Lost (2004–2010)
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The survivors left on the island, now led by Sawyer after Locke's departure, find themselves back in the 1970s, where they are now forced to become members of the Dharma Initiative.

Director:

Mark Goldman

Writers:

Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah (credit only)
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume (credit only)
Jeremy Davies ... Dr. Daniel Faraday
Michael Emerson ... Benjamin 'Ben' Linus (credit only)
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon (credit only)
Ken Leung ... Miles Straume
Evangeline Lilly ... Katherine 'Kate' Austen
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Reiko Aylesworth ... Amy Goodspeed
Nestor Carbonell ... Richard Alpert
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Storyline

Thanks to Locke correctly moving the island, the time jumps finally stop to the survivors left on the island, in which Sawyer, Juliet, Miles, Jin, and Faraday find themselves now stranded on the island in the 1970s when they are forced to kill a small group of Others who try to abduct a young woman and are now forced to establish themselves as allies of the Dharma Initiative by trying to defuse a conflict between the Otheres (called 'Hostles' by the Dharma members) and the research group. Three years later in 1977, Sawyer (under his new alias Jim LaFleur) is now the foreman of the Dharma Initiative living with Juliet whom try to adjust to life and deal with their fellow members whom include the drunkard Horace Goodspeed and his pregnant wife Amy. Written by matt-282

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Bad Robot,ABC Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Sawyer gives Juliet a flower. LaFleur means the flower. See more »

Goofs

On the trek through the jungle, after the group discovers Charlotte has died, and prior to their rescuing Amy from the Others/Hostiles, Sawyer's beard changes in density, thickness, and darkness from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

James 'Sawyer' Ford: Twenty years ago some bald fella crept into your camp, and then he disappeared right in front of you. Does that ring a bell? Do you still think I'm a member of the damn Dharma initiative?
Richard Alpert: No, but my people need some kind of justice.
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Crazy Credits

The Producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »

Connections

References The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

End Title
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Mistakes from the past
26 July 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

When 'Lost' was in its prime, it was must-watch television. Remember first watching it, found it remarkably easy to get into, was hooked from the start and was on Season 3 by the end of one week. The general consensus is that the final season is a disappointment and cannot disagree.

Season 4 was a solid season, with high points such as "The Beginning of the End", the three part finale and particularly "The Constant" and the only disappointments (though they were still decent) being "The Other Woman" and "Eggtown". "Because You Left" couldn't be a better way to start Season 5, definitely among the stronger 'Lost' season openers and one of the most confident and most settled. The episodes between that and this were also good to great, with the weakest "Jughead" still having a lot of great values.

"LaFleur" is a great episode, albeit not one of the show's best. It's taut and thought-provoking, providing new mysteries and questions while also providing answers. The on-island events are tense, emotional and above all gripping.

On top of all that, it advances characters, shows plot progression rather than repeating itself or being filler. There are surprising moments and also illuminating ones. Having more focus on Sawyer was appreciated hugely, after much focus on other characters, making for an entertaining, interesting and investable story that doesn't waste him at all and doesn't reiterate what is already known.

Found "LaFleur" to be an episode full of entertainment value, tension and emotional moments. The more dialogue-driven parts is a case of it being thought-probing, relevant and adding a lot rather than slowing things down and rambling. The character relationships have emotional impact and tension, never feeling unnatural or juvenile, and the time travelling structure is thankfully not as hard to follow as one may fear.

Can't fault the performances, particularly from Josh Holloway giving some of his best acting of the season. The Sawyer focus and that he had more to do compared to previous Season 5 episodes helped greatly.

Nor the stylishness and atmosphere of the visuals, nor the effectively understated and chilling use of music, taut writing and the tightly controlled direction.

It is agreed though that the episode ends on a slightly odd note where it doesn't flow as much as everything before it. The Bernard and Rose loose end is a frustratingly perplexing one.


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