L.A. Reality; Live Locke's Bed: His alarm rings -- it sounds just like mine, but more importantly, it sounds a lot the alarm that used to sound in the hatch. Locke gets himself out of bed and into his chair. He dresses and proceeds to the bathroom, where he looks in the mirror -- like New Reality Jack and Kate before him. He takes out Jack's card and contemplates it for a minute, and then whips out his cell phone and dials. When a woman answers, "Hello, Dr. Shephard's office, can I help you," Locke hesitates before he says, "No, no you can't," and hangs up. Just then, Helen, wearing a shirt that reads Peace & Karma, enters the adjoining room and starts making the bed. At first Locke lies that no one was on the phone, but then he admits that he was calling Dr. Shephard. Helen is pleased until Locke tells her he's not going to see him. By way of explanation, he says, "I got fired Helen," which is true, and good for Locke, but that's hardly an answer. They're interrupted by the doorbell, though. Oceanic is delivering Locke's lost luggage. I wonder if Jack's getting a similar delivery right now. Helen wheels Locke's knife case into the kitchen and asks how he got fired. Locke tells her that he didn't go to the conference in Sydney, and has her open up his luggage. He tells her all about his futile attempts to go on a walkabout. "And I sat there yelling at them -- shouting at them that they couldn't tell me what I can't do. But.. .they were right. I'm sick of imagining what my life could be out of this chair, Helen -- what it would be like to walk down the aisle, Helen, because it's not going to happen." He understands if Helen needs him to see Jack, but says he doesn't want her to spend her life waiting for a miracle, "Because... there's no such thing!" Wow. Helen, for her part, is moved to tenderness and tells Locke there are miracles, but the only thing she was ever waiting for was him. She tears up Jack's card and they kiss. I am not crying. Shut up.
Episode Report CardCindy McLennan: A | 2314 USERS: B+
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