Epic One Liner of the Week: “It’s just a line of chalk in a cave, the job is still yours if you want it, Kate” – Jacob
Lost My Mind Just a Couple of Times: 1) That seemed like an awfully hasty way to dispose of two seemingly keystone characters in Widmore and Richard. In Richard’s case, maybe the smoke monster simply took him somewhere, but if that’s the last we see of those two, it would be fairly disappointing. 2) Just a nitpick, but Kate had a bullet wound all the way through her shoulder to start the episode. I know Jack is the man, but that wound healed awfully fast. 3) What was with the nymph narrating the preview for the finale?
Overall: As mentioned above, some elements of this episode happened a little too fast to fully digest, such as the disposing of some key characters, Jack volunteering for the Jacob role and Ben flipping back to his evil ways, but things are back on track overall after last week’s bed crapping. I thought it was interesting how Jacob surprised the candidates (and all the Lost fans) by offering them a choice in who wanted the protector role, and his speech in that scene was top-notch. The communion scene felt pretty contrived, but that’s been the theme for a long time now, so they had to do it. Was anyone else dying for Jack to comment on what that drink tasted like? Anyway, it feels like the stage is set for the final curtain call.
Discussion Points: 1) Is that the last we see of Richard? 2) What do you think will ultimately become of Kate (think she and Jack make an island baby in a slow motion love scene and stay together forever)? 3) Desmond theories? 4) How awesome is it that the finale got switched to Sunday (don’t forget to check your DVRs)?