In short; I loved it. Typically I enjoy when the writers of LOST deviate from the main story line and have a little fun. It gives us all a short break in the drama.
That being said, this episode went a little beyond the typical deviation. And I can completely understand why people might furl their brow and be confused or even a little disgusted with the decision to air an episode like this. But not me. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
For the past few months there have been people who said they hated Nikki and Paulo. Who cares if you hate them? They were in like two episodes. So to throw that back in the fan’s faces the writers decided to show you everything that the pair had been doing before they got to the island and all the days on the island up to the “present time” all in one shot. And, this goes without saying if you’ve already seen the episode, these two were ahead of the curve the entire time – which is almost like saying to the haters: “Ok, so if you hate them, what if they were possibly two of the most important people on the island because of what they’ve seen?”.
But, when I examine this third season as a whole, I am almost to the point where Garrett Murray has gotten:
“This season has been such a complete waste of time I just about can’t stand it. I don’t know why I keep watching. It’s like I keep expecting it to get much, much better. But it won’t. It’s too far gone.” (source)
Perhaps I’m willing to hold out just a bit longer than Garrett is, but I am going to be honest and say that I’ve thought this a few times this season. How are they going to rescue it? I feel that they are definitely on an upswing right now since they are beginning to fill a lot of holes lately, and I guess I just hope the trend continues.
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