As we draw this story to a close, I'm of extremely mixed feelings. I'm sad that a great show is ending. I'm happy that a source of carpal tunnel syndrome is ending ( I mean, have you ever tried to have a recap and review up on a website twenty minutes after watching it? Ouch!) I have realized that like in life, LOST has illustrated that although I've wanted answers throughout this show, finding the answers means that The End is near. And so it is.
As Christian Shephard's casket pulls into LAX, we see all the Losties and their parallel lives. Desmond takes delivery of the coffin and then gets in a car with Kate. She asks him who he is and what he wants. Desmond explains that he's her friend and he wants to leave….
Hurley and Sayid go to pick up Charlie, who has a bad attitude.
Miles, at the Widmore benefit concert, spots Sayid and Hurley and calls Sawyer
While Juliet gives Sun an ultrasound, the Kwons both experience a flashback to the island, including their deaths. They regain their ability to speak English (transferred across timelines), much to Juliet's surprise.
Jack and John share a bit before he puts Locke under the knife to fix his back. Jack gives the concert tickets to Juliet, who he was married to-- the mother of his son.
Sayid asks Hurley what they are doing. Hurley won't tell him. A fight ensues in the alley, Sayid jumps in to rescue a damsel in distress… who turns out to be Shannon. Boone and Hurley had set it up.
At the concert, Juliette gets a page from the hospital, while Charlotte Lewis wakes Charlie and meets Daniel. Charlie sees Claire from across a crowded room. Claire staggers off to find a bathroom, she has apparently gone into labor. Kate follows her to help. While helping Claire to deliver, they flash sideways as well. Charlie brings her a blanket, and flashes sideways, too.
In the hospital, Jack has finished with John, who is nearly immediately able to move his toes… and as he does so he flashes sideways and remembers everything. Jack has manifested a cut on his neck that he sustained in the dramatic cliff fight in the other timeline, but he has yet to 'flash'.
Sawyer (Detective Ford) tries to put the Kwans into protective custody, which amuses them to no end, as he hasn't flashed yet.
Sawyer and Juliette encounter each other at the recalcitrant candy machine, and flash on each other and immediately commence to snogging.
Jack finally shows up at the concert, and Kate greets him. She puts her hands on his face and he flashes, partially. She beckons him to come along…
… to the Lampost station, inside the Church. John and Ben meet outside the Church. Ben apologizes for killing him, and John forgives him. Hurley comes out of the Church and tells Ben that he was a great 'Number two', Ben tells Hugo that he was a great 'Number one'.
Jack goes into the Church and finds his father's coffin empty. Christian appears behind him. After a moment, Jack realizes that he's dead. He and Christian go out into the Church, where the main characters have gathered to 'move on'. Even though they all died at separate times, since there is no 'now' in the afterlife, they can all gather before they walk into the light.
Sawyer asks Jack what happened… Jack explains to the rest what Jacob told him. It seems that everything hinges on grabbing Desmond. Sawyer goes off to the well to find Desmond, the rest head to the heart of the island.
Hurley has a bad feeling about this.
Smokey McLocke and Ben capture Sawyer rather easily. Sawyer escapes just as easily, giving Ben his 64th bloody nose since the series began. Sawyer knows that Smokey needs Desmond to destroy the island… but splits before Locke spots dog tracks.
Desmond has been rescued by Rose and Bernard. They broke their non interference vow to pull him out of the well. Vincent the Dog, however, unwittingly leads McLocke and Ben to their lovely little hut. Some arm twisting occurs,