LOST Challenge of the Week: Season 4, Episode 8: “Meet Kevin Johnson”

20 03 2008

Hey there, fellow LOSTies!

Unfortunately, today’s episode will mark the last new LOST we’ll have until April 24th.  On the flip side, it looks to have the makings of a fantastic episode.  First, we’ll get to meet “Kevin Johnson” (didn’t we do that last week?)

Kevin Johnson…

As I wrote in an earlier post, I’ve been looking forward to the return of Michael ever since it was announced last year.  I really enjoy the dynamic nature of his character, and the way he was able to change in such a drastic yet believable way.  Plus, the episode promises to explain the mystery of how he got from the Pala Ferry dock to the freighter, and that should be worth the price of admission alone.

Of course, if that’s not enough, ABC’s promo for the episode claims that someone will die!  No way to know if it’s a major character or a guest-star, but it clearly promises to add some serious tension to the last show before the mini-hiatus.

Alright, so before we get on to the challenge of the week, let’s take a look around the net and see what others are saying.  Articles from two of my favorite sources both discuss the Oceanic 6 “controversy”, and again suggest Aaron as the 6th member (one subtly, one not so subtly).  You can check them out here: http://www.tvguide.com/ask-ausiello/lost/080319-08 

and here: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20185253,00.html?iid=top25-20080320-%27Lost%27%3A+So+who%27s+gonna+die%3F

Personally, I think our friend Doc Jensen is risking his credibility by saying that those of us not ready to take Aaron as the 6th member to “face facts”.  While it still may be proven that Aaron is indeed the 6th member, the fact remains that it hasn’t proven itself out on the show.  I have no problem with folks pointing to all of the signs showing that Aaron’s O6, but don’t try to call it case closed.  Until you see it on the screen, or Team Darlton declares it so, it just ain’t.  Besides, wouldn’t it be a much bigger reveal for Ben to be an O6 in hiding, and/or to be the one in the coffin?  LOST does not go small on the plot devices folks.

Okie dokie, so let’s get to this week’s challenge!  There are a lot of different ways to go this week, but let’s steer away from the death, and keep the focus on Michael/Kevin Johnson:

How does Michael get from the Others’ dinghy to Ben’s man on Charles Widmore’s boat?  And more importantly, how does he end up there *without* Walt?

Please post your replies in the comments section, and feel free to weigh in on the Oceanic 6 debate if you’ve got any thoughts on that. 

Enjoy the episode tonight!

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