Since this season was initially meant to be 16 episodes before the writers’ strike, seasons five and six have been extended to 17 episodes each.
Locke and Ben: moving the island
Ben may have been captured by Martin and his men, but just as he predicted, a rescue party led by Richard soon shows up to rescue him- with Kate and Sayid assisting in return for being allowed to leave. To their surprise, Ben agrees to honour this deal, for he has bigger issues to deal with- such as moving the island. Continue reading
The island and the boat- it’s like a rock and a hard place
With Frank’s chopper having dropped a sat phone onto the beach, the survivors can now track them- and Jack is determined to do just that. Despite the danger of re-opening his wound, Jack resolves to go into the jungle and catch up with what he believes to be Sayid and Desmond, with Kate doing the tracking.
Locke, Ben and Hurley: quest for the cabin
While the others are sleeping, Locke wanders into a clearing, only to find a Dharma man chopping down a tree. The man tells him that he is making a getaway for himself and his wife, but when his actions keep looping, Locke realises that it is a dream. Not just any dream, however, but a prophetic piece of advice from the island. Continue reading
Lost: Jack’s appendicitis
Jack is trying his best to mediate between the survivors and their mistrust of Dan and Charlotte, but when he collapses on the beach, it is clear that not all is well. Juliet realises that he has come down with appendicitis and realises that there is only thing to do- she will have to perform an appendectomy. Continue reading
No, it’s not that this episode was particularly bad, just that I can’t help feeling that this was the exact point when I realised that a lot of the cleverness in the writing seems to have bled dry, leaving us with clichéd rhetoric like “that island was always mine and you know it. Still, I’m too far in to stop watching now, so fear not, the blogging will continue on an internet near you.
The next episode will air on April 24th.
Having seen Michael posing as “Kevin Johnson” on the boat, Sayid has more than few questions for the man last seen betraying his comrades to get a free ride off the island, and in short order, he and Desmond confront Michael in the engine. Although he is initially reluctant to risk his cover, Michael ultimately relents and explains what happened to him.
Sun, Jin and some home truths
After hearing about how they knocked out Kate, Sun’s trust of Charlotte and Daniel reaches an all-time low, and when Daniel admits that rescuing the survivors wasn’t their first priority, she decides that it would be best for her and Jin to slip off and join Locke’s camp. When Juliet catches her taking some vitamins, however, the two women have a difference of opinion- Juliet knows that Sun will die within a matter of weeks if she does not leave the island, but having seen Claire give birth safely, Sun does not believe her. Continue reading