**IT'S NOT A WHAT, IT'S A WHO ALERT** Poor Jin and Sun. Who would've thought that after being inseparable for the first three seasons that we would spend so much effort just trying to get them back together. (F)Locke seems to have the same problem that we do, because when he loses possession of one his half of the Kwons, he declares War on Widmore. But he has a wild card. He's calling it "The Package," and it's bound to make things very interesting.
After any mind-blowing mythology episode, you're bound to have a plot heavy episode to get the momentum back up and running. This was that episode, the one that continued to raise the stakes, and fill in some holes, specifically in the sideways plot. We knew point A (Jin and Sun were still on the plane, and he still wants her to keep that damn top button buttoned.) and we knew point B (Sayid finds Jin in a freezer?) but what happened in between? Turns out that we missed something big in LA X: Jin and Sun... aren't married in sideways land. We find this out when they have to get separate rooms at their hotel in Los Angeles. Jin still works for Mr. Paik, and doesn't ask questions, like, for example, why do I need to deliver this money and watch? But just because they aren't married, doesn't mean that they aren't secretly getting it on! Sun asks Jin if he wants to run away with her, and Jin is unsure. He doesn't have much time to think about it, because shortly after they wake up they are visited by Martin Keamy.
He is there for his watch, and money. Unfortunately for Jin and Sun the money was confiscated. Not a problem, though. Daddy is rich. Sun goes to the bank with Keamy's translator, a man named Mikhail, while Keamy takes Jin to a restaurant freezer. Keamy reveals the coup: Turns out Mr. Paik knew about Jin and Sun, and money that was sent was a fee for Keamy to kill Jin. Sun's bank account is closed, and Sayid is on his way, so now everyone is in trouble. Sayid frees Jin. When Mikhail returns with Sun he finds the aftermath of Sayid's dark-side. Jin hesitates in killing Mikhail and they fight. Shots are fired. One in Mikhail's eye (yes!) and one in Sun's stomach (no!) Sun cries "I'm Pregnant," and... that's all we get in sideways land.
But, in the real world (maybe) things are getting complicated. Locke finally touches base with Jin, and makes him an offer he "shouldn't" refuse: He promises to get him Sun, in return for his loyalty. He leaves to fulfill his promise, but once he is gone, everyone in the camp is attacked by darts. Widmore's people take Jin, and Jin alone. They lock him up in Room 23 (remember that place?) and Widmore meets with him. He hands him a digital camera found in Sun's luggage, containing photos never before seen by Jin, of his daughter Ji-Yeon. Widmore wants Jin to meet "the package." What's the package? "It's not a what, it's a who" replies Widmore.
Locke finds Sun in her garden. He offers her safe passage back to Jin, but instead she runs away. In the process she knocks her head against a tree, and in the process knocks her ability to speak the English language clear out of her memory. Ben finds her and brings her back to the camp. Richard returns from his spiritual journey and offers the idea of heading toward Hydra Island. Why, Richard? Oh, maybe to dismantle the plane so that Smokey can't leave. Sun gets upset about all of this. She's pretty sick of this destiny nonsense, and being a candidate, and all the fun that implies. She just wants Jin. That's all. But all of this is screamed in Korean, and out of frustration she storms off.
Locke returns to the camp to find everyone subdued. He also finds that Jin is gone. Sayid explains that they were attacked. Locke commissions Sayid for a mission. They depart for Hydra island. Locke lands on the island alone though, and meets with Widmore. He asks for Jin, and Widmore plays dumb. Locke, distanced from Widmore by the pylones, promises a War.
Jack follows Sun after her fit, and gives her a pen and a pad to communicate. He asks her why she didn't follow Locke, and she reveals that she doesn't trust him. Jack asks "Do you trust me?" and without words, she implies "Of course." He extends his hand, and she takes it. He promises to reunite them, and get them on that plane home. Meanwhile, Locke returns to camp without Sayid. It turns out Sayid's job on the mission was simply recon. As "the package" is removed from it's locked room, it is spotted by Sayid from the water:
It's Desmond! That's all for this week. Six episodes left until the Finale. From the sound of the bagpipes in the trailer for next week, i'm assuming it's a Desmond episode next week. I can't wait.