Was last night the BEST epsiode ever??? Honestly, LOST kept building and building with amazing scene after amazing scene - including some fantastically tease-worthy flash forward scenes to Sayid's future - until the undeniably mind-boggling final scene: Ben - in the future, off the island, in some animal shelter - pulling a bullet out of Sayid's shoulder.
Holy Dharma van, Batman!
Unanswered questions (which Carlton Cuse promised us would happen for the first 8 epsiodes of this short season):
--The discovery of Ben's secret passageway in his barracks room filled with passports and foreign currency: is there a portal Ben steps through to get off the island? Is this the "magic box" that he told Locke about when he brought his father to the island?
--Daniel's experiment shows a 30 minute lag time for an object sent from the freighter to the island: is the island in another dimension? He later tells the pilot to be extremely careful and follow the exact flight path: does this mean the helicopter has to fly through a rip in the space-time continuum in order to get home?
--The bracelet Sayid takes from Naomi is the same bracelet Ilsa wears in the future: are they both working for the same person, the man who is on Future Ben's "to-die" list?
--Sayid is the 4th of the Oceanic 6 (who are the other 2?) and apparently he inspires fear in the hearts of many: who was the terrified man he shot on the golf course?
But the biggest question of all:
--Are Ben and Sayid allies in the future? Obviously Sayid is reluctantly doing Ben's dirty work but Ben tells Sayid he's doing this for his friends...where are his friends? Are they still on the island? Or is he talking about the other members of the Oceanic 6?
So many unanswered questions, so many fascinating plot twists. I can't wait for next week!