LOST - the Candidate
IGN Editors discuss this episode's stunning losses, The Man in Black's true plan and more.
LOST - the Candidate
Matt Fowler: Hey guys. Eric and Matt here we go talk about last night’s Lost’s
episode, the candidate and it’s too bad nothing happened on this
Eric Goldman: Yeah. If you miss this one, you’re fine. Just come back next week
and everything will be exactly as it was when you left off two
Matt Fowler: That's a joke.
Eric Goldman: Yeah it’s a joke because actually this was a pretty crazy episode. I
mean look, the fact that they could kill four of the regular cast
members like that just in one fell sloop. Pretty amazing—I mean
this is the kind of thing you think that will save for the finale.
Matt Fowler: Well, and we were talking earlier about how there’s so many
characters. Now they have to stagger the deaths a bit.
Eric Goldman: Yeah. Maybe—
Matt Fowler: So, there are probably a lot more deaths to come.
Eric Goldman: Either you're wondering about one of the deaths.
Matt Fowler: I think Luke might be alive. He wasn’t mentioned on the beach
instead they had a moment the entire season. I think that he might
show up with a gun and rescue them at some point. He was also a
pilot and they need that plane to get off the island. We’ll talk about
that in a bit.
But also, Sun and Jin, it is very sad. More drowning. It was a bold
choice to have Jin stayed there. That was very touching sort of
harrowing. The though some people are complaining that Sun
didn’t say, “Go live for our daughter.”
Matt Fowler: Right. I have to say I agree with that to some extent because I feel
like should have said it. At the same time I believe that Jin would
have stayed just because he couldn’t bear to leave her you know.
He just found her.
Eric Goldman: But it worked.
Matt Fowler: And we got to see Saïd sort of doing a sacrificial move there even
after they're consumed by darkness. And then Sawyer who has
lived through all this— but he was the one who caught Kwon. He
got long Kwon by the man in black, the master manipulator who
Kwon locked for all those years.
Eric Golman: Yeah. I mean it’s a big deal. Because when you look at the whole
season, we talked a lot about man in black and you know—the fact
that we didn’t get to be a good guy. He killed a lot of people
already but maybe he was something more ambiguous. But look,
he just killed a bunch of people we love on the show. He tried to
kill everyone. He is the villain. He must be stopped.
Matt Fowler: And we think he might have had some help. Because when he
went ahead to the plane which was there—“original plan” to get
off the island, he knew that there was a bomb inside like he knew
someone’s up because he grabbed that watch, he knew where to
look and he could have put that bomb there himself.
Eric Golman: Yeah. And I don’t think he were supposed to think at this point that
he’s sort of all-knowing. I don’t think were supposed to see that
he’d sense that there’s a bomb in there. so him taking the watch off
that guy, you got to think he had a partner and that partner we
think is Charles Widmore.
Matt Fowler: Yeah. And he and Widmore must have stuck up some sort of deal.
I know mentioned like the fact the Widmore was there and then he
wants to get off the island so there’s some partnership going on.
Eric Golman: Yeah. It just makes a lot of sense when you think about you
know—if Widmore wants Alan, men in black wants off it and their
obstacles are Jacob and the candidates, so what if they work
together to get rid of those.
Matt Fowler: And then we flash sideways where we get to see Jack and Locke
trying to convince Locke to undergo this sort of new surgery that
he thinks is going to help in the feel in his legs or Locke again.
He’s also slowly piecing together the fact that everyone he sees is
from Flight 815. I don’t know what revelation he’ll come to but
he’s definitely noticing it.
We also got to hear Locke’s story about how he got allies. They
didn’t choose to make Anthony Cooper who’s also in James Ford’s
flash sideways, Locke’s father. He still could have been a con man,
who maybe he redeemed himself but we got to learn that they both
got injured in a plane crash and Locke has a pilot’s licence.
Eric Golman: Yeah. That’s a really interesting fact to throw at us right before the
end of the series.
Matt Fowler: Yeah. You know I was thinking like Lapidus, they need Hume’s
skill make to fly the plane but there’s someone else who can fly a
plane and that’s Locke.
Eric Golman: Yeah, because right now the plane is their only way off the island
which is why first of all – will be alive because he’s got to get
them off. But yeah, suddenly we know the that the flush sideways
Locke can fly a plane, we've all been waiting to see—will the flash
sideways characters merge together, make it to the island. I think a
lot of people want to see Locke meet the Man in Black and now
you got to wonder about the fact that this John Lock can fly a
Matt Fowler: Yeah. The worlds have to come together somehow but we got to
know you guys’ thoughts. Just send your feedback as always to
IGN TV at ign.com
Eric Golman: And please check back on Friday for the next edition of Channel
Surfing, the IGNTV podcast. We’ll be reading some of your email
Matt Fowler: Thanks.
LOST - the Candidate
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