Namaste! Wednesday's episode of Lost, titled "The Little Prince," proved to be a doozy in terms of at least one character's presumed fate! We learned how Kate became Aaron's mommy, how Ben's sinister (?) hand appears to be behind everything, why everyone's noses are bleeding and who might not be so dead after all.
Wikipedia tells me that the French novel from which this episode takes its name is about a prince who is stranded in a desert, but eventually visits six planets, each inhabited by a different single character. See if any of these characterizations sound familiar: The King; The Conceited Man; The Drunkard/Tippler; The Businessman; The Lamplighter; and The Geographer. I'm not sure how any of this dovetails with the Lost funhouse just yet, but, as usual, I am in awe of the producers' level of detail, and I am paying close attention.
Let's assume, for the moment, that the Little Prince in question is Aaron. Wednesday's episode was, in part, the story of how Aaron was separated from Claire, his birth mother, and became Kate's "son." He also became a pawn in Ben's gambit to get the Oceanic 6 to agree to return to the island.
LIES LIES LIES YEAH! First up, we see Kate and Jack having a tender moment on Penny's boat. It's then that we discover that it was Kate's idea to pass Aaron off as her own. This plan is A-OK with Jack, since he tells Kate that tomorrow he's going to have to convince the others to lie about their sitch to protect those left behind. Predictably, Kate, ever the fugitive, jumps on board Operation Pants on Fire, telling Jack, "I have always been with you." Let the umpteenth skirmish between the Skaters and Jaters commence, as we all try to figure out exactly what that sentence means in the grand scheme of things.
(I should probably mention that this isn't a rigorously chronological recap. You'll see why below, and hopefully be OK with it.)
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