Found: A consistent thread between the alternaverse, and the 815verse. Sawyer’s taste in books. Supernatural children, bunnies, and chilling identity plays – all of this can only mean one thing: if LOST were a show on LOST, Sawyer would watch it. (And if we are playing with concepts of multiverses, that is probably true in some perverse skein.)
On the more serious side of things, “Recon” – for me – kicked off season 6. Here’s what I mean. We’ve been playing follow the leader with John “Flocke” Locke and Jacob’s proxy Illana for most of the season, and the fact is – we just met them. I don’t feel invested in their journeys, and they are being too secretive for my taste. Since our characters are subservient to their causes, that sense of disconnect from the ‘goal’ of these missions has – for me – sort of permeated the overarching plot. If I sound like I’m complaining, I’m not – it’s just that, unlike previous seasons of LOST, we have not been given a goal for the characters that seems logical in the dramatic trajectory of the story. LOST has been hijacked by the plight of the Man in Black and Jacob.
With Sawyer’s plan, that has changed. Now there is some bonafide suspense – versus what amounts to a mystery flanked my mysterious – if not oblique – motives. Can Sawyer pull the biggest con of all? His error may lay in the fact that there is one set of players he is not dealing with in his plan – Team Illana. Because of that, he is doomed to fail – but at least his portion of the story seems in part under the control of a familiar will.
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