This episode filled in the blanks from previous shows telling us how the Ajira passengers survived and how Kate, Jack and Hurley were infiltrated into Dharma.
Back on Ajira 316… Kate, Sun, Jack, Hurley, Ben, Sayid and others are flying to the island. Lapidus tells the co-pilot that Hurley must think lightning won’t strike twice and crash their plane like Oceanic 815. Of course, just as he says that the plane shakes and shudders. They have flown into the island’s electromagnetic field! The plane goes from night into day and then crashes on the Hydra island on the runway Sawyer and Kate help make. The copilot is skewered but there are survivors including Ben, Sun, Lapidus, Cesar, and Illana.
Juliet is looking for Sawyer. He comes back to tell her “they” are back. She mentions a possible cover story “the sub”.
Radzinsky looks like Paul Giamotta. Jin says “did a plane land here?” We are in the Flame. Radzinsky is making a Geodesic dome which is what the Swan looks like. Dialogue is soo bad.. excuse me is said over and over. Lapidus tells the survivors on the beach that the radio is dead. There will be more socks to kill off later. Ben heads off for the Hydra that Cesar has found. Sun follows him. He asks her if she wants to get back to the island. Jeremy thought Ben would get shot on the outrigger.
Juliet wakes up Amy. She will name her baby Ethan. Kate wonders what they will do now that its 30 years ago and Hawking never warned them. Sawyer brings them 1977 clothes. Since the new recruits are knocked out on sedatives on the sub they will never know. The Muppets are playing on a tv. We see a message on the monitor… there is a Hostile inside the perimeter. Jin goes to find out who. It’s Sayid. Why was he separated from Kate and Jack during the flash? Jin pretends to threaten his life. This episode is somewhat boring so far.
Driving back to the barracks, Hurley warns them about the Dharma initiative being wiped out. Should we tell them? Sawyer says that Faraday has some ideas why not to (“what happened happened”). “Ride Captain Ride upon this mystery ship” is playing. I’ve always like that song. Juliet gets their names on the list. They go to be indoctrinated. Miles sees that they are back. Jin says there is a “14J” at the Flame. The 14J is Sayid. Radzinsky locks him up. Jin tells Sawyer he was alone. Ben knows about the outriggers. His arm was healed (or never hurt). Lapidus follows them. Sun wants to find Jin. The big island is half mile to the Hydra. Sun clocks Ben with an oar. She “lied” about trusting him.
They call Jack’s name. Chang welcomes him. Amy was supposed to do it. Jack is assigned to the shed as the Workman based on his aptitude test. Kate is first not on the list. Then Juliet saves her. They pretend to meet. Radzinsky thinks Sayid is a spy and wants to shot him. Sawyer talks to him first. “We are not referred to Hostiles” but I am one. The outrigger gets to the sub pier. Smokey seems to be there. Just an animal says Sun. They end up in the barracks. We hear whispers and a light goes on in the building. It’s Christian Shepherd being all backlit and mysterious. He tells them to follow him and they will find Jin.
They end up up in a room with pictures of Dharma from past year. They see Jin in a 1977 picture. “You have a journey ahead of you” he tells Sun. They have burgers and punch for the new recruits. Sayid shows up still in handcuffs. They go down to the basement lock up. And they are to bring him food. Jack wants James LaFleour’s house. He hates the name James, a DI guy says. Jack shows up at LaFleur’s house and Juliet answers. They greet and Jack realizes that Juliet and Sawyer are together.
Jack is getting on Sawyers case. C’mon Jack! I know you weren’t happy with Sawyer but he just saved you! Sawyer lets him have it. Sawyer says “he thinks things through, while Jack reacts”. Kate is hanging out waiting for her moment with Sawyer. They wave hello. This is killing me, its so soapy.
We guessed it was young Ben giving the sandwich to Sayid. Of course Sayid does not know him. Ben asks if he is a hostile. I’m Ben he tells him. LOST
I really like the plane crash special effects. Especially seeing the Hydra island appear out of the clouds. We got to see the old Dhara stations again, including the Flame where Radzinsky was building a model of the Swan’s geodesic dome. We know that Radzinsky will end up dead (that is what Kelvin told us in Season 2) and he seemed pretty paranoid and annoying in this episode. Faraday is a no show again and I am pretty sure his story will soon be told. Dr. Chang makes another appearance as Jack’s indoctrinator. Sun’s conking Ben on he head was a surprise (I was wondering how just her and Lapidus were going to end up on the boat since it seemed that Ben was going to take her). Overall this was not my favorite episode. I suppose it was a little too easy to figure out what was going to happen for the most part. Plus the dialog was a bit repetitive, especially the “excuse me” line anytime a character says something that is unexpected. It sure did not take long for the survivors to meet up and start hating each other. Looks like more of this is to come next week.
Where is Faraday? Sawyer says he was here, but not any more.
How did Allana know that Lapidus and Sun left by outrigger when we did not see her watching them?
Did Smokey back off from attacking them when they landed because he “knew” them, or maybe he is just afraid of the water?
Where is Locke right now? We know he made it back alive to the island.
Now that Sayid has met young Ben, what do you think Sayids reaction to this will be?
What jobs did the DI give Kate and Hurley (they gave Jack the janitor job based on his aptitude test)? Which reminds me… where is Ben’s dad, the real janitor?
Why did Sayid end up in a different place then Hurley, Jack and Kate did when they “flashed” off the plane in mid air?
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