Last night’s episode of “Lost” entitled “Recon” focused on a good Sawyer and a bad Sawyer, as if there’s really a difference between the two. We followed Pseudo-Locke and his group back to their camp after his mass murder at the Temple, only to find Sayid unresponsive to normal conversation, and Claire still going batsh*t crazy. It’s a good thing we had Sawyer and his alternate timeline to keep us submerged in something semi-sturdy.

The Players:

  • Director:Jack Bender
  • Writer/Creators: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Jim Galasso, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof, JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Emerson, Jorge Garcia, Daniel Dae Kim, Ken Leung, Emilie de Ravin, Yunjin Kim, Nestor Carbonell, Ken Leung, Terry O’Quinn, Naveen Andrews, Zuleikha Robinson, Jeff Fahey,

The Show’s 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: “Recon” Season 6: Episode 8

The Man in Black sends Sawyer on a reconnaissance mission to Hydra Island, where he discovers that Charles Widmore has returned. There he decides to make a “deal” with the Devil in order to assure that he’ll get off the island, along with Kate and the rest of his friends. In the flashsideways, Ford is a lonely cop who’s still searching for the original Sawyer, the one guy who set his life of distrust and anger in motion.

The Good:

  • Sawyer the Cop: In the flashsideways we saw a different side of this character as someone who actually stood on the right side of the law. Even though he was a cop he still had his obsession with the real Sawyer, and the bad attitude to match. I guess some things never change no matter what timeline you’re in.
  • Pseudo-Locke Has History: He’s the spawn of  a “crazy mother,” which means he was born a human being like the rest of us. He wasn’t always the “Smoke Monster,” which makes me wonder how he got from point A to point B.
  • Zoe: Am I the only one who thought that Zoe woman looked like a really dirty, messed up version of Tina Fey? Even though her sole survivor act didn’t fly with me from the beginning, her familiar face kept me interested in what she had to say.

The Bad:

  • Kate: This may sound a bit superficial but it was really hard to stay engaged in Evangeline Lilly’s performance with all that dirt on her face. One of my biggest gripes with “Lost” has always been how great the castaways look despite their situation but last night they made up for that tenfold. Everytime Kate appeared on screen, she looked like she just fell out of a chimney. The soot on her face was such a distraction, and it continued to grow!


“Recon” was decent episode but nothing to write home about. It was nice to see Rebecca Mader make an appearance this season, but it wasn’t a jaw-dropping surprise. Also, Charles Widmore didn’t really do much besides sit there a make a deal with Sawyer, which may or may not fall through. I wasn’t on the edge of my seat at all. We just learned that no matter the place or time, James Ford will always be looking for the con-man that destroyed his family, which at this point is redundant.

Rating: 7/10

Show Airs: Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC


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