'Lost': My recap for 'Recon' is live
So here's, the deal, "Lost" fans: I woke up yesterday morning to find that my basement looked like New Otherton in the sideways timeline. Water water everywhere, not a drop to drink. Water water everybody, boy did that sure stink. So to say I've had a rough few days is an understatement. Thankfully, I had the show to take my mind off things for a while. While it was a good diversion, it wasn't a spectacular one.
That's not damning the show with faint praise. I found a lot of it very enjoyable, especially in the first half of the hour. But as the show dragged on, it definitely dragged a bit. I had sort of the same problem as I did with "Sundown": I could see where the show was going, as sometimes happens when the show has to emphasis plot over story. The story of the War of the Island? Interesting! This particular segment of plot points to set the stage? Not as much.
In essence: this was the logical sequel to "The Long Con," in which on-Island Sawyer learned to meld his ability to get people to fight each other with his newfound compassion for other people. Does that sound like a good episode? Yes, and for the most part, it was. But once you saw this episode's antecedent, the beats became a little predictable, and predictability is a death knell no matter what episode in what show.
Read my whole take here. This week's code word for questions to be considered in the next "Letters from the Flame"? SQUIRREL BABY! Because this ep might be that little bigger's swan song. Sigh. We hardly knew ye, squirrel baby.
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