Last night’s episode of ‘Lost’ (only four more!) finally gave Sun (Yunjin Kim) and Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) their reunion. ‘The Last Recruit’ was the beginning of the end.
In Not-Locke’s (Terry O’Quinn) camp, Jack (Matthew Fox) and Not-Locke slip away for a private chat. Jack wonders why the Smoke Monster is using Locke’s image. Because Jack was kind enough to bring Locke’s body back to the island, Not-Locke reveals. This leads to the revelation that the Smoke Monster also used Christian Shepard’s (Jack’s father) body. He was trying to help Jack escape from the island. Claire (Emilie de Ravin) appears and welcomes her brother. She tells Jack that he was with Not-Locke as soon as he spoke to him.
Zoe (Sheila Kelley) shows up and demands Not-Locke return what he took from Widmore (Desmond). She gives him until nightfall and in a demonstration of Widmore’s power, a bomb explodes directly behind the camp. Not-Locke sends Sayid (Naveen Andrews) to kill Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) while he sends Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Kate (Evangeline Lilly) to retrieve the boat so everyone can sail to Hydra Island to the Ajira plane. Sawyer tells Jack to bring Hurley (Jorge Garcia), Sun, and Frank Lapidus (Jeff Fahey) to the boat and they’ll take Widmore’s sub home.
Sayid tells Desmond that Not-Locke promised to reunite him with Nadya (his dead wife) and he believes Not-Locke because he brought Sayid back from the dead. Desmond asks him what he’ll tell Nadya about how he got her back.
Claire tells Jack that she trusts Not-Locke because he’s the only one that didn’t abandon her. Sayid returns and tells Not-Locke that Desmond is dead. Jack, Hurley, Sun and Frank slip away to meet Sawyer with Claire stealthily following. When they reach the boat, Claire reveals herself and Kate convinces her to come with them. As they sail towards Hydra Island, Jack confesses to Sawyer that he doesn’t feel like the island is done with them yet. Jack jumps from the boat and swims to shore where he finds Not-Locke waiting.
Everyone else arrives at Hydra Island with Zoe and company waiting for them. Jin and Sun reunite (swoon!) as Widmore’s people pull guns on the castaways saying the deal has changed. Since it is nightfall, Widmore bombs Not-Locke who saves a disoriented Jack telling him that he’ll be fine because he’s with Not-Locke now.
In the Sideways world, Ben (Michael Emerson) rides in the ambulance with Locke who arrives at the hospital at the same time as Sun who recognizes Locke! Later Sun wakes up in the hospital and Jin tells her that everything is fine. The baby is okay and they’ll all be fine now.
Sawyer talks to fugitive Kate at the precinct when he and Miles (Ken Leung) get the restaurant homicide (Keamy and company) case. The prime suspect (Sayid) has been captured on an ATM camera. Sayid returns to Nadya’s house and tells her he can never come back as Miles arrives at the front door. Sawyer arrests Sayid as he sneaks out the back.
Claire arrives at the adoption agency and meets Desmond who convinces her to see his lawyer first. His lawyer, Ilana (!) says they’ve been looking for Claire. Jack and his son arrive at the office for the reading of Christian Shepard’s will. Jack and Claire meet as brother and sister. Before they can begin, Jack gets the call to operate on the injured Locke. As Jack begins the operation, he recognizes Locke but it is unclear whether its from the plane or the island.
Did Sayid actually shoot Desmond? Can Sayid be brought back from the ‘Dark Side’ as Hurley suggested?
Now that the war has begun, what will Widmore do with the castaways?
How will Richard, Ben and Miles figure into the war?