Is anyone else feeling like Juliet was cheated out of her flashback? Because last night’s installment of LOST was all about Ben.
Ben the manipulator, Ben the evil genius, Ben the obsessed crazy Juliet stalker? Ummm… when did Ben turn into a clichéd bad guy straight from the LAW & ORDER: SVU playbook?
Well here’s the thing. I’m not sure he did. As any LOST fan worth his ration of Dahrma Initiative brand cereal knows, anything out of Ben’s mouth should be taken with a grain of salt [Dahrma Initiative brand salt of course]. Which is why I’m not entirely sure how I feel about Ben’s big reveals. Or to be more specific…
The Charles Widmore reveal. As Ben explains to Locke by showing him a video he secretly taped “this is the man whose boat is parked offshore. This is the man that’s been trying to find the island…Charles Widmore wants to exploit this island and he’ll do everything in his power to possess it.” Is anyone else hoping that Widmore’s motivation isn’t the ol’ been-there-done-that power hungry rich guy? I was sort of hoping for something a bit more substantial.
Which brings me to Ben’s slight obsession with Juliet. It too has to be part of some sort of larger plan. After-all, Ben told us himself last night, “I always have a plan”.
But what exactly is his plan? Surely I’m not the only LOST Addict who’s warmed up to the idea that Ben is in fact the show’s hero. The guy who makes the slightly morally ambiguous decisions for the greater good? Or did I just out myself as one of those crazies who love Sylar and writes letters to convicts in prison? [It was one time and it was for a school project. I swear!]
As for Juliet and Jack, I can take it or leave it. Jack and Kate, Jack and Juliet, when did LOST island turn into TEMPTATION Island?
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Thank you, thank you.. I’ll be here all night! But before I go three quick points.
On the subject of the man on the boat. LOSTerminds Damon and Carlton have dragged this mystery out for so long that having Michael on the boat would no longer be shocking, it would be a serious letdown. Thus, my new pick for the jaw-dropping mystery reveal in next week’s final scene is… Walt!
While on the subject of outlandish predictions, is it 100% confirmed that the occupant of the coffin mentioned in last May’s finale] is a woman? Because if not, Juliet seems like a logical choice. Last night she really started to give off that classic tragic hero vibe.
And finally, while Juliet may have been robbed of her flashback, she does get credit for perhaps the funniest line in the history of LOST when she tells Jack that, “it’s not easy being an Other” Who’s making the tshirt?