Lost finally delivered something above average here as it delivered the most gripping episode since "Orientation" several episodes back.
First of all, the island plot is more engaging than it has ever been. Seeing the main focus return to the hatch is refreshing and continued to build up mystery of just what is going on down there. Henry's claims about the button as well as the blast doors and the map all keep building up the mysteries. There is a ton of information to digest and it's fascinating to learn more and more and it kept me constantly at the edge of my seat.
Character-wise the hatch story is excellent as well. It allows Locke to begin to build some trust for Henry and allows them to bond. It's easy to buy that Locke would begin to believe that Henry is righteous after what they went through, which makes it all the more tragic when Henry's cover is blown at the end of the episode. With the inclusion of Sayid and the others discovering the balloon at the beginning of the episode, it also gives us the idea that maybe Henry isn't an Other, and manages to make the final reveal a good surprise even though I had really expected it not to be after the previous episodes.
Locke's own story is excellent too. The flashback once more shows Anthony ruining his life, which is still sad to see even if it has been seen before. Seeing Locke lose Helen in such a pathetic way is disheartening and continues to make Anthony easily detestable, even more so than he was before. This adds on to the impact he has had on Locke's life. Locke's biggest strength on the island is his commitment to the island, and it's really sad to see that same trait ruin his life off the island in almost every way. Furthermore, it's essential to show this as it makes Locke's growing doubt in the island feel more realistic. His commitment seems to be wavering and this episode adds all the proper details to make it feel logistic, with Henry's talk about the button and the flashbacks story.
The side story in this episode is alright as it shifts Sawyer's control back to Jack. However, the problem is that Sawyer hardly did anything while in control so it doesn't feel at all satisfying to see Jack retake the medicine, which is a shame. With more focus Sawyer's story could have been really good but it's unfortunately been shifted to the background.
-The food drop is interesting and it raises many questions about how Dharma is operating currently. It's also interesting that I happened during the lockdown. Could it be that the lockdown was initiated to hide whatever it was that brought the food there?
-I like the new focus on Henry in these past few episodes. It gives the season more drive than before and has made for more consistent entertainment. Now that there are only a handful of episodes left, I expect the story to be excellent.
-The criminals in the flashback felt very typecast and bland. They were far too stereotypical to be a proper threat in my eyes.
Best Moment: The blast door map appearing was excellent and gripping and continued to build the enticing mystery of the hatch.
Conclusion: This episode brought together plot progression and character very well in a similar way to "Orientation" and "Man of Science, Man of Faith" from earlier in the season, making it share a similar success to those episodes. While it isn't quite as good from a writing standpoint, it is still better than most of everything else this season.
Final Score: 74 out of 100.
Lost had a fairly solid episode this time, but some poor writing decisions took away from what could have been a splendid episode.
For starters, Sun's story is strong on paper and is pretty interesting. The details were all placed in previous episodes to hint at how Sun and Jin always had a soft spot for kids, even in the previous episode when Sun told Claire that a mother should never leave her child. The writing was strong there but it was less strong in this episode. There were some moments that felt a little awkward, particularly Jin telling Sun that her father makes him do terrible things. That felt out of character and didn't fit in with Jin's story of doing terrible things so that Sun wouldn't hate her father, which was a little sloppy. Other than that and a few other things, the story was strong and consistent and I enjoyed it. The added intrigue of wondering if Sun actually had a proper affair with Jae Lee is interesting. It raises the question of if the baby is Jin's or his. Considering Sun's reaction to the doctor in the final flashback scene, it's entirely possible that he had told her of Jin's infertility after she already slept with Jae, but it's still a big mystery.
On the other hand, Ana Lucia has an excellent storyline where she gets to question Henry and comes to terms with Sayid. Sayid has moved on well from his grieving period and seems tougher and colder than ever which is nice. Ana's apology to him was a great moment and it was wonderful to see her come to terms with the fact that others don't like her through the use of Charlie. It was a smart use of characters to get the desired development out of Ana Lucia. Furthermore, her questioning of Henry was great. She asked all of the logical questions that Sayid did which was excellent and felt satisfying after Sayid's rather unimpressive interrogation.
However, this storyline led to a major problem which bothered me. Ana never shows the map to Jack and Locke for no apparent reason just for plot's sake. She was asked to get information so it feels inconsistent and unrealistic for her to take it into her own hands to find the balloon. In case it was a trap, like Henry suggested at the end of the episode, Ana surely should have let others know where she was going. Furthermore, it seems like a lot of people already know about Henry, so why keep it a secret? Wouldn't the reveal of his identity help Jack create the army he wants as well? These flaws really stick out and take away from this episode.
-Jin and Sun's island story is the usual fine story of love between them with a satisfying ending that leaves you feeling happy. There's also a nice comedy scene between Sun and Hurley as well. But unfortunately, aside from Sun's pregnancy reveal there isn't much substance here so it feels kind of like filler.
-It was nice to see Rose and Bernard again. Rose is keeping track of what day it is which is a nice touch that feels consistent to her character.
-The cliffhanger is very exciting and leaves the door open for many possibilities in the next episode. What will Ana and the others find at the end of Henry's map?
-The island healed Locke's back, so is it possible that it fixed Jin's infertility as well? That makes it really tough to figure out who the father of Sun's child is, and it really makes it a compelling mystery.
Best Moment: Ana apologizing to Sayid for killing Shannon. It's a wonderful character moment for her and Sayid turns the scene into something more by stating that the Others are to blame for her death, adding a more sinister tone to the scene by bringing Henry back into the focus.
Conclusion: This episode could have easily been a high 60s episode, but there were enough flaws that it really took away from the experience. The writing needs to be more ironed out than this to make these episodes more satisfying. This episode is still decent, but it isn't at the level that Lost should be aiming for.
Final Score: 61 out of 100.
Lost delivered a daring episode this time around and broke from the regular formula, but unlike "The Other 48 Days", this episode featured more mixed results.
The biggest surprise of this episode is that the focus is on Claire and yet we hardly learn anything about her and, if anything, we like her even less now. She comes off very poorly as she only seems to whine and complain her way through the episode without receiving any kind of development. That's not good for a show that always seemed to provide excellent character work back in season 1 which would leave me feeling immensely satisfied after each episode. This episode didn't feature any of that excellence.
Rousseau was excellent as usual but unfortunately she seemed to receive the most development out of the 3 main characters this episode. The poor handling of Claire was mentioned above but Kate was also very poor here. All she seemed to do was reinforce Claire's annoying whining and in a stupid moment pulled a gun on Rousseau in a scene that was quite clichéd and devoid of any tension. The main characters relationships should have been explored and there should have been better dialogue, but it was quite poor here.
Thankfully, the new Dharma station, The Staff was very exciting and offered us tons of new information that made up for the awful character development. The intrigue and mystery of the Others carries this episode and it's very exciting to see a proper dress code and resources available to them. Add in the fake beards, shaggy clothing and appearance of a clean shaven "Zeke" and there is evidence that points to the Others being much less savage than they appeared to be, and instead more civilised. These details are very intriguing and makes my brain run wild with the possibilities.
Another strong point of the episode was Mr Eko, who had an excellent scene with Henry inside the hatch. His discovery of Henry was logical and his meeting was quite tense and very satisfying. It's difficult to figure out what Mr Eko is planning and Henry's terrified reaction to him was absolutely perfect.
-Jack quickly shutting down the possibility of infection was a typical man of science reaction and was quite good.
-Henry seems to definitely be an Other now that he's provoking Locke. It seems clumsy to have Locke give in to his words so easily considering how calm and patient he usually is. It seems stupid for him to let Henry get to him so easily.
-The sickness is very interesting and I'm curious to see what it turns out to be It seems like it doesn't affect people anymore but I think it's safe to assume that it existed in the past considering the many vaccines.
Best Moment: Mr Eko talking to Henry was fantastic and provided the most tension out of the episode. It was really fascinating and we got to see some very interesting and exciting character traits of his in that conversation. Henry's suitably horrified face also added a lot to the scene which made it feel very real.
Conclusion: This episode continues the plot-centric movement of season 2 with some mixed results. The plot has moved well but the characterization is a joke compared to what it once was. Lost seems to be settling to be a lesser show, even if it's still a very good one.
Final Sore: 62 out of 100.
Lost has improved its game recently but it's still a far cry from the excellence of season 1. This episode is another example of a great episode that just isn't a good as it could be.
Most of what we got is excellent though. The island story is extremely engaging and exciting to watch. Henry Gale is very interesting and he opens the door to many different possibilities of what his true identity is. His behaviour and Sayid's reaction suggests that he is an Other but it will be interesting to see if that is really the case. Either way though, his arrival has made the story a lot more exciting and interesting and it could be just the thing to get this season some excellent episodes to bring it back on track.
Sayid's story is good as well. Even though we don't learn too much about Sayid, he is good enough of a character to bring emotion to the screen when we see the terrible things he is doing and his reasoning to do them. Seeing him first learn how to torture is exciting because of that and it is nice to see him start on the road to what ultimately leads to him becoming the man he is now. While the flashback isn't the best, it's still engaging and enjoyable enough to be more than just passable.
Sayid questioning Henry is exciting, but there are some questions that he didn't ask that he should have asked. For example he should have referenced off-island topics instead of just Henry's personal life. I understand that Sayid poked some holes in Henry's alibi but it doesn't quite feel like enough to make Sayid attack him. He is usually a calm and more logical guy, so he should have asked more difficult questions to ensure that Henry is a liar, instead of letting his emotions take over.
Jack and Locke continue their rivalry well in some exciting scenes. Jack surprisingly is very antagonistic and it's a bold move from the show to make him this way. But I think it works splendidly and it is great to see Jack with some major flaws he needs to overcome by the end of the series. Locke is good as usual, being reasonable and careful as usual, and it's easy to understand why his approach would tick Jack off. This leads to a splendid moment as Jack pressures Locke and we get a small hint of what happens if the button isn't pushed.
-Sawyer and Hurley hunt down a tree frog in this episode. It's mostly comic relief and doesn't serve a purpose though and neither characters really progress at all. It just feels like a waste of time, which would be better spent on the Henry storyline.
-Rousseau makes a welcome return with a crossbow, which was pretty neat. It's interesting that she knows that Henry is an Other. Has she seen him before perhaps, or is she so insane that she isn't willing to accept that Henry could be innocent?
-Sayid's final conversation with Charlie feels really awkward. Sayid's points don't add p here and his reasoning for attacking Henry is strange and contradictory. We see him poke some suspicion in Henry's alibi with his wife's burial, the mining company and speaking in past tense which in the scene clearly seems to trigger Sayid to attack him. And yet he justifies it to Charlie by saying it's that he felt no guilt. That's a very strange response in general, made weirder considering Sayid's logical demeanour.
Best Moment: As Sayid attacks Henry, Jack presses Locke to open the hatch while the button timer ticks down. It's all very tense and climactic with a lot of different things happening, which makes it very exciting to anticipate what will happen. Jack is fantastic as he clearly enjoys finally being able to rough up Locke a bit and Locke makes his tough decision see very real. Of course this also nicely leads into some small details being revealed about the button.
Conclusion: This episode could have bee one of the very best this season, but some major flaws take away from what was otherwise an excellent episode. Lost needs to find its way back to the incredible quality it used to produce, so hopefully this episode was just a fluke in what can hopefully be a strong closing stretch to the season.
Final Score: 71 out of 100.
This episode was a good come back and provided some quality entertainment to boot, making this one of the better episodes in this season so far.
First of all the story was exciting to watch. I always enjoy watching cons unfold on-screen and it's exciting to watch Sawyer perform 2 excellent cons both in the flashback and on the island. It makes for entertaining and gripping television, with an exciting development in its conclusion. I'm curious to see how Lost will handle Sawyer being in charge of all the gun.
Sawyer gets some nice character development as well, even if it's a little repetitive. It's clear that Sawyer isn't a terrible person like he says he is and that he could be decent if he chooses to. However, he really believes he can't forgive himself for becoming "Sawyer" and so he refuses to turn a new leaf and tries to get others to hate him, like Kate says. This is some solid storytelling and allows a good story to be told about Sawyer. While far from Lost's best characterization, it's still good and holds up the emotional edge of the episode while the cons provide the excitement.
Jack and Locke continue to be exciting. Their conflict keeps them both consistently in character and it's always interesting to see where each argument they have ends up going. Jack is confident to do anything he needs to fix something and does so by going after the guns. On the other hand, Locke remains the calm voice of reason who wants to resolve everything logically. The only flaw I would point out in this is that Locke expects Jack to trust him, yet we have no reason to believe that Jack would trust Locke, especially considering his recent behaviour.
Charlie's motivations are unfortunately a little bizarre. He has always been a character who wants to do right, but fails to, and yet here he is clearly fueled only by his hatred of Locke. And because of his hate he attacks Sun, which is really out of character. I don't buy that he would go quite that far after last episode's events.
-I enjoyed seeing a side-story between Hurley and Sayid. It was enjoyable and may have put Sayid out of his grief over Shannon. It's also a nice touch to see some follow-up on the radio Bernard brought in.
-I like the use of Jack and Ana's army as well as Charlie's new transformation to fuel the plot. It makes it feel like each of these developments will have a large impact on the story going forward.
-I loved seeing Locke scour the books on the bookshelf to find more information. It was a nice little addition.
-Sawyer's anger with Jack fits his character. Of course he won't be happy being ransacked by Jack and his anger over losing his stash only adds to his distaste of Jack. Add in the potential love triangle with Kate, and it seems fitting that Sawyer would have a conflict with him. The conflict itself is very fun too as there is a great scene where Sawyer really pushes Jack in the hatch.
Best Moment: I'll pick Sawyer walking in on Locke sorting the books and then easily manipulating him. It's not anything special on first watch, but it's really masterful conning on rewatch and is very fun.
Conclusion: This episode brought several plot lines together and created a single exciting story around them. That makes this episode run at a nice pace and deliver consistent fun and entertainment. Lost doesn't usually put characters on the backburner to have a all around fun episode, so this is a welcome change.
Final Score: 70 out of 100.
Oh dear what was this? Never has Lost been so pointlessly terrible and poorly written and it's utterly disappointing to see something like this, especially as season 2 had just started building up some steam again.
There's so much to discuss that I didn't like, so I'm going to start with Charlie. The handling of Charlie and Claire's relationship falling apart wasn't the greatest in previous episodes, but what we got here from Charlie was downright inexcusable and just awful. His behaviour is suspicious and just very poor overall. I feel like we are supposed to relate with him as he never uses the heroin, but it's hard to when he refuses to explain his actions logically and also makes some really boneheaded decisions. Watching him lie over and over was frustrating and his decision to create a fire to take Aaron was horribly stupid and illogical. It really frustrated me to no end.
Locke is awful as well in one scene, which is when he beats up Charlie. Locke has always been so calm and collected, but here he just seems to take his frustration out on Charlie, who is defenseless and has already given Aaron back. At least I did enjoy seeing Locke's disappointment in Charlie when he thought he was using because it made sense, considering that Charlie was the first survivor who Locke truly saved.
I was intrigued by Mr Eko almost taking over Locke's role. Locke dismisses Charlie's dreams, but Mr Eko actually considers them which is a surprising and welcome change. I look forward to seeing where that goes.
The flashback in this episode was awful and taught u nothing new about Charlie. It also didn't connect well with the island story, making it effectively just feel like filler.
-The dreams were a mess. They had no real meaning and didn't lead up to anything. It seems they were just used to make Charlie sound even more insane.
-So Charlie still didn't tell anybody about the monster, which is poor. Furthermore, apparently word of Walt has travelled around camp which doesn't make any sense. Surely somebody would have told Michael if that was the case, but with the way Michael acted, he had never heard.
-Hurley's little crush on Libby continued and he had some nice comedy scenes.
Best Moment: It's really tough to choose since there is honestly hardly anything worth watching here. I'll pick Charlie actually giving Claire some space near the beginning of the episode. That was his only decent decision in the whole episode unfortunately.
Conclusion: This pathetic piece of television failed to engage me on any level and was a real chore to sit through. This is not the kind of episode that Lost needed right now and Lost really needs to do well in the next episode since this episode will be hard to recover from.
Final Score: 34 out of 100.
This episode continues season 2's return to form with another strong character spotlight, this time with some more plot progression than the previous episode.
Jack's focus is well done as always. His episode's have been amongst the best character spotlights in the show and he provides the perfect flawed hero, making him one of the show's biggest strengths so far. His desire to fix things is really highlighted and even stated by Sarah at the end of the episode. It's an excellent character trait because it provides both his strengths and his weaknesses. It also transfers over to the island story where Jack blindly and desperately goes after Michael in an attempt to fix the situation, despite Locke's warnings not to. The theme of fixing is quite prominent in the flashbacks as Jack tries not only to fix the Italian man, but also his relationships with both his father and his wife. It's sad because these relationships aren't working because he's so obsessed with fixing everything, which is the excellent irony of the story.
I love how the love triangle story is subtly progressed in this episode. Jack is clearly annoyed at Kate and Sawyer's relationship so he lets it out on Kate in this episode, which was really well executed and I enjoyed it.
The confrontation with the others is fantastic at the end of the episode. "Zeke" is a really intimidating presence and the tension is present as soon as he appears. It's wonderful to see the Others stealthily control the situation and also take Kate. I also appreciated that Jack didn't give up right away, raising the tension of seeing what will go down in the confrontation. Seeing Jack's unwillingness makes the final scene with him wanting to build an army more impactful.
The only issue I had was that Jack, Locke and Sawyer didn't ask about leaving the island at all. Surely they would have since the Others would be the only ones who could help them with that.
Michael leaving adds a big mystery to the season. Will he actually find the Others, will he get captured, or will something else happen? I'm very curious to see where all of this goes.
-Last episode set up stories for both Michael and Charlie. I wonder if that means Charlie is up next.
-The Tailies, barring Mr Eko, haven't gotten much focus upon returning. Ana Lucia in particular has hardly interacted with anyone which is a little disappointing after all the build-up their arrival received.
-Jin an Sun got some nice development in this episode and it seems that they are wholeheartedly dedicated to each other now that they are back together.
Best Moment: The final confrontation with the Others was tense and exciting and I was on the edge of my seat.
Conclusion: This episode combined excellent storytelling with good plot progression to make another strong episode. Season 2 is beginning to find its footing and I am enjoying it.
Final Score: 73 out of 100.
This episode was a much better effort at a character-focused episode and felt like an episode straight out of season 1. It's refreshing going forwards to see that Lost can still hit that next level with characters.
Mr Eko gets a tremendous amount of development here and remains one of the best characters so far. We get to a return to surprising perspective changes as we see the faithful priest on the island as a cold-blooded and murderous crime lord. It's effective and exciting as we get to see the start of the turn of events that turn him from murderer to priest in this episode, specifically his brother's death. It's an effective motivation for Eko and it ties in wonderfully to the island story as well with Eko finding Yemi's body. This is a surprising development to connect Eko to the plane and continues to suggest that these survivors are here for a reason. I'm curious to see what is next for Eko after this discovery.
The other stories progress well throughout. Charlie's drug story continues to get more interesting as Charlie is now hoarding the statues. Following his dispute with Claire, I wonder if he may start using again soon. However speaking of Claire, she seems way to hostile towards Charlie, especially when you consider that he may still be recovering and hasn't ever shown any behaviour related to drug abuse. It's pretty out of character for Claire to be so mad at him for this.
It's also nice to see Michael continue to pursue Walt and find him. It's good to see him learning how to shoot with Locke and trying to get as many shifts as possible in the hatch. It makes me feel like he will do something big soon that could get the story moving quickly again.
The one thing I didn't like was the lack of reaction to the smoke monster when it appeared. Surely there should be more talk from Eko and Charlie about this supernatural creature? It's more infuriating when you realize how well it could tie into Charlie's story. Having Charlie tell Claire about a supernatural monster would be the kind of thing that could make Claire believe he's using again and could have tied in very well with their story. But unfortunately some realism is lost wen the monster is never mentioned after it's big appearance.
-Sawyer is becoming very liked now, which is a nice touch. I also enjoyed seeing Kate taunting him a little, which showcases their relationship a little more.
-I'm really excited to see more of Eko's journey from the crime lord to priest. He seems like a very morally grey character which I absolutely love. I'm sure there are many more layers to his character transformation which may be explored in the future.
-The ending montage was very good as usual as it showed the Tailies assimilating amongst our survivors in a couple nice scenes.
Best Moment: The smoke monster confronts Mr Eko. Very tense, mysterious and exciting, even if their is very little follow-up to it. The monster's presence raises the stakes by a lot, so it's good to see it again.
Conclusion: This was another excellent character episode which was exciting to watch and had some nice moments. While not a classic, it's certainly much better than most of the other efforts this season.
Final Score: 73 out of 100.
This episode was pretty well-paced and exciting but it had some major pitfalls that took away from my enjoyment.
First and foremost, it was good to finally learn what Kate did. The mystery of why she killed Wayne was a good hook throughout the episode and had me interested, even if I wasn't satisfied by the answer. I didn't buy that Kate would kill Wayne only when she discovered he was her biological father because that seems like pretty flimsy motivation. I understand that Kate is meant to appear selfish because she has been this way throughout the whole series, but this seems like a step too far. Her motivations just didn't feel real enough for me, and that sucked out some of my emotional attachment to the story.
I had similar problems of detachment with Kate's island story. While it was a good look at her romance with jack and her feelings for Sawyer, some elements just felt very confusing. The horse doesn't make sense to me and Sawyer being possessed also seems very weird. It's strange writing that detached me from Kate's own story throughout. However, that's not to say that the story wasn't good because I did enjoy it, just not as much as I should have.
Mr Eko was phenomenal in this episode however. He remains very mysterious and exciting as he always captured my interest in his scenes. I loved his scenes with Locke revealing their common ties in being men of faith and the reveal of the extra footage from the Orientation video is exciting and piqued my interest. This led to an excellent final cliff-hanger where Walt has apparently contacted Michael through the computer. It's exciting to wonder how this may effect the hatch and if it really is Walt who has contacted Michael, or perhaps even The Others.
-I liked seeing Sayid's grief over Shannon continue. He seemed pretty miserable and it's easy to feel sympathy towards him after all he's had to endure.
-I have mentioned that Kate is selfish, but not enough emphasis has been put on that. She is clearly driven as a likeable character and her flaw needs to be examined more deeply to turn her into the complex character that Lost wants her to be.
-Shannon's funeral, much like Boone's, offers a nice emotional moment and once again Sayid shines by saying some words for the dead. Lost does an excellent job of creating emotional scenes out of goodbyes of any kind.
Best Moment: The whole scene where Mr Eko reveals the missing pieces of the Orientation film. Mr Eko's speech about Josiah is excellent at not only keeping him in character, but at building anticipation to find out what he has found. This makes the shot of Dr Marvin Candle's face on the tape all the more rewarding and exciting.
Conclusion: While this story has several flaws, in the end it is enjoyable enough and the episode holds a well-paced story that builds anticipation for the future. While far from Lost's best, it does make me excited to see what is coming up next.
Final Score: 63 out of 100.
This episode felt more like a season 1 episode even if it didn't have the same impact.
First of all, Ana Lucia has been tremendous these past 2 episodes as she has carried both of them. Her story in this episode explains why she was so fueled to help the kids and save them. It also explains her aggressive nature and paranoia on the island due to her traumatic past. Unfortunately though, this episode doesn't delve as deeply into her psyche as I would have liked since there is hardly anything focused on her guilt for the murders she has committed both on and off the island.
Sayid is excellent as he reacts to Shannon's death. His initial reaction is revenge, but it's excellent to watch his reaction go from anger to despair to grief culminating in an excellent scene where he hugs Shannon's dead body.
Mr Eko continues to be an excellent addition. He is very logical and just, as he saves Sawyer and refuses to bring Jack and the others back to Ana with all of the guns. He also has a fascinatingly awkward introduction to Locke which I enjoyed more than I probably should have.
It was good to see a first flashback for Ana Lucia to learn about her past. It offered similar storytelling to season 1 where we get to understand a character's actions on the island through a flashback.
There aren't very many major stories to talk about in this episode so this review will be a little shorter.
-Kate had a nice moment with Sawyer which added to the love triangle which has been blooming between Kate, Jack and Sawyer. It seems that the return of Ana Lucia and Sawyer will bring more focus to this story.
-There were a few pretty awkward moments in this episode. Kate nearly kills Jack with a golf ball but he doesn't say anything to her about her carelessness. Additionally Libby berates Ana Lucia for putting Nathan in the pit, even though she clearly tried to convince Ana to do something along those lines to Nathan in the last episode.
-The ending montage was sweet and emotional but I had a few problems with it. Shouldn't the survivors be disappointed to see Jin back on the island since he was their best hope of rescue? It really shouldn't just be all smiles. Furthermore, why is nobody asking about who the other people are and where Michael, Walt and Sawyer are? It's puzzling and makes the scene feel more awkward than it should.
Best Moment: I really enjoyed the smaller scenes more in this episode. My favourite moment was Michael telling Sayid when Walt was taken. His anger and remorse for not believing Shannon when she saw Walt that same night was evident and was excellent continuity.
Conclusion: This episode told a good story and had its moments but it felt too ordinary. Even if it felt more like a season 1 episode, it didn't offer enough to really stand out.
Final Score: 66 out of 100.