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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Doc Jensen: 'Lost' recap: Reunited and It Feels So KABOOM!

''The Last Recruit'' sets the stage for the show's final arc
By Jeff Jensen Apr 21, 2010

Reunions never last long on Lost. Packs of people come together after protracted periods of being apart, and then immediately fracture into new pods and cliques. The mantra is ''Live Together, Die Alone,'' and yet our heroes have always kinda sucked at the community thing. Will the castaway clan ever learn to live as one big happy family of man? Is our ''You All Everybody'' idealism but a crock? I despair! And so it went on last night's episode that Fake Locke and his flock of flunkies absorbed the ''Let's give peace a chance'' Fab Four of Jack, Sun, Lapidus and Hurley. For a few fleeting moments, the Island super-group was back together. Then Smokey sent Sayid one way (to go kill Desmond), and then Sawyer sent Jack that way (to help him execute the submarine escape plan), and then Jack sent everyone into a tizzy by deciding to go solo. Feeling the pull of Island destiny on his soul and trusting his gut to go with it, Jack literally jumped ship, i.e. Desmond's yacht, the Elizabeth, the one he got from Libby for free. Consequently, Doc Shephard missed out on the story's most emotional reunion. At last! Jin and Sun! Their crazy-cosmic marital separation is finally over! But before the tears could even squeeze out of our eyes, Zoe, the enemy of love (and compelling line readings), announced the commencement of Charlie Widmore's War. The castaways were forced to assume the prisoner (or execution?) position and rockets were fired in the direction of The Monster. The explosions got us a cool Mission Impossible 3-ish f/x shot of Jack getting flung limbs akimbo at the camera. He was left dazed and confused in the care of Fake Locke, whom I shall heretofore refer to as Man-Thing for reasons I may or may not explain to you. ''Don't worry. It's going to be okay,'' Man-Thing said. ''You're with me now.'' We'll see how long their partnership lasts.

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