Jack Gets BaiLingual

So, now we know what Jack’s tattoos say and mean. I was dying to know so thank goodness an entire episode was dedicated to figuring it out. For those of you who don’t know me too well, that was sarcasm.

The tattoos say, “He walks amongst us, but he is not one of us.” However, Achara (played by Bai Ling) told Jack what it really means, “You are a leader, a great man. But this makes you lonely and angry.” Okay, so that’s all I have to say about that.

The rest of the story was okay for me – Juliet on “trial”, Alex and Karl star-gazing in their backyard, and Kate and Sawyer bickering. How does Benjamin Linus consistently steal the show even while he’s lying down in pain? He’s brilliant.

I don’t like it when promos say that answers will be revealed and then we get gypped. For example, we were supposed to find out what happened to the other passengers on Flight 815, but they only revealed that they are alive, which was a no-brainer anyway. That doesn’t tell us what happened to them! All Cindy said was, “They’re not, um — it’s not that simple.” Well, that clears that up. I’m guessing she was “Clockwork-Oranged” while wearing weird goggle-glasses like we saw happening to Karl in Room 23 or something. Now all she knows is stuff like:

  • “Plant a good seed and you will joyfully gather fruit.”
  • “Everything changes.”
  • “We are the causes of our own suffering.”
  • “God loves you as he loved Jacob.”
  • “Think about your life.”

Okay, truthfully, I still enjoyed the episode because Matthew Fox was excellent again and at least this episode had people talking and sharing thoughts with each other, which was my only complaint during season 1.

The best part of this show was when they were leaving “Alcatraz” though and we can rest-assure that we will be spending the next few weeks enjoying flashbacks of the series regulars starting with Hugo Reyes (Hurley) with special guest appearance by Cheech Marin as his dad. Sweet, dude! The three episodes after that will feature Sayid, Claire, and Locke (perhaps we’ll finally find out why he was in a wheelchair).


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