The Lighthouse

February 24, 2010

By Annie

I’m still not sure what to think of this season. These flash-sideways things have got me all messed up, but I’ll do my best to explain my thoughts on last night’s “The Lighthouse” without giving you a headache. Here it goes…

So Jack has a kid?! Betcha didn’t see that one coming. I didn’t, but I don’t think we should be surprised given all that has taken place on this show so far. What I don’t know is if this child only exists in the alternate Lostie universe or if he was always there and good ol’ Jack just forgot to mention him. And is ex-wife Sarah the baby momma or is it some other random broad? Sheesh, this has unlocked a whole new list of questions. But what episode doesn’t do that?

In other news, Jungle freak Claire and Smokey/Flocke are in cahoots and Claire is all crazy drunk Australian blond chick again. She calls Flocke “her friend” when explaining to Jin why she thinks the temple folk have her baby. We all really know that Aaron went with Kate, but if jungle freak Claire knew this, Kate would be in some deep shit (in the form of an axe, probably).

So Jin is stuck with these freakazoids, and apparently the people at the temple are in some kind of danger (but who isn’t, really?) and Hurley and Jack are on a trek to find this lighthouse that Jacob told Hurley about. At first, Jacob made poor Hugo write down all these instructions, but the plan went kaput when Jack freaked out and smashed the lighthouse mirror to bits and pieces.

Okay, let’s back up for a moment. While Jack and Hurley were at the lighthouse, Hurley had to pull this chain and turn this mirror to different degrees. The degree numbers had different names next to them (just like the ones Flocke showed to Sawyer last week in Jacob’s cave thing). So while Hurley was trying to turn the mirror to 108 (!) degrees, he passed by the number 23, which just so happened to have “Shephard” written next to it. As this happened, the mirror showed Jack’s childhood home and he lost it. I hope I explained that in a way that didn’t make it worse, but I’m sure I did.

Most important part of the episode: when Hurley and miles played this really awesome game of tic tac toe:

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