Last week, as preparation for tonight's final season premiere of "Lost," I spun up the series' pilot episode for the first time in years. A couple of hours later, I was left with two thoughts: 1) This remains one of the best pilots ever made, and 2) I have much more faith now that the end will make sense than I did in 2004.You can read the full "Lost" column here, and I also wrote a quick recap of how season 5 ended.
The first observation won't surprise anyone who's seen the "Lost" pilot, which is packed with thrilling, iconic moments like Jack (Matthew Fox) frantically tending to survivors amid the burning wreckage of Oceanic 815; Jack, Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) climbing through the plane's vertical, corpse-strewn first-class cabin; or Sawyer (Josh Holloway) gunning down a charging polar bear with no business being anywhere near a tropical island.
But what stuck out to me even more were the small moments that, in retrospect, pointed toward big revelations down the road.
To repeat two points from yesterday morning's post, 1)Do not, under any circumstances, post any comments including spoiler details about the upcoming season, whether gleaned from the leaked footage, reports of the Hawaiian screening of the premiere's first hour, promos, or whatnot; and 2)Because I haven't seen the premiere in advance, the earliest you can expect a post on it will be very late (as in post-midnight) tonight. And if I conk out before then, then sometime late tomorrow morning.