LOST: Given the content of this week's episode (a surprising subject for a flashback and a major character reveal), I expected season finale material. But the flashback gave me less than I wanted, and the scene in the cabin -- though it involved a twist on a cliche -- still had such a classic cliche I got a little frustrated.
Then Sara pointed me to losteastereggs.blogspot.com. It was at that point that I realized that I was not paying enough attention and that this episode, except for two mistakes (or what looked to my eyes like mistakes), was great, and delivered exactly what I wanted. The show is now in answer mode -- and we got some HUGE answers in this episode. We got the arc for the rest of the show. I will go into spoiler detail in the first comment to this post.
In other Lost news, after season three ends on May 23rd there will be 48 more episodes until the series ends. This is two seasons of material (24 episodes per season), but they will be spread out over three 16 episode seasons. That is kind of lame -- they are really giving us less for our investment of time, which is what people have been accusing Lost of for a while now, but it is probably a good compromise. The network probably wanted three more seasons, these guys had two, and this is what they came up with. You have to admit this is better than keeping the show on for 24 episode more than it needs (a la X-Files, which had at least 48 more than it needed).