Lost Recap – Dead Is Dead

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SPOILER ALERT: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS KEY PLOT INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST EPISODE OF LOST. DO NOT READ IF YOU PLAN TO WATCH THE EPISODE!!!

It’s been quite a wild and crazy last few weeks on Lost. The Oceanic Six is back on the Island. The once dead John Locke (Terry O’Quinn) is alive once more. Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly), and Hurley (Jorge Garcia), and Sayid (Naveen Andrews) flashed into the 1970s and joined up with Sawyer (Josh Holloway), Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell), Jin (Daniel Dae Kim), and Miles (Ken Leung) who are working for the Dharma Initiative.

Oh, and did I mention that Sayid was captured by the Dharma Initiative, held captive, escape with the help of a young Ben Linus (Sterling Beaumon), and then shot young Ben before escaping?

Whew! Throw in a heated discussion about time and space between Hurley and Miles and Young Ben’s rescue thanks to Kate, Sawyer, and Richard Alpert (Nestor Carbonell) and the twists and turns keep on coming.

But, as always, as Lost answers some questions they pose many many more that continue to bend the very fabric of one’s mind. With less than twenty episodes left of the series (which is hard to believe, but it’s true!), I’m sure we will continue to ponder and speculate Lost’s meaning until the final moments of the series finale.

Trying a new format, let me know that you think.

On we go to tonight’s ep, “Dead Is Dead.” Brace yourself.

It’s a Ben-centric episode, and one of the best of the season. Not only do we get to see his evolution from young boy to ruthless Other, but we also get the opportunity to see what’s been going on with Ben and Locke currently on the Island.

Definitely a solid episode with plenty of suspense and mystery. And as always, a whole host of questions arise. Please answer the following in essay form:

How did Charles Widmore become one of the Others? Or is he among them much like he encourages Ben to go back and be among the Dharma Initiative?

And how did they bring Young Ben back to life?

So the Others don’t have a name for the smoke monster? But they do allow themselves to be judged by it when they do things that may hurt the Island.

So why did Ben steal Alex from Rousseau? Was it a dare? And why did he have Ethan tag along?

Ben shoots and kills Caesar. Will the Island bring him back?

What role did Widmore have while he was with the Others? Was he one of their leaders?

Why did they send Ben to kill Rousseau?

So, we know that Ben killed-off his father and everyone else who was a member of Dharma before he went with the Others. Does this mean he killed Jack, Kate, Hurley, Miles, and Sawyer too since they were members of Dharma back then? Or did they flash back to the present before that event takes place?

Why does summoning the smoke monster involve pulling the plug on a large drain?

Widmore is banished from the Island. Was he judged by the smoke monster too, or by Ben and the Others?

How does Locke know where the smoke monster resides?

What religion are the Others? Is the temple to honor the mysterious smoke monster?

Is that the Egyptian god Annubis carved in the stone above the smoke monster’s resting place?

What does lie in the shadow of the statue?

Where are Rose, Bernard and all the other castaways who weren’t transported elsewhere? Or were they transported? Are they back in the 70s, too? Or are they on the Island with Locke, Ben, and company?

All I can say in summary is: Watch this episode! One of the best I’ve seen and a must-see for fans of Ben or Locke.

Check out the recaps of this season’s previous eps by clicking on the links below:

“Whatever Happened, Happened” (4/01/2009)

“He’s Our You” (3/25/2009)

“Namaste” (3/18/2009)

“La Fleur” (3/04/2009)

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