I'm well aware that following Tuesday's episode, fans of Lost are split on whether they loved or hated it (or if they were indifferent). Let's consider first that, in reality, there was no origin for the island that was going to satisfy. It's like a movie that creates an atmosphere of fear because they don't show the ghost/monster for a long time.
I don't know if I'm the only one, but I'm going to throw this out there: in Season 1 I guessed they were in purgatory or hell. Either way, that they were dead. I'm sure there were thousands of people guessing this but it makes me feel good that I was kind of, sort of, at least close.
Loved this episode. Besides maybe "Lighthouse", best one so far this year. "Dr. Linus" has always been the best character on Lost thanks to the incredible Michael Emerson (and if he doesn't win an Emmy I'm going to blow my gasket!) and we got a full episode of him.
Sayid! A cold blooded killer with a heart of gold. He's always been a fascinating character. I watched the episode on Tuesday with a new Lost-head...she just bought Season 1 and was about to delve into the world of Lost. Convinced that she would forget it all by the time she got to this episode, she watched it with my wife and I.
Much Jack this episode, entitled "Lighthouse". The flash sideways was devoted to Jack and the relationship with his son. Very good story in the sideways flash, with Jack's son seemingly running away and Jack, worried, looking for him everywhere. Jack eventually finds his son, playing piano wickedly at a sort of entrance exam into a high-end music school.
Now we're getting somewhere. And it is somewhat fitting that Locke, whoever he is, is the one who stars in the episode where we finally see progress in this, the final season. As much as I didn't mind last week's episode, in hindsight we didn't really get anywhere. Perhaps inadvertently making up for this, tonight's episode was pretty great.
This episode did answer, at least it began to answer, a question that's been on my mind for quite a long while: What happened to Claire??? We also got a little more info on the strange Asian Dude (Dogan?), what's up with Sayid (but can we trust them?), and an emoting Sawyer (which is a really cool change in him that began to really happen last year).
The new and final season of Lost promised to answer many lingering questions, too many questions to list here, however the first episode probably left me with more questions. This confounding but brilliant series has thrown so many twists at us that at times it's hard to remember all the things we need to know this year. But they've sure gotten off to a typical start.