A woman arrives at the island–she gets a drink of water, and sees another lady. Circe? She speaks Latin. So that happened.
Claudia is the woman who washed up on the island. They start speaking english. Allison Janney! That’s who Circe is. “Every question I answer is going to lead to another question.” Circe says she will find others if they are on the island. Claudia is about to have a baby. Screaming pain in the jungle–really? Little white baby boy! She names him Jacob. Allison Janney takes him. Baby number two is about to come out! This baby has dark hair already. Allison Janney kills Ms. Claudia with a big rock. So that happened. That’s a stone-cold open (pun! It’s a pun!)
So, as long as we’re talking, I should tell you my therapist has decided it’s time for me to get in touch with my feelings, since I only feel “fine” and “rage-tastic.” I’m supposed to keep a feelings journal this week where I say how I’m feeling and when. I’ll try. I’m not very good at this stuff, so she also gave me a list of possible emotions. THANK GOODNESS. I never know what feelings actually are–whether they are feelings or thoughts or actions or what. She said we start with this, then we go into the causes of the feelings.
9:08 Lost is back. Young boy finds a brick. It looks like he’s about to play mancala. Kid Jacob is there too. Says Mom will take away the game if they tell her about it. Mama is weaving, just like Jacob was later on. Does Jacob love his mother? Yes he does. He tells on his brother. Janney is totally Circe. Mom left the game for this kid in black. She is raising them to believe that the island is all there is–there is nowhere else. No worries about death, she says.
9:12 The boys chase a boar through the jungle. Somebody killed the boar. These guys look like Viking Polynesians, and maybe also Romans. Three dudes, that’s who they saw. What reason are we here? It’s not time to tell yet, says Circe. She will turn Odysseus and his friends into pigs! She blindfolds the boys and marches them through the jungle. People come and destroy things, that’s what they do, says Circe. She has “made it so you can never hurt each other.” Hmm. She leads them to an opening in the forest, behind which is an eerie light from a cave.
9:15 Don’t go in there. The warmest, brightest light ever is in the cave. They are here to protect the light and need to make sure nobody ever finds it. A little bit of the light is inside everybody. If the light goes out here, it goes out everywhere. She protects the light, and needs the boys to protect it after she is gone. Um, okay. So, the light is the strange magnetic force, right? Commercials.
I was supposed to meet a person for dog-sitting tonight. She never called. Sad face.
9:21: One day you can make up your own game and everybody else will have to follow your rules. Kid in black sees his mama. He knows she’s an apparition. Jacob can’t see dead people. Claudia wants to show him the place across the island, where he came from. There are YURTS! YURTS! These guys came on a boat with Claudia.
9:23 Boy in black wakes up Jacob while Circe is asleep. He has decided to make friends with Odysseus’s crew. Jacob starts to beat up his brother, then Circe pulls him away. Boy in black says he comes from across the sea and he’s going back. Jacob doesn’t want to leave. Circe says he won’t be able to leave the island. Boy in black is going to prove he can too leave. One day.
9:26 Jacob and Circe sit on the shore. Odysseus’s people are very bad and Circe doesn’t want him to become like them. She needs him to stay good. Why does she love the boy in black more? Jacob agrees to stay with her, for a while. Commercials.
9:32 Jacob is all growed up and weaving. He watches his brother building things with Odysseus. They play their mancala-style game. Why are these people bad? Greedy, manipulative, untrustworthy, and selfish. MIB sticks with them because they are means to an end–to get him off the island. He discovered magnets! Also, he dug something up. Mama is making thread.
9:35 Mama knows MIB wants to leave and she is PISSED. Circe is going to whip Scylla and Charybdis into a frenzy–just you wait. MIB is in a hole, stoking a fire. He’s never been able to find the light beneath the island again. He’s found a way to get to it from another angle. The wheel! There it is. By turning the wheel he’ll be able to leave the island. He knows because he is special. Hmm. Mama wants to say goodbye. She smashes his head against the rock.
9:44 Mama says it’s time. The light is the heart of the island. Mama makes him promise to never ever go to the heart of the island. She says a blessing in latin over some wine. Jacob drinks it, accepting that he now has to protect the island.
9:48 MIB is flat on the ground and his hole has been filled in. The YURTS are burning! His people are dead! MIB is totes bummed. He picks up his game board and gets angry.
9:54 Jacob and Mama walk through the forest. She sends Jacob off to get firewood. She knows something is up with MIB. Back at her camp, she sees he’s destroyed her loom. She finds his game board. MIB stabs her through. She says thank you, then dies. Jacob punches him a lot. He takes MIB to the river of light. Jacob lifts him up by the neck, then sends him down the river into the cave. The ground starts to shake and then the smoke monster comes out of the cave! He sees MIB stuck on some branches in the river. Is this a two-hour Lost? He lays Mama and MIB next to each other with the black and white stones–that’s who Jack and Kate found in the first season. OVER.