1. A Tale Of Two Cities
Juliet’s book club discuss ‘Carrie’ which some dislike as Ben wouldn’t read it. Juliet loves ‘Carrie’. The Others see Flight 815 break up in mid-air. That the Others artificially constructed world is not one of barefoot feral jungle dwelling freaks is the big revelation. Juliet manipulates the captured Jack as flashbacks show his deeply insane behaviour. Ben has hair like a worn out toilet brush. Good.
“He wouldn’t read this in the damn bathroom.”
“You run you can make that shore in an hour.”
3. Further Instructions
Locke has a creepy vision. Good.
4. Every Man For Himself
Ben smarms. The Others have a submarine. Good.
5. The Cost Of Living
Eko staggers around the jungle having an existential crisis before dying. Nikki and Paulo visit the Pearl hatch with Locke and co and see Mikhail on a screen. Dissatisfying.
6. I Do
Kate and Sawyer get it on. Beware panty crickets! Jack operates on Ben but threatens to kill him unless Kate escapes. Flashbacks show Kate’s doomed marriage; she was and is road ass. Good.
8. Flashes Before Your Eyes
Desmond flashbacks and recalls Widmore the real big bad. Good.
“If the bearded wonder could predict the future, he wouldn’t have ended up here would he?”
9. Stranger In A Strange Land
Jack has utterly useless flashback. Cindy asks about Ana-Lucia. Juliet lies. Dire.
10. Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
Kate and Sawyer return to the beach. No-one talks about the Others or Michael. Hurley recalls how a meteor took out Mr Cluck’s. The Dharma van with Roger’s skeleton is found. Hurley mentions how his best friend Johnny ran off with his girlfriend Starla. Good.
12. Par Avion
Claire has an idea. Locke, Sayid, Kate and Danielle trek towards the Others. The sonic fence shows up. Good.
13. The Man From Tallahassee
Sayid, Locke and Kate have found the Barracks. Locke has flashbacks and menaces Alex. Ben orders Richard around. No Latin is spoken. Locke blows up the submarine. Jack is a mendacious ass. The imperceptible cracks in Ben’s leadership are apparent. Locke and Ben discuss the island’s healing abilities. Ben lies. Locke thinks he is uttering dread incantations. Juliet and her nose job and frozen face bore. Locke’s flashbacks aren’t affecting. Okay.
“I want to know how they found us.”
“No John unfortunately we don’t have a code for ’there’s a man in my closet with a gun to my daughter’s head’. Although we obviously should.”
“That would be the end of me, too.”
Flashbacks show how Nikki and Paulo murdered, stole diamonds, found the drug plane, wandered about the Pearl hatch and encountered the Others. Nikki is visually exploited and her greed gets Paulo and her buried alive. Okish.
15. Left Behind
Locke joins the Others (or so he thinks). Juliet and Kate fail to bond. Why did Richard never tell anyone what the jungle monster was? Ok.
“We don’t know what it is but we know that it doesn’t like our fence.”
16. One Of Us
Sayid, Juliet, Kate and Jack return to the beach. Juliet’s sugar parade of flashbacks goes on. Richard looks good in a suit. Juliet’s ratty wig is awful. Richard looks creepy. Juliet chugs OJ. Juliet shagged Goodwin. Bug-eyed Ben was creepy and got a glass of water slapped out of his hand by Juliet. Ethan wears a bad wig. Sawyer takes up space. Claire gets sick. Okay.
“I want to know what you people are doing on this island.”
“Where did Locke go?”
“He went with them.”
“Mikhail? It’s Ben. I’m here with Juliet. We’re approaching the house. Don’t shoot us!”
Desmond has a vision of a parachutist arriving on the island. Goodish.
Sun’s pregnant. Mikhail helps the parachute woman. There are revelations about flight 815. Goodish.
21. Greatest Hits
Karl has a warning. Ben the Dharma janitor turned big bad plots. The radio tower is found. How can Charlie suddenly swim? Good.
22. Through The Looking Glass
Charlie dies. A flash-forward shows Jack is a mess and wants to go back to the island. Jack makes contact with the outside world aka Widmore and his goon squad. Danielle and Alex are reunited. Locke tries to kill Naomi. Monstrously eerie.
“This island is under assault by forces stronger than anything its had to deal with in many, many years and we are meant to protect it.”