Previously on LOST: Lighthouse

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Previously on LOST is a weekly column recapping and analyzing each episode from the final season of Lost. (Warning: May contain spoilers!)

Not every LOST episode can be “Through the Looking Glass”. There are certainly a lot of setup episodes throughout the course of the series, and I can accept that. The most I ask from these episodes is that they provide a few mythology elements to chew on, and the non-island portion of the show explores the characters in an interesting way. In this regard, the Lighthouse is a complete success.

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Previously on LOST: The Substitute

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Previously on LOST is a weekly column recapping and analyzing each episode from the final season of Lost. (Warning: May contain spoilers!)

The Substitute is a great episode that revitalizes some of the defining elements of LOST that I thought had been missing from the first two episodes of the final season. More often than not, the quality of an episode boils down to which characters and actors are the focus.

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Previously on LOST: What Kate Does

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Previously on LOST is a weekly column recapping and analyzing each episode from the final season of Lost. (Warning: May contain spoilers!)

“What Kate Does” is the LOST equivalent of Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. It’s pretty shitty, and you can judge a fanboy’s unwavering devotion to a franchise from how they react to it.

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Previously on LOST: LA X

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Previously on LOST is a weekly column recapping and analyzing each episode from the final season of Lost. (Warning: May contain spoilers!)

Entering the final season of LOST, I had a lot of anxiety about how the series would end. For me, LOST represented a show that made me believe in television again. I’ve never felt such personal investment in a piece of entertainment. Delusional as it may be, I thought that LOST owed me a satisfying ending, justifying the countless hours I’ve spent watching, talking and thinking about it. Writing that sentence I’ve never felt more pathetic but, to deny it, would be a lie. Is there any way that a show can live up to these lofty expectations? Starting Tuesday at 9:00 I was about to find out, for better or worse.

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