The show opens with a party in a Dharma station (with many TV monitors like the Pearl station). Some girl who isn’t usually allowed in there, sees Horace drunk out by the sonic security fence. He is blowing up dynamite which alarms the other two dudes there. They debate whether to wake up LaFleur. They seem intimidated by him. They go to his cabin to wake him. It’s Sawyer. He and Miles get Horace and bring him home. His wife or girlfriend says they had an argument and it was about Paul.
Three years earlier, Sawyer leads them from the well (now filled in with rocks) to the beach. They find Daniel still mourning over Charlotte. Her body stayed at the time she died, but Daniel and the rest time traveled to the past. Daniel says he “won’t tell her” – meaning he won’t tell young Charlotte not to return to the island. So as they go to the beach they run across Amy the woman we met earlier. She is with Paul (her husband) at a picnic. Some men from Richard’s group interupt and threaten them. The men kill her husband Paul over their breaking of the truce. Sawyer and Juliet shoot the men. He tells Amy they shipwrecked. They bury the men in order to keep the “truce” intact.
Juliet saves Amy who is having a breach birth. They usually take women to the mainland to have their babies.
Horace asks Sawyer about the shipwreck and his expedition to find the Black Rock. He tells Saywer he is not Dharma material and must leave with his folks by submarine which will take them to Tahiti.
While the others talk about the being in the Dharma camp, Daniel sees young Charlotte. She waves to them. He says they are spinning like a record but are not on the right track.
Alarms sound. Richard enters the camp to discuss the truce. Sawyer asks him if he buried the bomb. He says they are waiting for Locke to return and will show him the bodies they buried. In return Sawyer must give Richard dead Paul as as proof. Horace who now trusts Sawyer gives him two more weeks to find his friends scatted on the island.
ITS 1974 and Juliet wants to leave the island by submarine. Sawyer tells her just to wait two weeks, he does not want her leave. 3 years later and she and sawyer are getting ready for meal. He gives her a flower. They say they love each other and kiss.
Horace wakes up from hangover. He missed the birth of Amy’s son. He was jealous over Paul. Is three years long enough to get over someone, he asks. Sawyer had a shot at Kate and thought about it every night. Now Kate’s face is gone from his memory. Sawyer says 3 years is long enough to get over someone, referring to Kate.
The next day or so, he gets a call while in bed with Juliet. Its Jin and he has found Jack, Kate, and Hurley on the island. Sawyer goes out to meet them. Kate and Sawyer smile at each other. Now what is Sawyer going to do?
Analysis: Where I try to sort out the timelines.
First Scene is by the Well: It had disappeared . So this was some time before the Dharma initiative got there.
They look up and see the full version of a 4 toed statue. It may not be the same one we saw in Season 2 at the coast. Maybe there were many statues on the island in the ancient past.
Then Locke turns the frozen wheel and he goes three years into the future.
Then Sawyer and Juliet etc go from the ancient past into the late 70’s early 80’s. From then on we don’t really travel in time anymore, but we do have flashforwards and flashbacks. All the scenes with Amy being pregnant happen in one time while Horace was drunk. And all the scenes with Horace sober occurred in flashbacks.
Then after the submarine scene we jump three years forward to when the baby is born. Sawyer tells Juliet she was magmificent (not sure for what, maybe for delivering the baby).
Soon thereafter Sawyer gets a call from Jin. He found Kate, Jack and Hurley. Sawyer meets them. The End.
Gripe: We saw Jin in the Dharma van out by a waterfall. Did he drive to the nearest pay phone to call Sawyer? No cell phones in the 70’s and early 80’s.
Juliet went from being a doctor to a mechanic to a doctor. What agreement did she make with Sawyer and how did delivering a baby break the agreement?
Miles was working with Sawyer as a security guard, but what happened to Miles? We can only speculate of course.
So Juliet lived in the same location in the late 70’s and then again in 2001-2004. Did she remember living there in the 70’s when she lived there the second time? If so, no wonder Juliet seems to know so much.
We know Horace dies later in the Purge. Any ideas on what happened to break the truce that lead Richard and Ben to kill off the Dharma folks?
I hope you enjoyed this episode. It was difficult to keep up with all the jumps in time perspective. Now we know how the islanders feel during the flashes.