I'm not super impressed.

Lost – Meet Kevin Johnson
Ben knows about an impending attack to he prompts daughter Alex to escape from Locke’s camp. On the freighter, Sayid confronts Ben’s spy.

The episode tonight was a little different. Locke trotted out Miles, who tells everyone at the barracks that they're after Ben. Ben volunteers the information that once they have him they will kill everyone on the island. Of course they all want to know how Ben knows this so he tells everyone his spy on the boat is Michael. Ben tells Alex, Carl and Rousseau to head to "the temple," where the rest of the Others are hiding. They agree to go, and en route Rousseau and Carl are shot dead by a mysterious sniper. Alex says she's Ben's daughter and the shooting stops.

Sayid and Desmond are still on the freighter. They have very few answers as to why Michael is there. They have a brief encounter when he says he's there to die. Sayid and Desmond finally get him alone and Sayid makes him tell his story. He and Walt got off the island and made it back to the mainland. Walt won't speak with him because he knows what Michael did to get them off the island. Tom Friendly shows up off island to recruit Michael to be a spy on the freighter for Ben. Michael has been trying to kill himself but no matter what he can't. Tom tells Michael that the island isn't finished with him yet, so whatever he tries won't work. He also shows Michael a receipt for a 777 and the graveyard in Thailand where the bodies were dug up from and placed in the 777 at the bottom of the ocean that was all paid for by Charles Widmore. Eventually Michael agrees to get on the freighter to make amends for killing Ana Lucia and Libby, and to help get everyone off the island.

There are a few stunts that happen. Miles says something creepy about how he knows Michael's name isn't Kevin Johnson. Michael stumbles on some guys shooting skeet off the boat and they laugh when he says he thought they were on a rescue mission. When Michael tries to set off a bomb to take out the freighter, a little note pops up instead that says "not yet." This was something Ben rigged up because he calls Michael later saying he's Walt and tells Michael that there are innocent people on the boat and he doesn't kill innocent people. Michael then goes about sabotaging the ship right and left by disabling her communications equipment and the engines. Sayid hears all of this, twists Michael's arm behind his back, and hauls him off to the Captain's quarters, turning him in for sabotage.

• Keanu Nolte (Frank) says that he's out there because he and Charles Widmore thinks there are survivors from Oceanic 815. The men with guns don't seem to care much about survivors. It will be interesting to see what's going on here.
• It's official. Aaron is one of the Oceanic 6. That blows my theory about something happening between Claire, Jack, and Kate that has Kate ending up with Aaron.
• Everything Desmond says he sees has come true. He also told Charlie that he saw Claire getting on a chopper to get off the island. I wonder how this is going to work out.
• Judging by the preview for the next episode I think Claire might be in trouble. I think we're going to get a full dose of Lost when they're all back and put together.

Sorry there isn't much to say about this episode. It was an essential episode if you want to know what's going on, but it wasn't particularly exciting. I can't say I was super impressed. Maybe I'll think of something later, and I'll write about it. I think I'm going to rewatch this episode this weekend, and maybe a few others. Since we have a bit of a break I'll post about some theories I have and what not. Until then...


Jessie said...

I don't understand why Aaron being one of the Oceanic 6 means that your theory about something happening with Jack, Kate and Claire is wrong.

If Jack doesn't want to see Aaron it would make a lot of sense if he were responsible for Claire's death. Or even if he isn't, he feels like he is.

Hans Blix said...

Well, something happening to Claire may yet happen. I think I meant more that she wasn't a member of the Oceanic 6 that got off the island so that blew a hole in that theory.