After two years, it was nice to see Sun and Jin together on-screen again. They were together on the plane and at customs in the beginning of the season, but an entire episode devoted to the Kwons has been a long time coming. Flash Sun and Jin aren’t married (which I was more surprised about than Desmond showing up) and without that added stress of being Paik’s son in law, Jin is much more affectionate towards her. The foreplay scene in the hotel room was pretty awesome. But despite all the well-deserved warmth for the Kwons, their flash didn’t really move anything forward. Like with most of the flashes, I’m sure it’ll be more enjoyable when viewed as a whole – especially if the flashes are indeed the show’s epilogue. This epilogue theory found more support last night in the fact that flash Sun only spoke Korean, and Island Sun hits her head andis unable to speak English. Swish!
Remember when Lost used to surprise its audience on the reg? Putting Desmond back into play was something I think everyone was expecting and was a pretty underwhelming way to end the episode. It’s great to have him back in the game though. The face-off between Widmore and Flocke was my favorite moment of the episode. The war is on. We learned that Widmore’s plan for the Island/defeating Flocke involve the electromagnetic pockets mapped out by Dharma back in the ’70s. Remember Dharma? They were this group of hippie-scientists that used to be wicked important to the Lost universe.
Side note: I love this chubby dude who guns for Widmore. Seriously.
Flocke tells Claire he needs Jacob’s remaining candidates to get off the Island. The names in the lighthouse and in the cave differ, however. Kate’s name is crossed off in the cave and not in the lighthouse (Jacob’s list) so Flocke may have fucked up in telling Claire he only needs her to rally the remaining candidates. He was basically giving Claire the go ahead to kill Kate. We also learn that if Flocke gets off the Island, it’s the end of everything. That was a heavy statement and one that I hope is explored sooner than later.
Other notes: Sayid’s comment to Flocke about how he can’t “feel anything” anymore was my second favorite moment of the night. After his resurrection, Sayid appears to have lost his soul. This could help explain his seemingly unchanged flash world of violence. Jack was awesome last night, especially in his scene with Sun by the fire. Jack’s been great this entire season, IMO.
Special thanks to ABC for putting that fucking obnoxious countdown to V in the bottom corner of the screen for the entire episode. This is the final season of your most popular show, let’s see some class!