"Because You Left":
* Previously: "We're going to have to bring him too."
* Record, skipping.
* "The drill melted?"
* Limitless energy. Manipulate time! But certain rules can't be broken.
* "If that were to happen, God help us all."
* Hee, Daniel!
Jack: How did we get here? How did all of this happen?
Ben: It happened because you left, Jack.
* And, the dreaded beard (which the producers mocked in the wrap-up show beforehand) is gone.
* Three Years Earlier
* And, Locke's alone?
* Raft was inside the radius. Well, there you go.
* Yay Bernard and Rose! "There is no camp!"
* "We should get moving before is happens again." -Daniel
* Blood test! "We're going on vacation, baby."
* "Think of the island like a record, spinning on a turntable. Only now that record is skipping." -Daniel
* The drug plane! Doesn't Locke recognize it?
* ZOMG ETHAN
* And, poof
* Sun meeting with Widmore. Kill
* "You know, maybe if you eat more comfort food, you wouldn't have to go around shooting people." -Hurley
* Sayid called him Bentham, interesting.
* "Whatever he tells you, just do the opposite."
* "You cannot change anything." -Daniel
* Seatbelt tourniquet, go Locke! Oh, hai Richard. "How did you know there's a bullet in my leg?"
* When am I?"
* Richard doesn't move. And he knew that. Fascinating.
* And, compass.
Juliet: There was a man named Desmond living down in it. He was pushing a button every one hundred and eight minutes to save the world.
Juliet: Yeah, really.
* "The rules don't apply to you. You're special." -Daniel. Who rocks the casbah.
* Three Years Earlier
* "We need to protect the people we left behind." -Jack, actually making a decent argument
* Anna Lucia! "Oh yeah, Libby says hi."
* Hee, Weekend at
* "I... like... shih-tzus." "It looks like you heart them."
* Hurley pulls out, Kate pulls in.
* Ooh, Expose is on!
David: You killed three people?!
Hurley: No! ...Sayid did.
David: Oh, well, that's better.
* And Jill the Butcher is one of Ben's people. I wonder how extensive his mainland organization is?
* Nosebleed, now headache.
* Miles... found a dead boar?
* FIRE ARROWS HOLY CARP
* "Why is there a dead Pakistani on my couch?!" -Hurley's mom
* Sun: mastermind.
* Hurley spills the beans to his mom! And...
* "I believe you. I don't understand you, but I believe you." -Hurley's mom
* Throwing Hot Pocket!
* "In their defense, I'm not an easy person to trust." -Ben, king of understatement
* Turning himself in: kind of clever!
* ...Did Locke just change the past?
* Daniel's mom is the clock lady!
Been a while people, but we're back on the ground with all cylinders firing.
I am now relatively convinced that Alpert is the Island, in some form. But now I wonder if that's different from Jacob/Christian/Claire/the Cabin.