Lost Analysis – Recon: The Case of the Redhead/Mission Hydra Island

This episode was average, which I’m fine with because I predict next week’s episode will be amazing. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’ve gotta recap Recon.

It starts with Sawyer meeting Jin in Claire’s creepy tent and telling him that he is “with Locke”. Sawyer promises that they won’t leave without Sun. Locke and his followers return to the camp.

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In the flash-sideways we see a similar scene at 8:42 in the morning. It appears as if Sawyer is pulling the old sleep-with-a-woman-and-then-convince-her-into-stealing-her-husband’s-money-to-invest-in-some-made-up-deal-thing-by-accidentally-letting-a-bunch-of-money-fall-out-of-your-suitcase con. But, then the woman that he is trying to con, flips the table on him and says that she knows what he is doing because her husband is a con man. But, then Sawyer flips the table on her, (so I guess the table would now be upright again) and he says that he works for the cops and that he set her up. And of course nobody but that woman he slept with believes him, because this is the reality where people make the right choices, we get that. Sawyer says the magic word “LaFleur” which is weird cuz that was his fake name in Dharma-times, I don’t understand why that was his name back then, that is weird. Anyway, Miles is Sawyer’s partner.

Claire picks up a knife from the creepy tent and tucks in the squirrel baby.

“Nighty Night, Squirrel Baby, don’t let the island-bugs bite.”-Claire

When Kate asks what it is, Claire said it was “all [she] had”.  They go outside where Locke is giving a speech. Locke seems pretty nice in this episode. He says that he is open for questions, and he comforts Zach and Emma.

I think Zach looks creepy.

It’s so weird how Claire holds Kate’s hands in this scene. Sawyer tells Kate that he isn’t with anybody, foreshadowing the end of the episode.

Sideways Sawyer is trying to find Anthony Cooper, the man that stole his Dad’s money before he killed his wife and then himself as a result. The man who was Locke’s dad. (Well I guess he is still alive in this storyline.) Miles asks about Sawyer’s trip to Palm Springs, and he obviously lies about it. Miles sets Sawyer up with a friend of his, because he doesn’t want Sawyer to “die alone.” (As, in Live Together, Die Alone, you know, Jack’s speech in season one.) (Ok, sorry didn’t mean to insult your Lost-knowledge, I sound like those things that pop-up during the enhanced episodes.) Miles mentions that he knows her through her dad. She works at his museum. So, Pierre Chang owns in this reality? Weird.

Locke tells Sawyer that he is “the smoke-thing”. He says that he killed all of the people in the temple, because they would have killed him if he didn’t kill them. He then sends Sawyer on a mission to investigate Hydra island, to see if there are people that want to do Locke and crew harm. Locke says that Sawyer is the best liar that he ever met. I think Ben might be better.

So, sideways world James meets his blind date, and it is….wait for it….sideways Charlotte!

Charlotte!!!

Which kind of makes sense because people in the sideways universe seem to met people that they have closer relationships to on the island. So, it kinda makes since that Sawyer and Miles are friends because they have a tiny bromance thing goin’ on in the island world. And it kinda makes since that Miles is friends with Charlotte because they were freighter buds in island world. Sideways Charlotte is also an archeologist. I guess she’s the same because she isn’t important. She says she is like Indiana Jones and Sawyer asks if she has a whip. Raunchy. She asks him why he is a cop and he reference the movie “Bullitt“. I think that the only similarity that we are supposed to get from this reference is that Sawyer and the main character, Bullitt, are both searching for someone to kill to avenge another person’s death. t’s about a cop in LA.

Sawyer tells Charlotte that he came to a point in his life in which he could be a criminal or a cop and in this reality, he became a cop. Then Charlotte gives him a weird look and he says “What”. And she says, “You know what.” I didn’t get what they were talking about until they started taking each other’s clothes off. (Sex.)

Charlotte touches this book because she wants us to remember that Sawyer reads it on the island.

Charlotte goes rummaging through James’ stuff to find a t-shirt and finds a news-clipping about Sawyer’s parents’ deaths. Sawyer catches her and kicks her out.

"Oh, these sex cages sure do bring back memories."-Sawyer

Island Sawyer reaches Hydra island in the outrigger and finds Kate’s old dress in the sex-cages. It seems as if he may still have a little thing for Kate still, I don’t know. I don’t think the whole Jack, Kate, Sawyer thing is going to end up being a big deal. Speaking of Kate…

Oh yeah, she’s hanging out with all of those demon-people. She asks Demon-Sayid if he believes in Demon-Locke and he says yes. (Of course Demon-Sayid believes in Demon-Locke.) Then she asks Demon-Sayid if he is alright and he says no, because he is a demon. Then Demon-Claire comes out of nowhere and strangles Kate to the ground while holding that knife she got, below Kate’s neck. Demon-Sayid look unfazed by all of this. Demon-Locke throws Demon-Claire off of Kate, picks her up, slaps her, and sends her away, like a father punishing his daughter. Kate begins crying, which I think is pretty reasonable. I feel bad for her. She has gone through so much to try and reunite Claire and Aaron and when she finally finds Claire she is a crazy demon woman that tries to kill her.

Back to Sawyer. He finds the Ajira plane and another pile of dead bodies.

He sees a random woman who just happened to be running by the pile of dead bodies. At this point I know this isn’t coincidence. Lost has made us to smart for its own good.

Zoey seems a bit too innocent. hmm...

Liam Pace is at the police station, looking for his brother who we saw get arrested for a drug charge at the airport in LAX.

Miles finds out that Sawyer lied and that he actually went to Australia instead of Palm Springs. Sawyer says that it’s none of Miles’ beeswax and so Miles is like “You aren’t my partner anymore.” Then Sawyer punches a mirror.

Mirrors seems to be a motif this season. Which is fitting seeing as it can symbolize an alternate universe, such as in “Through the Looking Glass” (The sequel to Alice in Wonderland, not the Lost episode).

The woman that was running through the island says that her name is Zoey and then she gives the most generic backstory ever. She said she was collecting wood, and that there gave it away for me. She said she heard screams and that everyone was dead and that she had been dragging them to the beach.

Locke tells Kate that it was his fault that Claire attacked her. He’s reasoning for what he did seems pretty logical. He knew that Claire would have to vent her anger in the loss of her child so he told her that the others took him. But, when Kate told her the truth she turned all of that hatred towards her. Kate calls him a dead-man. She asks where Sawyer went so he says he will show her. He offers a hand to get up and she rebukes it, she doesn’t want to pretend she trusts him.

Zoey asks a lot of questions. Sawyer asks Zoey why she was going to Guam and she gives the most generic answer. “I’m going to see my boyfriend.” Sawyer asks her who she really is and three people with guns jump out of the bushes.

I'm sorry, I know this chubby guy has a guy, he just doesn't seem intimidating.

Locke and Kate sit down and Locke tells her that Sawyer went to that island. And Kate says “Well, you could have just told me.” And the has says that he wouldn’t get to talk to her then. He says that he knows what Kate was going through because his mother was a crazy and disturbed woman. That he still has problems because of her. And that Aaron has a crazy mother.

Zoey and the guys with guns take Sawyer to Widmore’s sub and on the way they see other people from Widmore’s crew, setting up portable pylons.

Sawyer makes a TV dinner in the microwave and watches Little House on the Prairie. Pa tells Laura that people should not worry, but enjoy life, and that people aren’t gone when they die.

Deep stuff. I wonder if Sawyer remembers Juliet.

James brings his LaFleur flower, like the one he gave to Juliet in the good-old Dharma days, to Charlotte, but she is immune to its magic.

In the sub, Sawyer notices a locked door.

Oooo, a secret locked door.

Widmore introduces himself, and Sawyer is like “Oh, you are that guy that sent that freighter to kill everyone on the island.” Widmore says that he did not murder the people he put in the ditch.

Sawyer makes a deal with Widmore that he will bring Demon-Locke to him so he can kill him, in return for getting Sawyer and his buddies off the island. So, it’s like oh, Sawyer, you sly dog, you aren’t on Locke’s side, you are on Widmore’s side.

Claire says she is sorry for trying to kill her and then she hugs her. Kate’s like, no problem, it’s ok.

Sawyer returns to the the main island and Locke runs to help him in.  Sawyer tells him that everyone was dead over there and that Widmore and crew were setting up pylons. He told Locke that he told Widmore that he was going to bring Locke to him to kill him. But, that they will surprise him instead. So now, we think, Sawyer, you sly dog, you really were on Locke’s side, not Widmore’s.

Sawyer finds Miles and shows him the newspaper clippings that Charlotte was looking at. He tells him that Sawyer was a con-man that stole his parents money and his dad killed is mom and himself. he says that he is trying to find him to kill him. A car crashes into them and someone runs out of the car. When Sawyer catches them, it is revealed to be…wait for it…

Kate!!!

Sawyer looks at her and says, “Son of a bitch.” Wait a minute, I think this means that he recognizes her. Probably just from the plane ride and the elevator, though. Now that we know that he is a cop, it seems kind of weird that he helped Kate escape.

Sawyer finds Kate cooking rabbit. Sawyer tells her about his little adventure and that he is gonna let Widmore and Smokey fight it out. Oh, Sawyer, you sly dog, you are a good liar. Then Sawyer tells Kate that they are gonna leave on the submarine. And I guess that that is supposed to be the cliffhanger/reveal that happens in the last minute of the show. I’m always interested in what the big thing at the end is, but whatever. This episode was alright. I just can’t wait until next week’s episode. It’s the first ever Richard Alpert-centic episode!!!!! And it’s gonna run six minutes long!!!!!!! Woot! Woot! Should be good.

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