Articles written on October 30, 2010
Welcome back. Mr. Eko is in the process of entering the hatch with the dynamite. Charlie is tagging along and complaining about how silly all of this is. And in what might be the final instance of Mr. Eko being unnecessarily menacing, he grabs Charlie, slams him against the wall, and rips off his belt. No Mr. Eko, not like this! But no, he just needs something metal to demonstrate that there’s magnetic energy in the hatch. Oh my God dudes, words cannot describe how much I am going to miss this guy. But anyway, the blast doors are impervious to dynamite, and both Charlie and Eko nearly die in the course of discovering that.
Meanwhile, Jack and crew emerge in a clearing, where they find a massive stack of pneumatic tubes. It would appear the residents of the ? station were the suckers after all, or their data never made it to its intended destination because of the inherently flawed method of communicating via a series of tubes. …My God, Ted Stevens was right!
Why didn’t we listen to you, WE’RE SO SORRY TED STEVENS. Turns out Michael was leading them all into a trap, and serves Jack right for being caught. The Losties are all subdued with ridiculous ease by the Others, who take them down to a dock. Henry shows up and is creepy.
Another finale, another Rhapsody.
For me, perhaps the most amazing reveal ever associated with Lost occurred off camera: they didn’t start making Live Together, Die Alone until four weeks before it aired. That means they wrote, filmed, edited, scored and did effects work for an 85 minute production in less than one month. Now I know what you’re thinking. “So, this means Live Together, Die Alone is only 1/12th as good as the Twilight sequel.” And indeed, there are a few signs that this was a rush job. But elements of Live Together, Die Alone are amazing. Too amazing for some logical issues and less successful storylines to really matter.
To recap, we’ve got Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sawyer, and Michael on their way to the Other’s camp. Sayid is taking the sailboat to scout out the Other’s camp for himself, with Jin and Sun’s accompaniment and without Michael’s knowledge. Locke has decided that he has to prove that the button is useless, locking Mr. Eko out of the dome in the process. And flashbacks start to explain who the hell this Desmond guy is. Let’s have at it.