[Needless to say, SPOILER ALERT! Don't read any further if you haven't finished watching all 4,815 minutes of the Lost series finale. Because we're going there.]
In the Lost series finale, we learned what happened when Oceanic 815 crashed, what the sideways timeline really was, and what's the next step for our beloved Lostaways.
Namaste, y'all! We've finally arrived. Can you believe it? Bear with me, I'm not real great at writing economically about a one-hour episode of the show; this is going to be a long one.
On Thursday's episode of Lost, two surprising deaths let us know that the end is nigh. Jacob finds his replacement, a very familiar Ben chooses to betray the other castaways and Locke has a new plan for escaping the island. Meanwhile, in the sideways universe, Desmond has some success in gathering his former flightmates for his mission, Locke makes a life-changing decision and Ben discovers true love.
JACK AND LOCKE
Jack spies a bleeding cut on his neck again, and I think you all know by now what I think that's all about. In the end, we'll see Island Jack get that cut on the island just before his island and sideways existences merge. Don't ask me how they merge, but watch for the cut.
Jack sits down to a family breakfast with David and Claire. David exposits that "Mom" will be at the concert that night — any guesses? My money is still on Juliet. Jack gets a call from Oceanic Air saying that they've found his dad's coffin, but it's actually Desmond on the other line. I guess Jack is next on his list, but as we'll see, Des has some other stuff to take care of first.
Tuesday's episode of Lost answered a lot of questions, but ultimately felt like a padded hour, an unnecessary detour from the action this late in the game. "Across the Sea" fills in the backstory of Jacob and the Man in Black, and how their relationship with a third person has shaped their island existence. It's a rhetorically rigorous journey, what with so many things having been said rather than done. Let's see what we learned.
In this confusing, heartbreaking hour of Lost, three original castaways died at the hands of an increasingly menacing Man in Black. Jack made the decision to stay on the island. In the sideways, Jack wanted to save a deeply damaged Locke, but failed to convince him to have spinal surgery.
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.
On Tuesday's episode of Lost, Hurley has a job to do — what exactly is unclear. It's hard not to trust that he's in the right though, because as the episode title says, everybody loves Hugo. Let us watch, then, as Hurley, with the help of a dead Michael and a sideways Libby, sets his course, answers one of the island's biggest mysteries, confronts UnLocke and generally gets his groove back.
On Tuesday's episode of Lost, Desmond goes slip-siding through the time-space continuum again, and his role in Widmore's endgame for the island becomes slightly clearer — but only slightly.
Why does Charles Widmore bring Desmond to the island?
Once Widmore fills him in on his current location — which, needless to say, he's not happy about — he very matter-of-factly tells Des that he needs...
On Tuesday's episode of Lost, Sun and Jin faced various obstacles on the island in their quest to be together -- in two universes.
I'm a passionate Lost fan who wants to find significance in every last detail. You, my readers, are no different, as I've learned by reading your insightful comments. But I'm going to try something a little different this week: Instead of recounting every last line of dialogue and plot twist, I'm going to raise five questions I think we should all be attempting to answer -- just to get the conversation started. That's all the help you'll need from me. Namaste!
On this week's Lost, we finally learn some of the island's secrets thanks to Richard Alpert, who's faced with a difficult choice. Among the revelations: where he came from, who he really is and how long he's been on the mysterious island, which means a lot more screen time for the original Man in Black (Titus Welliver) and Jacob (Mark Pellegrino). Another notable guest-star in this hour is Mirelly Taylor as Isabella, Richard's wife before he got to the island.
Hi, Natalie Abrams here! I'll be covering this mythos-heavy episode instead of regular Lost recapper, Mickey O'Connor, who is on vacation. There's a lot of ground to cover, so let's get started, shall we?
On Tuesday's Sawyer-centric episode of Lost, UnLocke is sending The Talented Mr. Ford on a mission. From what we've heard, it involves lots of dead bodies and the introduction of a new character — this late in the game? — named Zoe (Sheila Kelley). Other notable guest stars in this hour include: Rebecca Mader, who plays the doomed Charlotte; Neil Hopkins, who plays Charlie's brother Liam; and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (Prison Break), who plays another new character named Ava. An interesting mix, no?
I'll post a full recap later. In the meantime, please use this space to post your thoughts on "Recon."
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Season 6, Episode 6
On the island, Ilana learns that it was Ben who killed Jacob. And in L.A., Dr. Ben Linus, a high-school history teacher who wants to be principal, gets inadvertent help from his star student, Alex (Tania Raymonde), and assistance from science teacher Leslie Arzt (Daniel Roebuck) as well. Back on the island, Ilana tells Sun that she (or Jin) is among the six "candidates" to replace Jacob; and Richard Alpert has a request for Jack and Hurley. Widmore: Alan Dale. Principal: William Atherton.
Season 6, Episode 5
At the temple, Sayid confronts Dogen. Later, he confronts the Locke Monster as well. In L.A., Sayid visits Nadia (Andrea Gabriel) and his brother (Anthony Azizi). And in the jungle, the Locke Monster sends Claire on a mission to the temple. Her stipulation before she agrees: "I want my son back." Keamy: Kevin Durand.
At the temple, Hurley tries to persuade Jack to accompany him on an ill-defined mission at Jacob's behest. In L.A., Jack has difficulty communicating with his teenage son (Dylan Minnette). And in the jungle, Claire rescues Jin and tends to his wounds, but he sees a hardness in her he hadn't experienced before. Margo Shephard: Veronica Hamel.
On the island, the Locke Monster seeks out Sawyer to join him in his mission, while in L.A., Locke suffers a repercussion from his trip to Australia, but receives a helping hand from a familiar face. Helen: Katey Sagal.
Sawyer escapes from the temple and Kate leads a search party to find him, joined by Jin. Back at the temple, the captors "diagnose" Sayid ("There's a darkness growing in him," Jack is told). And in L.A,, Kate escapes from the airport after commandeering the taxi occupied by Claire. Aldo: Rob McElhenney. Dr. Goodspeed: William Mapother.
Season 6, Episode 1
The sixth and final season begins aboard Oceanic Flight 815, which encounters rough air on the way to LAX. In the jungle, meanwhile, the dust has cleared from the nuclear explosion. "You blew us right back where we started," Sawyer fumes to Jack, "only Juliet's dead." Then Kate hears something in the wreckage. Inside the Tarawet statue, Locke orders Ben to the beach, where he sees Locke's corpse. And back inside, there's something different about Locke.