Initial Reactions to "The Man Behind the Curtain"
Right after seeing the episode, some of my initial thoughts were:
- John Locke's not going to die. The island will heal him as we've seen it do to him several times already. Ben should have known this; why didn't Ben shoot Locke in the head if he really wanted him dead?
- Ben's insane; there really isn't a Jacob (boy was I wrong about that one—more on this later).
- How is it that Richard Alpert didn't seem to age one bit while Ben has obviously aged significantly? And why is Richard following Ben instead of the other way around?