Before having seen this episode, I liked LOST. After having seen this episode, I knew it was going to be out of this world. In fact, it already was. They placed something right under your nose, and then yanked away the curtains, making a revelation that brings along dozens of new questions. Absolutely brilliant – this episode is surely one of the best in the series.
As you might have already guessed from the end of the last episode, this is an episode that’s all about Locke, who was apparently in a wheel chair for four years before deciding to join up on a Walkabout tour in Australia, then ended up being not allowed and headed back to L.A. on Flight 815 to then crash onto the island, discovering all feeling had returned to his toes and that he could walk again. Feeling he had gotten a second chance, he seizes the day and acts like he is a God on the Island. Terry O’Quinn, who is performing John Locke’s part, is a genius.
The episode was filled to the brim with tiny little moments, which some would consider fillers, but which I consider wonderful little bits and pieces which makes an ensemble show like LOST feel alive. The scene where Hurley and Charlie went fishing with all due consequences was hilarious, and the little scenes in between with Rose – who refuses to believe her husband is dead – and Jack were acted out brilliantly.
What did John Locke see, when he saw the monster? Why would he lie to Michael about it? Why would he not tell anyone about being a paraplegic for four years? Mystery surrounds this guy, and I just know the best is yet to come.
Favourite Quote: Locke: “Hey, hey, don’t you walk away from me. You don’t
know who you’re dealing with! Don’t ever tell me what I can’t do, ever! This is destiny. This is destiny.
This is my destiny. Listen, I’m supposed to do this, damn it! Don’t tell me what I can’t do! Don’t tell
me what I can’t…!”