I once heard a saying that goes “You can count the number of seeds in an apple, but you can’t count the number of apples that will come from an apple seed” Locke went around trying to preach the gospel of “We have to go back” but without much success. Or so it seemed to him. All he ran into were mostly doubting Thomas’s who not only told him that they weren’t going back, but ridiculed him. But we find out from previous episodes that some of his visits did make a difference.
Take Hurley, Locke visited him in the Mental Institute while he was painting a picture of the Sphinx, which by the way is in the general location that Locke happened to land after leaving the island. It’s interesting that Hurley had thought that Locke was dead referencing Charlie’s & who knows how many other visitations Hurley had received. Locke’s visit further planted in his mind the idea that he got from Charlie that he had to go back and then Hurley started preaching it to Jack.
Locke visited Walt, its interesting that Walt asked about his Father to Locke and then later to Hurley. It’s my guess that Walt’s curiosity has been piqued and that he won’t rest until he can find a way to go back, which will probably be in season 6 when his growth issues will no longer be a problem.
Later Locke visited Jack. Jack just like Sayid & Kate was a total jerk to him. But then later Ben tells him that Jack had started flying to different places hoping to crash and even later Jack was one of the first ones to come around when Ben started rounding up the OC 6’s.
So Locke’s efforts did have an effect on everyone, it just didn’t seem like it at the time.
Abbadon is a lot like Richard; both men are very interested in helping Locke achieve his potential. Both me seem to have an other worldly aura around them. Which makes me wonder in Abbadon is really dead. Who knows maybe we'll get a flashback where after Locke drives off he gets up and walks away.
Note Earlyer I mentioned that Fringe is on ABC. Feo has kindly reminded me that Fringe is on Fox and I have since erased that part. Its was late last night.
Benjamin Linus vs. Charles Widmore:
It’s interesting watching the lengths that these two men go through to win the game that they are playing. The past few weeks Ben has acted like an angel. But this episode we find out how devilish he really is. It’s my guess that even though Widmore appeared saintly to Locke that he really is bad also. Both men keeping have been keeping heavy tabs on all who left the island. Both men telling everyone that the other was Evil. It will be interesting to see how things play out.
Finally I have to say that I loved the opening scene, that scene actually fooled and disoriented me a lot more then the season premiere did. I loved the intros of Ileana and Caesar a whole lot better then Nikki & Paulo. Great episode!