Lost Dr Linus S06E07 (ABC)

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Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.

From the Lost Wikipedia entry.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

This is the start of the final season of Lost. It looks like the narrative is initially split up into three different timelines, but two of them rapidly merge. Ilana and her pals quickly die at the hands of Fake-Locke. It’s pretty self-explanatory that Fake-Locke is Jacob’s nemesis. There are a bunch of new Others at the Temple, including their Japanese leader.

Juliet dies, but what does that mean exactly. They buried her body, but I’m sure that we’ll see her again. So the narrative is split between what’s going on right now on the Island and what happened after the bomb was detonated. Oceanic Flight 815 never crashed. Strangely enough, there are some links between the timelines, meaning that exploding the bomb did significantly change things. Jin is also speaking English right now, which takes a while to get used to.

Sayid does indeed die and naturally comes back from the dead thanks to the Spring at the Temple. The guitar case that Jacob gave Hurley contained a giant wooden ankh. Inside, there is a message that said that if Sayid died, they’d all be in terrible danger.

I don’t know what it is, but this season is probably going to be the best of all seasons of this show. I’m really enjoying how the past is getting redacted since they are in a new timeline. There is so much going on that I’m wondering if they will be able to answer all questions.

This episode was interesting with he redaction of the timeline, but a bit annoying while all parties were traveling. I hate those kinds of episodes. ‘Lets travel through the jungle!’

There’s one thing that doesn’t make sense. Since apparently none of the chosen few can die, why could Sayid die? I thought that he was chosen as well? Well, he died and was infected by the Monster. Shouldn’t Jacob’s ‘gift’ have saved him from this?

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Ben is running through the forest, keeping pace with Ilana and her group. Lapidus, Sun, and Miles are there. They decide to go to the beach. Ben tells them about Sayid and what he did. He killed Dogan and the interpreter.

Ilana wants Miles to tell her how Jacob died. He tells the truth and says that Ben killed him. Ilana says that Jacob was the closest thing she ever had to a father.

They arrive at the beach. Ilana is giving orders. Ben tries to talk his way out of the hole he’s in. Ilana tells Sun that they are candidates to replace Jacob. There are only 6 left.

Hurley tells Jack that they should take their time getting back to the Temple. They come across Alpert. He gives them directions to the Temple.

Ilana takes Ben away at gunpoint. She makes him dig his own grave. Miles tells him that up to the moment he died, Jacob was hoping that he was wrong about Ben.

Alpert, Hurley and Jack walk through the jungle. Alpert says that Jacob gave him a gift, this is why he doesn’t age. Alpert says that everyone at the Temple is dead. Hurley reveals that he talks to Jacob. Alpert tells him not to believe Jacob. Alpert says that he came here to die. They are near a beached ship, the Black Rock. Alpert goes inside. Jack follows him in. Alpert takes some of the unstable dynamite. Alpert says that he can’t kill himself. He wants them to do it for him. Jacob touched Alpert, when Jacob touches someone, it’s considered a gift. He wants to die because his life has no purpose anymore. Jack lights the fuse for Alpert. Then he sits down. He wants to talk. Jack tells him that neither of them is going to die. Jacob wanted Jack to know that he had been watching him since he was a child. The fuse extinguishes before it lights the dynamite. Jack can’t die either. This is kind of creepy.

While he is digging his grave, Ben hears the telltale sounds of the Monster. Fake-Locke appears. Fake-Locke says that he is gathering a group of followers, the Alt-Others. He wants Ben to stay in charge of the Island. Locke says to join them at the other island, where the Hydra station is. False-Locke frees Ben with a snap of the fingers and tells him that there is a rifle stashed nearby. If he leaves now, he will get to it first and he’ll have the drop on Ilana. He shouldn’t hesitate, because Ilana won’t.

Ben does a runner. He gets to the rifle in time and disarms Ilana. He tells her that he sacrificed his daughter for the Island, but Jacob didn’t even care. He says that he will go to False-Locke, because he’s the only one who will have him. Ilana replies that she will have him. She takes her rifle and walks back to the beach. Ben follows her. He starts helping out at camp. Jack, Alpert, and Hurley arrive.

A submarine surfaces and spies them on the beach. It’s Widmore with a contingent of mercs.

Linus is teaching a class. He is told that by the principal that he has to cover detention for the rest of the week. Locke tells him that he should be the principal. He is tutoring Alex, Rousseau’s daughter. Alex tells him that the principal was screwing the nurse.

Ben asks his buddy the science teacher to hack into the nurse’s email account. They make a deal. Ben gets the emails and blackmails Reynolds in resigning. Reynolds will recommend that Linus takes his place. Reynolds tells him that he won’t write a letter of recommendation for Alex.

Ben didn’t choose himself, he chose Alex. That’s kind of surprising.

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