On time this week! Still doesn't mean this review won't be SPOILER-filled.
Episode 6 - "Sundown"
Zach says: I'm a bit on the fence with this week's episode. It featured Sayid, like I assumed it would, but it wasn't all that great, as far as giving us new information about the island and so on. However, it definitely did a good job of building up the suspense for future episodes, and showing how Locke has a few cards up his sleeves.
First, Sayid wants to know why Dogen wanted him dead, to learn that Dogen believes he has no good in him. However, his flash sideways shows this isn't necessarily the case, and with Sayid, you never really think he is a bad person, but just pushed to do some not good things. The end of the episode shows just this, as he kills a few people in both the present and his flash sideways. The former is more interesting, as Locke pretty much convinced him to do so.
[SPOILERS] Now, we see Locke take over and destroy the temple and its inhabitants, except for those that have joined his side, which number in the 30's. Locke is most definitely building an army, with Claire and Sayid in tow. Kate doesn't really know what to think of it, so we'll see who's side she chooses, although I would assume it would be with Jack and Jacob. We finally see Jacob's troupe of followers, with Lapidus and Sun, who were aboard the Ajira flight come to the temple before its destruction, although they didn't do much aside from picking up Miles.
The only question left in my head is where is Sawyer? He wasn't with Locke, and we haven't seen him since the cave. If he is with Locke, I'm thinking he can persuade Kate to tag along as well, but who knows how long that would last.
So, nothing too phenomenal about this week's episode, aside from Locke taking over the temple, possibly the last stronghold of the island's inhabitants. All that is left is to do away with the rest of the Oceanic group. [END MAJOR SPOILERS]
Obviously, Locke needs these people to accomplish some goal, or he would have killed them all by now. And thinking back to young Jacob who we saw a few episodes back tell Locke he couldn't kill Sawyer, what is with that? Locke can most definitely kill some people, as he took out the temple, but he isn't "allowed" to kill Sawyer and perhaps the rest of the Oceanic cast? Do they have to kill each other? I'm thinking something important is going on here, and I'm excited to find out exactly what. [END MINOR SPOILERS]
Zach's Score: 7.5/10
JDW says: Well, I know I won't spoil the episode for those of you who have yet to see it. But, the gist of it is that this is a Sayid centric episode. In his 'flash-sideways' the love of his life, Nadia, is still alive, but married to his brother; on the island, he has nothing left, he is 'sick' and is wanted dead by the inhabitants of the temple.. not his ideal life either way.
I'm not sure what Zach's complaining about though, I really liked this one. It's the first time in a long time where something truly drastic and game-changing occurred on the island. And while that may not 'reveal' much about its secrets, it's still a big deal, and I think was presented very well. But seriously... where was Sawyer?! Hopefully next week has some answers in that department.
JDW's Score: 8.8/10
Overall Score: 8.2/10
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