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22 March 2007 @ 01:19 am
Previously, on Lost...

"Yeah, Tom, I know she's crazy. No need to remind me..."

* Previously: "This island changed me, it's made me whole."
* Disability insurance... for depression! Swerve!
* Football! And Rousseau's gone.
* Nice wheelchair. And a handshake.
* "This is going to be more complicated than we thought." -Locke
* Go in shooting! Yes!
* "If he's shaking hands with the Others, I'm sure he has a good reason." -Locke
* TV's talking about... Bolivian gold deposits? (Nice tray.)
* The unblinking Peter Talbot, talking about... Adam Seward? Oh, his Dad.
* Stakeout! Raid!
* Hey, nice place. (M. notes that, you know, the house is nice, Jack might not want to leave.)
* Well, of course they're watching Jack.
* Oh, hi Henry Ben. "Alex?"
* "I'm not looking for Jack. I'm looking for the submarine." -Locke
* Alex as captive! Locke rules!
* "I want you to bring me the man from Tallahassee." -Ben
* Heh, code.
* And the florist, and, hi Dad.
* "Because it's not fair!"
* "You of all people should understand what it means to want some dignity." Man, I'm loving this Ben/Locke episode.
* Four years in wheelchair! "Tell me John: did it hurt?"
* Rec room? Pool table? Pinball?
* Oh, hi Tom. Wait, did Tom just tell Jack the room was bugged?
* Kids are "all safe."
* "I made a deal with them... They're going to let me go." -Jack
* Detectives! Crap! Talbot's dead.
* Ben's actually curious. Oh, not recovering as fast.
* "Because you look like your mother." -Sayid, mastermind
* Two giant hamsters! Leftovers! "I ate most of the dark meat, sorry."
* I'm also loving the pictures of Alex growing up all over the house. (Hey, wasn't she born on the Island also?)
* Sub helps maintain the illusion, hmmm?
* And, Ben gives the hard sell.
* Large box of... imagining things? (They have the Cosmic Cube?)
* Cheating!
* "You don't deserve to be on this island." -Locke
* "Because you're in the wheelchair and I'm not."
* "The anomaly wiped out our communications." -Ben
* Rousseau! Sub! Hatch! And... the leftovers! "You don't knock?"
* "What are you doing here, John?" -Jack
* How about some fine MacCutcheon's? Hey, the phone's right next to... that window.
* Oh le snap.
* Note: not the nurse from Angels in America. But it should be.
* "Don't worry, you'll get used to it."
* "John, you fell eight stories and survived. I don't want to hear about what you can't do."
* Meant for it to happen? Heh, Ben's conundrum, solved by Locke.
* Magic box!
* "You seem to have some communion with this island, John."
* "...Dad?"

Next week: 'dig another grave'

I'll also call this episode the redemption of Locke. He didn't bumble around and blow up the Flame station. He totally did it on purpose!
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Capncaptain_boots on March 22nd, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
Cool, you did have shots of the MacCutcheon's. :) I was hoping there might be some confirmation that I really saw what I thought I did.

Man, what an episode! I feel bad for Jack and Juliet, but at the same time I am left with the impression that John doesn't care a great deal about Ben's machinations and, like at the communications hut, would've done what he did regardless. I don't think it's just about trying to keep away dear old dad as Ben thinks. That was more Old School in a good way. :)
Strange Detractor: cloud 1professorbooty on March 22nd, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
Haw haw, finally Locke is revealed as a deceitful tool too wrapped up in his daddy issues to give one shit about the safety or rescue of the other survivors.

Seriously, I can't believe Jack didn't kick Locke's teeth in for blowing up the sub.  Oh well, there's always next week.

The redemption of Locke?  So insane and easily manipulated is better than stupid now?
PMMJ: I voted for Baltarcheetahmaster on March 22nd, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
I don't think he's easily manipulated. I mean, he has been in the past, but I don't think he would have done anything differently than he did last night. In fact, I think he's taking charge.

I'll totally give you insane though. Unless he's right, and the island does like him. In which case, watch out.
Jenexamorata on March 22nd, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
Nope, he's insane.

What about the other one the island healed? BRING BACK ROSE!

And Vincent.

And the cat.
The Antichrist: Hurley-NONONOtheantichrist on March 22nd, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
Locke had clearly meant to blow up the sub *before* he spoke with Benry, so whether or not you think blowing up the sub was a good idea you really can't argue that Benry tricked him into doing it. :)
PMMJ: Adult Swim terroristcheetahmaster on March 23rd, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
forgot to mention before
icon love
The Antichrist: Fork the horns!theantichrist on March 23rd, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
Re: forgot to mention before
Alexdevolutionary on March 22nd, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
I was wondering, was "The Man From Tallahassee" Henry the Ben asked for Locke's Dad?
Strange Detractor: pipeprofessorbooty on March 22nd, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
To me, that reveal was so obvious from when Ben first said it that by the end of the episode I wanted to scream "just show us that they have Locke's dad and fucking move on already!"  Hopefully, other people's mileage on this varied.
PMMJ: Apache Chiefcheetahmaster on March 22nd, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Also note how early in the episode Ben asked for him to be brought. That Ben is a thinker.
Alora Danae: LOST One of Usprehensile_wit on March 22nd, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
I am still standing all alone in my "Locke is an idiot and a *bad* man who does things for the *wrong* reasons" camp.

This makes me sad. Ironically, I love the actor who plays him...but I think Locke is basically a weak and insipid character who is trying to play the "big man in charge" and who is fatally bad at making good choices/actually living his life. But then, I thought the look on Locke's face at the end of the episode, as it slid from smug confidence to dawning shock/horror kinda summed that up nicely. Locks switch in a second from, "Oh I'm so enlightened and in control" to, "Holy %^$#, what did I do?"

(As I was screaming at the tv that they *better* show us what was in the room, and not end with us looking at Locke's face, even though I knew it was his Dad too. I just didn't want them dragging the big reveal out until next week.)

And why did Kate and Sayid trust Locke to cover the back, a post he clearly abandoned, when they had already been questioning his motives?

And why didn't Sayid say something about the bag having explosives in it?

Argh, the holes...but I do have a neat theory about the magic box and how his Dad got there, but it's tied to my whole time travel/future theory, so I'll stop for now.
PMMJ: Hammer & nailcheetahmaster on March 23rd, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
Locke: The man from Tallahassee? Is that a code?
Ben: No, John. Unfortunately, we don't have a code for "there's a man in the closet with a gun to my daughter’s head." But apparently we should.

and then

Locke: How do you get electricity?
Ben: We have two giant hamsters running in a wheel in our secret underground lair.