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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

So here's what I thought of tonight's LOST, "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham"...

HOLY #@$&!!!!!!!!

Quite. Possibly. Best. Lost. Episode. Ever.

"The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" is how brilliant television rewards the loyalty of its viewers. Future showrunners, take note!

That one hour of television, by direct implication or indirect inference, touched on nearly every bit of mythology of the past four-some seasons. And then it kept pouring on more.

WHY DID BEN DO IT?!? Everything was hunky-dory, until the moment that Locke mentioned Jin being still alive. That was... DANG!

Did anyone else catch that the Ajira plane landed on what looked like a prepared runway... perhaps the "quarry" that Kate and Sawyer were made to work on in Season 3? I caught that immediately.

"There's a war coming, John." At this late in the game, it's still not clear who are the good guys and who are the bad. Or is this just some private tiff between Benjamin Linus and Charles Widmore, with the entire world caught in the middle?

Let me be the first to say: "WAAAAAAAAALT!!!"

(Sorry, couldn't resist :-P )

Okay. Must watch again. Best episode of the season by far. Darned better television than we possibly deserve.


Geoff Gentry (aka xforce11) said...

Juliette told them it was a runway. Ben didn't snap until John mentioned Mrs. Hawking. Great ep!

Chris Knight said...

I'm downloading it from iTunes now, but that's one thing that I want to check: what was it that pushed Ben to kill Locke, when he was trying to save him just moments before? And how *did* the Others know to build a runway? Did Jacob tell 'em to do it, knowing it would be needed?

Had a crazy thought late last night: what if the new plane crash and its survivors, become the Others in the future? I have *no* idea why that notion came up.

We need to hook up sometime and watch this together. I'd thought of a Lost party with a few friends. We need to scream our way through an ep all together :-)

Chris Knight said...

I just finished watching it again, including that scene something like 5 more times. It's really hard to tell what set Ben off. I still think that the mention of Jin startled him, but I can also see how hearing Eloise's name made him snap.

So hard to figure out. But then, that's Lost for ya!