Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg
“You’re more lost than you ever were.” — Benjamin Linus
Truer words have never been spoken. Sure, Ben was speaking to Locke when he said it, but it sure as hell felt like he was talking to us. Last night’s episode, “Eggtown,” was undeniably the weakest of the new season … which really only means that it was pretty good, not amazing. Here’s how it went down.
johnnysweeptheleg’s Lost In A Moment:
Remember back in Season 1, when we were all blown away by the fact that Christian Shepherd’s casket was … dun dun dun … empty? Now we’re surprised if there is no surprise in an episode. Flash-forward to the future and we find out Future Kate is still being forced to stand trial for her pre-island activities. But … dun dun dun … Kate has a son, and her attorney wants to call him as a character witness. Is her son the “he” Kate was referring to in last season’s finale?
Instead, Jack is called to the stand. This is before he began listening to Nirvana and hopping big white birds back and forth across the world hoping to crash. Jack’s big revelation on the stand? That if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit. Oh, and that he doesn’t love Kate. Anymore.
Meanwhile, back on the island, Sawyer and Hurley are roommates. While nosing through the VHS collection, Hurley puts Xanadu on and Sawyer finds some Dharma Box Wine. I really hope they’re squatting in Juliet’s old quarters. But something tells me this is Richard Alpert and his guyliner’s old home. Just a hunch.
Quickly feeling his guy points diminishing, Sawyer pays Locke a visit to do something manly. He proposes a game of Backgammon. Locke accepts. But only because Battleship is nowhere to be found. Get it? Because Locke likes to blow stuff up? I crack myself up, sometimes. Surprise, surprise, Sawyer isn’t actually there to re-enact the Sopranos board game episode from last season. He’s diverting Locke’s attention while Kate smuggles Miles over to where Ben’s locked up. Miles promises to give Kate a psychic reading if she gives him just one minute (of heaven) with Ben. This gets Kate banished from the compound by Locke. But not before learning that Miles supposedly just wanted to extort Ben for $3.2 million in exchange for telling his boss that Ben is dead. Poor Miles. If only he knew Hurley was made of so much more. Money, that is. Made of so much more money.
Back on the beach, Jack’s luck isn’t much better. Once they finally get reception, they learn that Frank took this super great short cut he heard about, which managed to get the helicopter lost. Nobody on the ship has yet to see any signs of the helicopter. That’s no surprise. What is, however, is that after cutting a deal with the prosecution, Kate goes home to her son – Aaron. Does this make him one of the Oceanic 6?
Who are the members of the Oceanic 6? That all depends. Does Aaron count? If so, he, Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sayid would account for five of the six spots. And at this point just about anyone could be No. 6.
What has the Oceanic 6 been lying about? What haven’t they been lying about? Jack’s testimony lays out the Oceanic 6’s company line pretty well. Only eight people originally survived the crash, with two dying on the island. Kate is Aaron’s mom. Jack doesn’t love Kate. Lies, lies, lies!
When Kate meets Jack at the airport and tells him, “He’s going to be wondering where I am,” who is “he”? Aaron. Probably. Maybe? Seriously, this is as close to an actual answer as we’re getting this week. And yet several more questions are being raised. But, with apologies to Manny Ramirez, that’s just Lost being Lost.
New Questions To Be Asked:
Why is Kate raising Aaron off the island?
According to the Oceanic 6’s story, who is Aaron’s “father”?
Why doesn’t Jack want to see Aaron off the island?
Why does Miles ask Ben for $3.2 million in exchange for telling everyone that Ben is dead?
What happened to the helicopter carrying Frank, Sayid, Desmond and Naomi’s body?
What exactly were Daniel and Charlotte doing with the Dharma playing cards?
If you’ve got questions of your own, send them in and we’ll add them to the list. Check back Thursday for a preview of the next episode, “The Constant.”
Photo: Copyright 2008 ABC, Inc./Mario Perez