My partner in crime is having a very busy week, so I'll be taking on last night's episode of Lost all by myself. After last week's episode, I said that it was the best of the season thus far. Well, that title is safe for now. Last night's outing was a major step backward in my opinion. I really enjoyed the Eko story, but once again, more questions were raised without providing us with any answers. Sure, we found out that Ben is the owner of the spinal tumor (anyone who saw the preview last week already knew this, though) and Eko was building the church on the island because he owed his brother a church, but this show has failed to provide any big answers this season. I was always patient with Lost in the past because it was pretty good at revealing answers over time. I dismissed those who thought that the show would never provide answers because it was completely lost in its own mythology. But after last night, I'm beginning to wonder. The black smoke returned along with Eko's brother, but both left me scratching my head. The black smoke killed Eko, but is it a force of the island or is someone controlling it somehow? How about Eko's brother? At the end, he said, "You speak to me as if I'm your brother." Was Eko just seeing things, or was the island playing tricks on him all along? Will we ever know?!
Meanwhile, the Others were trying to rope Jack into operating on Ben's life-threatening tumor. Supposedly, this is the reason why they kidnapped him, Kate and Sawyer. Of course, it doesn't explain why the Others need Kate and Sawyer. And what about Juliet? She gave Jack that videotaped message telling him to make sure that Ben doesn't make it through the procedure. We know from the season premiere that she and Ben are fighting for power. It seems that Ben is the evil mastermind of the Others, but are we sure that we can trust Juliet? What if things aren't what they seem and Jack ends up jeopardizing his life along with Kate and Sawyer's? Wow, he's in quite a mess right now. And who was the one-eyed creepy man on the TV screen at the Pearl Station hatch?? Is he with the Others, Dharma or another group that we haven't met yet? So many old questions, so many new. I'm not counting on things getting any clearer next week before this show goes on its 13-week hiatus.
If you missed last night's episode (or just want to try to decipher it better), click on over to abc.com to watch it now for free. All of the screencaps from this edition are courtesy of Lost-Media.com.
If you're wondering why the show killed off Mr. Eko, click on over to TVGuide.com to read Mike Ausiello's exclusive interview with executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
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