Hmmmmmmmm, not one of my favorite episodes, although it did bring some insight to a few things. You see, I am not a huge smoke monster fan.
*For the record and in my defense, I do not watch sci-fi stuff and can just about digest the paranormal stuff in movies too. I am probably the only person on the planet who has not watched the original first Star Wars from start to finish. (which actually is not the first, but that is another confusing time line thing) I mean, I've seen enough bits and pieces together over the years with all the testosterone in this house......so I know that Darth Vader is Luke's father and I think I have the Wookie call down too. I know that Princess Leah had that honey bun hairdo and that Yoda was a little lovable in a creepy kinda way. Other than that.....never ingested any of the story line.
So getting back to LOST.....the smoke monster kinda made it a little over the top/unrealistic for me all these years.....(sorry to disappoint all my hardcore LOSTaholics)......but don't throw Dharma tomatoes at me yet.....I totally know that time-travel, islands with healing powers, visits from dead people and all the other crazy stuff that happens on LOST can happen!
Now we kinda get the gist of what the smoke monster is all about.....spooky. I am thinking when it comes to judge you......"it" is really facing all the demons in your past and makes the decision if it's your time to die.
What about that temple?......It's all so strange.....the hieroglyphics (which has been carried through the story, even on that counter-timer thing in the Hatch)....clearly Egyptian, so how long has this temple been here? Who built it? And is it me or does Richard Alpert have some Egyptian thing going on with his black eyeliner? hmmmmmm....just throwing that out there.
Locke is totally more of the all-knowing leader now....which Ben is having a hard time digesting. But going by the look on his face when his dead daughter had him by the throat.....I think he is going to be taking orders for a bit now.
We are definitely seeing a softer side to evil Ben.......he spares crazy French lady, Danielle.....but then takes her child. thanks. (and what was up with young Ethan wanting to get into the action?). We see him as a loving father (with bad hair) to young Alex. He also spares Penny when he sees her young son.....and btw, how awesome was that butt whooping by Desmond??
But Ben also is still showing signs of his manipulative ways.....he totally conjured up that story to Caesar about Locke being a crazy island castaway, fully knowing he could step in and "repay" Locke by "saving" him. (hence, gaining some trust back). Kinda glad Caesar is gone......never had any spot in my heart for him.
Illana is appearing to be more than a pawn that got Sayid back to the island too.....hmmmmm. Who is she working for? Her "what lies in the shadow of the statue" question makes me wonder "when" she came from too.
And speaking of these new plane survivors.....is it me or do they all seem not so phased about this plane crash or concerned about being rescued?
Now getting back to bad hairpieces......Widmore was so cold when wanting to kill baby Alex. And who banished Widmore off the island? I wonder what rule he broke? Obviously he comes and goes from the island by having a relationship and daughter elsewhere.
My favorite line:
Lapidus~"As long as the dead guy says there's a reason, then I guess everything is gonna be just peachy"
So yeah......I am very excited for next week......we get back to Hurley, Sawyer, Jack and the whole groovy Dharma peeps. And we also see if I was right about Miles and his connection to that scientist dude, Dr. Candle or whatever name he is going by.
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Two other things this Thursday~
2. I am excited today to have N's homeschooling friends over for an Easter celebration. We are going to frost cupcakes that are in the shape of eggs, do an egg hunt and I am also going to share our Resurrection Eggs with the group. I made our own version using bits and pieces from others versions that I've found online. I'll post photos from today and give you all the information/supplies tomorrow if you would like to make your own Resurrection Eggs too. It is super easy, you probably have all the stuff in your home already and you can do it with your kids over this Easter weekend. :)
3. Still praying for many of God's children.....the earthquake in Italy is just devastating.......of course we still have sweet Stellan lifted high in prayer.....and also are on our knees for my friend Kim's brother, Ronni who I mentioned was in a motorcycle accident last Friday. There is a Care Page set up for him if you'd like to pop over, say a prayer and see how he is doing. If you do not have a CarePage account, it is simple and free.
There is nothing too great for our God......
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