[tps_title]DOWN THE HATCH[/tps_title]
- We see Locke from a familiar perspective when he finds himself, again, with an injured leg.
- Jack mentions a wheelchair at the beach Locke could use, but Locke refuses to. Little does Jack know that the wheelchair actually belonged to Locke himself (Walkabout). He never will, either.
- Henry – our survivors’ scapegoat – is “crucified”, like he predicted. Check out my Observations for The Whole Truth and Lockdown for my thoughts on this intriguing shot.
- After being shot at by Sayid, Henry gets tied up differently, which allows him to move more freely and be able to strangle Ana-Lucia in Two For The Road. He then gets tied to the floor. Gotta admire the survivors’ creativity.
- “You have no idea what he’ll do.” Henry appears scared of a certain “Him”. In Tom’s case, “Him” referred to Ben himself (Maternity Leave). Does Henry refer to Jacob? Or is he so good at lying that he invented another “leader” figure as an excuse to not reveal anything to the survivors?
- We find out that Tom means “nothing” to the Others. According to Henry, he’s just another agent who carries out orders (from Ben himself). Indeed, the next time we see Tom, he’s a lot more humorous and a lot less scary (Live Together, Die Alone).
- Ana-Lucia and Sayid have formed a bond through their shared hatred for the Others, but it’s not helping this time. When Sayid attempts to kill Henry, Ana-Lucia chooses to save his life instead. This is because Ana-Lucia made a deal with Henry, swearing to protect him from the other survivors (The Whole Truth). Henry convinced Locke to make the same deal in Lockdown.
- In Two For The Road, Ana-Lucia will come very close to breaking her promise, almost shooting Henry herself before realizing she’s done killing people. This leads to Ana-Lucia’s death and Henry’s escape.
- Locke tells Ana-Lucia, “I don’t care what you think”. They, too, have come a long way since two (!) episodes ago, when Locke asked Ana to talk to Henry behind Jack’s back. Clearly, Locke is not happy that Ana went behind his back, lying to him and making decisions without telling him about them… Much like Jack would have done. Why must everyone always walk over him?
- Before almost getting shot in the head, Henry shouts “I am not a bad person!”. Those would not have been bad last words for the character, as he (and other Others!) seems to enjoy reminding people of his “goodness” in many episodes to follow.
Michael: “Who are you people?”
Ben: “We’re the good guys, Michael.” (Live Together, Die Alone)
- Henry tells Locke that “God” doesn’t know where the Island is. We learn in The Cost Of Living that Ben is a believer in God. Unless he was lying, of course. It seems more likely that Ben believes in Island magic, but that would not have helped in convincing Jack to save his life.
- Henry is making Locke doubt the use of the button. More notably, it seems that Locke is actually listening to him, even after finding out he’s been lying to him all along. It doesn’t seem likely that Ben would know about the catastrophe that would follow if Locke decided to stop pushing the button, but it’s possible that he does know about the magnetic discharge, and what it would do to communication systems on the Island.
- After Desmond turned the failsafe key, communication with the outside world was no longer possible. Ben will be thankful for this in The Man From Tallahassee.