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Finale Friday 7E/4P
February 26th, 2010
Episode Four, called The Lighthouse! Coincidentally, this is Episode 108. Did you hear that, snickerdoodle? 108. 1-0-8. Know what that is? Yeah, one of those.
This episode had two huge plot twists/revelations in the first ten minutes! But you have to hit the cut to see them…
1) The ghost of Jacob needs Hurley to help a Mysterious Someone find the island
2) Jack has a SON? What the hell?
We begin the episode in the flash-sideways to LA, where we find Jack, late to do something as usual. Of course, he takes time to check himself out in the mirror, where he notices an “appendix” scar, which we all know is from his Season 1 plane crash injury, that he doesn’t remember having. Obviously, Jack’s mind is starting to melt.
Off on his errand, the doc drives up to a school, and just when we’re all thinking that he might be a closet serial killer, it turns out he’s there to pick up his kid (WHAT). As with everyone else, Jack has a stellar relationship with his son, David: they only see each other once a month. Jack, always the charmer, takes his son back to his apartment, and then makes the best of their father-son (son?!) bonding time to go help his mother search for his father’s will.
At the family home, Jack and his mom eventually find the will while they’re discussing Jack’s son. His mother tells him that maybe he doesn’t get along with his son because the boy is terrified of him. (Which, strangely, is more important to both of them than the mention of a “Claire Littleton” in the will). Arriving back at his apartment to find his son gone, Jack might want consider that suggestion a little more seriously. In a panic, he drives to David’s mother’s house (which, seriously, is whom? Ana Lucia?), but the kid isn’t there either.
Finally, Detective Jack follows the clues to find his son at some sort of music school audition, and playing the piano quite beautifully. He also runs into Alternate History Temple Keeper, Dogan, who talks about all the pressure not being good for young kids, and some other cryptic stuff. After the audition, Jack has a tender moment with his son, everyone gets all misty eyed, the flash-sideways ends. PS: Jack has a SON?!
THE LIGHTHOUSE (OF MYSTERY)
Anyway, let’s go check on the island. Jacob, who has appeared like the ghost of chrismas past, directs Hurley to a secret passageway, but wants him to bring Jack. Epic Hurley quote: “Do you know how hard it is to get Jack to do anything?” Yeah, except mope about. Jacob’s inspirational message “You have what it takes,” surprisingly lights a fire under Jack’s laurels, and off they go to find Jacob.
The secret passage lets them out of the temple, and while wandering in the jungle, Jack and Hurley find Kate. Surprise, she refuses to go back to the temple with them, and walks off. Hurley and Jack pass by the caves where the Castaways used to camp, have a couple of emotional heart-to-hearts, and finally end up at, you guessed it, the Lighthouse.
So here’s the big reveal about the lighthouse: Jacob is watching you! Remember, Hurley is supposed to use the old fashioned lighthouse to help someone find their way to the island. He starts to turn the mirror to 108 degrees, but as they do, Jack sees rows of names written around the outside of the circle, in much the same way as the Roof of Names; many names crossed out, each name has a number.
Jack freaks out and insists they turn the wheel to his number, 23. When they do, Jack sees the house he grew up in appear in the mirrors, he totally loses it, because he thinks Jacob has been watching him for years. So he smashes all the mirrors like the tool he is. Good job, Jack. You’ve ruined everything forever, especially Hurley’s Secret Mission.
Reporting to Jacob later, Hurley says “So, everything you wanted to do didn’t get done, and you don’t even care.” Then, big surprise, Jacob infers that this whole trip has been part of his secret plan to get Jack thinking. Or staring at the ocean. Whichever comes first.
Meanwhile, off in the jungle, Jin has stumbled on Claire (or she has stumbled on him), who has apparently become the Blair Witch. She doesn’t seem to know it’s been three years since she saw the others. To up the weirdness factor, she has a cradle with a weird-looking skull in it, which I hope belonged to the polar bear, but who knows at this point. She takes Jin and the Temple Other she didn’t shoot in the head back to her little camp.
While bandaging Jin’s leg, Claire tells him that she wants to know what the TO’s did with her son. The TO swears that they don’t have her son, but Claire insists that they do, and she knows because her dad and her friend told her. I have a terrible suspicion that her friend is the Man in Black, but it’s too soon to say for sure. Jin asks who her friend is, but all Claire answers with is a seriously creepy smile.
Claire starts questioning the TO about Aaron. It’s a he-said-she-said battle, and Claire keeps waving her axe about menacingly. Jin finally convinces Claire that the TO’s don’t have her baby, because Kate took Aaron off the island. Claire considers this, and just when you think she’s going to let the TO go back to the temple, she axes him. In the chest. Yup. Didn’t see that one coming.
Jin is shocked by the man’s violent death, but manages to keep his head (pun intended). He seems to be planning to trick Claire to going back to the temple with him, telling her his story about Kate was a lie to save the dead TO’s life. She agrees to go with him, but just as they are ready to leave, Claire’s friend shows up: and it’s none other than Creepy Dead Evil Locke, who gives everyone a creepy Locke smile, and the episode ends.Tweet