Sunday, April 25, 2010

LOST 6X13 (The Last Recruit)

Time for my thoughts on this week's episode. There are numerous sites that do recaps so I'm not going to necessarily do that, but I am going to share my thoughts on what happened.

The icon paintings in my LOST posts for this season were painted by Scott Erickson of The Transpire Project for Chris Seay's book The Gospel According to LOST.


Season 6, Episode 13 - The Last Recruit
~I was pretty let down by this episode. In my opinion, only the last 5 minutes were helpful. Oh well, you can't have a winner every week!
~So we finally know for sure how these apparent dead people are showing back up on the island. I figured it had something to do with the smoke monster, but it's nice to have that confirmation.
~Interesting quote from Claire when talking to Jack, "you decided the moment you let him talk to you just like the rest of us, whether you like it or not, you’re with him now". Not sure if I'm sold on that though. More comment to come in a few.
~Very cool for Jack & Claire to find each other in the flash sideways. All these connections from the island that are showing up in the flash sideways lead me to believe that they all have an important part to play in each other's lives, island or no island.
~The exchange between Desmond & Sayid at the well was interesting as well. As messed up as Sayid appears to be, I know Desmond's question, "this woman when she asks you what you did to be with her again, what will you tell her", got to him.
~Jack's logic in his discussion with Sawyer has me confused. "I remember how I felt last time I left, like a part of me was missing, we were brought here because we’re supposed to do something, if that thing wants us to leave, maybe it’s afraid of what happens if we stay." He is searching so hard for something to believe in. I bet he's really missing Locke, the real John, at this point.
~Although I was thrilled for Sun & Jin to find each other again, I missed the traditional slow motion, run on the beach, dramatic music type scene.
~OK, back to what I was talking about before. Not John says, "Jack, are you alright, don’t worry, it’s going to be ok, you’re with me now!" I think it's got to be about more than just letting Not John speak to him, Jack. It has be a conscious decision. I just don't buy this.
~That's all for this week. Can't wait for the next new episode, actually kind of relieved not to have one this coming week since I'm on call again! I'd love to hear your thoughts & theories on anything I've written about or something you think I might have missed.

There's my thoughts for what it's worth. Tune in Tuesday for LOST 6X14 "The Candidate".

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