For all of you people out there thinking that the Sideways world for our castaways was an unnecessary Season 6 ploy....in your face.
While I had my skepticism about how Lindelof, Cuse, and company were going to meld the two different realities together, I knew it would be coming sometime soon, and lo and behold, "Happily Ever After" wrinkles my brain.
I'm going to be honest; I thought the episode two weeks ago was much overblown by LOST nerds around the internet, particularly with some claiming Richard's backstory to be among the elite episodes in LOST's canon. While it certainly was nice to see, I thought it didn't add too much to resolving any questions and simply gave us a bit of a history lesson about the Island.
This week, though, was a true gem. As flawless an episode as I can remember. Shocking moments, intriguing/meaningful/loaded dialogue, emotional impact, and the beginnings of story resolution. What more can a LOST follower ask for?
To start the discussion off, I'll say that the moment I saw Charlie's hand go up to the car window and realized what was about to happen, I knew that this episode was going to be one for the ages.
That tiny flash of the writing on Island Charlie's hand immediately storms into the conversation of "Best LOST moment," without question.
It will be very interesting to see how they go about with Desmond tracking down all of the passengers and trying to show them all what is happening (if he even knows for sure what is).
Some will fall in line easily, some will resist, and some will probably die along the way.
Be prepared for some of the greatest television moments of all time in the next five weeks, people.
For my money, we've already seen some.