I watched the Season Three finale for LOST by myself. I had to fly out early in the morning and was forced to shack up at a hotel close to the airport. It was cool, but my impressions were immediately my own. Did I just watch one of the best hours of television, ever? While the fact remains likely, ABC is now left with the challenge of backing up that episode with a huge Season Four opener.
Since LOST returning this Thursday, there are now some who have already seen what's coming.
Lost Returns with Season Four
Variety has had the opportunity to catch the first episodes of the fourth season of LOST and, though worried about where things might now be heading, seem pleased with the shortened season's kickoff.
Welcome to a spoiler-free zone, as "Lost" engrossingly kicks off its strike-shortened fourth season still riding the wave of last spring's dazzling twist introducing a flash-forward component. The season premiere continues to offer tantalizing clues about what that future holds, while dealing with fallout from the suspect rescue party's arrival and a key character's heroic sacrifice. Notably, though, the second episode risks missteps similar to those that have bogged the show down before, with new faces and backstories to absorb. That said, "Lost's" return goes down like a welcome tonic as scripted TV fades to black.