Of course, that means we'd wind up dead. Which in my experience, would seem to be par for the course of love.
Last night, Lost delivered another in a stunning series of exceptional episodes. (In fact, it was so good, I didn't even notice the absence of Locke). I was going to draft a long, analytical post filled with praise, observations and insight, but wound up writing about pigs all day (long story. And strangely, it's not about last year). However, a few things that really rocked the house in "One of Us:"
- Sayid's questioning of Juliet.
- Sawyer and Sayid playing "bad cop" and getting morally bitch-slapped by Juliet.
- Anytime, any episode, where Ben is on the screen.
- Chugging the spiked OJ of mysterious travel.
- Herarat Aviation. Could be "Her A Rat." Could be an anagram of "Earhart," as in Amelia (got "lost" in a plane, ya know? And remember those two skeletons in the cave way back when?). The whole company name could be an anagram for "a variation earth."
- More good work from Batmanuel.
- "Well, if it ain't three men and a baby. I counted Hugo twice."
- Mikhail's creepy info center, and the heartbreaking reaction of Juliet to the video of her sister and child.
- Curing cancer but preventing childbirth? Give me the fucking OJ, I'm moving there NOW.
- The twist at the end, with Juliet and Ben planning this all along. Question is, how much does Jack know? Has he figured this out? Or duped by a hot chick again? (I feel, Jack).
- And what's gonna happen in one week, island time?
Great, great stuff. I was also going to gush about my burgeoning love affair with Juliet (and Elizabeth Mitchell's delicious performance), but I noticed someone already did it much better than I. Check out TV Guide's Matt Roush, complete with Shakespearean reference.