This promo isn’t the best, but at least it doesn’t ruin anything.
On the official Lost Audio podcast, Damon and Carlton guaranteed that Charles Widmore is going to be in this episode, so maybe we will see where he is going. My guess is that he is going to the Hydra station to meet up with Locke and his recruits.
Darlton also say that this will be a Sawyer-centric episode.
So, on-island we should find out where Sawyer has been the last two episodes, hopefully. In the flash-sideways will probably deal with his con man career. Maybe he will try to con Hurley out of his money, like people have speculated after the scene when he talks to Hurley in the season premiere. But, my theory is that he will actually help save Hurley’s money somehow, because the losties in the off-island reality seem to make decisions similar to the way the on-island losties would now that they have experienced certain things on the island. Sorry, that was hard to say in a way that didn’t sound complicated.
Damon and Carlton hinted that this week’s title has a double meaning. One is a play on the word “con”, as in re-con or to con again. So, perhaps Sawyer will con Hurley in the alternate reality. If you read my recap of last week’s episode you know that I have a theory that the sideways-flashes are the result of a pact made between the losties and either Jacob or Smokey, so that the plane crash would not occur. In this new reality, the losties are faced with similar grand decisions that they did in the other reality. The losties in the sideways-reality make decisions differently this time around because of the experience that they had on the island, but they cannot remember these experiences, and that was part of the pact. However, the people that made a pact with Smokey cannot escape their fate no matter how many times the try to stop it, just as Sayid was repeatedly provoked to kill until he finally caved-in. Sawyer is also on Smokey’s side, so perhaps we will see him driven to con again in the sideways world.
The meaning of recon is to go behind enemy lines to spy. If I could only guess one person that would be this spy, I would guess Widmore. Perhaps he is going to Hydra island to pretend to join Smokey just so he can gather information for Jacob’s crew. Maybe he was the person that Jacob wanted to help get to the island with the help of the lighthouse.