As tends to be tradition with the wonderful world of LOST, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse followed up their usual ‘game-changing’ season premiere with an underwhelming episode that featured a helluva lot of wandering through the jungle.
With a finite number of episodes remaining, the surprising return of Ethan (Dr. Goodspeed) as the creepiest OBGYN to hit the small screen since that crazy woman tried to steal Violet’s baby on PRIVATE PRACTICE does not make up for the disappointing absence of Ben, Locke, Richard and everybody’s favorite friendly neighborhood smoke monster.
The annoyance factor on these other Others is multiplied ten-fold thanks to their inability to answer some fairly straightforward and direct question from Jack.
As hesitant as we are to make this comparison, we can’t help but feel that mysterious pools of water with magical healing powers is to LOST what Claire Bennet was to HEROES. ‘Claimed’ Sayid or not, it kinda takes some of the suspense out of things like major character deaths when nobody really ever seems to die on this show anymore.
Which brings us to Claire. Who after a mysterious one year absence, showed up with just enough time remaining in the episode…. to keep us waiting yet another week to reveal as to what on earth she’s been up to and why she seems to have picked up the torch left by the dearly departed Rosseau.
*Note: And by ‘Kinda Sucked,’ we still mean better than 95% of what’s currently on television!
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