Last night was the ‘Lost’ season five premiere. Finally. It was at least a two hour episode and did answer some questions. It’s definitely feeling like the island is less mysterious – well at least in the way that we seem to know more about it. The survivors of the crash must return to the island to save everyone they left behind and we are beginning to see some who are on board with that idea.
We see what happened to those left on the island. Apparently the island is moving – through both space and time as we see the characters in a bind more than once in the two hour premiere. I kept thinking of “Quantum Leap” and could hear the characters saying, “Al why haven’t I leaped yet?” as guns are pointing at their heads. Luckily the group has Daniel Farraday who does his best to explain what is happening. They are still at the beach after the first leap but camp is gone. Daniel says they need to find a manmade structure, so they go to the hatch that the castaways blew up. The hatch is at first blown up. Then after another leap, it is intact. Saywer goes to the backdoor to get Desmond’s attention since he knows he will be there pushing that button every 108 seconds. Daniel tells him that it’s all in vain and you can’t change the past. Then Daniel has an idea and falls behind the group that has decided to return to the beach.
Daniel beats on the door for a while and Desmond appears. Daniel tells him to find his mom in Oxford where they first met. Desmond awakes from a dream on the boat with Penny and tells her about this memory. He then goes topside on the boat and sets the course for Oxford.
Meanwhile, Locke is separated from the others. During the first leap, he sees a plane crash and follows it. It’s the drug-runner plane that him and Boone explored that eventually led to Boone’s death(boo hiss!! sorry I was really beginning to like Boone when he died on the show) Of course the others send Ethan to the plane crash where he confronts Locke. Ethan is unimpressed Locke knows his name and shoots him in the leg. Ethan is about to finish him off when the island leaps again(see? just at the right moment like “Quantum Leap”).
Locke is resting in the plane when Richard – the Other – finds Locke and gives him a compass. He also tells him the next time he sees him, he won’t know who he is. Obviously, Richard knows what is going on. Richard also tells Locke that the only way to save the island is for Locke to go home to convince the six to come back. Oh and Locke must die. Locke eventually finds Juliet and Sawyer – rescuing them from either the Others or Dharma(hard to tell what point in time it is).
Back in L.A., Jack and Ben steal Locke’s body since Locke must return with them to the island. Sayid breaks Hurley out of the mental institution but not before killing someone outside keeping an eye on him. Sayid takes Hurley to a safe house that has been broken into. He knows this because the piece of Scotch tape on the frame is torn. Sayid fights the bad guys. They die and Hurley looks like the one who did it. They escape but during the escape Hurley is pulled over the Anna-Lucia – a cop who died on the island. She tells him to get a change of clothes and to take Sayid somewhere safe. Hurley goes home to enlist the help of his father.
His father takes him to Jack who then takes him to the hospital where Jack seems to have free reign to do whatever. Sayid comes around because apparently he wasn’t shot but tranquilized. Ben visits Hurley to tell him he needs to come with him and Jack. Hurley decides he would rather turn himself into the police who are now watching the house. Hurley is arrested while Ben watches.
Ben takes Locke’s body to a butcher shop. Apparently he knows the butcher. Possibly another Other who agrees to keep Locke safe for Ben. the episode ends with a woman doing calculations in the basement of a church. We see her with Ben who tells him he has 70 hours to get everyone on board with the idea of going back. Ben is not sure he can do it. The woman then removes her hood to reveal that to the audience who she is. It’s Ms. Hawking
. Then she says God help us all if Ben fails to get everyone back to the island.