Lost Season 6, Episode 14: “The Candidate” and Sun & Jin: A Tribute Gallery of Photos Stolen From Around the Internet
Ah, the ol’ C4-plastic-explosives-in-the-backpack switcheroo… Classic! Give me a break.
At this late stage of the game, this whole damn thing ending in three weeks, I didn’t think I’d find myself wanting to return to the mystical Jacob/Man-In-Black tale. And yet, here we are, any hope of adequately addressing any remaining logic/science/pseudo-science threads in the plot all but dead. They can’t get back to the myth stuff fast enough.
The entire exploding submarine sequence was Golan and Globus-level hacky, an unworthy contrivance to wipe out three primary characters’ (island existences). And as we all know, you can’t just hop in a damn submarine and go from a dead stop to a take off like the General Lee. Where the hell are they going to go anyhow? Do they have the secret coordinates they spent 5 years telling us were necessary to travel to and from the island?
Oy, this Locke/Smoke Monster thing. Seriously, WTF is up with this dude. First he can’t cross the water; now he can. He can’t directly kill any of the candidates; now apparently he can, locking and loading rifles, hot on their trail. Bullets bounce off of him, but you can just shove him off a pier into the ocean. And apparently now at this late point he has gained a level of omniscience that tells him some survived the exploding submarine. It’s just a writer’s crutch to keep a character so vaguely defined that they can break or stretch any rule that has been established.
But enough about that. Now, a celebration of the beloved characters of Jin and Sun in photos, on the occasion of their watery death.