Lost: He's our you

Not to get all Back to the Future on you, but how is it possible that Sayid could wind up on the island thanks to the help of old Ben if he killed young Ben? (I am assuming by the non-look Ben gave Sayid on the plane that Ben orchestrated Sayid’s arrival on the island.) They really need to answer this question soon or the logic of the show — such as it is — will unravel.

Part of me thinks that Ben is not dead, which makes me happy, because Ben is the most intriguing character on the show. And part of me wants Ben to be dead because if no one dies on the island, there are no stakes and nothing is real. I have incredibly mixed feelings about this. (Also, it was pretty jarring to see a kid get shot — but not nearly as jarring as when it happened on The Wire.)

Best line of the night: “A 12-year-old Ben Linus just brought me a chicken sandwich. How do you think I’m doing?” 

That is an entirely fair question.

It was great to see J.F. Sebastian from Blade Runner on the island. He is a perfectly creepy addition. Great casting. He is one of those “that guys” who should be in every TV show and movie, along with Danny Trejo and J.K. Simmons.

Joe Donatelli
Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles

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