Lost Recon S06E08 (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.

This episode was interesting with he redaction of the timeline, but a bit annoying while all parties were traveling. I hate those kinds of episodes. ‘Lets travel through the jungle!’

There’s one thing that doesn’t make sense. Since apparently none of the chosen few can die, why could Sayid die? I thought that he was chosen as well? Well, he died and was infected by the Monster. Shouldn’t Jacob’s ‘gift’ have saved him from this?

In this episode, we learn that in the redacted timeline, Sawyer used to be a cop. His partner was Miles. In the present, Sawyer also meets Charles Widmore on his sub. His plan is to get away on the sub, not the plane. False-Locke wants to use the plane.

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Sawyer is having some coffee. He wakes up Jin. Jin says that they need to leave before Locke comes back. Sayid and Claire exchange knowing glances. Claire is creeping Kate out. Locke tells his flock that the Black Smoke killed the others that stayed behind at the Temple. That’s true, but he didn’t say that he was the Black Smoke Monster.

False-Locke comes clean to Sawyer. He says that he killed everyone. He gave them the option. The Monster tells Sawyer that he will take a boat to Hydra Island. He wants him to do some recon. He wants him to spy on the others that survived. There is a plane over there as well.

At the camp, Claire takes a knife at Kate. False-Locke slaps some sense into her. Kind of like a gender stereotype from the 60s.

Sawyer finds the plane from Ajira Airways. It looks intact. He also finds a fire and drag-marks. He finds a bunch of bodies, all stashed together. Someone is spying on him. He runs after her. It’s the lone survivor and a new character. Her name is Zoe. She went foraging for food and heard them screaming. They were all dead by the time she came back. He catches her in a lie and pulls a gun. A bunch of guys arrive with guns on her signal. They are Widmore’s men. They bring him to the sub. They come across a padlocked door. She tells him to move on. Sawyer meets Widmore. Sawyer tries to make a deal with him. He’ll bring back the Monster and Widmore can kill him in exchange for safe passage off the Island for himself and his people. They shake hands on it. James goes back to the Island. He tells False-Locke about everything that happened and about the pylons that they are setting up. The pylons are supposed to keep Smokey out.

False-Locke tries to comfort Kate. Black Smoke Monster talks about his mommy issues with Kate. Oochie-poo. Claire talks to Kate. She does a bit of crying and all’s forgiven.

Sawyer tells Kate that he’s going to let them duke it out. Meanwhile, they’ll get out of there. They will take the sub.

In the redacted timeline, James is in bed with some woman. She holds him up for the money in his briefcase. She has him scoped out as con man. He says that he is working with the cops. They are trying to nab her husband. He says the magic word and cops come in. Miles is Sawyer’s partner and they are both cops.

Miles has fixed up Sawyer with a friend. It’s Charlotte. They hit it off and get busy. She does some snooping and finds a file in his drawers. It has the name Sawyer on it. James sees her snooping and tells her to leave.

Miles ran Sawyer’s credit cards and figured out that he was lying to him. He wants to know what he was doing in Australia. Miles says that he’s no longer his partner because they can’t trust each other anymore. James decides to apologize to Charlotte. She’s still pissed.

James shows Miles his Sawyer folder. He says that his father shot his mother and killed himself. This was all a conman’s fault, Sawyer. He went to Australia and found a name. His name is Anthony Cooper. When he finds him, he’ll kill him. While they are talking, they get rammed by another car. They start running after the female driver. It’s Kate.

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