L O S T: “The Candidate” Discussion Thread

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  1. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    That was tragic.

    Beautiful episode though

  2. Burnt Says:

    I’ve come to accept the lack of answers after last night’s episode. THis season is all about the general theme of lost…belief. Jack’s character demonstrated this all night with “you gotta let it go” and “trust me”. We will never know the details of the storylines that took place in seasons 1-5 (Walt’s powers, the Russian, the underwater station). Real good shit last night!

  3. Mr.Palmer Says:

    My DVR cut out at the end. Right when Hugo started crying. Did i miss anything after that? Looked like Jack was about to say something. Stupid DVR!

    Jack/Kate vs. Locke/Claire- Is Hugo on borrowed time as well?

  4. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    Very tragic ending. I knew we would get to a point where major characters “had” to die but that was just plain heart wrenching. Unbelievable redemption for sayid as well.

  5. lycanthropist Says:

    this episode had my crew all teared up. it was surprisingly tough to see sun and jin go. Sayids death was a heroic redemption and not as tragic.

    alas frank we barely knew ye!

  6. Wilson8or Says:

    Mr. Palmer, you didn’t miss anything. The whole shot was of him looking skyward for an answer, but he didn’t scream or nothing. Then they cut to locke, who in a rage said he was going to finish what he started.

    What a great episode!

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Thanks Wilson8! I appreciate it. Nothing like having the DVR cut out at such a dramatic moment. My wife and I were not happy.

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @palmer
    it went over a few minutes but wasn’t listed as such in the guide on my fios, so I think that will have happened to a lot of people.

  9. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Just so I’m clear. Locke’s plan all along was to get them all together and kill them. Therefore clearing the way for him to leave the island. Only 3 candidates remaining are Sawyer, jack, and Hurley. We don’t know what role. if any, Kate has anymore.

    Is Claire back w/ Locks now? I guess she never really left him, but she did ditch onto Sawyer’s boat. Jack seems destined to be the “new Jacob”. Ok, i’ll stop thinking out loud.

  10. InAMinute Says:

    Where the f is Desmond??? That guy is not dead. And I’m still kind of confused as to what brought Sayid “back”. Felt like a very season 4-esque episode in terms of direction etc. MIB us one evil badass looking for his own redemption. Looks like an awesome jacob/mib episode next week. I also like that Jack was responsible for saving sawyer. Very interested to see how the island and off island worlds collide

  11. Mr.Palmer Says:

    T3 – I’m a Fios guy too. So that makes sense. Now i’m nervous of this happening again.

  12. InAMinute Says:

    @Palmer. Yes unless somehow Desmond is also included in the bunch but of the six, inclusive of Kate (Jin/son, sayid). So it’s just one big game. Jacob to mib: you can leave when all these candidates are dead, or conversely these people will save the island and the world to be dramatic

  13. InAMinute Says:

    You guys should be able to set your dvrs to end five or ten minutes after te scheduled showtime

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    yeah, you can, and I should, but when you aren’t expecting it to run over it comes as a shock! thankfully, I was caught up and watching “live” by the time the end rolled around.

  15. DocGanz Says:

    Wow at this rate were gonna be watching nature photography during the finale. Just an empty island

  16. kts Says:

    Was Jack right about the bomb? If they had let it run down to zero, would anything have happened? I say no. The “loophole” that let Locke kill “candidates” was that technically it was Sawyer that did it by pulling out the wires.

    If this is right, then it will be interesting to see Locke’s next move. If he can’t directly kill Jack/Sawyer/Hurley, he’s going to need to enlist help to do it.

  17. BingosBrother Says:

    You guys are bringing the tears back. I must have been living in denial cause that crushed me, especially Sayid. I’ve always been more Dez/Penny than sun/Jin, but what a shot with the light pulsing and their hands together. Beautiful.

  18. Mr.Palmer Says:

    “If this is right, then it will be interesting to see Locke’s next move. If he can’t directly kill Jack/Sawyer/Hurley, he’s going to need to enlist help to do it”

    Probably Claire’s role or maybe Desmond. Claire makes more sense…for now.

  19. Victor Ferrari Says:

    It should be interesting to see if anyone other than Des will be able to break the space/time continuum. Jack seems to be catching on pretty quickly, yet it isn’t that hard for him considering all of the universal ques that keep coming his way (i.e. Everyone he meets is from Oceanic 815). Also, just to be sure, that little kid that keeps following around MiB is a reincarnated Jacob, right? It would only make sense. But then again that would bring a whole new concept into the show, one of reincarnation/continuity, which could be interesting.

  20. Wilson8or Says:

    Bringing back Bernard in Sideways land makes me think we’ll see him, Rose, and Vincent again on the island. They could’ve wrote off those characters earlier in the season, but they didn’t. I think they might be the first people to find Desmond before Jack gets there. (Just a theory)

    As for Frank, part of me is holding out hope that he somehow survives. After all, we didn’t see any evidence of him dying – just getting knocked out and going under water. Who’s to say that he didn’t wake up and swim out? I have to think that the writers would have given us at least a brief shot of his dead body in the submarine if he actually died – his character deserves more than an off-camera death, doesn’t he? Yep, I’m sad that Frank is gone – but would probably bet money that he’s not actually dead.

  21. OlFactoryHugh Says:

    It would seem that killing all the candidates is part of it, but the other part was killing Jacob. Candidates have been all dead before (assumption) but Jacob was still there to protect them. His isolation also makes more sense in light of this fact since he was mortal and everyone who comes to the island keeps killing each other. Now that Jacob is dead, if he can kill all the candidates he can leave. The one thing that may stop him is a single candidate staying on the island to stop him…. or killing him somehow. Best of both realities.

  22. sanchothehutt Says:

    ^In a Minute:

    Desmond is still in the well, as Sayid told Jack before he died. He told him where he could find the well. We’ll see him next week.

    I like that, even without a huge revelation, sideways Jack is starting to realize that something very strange is afoot at the Circle K.

  23. Mr.Palmer Says:

    @sancho- thanks for clearing that up re: desmond. My wife and I could not understand what the hell Sayid was saying to Jack. Even played it back a few times.

  24. abj469 Says:

    Sayid tells Jack that Desmond is alive and he’s in a well in a field and that Jack is going to need him. He then says “it’s going to be you Jack” which pretty clearly means Sayid predicts that Jack is going to take over for Jacob.

  25. Jen Says:

    Where are Ben & Miles?

    Seeing Sun & Jin go was sad but not surprising, deaths are inevitable now but wish it was Kate this week instead. The one thing that really got to me about Jin staying with Sun was their now-orphaned daughter-example that sideways reality/world is not a “happier version” of what happened if 815 never crashed?

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