Lost LaFleur S05E08 (ABC)

Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.

From the Lost Wikipedia entry.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

This is the episode that tells us what exactly happened when the flashes stopped on the Island. Sawyer, Juliet, and the others had to adapt to life in the 70s. Sawyer makes some waves. He’s even able to talk with Alpert and defuse a potentially explosive situation.

LaFleur is Sawyer’s alter-ego at the Dharma Initiative camp, and he’s head of security. Unlike Sawyer, the others have decided to lay low. Juliet is a mechanic. This episode also finally recounts how the characters meet up again in the 70s. Some people are missing, like Sayid.

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Our story begins in 2004, right after Locke went down the well. The Losties sees a gigantic statue in the distance. We have seen the foot of this statue before but it was never really explained. Egyptian? Minoan?

There is a different flash and Sawyer is back where he started out. Only the well is now blocked. The headaches are gone and their noses aren’t bleeding anymore. Things are back to normal? Now they have to wait for John to come back.

The story shifts three years into the future. A couple is dancing to a tune. They are talking about LaFleur. The girl sees something on the monitor. It’s Horace. He uses dynamite and blows up a few trees. The two guys are going nutty and go wake LaFleur. They are wearing Dharma Initiative jumpsuits. LaFleur is Sawyer. His jumpsuit says LaFleur, head of security.

Miles and Sawyer head out to see Horace. Horace is their leader. He’s drunk and passed out near the pylons. They bring him back to Amy. Amy is preggers. She says that they had a fight about Paul.

Amy needs a c-section. Sawyer goes to get Juliet, who’s working as a mechanic. She’s the only doctor on the island. She’s reticent because she hasn’t been able to help any women give birth on this Island. Jin arrives. He speaks fluent English now. Jin is looking for their people. Juliet says that it’s a boy. Amy is fine.

James brings a flower to dinner. Juliet and Sawyer hooked up a while back. He says that she was amazing. She says that she loves him and he says so as well.

Horace wakes up. LaFleur tells him about the necklace of Paul’s he found in Amy’s sock drawer. Horace wonders if 3 years was long enough to get over someone. James tells him about Kate and Juliet. Juliet and Sawyer are spooning when they get a call from Jin. He’s found some of their people. He drives to the north valley. He doesn’t want them brought in. James sees Hurley, Kate and Jack.

Three years earlier, Sawyer comes back to find Faraday. Charlotte’s body is gone. In the last flash, her body disappeared. She moved on, but they stayed. They are no longer moving through time. Sawyer wants to head back to the beach. Miles is annoyed. They alternate between the beach and the Orchid Station. Juliet tells Sawyer in private that going back to the beach was a stupid idea. They hear gunshots. They hear screams. They see two people putting a mask over a girl’s. Faraday says that it doesn’t matter what they do, whatever happened happened. Paul is dead. They approach the people and have to fire on them. They also had guns. It’s Amy. From the Dharma Initiative jumpsuit, Juliet thinks that they are either in the 70s or 80s. Amy wants to bury them because of the truce. They have to bring Paul back with them. Truce with the Others. Sawyer just shot two Others. Paul was her husband.

Juliet screams for Daniel to stop. They come across the pylons. They have Amy deactivate the sonic fence, but they don’t see that she took something from the lockbox. It was earplugs. The others are all incapacitated. Amy was wearing earplugs.

Sawyer wakes up and is confronted by Horace Goodspeed. James says that his name is LaFleur and he spins his story to Horace. Goodspeed tells Sawyer that he will leave on the next submarine. The only people allowed on the Island are Dharma Initiative people, and James isn’t DH material.

Juliet, Jin, Faraday and Miles are together near a table. Faraday is despondent. He thinks he’s seen Charlotte. There is a redheaded toddler running around. An alarm sounds. The DH people are scrambling for weapons.

Someone walks up to the barracks. It’s Alpert naturally, and he hasn’t aged a day. Juliet sees him. Horace goes out to talk to him. Horace comes to see Sawyer. Sawyer is going to speak with Alpert. He tells Alpert what happened. Sawyer asks Alpert about the H-bomb. He asks him about Locke. He says that he’s waiting for Locke to come back. Alpert knows that he’s not part of the DH. Alpert says that his people need some kind of justice. They need to do something about it. Alpert wants to take Paul’s body back with him. Amy lets them take the body. Horace tells LaFleur that they can stay for a few weeks to find the rest of their crew. Juliet says that she wants to leave. Sawyer asks her to stay for two weeks.

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