Lost: The Candidate
Well I’ll be. Totally forgot to post this week and it’s the one time someone actually checks. Sorry Quellipsis. On tonight’s episode, Jack must decide whether or not to trust Locke after he is asked to follow through on a difficult task. DON’T DO IT JACK!
Go ahead and discuss below and I’ll update this post with actual info, feedback, and a header image that I left on my other computer LAST week. D’OH!
Man, they really cleaned house last night, huh? Before they got to the emotional stuff, I realized that I no longer even really like this show. It was Smokey monster rolling around with Jack that did it. All those chain sounds and stuff that before was like, “OH MAN. Why does it sound like a dinosaur and then have all these crazy clanking sounds, too?!” Turns out there’s not real reason. I don’t think the problem is that questions are being answered, it’s that the answers are so lame. This show started off with a sci-fi spine that made it really interesting and now the answer to every question is, “because the Smoke God feels like it.”
Lostpedia tells us:
- The episode’s title “The Candidate” is a dual reference: in the sideways timeline to Locke, as a candidate for a new kind of spinal surgery; and in the original timeline to Jack, which Sayid implies with “Because it’s going to be you, Jack”. [I’d argue that Sayid’s line has more to do with him being actually chosen than with him being a candidate.]
- Hurley says he cannot find the first aid kit. It can be seen in the control room next to Frank.
- This episodes features 3 main cast deaths, the highest ever amount in any one episode with Sayid, Sun and Jin dying. It is possible that Frank also died.
- This is the first episode since the Season 4 premiere “The Beginning of the End” that all surviving main crash survivors from “Pilot, Part 1” who have returned or remained on the island have been together in the same place at the same time.
- As of the end of this episode, Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, Claire, Walt, and possibly Rose, Bernard, Vincent, Cindy, Zack, Emma and others who defected to the Others are the only remaining passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 still alive in the original timeline.
Oh here’s a good one:
- Jack gets an Apollo candy bar from the hospital vending machine and offers it to Claire, much like Jacob did when he first met Jack.