Okay be honest, how many of you trusted Juliet until that fantastic final reveal? I certainly did — but can you really blame me? The facts were all there. Via flashback we learned exactly what Juliet was doing on the island, discovered the island’s mysterious issues with pregnancy and most importantly, why Juliet is so desperate to get home.
Of course what we (or I!) should have realized is that as much as Juliet may detest Benry Gale, she knows full well that he’s the only person who has the power (that is, until Penny Whidmore gets her act together) to get her off the island. Thus, she’s going to pretty much do whatever he wants.
Which is to say, Juliet has now successfully allied herself with Jack and our intrepid castaways (damn you Jack and your saviour complex — get a clue. Others=Bad). But why? What’s Benry Gale’s endgame? What’s the deal with the island? What ‘big event’ is going down in a week?
How much do you love when characters on LOST say things like, “We’ll see you in a week”. Whenever I hear things like that, all I’m thinking is, “so in ‘real time’ will find out about Benry Gale’s plan in three months!”
That said, last night’s episode was up there with the best of the series. I absolutely loved how the dead others continuously turn up in flashbacks (see: Goodwin, Mikhael, Ethan). Who knew that being cast as an Other would be almost as good a career move as being cast as a cylon on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA?
So many questions. Are we ever going to get a Benry Gale flashback? Who’s ‘the man’ behind it all? Will Jack ever get a clue? What’s going to happen to Sun and her baby? Can next Wednesday come any sooner?