So many questions from last week’s episode, but first, a comment about the photo. I am confident the centricity of tonight’s episode is not going to be solely focused on Ben – but with a title like “Follow The Leader”, I thought a perplexed look on any character’s face would suffice. Much of this season (as in most seasons of Lost) has been about leadership struggles and the moment in which certain characters are required to be leaders. At various times this year, we’ve seen Locke, Sawyer, Richard, Widmore, Faraday and Ben all exert themselves as leaders, whereas the leader from seasons past, Jack, has taken a different approach. That is, up until now – given Faraday’s untimely death, it does look like Jack may see this as his opportunity to find his destiny.
ABC’s Official Show Description
“Jack and Kate find themselves at odds over the direction to take to save their fellow island survivors, Locke further solidifies his stance as leader of “The Others,” and Sawyer and Juliet come under scrutiny from the Dharma Initiative.”
This looks like an episode that will jump back and forth between the two timeframes from an Island stand point and may not have a central character figure – though there are rumors that we’ll get a heavy dose of Richard Alpert tonight. It will be interesting to see how Daniel’s diary factors into the last few hours of this season and what exactly Jack and Kate are able to achieve with the information he has left behind.