WARNING: Spoiler alert! Spoiler alert!
OK. Are you kidding me?
Sayid shot Ben.
This was just so astounding on so many levels. I mean, first of all Sayid. Shot. Ben.
But then to watch him shoot this poor, hurting, abused 12-year-old boy in cold blood. I couldn’t believe it.
So, where does that leave us? Has Sayid completed his destiny and changed the course of history by killing Ben? So, no annihilation of the Darma initiative? Has Sayid stopped himself from becoming the killer who worked for Ben after he left the island?
Or, could it be that Ben is not really dead? Daniel Faraday said that it isn’t possible to change the past. That leaves me to believe that either the bullet somehow missed Ben’s heart and he isn’t dead. Or that the island’s powers somehow bring back to life people who weren’t supposed to die.
In fact, this would then explain WHY Ben became such a heartless, cruel person. Instead of stopping Ben, Sayid might have CREATED the evil Ben that we now know and love.
That’s my guess.
Beyond that, I don’t even know what to say about this week’s episode.
It was great to see Sayid’s whole story, as horrible as it was. I was relieved that the “Our You” only used a truth serum to get Sayid to talk. And it was comical to hear him explain to his captors where he had come from. “Who’s Sawyer?!”
We also have the new mystery of who hired the woman who brought Sayid on the plane. His reaction in the airport when he saw Hurley, Kate, Jack and Sun was classic.
So, what do YOU think? Is Ben really dead???
And now, for your entertainment… This week I went on a field trip with my child’s 2nd grade class to the Oriental Institute in Chicago. We saw this monstrous statue of King Tut. Remind you of any four-toed statues in your life??
Remember the episode a few season’s back that was focused on Desmond when his whole life was on a loop and he kept reliving the same part until he found his “constant”? Well, what if that is happening to Ben, Richard and the other Others?
Just as Desmond had to give himself clues to find Penny at a certain point in time, maybe they are trying to bring the Oceanic passengers back to a certain point where they can alter events and make the loop stop.
Remember how Desmond was “special” and the only one who had been able to alter the course of events to make the loop stop? Well, maybe the same is true of Ben, but he has to get the record to the exact spot and have the right people in place at that moment.
This idea is so mind-boggling that it’s really difficult to even think about, but I’ve always wondered why the writers had that whole episode focused on Desmond. It has to be a key to the whole mystery, doesn’t it??
Can’t wait to hear YOUR thoughts!