Lost: Fire plus Water
Hurley (or "Jabba," as Sawyer calls him) seems to continue his moves onto Libby, but he seems to know her
from somewhere. Didn't she say something about being a doctor before? In a psych ward, perhaps? Hmm?
Anyway, obviously this was a very Charlie-centric episode, bringing us as far back as his childhood. I did see the neat symbolism they were trying to convey, with Liam trying to protect his family, and Charlie trying to do the same for Aaron, but it just wasn't enough. First of all, Charlie had one dream, not many (or so it seemed). So, from one crazy dream and sleepwalk, he basically puts the camp in danger on a whim?
I can only assume that the writers were trying to do one or several significant things in this episode. First, they wanted the audience to sympathize for Charlie and to set him up as even more of an outcast from the rest of the group. Secondly, they set up things in motion to show Locke as slightly darker than we've already seen him. Obviously Locke has a superiority complex that's growing on him, one that Charlie helped elevate quite a bit. Could his keeping the statues of Mary in the bunker simply be him noting the medical benefits of a painkiller, or something completely different?
So, what of Aaron and being in danger? What could possibly happen at this point that might cause the rest of the group to forgive Charlie and find him in the right? The fact that Claire took Charlie's concern to heart, getting Aaron and herself baptised, shows that there's some genuine feelings there for what Charlie said. Then again, she could just be a paranoid freak.
We still don't know what happened to Claire when Ethan took her last season. Will we ever know?
Quote of the episode: "I'm sure you've got a load you need to drop in, don't ya Jethro?"