Lost Season 3: "Every Man for Himself"

Lost Season 3

This episode, the con man gets conned: Sawyer meets his match in Ben Linus. They inject an exploding pacemaker to keep him from trying to escape, but it turns out it was all a mind game. But Ben didn't reveal this until the pacemaker experiment revealed how much Sawyer cares for Kate because he would do just about anything to keep her safe. Why was Ben testing this? Will he use it later on to harm them both? Probably...

Ben also shows his dominance and control by revealing that they are keeping Kate, Sawyer and Jack on another island close to the main one. It's a sort of Alcatraz like prison, and even if they are able to escape, they have nowhere to go.

In the spirit of the episode, we also see some more back story of Sawyer while he was in prison. He's probably in there for a failed con, but he manages to con his way out of prison. He helps the government catch someone who stole money from them and he gets a commission and freedom. And once again the man who doesn't care about anyone is shown to have a heart. He gives his commission to the daughter he just found out he had. Though he seems to not want to ever see her, I have a feeling this is more his way of protecting her from himself than that he doesn't care.

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Sawyer is such an interesting character because for some reason he puts on this act of thinking only for himself, and yet he continually surprises people by his care and devotion to those close to him. I hope the island continues to push him to embrace that aspect of himself and not continually punish himself and push away anyone who gets too close.

The last big reveal of this episode is that someone in the "others" has a very large tumor on their spine. I'm sure that is why Jack is there, but how are they expecting him to save them? They've only caused him pain, why would he help? We'll see what Ben has planned...

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Ben Brandt

Ben is a front-end developer with a love for all things web. When he isn't coding for his 8-to-5, he's usually running, watching movies, or playing with new web frameworks and languages.

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