Here's Jenny Caruso's - othewise known as Long Island's Greatest "Lost" fan - take on last night's "Dr. Linus."

  My thoughts shortly...

 "Here is why I thought last night’s episode was great:...It reminded me of Season 1

How great was it at the end of the episode when some of our castaway friends were reunited? I couldn’t help but smile watching Sun and Hurley run in slow motion towards one another while the nostalgic music playing played over the sounds of the ocean. It was great to see our characters back on the beach again, building their homes and helping one another.

  It revolved around my favorite character, Ben;  Michael Emerson really showed us last night that he deserved that Emmy. The performance he gave when he apologized for killing Jacob was heartfelt and moving.

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   Plus, there was so much symbolism in this episode! I feel like the writers are really having fun with this season, and giving their loyal fans a treat in the process.

  My Favorite Symbolic Moments:

    * Sideways Ben teaching his class about Napoleon
    * Sideways Locke telling Sideways Ben that he thinks he should run the school because he truly cares about it, and implying that he would blindly follow him.
    * Sideways Mr. Linus telling Sideways Ben to imagine what life would have been like if they had stayed on the island: “Imagine what you would have become”. Just at that moment Ben turns on his fathers oxygen tank, symbolizing the gas he turned on to murder him in the island dimension.

   Also, Jack is FINALLY getting it. Finally, after all of these years of watching Jack struggle with himself, he is finally beginning to understand. I truly believe that the point of the entire series is to depict the self-actualization process of Jack. He is the show’s hero, and when it comes down to it, the most important character. The audience wants Jack to succeed, even when he drives us crazy with his impulsive antics. Two weeks ago Jacob said to Hurley, “sometimes you can just get in the back of a cab and tell someone what to
do, other times you have to let them stare out at the ocean for a while”. Jack did in fact stare out into the ocean, and now he magically seems to understand his purpose. He finally understands that he is important for some reason, and I think he is finally finished beating himself (and anyone around him) up, over it. Richard Alpert is now looking to Jack for answers, asking him, “now what?” I got chills when Jack answered, confidently, “we go back to where we started”.