Oh, this episode was good. So good. Some people are disappointed in this season, but I think they are doing it right; the slow build. And there was much good in this one.
THE NUMBERS! I'm sorry, but really, the numbers!
We learn that each person is on the Island for a reason. Each one is a candidate. For...a Jacob replacement, maybe? Each person has a number. A certain person's lottery numbers. A certain set of numbers that needed to be plugged into a computer. (PS...4 is Locke, 8 is Reyes, 15 is Ford, 16 is Jarrah, 23 is Shepherd, 42 is Kwon) (PPS. Which Kwon? And why doesn't Kate have a number?)
And NotWalt (not to be confused with NotLocke. heh) runs through the jungle! and talks about the rules! What are the rules? Whose rules? Is this young Jacob? Aaron? Are Aaron and Jacob the same person?
And then there's a black rock and a white rock on the scales. and NotLocke tosses the white rock into the water. AHA! I get it! Jacob is dead. Jacob was the white rock. The Smoke Monster/NotLocke is the black rock. THE BLACK ROCK. Interesting....
And BEN. Oh my god, you guys. Ben. Ben in LA teaches European History and he rants about coffee pots and wears vests and shakes hands with John Locke the substitute. AWESOME. and back on the island Ben gives eulogies..."John Locke was a believer. He was a man of faith. He was a much better man than I will ever be and I'm very sorry I murdered him."
And, oh, Sawyer. I love how he growls and reluctantly follows NotLocke, even though he totally knows he's not Locke, and says