Wow! This may be one of the most shocking episodes ever. I mean, I always knew that they would all be reunited back on the island eventually but I never thought about when that would be. As it turns out it is 1970 something and Dharma is in it's hey day. I guess it was pretty naive of me to assume that they would land (or crash as the case may be) in the present day, but that's what I thought would happen. This brings a whole new dimension...and set of characters...to the show. Wow!
A few interesting tidbits from last night:
Thanks goodness the time-travelling is over for a while. If I see the pharse "Three Years Later" or "Three Years Earlier" one more time I'm gonna scream.
I was a little worried when I found out that Juliette is now a mechanic. Now she'll be even more appealling to my husband. But it helped a little that she is head-over-heels in love with Sawyer (I mean Jim LaFleur) now and will probably get the snot beat out of her by Kate before it is all said and done. Little bitter....sorry.
Apparently in the early days of Dharma mothers and babies both survived child birth. So what happened? Was the leaky bomb unearthed? I suspect so.
Judging from the scenes for next week the tide has certainly turned. It looks like Sawyer (I refuse to refer to him as Jim) is running the whole show now. He may have even taken over Ben's role as biggest manipulator and liar of all time. Who am I kidding? That's a title that Ben has no danger of losing any time soon. But it will be interesting to see Sawyer in charge instead of Jack. Weird dynamic there.
Daniel has already spotted Charlotte on the island which means that Eloise is still there, at least for now. Does that also mean that Miles will run in to his parents and be completely shocked? Probably.
I continue to be impressed by the marksmanship of the Losties and Others. I can believe that a con man like Sawyer would know how to handle a weapon, but a fertility doctor from Portland that can shoot a man through the heart from behind a bush 50 yards away? Gotta hand it to Ben. He trained his people well.
The best line of the night goes to Sawyer once again: In response to Daniel's assertion that it makes no difference what they do because "whatever happened, happened", Sawyer says, "Thanks anyway, Plato."
I look forward to seeing how all of this plays out and how the history of the others is changed....which it technically can't be, right? How is that gonna work?
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