The LOST/Miami Vice Connection

  Okay so over here in the rear-end of Europe we are in the last few episodes of the final season of  LOST.   In season 6, the  alternate reality has  Sawyer as a cop.  As I was watching tonight, I  kept thinking, WHO does ‘Sawyer’ remind me of???

  Well they also show re-runs of the 80’s hit T.V. show “Miami  Vice” on T.V.  So I happened across an old episode a little while ago, and there was Don Johnson in his  bright, spiffy looking clothes, well they were ‘da bomb’ circa 1983! He had his spiky mullet, and it hit me – SAWYER IS THE MODERN VERSION OF ‘SONNY CROCKETT’!!!!  Think about it, they are  both gruff, somewhat rough around the edges type of men.  Neither have steady love interestests.  They are both somewhat  reclusive and conflicted characters.  Shoot they even look somewhat alike!  And now they both play cops….well sorta.

  Tangent:  Of course what I wanna know is how in the world does a vice detective afford a Ferrari???  I  

  mean even by today’s  standards that’s outlandish.  It was even more outlandish in 1986!!! But I guess it 
  makes for interesting T.V., yes???

  Anyway, so your thoughts…. do you see a similarity between the characters of Sawyer and Crockett?  Forget the premise of their respective shows.  Just the characters themselves.  I find it strange, and have to wonder if one of the writers of  LOST has the whole Miami Vice series on Beta Max that he watches religiously, and if so, did ‘Crockett’ inspire the character of ‘Sawyer’?  Does this writer have all of Vangelis work on Vinyl or CD?  Are there multiple Nagel’s hanging throughout his house, along with geometric patterened bed sheets and curtains???  You get my drift.

Your thoughts?



  Love me some Sawyer.  What’s not to love??  I mean seriously, the guy is a man’s man, ya know.  That and it doesn’t hurt that he’s good looking to boot.  He this grizzly bear with a fuzzy underbelly that very few ever get to see.  Probably the only two that have seen that soft side have been Kate & Juliet.  I never liked Juliet, but it threw me for a loop when she and Sawyer hooked up last season.

  So I’m in the last 8 episodes of LOST over here in Romania, on this side flash or whatever it is, Sawyer is a cop who’s chasing down the real Sawyer, and whaddya know, he just ran into “running from the law Kate”, again!  I’ve read a few spoilers which leads me to believe she’s gonna stomp his heart out at the end of it all.

  But back to Sawyer.  I love the complexity of his character, the back and forth, the robbing Peter to pay Paul mentality.  Even though he does some low down despicable things you still love him, because the reason he does it makes sense, there’s a noble motive behind it all.

  Can’t wait to see how this series finally ends, then of course I want the complete series on DVD so I can watch it all over again from start to finish!