Personally, I thought this was an exciting episode. In the first few minutes, I felt that the tide was changing and that the Others started losing a bit of the control that they seem to pride themselves in. Jack was tossing verbal jabs at Juliet similar to the way Benjamin used to toss them at Locke in Season 2. Jack was questioning Juliet as to who was in charge and seemed to be getting under her skin just as Ben bursts in and says, “…we have to go now…the sub is back, and we have a situation.”
Okay, a submarine! That explains how the Others duped Sayid and stole the sailboat AND it explains how they get back and forth from the Hydra Station on island 2 to the island we’ve grown to know and love. However, it begs the question, how did Desmond NOT see this Hydra Station island as he was sailing around the “bloody snow globe”. I can understand how our other LOST friends might not have seen it, but I’m still curious why Desmond hasn’t seen it.
Anyway, the Sawyer story was interesting, but a bit of a let down. I don’t know about the pacemaker thing and I’ve heard some disappointment as to how easily he believed it. I had my doubts immediately, so why wouldn’t Sawyer? It was a bit much, but with a little research (thanks Ken) I learned that pacemaker operations are not as invasive as I thought they might be (CLICK HERE).
Back to the good stuff, we find out that Sawyer has a daughter AND he has a heart (convenient to tie in the pacemaker storyline). He loves Kate and he does care about Cassidy and Clementine Phillips even though he tries to hide his feelings. The banter between Sawyer and Benjamin about “Of Mice and Men” was excellent and the Danny Pickett/Sawyer relationship is getting pretty intense.
I really enjoyed Jack in this episode. He scrubbed in and went into doctor mode very naturally. He also made some quick observations – the spinal x-rays and that Juliet had little to no idea what she was doing. She is a fertility doctor after all.
In general, Ben seemed more frazzled in this episode than in any others and took more time than usual to make decisions. He appears to be unsure of his decisions too. Perhaps, whatever Tom was saying as Sawyer gained consciousness is really affecting the Others. I don’t have the actual quote yet, but he said something like, “It’s been two days since the skies turned purple, we still don’t have Com back, and now one of our people are critically injured.” I’m not sure what that’s all about, but I’m getting a suspicion that the hatch implosion is adversely affecting the Others.
One last thing about this episode, more Desmond premonitions – this time to help Claire/Charlie/Aaron. When they won’t move out from under their “camp” to safety, he constructs a lightning rod to divert lightning from striking either the tree over their “camp” or their “camp” directly. What’s up Des?
Okay, I have one more thing to say about the previous week’s episode. I saw a screen capture, from this episode, of Mr. Eko’s Jesus Stick. A new inscription said, “Lift up your eyes and look north”. Interesting! J
Spoiler or Foiler? Somebody, a MAIN Character (series regular) is going to die. NEXT WEEK! Who? Is it for real? Next weeks’ episode: “The Cost of Living” – Mr. Eko-centric.