Aug 5, 2009

Lost Rewatch: Week 10

I have to admit. The real world has caught up to me, and I'm way behind on the Rewatch. But have no fear, I'll still preview the next batch of episodes each week (maybe not with as much depth and detail as in the past posts), but I still enjoy going back and looking at these old episodes. I do plan to watch all 5 seasons before the final season too, but I just haven't been able to keep up with the Rewatch schedule.

The Hunting Party (Zap2It Recap)
  • LongLiveLocke's orignial recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Jack and his need to always fix things. This is when his marriage to Sarah comes to an end.
  • The "hunting party" of Jack, Sawyer and Locke go out to find Michael, who left again to find Walt and they are instead confronted by The Others. We are reintroduced to Zeke, aka Tom/Mr. Friendly.
  • The Others give the survivors a line that they can't cross. This is similar to the arrangement DHARMA had with the Others in the 1970s (season 5).
  • We also get our first Geronimo Jackson sighting, setting up future Easter Eggs.
Fire + Water (Zap2It Recap)
  • LongLiveLocke's orignial recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Charlie and the falling apart of Driveshaft due to his brother's drug use.
  • Charlie has some weird dreams about saving Aaron. Religious overtones and the crashing beachcraft gave fans lots to discuss.
  • Hurley thinks he knows Libby from somewhere. Yes, Hurley you do, but fans will continue to grumble even though showing Libby's full-backstory now doesn't really fit in with where the show has gone.
  • Charlie tries to baptize Aaron himself, but setting a fire as distraction and stealing him is not the way to go. That earns him a few punches to the face by Locke.
The Long Con (Zap2It Recap)
  • LongLiveLocke's orignial recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Sawyer, the former con man, and a long con he played on Cassidy. Yep, the same Cassidy who later became friends with Kate.
  • In the diner, Sawyer's waitress is Kate's mom.
  • Sawyer, along with Charlie's help, pulls a long con on the camp. They fake attack Sun and force Locke to hide the guns. Sawyer ends up with them and gives his "new sheriff in town" speech.
  • Hurley and Sayid pick up a transmission of Glenn Miller's "Moonlight Serenade." Sayid says the transmission could be coming from anywhere and Hurley replies, "or anytime...just kidding dude." A subtle way for the writers to hint at time travel?
One of Them (Zap2It Recap)
  • LongLiveLocke's orignial recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Sayid's time in the Republican Guard and when he was trained to be a torturer by the Americans, mainly Kelvin Joe Inman. Who's Kelvin Inman? Maybe you should ask Desmond or Radzinsky.
  • One of the American soldiers in Iraq was Kate's father, Sgt. Austen.
  • Rousseau has captured "one of them." Turns out its only Henry Gale. Not that Henry Gale, this one will become known as Benry and later just Ben ... and Lost was changed forever for the better. We get Benry and Locke meeting for the first time and seeing it again now will give you goose bumps knowing everything that's going to take place between those two.
  • The question still remains, why did Ben let them catch him? What was he doing at the time? Was this all part of his plan to get Jack to operate on him?
  • Also, now that we know that it was Ben who stole Alex, did Rousseau recognize him? It's been 16 years, but still, she should remember the man who stole her baby.
  • This episode gives the first big tease about what will happen if the button isn't pushed. Hieroglyphics appear on the countdown clock just before it resets. I remember at the time how frustrating it was wanting to see what would happen.

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