Sunday, April 12, 2009

Haiku Review: Lost - Dead Is Dead

It's a Ben-centric
episode, so anything
we learn is suspect.

Charles charges in,
asks Richard, "Why'd you save him?"
"Jacob wants it so."

Charles tells young Ben
he must go back to Dharma
but he's "one of them".

In the present, Ben
awakens with Locke looking
over him. Surprise!

Ben's all, "I knew it!"
Locke: "Oh Really?" Ben: "Sorta?
See, I was hoping...

...that it wouldn't work,
and you'd remain dead, but the
Island loves you best...

...but let's go see the
Smoke Monster and see what it's
got to say." Locke: "Cool."

On the beach, Ben talks
with Caesar, "Hey, do you think
Locke might be... loco?"

Caesar is intrigued
by Ben's views and would like to
subscribe, etc.

Flashback! You can tell
it's the past, because Ben is
wearing a bad wig.

Anyway, he and
teenage Ethan are on a
mission - kill French chick.

But, Ben has a heart!
(Who knew??) When he sees newborn
Alex, he spares her.

Instead of killing
Danielle, he just takes her child,
warns her 'bout whispers.

Back in the present,
John and Ben are taking a
boat. Caesar stops them.

Well, "stops" them until
Ben shoots Caesar in the chest
with a shotgun. Damn!

Ben and Locke arrive
on the main island, where Sun
and Frank are waiting.

Sun shows Ben the pic
of the Dharma crew with Jack,
Hurley, Kate in it.

Ben seems surprised by
this, but then, he's a master
liar, so who knows.

When he asks what Frank
and Sun are doing there, they
"Waiting for Godot John Locke"

Frank has had enough
craziness for one lifetime,
says he's going back.

Sun says, "I got to
try and find my husband, so
I'll stay with these guys."

Locke tells Sun, "I have
some ideas on how to find
Jin again, but first...

...Ben has to summon
our pal Smokey." Ben pulls a
plug on a drain. Huh?

When Smokey doesn't
show up, Locke says, "Follow me."
and heads jungle-bound.

They get outside the
Temple. Locke tells Ben, "Under
there you'll find Smokey."

Ben tells Sun, "If you
see Desmond, tell him 'Sorry',
he'll know what I mean."

And we know - sort of -
because we flash back to when
Ben confronted Des.

Ben shoots Desmond's bag
of groceries, spilling his
milk! No use crying!

He then is planning
on killing Penny, but stops
when he sees her kid.

Desmond then beats the
crap out of Ben and throws him
into the water.

Other flashback stuff:
Widmore gets pissed that Ben saved
Alex, claims it's fate.

Later, Charles is
banished from the Island 'cause
he had his own child.

On the small island,
Frank comes back to find a coup
Ilana asks him...

...this question, "What lies
in the shadow of statue?"
(Is the answer 'Ben'?)

When Frank doesn't know,
Ilana smacks him in the
head with a gun. Ouch!

In the Temple (of
Doom?), Ben is surrounded by
Smokey in Judge Mode.

After showing Ben
the Alex Greatest Hits, the
monster goes back home.

An Alex vision
appears before Ben, commands
him, "Do. What. Locke. Says."

Ben swears he will, and
that appeases SmokeAlex.
It leaves Ben alive.

Seems there's been a shift
in power from Ben to Locke
in who knows the most.

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