Simply put: wow. It definitely didn’t disappoint.
Obviously – Some spoilers follow.
A very enjoyable 42 minutes, but as usual with Lost – filled with more questions than answers.
Hurley flashbacksforwards were unexpected – I thought it would be Locke or Jack or someone like that. Some very emotional stuff back on the island – remembering Charlie’s life in a rather nice way.
What was more interesting regarding Charlie was that he was bloody there with Hurley in his new mental home and the other guy there saw him too! It was also Charlie that resulted in the car chase at the beginning of the episode (which I never would have thought was Hurley – I really thought it would be Sawyer actually).
Interesting that Hurley regretted going with Locke (or was it just that he was only saying that because he was talking to Jack??) And what the hell is he keeping secret that Jack was afraid he would spill? All very intriguing stuff.
Oh…. and it wants us back? I presume Hurley is referring to the island – he’s suggesting that it was responsible for Charlie appearing – encouraging him to return to the island. It seems that there is at least 2 of the ‘Oceanic 6’ (Hurley, Kate, Jack….. and who else!? My guess is that Sawyer is the ‘he’ Kate spoke of in the finale of season 3) that got home who wants to go back to the island now…..
“Are they still alive?” asks the Attorney for Oceanic Airlines…. hmmm
Eagerly awaiting the next episode….
EDIT: Having just flicked through the episode again, I rewatched the Hurley – Jacob scene…. It looked to me like Jacob was Christian Shephard! (Jack’s dad). I took a screenshot and messed with the brightness / contrast (Click it for a bigger version):
Another version (and someone else who thinks its him!) here: Click
This is interesting too: The last Lost mobisode