Lost: Recon

Posted by: David Robertson  //  March 23, 2010 @ 4:33pm

Filed under: TV Recaps/Reviews 

Sorry that this comes the day of the NEW Lost episode but I've been busy. So: Sawyer. I don't know about you but this episode really left me unsatisfied. Only because: what did we learn?? I'm not going to write a long one here but I'm posing that question because perhaps I'm expecting too much. That being said, we got the preview for next week's (read: today's!) episode afterward and it reminded us in big letters: 8 MORE EPISODES LEFT. So, do you think that we should maybe put the pedal to the metal? I have high hopes for tonight's episode, concentrating on Richard, that's for sure. It seems, too, in that preview that they recognized, perhaps, that some episodes have been somewhat stagnant. To me, it promised that: "hey, we're going to start going, don't worry." So we'll see.

I digress: RECON. What up? Okay, one thing I notice is in the Flash Sideways, as usual, the character we follow seems to be better off there then in the real world (except MAYBE Kate but that remains to be seen). Even more, they make decisions that seem to be in opposition to the decisions they would make while on the island. For Sawyer, we get honesty in place of deception. At least, in the end. And I think that's one thing that is kind of neat. And despite not having much to do this year yet, I do find Sawyer refreshing in that we see more and more depth to his character. So, here he is a cop (nice) and he hooks up with Charlotte (cool). But Charlotte finds out about his past (which, as I recall, is the same here) and she's kicked out and that's about that for them. The climax was when Sawyer told Miles about his past before Kate rammed into them and got caught by Sawyer.

One question I would like to pose is this: why, it seems, do the Flash Sideways realities seem to include differences in their lives that precede their crash on the island? Do you know what I mean? Shouldn't their realities have changed AFTER their flight, not in the time leading TO their flight and then afterward? Just a thought. Maybe, here's my thought, the Island's pull was there since they were children and since the island essentially went underwater before they were even born (or, at least, when they would've been children) and the pull was never there, that this has shaped their lives. This might explain it to me. Jacob was there in some of their childhood's, as you recall. So, that's a thought. Share on that if you like.

The present day story, on the island, was kind of...meh...we got Claire finally trying to kill Kate, but then apologizing and hugging Kate in the end after being told, in a big way, by the man in black (probably) to make it right. She seemed more scared to NOT apologize then WANTING to apologize. The man in black, as always, seems to be helpful but is really deceitful and full of trickery. He reminds me so much of Satan it's not funny. I had a conversation with a friend this week where Jacob and the man in black seem to clearly represent God and the devil. It was an interesting talk and feel welcome to continue that discussion here, too.

So, Sawyer goes to Hydra island and finds out that all the other peeps on the place are dead and dragged into a nice little circle. Not sure who killed them but I'm guessing it was the man in black. He is brought to Widmore, and he strikes a deal to bring the man in black over to them, walking into a trap that will get the man in black killed. Only, Sawyer tells the man in black the plan (when he obviously wasn't supposed to) when he returns from his recon mission. The endpoint being: he is going to bring the man in black into what is supposed to be a trap, but isn't, and leave the island with Kate (who the heck does this dude love???) on the Sub. So, a few questions:

  1. What up with Sayid? Just stares at Kate while Claire tries to kill her. I think this is overplayed. I don't know. He is suddenly, like, not even caring about living it seems.
  2. Okay, leave the island on the sub??? WHO IS GOING TO DRIVE THE FLIPPING SUB?????? You know??? Plot hole maybe???
  3. Who killed the people on the plane and moved them into a circle?
  4. What is in the locked room on the Submarine?

So, that's it! Let's see what happens tonight with Richard!!!

Tags: Sawyer, Locke, Kate, Lost, Widmore, Charlotte, smoke monster, recon

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Original Comments Posted (1)

Paul Little says...

"why, it seems, do the Flash Sideways realities seem to include differences in their lives that precede their crash on the island? Do you know what I mean?"

I assume this is because things began changing in the 70s with hatch blowing up, so everything from that moment would not be exactly the same. Ben and his dad left the island, for instance. While the changes resulted in the plane not crashing (because nothing brought it there), it also brought along other changes. YET, somehow, the same key people were on the plane, or their lives intersected in other ways. So clearly, fate still needs them to be together, whichever reality it is.

1. What up with Sayeed? Just stares at Kate while Claire tries to kill her. I think this is overplayed. I don't know. He is suddenly, like, not even caring about living it seems.

My theory is that, from the moment he agreed to do the bidding of the MiB, he succumbed to the "sickness". But he probably realizes this, knows there's nothing he can do, and is just letting the rest of his days play out. Either that, or he believes whatever deal he made with MiB will come through (getting Nadia back) so nothing else matters to him.

Mar 24, 2010 12:10am

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