The latest episode of “Lost” entitled “Sundown” was a lot more action oriented than previous installments and I loved it. Sayid was the central focus, but we still saw a few glimpses of Claire and Pseudo-Locke at the temple. For some odd reason, everyone had either gone crazy or was beginning to descend into madness thanks to the manipulations of the smoke monster/man in black/Pseudo-Locke. This episode wasn’t boring by a long shot, but even though it kept our attention the storytelling element was so-so.

The Players:

  • Director: Bobby Roth
  • Writer/Creators: Paul Zbyszewski, Graham Roland, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof, JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Jorge Garcia, Hiroyuki Shimosawa, Daniel Dae Kim, Ken Leung, Emilie de Ravin, Yunjin Kim, Nestor Carbonell, Ken Leung, Terry O’Quinn, Naveen Andrews, Zuleikha Robinson, Jeff Fahey, John Hawkes

The Shows Plot:

“Lost” centers on the survivors of the ill fated Oceanic Flight 815 who crashed on a mysterious island. They fight the elements, the island’s mysteries, and each other while trying to survive in uncharted territory.

Title of this Week’s Episode: “Sundown” Season 6: Episode 6

Sayid is faced with a difficult decision. He must follow the advice of Dogen and kill who he calls the “evil incarnate” or do the exact opposite and bring death to the temple’s inhabitants. Claire is once again under the influence of Pseudo-Locke and helps him deliver a message, while Kate relays some info of her own regarding Aaron’s whereabouts.

The Good:

  • Dogen/Sayid Fight Scene: Sayid going toe to toe with Dogen was a well needed wake up call for those who forgot his background. Sure, he got his ass handed to him, but he put up a good fight. He was jumping around the room trying to use any practical object as a weapon of defense. Loved it.
  • Jin the Hostage: Who would have thought that Jin would pop up in Sayid’s alternate timeline? We knew that he had some dirty dealings over in Korea, but it looks like he crossed the wrong man with Kevin Durand’s Martin Keamy. What a great way to intertwine 3 characters at once!
  • Pseudo-Locke: The smoke monster is one persuasive bastard. He’s managed to convince both Claire and Sayid to follow his lead and they’ve both gone completely insane. The last scene of him and his new found followers was eerie, scary and sad all at the same time.
  • Sayid the Badass: The fight from earlier in the episode was a clear indication of what we were going to see throughout the hour from Sayid. He was killing people left and right, in both the island’s timeline and the alternate version. He was so cavalier and detached from the murders that you were instantly reminded that he has always been a “torturer.”

The Bad:

  • No Jack/Claire: I’m still waiting for the scene where these two meet up again as sister and brother. When Jack’s at the temple Claire’s nowhere to be found, and when she’s at the temple he’s M.I.A. The writers are probably planning a big family reunion for these two, but the wait is killing me.


This episode was really entertaining and involved a lot of stuff that I didn’t see coming. We finally saw the evil Sayid Dogen warned us about even though it was at the expense of his own life. The set up for next week should be interesting with the return of Jack and Hurley. One could only imagine their reactions to what happened at the temple thanks to the aid of Claire and Sayid who are now both coo-coo for cocoa puffs.

Rating: 8/10

Show Airs: Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC


Was there anything new you learned from last night’s episode of “Lost?” Is there anything that I’m missing?