Lost The Substitute S06E04 (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.

I don’t know what it is, but this season is probably going to be the best of all seasons of this show. I’m really enjoying how the past is getting redacted since they are in a new timeline. There is so much going on that I’m wondering if they will be able to answer all questions.

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Locke is being driven home, or maybe he’s driving himself. Helen is getting sick of their wedding plans. She finds Jack’s card.

John’s back at work. He’s in trouble at work. He didn’t attend the conference in Australia. Randy fires him.

Locke meets Hurley outside. Hurley owns the company. Hugo gives him a number with his temp agency.

Locke is at the temp agency. He’s doing an interview. Rose is the supervisor. She tells him about his cancer and asks him to be realistic. The next day, he calls Jack for a consult. He hangs up though. He tells Helen that he got fired. He didn’t go to the conference. He tells Helen that he tried to go on Walkabout.

Locke is a substitute teacher. He meets Ben Linus, who’s a history professor.

The view shifts to that of the Black Smoke monster. It sees that someone is at the village and comes back out to get a machete. It materializes into John Locke’s form and detaches Alpert from a tree. The Monster says that he took the form of Locke so that he could get access to Jacob. Alpert knows who he is. The Adversary. He wants Alpert to come with him. The Monster is hallucinating a boy with bloody hands.

Ben goes back into the statue and finds one of the surviving bodyguards. It’s Ilena. Ben says that the Monster killed Jacob. Locke kicked the body into the fire and he burned away. Ilena says that the Monster is recruiting, that’s why he dragged Alpert away. The Monster finds James drinking and listening to music. Sawyer immediately knows that the Monster isn’t Locke, but something else. The Monster says that he can tell Sawyer why he is on this Island. James decides to go with him.

Ilena tells Sun that they should go to the Temple. Ilena says that if Jin is here, he’ll be at the Temple. Sun insists on burying Locke.

Sawyer and the Monster see the kid. The Monster runs after him. The kid tells the Monster that he should know the rules. He can’t kill him. The Monster screams at him that he can’t tell him what to do.

Sawyer finds Alpert. Alpert says that the Monster wants everyone dead. They should leave for the Temple. Alpert runs off when the Monster arrives. The Monster doesn’t remember the kid.

Sawyer pulls a gun on the Monster.

What I am is trapped. And I’ve been trapped for so long that I don’t even remember what it feels like to be free.
The Monster

Ilena says that the Monster is stuck this way. It can’t change its face anymore. That’s why they had to bring Locke’s body with them.

The Monster and Sawyer arrive at the edge of a cliff. There is a ladder that leads down to a cave. Sawyer partially falls down when the ladder gives way. It’s a series of ladders that have to be scaled. They go into the cave. There are a bunch of names scratched into the wall. Some of them are scratched out while others are still legible. The names of the Oceanic passengers are here.

Jacob wrote all of this. The Monster says that at one point in his life, he met Jacob and he pushed him to come here. James has been nominated to take over Jacob’s job. He’s got 3 choices. 1st is to wait and see what happens. The 2nd choice is to take the job and protect it. The 3rd choice is to leave. James agrees to leave.

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