In this episode called The Package, the Sideways world reveals some surprises involving our favorite Korean couple Jin and Sun.
Sideways – Off Island
We find out that Jin brought the watch and the money onto the plane to pay off the guy who was hired to kill him, namely Martin Keamy. Mr. Paik, Suns’s father was apparently not too happy to find out that the bodyguard he hired to protect his daughter had fallen in love with her. From previous episodes we know that Sun’s parents wanted her to marry a rich and influential person (like Jae Lee), so whether Jin is a fisherman or a bodyguard isn’t going to make them happy. Of course killing her suitor is just possibly a little bit extreme…. Anyway while Jin is guarding Sun’s body they get caught in the same hotel room together after Sun pulls the moves on Jin by revealing what’s beneath the button’s he told her to button on the plane. They tell Keamy that the money they brought was taken by customs but they can use Sun’s secret bank account to pay him. This account was part of her plan to run away with Jin to elope. This is the opposite of what happened in Season 1 when she tried to escape her husband by learning English and then flying to America without him.
Since the couple only speaks Korean, Keamy brings in an interpreter, our favorite “energizer bunny” Mikhail who speaks like 9 different languages. He goes with Sun to the bank where they tell her the secret funds have been transferred out her account by none other than her father. Obviously he knows about them and now Sun knows it too. Sun has lied to her father for many years (of course if your father shows his displeasure by killing people you might lie too). When they get to the restaurant where they have taken Jin they find a bunch a dead bodies which is the same scene we saw in Sundown when Sayid killed them. This continues on from the end of that episode. Sayid takes pity on Jin and gives him box cutters to untie himself. Jin then points a gun at Mikael who accidently shoots Sun. Jin kills Mikhail and finds Sun shot where she reveals that she is pregnant.
On the island we find out “who” not “what” the package is. But first… Sun goes back to her garden which she planted three years ago. Everything there is dead (almost). Jack tries to convince her that her candidacy is just as important as finding Jin. She responds by getting angry and tells him to shove off. A few minutes later Locke comes to get her to take her back to Jin. She knows he really is Smokey in disguise and runs away hitting her head on a tree. Locke goes back to his camp to find everyone tranquilized. The nerd herd from the sub came and got Jin because he was leaving the camp. Widmore wanted to get him but they acted sooner than planned by a few days. Jin gets taken to Hydra island where he is put in Room 23. Zoe (aka Tina Fey) tells him that room was where Dharma did subliminal message experiments. Jin’s name is also on a map (created by Radzinsky most likely) showing where the pockets of electromagnetism is located on the island. Jin wants to be taken to Widmore (he probably knows Widmore is the leader because Sawyer told him). Widmore shows him pictures of his daughter Ji Yeon with his wife Sun from her camera. Jin has never met her because Sun left the island before she was born. Widmore seems very sincere and probably can be trusted now. He even meets with SmokeLocke and it appears he is aware that Locke is Smokey. Widmore tells Jin that SmokeLocke must not leave the island, or everyone will “cease to exist” in the world. He tells Zoe to take the package to the infirmary. On the way there Sayid (who is on a recon mission for Locke) sees that the package is Desmond, who is still woozy from drugs they gave him for the sub ride. Sun agrees to help Jack find Jin so they can leave the island together.
Things I noticed:
The sideways world was opposite of what happened in the first season for Sun. This time she wanted to run away with Jin, not run away from him. This time she was pregnant and not trying to be that way. One thing hasn’t changed, Mr. Paik is still up to no good. Also Sun looks into the mirror like all of our characters during the flashsideways. She doesn’t seem too happy with what she sees.
Mikhail is back and he shot in the eye by Jin. He seems dead but with Mikael you never know.
Mikhail and Keamy know Danny. Is this Danny Pickett from Season 3, the cage tormentor of Sawyer?
The tomato from the garden “should have been dead”. Richard said that he saw all of Jack’s people “dead”, but clearly they are not. Or are they? Sayid says he feels dead, no emotion at all.
In room 23, Jin sees a subliminal message that “everything changes”. In season 2, Jin tells Hurley (in English no less), that everything is about to change.
What did you think of this episode (drop me a comment below). I thought it is was okay but not spectacular. Seeing Sun get angry in Korean was just a bit scary. Maybe she is the one who “has a temper” and not Jin.