"It's so nice to have everyone back together again," says Fake Locke on this week's Lost, as survivors are finally reunited after being separated since Season 4 (three years in island time). And the reunion is sweet. Jack and Claire share a touching brother-sister moment. Jin and Sun finally find each other...and can both speak English.
This show was more traditional than other recent episodes. The flash-sideways timeline focused on most of the members of Flight 815: Sun and Locke end up in the hospital (Sun clearly not happy to be on a gurney next to Locke); Kate and Sayid are apprehended by cops Sawyer and Miles; Jack and Claire meet up in the law firm of Sweetzer and Verdansky to hear Dad's will—Jack learning about Claire's existence for the first time. Meanwhile, Desmond creepily lurks around, attempting to unite our survivors in his quest to return them to the island (quick note to Claire's mom: you should have done a better job teaching your daughter about stranger danger).
The real action took place on the island, where the plot is quickening and our characters are clearly on a path to some sort of final, definitive battle scene. All the survivors, with the exception of Jin who is captured by Widmore, find themselves in Fake Locke's camp. Sawyer hatches a plan to escape, instructing Jack to gather Hurley, Sun, and Lapidus and meet Claire and him at the Elizabeth (Desmond's boat, originally Libby's). Claire ends up tagging along and is easily convinced to abandon Fake Locke, even though he's the "only one who didn't abandon" her and they've been hanging out for three years. All aboard. Destination: Widmore.