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You can find my Season Pass post on the episode at Variety - thanks in advance for contributing comments there.
So if there were EIGHT survivors who are the two that aren't part of the Oceanic 6?
Why does Clare always have Patsy Cline playing around her?
I watched again just to be sure, and then caught the full brunt of it.
I agree on the interrogation scenes, although I liked Locke growing a pair tonight with the grenade. However, it's probably a dud grenade anyway.
I think Jack, Kate, and Hurley are the only confirmed 3 of the Oceanic 6. Aaron shouldn't count since he wasn't on the plane.
Not that I'm trying to get all Roe v. Wade on people.
I will agree though that this episode did suck. In fact, I think the last 2 episodes have been weak. I dont think this season has contained the amount of anticipation, tension, and mystery as the last season did.
The new characters arent very good at all. I think they'd tried to use Miles as comic relief, but it just isnt working.
I thought Jack said that there were 8 survivors, but 2 of them died. He was obviously lying. The oceanic 6 were the ones that got off the island, and they told everyone once they got off that they were the only survivors. Hence, Jack/Kate know they have to go back to get the survivors they deserted. Plus, you have Hurley being visited by Charley in the 1st episode about knowing he has to go back.
All of this stuff is intriguing, but not near as good as the stuff in season 3 IMO.
I have a feeling that the people on the boat that are looking for Ben, are people associated with the original DHARMA initiative. They know Ben killed everyone of their people on the island, and they've been looking for him to extract revenge. That would explain why Ben didnt want them coming to the island in the first place.
I miss Ben's manipulative scenes. I think he's best when he sounds really weak, but the audience knows he's being a master manipulator. The scene last week at the end where he was Sayid's commander--just seemed out of place for him. He appeared too forceful IMO.
Ben seems to have a command over people, whether he's forceful or not. His underlings always get the "you know what you have to do" vibe, whether it be Sayid, The Russian, or the two women in The Looking Glass. Michael Emerson seems to act more with his eyes than anyone, almost like Michael Corleone at Solozzo's.
I want to write down right here that yes, Aaron is one of the Oceanic 6 (because the previews said "another member of the 6 will be revealed" and Kate had been revealed already in the Seaason 3 finale) and I feel 70-80% sure that the last guy is Michael.
If it turns out, however, that Sayid is not part of the 6, my guess would be that he is the one in the coffin. If he is part of the 6, his celbrity would have been to great to get no visitors at his viewing.
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