Lost 2.19 S.O.S. review

The One Where: Bernard's plan pisses everybody off.

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AIR-DATE: 12/04/06

Written by:
Steven Maeda, Leonard Dick

Eric Laneuville

Michael Emerson and Wayne Pygram

Rating: 3.5/5

In flashback
Bernard meets and marries Rose when she only has months to live. He takes her to a faith healer in the Australian outback. The Healer tells Rose he cannot heal her, but somewhere there is a place that can. Rose lets Bernard believe she has been cured to stop him wasting the time they have left together.

On the island
Annoyed at the way the survivors are settling into life on the island, Bernard tries to organise everybody into making a huge SOS sign on the beach, and is angry when Rose won't support him. She explains that the island has healed her and doesn't want to leave in case her illness returns.

Jack and Kate go to see the Others, planning to trade Henry for Walt. On the way they snog. When they get to the clearing where they met the Others before, Michael runs out of the jungle.

Elsewhere, Mr Eko is building a church and Locke's trying to draw the map he saw in "Lockdown".

A deceptively subtle episode which seems slight on the surface but actually contains many key themes and moments. A beautifully-shot montage sequence highlights how everybody is coming to accept life on the island and one of the last to succumb - Bernard - ultimately tows the line as well. Is the island somehow making the survivors feel this way? Other plus points: Henry is chilling; Locke returns to his old haunt on the beach for the first time in ages (and seems to become his old self); and 'shippers will love the dodgy Charlie and Eko scenes.

Henry Gale: "They'll never give you Walt."

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