Lost Review 5.08 - 'LaFleur' Part 2

Something interludes us with a lovely little teaser now. Juliet and the rest are sitting around during Sawyer's performance as LaFleur for Horace and as she tells Miles of who she was on the island, she says that not all of the Dharma Initiative were killed when Ben took over. Can't wait till they develop that further! But back to this week's story and the alarm goes off to signify a Hostile attack and we see the great Richard Alpert swan into the camp holding a fire-torch ready for retribution from the truce being broken leaving two of his men dead.


I believe it was two weeks ago that RachelL from the SideReel team put up a discussion that Richard wears eyeliner and we see that Sawyer thinks that as well. In true Sawyer fashion he makes a comment about Richard's cosmetic use, shows disdain for Horace's authority and goes to square up to Richard. Boom. Sawyer throws a massive truth bomb to him simply stating he knows who he is, knows about Jughead and says that he too is waiting for Locke's return. The truce hadn't been broken by the Dharma Initiative but Richard but demands Paul's body in penance. A weeping Amy lets them take it and LaFleur has shown his worth to the Initiative and has bought himself and the gang two more weeks on the island.


In the closing stages of the episode we have such a tender-loving scene between Sawyer and Juliet. She is determined to go on the sub the next day to escape the island but Sawyer convinces her to stay. Then seamlessly we're shot to 1977 as LaFleur strides home with a beautiful flower where he is greeted with dinner on the table and Juliet in the kitchen. It is clear that over the three years they have become a couple who care and love each other. Next, LaFleur explains to Horace that three years is enough to get over a person. Horace and Amy had fought because he thinks she was not over Paul. LaFleur tells him about Kate and how he felt about her, but also about how happy he is now and that he has let go. Three years is enough. Time can heal.


The reason I have constantly switched between describing Sawyer as 'Sawyer' and 'LaFleur' is because I really feel that they are different people at heart. James Ford had changed his name before to become Sawyer, who is a grifter, a thief and a user of women. But in this episode we are shown that when he changes his name again to LaFleur, he becomes trustworthy, responsible and a caring partner. No longer is he out for himself just to survive. He is a valued member of the camp and is happy settling down with Juliet and I truly believe he is better off without Kate. Jack and Kate can play their dysfunctional games for all that I care. She has hurt Sawyer in the past and used him to get back at Jack. LaFleur is happy now and he deserves to be. But, as we all know, Kate is back on the island in 1977 and in the final scene and we see them reunited on the cliff top. Will he remain LaFleur? Or become Sawyer again. Time will tell.


Ok, I'll leave you there for two weeks now with a few questions puzzling my brain:-


- Is Locke back in 1977 too? And if so, what will happen after he searches out Richard to become the leader of the Others once again?

- Who from the Dharma Initiative survived Ben's attack?

- Will Daniel sabotage the Orchid? as he is working on it in 1977 but we also know he tells Charlotte as a child to leave the island before something bad happens.


See y'all on the island in two weeks....

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Mar 5, 2009 10:09AM EST

Great review. This was one of my favourite eps. Being a leader and making decsions really seemed to suit Sawyer. I really liked the settled down Sawyer/LaFleur. I agree that he is better off without Kate. She complicates his life so much and its probably the first time I have disliked her character. Juliet is really starting to grow on me and I can't wait to see how she reacts to her return.
Yes what time are Locke and Ben in? Where is Sun and Frank? Argh it is drving me nuts lol.
The next ep looks awesome. It's going to be a long 2 weeks.......

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Mar 5, 2009 12:38PM EST

I think you missed to point out that Amy's Baby, that isn't named yet, is future Ben.In an earlier episode he refered to Horace as his dad.
I'm really looking forward to what the authors have planned for the future of the series. Trying to anticipate what's happening on the island is like predicting the future.. you can always have a lucky guess but you cannot know.
But they definetly should air 1 episode every day. Its torture to have to wait...

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Mar 5, 2009 12:47PM EST

liquidmind, not to be rude and thank you for commenting, but it has been shown that Ben is born in America and comes to the island when he is nine or so with his father Roger. Horace was there when he is born and that is who offered Roger the job with the dharma initiative. This episode is season 3.20 - the Man Behind The Curtain.

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Mar 5, 2009 2:25PM EST

This is a great rewiew! Really puts everything in its places. I always disliked Kate and even more so the Kate/Sawyer line. I think that Sawyer and Juliet are perfect! Brilliant idea.
Cant wait for the next episode.

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Mar 6, 2009 2:47AM EST

no mention of the ankh?? that's going to prove to be very important down the line in my opinion. whatever that statue was, it was holding an ankh in each hand (at least thats what it looked like)

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Mar 6, 2009 1:45PM EST

Great review, sabre7! I'm thinking he's switchin' back to Sawyer; you could kind of see it in his eyes the moment he saw Kate.But I too loved him as LaFleur and quite enjoyed the Juliet relationship.Oh...And Richard can deny, deny, but we all know he does wear that eyeliner!

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Mar 6, 2009 8:22PM EST

Hahaha I just love Sawyer's comments (hoping he'll still have that as LaFleur -- cus I definitly prefer him as LaFleur) I didn't think Sawyer/Juliet would work, but I was proved wrong, I love it!As for where Locke, Ben, Frank and Sun are, I read somewhere that Sun and Jin wouldn't be in the same "when" and I think there was signs of other time era's in the end of that episode where you saw them.... (Don't know how they split up though.....)This was a great episode...Does anyone know why we have to wait two weeks?? I don't think I can wait that long....

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Mar 6, 2009 10:19PM EST

Probably one of the best episodes of the entire series. Juliet is really growing on me, I would have never thought that the thing with her and Sawyer would work. When the statue appeared I was completely paralized... I would love that question to be answer, what I personaly think about the statue is that all of the main characters (kate, jin, sawyer, jack, etc.) were something like gods and goddesss of the ancient island.
Your reviews are simply amazing.
Greetings from Venezuela!

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