"Peace and Kharma" that's what it said on Helen's shirt on tonight's eppy of Lost. I'm sure that meant something.
This Diva truly floved this episode. Terry O'Quinn rocks my socks off. I bow down to his awesomeness. Why can't every episode be a Locke episode? Fuck Jack and Kate. Really!
Ok. Poor sideways John Locke has a broken chair lift on his van, which leads him to fall down on his lawn activating the sprinkler system. He has a good sense of humor about it. You still sense his resentment about being paralyzed. He's engaged to Helen. Apparently, he's on good terms with his father since Helen wants to invite him to their quickie wedding in Vegas. Locke wants to wait for their wedding in October. Yes, the Diva has a crush on Mr. Clean. Yeah, it was kind of hot seeing him in the tub. lol Maybe it's just me, but when John picked the lighter shade of green for that chair cover, it reminded me of the same color he wore on his shirt on the island. Locke always had an Army green color shirt on the island. Anyway, probably means nothing.
Locke gets busted by Randy for skipping out on his box selling conference to do his walkabout. Locke wasn't permitted to do the walkabout yet did not go to any business meetings. Well, he did something to be so tan. You'd think he would still do business work since he was there instead of skipping all of it. So Locke got fired. Outside, Locke encounters the owner of the company, Hurley. I believe it was revealed in Season 1 that Hurley bought Locke's company with his winnings. Hurley has Locke go to apply for other work. After getting frustrated with a touchy feely interviewer, Locke asks to talk to the supervisor who is the lovely Rose. Who would have thunk it that we would see Rose twice in 3 episodes? BTW, what happened to Bernard and Rose when Jughead blew up? Maybe they are the candidates. lol Rose tells Locke to accept his paralysis and to chose a more logical job opportunity. Rose still is suffering with her terminal cancer.
Locke ends up a substitute teacher teaching kids about their reproductive systems. lol In the teacher's lounge, he encounters European History teacher Benjamin Linus. I love Locke, still hate Ben but love Michael Emerson, but damn really? They're teachers? Couldn't we pick something a little more exciting for those two? How about Ben Linus as a psychologist or a serial killer? You know, something more appropriate. Locke comes to terms with his paralysis and tears up Jack's card after initially calling Jack's office and hanging up.
Ok, NuLocke on the island is about as successful as Locke was to get the Losties to do his bidding. We see this awesome footage from Smokey's point of view zipping around the island to the barracks. NuLocke picks up Locke's infamous knife to cut down Richard from a trap. Richard chooses not to come with nuLocke. Locke threatens to see him later. We see a young blonde boy in the woods. It's hard to tell, but I think the boy had bloody hands. I believe it was a sign for nuLocke that he wasn't allowed to kill Richard. If nuLocke is telling the truth, Richard didn't know why he blindly followed Jacob. Richard did not appear to see the boy.
Locke then looks for Sawyer. The music in the background btw is "Search and Destroy" by Iggy Pop. The very appropriate lyrics can be found here. Lucky me. The Diva actually knew that song. Def Leppard covered it with guitarist Phil Collen singing lead a few years ago. The song was rejected for the "Yeah" cover album, but they put it on a bonus album with a few other covers. Ok...back to nuLocke and James. So James is wearing his wifebeater and boxers drinking liquor and listening to Iggy Pop. He's not really interested in Locke at all. When he realizes it's not the real Locke, he's not scared. I thought that was perfect. It's nice to see nuLocke not get his way by intimidating people. I'm impressed with Josh Holloway, he totally stole the scene from O'Quinn, definitely not easy to do. NuLocke promises him answers, so Sawyer gets dressed, bummer, and follows him into the jungle. In the jungle, we see the blonde boy again. Locke chases after him. The blonde boy tells him he can't kill him. It's vague on who "he" is. He might not mean Sawyer. Richard catches up with Sawyer and warns him to get away from nuLocke and go to the Temple with him. Sawyer wants nothing to do with the Temple and leaves with Locke. Sawyer pulls a gun on Locke, but can't pull the trigger. Sawyer admits he did see the blonde boy which stuns nuLocke. It's awesome to see that NuLocke doesn't "know all." I think he may have misunderestimated some of the Losties including Sawyer.
We see nuLocke and Sawyer on a rope ladder. They eventually after some ropes breaking, make it into a cave in this huge rock overlooking the ocean. NuLocke takes a white rock off a measuring balance, and throws it into the ocean calling it an "inside joke." NuLocke shows Sawyer their names written on the wall with numbers. Obviously, Hurley's numbers actually represented the Losties. The dead characters' names were scratched off. Reyes, Jarrah, Shephard, Ford, and Kwon were left. I can't remember if they had Kate's name up there too. NuLocke didn't know which Kwon, Sun or Jin. NuLocke tells Sawyer that Jacob wrote those names. He said that Jacob crossed paths with them when they were at their most vulnerable to steer them to their destiny on the island. He says that basically Jacob controlled their lives from then on. So I'm assuming from last year's finale, when Jacob physically touched the characters, was their "restart" button. Still that doesn't explain Locke being on good terms with his father because Jacob touched him after Locke's father pushed him out the window. He touched Kate when she stole as a child, so maybe she did not kill her father. He touched Sun and Jin at their wedding when they were still in love and before Jin became a thug for her father. He touched Jack at the hospital, not sure the timing on that one. He touched Hurley in the cab with the guitar case with the list in it. I don't remember the time frame on that one either. I think it was after he was in the mental hospital. It looked like the same place Kate picked up Claire last week. NuLocke said that Jacob had a thing with numbers. NuLocke gave Sawyer 3 options. To do nothing, to be the candidate, or to leave with nuLocke. I think it's a safe bet that Sawyer picks the third option. NuLocke explains that Jacob fought to protect the island. NuLocke wants to leave.
BTW, Illiana said that Lapidus was a candidate during last season's finale. So is Lapidus on the wall somewhere? Wasn't Lapidus supposed to be the pilot of 815? What about Desmond? I need to see this wall again.
Illiana mourns her men in Jacob's lair. She asks Ben what happened to them. He tells her all the unbelievable details. I think she believes him. Poor dead Locke has a crab crawling on his head. Illiana wants to leave for the Temple with Lapidus, Sun, and Ben. Sun wants to bury Locke. They dig a grave for him on Boone Hill. Lapidus asks for someone to say some words for deadLocke. Ben speaks up. He describes Locke as a believer, man of faith that he is sorry for murdering. lol It's kind of funny even though I was crying. I love oldLocke. It kills me that he's really dead. Lapidus said it was the best funeral he's been to. lol
This was definitely a 4 star episode. Brilliant.
I forgot to add that Illiana tells Ben, Lapidus, and Sun that Smokey is trapped in Locke's image. He cannot take another image. So does that mean he's not Christian Shephard? He was nuLocke and Christian at the same time. When Lapidus and Sun were in a Dharma building, they were talking to Christian with the smoke monster behind them. I believe nuLocke was still at the crash site. I'm confused. lol