If you've never read The Chosen, I can't recommend it highly enough. It's a lovely book about unlikely friendship, family, faith, suffering, and self-actualization. It's also a wonderful window into turbulent times in our recent past. It's simply yummy. There's a film version, starring Robbie Benson, and my memory of it is that it is pretty good, but it is NOTHING compared to the book. Read the book.
We never heard the Flight Numbers for the L.A. Reality flight from Sydney to L.A. With all the use of mirrors this season, I would not be surprised to learn it was Flight 518.
I know Darlton debunked the The Island Is Purgatory theory, very early on in the series. But no matter what the island is or is suppose to be, as I watch scenes unfold in the L.A. reality, it is at times, a spot on metaphor for purgatory, or Hell (hat tip to Anthony "Sawyer" Cooper).
ALEX: Principal Reynolds was in there, and the nurse. I guess she forgot I was in there. They were...you know...doing it. In the room right next to me. Where they give kids hearing tests. Isn't that totally gross?
ARZT: You know, you really had me fooled with that sweater vest. Linus, you're a real killer.
Join me tomorrow morning for my first reaction to tonight's episode, "Recon," in which Faucke gives Sawyer a mission, and Sawyer gives everyone a lot of lip. Until then, don't forget to vote for your favorite in the Ben-centric episode QUESTION of the MOMENT, right over there in the righthand sidebar, and give the episode a grade up top.
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