I was a little disappointed we didn't get to see Hurley's induction as I think it would of added some great humour to the episode. Loved it when he was nervous because he didn't know who the president was in 1977 and thought he would be caught out by this! It seemed the inductions went well though Phil the Dharma guy I think will be a big problem for them as he seems suspicious of Jack too when he guides him in the direction of LaFleur's residence.
The episode is coming to a close as a final showdown approaches. Now in the confinement of his home, LaFleur and Jack can talk. We had a little bit of a Jack and Juliet reunion as he enters the home of LaFleur and he hasn't caught on yet that they are together (as they should be in my opinion). I felt in this scene though Jack wasn't talking to LaFleur, he was Sawyer again. They have a little bit of a verbal throwdown and in the same way Juliet was able to show Kate her stature of power in 1977, Sawyer was able to do the same with Jack. He basically rubbishes anything Jack tried to do before on the island and says how his great plan of getting people off the island has lead him right back to where he started. The way Sawyer is saying all of this and his aggression towards Jack just reminded me so much of his old ways and not the capable and good leader LaFleur is. As Jack leaves, we see Sawyer catch a glimpse of Kate (probably waiting around to ruin someone's life as she always does!) and his expression has all the symptoms of feelings of love coming flooding back............ R.I.P LaFleur?
I didn't mention too much about 2007 so far as the only important thing that happened that we didn't know about was at the end. We already knew Frank (love that guy!) and Sun had gone off to the main island and that Ben became unconscious somehow. Well, we found out that Sun launches a cracking blow to his head with a rowing oar to make him unconscious which was good in my books. The point really is that when Frank and Sun arrive at the processing port they see the smoke monster rattling through the trees and lo and behold we have Christian Shepherd open the door and invite them in to discover where Jin is. Yep, final time of no waiting for the answer, Christian lifts a dusty photo from the wall and shows Jin is back in 1977.
The closing scene was sort of spoiled for me as I had accidentally read about a month back that this young boy had returned to the cast list. Earlier, LaFleur had managed to get Sayid back to the barracks under the truce-law of Sayid identifying himself as a Hostile. In his cell, he is brought a sandwich (with no mustard) by a young Benjamin Linus.....ooooooh!
Well, I shall leave you there, but not before I assign some homework questions:-
- How will Sayid get sprung from the clink?
- What happened to Farraday? (Sawyer left a teaser during the episode that he was no longer there)
- Is LaFleur gone now with Kate's return?
- Will Christian lead Sun back to Jin? And does he have his own agenda for doing so?
- Are we left with little doubt that Christian travels through the smoke monster or is the smoke monster himself?
- Will Hurley find out who is the president in 1977?
See y'all on the island next week.......