On the Island
I wasn’t a fan of this situation. For as long as I can remember I’ve said that Sawyer belongs on the Island. What does he have in the real world to go back to? Even Jacob said it in the last episode. I don’t think he should have left. It doesn’t bother me too much, because I was prepared for him to die, so I guess this is better.
-Whew, I agreed with Hurley when Sawyer walked away from the group. I had a very bad feeling about that.
-Sawyer called “Locke” Smokey!! The writers have had that up their sleeve for six seasons.
-Was there any point in Sawyer little adventure over to the Well? It didn’t really accomplish anything, I guess they got gun out of it. Weird.
-I was very conflicted when Sawyer, Kate and Claire were running to the plane. I knew Claire had to go, but I really didn’t want Kate and Sawyer to leave the Island. I still think they should have stayed, but Claire needed Kate to go with her and Sawyer couldn’t stay alone.
On the other hand… I can’t even describe my happiness about the Sawyer Juliet reunion. Oh wait, yes I can. Jump down to Juliet’s write-up.
As for Sawyer’s character, apparently the Anthony Cooper thing was a red herring. He obviously got over his Anthony Cooper issues when he killed him. The only outstanding issue was his unfinished business with Juliet.
-Haha, Sawyer checked out Jack in the hospital. He even did a double take.
-Aww, you poor Americans have to use paper money in vending machines. What a bother.
Off the Island
The writers certainly do listen to us when we ask for things. There was an overwhelming support for Sawyer and Juliet, no one could have expected it. I don’t think the writers expected us to be so rabid about it. So when Juliet died (all three times) it was a major disappointment. But there was hope. These two could get back together in the other universe. Does it change anything that this was the Afterlife and not actually another chance? I don’t think so. It was good enough just to see these two get back together under any circumstances.
After Desmond reunited with Penny at the end of season 4 I wasn’t really sure if I’d ever like a couple that much. Having the writers try to recreate that with Jin and Sun was laughable to me. But lo and behold, they did it again. This reunion made the finale ten times better. After that scene I actually said, “that’s all I needed”. Apparently I had subconsciously set up a requirement for this episode, I needed to see this scene. Luckily it happened.
-I did a little squeal when Juliet came to check in with Sun. Then in the back of my mind I got scared thinking that it would be unlikely that Jack and Juliet wouldn’t run into each other more. But that was obviously a small hurdle.
-Hey, we were all right about Juliet being David’s mom. That’s nice too.
-It was such a relief when Juliet got called back to the hospital.
-I still don’t really get the “we can go Dutch” thing. Can anyone explain that to me?
-The entire episode was worth it for the Sawyer/Juliet flash. I’m willing to say that it was as good as the Desmond/Penny reunion. And I cried both times I watched it.