3.22b Through the Looking Glass, part 2 (Jack)

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Whoa. What a great season finale. In my opinion the best episode of season 3. In this two-part episode we found out that Jack, and probably Kate, are trapped in some kind of of time travel maze. Somehow Fated to return to Lost island over and over. At least that is my best explanation for what is going on in this superb finale.

Jack’s flashback:

Jack is on an Oceanic airplane when he asks a flight attendant for another drink. Seeing that he has already had enough and that they are landing soon, she gives him a newspaper instead. The news upsets him enough that he considers throwing himself off a bridge. He asks for forgiveness and as he is about to jump, a car crashes behind him. A young boy cries for help. Jack stops and turns from jumping and rescues the boy and his mom from the burning wreckage. The next day he returns to visit them in the hospital. The boy is all right but the mom needs surgery. Jack wants to do it. But the chief surgeon in charge is no longer Jack’s dad. And what is interesting is Jack talks about his Dad as if he was still alive. The new chief surgeon recognizes Jack as a hero, and talks Jack out of the surgery. This is a very wise move, as Jack is a mess. He looks much older with a beard and is clearly abusing alcohol and as we see later, prescription drugs as well. Jack relents and goes home. He is trying to drown out his sorrow and frustration with loud music as he approaches the funeral parlor. He is so messed up a car nearly hits him as he walks to parlor. Inside there is no one there, just a closed casket. No one has come to this person’s funeral the director says. He asks Jack if he wants to look in the coffin. Jack declines. Who is in the coffin? We don’t know, but I have a few guesses in the thoughts section below.

Next we see Jack trying to refill his prescription. The doctor’s name on the Rx is Christian Shepherd. Again he could only have gotten away with this if his father was still alive. But as the nurse tries to call to confirm that, Jack leaves the pharmacy, crashing into a display of sunglasses. Continue reading

3.22a Through the Looking Glass, part 1 (Island)

Here are some of scenes I most remember from the season 3 finale.

  • Charlie’s last message to Desmond – “Not Penny’s Boat”
  • Hurley to the rescue !!
  • Dynamite wipes out seven of the Others
  • Sawyer kills a defenseless Tom
  • Walt!
  • Naomi takes a knife to the back
  • Mikhail’s dead, I mean alive, I mean dead.
  • Jack beats up Ben (finally!)
  • Jack tells Kate he loves her. What took him so long?

Penny communicates to Charlie

Island story:

Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Juliet prepare to leave the beach to head to Rousseau’s radio tower. They need to turn off the signal in order to get Naomi’s radio working to call for help. She says there is a freighter off shore which could rescue them if they could just get their message through. Rose tells Bernard to remember he is just a dentist and not some hero as he, Jin and Sayid get into position to blow up the Others with dynamite.

Meanwhile Charlie is getting beat up by the two gun carrying girls in the Looking Glass. One of the girls calls Ben and let’s him know that they have someone. Ben has Mikhail go to the station. When he gets their Desmond is floating overhead. Mikhail shoots at him, so Desmond jumps overboard. He uses the guide wire to pull himself down and into the station. Charlie sees him and warns him to hide. Mikhail get to the station and eventually Charlie tells him that Juliet told the Losties about this station.

As night falls the Others approach the beach. Mikhail calls Ben and tells him that Juliet betrayed them. He questions Ben who lied to them about the station being flooded. Ben convinces Mikhail that he had to do it, to save them all from an outside invading force. Ben tries to call the Others to warn them of a trap, but their walkie’s are turned off. Our three Losties blow up seven of the Others as they try to get near the tents. Unfortunately the three are captured and under duress Bernard tells them of the plan to head to the radio tower.

Ben gets the news and decides to intercept the Losties before they can turn off the signal. He allows Alex to go as well, since he knows it was she who told Carl to warn the Losties of the ambush. Ben says he mistreated Carl so that Alex would not get pregnant knowing what could happen to her on the island. Seems a bit extreme, but okay.

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