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Friday, May 02, 2008

Commentary with a Co-ed: Lost's Jack faces death

by Ashley Gouveia

Doctor Jack was down for the count in the first five minutes of last night’s Lost episode.

I knew it was only a matter of time before all of his heroics caught up with him. He passed out from his appendix being on the verge of bursting. It was up to Juliet to save his life, and with any good brush with death, we had some revelations.

We got another glimpse into Jack’s future off the island. We also got a glimpse of some other stuff in the beginning of that flash-forward, but it doesn’t really pertain to the plot (Dr. Shepherd in just a towel, perhaps). I don’t know about you, but I was guessing that the woman in the shower was Juliet. But since she wasn’t one of the Oceanic Six I assumed it was Kate. That’s right, Jate was in the house!

Apparently, they were having a great time playing house and raising little Aaron. I guess Jack changed his mind shortly after Kate’s trial about being in Aaron’s life. He was living with them in domestic bliss, until he paid Hurley a visit in the mental institution. Hurley believes that they are all dead and that none of what they’re experiencing is real. Can you say creepy? He gives Jack a message that Charlie gave him that said, “You’re not supposed to raise him, Jack.” I don’t know what that is supposed to do with anything. Is this just playing into Jack’s daddy issues?

Speaking of Daddy Shepherd, he made a ghostly appearance to his daughter Claire on the island. That would creep anyone out. Claire conveniently disappeared after seeing her deceased dad. Sawyer was freaking out when he found baby Aaron alone in the jungle, with Claire nowhere to be found. I’m loving how protective Sawyer is of Claire. When Miles was staring at her, he made it perfectly clear he wasn’t to go near her. He even issued his own restraining order against him. But I have a feeling Miles wasn’t staring because he was interested in her.

I am firmly convinced that I was never a doctor in a past life because that scene with Jack’s surgery made me cringe. I just wanted Bernard to knock Jack out already, so I didn’t have to witness him watching himself get cut open. Thankfully, Bernard did shortly after.

When Jack was all sewn up and seemingly out of the woods, Juliet thought it would be good time to let Kate in on Jack’s suppressed feelings. Even though he kissed her, it wasn’t because of his feelings for her, but for him to convince himself he wasn’t still in love with Kate. Of course, he heard everything and Juliet knew that.

After his visit with Hurley in the flash-forward, I was pretty confident that Jack was going to freak out and bolt on Kate. Instead, he whipped out a ring and proposed to her. She accepted, but it wasn’t all hugs and kisses after that. Kate was secretly having contact with Sawyer. I don’t know exactly how that works. We did find out that Sawyer chose to stay on the island, and that Jack was the one to save her. Another revelation was that he’s aware that he is related to Aaron. There is still the unanswered question of what happened to Claire. Did she choose to stay on the island too? Let me know your theories. ‘Till next week.

Commentary with a Co-Ed is a weekly column at Tube Talk new every Friday.


Anonymous said...

I love Jack and Kate! I was squealing with delight at their scenes.

chief212 said...

That Jack is one tough bastard. That's all I'm saying.

ashley said...

it was definitely a good episode for Jack and Kate fans everywhere.:) But like every episode of Lost there's still a lot of questions.

Anonymous said...

As far as the comment to Jack about how he's not supposed to raise Aaron... waaay back in Season 1 wasn't there something really weird about Claire's baby? I thought it was really important that she raise the baby because something really bad would happen if he wasn't raised by the right people. Am I the only one who remembers this? Does someone else remember more details?

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