LOST – Widmore and Man in Black – Working Together?

Something’s been bothering me…

How did UnLocke know to take that watch from the dead body BEFORE he found the explosives on the plane?

Did he already know the explosives would be there?

There are a few possibilities:

1) It was a writing error in the show.
2) UnLocke spied on the plane, and knew they were planting explosives.
3) Widmore planted the explosives for UnLocke to pick up.

It’s always bothered me that Widmore was exiled from the Island by Ben. I had heard a backstory (somewhere…can’t remember where), that this was because he was taking unauthorized trips off the island. I don’t think that’s actually been said in the show (correct me if I’m wrong).

I’m guessing that the real reason Widmore was exiled is that he was talking or doing something with the Man in Black. That relationship might still be intact.

Why doesn’t Widmore kill them? Might be against the rules.

Hard to tell at this point, but I have a hard time believing the Widmore came back to the island personally to make sure UnLocke doesn’t leave.

LOST – The Candidate

Spoilers ahead!


That was one heck of an episode. A few thoughts about what we just watched:

Nice getting “The Candidate” (The title of the show) out of the way right away. I thought this was going to be completely centered around Locke, and it turns out that it was Locke-centric, and throughout the show we found out how Locke got into that wheelchair. I thought it was interesting that in the “real” world, a plane crash on the island caused him to walk, but in the “sideways” world, a plane crash caused him to be confined to a wheelchair. Locke still blames himself for what happened to his father, so I’m not sure what the heck it’s going to take to get him to agree to it.

Does the fact that John Locke in the sideways world knows how to fly a plane… does that mean that UnLocke does too? Don’t think so, but I thought I’d throw that out there.

Did you notice that Jack had trouble with John’s dural sac? That’s the same thing he had to repair in a surgery in the “real world”.

John’s near death experience had him speaking lines from when he was on the island: “You have to push the button” and “I wish you had believed me”. That second line made John pause when he heard Jack repeat it.

Good seeing Bernhard again. I liked his “I hope you find what you’re looking for” line to Jack.

I sure didn’t see bomb in the sub coming, but one of the people I was watching with did. I had wondered why UnLocke pulled that watch from the dead body near the plane (after he killed the guy), and it sure didn’t take long for an answer to that. Weird that UnLocke grabbed it before finding the bomb; he must have known it was there. Anyway, I thought it was great how UnLocke knew it would be human nature to try and tamper with the bomb, which caused it to explode. If only Sawyer had listened to Jack. Can’t say that I was surprised he didn’t, especially after Jughead exploded at the beginning of the season. There was no talking Sawyer out of that one.

What’s with that wooden box? I mean, I know it had a mirror in it (which is a running theme this season), and it played “Catch a Falling Star”. Any other significance?

Jack’s catching on to the coincidence of being on 815, big time. Not sure where that’s going to lead though.

Sayid – There was some good left in him. Great way to go out, trying to save everyone. I’ll be sad to see him go. Apparently, Jack’s the one that’s going to end up being the new Jacob too. Desmond’s still OK. He’s at the bottom of a well, but OK. That’s where the survivors are headed next, I’m sure.

I’m gonna miss Frank.

Sun and Jin. Wow that was hard to watch. Great characters. My biggest complaint at the very end was that they cut to commercial a beat too quickly.

More recalled lines: “What happened, happened”.

edit: One more thing….Where the heck are Richard and Ben?

Remember, Jorge Garcia is on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight!

What did you think of the show?

LOST – Jughead – And Theories To Go With It

Spoilers ahead

Another great episode! I’d have to say the biggest surprise was the Locke met Widmore on the island in 1954. Why did Widmore leave? Did he push the “frozen donkey wheel” at some point? Was he kicked off the island?

Very cool that the very person that sent Alpert to see Locke was… Locke!

Good to see Desmond stand up to Widmore, and interesting that Widmore was worried what might happen to Penny. Strange that he asked whether she was sick or not.

You know, at this rate, the 815ers on the island are going to see Danielle pretty soon.

The fact that Desmond’s work was funded by Widmore wasn’t that much of surprise, but seeing that girl in a vegetative state (sure looks like time travel sickness to me!) sure was. Why would Daniel leave her? He wouldn’t… unless he was forced to… by Widmore. Widmore probably threatened to pull the plug on that girl’s treatment if Faraday didn’t go along with what Widmore wanted.


I’ll bet “Elle” (the girl with the gun) is really Mrs. Hawking, Faraday’s mother. Why? Accent, height, and age. Plus it would be a nice tie-in for Mrs. Hawking’s interest in the island…. She might want to get back too, just lke Widmore.

Alpert doesn’t age. Some of The Others do (like Widmore, at least). Ben aged too. That might mean there are two classes of Others. Some age, some don’t. Perhaps the ones that do age are recruited onto the island, while the Others that don’t age were always there. At this point, I’m going to have to attribute this “no aging” thing to Alpert being “dead”.

Now, “dead”, I think is a very relative term on this show. Just because someone appears dead, it doesn’t mean you’re not going to see them again. (We saw Ethan last week, and he died several seasons ago). Locke and crew have been flipping back and forth in time, completely out of control. If someone was able to control this, they could appear to live through time without aging. This might be the way Alpert is doing it.

So, what did you think of the episode?