March 10, 2010
'Can I Get a Witness?'
"Dr. Linus," Chris' "favorite episode in LOST history," pays off on themes of faith and redemption.
Chris Seay, author of The Gospel According to Lost, chimes in on the developments in Tuesday's episode of LOST. (SPOILERS AHEAD) Seay calls this his "favorite episode in Lost history," noting that "none have dealt better with faith and redemption." Chris notes how Jack's newfound "tremendous faith" restores that of the desperate Richard Alpert, adding, "if you haven't been in Richard Alpert's shoes [feeling hopeless and abandoned by God], you likely haven't been living the life of faith very long." As we witness yet another in a string of transformed father/son relationships, Chris wonders what it might all mean for our characters' redemption (or destruction). And he breaks down Ben's "remarkable and beautiful redemptive narrative" in light of his conversation with Ilana at the episode's end.