'Lost' 3x01: We Ain't in Kansas Anymore, Freckles
Two words describe my emotion after the first few moments of last night's Season 3 premiere episode of 'Lost': blown away. Based on the hype and the message boards, I knew something major was supposed to happen, but I really did not see that one coming AT ALL. Seems as though the Others are maybe employees of the Dharma Initiative, and perhaps the island is not as remote as we once were led to believe. I had always envisioned this island to be smack dab in the middle of the South Pacific, especially based on last season's cliffhanger showing the two men parked in the middle of a polar ice cap picking up its radio waves. But now I'm questioning that theory, that maybe the proximity to civilization is much closer than we think.
As for another aspect of the episode, I was a little uninterested in Jack's backstory. I don't feel like I needed that information. I'm growing a little impatient with Jack's melodrama, and I wish they would shift him from the main character spotlight. Would anybody really be that good looking and that smart to be a spinal surgeon? No, I don't think so. But yet, I let it pass, as I do all the other implausibilities of the show, because it's total fantasy, and for some reason all of that is OK with me.
In conclusion, my overall feeling of the first episode was that it yet again left me with more questions, rather than answering any of last season's teasers. I suspected that they weren't going to answer much, but I would have loved a little insight into at least one of these: the hatch explosion and who survived, the 2 men on the polar ice cap, and Walt and Michael's journey on the boat. But that's what makes good drama and good writing, right? Keeping me hanging for the next episode, because of course I can't wait until next Wednesday night.