I'm sick and I just watched last night's episode. That's right. I felt so bad last night that I skipped it and went to bed.
hat did we learn:
I knew they weren't going to kill Ben last night. I loved his speech to Ilana. It was so heartfelt that I think he meant it. And that he didn't go with Locke because Ilana would have him and I think he knows that Locke is telling people what they want to hear because that is what Ben use to do. Of course, I think Ben was serving Locke the whole time and not Jacob.
I love that he gave up what he wanted for Alex and that it was the right thing to do. Of course, he has more sway with the principal now. This syncs up with my idea that Sideways World is being built by Locke. Ben is carrying around the knowledge that he should have saved his daughter but didn't and now Sideways Ben did what Island Ben couldn't.
There are only six candidates left: Jack, Hurley, Sawyer, Sayid, one of the Kwons, and who? I'm not sure unless she was thinking of both the Kwons, but Sayid is out of the running too now. I would assume what with the murdering and craziness and all. But Ilana wouldn't know that yet.
The other interesting thing was Richard who returned to the Black Rock and said it had been a long time since he had been there. So I guessing that he was a slave on the ship and that was the ship that Jacob and the MIB were watching. He wants to kill himself and asks Jack to help, but the fuse goes out because Jack guesses that they have a higher purpose since Jacob touched them. So does that mean that the others won't die too. Could that be why Jin survived the explosion of the ship? I can't wait to find out more about Richard.
Also at the end Charles Widmore is shown coming to the Island. Is that who Jacob said was coming? DUN