Lost - be careful what you wish for
I don't mean to rain on the parade, but last night's episode shows the promise and the problems that viewers are going to face over the next three seasons. Yeah, it feels really good to finally get answers, but pretty quickly those answers start to feel pat. Empty. Hollow. It's inevitable.
Take Faraday's deus ex machina about how Desmond needed to find an anchor. Could this anchor be a person? Why yes, I suppose it could. It was all tied up in a neat bow. And that made for a nice, tidy, nearly self-contained episode. But it's not a construct built to withstand intense scrutiny.
And I know, it's fiction, but because these answers have been built up for so long, it's only natural that the audience's expectations are sky-high. Also, I think it's only natural that the mysteries have more gravitas than the answers ever will. That's just human nature, to be intrigued by the unknown.
Otherwise, pretty cool episode. We're reminded for the first time this season why Desmond is such a cool character, we get to see the boat and meet some of the folks on it, we get a few hints about Ben's mole (there was some speculation that the mole was Ghost boy and that that whole thing about $3.2 million was a code, but now I'm not sure... depends on the timing, right?).