So we’re only 2 days away from the 2-hour finale to Lost‘s fourth season. Actually, we’re technically 2 days away from the second part of the 3-hour long finale episode.
4.11 — “Cabin Fever”
I missed my update for this one, and considering that “The Constant” during aired during a multi-week period I had to cover in a single post, I’d say I’m in the habit of forgetting to blog about the best episodes of the season. The return of Richard Alpert and the inference that the Island has been looking for John Locke since his early childhood made for some great mythology clues. Is John a reincarnation of Jacob? Or is he Jacob, after some time travel goofiness?
Claire raises the question of what “dead” really means on the Island. Is she dead because she is in the cabin and seems to understand what is going on, or has she just been informed of something and gotten stoned since the last time we saw her?
4.12.1 — “There’s No Place Like Home (Part 1)”
The Oceanic Six return home, and questions as to some incongruities in their story are deflected by Oceanic’s lawyer. Sun buys half of her father’s business, and gets all bad-ass. And we’re finally going to see the Orchid Station! There’s not a lot to say about the first part other than that it was a very enjoyable setup for the two hours that are coming this Thursday.
Let me say, right now, that while I expect the ending to be very cool, I’m not expecting it to be anywhere near as huge of a reveal as the flash forward at the end of Season 3. That’s a once-in-a-series reveal that I only expect to be matched by the series finale.