Holy hell. Where do I even begin? This episode! I feel like this was already part of the finale and things are moving quickly and making sense and questions are answered and OH MY GOD, Jack drank the wine of doom and is just like Jacob now. Also, the show opens with his eye, which I thought was pretty telling.
So, we know, like, FOR REALSIES NOW that Jacob chose them as possible replacements for him. We actually knew this before, but Jacob never actually TOLD them this, and we are all unsurprised that Jack is the one who volunteers for the job. It's supposed to be Jack. And Jacob chooses them because they are all, well, LOST in the world. None of them had anything good going on. Of course, though, Sawyer needs to get all up in Jacob's face about it. Sawyer...the one who just basically killed several people.
Richard gets swept up by the smoke monster, but there's no way this is the end of Richard Alpert. He is/was way too important to this show. Fingers crossed that I'm right. It would also be a little awesome if Frank Lapidus wasn't dead either.
Danielle kidnapping Ben for dinner. Classic. Was so nice to see her face again!
Ben seems quick to join forces with NotLocke. A little too quick, methinks. I think Ben is smart. He is going along with NotLocke right now, kills himself a little Charles Widmore (REVENGE! "He doesn't get to save his daughter", but ultimately, I think Ben is going to side with the good guys.
Desmond is a fail-safe; a last resort. Widmore - who is now working with Jacob? or WAS working with Jacob, because he is probably dead - says that Desmond was brought here just in case something happened to all of the candidates, there was still someone who could take Jacob's place. BUT. QUESTION: How did Desmond get out of the well? Rose and Bernard?
Also, another question. WHERE IS ISLAND CLAIRE?
"It's just a line of chalk in a cave, Kate. The job is yours if you want it." Oh Jacob (and Lost producers), you make me laugh. We questioned whether or not she was a candidate for episodes. We were confused that she was on one list but not the other. And all this time, it was just a line of chalk in a cave. Oh Kate.
I was so glad to see Miles back with his snark. "Well, I lived in these houses 30 years before you did. Otherwise known as last week." Although I enjoyed Hurley's, "hey, you didn't tell me that Ana Lucia was coming with us!" hahah.
I cannot even take a guess at what I think is going to happen. I cannot even take a guess as how the two timelines are going to come together. Apparently, Desmond knows, so that's good. At least someone knows. Are we going to see how the island sunk to the bottom of the ocean?