Last Night’s TV – Lost: Sundown

Well, I’m back from my jollies and – as is my wont – no sooner was I off the plane than I was rushing home to catch Lost, and I’m horribly afraid that given the evidence of Sundown, Sayid may be becoming a baddie…

This will not do…

But as ever, the truth is out there, but it’s just doing a damn fine job of hiding in amongst plotlines so dense, I would have to have the veracity of night and day confirmed by an independent outsider before I believed in either one.

So who’s good and who’s bad? Any ideas??

On opposing sides, we have Dogen – or did, until Sayid drowned him – and Fake Locke who rather suspiciously couldn’t enter the temple until certain circumstances were in place, notably, Dogen’s death.

Sayid seems more confused than a transgendered hermaphrodite and changes sides as often as Beckham; is he still the ‘good’ Sayid or has the infection Dogen talked of taken him over?

We saw him listening, and obeying, requests/commands from both Dogen and Fake Locke, so his allegiances were to-ing and froing for most of the episode, but by the end, it seemed he’s playing for team Fake Locke.

And is Claire a disciple of good or evil? Why is she so full of hatred for Kate having saved Aaron and taken him off the Island? And will Kate ever change her vest top? My head is aspin…

In the Sidestep reality, Nadia, love of Sayid’ life is not only alive and well, she’s married to Sayid’s brother! He, as we saw, got himself beaten up and hospitalised by associates of dear old mercenary/soldier, Martin Keamy. And just by the by, we saw Sayid passing by Jack in the hospital where his brother Omar was taken to be treated.

Anyway, back to Keamy, and in Sidestep, he’s a loan shark it would seem, and a dead one now.

In cold storage, Sayid found a bound and captive – non-English speaking – Jin. We didn’t see Jin this week in Island reality, but we did see Ilana, Lapidus, Sun et al getting to the temple just as all hell broke loose, possibly literally.

We saw Ilana tracking the hieroglyphs until she found the symbol, the Shen Ring. Pushing on it opened a door through which she and her posse, including Miles, bolted when Smokey was on the loose. Interesting to note that the Shen Ring is traditionally a symbol meaning ‘protection’.

But before Sayid killed Dogen – and after he’d attempted to kill Fake Locke – we saw FL promising Sayid that he could have whatever he wanted most in the world if he carried the ‘Sundown’ message to the temple. This he did, so the question is, what was it that Sayid wanted??

He said of course that the one thing he wanted most died in his arms, but does he mean Nadia or Shannon? Or maybe someone else entirely and we just don’t know about them yet!

Dogen also told Sayid that he’d made a similar pact with Jacob; his son would live following the horrific car crash, but only if Dogen went to the Island and stayed there…

So, to recap, Dogen’s dead, Fake Locke can’t be killed, Smokey’s p’d off, Claire’s badly in need of a hairdresser and seems mental, Sayid may or may not be evil and a lot of people are in a big hurry to leave the temple…

Will we ever get answers??

Maybe next week in the episode, Dr Linus, we’ll find out, though I strongly doubt it!

Here are a couple of promos for next week…

In this first clip, we see the immediate aftermath of Fake Locke’s attack on the Temple, and Ben telling of the deaths of Dogen and Lennon…

This clip shows Ben in Sidestep reality, teaching kids in class about Napoleon Bonaparte…

Join me next week for more head scratching!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.