TV Review: Lost – Whatever Happened, Happened


Lost, ABC, Airs Wednesdays 9/8c

Episode: “Whatever Happened, Happened” (Season 5, Episode 11)

Synopsis: Kate goes to extreme measures to save Ben’s (Michael Emerson) life when Jack (Matthew Fox) refuses to help. Meanwhile, Kate (Evangeline Lilly) begins to tell the truth about the lie in order to protect Aaron (William Blanchette).

Review: Maybe we don’t know the islanders as well as we had thought. The moral code was flipped on its head when Jack, who has become commonly known for his heroics, refused to save young Ben (Sterling Beaumon) from dying. Enter Kate and Sawyer (Josh Holloway), who is really starting to grow on us, as they decided to break the truce and bring Ben to The Others. It was shocking to find out that they were responsible for turning Ben into the conniving mastermind as an adult.

Would Jack really just let Ben die though? That’s the question. I mean he went through all the trouble to get back to the island. He even tells Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell) that he is going to do what he’s supposed to do. So why would he be Ben’s lackey in order to get back if he is willing to let him suffer when they get there? Is Sawyer’s position of power or Kate’s fondness for being called Freckles so important that he would take a chance at derailing his destiny?

The show tackled the confusing questions that arise when discussing time travel as Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and Miles (Ken Leung) pulled a more high brow version of the Two Stooges. The scene gives me absolute faith that the writers know where they are taking this, and now I believe that there will be grave consequences for Sayid (Naveen Andrews) shooting Ben as a kid. Excellent.

The harshness of Kate’s kidnapping of Aaron was softened somewhat as she talked to Sawyer’s former crush, as Kate granted Sawyer’s wish to take care of Clementine, his daughter. It’s good that Kate finally came clean to Carole Littleton (Susan Duerden) and gave up Aaron. Finding out that Kate’s goal to get back to the island, to find Claire (Emilie de Ravin), offers a true motivation and will give her character opportunities to journey out into the unknown. It also gave us a touching moment as Kate had to say a heartbreaking goodbye to Aaron. It turns out that she only temporarily healed her broken heart.

Charles Widmore (Alan Dale) is still in charge of Richard Alpert (Nestor Carbonell) and The Others. It would be fun to see how he came to that position.

The show closed with Locke (Terry O’Quinn) sitting in front of Ben as he welcomed him back to the land of the living, Your guess as to where the show is going is as good as mine. We do know one thing. The smoke monster is coming. Yes! Season 5 has offered us more views into the hearts of our anti-heroes than any, proving that Lost is stlll master of its domain and no other show can touch it.

Up Next Week: To atone for sins of the past, Ben must attempt to summon the smoke monster in order to be judged.

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Adam Sweeney has a background in journalism, having spent 4 years on the Lone Star Lutheran as an Opinions and Arts & Entertainment columnist. He graduated in May 2008 from Texas Lutheran University with a Dramatic Media degree and hopes to become a filmmaker/journalist/radio host/actor extraordinaire. He also writes film and play scripts and figures if Good Luck Chuck can make it to the big screen then why can't he? He can also be read at as a feature writer on all things basketball, and his personal blog covers everything from politics to why Keira Knightley is looking more like Jack Skellington every day. (

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