Lost LA X S06E01-02 (ABC)

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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 start of the final season of Lost. It looks like the narrative is initially split up into three different timelines, but two of them rapidly merge. Ilana and her pals quickly die at the hands of Fake-Locke. It’s pretty self-explanatory that Fake-Locke is Jacob’s nemesis. There are a bunch of new Others at the Temple, including their Japanese leader.

Juliet dies, but what does that mean exactly. They buried her body, but I’m sure that we’ll see her again. So the narrative is split between what’s going on right now on the Island and what happened after the bomb was detonated. Oceanic Flight 815 never crashed. Strangely enough, there are some links between the timelines, meaning that exploding the bomb did significantly change things. Jin is also speaking English right now, which takes a while to get used to.

Sayid does indeed die and naturally comes back from the dead thanks to the Spring at the Temple. The guitar case that Jacob gave Hurley contained a giant wooden ankh. Inside, there is a message that said that if Sayid died, they’d all be in terrible danger.

All in all, it was a great way to start up the final season. Some questions are answered, but there are quite a few more that are posed.

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Ben killed Jacob and Locke burned his body.

In the past, Jack dropped a bomb into the shaft to stop everything from happening, but Juliet fell into the pit. She whacked the bomb so that it went off and it did.

Jack is on the plane. They hit some turbulence and it abates. Jack goes to the bathroom. When he comes back, Desmond is in the seat next to him.

The camera plunges into the ocean and we see the village completely submerged. We see the foot of the statue as well, deep in the ocean. Back on the plane, Jack bumps into Kate and her agent. Sawyer is near as well. Hurley is there too. Sun and Jin are on the plane. Jin is all stuck up and Korean. Locke and Boone are talking.

Jack and Sayid arrive to save Charlie. He isn’t breathing. Jack saves him just in time. There was a baggie down his throat.

They land at LAX. This must be some kind of dream or delusion of what might have been. Or an alternative timeline. Jack is informed that the coffin was never put on the plane. They don’t know where it is.

Kate uses the bathroom at LAX. She uses this opportunity to slip out of her cuffs. She goes after Edward and disarms him easily enough when he suspects something. She gets away thanks to Sawyer.

Jin gets in trouble for the money he was carrying. Sun understands English but pretends she doesn’t.

Kate goes through an APO door and gets out of the terminal. She has to wait in line for a cab. She sees Edward in the distance. She has to pull a gun on a cabbie. Claire is in the cab.

Jack is trying to explain the situation to his mine. Locke is also in the lost & found. Locke tells him that they just lost his father’s body.

Kate wakes up. She’s in a tree and almost falls down. She’s suffering from some shellshock. Well, her ears are ringing. She finds Miles. Kate finds a Dharma Initiative container. She says that they are back. They are near the Swan Hatch that was blown up. They aren’t in 1977. Kate finds Jack nearby. Sawyer kicks him down into the hole.

Hurley wakes up. Jin is there. Jin says that they moved through time. Sayid is on his knees. Hurley hears Sawyer shouting. Jin goes after them. Kate makes them stop arguing. She hears Juliet shouting. The men start frantically digging. Sayid is coughing up blood. Jacob walks up to Hurley. He wants a minute. Jacob says that Jin won’t be able to see him. He says that he was killed by an old friend. Jacob says that he needs Hugo to save Sayid. He needs to bring Sayid to the Temple. Jin will be able to guide him.

Locke is in the cavern. He rips a piece of the carpet to wipe his knife. Ben can’t believe that Jacob is gone. The body is nowhere to be found. Locke wants to talk with Richard. Richard is arguing with the newcomers. They want to step into the shadow of the statue. Richard doesn’t let them. Ben is shown Locke’s body on the beach.

Jin arrives. Hurley asks him about the Temple and the hole in the wall where he needs to go. He knows exactly where that is. The van arrives at the Swan. Sawyer promises to kill Jack if Juliet dies. Sawyer finds her. Hurley says that they need to get him to the Temple.

The newcomers arrive with guns inside the cavern. They start shooting at Locke. Locke disappears and appears unharmed by bullets. They bounce off. There is a sound. The Monster arrives to tear them to shreds. One of them encircles himself with some substance. The Monster is smart and tears up the cavern around him to get him. He appears incapacitated. The Monster appeared with a sort of regular clicking sound. After it’s gone, Locke reappears and says that he’s sorry that Locke had to see him like that. So Fake-Locke is the Monster.

Juliet kind of dies and Sawyer blames Jack. They take Sayid to the Temple. Sawyer and Miles stay behind to bury Juliet.

They find a corpse with a missing arm. Jin says that the Smoke Monster got it. They go into the cave. In the cave, they lose Kate. Jack goes after her. When he comes back, he hears a scuffle. When he comes back he finds Hurley gone. There are some whispers and shadows of people running behind him. He gets assaulted by someone. It’s the new Others. They arrive at a large Temple. There are a bunch of Others there.

Juliet tried to tell him something before she died. Sawyer wants Miles to tell him what it was. Miles uses his mojo and tells him that it worked. That’s what she wanted to tell him.

At the Temple, they find a bunch of new Others. One of them is the flight attendant from Oceanic 815. The leader speaks Japanese. They are about to shoot them, when Hurley blurts out that Jacob sent them. Hurley tells them to bring the guitar case. Inside, there is a gigantic ankh. The leader breaks it and inside there is a note. The leader asks their names. He then asks his followers to pick Sayid and to bring him to the spring. The paper said that if Sayid dies, they are all in a lot of trouble.

This whole setup is kind of Asian or Thai now, instead of non-descript. Some of the new Others are wearing turbans. The water of the spring isn’t clear. The leader cuts his palm and puts it into the water. They tell Jack that there are risks if they do this. They plunge Sayid into the water. Sayid starts jerking. The leader started an hourglass timer. We hear a strange drumming. When Jack tries to interfere, the leader takes him down with a fluid aikido move. Sayid has stopped moving when they take him out. The leader says that Sayid is dead. Jack starts to perform CPR. Kate stops him.

They also got Sawyer and Miles. The leader talks with Hurley. Hurley tells them that Jacob is dead. They hear a gong. They are getting ready to fight the Smoke Monster. The same substance that Jacob’s bodyguards used on the creature is being used her.

“I don’t like the way English tastes on my tongue.”
Japanese leader of the new Others

“This isn’t to keep you in, it’s to keep him out.”
Other henchman to Hurley

Ben talks with Locke/Smoke Monster. It says that Locke was confused when Ben killed him. It tells Ben that it wants to go home.

When Hurley says goodbye to Sayid, it looks like Miles hears Sayid reply, but he denies it.

The new Others send up some rockets. It’s a signal which the old Others see on the beach near the statue. Fake Locke and Ben come out of the statue. He assaults Alpert a little bit. Then, he says that he is very disappointed in all of them. He takes Alpert on his shoulder and leaves the beach.

Sayid comes back from the dead. He asks what happened.

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