Previously on Lost: Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell) went to The Tempest station and discovered that it’s capable of releasing toxic gas on to the island. Locke found out that Charles Widmore is the man who sent the freighter, and he also learned who Ben’s man on the boat is. In exchange for this meaty bit of information, Locke let Ben (Michael Emerson) out of the basement, much to the surprise of Sawyer and Hurley.
Tonight’s episode promises to clue us in on the identity of Ben’s mole, while also informing us who the final members of the Oceanic Six are. We’ll be updating with live thoughts throughout tonight’s island adventure.
After a terrible commercial featuring Eli Stone fighting a dragon, Lost begins by introducing us to Regina, who we’ve been hearing over the phone for weeks. She’s standing guard over Sayid (Naveen Andrews) and Desmond, who are still locked in a room on the freighter. Lapidus is nice enough to bring them some lima beans, but he’s not nice enough to let them talk to the Captain.
On the beach, Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) wants to discuss names for the baby, but Sun thinks it’s bad luck. Jin wants to name her Ji Yeon, but Sun advises that they should wait until they get off the island before picking a name. These two are so adorable together that I just know something horrible will happen to one of them.
Flash forward time! Sun is off the island, very, very pregnant, and feels an immense pain in her stomach. She also appears to be back in Korea. She calls 911, or whatever the Korean equivalent is, and tells them she thinks something is wrong with the baby. But where is Jin? Uh oh.
It looks like Jin is just fine, so there’s no need to worry. He’s busy at the store looking for a stuffed panda for the baby. Back on the island, Kate (Evangeline Lilly) is telling Sun about how she got bonked over the head last week. She also fills her in on the events in “the poison gas factory,” all of which makes Sun start to think that rescue is out of the question.
Sayid and Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) get a note passed to them through the vents in their door. It reads, “Don’t Trust the Captain.” It looks like Ben’s mole is up to his/her old tricks again. Meanwhile, Sun questions Daniel (Jeremy Davies) about whether or not they’re going to be rescued. He says it’s not for him to decide. Sun runs off and tells Jin to pack enough food for a couple of days. It’s time to go visit John Locke.
Juliet figures out that Sun is planning a trip when she sees her trying to snag some prenatal vitamins. Juliet advises her not to go to Locke’s camp, especially due to the fact that she’ll die if she stays on the island. Sun doesn’t believe her, stating that Claire (Emilie de Ravin) and her baby are just fine.
In Korea, Sun is about to give birth in the hospital. The nurse mentions that she’s one of the Oceanic Six. She also tries to take off Sun’s wedding ring, but Sun won’t allow it. She tells the doctor to get her husband immediately, but unfortunately he’s busy losing his giant panda bear in a taxi that takes off without him. He goes back to the store and demands another panda. I wish I could enjoy the comedy on display, but I keep waiting for something bad or shocking to happen and therefore am just nervous.
Kate draws Sun a map to Locke’s place, but Juliet interrupts. She tells Jin about Sun’s condition, but unfortunately he doesn’t believe her either. She also tells Jin about Sun’s affair, which is something he most definitely believes. Sun gives her a hearty slap for spilling the beans while Jin stalks off into the jungle.
Sun (Yunjin Kim) tries to explain to Jin that the affair was a long time ago, but he doesn’t want to hear it. He’d rather go fishing with Bernard instead. I’m glad Bernard is around, because he’s able to tell us why Rose didn’t want to go with Locke (Terry O’Quinn) back in the season premiere. Even though she needs to stay on the island, she’d never go anywhere with a murderer. On a side note, Bernard is completely awesome.
The Captain finally wants to meet Sayid and Desmond. They come out on the deck and notice two very weird things: 1) Lapidus has taken the helicopter somewhere, and 2) Regina is jumping off the boat with chains wrapped around her. Desmond freaks out at this apparent suicide attempt, but Captain Gault comes out to calm them down. He says she’s gone. If that’s all the Zoe Bell we get on this show, I’m going to be mighty pissed.
Gault explains to the boys that his crew has been going a bit mental lately, which he thinks is due to their proximity to the island. He also freely admits to Sayid and Desmond that Charles Widmore sent the boat. In another strange turn of events, Gault is also in possession of the black box from the staged crash of Flight 815. He raises the question that many of us have been wondering: who has the power to gather together over 300 dead bodies and fake a plane crash? Gault thinks that Ben will have the answers to these questions.
Juliet is still trying to convince Sun that she’ll die if she stays on the island. In the flash forward, Sun is still waiting for Jin to show up at the hospital. She’s in the throes of labor, and though she wants to wait for him she pushes the baby out anyway. I have a very, very bad feeling that something has happened to Jin aside from wacky panda bear buying shenanigans.
Sayid and Desmond get moved to a new room that has a large blood stain on the wall. It looks like somebody blew their brains out. A janitor comes by to clean up the mess, and the janitor is Michael! His appearance is probably the least surprising moment ever, but the fact that he’s going by the name Kevin Johnson is certainly interesting.
In case you forgot, Eli Stone is starring in Reign of Fire this week. I hate the commercials for this show. Anyway, Jin finds Sun on the beach and explains to her that he understands why she had an affair. He forgives her and says that they can go to Locke’s suburban hideaway, but Sun has started to believe Juliet’s tales of imminent doom. The one other thing Jin wants to know is if the baby is his. The two of them break down in tears when she tells him the answer.
Jin arrives at the hospital with his giant panda bear. However, he’s not visiting Sun. He’s still working for Mr. Paik and delivering the panda to some ambassador who is now a grandfather. As he’s walking out, he tells the nurse that he’s only been married two months. I knew that Sun and Jin still being together was too good to be true!
Hurley (Jorge Garcia) stops by to visit Sun and get a glimpse at the baby. He says that they should go see Jin. Sun, Hurley, and little Ji Yeon go to the cemetery to visit Jin’s grave. What an interesting way to structure this episode — Jin’s segments were a flashback while Sun’s segments were a flash forward. Tricky, but clever.
While Jin may appear to be dead, his headstone had his date of death as 9/22/2004. That’s the same date Flight 815 crashed on the island, so maybe he’s not dead after all. I think I’ll go ponder that mystery while Eli Stone fights those dragons.
– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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