I’m not going to do a blow-by-blow account of what happened on LOST “316”, but I will point out some things.
First, I thought it was great to see Jin in that Dharma outfit. From that, I think it’s pretty obvious that they’re in the same time period in which the Dharma Initiative existed, and that is how Daniel was able to warn Charlotte when she was a child to not to come back to the island.
We finally got a reasonable explanation for why Christian was wearing sneakers when Jack first saw him in “White Rabbit”. I alway preferred the theory that they were the same shoes we saw hanging from palm fronds in the jungle way back in Season 1, but it’ll have to do.
The plane “event” had some interesting parallels: Charlie was in the bathroom when the plane crashed, Ben was in the bathroom when the light hit; Kate was a prisoner when the plane crashed, this time Sayid was a prisoner… and I have to say, the person escorting Sayid sure reminded me of Ana Lucia.
Speaking of passengers – Was it just me, or did it seem like the guy in line in the airport (the same guy in the front of the plane with the rest of the Oceanic 5) seem like a “plant”…. like possibly for Charles Widmore?
And what the heck did Kate do with Aaron? Only one possibility I can think of – Kate brought Aaron to Cassidy Phillips, the person Sawyer was involved with after trying to con her. Why do I think that? I think that Clementine Phillips was the person that Sawyer wanted Kate to visit, and that’s possibly the only person Kate could have trusted.
I loved Frank’s reaction when he realized what might be happening on that plane.
Who did Hurley see that convinced him to go back? Did he get another visit from Charlie?
Why was Sayid going to Guam?
What was Ben up to? I think that was pretty obvious too – He was trying to get revenge by killing Penny Widmore, and ran into either Desmond or some of Widmore’s henchmen (maybe even Widmore himself). As to whether or not he killed Penny – Well, I sure hope not.
Now, Desmond… Where will he fit in? If Ben did kill Penny, then Desmond would stop at nothing to get Ben, even if it meant going back to the island. I think it’s more likely he’ll be manipulated into going back by Widmore, because he’ll find out that Ben wants to kill Penny. Either way, I think when Desmond returns, he’ll have revenge on his mind.
So – I have to ask: Did Ben actually make it back to the island? HOW did he make it back? I’ll probably have to go back and re-watch when he moved that wheel, but I swore he said that once he moved the island he wouldn’t EVER be able to go back. Now I’m thinking that just meant he wouldn’t have the resources to figure out how to go back, but I sure was thinking that he wouldn’t be able to return under any circumstances. … He was probably just lying. (What? Ben… LIE? What a shock!)
Well, those are my random thoughts after the show… What did you think of it?