Season 3, episode 1
Jack, Kate and Sawyer are kidnapped by “The Others” and put in different environments. Kate has a shower, gets a dress and is invited to have breakfast on the beach with the leader Henry Gale; Sawyer is locked in a cage for wild animals and without food or water and Jack is locked up underground and being interrogated by Juliet, who has a complete report about his life.
I’ve seen several complaints around the internet from people who have seen the premiere episode for Lost season 3 and have decided that the show has jumped the shark and I have to disagree.
I am totally new to Lost. I watched seasons one and two over a 2 week period at the end of September. I am really glad that I watched the DVDs because it would have been difficult for me if I had to wait a week for a conclusion to any given thread. I can understand peoples frustrations at not getting answers to questions that they deem important. As I watched A Tale of Two Cities and I was a bit miffed that the whole episode revolved around the capture of Jack, Sawyer and Kate. However, I wouldn’t go as far as to say the show has jumped the shark. How, can it when there are so many questions to answer and it is clear that the show is designed to reveal things over a period of time.
It is because of this that I am considering waiting for season three to come out on DVD. I do like Lost, I think it has some interesting and intriguing concepts but I don’t think I’m prepared to invest a lot of nail biting anticipation into the show. I already do that for Stargate SG1 and Atlantis.
I think if you are the sort of person who needs every thing revealed quickly then Lost is best viewed over a matter of weeks on DVD. It’s unfortunate though because without regular viewers figures can drop and the show could end up getting cancelled. On the other hand Lost has a strong enough fan base that it doesn’t need johnny come latelys like me.