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Lost Episode: "Everybody Loves Hugo"

Season 6, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: On the island, Sayid brings Desmond to the Locke monster's camp; and Ilana plans a Hydra Island raid, but before they set out, Michael (Harold Perrineau) appears in a vision to Hurley. "I'm here to stop you from getting everyone killed," Michael says. In L.A., mental patient Libby (Cynthia Watros) introduces herself to fast-food magnate Hugo Reyes, and tells him that they had met before. Later, Hugo gets romantic advice from fellow Oceanic 815 passenger Desmond.
Original Air Date: Apr 13, 2010
Guest Cast Jesse Smith: Waiter Bruce Davison: Dr. Douglas Brooks Francois Chau: Pierre Chang Samm Levine: Clerk Kenton Duty: Teenage Boy
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Season 6, Episode 12
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Aired: 4/13/2010
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Lost Episode Recap: "The Last Recruit" Season 6, Episode 12

Tonight we saw what happened after Hurley and his merry men arrived at UnLocke's camp. There were two emotional reunions (three if you count the sideways). In the post-815 world, our characters began to cluster around two hubs: the hospital and the police station. And we meet the last recruit in the episode's title. His or her identity is fuzzy at the moment. Is it Jack? Or Claire? Or maybe it's Lapidus, who's still tagging along without much explanation for his usefulness. Did we get it tonight? Read on to find out...

JACK and UNLOCKE

Why does the Man in Black assume the form of John Locke? Well, he tells Jack pretty plainly and on this fact, at least, it seems we can believe him. He says he can only look like dead people, say, Christian Shephard, whose form he admits having assumed on Jack's third day on the island. UnLocke says now that Jacob is dead, they can get on a plane and fly home whenever they'd like. I find this hard to believe.

In this scene, unwitting siblings Jack and Claire exchange words in which they, for the first time, I believe, acknowledge that they're related. They also have a chuckle about how that kooky Locke likes to impersonate their dead father.

SAWYER'S PLAN

Sawyer tells Hurley, Sun, Lapidus, and Jack about his plan to bail on UnLocke, who wants to get everyone together on that Ajira jet and fly off the island. Instead, he wants to head over to Hydra Island and hitch a ride on Widmore's sub, per their earlier deal. Interestingly, Sawyer is in charge of the passenger list, which pointedly does not include Sayid and Claire, who, he says, have gone over to the dark side.

The plan works for the most part. They quartet is able to break away from UnLocke's group unnoticed, or at least almost unnoticed, since Claire follows them to the sailboat on which they're escaping. Kate's maternal instincts — her original reason for returning to the island was to reunite Claire and Aaron — kick in and she invites Claire to join them.

Which is nice, and for a moment we're treated to a deep-breath sailing scene. But then Jack has second thoughts. He doesn't think they're meant to leave the island after all, and after a heated discussion with Sawyer, he plunges overboard and returns to the island, where he is greeted by UnLocke, who's pleased to have him back.

Once over on Hydra Island, we finally get our Sun-Jin reunion, which prompts Sun's English-language skills to return. It's nice, but not nearly as emotional as I would have expected.

Mostly, that's because Widmore's people aren't exactly happy to see Sawyer & Co. As Zoe puts it, "the deal is off." Whatever that means. She then unleashes hell in the form of a missile that lands on the beach over on the main island, narrowly missing Jack and UnLocke.

POST-815

Anyone else notice how the sideways action is converging on two locations: the hospital where Jack works and the police station where Sawyer and Miles work? Jin, Sun, Ben, Jack and Locke were all at the hospital this week, Kate, Sayid and Claire were all there, but left. Both Kate and Sayid instead made their way to the precincthouse this week. What do we know about the division of those two groups?

AT THE HOSPITAL

In the emergency bay of the hospital, Sun (who's been shot) and Locke (who's been hit by Desmond's car) are wheeled in side-by-side on gurneys and Sun is shouting, "It's him; it's him!" as if she recognizes Locke. But we move on from that, and quickly learn that Sun and the baby are going to be OK. Locke, on the other hand, will have that consultation with Jack after all, as he's wheeled into his operating room for spinal surgery.

AT THE POLICE STATION

 Sawyer is questioning Kate at the police station after they coincidentally crash into each other with their cars. She remembers seeing him at LAX, but he says he doesn't remember that she was wearing handcuffs at the time. She thinks he doesn't want anyone to know he went to Australia, and for now we have to assume she's right.

CLAIRE and DESMOND

As luck would have it, Claire is next on Desmond's bucket list, and he bumps into her in the same building where Jack and David are going to hear Christian's will read. In fact, Ilana is Christian's attorney, and she was in the process of trying to find Claire. The siblings reunite again in Ilana's office, but before things can get too interesting, Jack is called back to the hospital for the aforementioned emergency surgery.

SAYID and DESMOND

UnLocke orders Sayid to shoot Desmond, who is trapped at the bottom of a well. It appears that Desmond convinces him otherwise by reminding him of his dead love, Nadia, and how their life together will be compromised by his misdeeds -- which we then see in the sideways world when Sawyer and Miles arrest Sayid, presumably for killing Bakunin and Keamy.

What did you think of "The Last Recruit"? And who do you think it is? To be honest, there were so many separate narratives in this episode it's kind of hard to connect the dots at this point. Maybe we'll get more answers in two weeks, when we see the episode titled "The Candidate."

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Tonight we saw what happened after Hurley and his merry men arrived at UnLocke's camp. There were two emotional reunions (three if you count the sideways). In the post-815 world, our characters began to cluster around two hubs: the hospital and the police station. And we meet the last recruit in the episode's title. His or her identity is fuzzy at the moment. Is it Jack? Or Claire? Or maybe it's Lapidus, who's still tagging along without much explanation for his usefulness. Did we get it tonight? Read on to find out...

JACK and UNLOCKE

Why does the Man in Black assume the form of John Locke? Well, he tells Jack pretty plainly and on this fact, at least, it seems we can believe him. He says he can only look like dead people, say, Christian Shephard, whose form he admits having assumed on Jack's third day on the island. UnLocke says now that Jacob is dead, they can get on a plane and fly home whenever they'd like. I find this hard to believe.

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