LOST Episode 6.06
Ahhhhhhhh. Beautiful Sayid is back! Mmmmmmm.
Sayid in Atlantis Timeline… Nadia is in love with
Sayid but married to his brother. SAY WHAT?
Older brah Omer has made a bad loan deal with
Atlantis Badass Chef Keamy who “makes great eggs.”
Omer wants Sayid to get all Pulp Fiction on loan
shark’s ass (since Sayid killed the chicken for him when
they were kids and worked as a torturer for the
Republican Guard), but Sayid says, “No thanks, I’m shiny nice dude now.”
Omer gets “mugged” hard enough to land in the
hospital where Atlantis Jack works, and should-be-his-wife-not-his-brother’s
Nadia tells Sayid that this is Omer’s problem
and to just go home and take care of the kids. He does this, and then finds
Chef Keamy and the boys anyway. Turns out Sayid
is James Bond in Atlantis timeline, and Chef Keamy is nowhere near
Sergeant Keamy. But how did Jin get beaten and
tied up in the closet?
Timeline A – Sayid and Samurai Dogen have a kung-fu-off.
Dogen banishes Sayid, but before he can leave, Crazy L’Claire
comes in and tells Samurai Dogen, “He wants to
see you.” Dogen declines on grounds he’ll be killed, so L’Claire tells
to send someone else. Dogen has L’Claire thrown
into The Pit, then picks Sayid. He then digs up The Ancient and Mysterious
Magic Knife, and tells Sayid Claire is a nutjob
because of Evil Incarnate who “will not stop until he has destroyed every
thing on the Island.” Uhm. Okay. He gives Sayid
the Magic Knife and tells him he must kill this monster. He says, “He will
to you as someone you know. Someone who has died.”
He tells him he must “strike before he speaks otherwise it will be too
Dogen explains that Sayid should do this to prove
that he is not an evil douche.
Sayid goes and finds the noisy smoke monster
who walks out of the jungle as Locke who says, “Hello Sayid.” RUUUA ROH.
Sayid stabs him in the chest anyway, but Smokey
can’t be killed and pulls the blood-free, not-so-magic-knife out of his
and hands it back to Sayid. MIB/Smokey/NotLocke
tells Sayid he’s being played my Mr. Samurai, and was sent out here to
be killed because he couldn’t do it himself.
Then they perform the cliff notes version of Dr Faustus with Sayid in the
Meanwhile, back at The Temple, Kate walks in and
Miles tells her “That Aussie Chick” is here, but she’s KEE-RAY-ZZEEE.
Kate kicks some Other Ass and goes to have a
chat with Claire, who gets rather feral-dingo when she’s told that Kate
took her baby.
Sayid returns and says to The Templeinos: “Leave
or you’re dead. You have until sundown.” Some see reason and get
the hell out of Dodge. At sundown Mr Smokey comes
in and goes all Sodom and Gomorrah on The Temple, during which
Claire and Kate seem to have a nice moment where
L’Claire doesn’t kill her as promised. During this, Ilana, Ben, Sun, and
Frank all arrive at The Temple. Ilana finds The
Panic Room, and ushers them all into it. ZOOM. Two minutes and a nice paycheck.
Sayid drowns Mr Samurai in The Magic Hot Tub,
then slashes Lennon’s throat and throws him in as well.
Claire, Sayid, and Kate then walk out of The
Temple with NotLocke and back into the jungle.
WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED????
I feel that we’re in for a huge twist this season
- and perhaps it’s regarding
everything we are being led to believe is GOOD
and EVIL on Magic Island.
Why do we think Jacob is the good guy? If you
look at his actions, he hasn’t really been very good. Buying that NKOTB
lunchbox for Kate didn’t really help her. It
allowed her to get away with very bad behavior instead of having a learning
that crime doesn’t pay. Instead she continues
to behave badly, and continues to get away with it, resulting in screwing
amazing relationship with Captain Malcolm Reynolds
(which makes her an IDIOT.) By giving James Ford the pen as a child,
Jacob helps create Sawyer, and allows him to
carry around a crippling letter for 20+ years. Handing Jack the Apollo
and saying, “Maybe it just needed a little push”,
just reinforces Jack’s self and father-induced inferiority complex that
good enough and needs pushing. Telling Hurley
that it’s a blessing to see dead people is basically telling him to not
worry if he’s
mentally ill. He didn’t really do Locke any kind
of favors by reviving him to life in a wheelchair, and he took away Sayid’s
reason for living. Did Jacob curse Sun &
Jin to a life together when each may have been better apart?
Jacob also okays the Gassing of Dharmaville, puts
Ben in charge who then recruits Juliet, holds her prisoner on the island
away from her sister, and ultimately ruins her
No doubt there is Team Jacob and Team NotLocke.
(There’s also Team Sawyer, who has always seemed to be on his
own side – now so more than ever, followed by
Professional Team-Jumper Kate.)
I’m just not sure if the good and evil is so clear-cut.
Samurai Dogen tells Sayid regarding The Magic Scale, “Yours tipped
the wrong way.” Well which way is that? He doesn’t
say, and I’m not so sure. (And I'm okay with that, and enjoying the ride.)
Reading Doc Jensen’s EW.com Go Ask Alice piece
from March 2nd reaffirms my sentiments that there is a lot more of Alice
in Lost that is staring us in the face. Looking
Glass House is her house; only EVERYTHING in it is backwards including
writing on the book covers (once outside the
house (Temple?) it all becomes an ¸berwarped chess game.) So why
Jacob be the bad one? It’s not like God didn’t
destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (The Temple) after He allowed His angels
(Sayid and Claire) to warn Lot so he could save
his family (everyone in The Temple that chose to leave.)
Both Jacob and NotLocke are selfish Master Manipulators
out for their own individual goals: Jacob’s is to secure The Island
(to secure NotLocke’s prison?), and NotLocke’s
is to get the hell off of it (escape from his imprisonment?)
Each are moving their respective chess pieces.
Jacob is never very straightforward; he talks
in riddles and nice philosophies, yet Edward is to the point;
consistently giving information, (or the promise
of) - and tells Claire, “I always do what I say.”
Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game
Always struck me as strange that Satan is the
bad guy for giving man knowledge.
NotFlocke Mephastophilis is the Pied Piper of
the many Dr Faustuses that live on Magic Island,
promising them their heart’s desire in exchange
Perhaps like the ending of Looking Glass, it’s
up to us to decide who is Basement Cat and who is Ceiling Cat.
What I did love most about the episode was it
reinforced that Sayid is still the best badass on Lost, in both timelines.
I think I’ll miss Doc Jensen’s columns most of
all when this season ends…. “Sayid was enraged. Nobody messes with
my manipulative a--hole dry cleaning brother!
NOBODY!” ha ha!
Why the hell was Jin beaten and tied up the closet?
Good guy? Bad guy? Who was that $10k really for?
What if both Sun & Jin really do speak English?
AND WHERE THE HELL ARE RICHARD AND DESMOND????
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