Another solid episode! Season 4 is really shaping up!
What a bomb drop at the end of the show, eh? Early on, we find out that Kate has a son, which was who she was probably referring to when she said she had to “get back to him” in the Season 3 finale. Then at the end we find out it’s Aaron! So what about that extreme growth he went through?
On the face of it, whatever happened to Aaron must have been the same thing that happened to Walt. Remember the “tall Walt” mention in a previous episode? I knew they’d have to explain how Walt grew so quickly eventually. They still haven’t done that yet, but I knew it was coming. The real kicker that I didn’t see was that it happened to Aaron too.
It’s going to be interesting to see how they explain Aaron being Kate’s kid. At first I thought that Jack, Hurley, Sayid and Kate probably came up with the idea that Aaron’s real mother was one of the eight survivors of the crash (Jack mentioned eight survivors in his testimony in the court case), but she died. If that were true, I doubt the authorities would have let Kate keep the baby once they figured out who she was. That is unless she made a plea that “it was Aaron’s mother’s dying wish!” My guess is that they’ll just end up saying he was an un-ticketed passenger, since he was less than three.
Hmmm….. I just realized that Aaron is Jack’s nephew. Half-nephew, maybe? Anyway…
The bigger question right now is, what were the circumstances that lead to Aaron going with the other Ocean people? Is Claire still alive, but give up Aaron to make sure he made it to safety? If that’s the case then something must have happened on the island to make them get out of there in a big hurry.
The other possibility is that Claire’s going to die, and Kate took over as Aaron’s guardian when she did.
On to other topics…
Whatever you want to say about Locke before, he’s sure embraced the dark side. It sure is a bit disturbing that he embraced it so much. Very creepy how he was so nonchalant about putting that grenade in Miles’ mouth. I expected a BOOM during that entire scene with Sawyer and Kate.
Here I was waiting for Miles to do some kind of psychic voodoo on Ben, and he asks Ben for 3.2 million dollars! Plus we find out that not only is Ben known off the island, the people that are looking for him consider him pretty powerful (and probably rightly so). Pretty interesting. If you’re someone who’s really powerful, what better place to hide than an island? Can’t wait to find out what happened to change Ben from the guy who wiped out the Dharma Initiative to someone who’s known to people off the island as someone so powerful that they think getting 3.2 million dollars would be no problem.
Nice touch having Ben point out that asking for “3.2” million was pretty specific.
Miles didn’t seem like he thought he’d have a problem with Charlotte; Maybe she’s in on that part of the plan too?
I have to wonder what’s going to happen to them when the person that sent them to the island finds out what deal they worked out with Ben.
Any idea what Charlotte and Daniel were trying to do? Were they seeing if being on the island would help them get in touch with their inner psychic?
Did you notice in the very final glimpse of next week’s episode, Desmond didn’t have his beard? Looks like he’s going to be taking another trip through time, this time to meet Daniel.
Oh, and Kate’s probation? She’s definitely going to break that.
I can see it now: The Oceanic 6 came back, and then they all disappeared, never to be heard from again.
So far the Oceanic 6 are: Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid and Aaron. Wonder who the last one is?
All in all, I liked the episode. What did you think?