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Lost Episode: "Something Nice Back Home"

Season 4, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Jack's health is seriously compromised, forcing Kate and Juliet to work together to save him. Meanwhile, something goes wrong as Sawyer, Claire, Aaron and Miles continue their trek from Locke's camp to the beach.
Original Air Date: May 1, 2008

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Something Nice Back Home Season 4, Episode 10

I'm not even sure where to begin. From the signature eye-opening shot at the beginning to Sawyer's impassioned cries for Claire at the end, tonight's episode intrigued, confused and frustrated me. It also left me emotionally exhausted and thoroughly succeeded in reintroducing some things I had forgotten. And, as always, it created more questions than answers. Let's start with Matthew Fox in a towel. Not bad. Not bad at all. (Anyone else as excited as me to see him in Speed Racer?) I pretty much knew who he was co-habitating with as soon as he tripped on the child's toy in the kitchen. As much as I like Jack and Kate on the island, it felt disconcerting to see them living a life of domestic bliss. (Or Heaven, as Hurley would later refer to it.) It wasn't just that I half expected to see Kate scamper out the fancy French doors to shimmy up a tree or follow a blood trail, though that was certainly part of it. It was also the underlying melancholy that seemed to permeate their happy facade. Even during the marriage proposal scene, there was a palpable sadness to their interaction. Kate's tears didn't feel joyful- they felt wrought with uncertainly and guilt. At this point on the timeline, Jack has apparently reunited with Kate and Aaron after an unexplained estrangement that coincided with Kate's trial and seemed to stem from her arrangement as Aaron's "mother." (An arrangement that Jack called her on the carpet about tonight.) The demons that Jack had succumbed to at the end of last season are clearly beginning to take hold as he self-medicates with booze and pills in response to the stress of seeing his dead father loitering in the waiting area of his office. Even more troubling was Jack's unsettling visit with Hurley, whose break from reality has obviously deepened. As he talked about his visits with Charley, he shared a message that his deceased friend wanted him to pass along, "You're not supposed to raise him, Jack." I immediately thought back to Claire's season one visit with the psychic who warned her that it was imperative for her to raise the baby herself. Her disappearance tonight might be a clue to how Kate ultimately ends up taking Aaron off the island and I am just so anxious to see how the "rescue" of the Oceanic Six plays out. Back on the island, two dramas played out at the same time. Jack's medical emergency brought Juliet and Kate together in an unexpected way and also highlighted the fact that Juliet is well aware of the emotional connection that Jack and Kate share. While the actual surgery scene was brutal (I wanted to jump into the television and give him the chloroform myself!), the scene that followed with Juliet and Kate (as Jack pretended to sleep) was very satisfying to watch. You can truly understand how a guy would be torn between these two beautiful, passionate, intelligent women. But unfortunately for Juliet, it appears that Kate wins, at least in the short-term. Meanwhile, Sawyer, Miles, Claire and baby Aaron made for an unlikely traveling party as they inched their way back to the beach and stumbled across the rotting bodies of Danielle and Carl. I am loving the heroic turn that Sawyer has taken in these last few episodes- stepping up to take care of Claire in Charlie's absence. (The bit about the restraining order was hysterical until Miles used it against him when Claire disappeared in the middle of the night.) I am also intrigued by the seemingly heroic antics of Lapidus who surely saved the island dwellers from Alex's fate when he told them to hide from the murderous Keamy. I'm still somewhat confused about how Miles, Daniel, Charlotte and Lapidus fit in with the freighter folk. Daniel seems to have some redeeming qualities and Miles really only seems interested in self-preservation. But, Charlotte's edginess seems to imply there is more to their story than meets the eye. I enjoyed that Jin caught on to her quickly tonight and now seems to have the upper hand with her. His determination to get Sun off the island is giving me renewed hope about his "death." So, what are we left with? Claire's waking to find her dad (also Jack's dad, and also, incidentally, dead) rocking baby Aaron and the next thing you know, the baby is left behind and Claire is no where to be found. And what's up with Jack's continuing ambivalence over Aaron? Is he really uncertain about his parenting skills or does he learn the truth about his link to Claire before he leaves the island? Is that realization fueling his guilt? The last scene with Jack and Kate also left us with some questions. What was the deal with Kate's errand for Sawyer? Why does he opt to stay behind and how does that choice come about? And what does Jack mean when he says he saved Kate? I'm hoping that we get some answers in the coming weeks. But whether it is answers we get or more questions, I'll be watching. Need a Lost fix right now? Check out the Online Video Guide for clips and previews. show less
Im not even sure where to begin From the signature eye-opening shot at the beginning to Sawyers impassioned cries for Claire at the end tonights episode intrigued confused and frustrated me It also left me emotionally exhausted and thoroughly succeeded in reintroducing some things I had forgotten And as always it created more questions than answers Lets start with Matthew Fox in a towel Not bad Not bad at all Anyone else as excited as me to see him in Speed Racer I pretty much knew who he was co-habitating with as soon as he tripped on the childs toy in the kitchen As much as I like Jack and Kate on the island it felt disconcerting to see them living a life of domestic bliss Or Heaven as Hurley would later refer to it It wasnt just that I half expected to see Kate scamper out the fancy French doors to shimmy up a tree or follow a blood trail though that was certainly part of it It was also the underlying melancholy that seem read more

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