MAJOR SPOILTER ALERT. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE EPISODE “The Candidate” DO NOT READ ON.
I am writing this post at 5:30 in the morning on Wednesday because I still can’t sleep after watching last night’s episode. Guys, I’m not in a good place.
I’m literally sick to my stomach right now. The emotional distress of what happened in last night’s episode is freaking me out!
Here are just some general thoughts about the episode as a whole, including the dramatic deaths, that even as I sit here and type this, can’t bring myself to admit.
First of all, I had read a few places that this week’s episode was going to be dramatic with a major death. Did I know 3 major deaths? No. I also didn’t know who. My guesses were that it would be one of the following: Sayid, Hurley, Sawyer or Lapidus. I was 50% right. I knew that Lapidus was on his way out since he really serves no real function other than possibly piloting the plane that might get off of Hydra island. Sayid, well…for those who have watched this season, you probably know that he has had NO character development at all. He turned in to a zombie in like episode 2 and that was the end of it with him. Hurley seemed like a target to get people mad at Flocke for killing him. Sawyer, I was just hoping would die because he’s annoying.
I had a few revelations about my thoughts on this show tonight. First, was with Kate. I really didn’t like Kate and I have no idea why. To me, she seems boring and doesn’t really serve a purpose. However tonight, when she got shot, I kind of mini-freaked-out. I was like, “OMG NO!” I think it was because she was like, “What’s going on—” followed by BOOM shot in the shoulder. I felt bad for her and the fact that she was so worried about Claire really made me think she is actually an awesome person. So, Kate, if you’re reading this, don’t die. I like you now.
Sayid’s death was very surprising to me, mainly because nothing was explained with him. I guess we’ll never know why he just survived that whole resurrection thing in the beginning of the season? Or maybe what his motives were afterwards? Maybe we’ll still find out, but I’m thinking that will be it for Sayid with Lost, and I can’t say I really care.
So, on to the major ending here. I didn’t even really pick up that Sun might end up going down with the submarine at first. I was just thinking it was going to be a close call, but they would get out. The look in Jin’s eyes as if he knew he was going to stay here and die with her was ABSOLUTELY HEARTBREAKING BEYOND WORDS. He knew that there was nothing left for him to do, and he kept his word: that he would never leave her again. I, along with probably 10 million other viewers, was sobbing my eyes out in my room. When Hurley and Jack broke down on the beach I basically lost it. I also wept for hours a few seasons ago when Charlie suffered a similar fate in the Swan station. Such a sad yet appropriate ending. I think the writers used this death scene in the way I thought they would with Hurley: as a means to get the audience to understand just how evil Flocke actually is.
I feel like I knew Sun and Jin, and even though I wasn’t a huge fan of theirs throughout the series, I definitely feel like I’ve spent the last 3 years (since I started watching) invested in their characters. I will be really sad about this situation for a couple of days but I hope that their little daughter ends up being a huge part of the show in some way. Or at the very least we get some sort of epilogue about what happens with her.
Okay that’s all until next week!