Now that we know Jin is indeed alive, what will we find out this week about how he has experienced the time skipping while floating around in the ocean? Interestingly enough, he must have stayed within the perimeter of the Island following the explosion of the freighter last season, or the conclusion to last week’s episode would not have been possible. Also – this could be the episode where we learn about Rousseau’s past and how she came to be the only one left of her crew – the title of the episode is ominous enough!
ABC’s Official Show Description
“Locke takes on the burden to stop the island’s increasingly violent shifts through time. Meanwhile, Ben hits a roadblock in his attempt to reunite the Oceanic 6 and bring them back to the island.”
We know that going into this episode Locke’s attempt to stop the time shifts is tied to the Orchid. Also, based on Jin’s chance meeting with Rousseau last week, we see that she is already pregnant when arriving at the Island – so that begs the question of whether/when she and Ben previously met. It is difficult to judge if there will be a central character in this episode – if I had to bet, I would say either Locke or Jin, but we only have a few hours until we find out.