[I'm taking a mental and emotional break from looking through pictures of my father-in-law to bring you my delayed thoughts on this week's episode of "Lost." You can see past observations, thoughts and questions I have about the show here.]
In bittersweet honoring of the seven remaining hours of the show, here are some thoughts. Don't read them if you haven't watched "Happily Ever After," which confirms Desmond is a special guy.
1. Sacrifice. Charles Widmore tries to convince Desmond to trust him using what is most important to him. Seems like God did that to Abraham, with his son Isaac.
2. In L.A., Widmore calls his employee, Desmond, "indespensible." Seems like he feels like that about Desmond regardless of where they are.
3. Charlie's return was strange. But, not surprisingly, he's always loved Claire, even in this flash-sideways that is bound to make sense sometime. And, speaking of the return of characters we've not seen in awhile: Eloise Widmore. Daniel Widmore. Such a happy family off the island. And Daniel still loves red-headed Charlotte.
4. Desmond's philosophy seems like a crucial theme of the whole show: "There is always a choice, brother."
5. Whoa. Charlie and Desmond under the water again. And Charlie's hand. And the thought Penny! [I just read online that her name in the episode is mentioned as Penelope Milton. Seems like this could be important ... right?]
6. Daniel: "What if this wasn't supposed to be our life? What if we had some other life and for some reason we changed things? I don't want to set off a nuclear bomb. I think I already did." Am I supposed to make sense of this? Eventually, maybe ...
7. And another scene for Desmond at the stadium. I think that's the third (the second with Penny and another with Jack earlier in the series).
Any thoughts from you, dear readers?