Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lost 5.8: True Love Ways

A fabulous, very satisfying all-island episode 5.8 of Lost tonight - one of the best Sawyer episodes, and, for that matter, one of the best Lost episodes of all time, also.

Speaking of which - time - Sawyer, Juliet, Miles, Faraday, and Jin are back in the 1970s, and the island has stopped skipping, due to Locke's turning of the wheel. We get a great immersion in prime Dharma time - before Ben and his father have arrived. Horace (who met Ben's father and mother on the road in Oregon) is head of the Dharma island crew. He's married to Amy (played by Reiko Aylesworth - Michelle Dressler on 24, and a pleasure to see again), who is having his baby boy.

But the real love story, and it's a wonderful one, is between Sawyer and Juliet. She's got Sawyer's back, as he says, and he enables her to recover her confidence, culminating in her successful delivery of Horace and Amy's baby.

Has Sawyer really gotten over Kate? We'll find out soon, because tonight's episode ends with Sawyer going out to meet Jin, who has picked up Hurley, Jack, and Kate (having traveled back from LA and through time on that plane that fell from the sky last week). I've got to say that ...I'm rooting for Sawyer and Juliet, they were so good together tonight. But it won't be easy - and, Juliet may well have some feelings for Jack. But Sawyer and Juliet never looked happier. (And Sawyer was back in primo wise-cracking form - aptly calling Faraday "Plato").

Faraday may be due for some happiness, too. Charlotte disappeared before the island stopped skipping - she wasn't dead, Faraday told Sawyer and Juliet - she just disappeared. This seems to mean that she was never on the island. And the fact that Faraday sees Charlotte as a little girl in Dharma town means that maybe he will warn her a little more strongly this time not to come back to the island as an adult, which means that Faraday could go find Charlotte off-island at some point, and they could live happily ever after, as I suggested a few weeks ago.

But that's getting a little ahead of the game. For now, it's good to see true love ways on that time-jangled island. I could almost hear Buddy Holly's voice over the credits.

5-min podcast review of Lost 5 Hr 8

More Lost - see
: The Richard-Locke Compass Time Travel Loop ...

and Lost Returns in 5 Dimensions and 5.3: The Loops, The Bomb ... 5.4: A Saving Skip Back in Time ... 5.5 Two Time Loops and Mind Benders ... 5.6 A Lot of Questions ... 5.7 Bentham and Ben

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