Lost: The Final Season — ‘The Substitute’ Video Blog

By  · Published on February 17th, 2010

Editor’s Note: The following recap and video discussion include advanced plot details from the second episode of Lost, season 6. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you watch the episode before reading or watching any further.

We are back for another week of Lost. And as you know, there is no substitute for the Reject HQ Lost Club. Dr. Abaius and I are once again joined by the likes of Landon Palmer, David Gunn and Emily Younger to discuss the continuing madness that is season six of Lost.

Questions will be answered, they tell us. But what happens when those answers are followed with more questions? What happens when we follow Sawyer and Smokey Locke to Jacob’s coastal cave getaway and find not only his rock collection, but the names of “candidates” with corresponding numbers written on the wall? Well, we remain confused, to be honest. Although we do know this: there is some great game of good vs. evil, black vs. white going on here – and it involves Jacob and his nemesis.

But lets back things up for a moment. ‘The Subsitute’ changes gears from last week’s episode, putting the focus on the story of Smokey Locke (Terry O’Quinn), Ben Linus (Michael Emerson) and a reinvigorated Sawyer (Josh Holloway). I say reinvigorated because after drowning his post-Juliette sorrow in the bottom of a whiskey bottle, Sawyer emerges as the sarcastic hillbilly that he’s always been, a welcomed return to form. He then goes on a spirit walk with what he knows not to be John Locke, only to find out that he’s a candidate for something. A candidate for what, though?

This is one of the topics of this week’s video blog, found below. We also discuss our favorite types of bears, what happened to Claire, and we expose the clear liberal, environmentalist agenda of this show. Oh, and monkeys. See for yourself below.

Your move, Carlton Cuse.

Please feel free to tell us your favorite kind of bear in the comments below. Also, you can find more Lost video blogs here.

Neil Miller is the persistently-bearded Publisher of Film School Rejects, Nonfics, and One Perfect Shot. He's also the Executive Producer of the One Perfect Shot TV show (currently streaming on HBO Max) and the co-host of Trial By Content on The Ringer Podcast Network. He can be found on Twitter here: @rejects (He/Him)