Honestly, I was ready to write the episode off. 56 minutes in, I wasn’t impressed. After three weeks of repeats, all we got was another mundane episode focusing on one of LOST’s least likeable characters (Anna Lucia). But WOW, with four minutes left, writers Lindeloff and Cuse completely turned the LOST world, at least for me, upside-down. Let me say this. I completely saw part of this coming. That is to say, when Michael returned, I knew it was too easy and that he was ready to wreck havock on our intrepid islanders, on behalf of THE OTHERS, or THE MAN! But to shoot (and possibly kill) two of our main characters. I did not see that coming. WOW! A few brief observations if I may:
1) For the first time, we actually get to see a main character go Evil. This will be fascinating, as since the show’s premiere, it was always the cast vs. the others, or the cast vs. the island. Now we’ve actually seen a cast member go the the ‘dark side’. The reprecussions of Michael’s actions will be very interesting to watch.
2) It was so great to have the amazing ending not ruined by internet spoilers. TV is so much better when we don’t know what’s coming.
3) In case you were thinking that Ana and Libby were targeted due to their off-set antics (ie. DUI’s), check out the Ausiello Report
4) Libby actually utters the words to Hurley, “I think we’re LOST” as Hurley tries to find the beach. Ummm Libby, the show’s name may have tipped you off!