• Ben's reflection in mirror in the school nurse's office.

  • There's a dressing mirror in Ben's secret room beside his suits.

  • Jack's turn to stitch up Kate with black thread, harkening back to the Pilot episode. I loved the visual metaphor of him unraveling the thread, just as we slowly unravel the thread of the mystery of the show.

  • Danielle tells Ben he's coming to dinner with her daughter, "even if we have to kidnap you."

  • Ben's injuries from Desmond's beating are almost identical to the ones he got the last time Desmond beat him up.

  • So Who's Left?

    • Jack.  He sipped the sacred Kool-Aid, and had a sudden look of realization on his face. All hail the new Protector of the Island! And to those of you who don't like this because you don't want your favorite character's fate to be one of sitting on a stupid rock in the ocean for millennia, I wouldn't be too worried. I'm not convinced Jack's tenure is going to last nearly as long as Jacob's did.

    • Jacob?  I wanna see what happens when the fire burns away. Does Jacob get a cool send-off? Does he do the Obi-Wan thing and float off into the ether? What?

    • Kate - Sawyer - Hurley.  Why was Hurley so "glad it's not me"? Why were Kate and Sawyer so reticent to take the job? What do they have to go back to? What are they still hoping for? What do they still have to accomplish? Will they / can they die now that the status of Candidate is a moot point? From what Kate told Jack about Ji Yeon and how Smokey is responsible for her being orphaned and Jin never getting to know her, we know that Kate's big remaining goal is a Dead Monster.

    • Ben.  See introduction.

    • Miles. He freaked out at Alex's grave, sensed something wasn't right with Smokey coming to New Otherton, and struck out on his own. But not before Ben gave him a walkie "in case I need you." He's most definitely still got something to do.

    • Richard - Frank.  As Sawyer watched the empty life preservers wash ashore, it was not only a powerful image, but it made me pause and ask, "Huh. I wonder if maybe Frank found his way into one o' those." My candle in the window is still burning for he of the hairy chest. Ditto for Richard. I'm not sure how anyone survives a Smoke smushing like the one Alpert received, but neither can I believe that LOST just dismissed such an integral character so swiftly and without dignity. That said, not like this hasn't happened before (Ilana). If Richard is dead, then his story comes to something of a sad close, as he would have died never really "getting it" even after 140 years on the Island. His final strategy was to talk to the Monster, still believing that HE, Richard, was the object of Smokey's desire ("I know this man. All he wants is for me to join him"). Um, no. He no longer requires your assistance, Ricardo. You may go be with Isabella now. But I do hope we'll see you and Frank again before you go.

    • Desmond.  Sayid gave him a rope to climb out of the well. Where has he run off to? My guess is he'll be found at the spot this season began, which happens to be the same spot where Desmond spent so much time on this Island - the Swan hatch crater. Once upon a time Desmond became what he is when he saved the day by turning the Failsafe. Now we learn he IS the Failsafe. Should be an interesting way to come full-circle on that story.