L O S T: “The Last Recruit” Discussion Thread

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  1. The Light Between Says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. So interested to read people’s thoughts on this one. A thought occurred to me — Jack’s son/ black-haired boy/MIB. His cousin, Aaron/ blonde-haired boy/Jacob. Maybe the sideways reality is going to give birth to the later one in some sort of cycle that keeps going around and around. That has been my hope since before the season began, that somehow they would make the end turn out to be the beginning again….

  2. wilson8or Says:

    This episode seemed to me like the writers realized “oh crap, we only have a few episodes left!” It was VERY rushed. That being said, it had a lot of information, and I loved it!

    With one exception: The “Sun doesn’t speak English” storyline” was possibly the dumbest plot device on Lost EVER. What was the purpose? And now she’s ok, because she has her lover back? Sheesh.

  3. wilson8or Says:

    PS: Sun or Jin or both are clearly on the deathwatch list

  4. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I’m definitely going to need to rewatch this one. I was still geeked from 3D and stayed up past 1am watching it but I know there are some things I missed. Definitely an episode packed with a ton of stuff.

  5. cwc Says:

    Definitely feels like they are rushing to the end. But it is great and there are only four? eps left. Lots of stuff to tie up.

    Locke picked jack up just as jack picked locke up in previous seasons. Think Jack’s legs will not work? He also had blood on his neck like in the plane.

    Juliet will be Sun’s OB and David’s mother.

    Hurley and Sawyer had some great lines this ep. Several laugh out load moments. Especially Annakin from the dark side and chesty Lapidus.

  6. cwc Says:

    It also appears that Sayid and Claire are both losing some of their craziness. Don’t think he killed Des. Maybe even helped him out?

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I liked the Burt Reynolds reference too. Witty Sawyer episode for sure

    I wonder: Did Desmond just “wake” Sayid up in the original timeline with his questions? What are we to surmise from that whole thing??

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    Sayid and Claire both got their souls back by making free-will choices to NOT do what the MiB was telling them to.

    A good, very plot-oriented episode that functioned to draw the characters together in both timelines. In each world, all the characters are now clustered in two locations – except Desmond, in both places. On the island, there’s the Locke group and the Hydra Island group. In alt-world, everyone is either at the cop shop or the hospital.

    After spending several eps on character and world-mythology stuff they needed to have an ep that moved the plot forward and set up the final arc. Now when sweeps hit in 2 weeks they can just charge through the climax. That should be the last real “set-up” episode I bet.

    Where is Miles, in the Island timeline, right now? We couldn’t remember.

    Agree the “Sun loses voice” soap opera gimmick was super lame, but whatevs.

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    it was a little unfortunate that after being The Man recently, Hurley faded back, but that was just to let Jack shine a little I think. I hope the resolution features Hurley in a prominent role.

  10. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Although Alt Hurley and Libby are at the mental hospital, no?

    Is Miles dead on the Island? i can’t remember either.

  11. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Unless, of course, the mental hospital is connected to jack’s hospital.

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    @Mr. C
    Miles and Ben went with Richard to the Dharma/others compound to get more explosive materials

  13. Wilson8or Says:

    @Mr. C: Yes. After further review, the lamest plot device in Lost has got to be Nikki and Paulo by a long shot!

  14. cwc Says:

    Not that it helps explain it or make it any better, I read on another blog that Sun losing her voice was again tied to some biblical story. John the babtist was born to a barren mother, Elizabeth. His father did not believe and was struck mute until he was born. After he was born and faith restored, he wrote on a tablet that his name was john.

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    Last night was a BEAST…..Locke and Jack together forever on the island?

  16. Lycanthropist Says:

    Mr. P

    Last we saw Hurley and Libby was at the beach.

    I am still undecided if I liked this episode or not. I definitely saw its necessity, but

    how many times must we sit through the, “We are not supposed to leave” speech. I realize that Jack being the one saying it this time has greater weight.. but really I thought we got past all this last season.

    Small complaint, just sayin.

    I got to say that David (Jacks son) surely seemed to have something goin on with him. He creeped me out to the point where I thought he might even be the MiB himself for second. I realize this is ridiculous, but just sayin that kid has some dark deep eyes.

  17. Lycanthropist Says:

    Nikki and Paulo actually resolved into one of my favorite episodes…

    Yeah they sucked leading up to that.. but Expose’ was so heavy with Edgar Allen Poe like touches that it I really enjoyed that episode.

    But I for one think there is more to the voice thing than we have seen.

    I don’t think its any coincidence that Sun regained her voice after having a near death experience in the ALT reality….

  18. Lycanthropist Says:

    And Zoe just doesnt work for me at all

    Is she a geophysicist? a terrorist? a Tina Fey Look-a-like dropout?

  19. Wilson8or Says:

    @Lycan: Definitely a Tina Fey look-a-like! Also, Miles is with Ben and Alpert. They’re heading to Hydra. I think Miles will be the one shot in the scooner, from Last years’ time skipping

  20. Snigglebeach Says:

    I felt this was the most forgettable show of the season. Total setup episode.

    Until the very end, nothing important happened, if u had missed the episode, i could just sum it up with, Sawyer Mutinee, and somehow Jack And Flocke are alone together.

    If anything i was a bit disappointed with all the opportunities to shock us were lost. First i thought Claire was gonna shoot Jack, then later thought she was gonna shoot Kate. And the fact that Sun and baby are ok, also seems a bit to polite.

    Was anyone else staring at Jacks phone when Davids mother called, wanted to see a name on his display.

    I guess after 2 straight nere epic episodes, we were due for setup.

  21. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^ come on! Rambo is at the video store of you want to rent it 😉

  22. Aquaman Says:

    I certainly have no idea what to make of any of this.

    It’s like I know everything that’s going on, yet still feel like I am losing site of something obvious and right in front of me.

    BTW, where the heck was sideways Hume after Claire went into the lawyers office? Was / is he supposed to a new Jacob style mainland character, steering the lives of all islanders on the mainland?

    Again cornfused…..

    @Mr. Completely – for some reason I am just now noticing you new avatar. Did I kill your father and should I prepare for something?

    -Aqua-

  23. Lycanthropist Says:

    I thought the first 5 minutes of the episode were the best part of it.

  24. darkstarblaze Says:

    I thought it was a real good episode. Who is Jack’s son’s mother? It has to be Juliette. She is one of the only main characters that has not showed up in Alt-universe.
    I thought Claire and Sayeed were lost, but I guess they still have the power to make good choices and save themselves. Desmonds question to Sayeed was priceless. In the end is it good vs evil or free will vs destiny. Can’t wait to see how it wraps up. I will be pissed if they end without answering main questions.

  25. Lycanthropist Says:

    well what main questions are left?

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