Ah…Lost

(Warning: If you have not watched the February 21 episode of Lost, stop reading now.)

Hm. I’m not sure I’m totally satisfied with tonight’s episode…it wasn’t as strong as the last two, but it was definitely a necessary evil. We needed to know why Kate wasn’t a fugitive after she got off the island. As it was shown, she was a fugitive when she got off the island (I’m not sure why she had to talk to Miles about that…did she want to see if the rest of the world knew who she was? Of course they did), and she wasn’t relieved of her fugitive status by having Oceanic wave its golden wand.

As for the baby, that was a good reveal. I turned to Caroline a few seconds before that and said, “They haven’t shown the fifth member of the Oceanic Six yet. It’s going to be Sawyer. He’s going to leave the island for Kate.” And then a split second before she picked up the kid, we both realized what was going on. It raises a HUGE question: Why doesn’t the blonde Australian chick leave the island with her own kid? And why would Kate leave if she knew she was going to be a fugitive when she left?

We still haven’t figured out how Hurley will end up among the Six, and we’re told by Miles that Ben is a much bigger deal–at least to those in the know–than we thought. I really just wish we could know Ben’s true intentions, but I have a feeling we’ll have to wait a while for that information.

We also learned what the Oceanic Lie was…except it seems odd that they used the number eight for the survivor tally. Who did they claim died? Does that matter?

As I write this, I realize that some important questions were answered, but I’m still left with a dissatisfied taste in my mouth. I crave more information. Maybe we’ll get it next week, or maybe we’ll get more moments where someone says, “Okay, let me tell you the truth about everything” right before an alien spaceship lands or someone sticks a grenade in their mouth (oh yeah, that was pretty cool. I’d get dry mouth and drop that thing in less than a minute).