Epic One Liner of the Week: I laughed for a good two minutes after what sounded exactly like a Telemundo channel lip-sync by Hurley. I thought I heard him say something to the effect of “No se el contrato,” which means “I don’t understand the contract,” but alternatively, I came across another more detailed explanation on the interwebs that stated, “Yo quiero hacerlo. Sí yo te puedo ayudar pero no se como encontrarlo si no sé pa’ donde se fué.” This means, “I want to do it. Yes, I can help you, but I don’t know how to find him since I don’t know where he’s gone.” Later we learn he was actually communicating with Richard’s (very) late wife, Isabella.
Lost An Hour of My Life Moment: There’s not much to complain about this week. If anything, there’s almost too much to feast on for just one hour. As much as the on-island / off-island dual realities have been a great touch this season, it was great to have a plain-old gripping narrative episode. If you pull my leg, where was Whoopi Goldberg for that dairy farm ending?
Overall: This one might just go down as the Big Cypress or the of Lost episodes. Folks have been speculating about afterlife theories since essentially day one of the show, but five minutes in, Richard came right out and said it, “We’re in hell.” Gadoosh. Well, later we learn that it’s not exactly hell, but rather the cork that holds evil at bay, or the gateway to hell – as told via Jacob’s wine bottle metaphor – but still Lost dropped some bombs dropped this week. A lot of the material here continued the teeter-totter around which character, Jacob or MIB, is really evil incarnate and the biblical material came on a little thick, but we haven’t had one of these utterly mind-blowing episodes in a while. Overall: A
Discussion Points: Do you remember why the name Hanso (as in Magnus) sounds so familiar? When MIB said Jacob betrayed him and took his body and his humanity, did you take this literally? We learned about how the four-toed statue got dismantled, but how did it get there in the first place? What good is a cork if the bottle is broken?