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16 March 2010 @ 11:46 pm
LOST: Season 6, Episode 8 "Recon"  


This episode; Sawyer, here and sideways. And maybe even Charles Widmore. In a submarine!

Interesting point: "recon" could mean "reconnaissance", or "recon" could mean "re-con" as in "to con again".

So Sawyer has been hanging at Claire's hut since he and Locke were in the cave. And now he tells Jin he's "with" Locke.

Sideways Sayer is still a conman, but now the mark is on to him. But now he's a cop. That's certainly a twist on the Sawyer we thought we knew But he's still working with Miles.

Seems like the ex-temple people don't know that Locke is the Black Smoke.

Sideways Anthony Cooper! Wasn't that Locke's dad? I wonder if in the Sideways world, Sawyer's parents were still killed because of the con man. Might the date that Miles brings along be someone we know? (works at a museum). My guess is Juliet, or Ana Lucia.

"It's either kill or be killed" - that's *such* Smoke Monster logic.

Smokey needs a plane to get off the island? That's rather interesting. I thought all the Ajira people came over to the main LOST island. So who might Sawyer see over there? Perhaps Charles Widmore and his people? And is that to whom Smokey was referring when he said "do us harm"?

I'm wrong. It's Charlotte. I should have guessed, from museum.

And yes, his parents were killed in Sideways Timeline too.

Sayid is not okay. Claire wants Kate dead.

I'm not sure what Sawyer's noticing here - a path. That leads to a bunch of dead bodies. Is that the leftover Ajira survivors? Apparently so.

I thought I recognized that guy - he's Charlie's brother (in Sideways world). I wonder if Miles can talk to the dead in the Sideways world too.

So what killed the Ajira people? Smokey? Widmore? My guess is Widmore.

I wonder if Smokey's "touch" is like Jacob's "touch"

There's something creepy about the one Ajira survivor. And indeed, there was. But is it Ilana's team or Widmore's? Wheels turn within wheels.

Here comes Smokey's attempt to recruit Kate, by trying to identify with her. This "mother" story is rather odd, I wonder to what it refers.

Yup, Widmore and the sub!

A beer, a TV dinner, and Little House on the Prairie. Such is Sideways Sawyer's life. No Charlotte for him.

Ah, Charles Widmore. I realized that Sawyer has never met Charles Widmore. Good that they're getting things out in the open and that there's a complete presence of non-trust trust.

Sawyer is playing everyone against everyone. They were setting up pylons to control Smokey, and the locked closet is most certainly a Smokey-killer? (Tasmanian Devil, perhaps)

Is the Anthony Cooper that Sideways Sawyer is looking for still Locke's dad? Most certainly the car driver is Kate. And it is. Which casts a new light on the "Sideways Sawyer lets Kate in handcuffs get away" scene from the airport.

So Sawyer's plan is to take the sub. But what about Miles, and Sun and Jin and Jack and everyone else? It's everyone for themselves.

This one is all about trust, and loyalty. Who can you trust? Who can you be loyal to? Something that is always a question as far as Sawyer is concerned.

Summary: An interesting episode, not so much for the Sideways scenes but for what it brought forward in the Plane Crash Timeline. Things are being set in motion between Widmore and Locke and other will be trying to take advantage of the situation to get what they want.

Next Week: Richard! That should be (hopefully will be) interesting and revealing.
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(Anonymous) on March 17th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
sub class is easy!
Yeah, I'm sure driving a sub is *way* easier than drivin' a plane. Hey, we're not up in the air, what could go wrong??? I guess you can put a gun to the head of the cap'n.

This episode seemed really disjointed. My TiVo cut off the previouslies; did we see Sawyer hook up with Jin in an earlier episode? I sure don't remember that. Seems like he just showed up at Claire's camp off-camera. Also, did Jin just disappear after the first scene or what? Very strange that Kate did not talk to him.

Do Sawyer and Kate have a relationship in sideways world other than the elevator meeting? He's got a great memory if they don't.

Liked the symbolism with Sawyer smashing the mirror.

Looking forward to the meeting of Smokey and Widmore. I expect Ben to take on some sort of Obi-wan sacrifice-for-the-greater-good role at the end.
(Anonymous) on March 17th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: sub class is easy!
Oops, forgot to sign my post. --sprk
(Anonymous) on March 17th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Re: sub class is easy!
Oh, and one more thing, I need to find someplace to use my new fave catch phrase, "We ain't taking the plane, Freckles, we're taking the sub." That line, coupled with the dramatic music, made me laugh out loud.

If Ben makes his sacrifice at the end as I predict will it be like Ben/Obi-wan's death scene in Star Wars, and will Hurley yell out "BEN!!!!" a la Luke Skywalker?
jeffsoesbe: lost lockejeffsoesbe on March 18th, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
Re: sub class is easy!
Sometimes they go a bit too far with the "smoldering look from Sawyer, dramatic music in the background" bit and it does indeed get too corny.

Driving a sub. How hard can it be? Keep it on the surface and point it towards Australia. Or Hawaii. Remember they were *in* a sub once back in 1977, and are fast learners.

Nope, no previous Sawyer/Jin scene. One must assume that Sawyer followed SmokeyLocke back from the cave to Claire's hut. And, yup, Jin went background after that first scene. But hey, it *was* Sawyer's episode.

That Sawyer/Jin "hook up" though, I think that was in your latest LOST slash fanfic. Best keep that to yourself.

Sawyer saw Kate on the plane, where she was in cuffs and in the company of a marshal. Then he saw her in the elevator in LAX after she escaped the marshal, cuffs hidden by a jacket, and he shielded her from airport security when getting off the elevator. I'm sure he remembers her - he likes those bad girls.

Smokey v Widmore - that will be fun. Maybe that's what closes out the "second act" of Season Three. The "first act" being closed by the attack at the Temple.

I say it's geting good - can't wait to see what's next!

Dude, just get yourself an LJ and start blogging. It's fun!