in the hospital.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  312. elo

    Are we sure that Desmond is the "package?" I thought that when we first heard about the package, it was when Sawyer saw the deadbolt lock when he went to go meet Whidmore (sp?). And I assumed they were hiding the package in there. But then later we saw Desmond getting off the sub.

    April 14, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |

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