Lost The Last Recruit S06E13 (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.

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?

Ab Aeterno means from the beginning of time in Latin. I was actually wondering if we’d ever get to Richard’s story. In the end, we did, but naturally, it poses even more questions, like exactly what are Jacob and his nemesis. One thing’s for sure, the nemesis is evil.

For one thing, why does Hurley now speak to the dead?

The struggle between Jacob and his nemesis definitely has a religious connotation. His touch granted Richard eternal life. His replacement candidates also cannot die. There is something divine about him, or maybe Jacob is the Island manifested.

The Nemesis could be a part of Jacob, though he says that Jacob stole his body and he was left with only this.

Desmond continues to act as Widmore’s fixer. It looks like he’s manipulating events. It’s actually in this episode that we see that he killed Locke. I don’t understand exactly why. Is he trying to free the Monster as well?

I feel that this episode, with a few others this season, is a bit contrived. The story is drawn out and there are these fake soap-operatic moments that I could do without. Sawyer’s plan was ridiculous. “We’ll put a gun to Widmore’s head and make ’em take us back.” It’s even more surprising that everyone went along with this smörgåsbord. WTF is going on?

I’ve read quite a few comments and articles online that say that this season poses even more questions instead of just wrapping stuff up. There are 5 episodes left and we’re nowhere near the end of this storyline. My guess is that they won’t answer any important questions, which is completely annoying.

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Immediately, False-Locke wants to talk with Jack. It reveals that Locke had to be dead for him to look like him. Jack asks him about his father Christian. It says that it was parading around as Christian. In order to leave, they need to go together. Claire is following them in the jungle. She wants to see her brother. She says that he decided to come with them the moment he talked with It, just like the rest of them.

Sawyer tells Hurley that they are leaving on Widmore’s sub. Kate is telling Sun. It’s day. Jack and Locke come back.

Zoe arrives at the camp. They want Desmond back. She talks on a radio and then there is mortar fire nearby. False-Locke isn’t impressed. She says that they have until nightfall to return what he took. Next time, they won’t miss. She leaves a walkie with False-Locke and leaves. He immediately smashes it. He tells his flock that they are leaving for the other island. He wants James to get a boat. He takes Kate with him to retrieve the boat.

James tells Jack to take Hugo, Sun and Lapidus to the spot that they agreed to meet Widmore. They aren’t getting on the plane. Sayid is a zombie and Claire is crazy. False Locke takes Sayid and tells him to kill Desmond. Sayid arrives at the well. He’s got a gun on Desmond, who’s still alive. He wants to know what Sayid is getting. He is getting the woman he loves back. He asks him what he will tell her when she comes back.

Kate and Sawyer arrive at the boat. He says that they are ditching False Locke and his buddies. On their way, False Locke goes after Sayid. Jack uses the moment that they are leaving False-Locke friends right now. Only Claire sees them leave. False Locke finds Sayid in the jungle. Sayid is lying about having shot Desmond. Jack and his friends find the dock and Sawyer. Claire appears with a gun. Kate tells Claire to come with them. Sawyer doesn’t want her to come. She says when False Locke finds out that he is going to be mad.

Sawyer’s plan is pretty foolhardy. He wants to cuddle up to Widmore, then put a gun to his head and make him take them home. Jack says that leaving the Island doesn’t feel right. Jack says that False-Locke might be afraid of what happens if they leave the Island. It wants them to leave. The Island doesn’t want them to leave. He tells Jack to get off the boat if he doesn’t want to leave. Jack jumps off into the water. Sawyer says that they are done going back.

Jack is back on a beach. False-Locke is there with his buddies. It knows that Sawyer took his boat. Sawyer arrives at Hydra Island. Sun sees Jin. She can speak English again. Zoe speaks with Widmore. She gets orders from Widmore. They take them into custody. Zoe says to start firing on False Locke. Mortar fire starts back on the Island.

In the redacted timeline, Locke is still alive after being hit by Desmond in a car. Sun also arrives at the hospital at the same time. When she sees him, she says no and it’s him in Korean.

Sawyer is at the police station talking with Kate. She thinks that he let him go at LAX because he didn’t want anyone to know that he went to Australia. Miles tells him that they have got a live one. They see Sayid leaving a diner. There were people killed in there. A Korean lady was shot. Her boyfriend witnessed it.

John Locke wasn’t a believer Jack, he was a sucker.
False-Locke

Desmond bumps into Claire at the adoption agency. She says that he was right. It was a boy. He’s on his way to see a lawyer. He thinks that she needs legal representation. She says that she doesn’t have money for a lawyer. He’s here to see Mrs. Ladanski. Mrs. Ladanski is Ilana. Ilana says that they have been looking for her. She knows exactly who she is.

Sayid comes home and tells Nadia that he has to leave and will never come back. Miles arrives. Sayid is tripped over by Sawyer in the backyard. They arrest Sayid.

Jack arrives at the same building as Claire and Desmond. They are here to hear Christian’s will to be read. Ilana welcomes them. She presents Claire. Jack knows about Claire. She was in his father’s will. She says that Christian was her father too. Jack gets a call from the hospital and has to leave.

Sun wakes up. She’s fine, as is the baby. Jack and David arrive at the hospital. He’s got to perform surgery on Locke.

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