Let me start by saying I really enjoyed last night’s episode of LOST. It gave us a glimpse into what Michael endured during his missing 13 days (huh!), while at the same time brilliantly set up next week’s two hour season finale. That said, I can’t believe Michael was only gone for ’13 days’. I know LOST time moves at a snails pace, but in the ‘real world’ Michael disappeared 6 months ago, so whenever the show had time stamps such as ‘3 days ago’, all I can manage is HUH?! (more like 2 weeks ago!).
That my friends, is the major weakness of LOST. Time stands still. Essentially nothing happened in last night’s episode. We just waited another week for a much anticipated invasion of THE OTHERS camp (sorry, I know the sting still hurts, I really shouldn’t be using the words ‘invasion’ in a sentence). Of course, like all good LOST episodes, more questions were brought up then answered. Why are THE OTHERS requesting four specific people? How do they know Sawyer’s real name? What’s the deal with Walt? And finally, in the words of Captain Apollo, ‘What the FRACK is with the sailboat?’ My guess, two new survivors wash ashore, who’s story we’ll discover more next season. While I’m on the guessing game. Michael won’t survive the finale, and THE OTHERS really have yet another secret underground hatch – the tents are just for ‘theatrics’.