Errr...I didn't like this episode. At all. In fact, I may even go so far as to say I hated it. I kind of felt like it was just another Nikki and Paulo or Jack-sleeps-with-a-weird-looking-Asian-lady-and-gets-a-tattoo episode. That's how bad it was in my eyes. It was the weakest episode of the season, and one of the weakest of the series. Other than finding out that Widmore wants to kill Smokey and that Smokey has some mommy issues (so his mom might be an ethereal being of sorts since he turned out the way that he did--maybe Khaos?), it was very uninformative and we were back to watching a pointless LAX time-line again. Not to mention the writers are trying to push Kate and Sawyer back together just a few days after the death of Juliet, and that pisses me off more than I can express in words right now. I almost stopped watching it, which is pretty sad considering I sat through the above aforementioned episodes in their entirety.
I was really disappointed when Sawyer's blind date wound up being Charlotte and not Juliet. Granted, if it had been Juliet, it would have ended badly. I am still waiting for that mumbling before her death to come in to play and I honestly thought this was going to be that episode. Ugh. I am just so disappointed in this episode, it's hard for me to say more than that. I didn't have a TeeHee moment in this episode, I had a roll-my-eyes-dramatically moment. It was when Sawyer catches Kate after the hit and run and turns her around and says, "Whoa." Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh.
This post is such a downer...
I will say that I am SO EFFING EXCITED ABOUT NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE!! The truth about Richard Alpert will finally be unveiled!!!!! I guess it will be a flashback episode, which will be amazing. I think I may have giggled when I saw those previews.
Whatever. That will have to do. I have nothing to say. There is nothing to say. Worst first post ever.
Sorry this post sucked as much as this episode,
This episode followed two unbelievable episodes, especially "Dr. Linus", so I was really hard on it because of that fact. I realize that may be unfair of me, but the caliber of those episodes were miles above this episode and I feel like I was kind of cheated this week. I feel a little tricked, actually. I really am sorry if I was too harsh. I may feel differently tomorrow, but this is my initial reaction to this episode. Also, (as stated in my comments below) it was kind of cool that Sawyer became a cop and not a criminal, but I thought it was unrealistic that he would actually sleep with a woman for his job. Yeah, he was undercover, but I don't think that can actually happen... I know it was meant to dupe us, but I was just dumbfounded afterward.
EDIT AGAIN--The Next Day:
Okay. I slept on it. Fact is, if this episode had been in Season Four, I probably wouldn't care so much. But we are 8 EPISODES away from this all being over and I have high high high expectations at this point. It wasn't as bad as I originally posted, but I still didn't like it. I will stop editing now. Once I start a rant, it's hard to stop me.