But alas, me professing my love for LOST is not why we read these recaps, right? We want to dissect, analyze and discuss what we learned and apply what we already have learned and speculate to what we might learn! (will there ever be another show like this that we'll care about so much to do all of this hard work?) So with that, let's begin the recap!
The Substitute, the episode title could mean so many things. But the easiest one to figure out would be the reveal of John Locke's ultimate occupation by the end of the episode in SIDEWAYS land. It could apply to who is taking Locke's place on the Island right now. It could have something to do with all of this candidate talk. In the episode we followed 3 major story lines. We followed John Locke in Flash Sideways land after he returns from his trip to Sydney. Ilana, Ben and the non-temple Others are on a mission to get to the Temple but get sidetracked along the way. And yes, Flocke/Man In Black/Smokey goes recruiting. His first targets? Richard and Sawyer. Let's dive in!
Things are different:
Well, it didn't take us long to note some of the differences in this new Locke adventure. We see him arriving to his house in a handicapped van (looks like he is able to drive it himself). He has some issues getting the lift to work to lower him to his driveway and has to force himself off. He ends up falling onto the lawn and the sprinklers go off. Note: Island Locke's love for predicting the weather and joyously looking to the skies when it rains on him. This did NOT look as exciting! But someone, came out of the house. And wouldn't you know it....
- It's Helen! Helen is still with Locke in this timeline. Not only are they together, but they are not even married yet. They're engaged and supposed to get married in October. This raises the question to if Helen had been with him as long as they were together in the other timeline. Johnny boy still had hair in those days and it was right after his father conned him out of a Kidney. Locke was going to propose then but ended up helping his father "Anthony Cooper, Tom Sawyer, whatever you want to call the con man" get some retirement money out of a locker and get out of town. Helen caught him on it and broke up with him for good.
- So, did all of this still happen this way? We have to assume that Locke was still paralyzed by getting pushed out a window by his father, right? So maybe Helen felt sympathy for Locke and went back to him in this storyline? Are we even going to dive that far into this new timeline? Does it matter in the long run? I guess what we need to know is that there are similarities but some things are different. And well, Locke and Helen are getting married.
(UPDATE: Due to my frantic note taking, I missed Helen mention inviting John's father to the VEGAS Wedding. Whoops! That's a major miss and I apologize. Read on in the comments for possible implications due to this!)
- Helen is stressing about the wedding, is sick of talking to caterers. She wants to run off to Vegas. But Locke convinces her they can do it. There is a sweet moment where Locke picks the wrong chair fabric (green) and then when he sees Helen's reaction "I meant blue!"
- Helen aks John how his "conference" was. John clearly lied to why he went to Australia and this plays a role in later events.
- Helen finds Jack Shephard's card and John fills her in on the consult. Helen seems to be the "WOMAN OF FAITH" in this relationship. She tells him how miracles CAN happen. She even talks about Destiny (something the other John Locke would totally be on board with) Locke sheepishly agrees but doesn't seem to buy it.
- Did I mention Locke was taking a bath during all of this? I'll spare you from those pictures!
Back to the Box Company
Locke returns to the office that we have not seen since Episode 4 of Season 1 "Walkabout". This is the box company that we eventually learned was owned by Hugo "Hurley" Reyes. We find out that he still has an idiot of a boss.
- Yep, that's right. Randy Nations makes an encore performance. We have seen Randy in Walkabout and various Hurley flashbacks. We came to find out that Randy was Hurley's manager at Mr. Cluck's before winning the lottery. Hurley ended up quitting his job there but then hired Randy to work for him. First, he continued to work at Mr. Cluck's but when the chicken shack got blown up, he went to work at the box company. In both jobs Randy was never the best boss. Anyway, long story short - he calls Locke out on not showing up to a conference in Sydney when he was there.
- Locke took the company's money to make a trip to Sydney and go on his Walkabout. Randy, being the BLEEP BLEEP (insert your own terms) that he is, fires Locke on the spot. Ouch.
- We actually do see pictures in Locke's cube of him hunting with his father. So we can probably assume he still had the unhealthy relationship with his father. So the interesting twist in this timeline is that Helen doesn't seem to care.
- Outside of the office as Locke is leaving with his box of stuff, he cannot get into his car because a yellow Hummer is parked really close next to him. Anyone who has seen Hurley's season 1 episode "Numbers" knows that Hurley got a yellow Hummer after winning the lottery. And what do you know, Hugo shows up just in time for Locke to yell at him a bit. Funnily enough, Locke didn't park in the handicapped spot. I guess this goes into the theme that he wants people to accept him and for people to not tell him what he cannot do!
- Hugo apologizes and they introduce themselves to each other. Hurley even comments about Randy being a huge D****E and everyone at home gets a good laugh! Hurley gives Locke a phone number for the temp agency he owns and pretty much guarantees John a job. "chin up. thinks are going to work out!" Here is the luckiest man alive talking all positive again. Nuts!
The next scene is at the Temp Agency and we see a few familiar faces!
- The first lady Locke talks to may look familiar to some but I'm going to have to help fill in the blank stare you may have. Remember Hurley's season 3 episode "Tricia Tanaka is Dead" when Hurley's Dad takes him to see a psychic and the woman gets bribed to tell him the numbers are cursed? Yep, same woman! Hysterical! Okay, after grabbing screen shots from both episodes, now I can see some differences but come on even the outfit is similar. Is it the same lady or am I going crazy?
(Tricia Tanaka is Dead)
- Anyway, Temp lady asks what kind of animal John Locke thinks he is. Locke thinks she is ridiculous and asks for her supervisor. Her supervisor is none other than Rose Nadler! She is willing to help John get a job due to Hurley being her boss, but she is very aware of his condition.
- John wants a site coordinator job at a construction site and Rose doesn't see him fitting the description. She then gets into her story of having terminal cancer. Looks like nothing is different there. Rose is sick, and because she doesn't go to the island, she is going to die. But in both timelines Rose had come to terms with her condition and she was able to live her life. She was advising John to do the same. Ironic, because Rose knew she was healed in the other timeline by seeing John in a wheelchair at the Sydney airport and then seeing him walking around on the Island. I am loving the potential of these Flash Sideways connections!
- Rose seemingly has Locked convince by the end of the conversation to find him a good fit for a job.
The Next Day
Locke wakes up, does his morning ritual of getting in his chair. He looks at Jack's card and begins to call.
- The receptionist at Jack's office answers "Can I help you?" Locke hears Helen coming and says "No you cannot" and hangs up. Helen questions Locke about the call and Locke says that Jack cannot fix him.
- The doorbell rings and Locke's missing bag of knives shows up. (so much for my crazy theory about them disappearing to the Island in the other timeline! I knew it was too crazy anyway!)
- Locke then tells Helen that he was fired for lying about going to the conference in Sydney, when he was really on the Walkabout. He tells her to open the case. Her look when she sees the knives was just like everyone on the Island in that very episode. Hurley: "Dude, who is this guy??"
- But Locke explains how he wanted to go on his adventure in the outback. (I wonder if Abbandon told him to go in this timeline as well? It would seem that he wanted Locke to go on it before for Widmore's benefit to get him to the Island. What would be the benefit in this timeline? Maybe it was just "Locke's destiny" to end up going without Abbandon's guidance. Of course then that gets into the whole "did Jacob touch him when he fell out the window" conversation too!)
- Locke explains how they wouldn't let him go on the outback because of his condition and how he started yelling saying "don't tell me what I can't do!" It sounds like it went down exactly the same way in both timelines. He also said that they were totally right for not letting him go.
- Locke tells Helen he is sick of imagining what it would be like to "WALK" down the aisle but if she needs him to he doesn't blame her. And he said there are no such thing as miracles.
- Helen still objects and says that there are miracles. The only thing she ever wanted was him. awwwwww She rips up Jack's card. Nooooooooo! He was going to FIX Locke!
- Anyway, Locke and Helen kiss and they're happy in love. I don't think I mentioned this yet, but in the original timeline, Helen eventually gets sick and dies while John is on the Island (according to Abbandon). I wonder if her fate is the same in this one?
- And of course, I won't comment extensively on the fact that when Locke and Helen were together in the original timeline that Locke had hair and it seemed like years prior to present day Locke. Meanwhile, Helen looks exactly the same age-wise as she did in those original timeline stories! These are all semantics!
In the final Sideways scene we see Locke coaching a high school volleyball team and then in a classroom discussing the reproductive system. Fun!
- John Locke becomes a "Substitute" teacher! But it doesn't end there folks.
- John wanders the halls looking for the faculty room. When he gets there we hear a very familiar voice complaining about the coffee filter. Locke argues that he would like some Earl Grey tea. To which this man states it is a gentleman's drink. This man is none other than Benjamen Linus!
- Woa...very interesting. This raises lots of questions. Did Ben ever go to the Island in this timeline? Was the Island already submerged before he got there? Or, because the Oceanic crew never ended up there, Sayid never shot Ben causing him to be taken to the temple and submerged in their Innocence Taking waters? But that confuses me, because wouldn't the Oceanic crew have HAD to be there to blow Jughead and submerge the Island? Ahhhhh, but how would they have been there if they had never gone there in the first place? An ol' Catch-22! So perhaps the Island was submerged for another reason in this timeline and NOT jughead. I know, we have discussed all of these potentials before, but seeing NORMAL Ben as a teacher of European History in High School gets the wheels spinning for me!
Meanwhile in the Shadow of the Statue
Basically this storyline shows the remaining crew that traveled to the Statue mobilizing after the crazy events of Ben killing Jacob, Smokey killing lots of Ilana's people and then running off with Richard.
Inside the Statue
Inside the Statue
- We see Ilana crying. Ben enters and Ilana demands to know what happened. Ben says that she wouldn't believe him but she demands anyway. Ben tells her Locke turned into a pillar of smoke and killed all of her men. She asks if it killed Jacob as well to which Ben lies and says yes. I wonder if Ilana knows that he is lying. Because apparently these RULES prevented MIB from physically killing Jacob.
- Ilana asks where the body is, to which Ben replies that Locke kicked Jacob into the fire.
- Ilana heads over the the distinguished fire and begins to collect the "ash" from the fire pit. Hmmmm...does Jacob's ash hold any significance to the ash that everyone has been using to protect themselves from Smokey? Does Ilana just need MORE ash and figures that she shouldn't waste Jacob's? Or does collecting Jacob's ash serve another purpose of "reincarnation" potential? Even though we know that dead is dead on this show! Just seemed like an interesting scene!
- Ben asked why Locke took Richard. Ilana says that he is recruiting - something we'll get into in the Flocke storyline below. But it would seem like there is more than MIB's need to get home going on. Widmore did say that a "War" is coming to the Island. But maybe the war is to prevent MIB from leaving the Island with the candidates! (I'm getting ahead of myself)
Outside of the Statue
We see Locke's body with a bug on his face. Frank Lapidus has a classic line. "He's getting ripe!"
- Sun and Ilana have a conversation. Apparently, all of the "OTHERS" left and went to the temple. Ilana mentions that now it's the safest place to be. Sun doesn't immediately agree to go. We find out that Ilana knows about Jin and that if he's alive and on the Island that he will be at the temple. So, are we to just forget that Sun knew that Jin was in 1977 and she will just blindly follow Ilana? I guess so, I'm sure Jack will fill her in when she gets there. Naturally, Jin is with crazy Claire now so I'm guessing their reunion will still be a ways off.
- Sun insists that they need to bury John's body.
Some Gravesite (Oceanic?)
- Ben and Ilana carry Locke in some man-made contraption for some distance to a beach site. They end up at a gravesite but never state if this is where the Oceanic Survivor camp was. It looked familiar though. The only reason I hope they are back there is because I want them to tie up that season 5 loose end of people shooting and chasing at Locke, Juliet, Sawyer and crew on their way to the Orchid and then the boat just vanishing by time travelling to Rousseau Times. Why they would be shooting at them? I have no idea. But no one in this crew would have been on that boat, so it could make sense!
- Anyway, Ben asks why Ilana brought the body all the way to the statue. Ilana stated that she needed everyone to see the face of what they were up against. Ben asked what is to stop him from "changing his face"....Ilana says that he can't anymore. He is stuck this way. Interesting, so Smokey has to take the form of Locke now. Why?? What happened to cause that, Ben killing Jacob? Does that mean we will not see Christian Shephard anymore on the Island or could Shephard be a diferent entity or a "claimed" entity like Sayid/Claire since his body was missing from the coffin in season 1?
- Ben and Frank dig out the grave for John Locke. The 4 of them drag John over and put him in. Michael Giacchino's awesome "Life and Death" score plays in the background. Ilana asks if anyone wants to say anything. Ben eventually volunteers which leads to a very chilling eulogy and another hysterical line from Lapidus!
- "John Locke was a believe. He was a man of faith, he was a much better man than I will ever be and I'm very sorry I murdered him." to which everyone looks up at him. Lapidus "Weirdest damn funeral I've ever been to." Classic....I wonder how everyone will react to Ben murdering Locke? In any case, I guess we can officially say RIP to the Man of Faith.
Smokey Goes Recruiting
We open up this great story line from Smokey's perspective and it was AWESOME! We heard the familiar sound but were flying all around the Island. I don't know how they filmed this brilliant scene, but it was great and screenshots cannot even do it justice. It seems to travel from where Flocke was holding Richard to the Barracks to check in on Sawyer (check out the reflection of the smoke in the window) and then Back to Richard.
- After smokey heads back to Richard, there is a knife on the ground. He forms back into Flocke, grabs the knife and cuts Richard down from the tree. He tells Richard that it's time to talk.
- Flocke gives Richard some water and apologizes for hitting him in the throat and dragging him off the beach but he had to do something. Flocke informs Richard that he has always wanted him to come with him. MIB knew that looking like Locke would give him access to Jacob because John is a candidate (more on that in a bit), or at least WAS a candidate. Richard doesn't seem to know what this is. Flocke starts trying to manipulate Richard to his side by accusing Jacob of keeping all of these secrets from him, and Richard blindly following him. "I would never have done that to you, I would never have kept you in the dark. I would have treated you with respect. Come with me and I promise I will tell you everything." Richard refuses to go with him. Flocke talks about people seldom getting a 2nd chance. Perhaps Richard was offered this proposal back when he first came to the Island? In any case, Richard stands his ground and refuses to go with.
- Then out of nowhere, Flocke sees a boy standing in the jungle with bloody arms. It doesn't seem like Richard sees him. WHA? HUH??? Who is that??? My initial thought was "Kid Jacob" but does that make any kind of sense at all? Of course, maybe Jacob and MIB knew each other as children and this is some kind of ghostly appearance?
- The kid vanishes, Flocke panicks and then says "I'll be seeing you Richard, sooner than you think."
Back at the Barracks
Flocke heads to New Otherton/Dharmaville/what have you and heads to Sawyer's residence. Sawyer is boozing it up and listening to a song that I'm sure has relevance to the situation at hand.
- Good thing I have Shazam on my iPhone. It's Iggy & The Stooges "Search and Destroy" The lyrics revolve around the singer being the world's forgotten boy. And lyrics like "Baby detonates for me" Runaway sun of a Nuclear A-Bomb. Soul radiation in the dead of night. Man, could they have found a more fitting song for Sawyer?
- Flocke shows up and says hello to Sawyer. Sawyer: "I thought you were dead" Flocke "I am"
- Sawyer hysterically does not care that dead Locke is appearing from the grave. He pours him some whisky and gives it to him and walks to his chair. This dude has seen better days! "Here's to being dead!" he toasts.
- Flocke - "You are taking this extremely well, that I'm here" I can't do Sawyer justice and will just quote him directly. "I don't give a damn if you're dead....or time traveling...or the Ghost of Christmas past. All I care about is this whiskey. So bottom's up....get the hell out of my house." Good times.
- Flocke starts the manipulation by saying this isn't Sawyer's house and just a place that he resided here for awhile, this was never his house. (suggesting that his home is not on this Island) Sawyer reads through the BS and knows that this is not John Locke. Locke was a scared man even when he was pretending not to be. He can tell this guy is not scared. Flocke changes his angle and says that he is the person that could answer the most important question in the world. "Why are you on this Island" Now we're getting somewhere!!
- Sawyer still has to get his 2 cents in. He talks about his plane crashing, his raft blowing up, the helicopter was riding one person too many. Flocke explains that this is not why he was there and he can prove it. "Well, I guess I better put some pants on!" I love it. I could probably sum most of this up in a couple bullets, but how can you not quote these classic lines!?
In the Jungle
- Flocke starts asking James why he was alone and why he isn't with his friends at the Temple. Sawyer gets frustrated and doesn't want to talk to him anymore. Flocke abides. Then, the crazy ghost boy shows up again. But this time, Sawyer can see him too! Is it me or does he look a little older this time? He has no blood on his arms.
- Flocke is shocked that Sawyer can see him. Has this dude been haunting MIB for ages or is it recent? Is it child Jacob? I have already speculated above. I guess we have to wait and see. But Flocke does chase after him. And eventually trips and falls.
- The kid says "You know the rules, you can't kill him." Flocke says "Don't tell me what I can't do!" Okay, 2 things. Can he not kill Sawyer because Jacob touched him? Can he only claim people after they "die?" (like Sayid, Locke?) That is, if claiming is done by the Man in Black/Smokey entity. Other thing....woaaa why is he directly quoting John Locke? Is it because Locke is infused in his mind? Or is there some of John Locke in him? I'm so confused! In any case, Smokey/Flocke seems very scared by this creepy kid!
Back where Sawyer is
- Richard comes out of the jungle looking totally freaked out. He is very scared of the MIB/Smokey guy. He tries to convince Sawyer to come with him to the Temple. But Sawyer wants his answers. Richard told him not to be naive and that Flocke is only going to kill him. Sawyer argues that he'd be dead already. Richard says he wants "all of you dead. everyone you care about...everyone and he won't stop...." Flocke shows up and Richard runs away. So perhaps MIB is trying to recruit all of the remaining survivors just to kill them off and beat Jacob at his game? Perhaps everything he says at the end of this episode is true except the fact that he wants to bring Sawyer with him. We'll get there.
- In any case, Flocke acts like he never saw a kid to Sawyer. What is the point in that? To avoid questions?
- In any case, they move on to the answers!
Wandering the Jungle
- Sawyer references his favorite book like he did in Season 3's "Every Man For Himself". The book is John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Flocke says that the book is "a little after my time." The book was written in 1937, signifying that MIB has been there a long time. Of course we know the Black Rock was in the 1840's (or somewhere around then) and he was there then too.
- Sawyer talks about the book again, just like he did to Ben, about George and Lenny in the woods and George shooting Lenny in the back of the head. He then pulls out a gun and points it at Flocke. "I'm wondering what will happen if I shoot you" Well James, I'm sure you'd get freaked out when the bullet bounces right off of him!
- Flocke talks about being trapped and was once a man like James. He forgets what freedom feels like. But he says he still knows Joy, Pain, Anger, Fear, Betrayal, Loss of a Loved one. This seems like all of the things that the Smoke Monster can read from a person. He instructs Sawyer to shoot him but insists that he's so close to the answers. Sawyer gives in.
- So this goes along with my (and probably several others) theory that Jacob bestowed this Smoke Monster role on Locke and he has been stuck that way for many years. Perhaps he is supposed to be a guardian/protector of the Island or the security system for the temple, but it seems he has gone rogue. But we can speculate for hours on end. Let's keep heading towards the big reveal!
The Cave and Its Surroundings
We arrive to a cliff on the beach with a long long ladder heading downward to a cave. Sawyer, not trusting Flocke, refuses to go down first. Flocke agrees to do it. It's a crazy journey down as step after step the ladder keeps breaking on Sawyer. Even the rope ladder. But this had to be a lot of fun filming. I'm sure there was lots of Blue/Green screen but it looks amazing. Flocke ends up saving Sawyer and gets him down (though I wonder how he'll get him back up! As Smokey???
- When they get in the cave, we see a scale with a black and white stone on each side. Ahh the stone symbols. Flocke takes the white stone and throws it into the ocean, calling this an INSIDE JOKE. I laughed. But this could symbolize a lot. First of all, we should assume White = Jacob and Black = MIB. The scale tipped in MIB's favor when the white stone was taken off. Perhaps this was because Jacob is dead. But, let's harken back to the first time we saw black and white stones. It was with Adam and Eve season 1 in the cave. Interesting. Another cave, another set of black and white stones.
- Let me just take a wild guess here. Maybe ADAM is the Man in Black's body and his wife was Eve. Maybe Jacob had a hand in their death's? And maybe the Man in Black's eternal struggle for revenge has something to do with Jacob's hand in his wife's death. MIB talks about still feeling a sense of LOSS. Seems to tie in nicely, right? Oh please, hold down your applause, I'll be signing autographs after the show! Thank you thank you!
- Sawyer asks if that was why he was brought down here. And alas, it is not. Locke takes him into the next dark room and "ILLUMINATES IT" with a torch. (Carlton Cuse tweeted on Tuesday to watch the episode as "number" of answers will be "illuminated" Little did we know that he gave us answers right in plain sight!)
- How do we begin discussing what we learned here? Yes, we all assumed that Jacob had been meddling with the Oceanic Survivors. Some even speculated that they might be replacements to guard the Island. All of this seems to be true. But seeing it all written on the wall like this with names crossed off and then THE NUMBERS attached to 4 - Locke, 8 - Reyes, 15 - Ford, 16 - Jarrah, 23 - Shephard, 42 - Kwon.....well let me just say WOW! Jacob has a thing for numbers, MIB says. There you have it friends, there is your answer to the numbers! Love it or hate it, but it is still a good time. Does that answer why Hurley won the lottery with them? Maybe. Why the coordinates brought the French Team to the Island? It's a stretch. Why DHARMA was putting the numbers on the Hatch and entering it into the computer? errrr Maybe. But, these numbers have been tied to these Oceanic Crew for some time now. Maybe there are more answers coming with the numbers. But it was still crazy. Note: Kate's name was not included in the numbers and we don't know which Kwon they are referring to. Another note: Remember in season 3 when Pickett said Jack wasn't on Jacob's list? What did that mean if he was a candidate all of the time? One more note: Jack's seat on Oceanic 815 was 23B...coincidence to his number? They don't all match up though as Locke was sitting in the row behind Jack.
- I am going to attach a bunch of screenshots of the Cave Walls here. See what you can find. I spotted Claire Littleton on there but crossed out. Charlotte Lewis is on there somewhere (maybe not in these pictures but I read that). Gary Troupe (author of the screenplay Hurley was reading, died in the jet engine explosion on 9/22/04 and is an anagram for Purgatory) is there. Also check Dark Ufo's analysis for speculation. Tons of others:
- Did Jacob bring all of the 815ers to the Island and mark them off as they died or he deemed them not worthy? Very interesting and will be interesting to hear Jacob's side of the story. As we are only hearing MIB's right now.
- All of the people on the wall are candidates to be protectors of the Island. The Man in Black suggests that it's to protect from NOTHING. The Island needs no protection.
- MIB goes on his rant about how Jacob brings all of these people the Island. (harkens back again to the season 5 finale conversation with the Black Rock crew "you brought them here" "it always ends the same" "it only ends once") Sawyer claims to have never met Jacob. Flocke guarantees they have met before. Probably as a child when he was very vulnerable, Jacob came in to point Sawyer in a direction PUSHING him to the Island. Pushing EVERYONE to the Island. At this point they start showing Jacob touching all of these people like we saw in the season 5 finale. Sawyer was at his parent's funeral about to write the letter to Locke's father Mr. Cooper/Mr. Sawyer about how he's going to kill him. His pen ran out of ink and Jacob gives him a pen to finish the letter.
- "That's why you're here, that's why ALL of you are here" Our suspicions confirmed. Jacob's meddling made everyone destined to be on that flight. Did he touch anyone besides these 6? Well considering he touched both Kwons, I would think yes. It must be everyone on that wall.
- Flocke gives Sawyer 3 options. 1.) Do nothing and possibly his name will get crossed off (ummm isn't Jacob dead?) 2.) Accept the job and become the new Jacob. Protect the Island from NOTHING! 3.) "we can just get the hell off of the Island and never look back" How? "we can do it together" So, what do you say James? Are you ready to go home?
- Sawyer considers his options then says "Hell yes...."
We see a look of satisfaction in his decision:
Well kids, now THAT is how a final season episode is supposed to be done! I loved it and I'm sure I missed tons of stuff to speculate, but I do have a day job to get to! We definitely need more information on the candidate business, like Jacob's side of the story. It seems that the sides are shaping up and we'll have our 815ers against each other for some time. Surely they'll all team up by the end though. But whose side is the right side? Which side will they support in the end? Widmore talks about the wrong side winning. Which one is the wrong side? And, the more I think about it, the more I am loving my Adam and Eve theory. It is probably 100% bogus, but it makes sense right!? If the inside joke has to do with Black and White stones, then this totally makes sense. Where is our MIB back story!? I want it now!
The next centric episode will follow along the lines of the season one centrics again. I will not spoil for anyone who doesn't know, but it will give you an idea of what story lines we will be visiting next week. I will be there in all my writing glory to recap another fantastic episode with very little sleep. Until then, I look forward to all of the discussions we will have on this blog. There are bound to be some good theories out there. Let's have 'em! Hope you enjoyed my ramblings and I'll see you next week! NAMASTE!
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