Lost: Sawyer to the Rescue! Or not...

Let's just start with this: I would totally watch an ABC cop drama starring James "Sawyer" Ford and Miles Straume. The two were paired as partners in Sawyer's alt-flash during last night's episode of Lost, and it made me realize one thing that my stubborn mind hasn't been able to wrap its feeble little fingers around over the course of this season: These side-flashes can be fun, so let's just let them be fun.

This is where I state my mea culpa and all you readers get to watch me suffer: Lost is in a different gear, and I haven't been watching it correctly. I've expected way too much from the show, and as a result, have been disappointed simply because there could be no other possible result. I wouldn't allow it. But I'm off my tall steed, and vowed to watch "Recon" with an open mind and just enjoy it. And enjoy the hell out of it I did.

"Recon" (get it, re-CON?) was a Sawyer-centric episode, and thank God, because I've missed the heck out of Sawyer. And we're seeing the Sawyer of old start to emerge, a vindictive survivalist who will stop at nothing to help himself. But this Sawyer, a fusion of the jerk we first saw on the island and the transformed House-playing head of Dharma security, will use his con-artist tactics not only to save himself, but also his friends. It's full circle for Sawyer, and a lot of fun to watch. And because we've seen him settle down and take the good life (living with Juliet is real good!), believing that alt-Sawyer could use his tools for good in his sideways-flash was totally believable.

Which brings me to this: has Sawyer become the most interesting character on the show and its savior? Has he surpassed John Locke as my favorite Lostie? Given the magic he pulled out of his hat last night, I'd have to say so.

While there were no big answers revealed (fine by me), the season is now really taking shape as all the game pieces move into place for a gigantic showdown. And who is at the forefront right now? Not Widmore and Ben, but Widmore and Smocke, which makes for a tantalizing meal. And look who's at the heart of it all: Sawyer, who's orchestrating the whole thing.

Back in alterna-LA, things are starting to gel ever so slowly. I really wanted to hang on to my theory that we weren't just seeing one alternate timeline in the side-flashes, but seeing many—each character's existence in one of several timelines. That's looking less likely as Sawyer nabs a runaway Kate, who is either just a really bad driver or on the lam again. As the webs begin to overlap in this new timeline, I'm warming to the idea that these side-flashes are starting to have some importance and will mesh soon. And in this roller coaster of a season, I'm back on board with having faith in the producers and watching with an open mind.

Next: What did the five fingers say to the face? >>

As I've said before, I'm really digging the new Claire. I don't know if it's because what's become of her is so outrageous, or if I just have a thing for crazy chicks, but seeing feral Claire go nuts with her skele-baby and her auditions for the lumberjack games and her stabby-stabby freak-out on Kate has been a lot of fun (there's that word again). But you know what's even better?

SLAP!

The Locke Ness Monster's five-finger takedown of Claire jumped into the ranks of my favorite Lost moments, because really, aren't we all feeling for Smocke a little bit right now? He's just trying to get off the island, but here he is playing chaperone to a bunch of spoiled children with their stupid questions and stupid behavior. That slap was well deserved and well delivered. But is it Lost's best slap? Here are some of my favorites, some of them remixed for extra slap-tacularness.

Locke takes down Claire in "Recon" (remixed!)

Sun openhands Juliet in "Ji Yeon" (1:44)

Sawyer b-slaps Faraday in "Because You Left" (uber-remixed)

Sun drops a one-hit combo on Sawyer in "Expose" (1:09)

(One fun thing to do: pause all four above videos when each person's head is reeling back from the slap and look at them all in their frozen-frame glory.)

Although Sun is the undisputed queen of the slap, I've got to give Smocke the award for Best Slap of the series, simply because he did that Airplane! thing where he grabs her shoulders first, gives a shake, and tries to talk her into calming down before giving her the extreme reverse facepalm. Claire's face afterward is also priceless. There's just a hint of "Whoa, did that just happen?" You better believe it Claire, now get your head together and bow before your God.

Notes from the episode:

... Did you see Terry O'Quinn Baywatch stroll up to the kayak when Sawyer returned from Hydra island? And how he pulled the boat to shore like it was made out of balsa wood? Homeboy is in shape!

... Ken Leung once again proves himself to be a terrific actor. Josh Holloway towers over him, but when Miles confronted Sawyer in the cops' locker room, it was Sawyer we were afraid for.

... Rebecca Mader returned as Charlotte, and my oh my was she a sight for sore eyes.

User Contribution News

Wow, I'm skimming through the comments from last week's article, and I have to say: I'm impressed. I thought I would get killed for not liking the episode, but it does seem that even most of the folks who disagreed with me understand where I'm coming from. And there were some others who felt the same way I did. This is why I like talking with Lost fans: Even though we're all crazy, we still have civility and a level of intelligence that I just don't see with lots of other shows. +1 for all you out there.

Last week, we saw the transformation of Ben from bad guy to good guy, and I wasn't a fan. The word "Redemption" was thrown around a lot, and I can see that. My favorite counterpoint came from "KnowledgeBomber" (great name, by the way) who said: "You said that schoolteacher/island Ben was back where he started at the end of the episode, but ... Ultimately where Ben ended up was as a new man." Another good point, from "breather": "Ben has been broken, and that's interesting I think." More great comments from several others: nealemobile, pilouuuu2004, DarthFreeza, vstherevolution, Hungr_Homer111 (who gets the award for most posts) and more. And AlexanderLost, thanks for retracting your "I dislike you" comment.

Breather's comment especially resonates with me. What does this mean for Ben moving forward? He is headed on a collision course with being the show's unlikely hero, the guy who realized the wrongs in his ways and sacrifices himself for the greater good. And I guess that could work for me, but I'm still not 100% on board. I really like "bad" Ben, and most importantly, his persistence and steadfastness. This sudden turn is a bit shocking, and I prefer him the way he was. I understand this is character development (which many of you said I don't understand), but character development, to me, doesn't happen in one episode. And looking back I can see the argument that it's been happening for a while now, but Ben's been so background prior to "Dr. Linus" that it felt like they really drove home his change in one single episode. It was just too sudden for me. But I'm over it, accept it, and am ready to move forward. Enough of that. Great discussion, guys.

Next week is "Ab Aeterno," what we believe is a Richard Alpert episode. I think I speak for all of us when is say, "YESSSSSS!!!!" For those of you who didn't take Latin in high school, "Ab Aeterno" translates to "since the beginning of time."

The Lost Season 6 Episode Power Rankings

(I'll be keeping tabs on each episode, ranking them in terms of quality each week, right here. Your opinions will differ from mine.)

"Recon": This episode had a lot of things I liked: a character's journey in Sawyer island-hopping, a fun side-flash in the style of a TV cop show, and a devastating slap! There wasn't any eye-popping OMG moment, but that's fine as it delivered plenty of entertainment. Great episode, but not the season's best.

1. "The Substitute" Ep. 4
2. "Recon" Ep. 8
3. "LA X (2)" Ep. 2
4. "The Lighthouse" Ep. 5
5. "Sundown" Ep. 6
6. "LA X (1)" Ep. 1
7. "Dr. Linus Ep. 7
8. "What Kate Does" Ep. 3

Your Homework:

It looks like this may be the last week to get your Richard Alpert theories out there, so go ahead and write them in the comments below. We'll revisit them next week. Bonus points for creativity. See you next week.


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Mar 22, 2010
Some of u ain't understanding the flashes right. There are 2 realities. Both of them real. There may be more than 2 for all i know. Example: In this reality i am a teacher. In another reality i could be President of my country. In one reality Jack has no son and is on the island. In another reality he's in LA and has a son. In one reality Sawyer and Miles first met on the island. In another reality they are cops and partners. In one reality Sayid's broad is dead and in the other she's married to his bro (btw that sucks!). If after that u still dont get it, then i recommend that you watch Fringe. While alternate reality is pretty new on Lost those who watch Fringe are used to it.
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Mar 22, 2010
the alternative reality is just the ending somehow in the next episodes they will do something like the hydrogen bomb and come back to the world but without jacob to come in the importance moments of characters life they will never take the that decision to take them on the island so they will have whole different life. thats my theory
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Mar 21, 2010
I thought it was one of the weakest on-island episodes, but one of the strongest Flash-sidewards episodes.

Still, I fail to see the relevance of the flash-sidewards.

Lets hope by the end, all becomes clear.
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Mar 20, 2010
It was a great great episode!!!!! Can't wait for next week!!!
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Mar 19, 2010
This episode was fun. Watching Sawyer as an LAPD officer was worthy. As always this is the one posting that has the longest response groupings. The support is fantastic. I look forward to see how Guyliner started his time on the island.
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Mar 19, 2010
To the ones that are considering if Smokey is actually good, and Jacob maybe is the bad guy. I would like you to read this quote from the latest episode: Smokey to Kate: Smokey: “…Have you ever had an enemy, someone that you needed to hate? Very powerful isn’t it? Claire was devastated without Eran, she needed something… something to keep her going, so I gave her something to hate… and then when you told her the truth all of those feelings, all that anger she has been holding on to for so long, it had to go somewhere.” What I get from this quote is that the engine behind Smokey, the one thing that really drives him and is the basis for all of his actions is: Hate, which to me seems like he is bad and its most likely hate towards Jacob. We don't know exactly why he hates him, but it seems he wanted to kill him, to get off the island and I can’t really see any good in getting a bad ass smoke monster back to civilization. It would be Cloverfield *8. Now to something completely different; my favorite character has for a long time been Sawyer, mainly because of his sarcasm. I’m also the kind of guy that prefers to cheer for the losing team, and when we had the Jack/Sawyer fight over Kate, I just knew that Sawyer would lose in the end. Which also proved to be correct, with Kate saying to Jack: “I have always been with you”. I really liked this episode, and I’m really glad to see you (read: Tim) is not as pessimistic as you were with the previous episode. Also I hate to do homework, I just hope someone else in class comes up with something that I can just agree with ;)
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Mar 19, 2010
ARE YOU SERIOUS, THIS WAS THE SLOWEST, MOST POINTLESS, ANSWERLESS, MOST BORING EPISODE OF THE SEASON!!!



I've loved all episodes so far this season up until this one. Nothing happened but a giant 45 minute filler episode. What a waste. At least next week is Richard.
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Mar 19, 2010
Who are you and what have you done with the real Tim?? This is so unlike you, Tim! Come on! Are you going mad like Sayid and Claire "Grizzly" Bear? When Widmore said to Sawyer, "It's sad how little you actually know", I felt like he was talking to me, to US! It felt like the show was rubbing our faces in it! It's getting to be somewhat cruel, if you ask me. I mean, even then, I was still desperately hoping that Widmore was going to give up something (Dear God, ANYTHING, please!) only to be left hanging yet again! The alt-flashes are starting to feel like they come from a completely different show that's mildly amusing at best. Re: the homework, I think it would've been more interesting to discuss Widmore. Yes, it would be nice to know where Richard came from or who he was before he became Jacob's gal Friday but in the end, Richard is just a pawn in this game, just like the Losties or even Ben. Widmore, it appears, is a bigger player than we were first led to believe. Now, THAT is something to think about seeing as he has also been the most enigmatic and powerful non-supernatural (as far as we know) human in this whole story. Also, is Jacob really a good guy? If he's been behind the Others all along, then does that mean he ordered the killing of all those Dharma people (in the original timeline)? Maybe he's just as bad as Smokey... or worse. I mean, at least, Smokey'll give it to you straight then let you make the choice. Jacob just manipulates people.
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Mar 18, 2010
so after all this time not once did saywer think to say on the island hea im a cop and no matter what time line you are on he and miles are partners i may have this wronge but when widmore sent miles and his team to the island sawyer had no idea who miles was even though befor the crash they where ment to be patners back in la makes no sence to me any one else think this a bit strange are just like me here bad wrighting
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Mar 18, 2010
I agree with you, Hovabyte, Jack will be the hero. He's been the hero from the start, no matter how much he didn't want to be. He went from a reluctant leader to a full on leader by the end of season three. Then he got off the island and felt more lost than ever. Now he's back on the island trying to find his purpose. He went from a man of science who didn't believe in fate, destiny or any of that stuff to someone who believes. He had so much faith in his destiny that he actually lit a dynamite stick, knowing it wouldn't blow him up. That's a pretty major change that was necessary for him to fulfill his role as a "candidate".
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Mar 18, 2010
I wasn't going to write anything. I was again left indifferent. Again expecting so much morebut left with little to think about but your review this week has had a profound effect on me. So much so that I will not even refer to you by name. The sterling work you had done in the past few weeks after your 'black period' of 'what do we call this and that?' could easily be undone if you continue to suck up to the 'Losties' with articles like this. I did in fact think this episode was pretty good initially. Not groundbreaking, but a slight improvement on last week. Again no questions answered (yes, I want them now) and an overly subdued performance by Saeed, but it did seem that the finale was beginning to take shape. Then along came your article; 'Isn't Sawyer great?', 'Isn't Miles great?', 'Wasn't Juliet hot?', 'Isn't Charlotte hot?'. Funny, when I read the comments section I start to wonder if the writers want to watch an episode of Lost or gaze at a poster of a shirtless Josh Holloway on their wall. For me the majority of lead characters, with all their flaws, are just as interesting except for Hurley, who although is worthwhile, only really brings insanity to the table and makes me wonder if we're going to be treated to a Reyes centric episode. Acting wise, Michael Emerson and Terry o'quinn have always stood heads and shoulders above the rest. But anyway , I digress. Having read your vomit inducing article, I began to re-evaluate what I had just watched. On the Island fake Locke sends Sawyer on Reconnaissance where the master conman gets played by one of Widmore's cronies with the worst acting skills ever. (hands up who didn't know she was a fake from the moment she first opened her mouth). Sawyer, who is apparently playing Widmore against fake Locke, has in fact pretty much told them both the truth. (How this is 'playing' then someone will have to enlighten me). Kate, big and bad enough to defend herself against big men over the last 6 years, is left powerless at the hands of little girl Claire (regardless of how feral she has become, I don't think she has been bestowed with super powers). And fake Locke slaps Claire. Hardly worthy of a few paragraphs, let alone a YouTube anthology. Meanwhile, fake Locke reveals he's the 'smoke thingy' for at least the fourth episode this season and the writers reveal - drum roll please - nothing new. Now off the Island was slightly more promising for once, and your first comment I would have to agree with. The powers that be at ABC must surely be thinking about making a pilot of 'Ford and Straume: LAPD' (well thats my idea but i'm sure you can come up with a whole article deducated to what to call this Lost spin-off). The the unreality sets in. Jodi Lyn O'Keefe playing what appears to be her same character from Prison Break for 2 minutes, but a much stupider versionfails to realise she hasn't actually done anything wrong apart from point a gun. It's her husband they're suppose to be after. Sawyer goes loopy because a gorgeous semi-naked woman finds a folder with a photo in his t-shirt drawer he told her to go into. Tiny Miles throws 6 foot something Sawyer around in the locker room and gets upset that Sawyer went to Australia and not Palm Springs. And in the biggest anti-climax ever, the mysterious hooded criminal trying to evade police capture is unmasked as.......Kate, who we all know is a criminal trying to evade police capture. It was all so farfetched and/or ridiculous it made me remember that ABC is owned by Disney. By the way, I know the majority won't agree with me here, but I believe Jack HAS to be our hero. It was set up that way from the beginning. I don't understand why he's so disliked. He along with Hurley have been the most moral of all the characters. A good leader, willing to stand up to keep everyone safe. Unfortunately his inner turmoil and daddy issues have made him a bit boring at times. Richard Alpert? No theories. I'll just prepare myself for a disappointing explanation if it continues like this. at least that way by the end I will be happy with a less than brilliant finale. Homework this week: Don't be such a suck up.
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Mar 18, 2010
i'm interested in seeing what this episode is like. i do not expect a flash sideways, but a good-old flashback. lots of people think richard was a slave on the black rock, but i'm leaning towards him being part of the crew, maybe the first mate who succeeds the captain once the land on the island.
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Mar 18, 2010
It's all kinds of awesome when they put a character in a situation where his best (or worst) qualities can shine. In this instance we get to see Sawyer doing what he does best - con. I was waiting for him to find some sort of angle that would benefit him in some way and looks like he has, he doesn't care about the island, about the war, about Smocke, Widmore, mysteries; all he cares about is getting off the damn island. Now instead of "Every man for himself" he's also started including his friends in his schemes. I'm personally enjoying the direction they're heading with Sawyer, he's still the same old con-man yet there is something inside of him that also cares about a few select others. I'm not entirely sure they're gonna fall for his scheme, after all Smocke did say that Sawyer was the best liar he ever saw. I doubt he's placing all his trust in him. Very excited to see the next week's episode. Perhaps we'll learn about the limits of Jacob's power and his need to recruit others to assist him. And I'm also hoping we'll see why Richard (doubt that's his real name) was chosen to be the one to assist Jacob and what was he promised in return for all the help. I sort of think Richard was in very bad shape when Jacob presented his offer to him, perhaps he was desperate enough to accept or perhaps he was manipulated and lied to in order to accept. He's got to be the most faithful, determined guy if he's spent so many years in service of a man without actually knowing the entire story. I'm thinking it was something similar to Dogen's situation, who accepted Jacob's offer to rescue his son. Also, I'm hoping we will find out some things we didn't know about Jacob, Smocke and Richard that would shed some light on their background.
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Mar 18, 2010
I don't understand how you can like Sawyer's character more after his transformation but not like Ben after his. If you remember, Sawyer's change from con man to leader happened in one episode, too: LaFleur. Was it the linear way Ben's change was revealed, instead of the broken-up narrative of LaFleur? Sounds like you just want the characters to be how you want them to be, rather than appreciating their separate journeys and learning from them.
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Mar 18, 2010
this episode was good, but the best sawyer part this season was when he was getting drunk off dharma liquor listening to search and destroy by the stooges...then flocke comes to the rescue
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Mar 18, 2010
I SAY Rescue!
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Mar 18, 2010
Strange, I never thought that the flashes were all different timelines. I figured they were all just from the same alternate reality. You should have noticed that from the first two at least.

Anyway, I definitely loved this episode. I've missed Sawyer and I love Flocke and this episode had plenty of both.
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Mar 18, 2010
@oregon2010 Terry O'Quinn in shape? His man-boobs were sooooo distracting!
Exactly! His view was so annoying..
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Mar 18, 2010
i think the black around his eyes are for lack of sleep id think living for eternity would have insomnia as a side effect
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Mar 18, 2010
Oh, and I think Richard was a pirate who was captured. Because that would totally explain the black eyeliner!
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Mar 18, 2010
Terry O'Quinn in shape? His man-boobs were sooooo distracting!
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Mar 18, 2010
wtf?seriousely WTF? i was not really offended bye this season lack of answers but now ..... this is something else RE-con about that when did sawyer become a cop???? does anyone else remember when he used to con that was part of " the job" how can they spin this story how sawyer a cop??? it is insulting is this another timeline where oceanic didn't crash or is this some stupid version of what sawyers life could look if he was good and stuff? not to mention miles how did the guy who spent the least amount of time on the island, a guy not affected by the return of oceanic go from ghost whisperer to LAPD in 4 years linus as a history professor could have barley rolled but this this dose not make sense... sorry for the misspells if any
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Mar 18, 2010
One of the most infuriating mysteries will probably never be answered is, why were the others always so mean throughout the series. I have never seen anything that explains this unnecessary behavior. It would have been okay if they were just protective of themselves, but they did mean and hateful things and I always thought there must be a good reason for this, but now I don't think so. I think that's just something that will fall by the wayside and be LOST...
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Mar 18, 2010
I want a spin-off with Sawyer and Miles as cops.
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Mar 18, 2010
it-s RECON because he is doing RECON duty for faux-locke. Smokie even says "RECON"
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Mar 18, 2010
I think Sawyer has been my favorite character since season 4 or 5 when he actually started to step up and be a leader. It was always fun to watch him be a bad a$$, but when he stopped being just a jerk and started making stuff happen he became my favorite on-island character. His back-story is not my favorite, but I too enjoyed his flash-sideways. Also, @HatesBadTV, Sawyer was not on duty and he had possibly just killed a dude in Australia, so he probably was not looking to draw attention to himself.
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Mar 18, 2010
only reason i keep watching this show is because of sawyer. i really loved him in the first two seasons and i always used to say the moment they kill sawyer Lost is over for me. i love every sawyer episode and last nite's was no exception. i cant wait to see what hes up to.
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Mar 18, 2010
I thought this was a good episode. Sawyer - the ultimate conman - playing Charles Widmore and Fake Locke. The sideways story was fun to watch since Sawyer and Miles were partners. Sawyer as a cop. Who would have thought? His reason for becoming a cop was pretty simple: he knew he would either be a cop or criminal, so he chose cop. On the Island and in the sideways time, Sawyer has the capability to be good and bad; it seems that way for the other characters also, all depending on their situation. I am looking forward to Richard's episode next week - to see his first encounter with Jacob and the bad guy, why Jacob chose him to be an advisor to the Island, and what happened to make Richard describe the bad guy as "evil incarnate."
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Mar 18, 2010
I can't wait to see next week's episode, where we find out the truth about Eyeliner Guy! Hoooooray. I want to know why he got the fountain of youth. I loved yesterday's episode, I'm a Sawyer gal and I would definitely watch a cop show with Sawyer and Miles.
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Mar 18, 2010
It was an OK episode. Nothing major revealed but it had its moments (My personal favorite was when Locke-a-like biach-slap Claire LOL) and now we know that a battle between 2 groups (at least 2 cuz there's still the other group of people that are on the beach y'know jack, hurley, sun, etc) and from that epic battle (hopefully it WILL BE EPIC) the new keeper of the island will emerge!. As far as the Richard story goes I think he was probably dying of something when he came on the Black Rock (most likely as a slave taking under consideration the comments on the first episode "good to see you out of those chains" or something like that) and to save him Jacob touched him and now he doesn't age. He'll probably die though, he'll probably find a way before the show ends.

p.s: really? you censored biach-slap LOL that was funny of you tv.com LOL

peace out!
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Mar 18, 2010
I used to have high hopes for Richards back story, but over the course of the show I started to think we had already seen(or discovered on our own) what he was all about. We don't know specifics, but I think it's safe to assume he came on the Black Rock, whether he was a slave or a worker remains to be seen, but I believe a slave after the way he looked at the shackles during last weeks episode. Other than a few minor things here and there I've gotten it into my head that his inevitable flashback episode wasn't going to reveal much, because it really doesn't need to. Maybe he's simply just some random slave from some random ship that Jacob brought to the island. And Jacob randomly picked him to be his second in command because they were good buds. Lets hope I'm wrong and next week blows all the Ben and Locke episodes out of the water.
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Mar 18, 2010
LOST and only LOST !!
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Mar 18, 2010
so if Sawyers a cop why didn't he capture Kate at the airport in "What Kate Does"? It seems that they're just reaching. They said they always had an ending, it just seems that they LOST (I know lame pun) the way to get there. I hope I'm wrong
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Mar 18, 2010
this was weird, sawyer has been gone for 3 episodes and now all of a sudden hey!! he's back. nothing is flowing nothing is meshing, its taking too long for everything to come together. There is soo much mystery they arent going to have enough time to answer all the questions the writers will most definitely leave a lot of question unanswered .
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Mar 18, 2010
Nice article, I've managed to approach it in a similar way and this series is working for me. I have faith that the end will be epic.
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Mar 18, 2010
sawyer's side flashes were very boring. i prefer jack as a savior than sawyer and he is not really that interesting!
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Mar 18, 2010
Hah, yeah. I did post a lot last time. I don't [i]think[/i] I'll post as much this week, but we'll see. :P Anyway... This one wasn't the strongest thematically, so it didn't stand out quite as much to me, but it made up for it in other ways. I really liked seeing Sawyer's role in the on-island story, and thought that it was great that he didn't care about the war one way or the other. The island is a big part of why he's so miserable right now, and he has grown tired of it all now, so it makes sense that he wouldn't care about the war, and only care about the best way to assure he can leave. I also think that pitting Widmore against the smoke monster was a great new addition to the whole war element of the season. Can't wait to see how their confrontation plays out. As for the Kate/Claire element, I've seen people say it was rushed, and I can definitely see where they are coming from, but at the same time, I loved how it played out. I enjoyed the scene where Kate was talking to "Locke" and he tells her about his mother. I don't agree with the theory some peopl have that the smoke monster is really Aaron, but I do think this is a very important reveal, and could be hinting at Aaron's role in the show and why the smoke monster seems to want him off the island. I also thought it was interesting just how fast Claire could go from one emotion to the other, showing off just how unstable she is right now. As for the parallel universe timeline, it wasn't my favorite (but then again, I've pretty much liked every parllel timeline story a lot more the second time around, especially starting with "Lighthouse"), but I thought it was very interesting in its own way. I liked just how different, and yet how similar his story was in that timeline. One thing that seems odd to me after seeing that is how Anthony Cooper was still responsible for Sawyer's parents' deaths, but according to "The Substitute," Locke still has a solid relationship with his father. I'd like to see some kind of explanation of this in the future. Anyway, I'm glad to see you're enjoying the show for what it is. I can understand the desire to learn all the answers, especially this late in the series, but I've just been in it for the journey. And IMO, while some episodes ("What Kate Does") aren't as good as others, I've just felt that this season has been great so far, and I've even enjoyed its weakest episodes. I feel like, if they're planning to get into this big "war," and delve deeper into the series' mysteries, it risks losing a big part of what makes Lost so great for me, the characters. But I think that the slowdown at the beginning of the season has been a great way to make sure that doesn't happen. Again, I can see the complaints against it, and those people are entitled to their opinions, but at the same time, it's great to see that at least one more Lost fan has been able to see it for what it is, instead of what it isn't. Hopefully for your sake that doesn't change, because I can understand how much it would stink to end up being turned off of one of your favorite shows right towards the end of it. But on another subject, I can't wait for next week's episode. Could be the turning point of the season, where things really start to pick up.
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Mar 18, 2010
Liked that episode it suck me in it I could not look away.
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Mar 18, 2010
I think 'What if-flash' is a better term
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Mar 18, 2010
My theory about Richie Rich: Came in the black rock as a slave, met Jacob- who touched him in a non pervy way- suddenly he doesn't age, became VP of the island, and puts on eyeliner . Wasn't that all mentioned? Whats more interesting to me ( something you guys never talked about ) is that the candidates were all touched by Jacob..... can't they Kill themselves? Age?? The reason the dynamite didn't explode when Jack & Alpert were in the black rock.... because jack too can't kill himself? What does this all mean.... well we have 8 episodes till the finale to find out.
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Mar 18, 2010
After loosing his daughter and his God (Jacob), Ben had to become a very different person. I know, enough about Ben.
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Mar 18, 2010
And LOL with the Dave Chappelle/Rick James comparison
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Mar 18, 2010
For me it's close but Sawyer is definitely bearing down on Locke as my favorite character as of this season.
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