Congratulations Yunjin Kim! Not only did you, apparently, get hitched a couple of days ago, you also got this week’s entire episode of Lost to yourself (well . . . HALF of the entire episode). You are officially having the BEST WEEK EVER! Yay you!
Back by popular demand (or, rather, back as a result of my own recapping laziness), below please find some of the questions that were answered during this installment of Lost.
1) This episode was called “The Package.” That’s kind of a generic name for an episode, don’t you think? I mean, last week’s episode title was in Latin. And the week before, the episode was about HOT SAWYER. So who even cared what the title was? What WAS “The Package” supposed to be, anyway?
This . . . was the package . . .
I’m serious! The package was a PERSON! It was Desmond Hume! What? You thought I was making a joke, just so I could list “Shirtless Desmond” in my tags, and get more hits on my blog? No way, Jose. (Not that I WOULDN’T do that . . . I just didn’t do it this time.)
2) So, that guy Charles Widmore, that girl Zoey (who everyone says looks like Tina Fey) and the rest of the people who arrived at Hydra Island on the submarine, what is THEIR DEAL? Why are they here?
If Charles Widmore was telling the truth when he spoke to Jin tonight (which I am not entirely convinced of yet), the crack team that I lovingly refer to as “Team Subbie” is here to prevent MIB / Smokey from leaving the island. According to Widmore, if MIB gets free, Jin’s daughter, Ji Yeon (who Jin hasn’t yet had the chance to meet), Widmore’s daughter, Penelope, and Sun will somehow cease to exist. If true, this would mean that, in terms of goals, Team Subbie is actually aligned with . . .
What the heck Desmond Hume has to do with all this, I still have no idea . . .
3) So, is Kate one of Jacob’s “candidates,” or isn’t she? MIB certainly seems to think she’s important . . .
Kate used to be one of the candidates. But, for some reason, is no longer on the list. However, MIB needs Kate to help him get all of the CURRENT candidates off of the island. According to MIB, this is necessary in order for HIM (or IT) to leave the island. This idea sort of jives with what we learned in Ab Aeterno. Jacob’s original purpose, and that of whichever candidate ultimately becomes his replacement, is to keep MIB, and his evil Smokey powers from leaving the island. No Jacob, and no Jacob’s replacement = no more island prison for MIB.
4) What about Crazy Claire? Was she ever on Jacob’s list?
NO! (That was an easy one . . .)
5) One of the candidates on Jacob’s List is “Kwon.” No one seems entirely sure whether that last name refers to Jin or Sun. Seeing as this was a JIN AND SUN episode, did we get any closer to figuring this out?
You would think so, wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, Lost writers are still sort of playing “hide the ball” on this one. However, there were some hints given in the episode that would seem to suggest that JIN is the candidate.
First, there was Widmore’s extreme interest in getting Jin to the Hydra. Second, during this episode, the writers highlighted the fact that Sun’s maiden name was “Paik,” not “Kwon.” (Note: In flash-sideways world, Sun and Jin are lovers, but not married.) Third, Widmore’s cryptic comments about Sun “ceasing to exist” if MIB escapes the island; coupled with the flash-sideways images of Sun, shot and bleeding from the stomach, don’t bode particularly well for her . . .
But, then again, this is Lost, so all of this may end up meaning absolutely NOTHING!
6) Speaking of Lost stuff that initially SEEMS important to the overall mythology, but ends up meaning NOTHING, what was the deal with Room 23 — that place from back in Season 3, where Ben imprisoned Carl and forced him to watch that bizarre brain washy video?
Yeah, this was a bit of a cop out on Lost’s part, if you ask me. The Room was mentioned during this episode, seemingly, only to be explained away in a few hastily written sentences. Widmore inexplicably decided to keep Jin in Room 23, during this episode. When the familiar video images pop on the screen, and majorly freak out our poor Korean gangster, Zoey explains that the “Dharma Initiative” used the Room to “experiment with subliminal messaging” . . . LAME!
7) In Sayid’s episode, Sundown, his flash-sideways world featured Jin bound and gagged in a restaurant freezer. Was that explained tonight?
“Why is everybody always picking on ME?”
Good question, Jin. And, yes, as it turns out, in flash-sideways world, Sergeant Keamy . . .
was hired by Sun’s daddy to kill Jin, for, literally, screwing, with the boss’s daughter. Keamy never got a chance to do this, however, because RAMBO SAYID shot his ass before he got the chance . . .
I’m still not entirely sure, why all of this had to go down in a restaurant, though. Seems kind of random, to me . . . What exactly do you have against RESTAURANTS, Lost writers? What did they ever do to you?
8 ) Remember that awesome patch-wearing dude Mikhail, who never EVER seemed to die, no matter what anybody did to him? Why does he have to wear an eyepatch all the time?
OK . . . OK. This was a bit of a stretch. Of ALL the questions posed by the show Lost during the course of six seasons, I highly doubt that THIS was the one that was keeping you awake at night. However, you have to admit, it was pretty cool of the Lost writers to pay homage to “Patchy” again, after all this time.
This guy is AWESOME!
If you recall, in the original timeline, Mikhail was a hard core Other who just WOULDN’T die! The dude was blown up, beaten up, shot and/or electrocuted, in every SINGLE episode in which he appeared, but he just kept coming back for more. In flash-sideways world, Mikhail is a multi-lingual emissary of Keamy, and by extension, Sun’s father.
Toward the end of the episode, Mikhail is shot dead by Jin, but also sustains an eye injury. Mere coincidence? Or, is there, perhaps, some real and lasting connection between the flash-sideways world inhabited by the Losties, and the original timeline?
Well, that’s all I got, folks. Tune in next week, when we will hopefully be treated to much more Shirtless Desmond Hume and his super sexy Scottish brogue . . . oh, and maybe, get some more questions answered too.