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Did anyone really thing that Sun was carrying someone other than Jinâ€™s baby? If women who conceive off the island live, then whereâ€™s the tension about wondering when Sunâ€™s going to die? And having viewers wonder whatâ€™s going to happen to Sun is much more dramatic then seeing how Jin would react to Sun telling him that the baby wasnâ€™t his. Now the writers have something they can tease not only through the end of this season but probably through most of Season 4 too.
Sun and Jinâ€™s flashbacks are still my favorite. To me their relationship has the most depth and emotion off all characters on the island. They could do a whole spin-off series on them before they came to the island which I think would be absolutely fascinating. The writers do a great job making their characters real and believable.
In an episode that was full of three twists, I think the biggest one was the fact that Mikhail (eye patch guy) was still alive. Maybe he knew the sonic barrier wouldnâ€™t kill him and that was part of the reason he thanked Locke for pushing him into it. Now that I think about it, his body wasnâ€™t lying around when Kate and Juliet fended off the smoke monster a couple of episodes back. (And speaking of the smoke monster, Vickie asked a couple weeks ago why the smoke monster couldnâ€™t just go over the sonic barrier fence. If you listen to the official LOST podcast from April 16 the executive producers hint that the smoke monster canâ€™t leave the ground through they didnâ€™t explain any more than that.)
In any case I think the eye patch guy is going to play a major role in future episodes. And I have a good idea where he was going at the end of the episode. While helping save Naomiâ€™s (the parachute lady) life she said something that Mikhail incorrectly translated at â€œThank you for saving my life.â€ According to one source she was speaking Portuguese with a Brazilian accent really saying â€œI am not aloneâ€ or â€œIâ€™m not the only one.â€ Dollars for doughnuts heâ€™s off to find the other person who was accompanying her. (Penny, perhaps?)
As for why she believes no one survived Oceanic flight 815 â€“ well thatâ€™s a puzzle Iâ€™d really like to know the answer.
Season 3 is getting better and better. Iâ€™m really looking forward to the remaining episodes.