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Season Recap: "Lost"

Season Recap: "Lost"

This season of "Lost" has seemed a little desperate at times, trying feverishly to keep viewers riveted while the many, many plotlines spread out in chaotic ways, raising more questions than can possibly be answered. It’s been sometimes boring, and other times frustrating. Still, like any addict, I can’t give it up! I am still anxious to see what happens next when "Lost" returns to a new time slot (10 p.m.) in February after an outrageously long hiatus. If you’ve forgotten some of the things that have happened in those six fall episodes (oh, they seem so long ago!), here’s a refresher:

  • Kate, Sawyer and Jack are being kept in captivity by "Henry Gale," whose real name is Ben, and some of the Others. Kate and Sawyer are in outdoor cages, while Jack is in an old shark tank. Jack’s main caretaker is an Other named Juliet who looks vaguely like Jack’s ex-wife, Sarah. The Others have a thick file on Jack, documenting his entire life up until the plane crash.
  • The Others’ community is like a real, modern village, with homes and kitchens and well-kept lawns.
  • Kate and Sawyer are forced into manual labor, breaking and moving rocks. Being prisoners together, without any other original "Losties," brings Kate and Sawyer together to the point where they get it on in Sawyer’s cage, and he tells Kate he loves her.
  • Alex appears at the place where Kate and Sawyer are breaking rocks and demands to talk to Ben, and tells Kate "They’re going to kill your boyfriend!" There is confusion about whether this means Jack or Sawyer.
  • In Sun’s flashbacks, we learn that she had an affair with Jae Lee, and since we already know that Jin is sterile, Sun’s baby may be Jae’s. We also see that Jae died by either jumping or being pushed out of a building (out of room 1516, yet another variation on the "special" numbers in the show).
  • Lots of other developments, so

  • On Desmond’s sailboat, an armed Sun encounters an Other named Colleen, who calls Sun by name and tells her, "We are not the enemy." Unconvinced, Sun shoots Colleen.
  • Ben proves to Jack that he is in touch with the outside world by playing a video of the Red Sox World Series win, and then promises Jack that if he cooperates with them, Ben will take Jack home.
  • Somehow, Desmond, Locke, Eko and Charlie survived that crazy explosion that reduced the Hatch to a hole in the ground. Then, however, the smoke monster returns to beat Eko to death. Just before he dies, he whispers in Locke’s ear, “You’re next.”
  • Eko’s God stick has the scriptural carving, “Lift up your eyes and look north,” which seems to be a message meant for Locke.

  • A vicious polar bear makes an appearance having dragged Eko into a cave sometime after the Hatch explosion. Inside the cave there are human skeletons, one of which sports a t-shirt with the Dharma logo on it.
  • At the Pearl hatch, Locke and the fresh-faced newcomers, Nikki and Paulo, discover video footage of a man with an eye patch.
  • Ben reveals to a psychologically tortured Sawyer that there are actually two islands: the one where the Losties crashed, and the one where the Others are keeping Jack, Kate and Sawyer captive. Thus, escaping the Others just got a lot harder.
  • Sawyer has a daughter he has never met, but for whom he set up a bank account. He had a large sum of money put into it, demanding that the transaction be anonymous.
  • Jack spots X-rays of a man’s spine and notices a cancerous tumor. It becomes apparent that the X-rays are Ben’s and that he will die unless Jack, the only qualified surgeon around, operates on Ben. Juliet asks Jack to mess up during the operation, making Ben’s death look accidental. She lets him know that "some of us want a change."
  • Having escaped from the shark tank (probably not a mistake on Ben and Juliet’s parts), Jack steps into a room full of TV monitors and sees Kate and Sawyer cuddled up together in Sawyer’s cell. Ben appears and reminds Jack that he will get to go home if Jack just does the surgery, and Jack agrees.
  • During the operation, however, Jack makes an incision in Ben’s kidney sac and threatens to let him die there on the table unless the Others set Kate and Sawyer free. This is how the first part of the season ends: with Ben possibly dying and Kate and Sawyer possibly being freed from the Others.
  • Need more? You can watch all six episodes online. "Lost" returns Feb. 7.

caramel-latte caramel-latte 10 years
At first I was SO annoyed by this long hiatus between episodes, but now the show has gotten so weird and shaky that I'm like, take as much time as you need to to make this show good again!! I feel like it's gotten sick and needs time to get better or something. Though, of course, I'm still addicted to it. :)
bizzyatwork bizzyatwork 10 years
I don't know if I like this long of a break during the season, but then again last year I was pissed every week when Lost popped up on the Tivo and I would get excited only to see that it was a rerun. I guess the grass is always greener! What does everyone think?
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
Hey guys, you're totally right, it was never confirmed that Sarah was sleeping with Jack's father. There are so many plot lines and things that I get confused. And yet, that's also what I love about the show! Anyway, I took off that point about Sarah sleeping with Jack's dad - thanks for bringing that up.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
Yeah. . .my balloon of Lost enthusiasm has suffered a few little pin-pricks -- but it is far from deflated.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Right - I heard that on the podcast (yes, I am a nerd). I can't wait for the season to start up again, but I haven't been to thrilled with this season so far. I haven't given up on it, but I've been a leetle disappointed.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
Oh, and as for Jae Lee's death (Sun's former lover, and possible father of her child) -- the creators of this show have officially confirmed that he committed suicide by jumping out the window. (He was not murdered; he didn't fall by accident.) But this was not explained in the episode; it was revealed in a later interview.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Phew. Okay. I thought I was going crazy there.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
I do not think that Sarah cheated with Jack's father. Rather, I think the drama was meant to show that Jack had reached a threshold of mental instability -- and, because of this, he went crazy-nuts, and lashed out at his father, accusing him of sleeping with Sarah. I thought it was a mechanism to show that Jack has an intense, troubled side to his personality, and that he can (if pushed) go off the deep end and behave in a completely irrational manner. (This is in contrast to his more "normal" (somewhat reserved), rational island personality.) I thought it was fairly clearly revealed that she was not sleeping with the father-in-law (but was with the other man shown). But as with all Lost mysteries, you never can tell.
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 10 years
I was confused by that too...I thought she must be cheating with Jack's dad, but then when she showed up at the jail, the other guy was there. I never know what to think because there are so many twists and turns in the plot. For all we know, that guy could be her brother that Jack has never met.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Whuh? I don't think Sarah was cheating with Jack's father. When she came to bail Jack out of jail, she was with another, younger guy. Or did I miss something?
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