I loved the episode to the point where I wish it had been longer. The on-island story was superior to the off-island one, but it sure was nice to see Rebecca Mader's face again.
Josh has gotten some nice scripts during the series, and I'm glad we're back to Sawyer after experiencing LaFleur. The on-island stuff was intense--I was worried about Sawyer as I was about Ben last week. Tonight's episode moved us closer to the end of Lost, and it feels like we are moving inexorably toward a huge conflict.
Here's to Josh for riveting performance. Always a treat watching Rebecca Mader. Good job to all those involved.
I loved the episode! I loved the fact that Sawyer is a cop now. It makes it more interesting. I loved how they threw his season 5 name Laflaur in the episode. I've loved every episode of this season. It's starting to feel like the Lost I started watching 6 years ago! I LOVE IT!
The way all the characters know each other/live in the same city in the flash-sideways was really bugging me this season, but I finally stopped caring and really enjoyed the Sawyer/Miles/Charlotte stuff (although I was hoping to see Juliet).
The on-island stuff was really good. The way some of it was shot (mainly the Kate/Claire hug and the Kate/Sawyer campfire scene) really looked like season one's style, and that made me happy.
I really liked hearing more from Smokey too. He had a crazy mother. How crazy does a mother have to be to turn their kid into a cloud of angry black smoke?
Mainly though, I was just glad to be alway from what I think of Kitsis/Horowitz Lost, in which character is reduced to cliché and sitcom laughs.
loved it!But then again I'm a sucker for Sawyer
he looks so darn hot in all his scenes,thoroughly enjoyed every moment.Charlotte looked great but I hope sawyer is done with her.Sayid was freaky not helping out Kate!Only thing that annoyed me in this epi was Sawyer not talking to Claire wtfreak?
I loved it, the episode felt a lot more coherent than some of the recent ones, and I really enjoyed the performances by Terry O'Quinn, Josh Holloway and Ken Leung. I've never been a fan of Kate as a character, but I thought she was good in this episode.
First time posting in a "Loved it" thread - just want to add my voice of support.
I'm intrigued by both timelines and I just know it will all make sense soon enough. The only thing for me to hate about any episode is that each one brings us closer to THE end.
Man oh man, I love every episode of LOST. Of course, I loved this one too. I adore Sawyer and his story and now I adore his new side-ways story even more. He is still tortured and tragic but he was able to trust Miles with his secret and finally let someone else help him. I cried really hard when Claire attacked Kate and Sayid did not help. I was weeping for yesteryear---for their old bonds and the love that used to exist between them and it it anguish to watch their bonds disintegrate. But my tears last nite just proved how invested I am in our losties and their relationships. Aw, LOST!
When I saw "Sundown" I was scared where the show was headed. I thought characters were going to be just turning evil or something and was worried because that would make the characters too simple and one dimensional. But I lost faith only to have it restored. I really liked the Ben episode and this one too was great. Sawyer has not turned simplisticly evil. He's just conning all the bad guys. Nor is Claire one dimensional. She seemed evil when she tried to kill Kate and she may even try that again, but really she is just crazy and the fact that she was sorry and apologized to Kate while crying and hugging her shows a nice complexity to her character and her emotions. It was a sad and touching scene and Claire seemed genuine in her sadness/ confusion. Even Sayid, who looked as though he was possessed at the end of Sundown, has something more to him than just having turned evil. The look on his face when Kate was trying to talk to her was one of defeat and not just pure evil. The bad Locke is very interesting as well. I get the sense that the real Locke's personality has sort of fused with his.
I also love that with this season Lost has found even more genres to jump into with the flash sideways. I love that Sawyer is a cop and has Miles as his partner. It was so funny when Miles told Sawyer to put his clothes back on- Just over the top enough in a sort of parody way, but totally working and not too over the top. The flashes emphasized that great quality of Lost which is that it is the type of show that can go into any genre because combining genres has always been something the show has done well.
In the context of these new episodes I mind Sundown less. Maybe it was going for a demonic posession horror theme (with a little Kung Fu too), which wouldn't be too good if it kept up, but perhaps that was just that episode's theme and now they've moved onto other things. Even if Sayid is posessed, I am pretty sure they will do it well now that I've seen Sayid again.
It was cool to see Charlotte again. I wish the dead characters would do more than just pop up though. It would be nice to see them be more integral to the plot of the sideways story (and possibly the other too if the worlds somehow come in contact with one another). They have devised a way to have these characters be alive again without actually changing anything so they might as well have them interact with the main characters in a more meaningful way which would be really cool and interesting.