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LOST Thoughts: Recon

March 17, 2010
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  • Nobody does the “accidental” spilling open of a briefcase full of money better than Sawyer…that is, with the possible exception of one Det. James Ford.
  • You know, I just realized that the title of this particular episode has a double meaning. Recon refers to both the reconnaissance mission Sawyer was sent on by The Locke-ness Monster to gather intel on Hydra Island, as well as the scene in the hotel room, which was a repeat of an almost identical con (“re-con,” get it?) Sawyer perpetrated way back when (albeit with a much different ending).
  • I don’t know exactly why, but I just don’t buy Miles as a cop. James Ford, on the other hand, at least comes a little closer to believable – although he gives off much more of a loose cannon private eye vibe, kind of like a modern day Jim Rockford.
  • I guess when thinking in terms of NBC investigative dramas from the ’70s, Miles seems better suited to be Quincy’s sidekick, Sam.
  • I’m not really sure what got all of these ’70s NBC shows bouncing around in my head, unless it was Det. Ford coming to his senses while watching a poignant moment from Little House on the Prairie in his bachelor pad.
  • Interesting to see Charlotte without a nosebleed for once. Of course, I can’t imagine ol’ Twitchy’s gonna be too thrilled to find out Det. Ford performed his own private body cavity search on the lovely Ms. Lewis.
  • Speaking of Faraday, remember his theory about needing a “constant” to survive time travel? Seems to me that Sawyer’s only “constant” is getting laid, regardless of dimension: flash-back, flash-forward, flash-sideways, and apparently even a little flash-from-behind.
  • I don’t know about you, but I Was totally shocked when the mysterious hooded figure fleeing down the alley away from the crash scene was revealed as Kate! I mean, I was absolutely certain it had to be Frogurt. Masterfully played, Darlton.
  • I’m not sure what I find more amusing – the fact that everyone seems convinced they’ll be able to pop the keys into the ignition of the Ajira jet and just take off for the friendly skies without any repairs or refueling, OR hearing Sawyer explain away Kate’s concern about not having a pilot for the plane by telling her they’ll just hop into Widmore’s sub and burn rubber like so much McQueen and McGraw.
  • I usually don’t comment on the previews of next week’s episode, but I was thrilled to see we’re about to have all our questions about Richard Alpert finally answered, such as, “Why don’t you ever age?”, “Where do you store your seemingly endless supply of Maybelline?” and “What’s The Tick really like?”
4 Comments leave one →
  1. mexicanjunior permalink
    March 17, 2010 3:58 pm

    The Nicole Kidman look alike was the best part of the episode…mainly because she got kicked the eff out for looking through his underwear.

    • March 17, 2010 4:04 pm

      She’s way too pasty for my liking. I’m much more on board with that Ilana chick.

  2. March 17, 2010 3:33 pm

    Don’t you worry about the ad hoc rookie piloting of a sub. What could possibly go wrong?

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