The image at the end of the show was that door or whatever it was in the ground that Boone and Locke were trying to open.
So, last night's episode made it pretty darn clear that everyone's "real" lives were not something that any of thm were REALLY looking forward to returning to. (Well, the regulars, at least.) They all have things they have to deal with before they can move on in their lives.
Here is my own little rundown, hope I am remembering right:
1)Jack- father just died, he probably feels it is his fault because he turned him in
2)Kate- robbed a bank and killed a man, just caught by a US marshall
3)Sawyer- killed a man he really didn't mean to because he was unintentionally doing someone else's bidding
4)Charley- heroin addict who has fallen from the public eye and has no money and no decent relationships
5)Claire- her relationship just ended, she's having a baby and can't decide if she wants to keep it, and some psychic is telling her she has to raise her kid no matter what
6)Boone- loves his scheming step-sister, has been used by her, and just slept w/ her, realizing he has been used once again
7)Jin- ashamed of his family, doing things for his FIL he doesn't want to do, lost touch with his relationship with his wife
8)Sun- lied to her husband, has lost touch with him
9)Sayiid- was responsible for the woman he loved being killed
10)Walt- does not want to keep moving, doesn't know the man he is going to be living with
11)Locke- doesn't want to return to his life of being paralyzed
12)Michael- he is the only one I have trouble fitting into this- he is FINALLY getting his son, which would seem to be a positive given the backstory. But, his son doesn't want to go with him. Michael trusts no one.
13) Shannon- a perpetual user of people, especially her brother, has only non-meaningful relationships.
14)Hurely- poor Hurley, the last one who seemed not to have some terrible haunting past. Was institutionalized, lived with his mother, then won the lottery using the cursed numbers. Everything in his life starts going down hill from there. He doesn't want to continue with things the way they were.
Did I forget any of the main characters?
Anyway, I LOVED last nights episode. I REALLY like the Hurley character. He seems to be the only one who really cares about the *happiness* of the other people. I thought it was great when her handed the guys the battery and said, "She says, 'Hey.'"
I didn't catch the box company tie-in with Locke- I had forgotten that he worked for one, but I did wonder why the advisor made such a big deal about it. Should have figured it out then.
I can't tolerate waiting six weeks. And something like four more for Desparate Housewives- ABC is SO on my list.
And Ms. Doula, if you're out there- I looked for an eye close-up last night and didn't see one. What gives?