Okay. I've started a comment here three times now and I just really don't know what to say.
I think I finally felt a sense of satisfaction in this season finale - they gave us just enough answers and moving forward and cliffhanger elements. It was well done.
So the Oceanic6 have referred to eight people surviving the initial crash. Do you think they're referring to Desmond and Frank being the other two (who escaped on Penny's boat) or Jin and Michael (who went boom on the freighter) or two random people? If it was two random people, don't you think the press would eventually ask who the other two were?
Loved the exchange between Jack and Desmond. See ya in another life, indeed.
Did Ben put all of that metal into the time travel chamber in order to activate the island moving device, or to break the chamber?
LOVED Richard telling Locke "welcome home." Considering how Locke has always been searching for a "home" or a "family" or a place to belong, and how Ben plays into what people most deeply need or desire, I did wonder briefly if Ben is just playing with Locke, still.
Ben. Who knew when he first fell out of his balloon that he'd become such an integral and fascinating character? Amazing, and someone needs to give Michael Emerson some awards. He's brilliant.
So piecing things together, Ben turned the big wheel, cut his arm, and then. . . landed in the desert? Wasn't that when he found Sayid (at Nadia's funeral) and recruited him? So did Ben leap forward in space and time to that moment in the future?
Keamy showing up in the Orchid elevator reminded me of the creepy one-eyed Russian guy and his nine lives.
What does Mr. Paik have to do with all of this?