LOST fanatics around the world are chomping at the bit for something, anything, to get them through the next seven weeks of the LOST hiatus. Day Break has not satiated their appetites; they've watched all of our LOST-Ternatives in marathon viewing sessions, and still the hunger gnaws at their LOST-deprived cortex. Lament not! Help is on the way, we've sent our intrepid LOST expert DocArzt into the withering landscape in search of new clues and exclusive tidbits on what LOST's February Return may hold in store. Beware: Spoilerness ensues.
So only seven weeks, huh? (HOLD ME!) We can do it! Together we will be strong. It helps to think of this as approaching the midway point; we made it... it's all down-hill from here. (At a snail's pace, but still.)
Probably the big question plaguing LOST-fans minds is: will LOST get back on track in February. Now, I have a theory about this. I don't think LOST has LOST it. Personally, I think the air of LOST 'Losing-it' is a fabrication of the Entertainment Media Press. Think about it. When LOST was hot, people were curious. A lot of casual passer-bys were interested in "what the fuss was about", and the fan buzz was so popular it made sense for the industry to follow the significant fan-bases lead by unleashing blind praise for the show. Now that the newness has worn off, publishers aren't getting the traction from LOST articles anymore. So they bash it. With the exception of Entertainment Weekly, the entertainment press at large has sampled this new method of getting people to read about LOST, and seen it as an effective way to draw readers. Yes, my children, the "Lost is losing it" motif is a product of the Entertainment Media trying to milk what was once a sure thing for readers by turning their forks and knives on it. It's a lot like eating their young. Of course, to the fans... none of it matters. What matters to us is what follows... the good stuff.
The mini-season ended in a pretty bad place for some of our characters. Sayid, Sun and Jin had made it back to camp sans boat, but in otherwise good shape; Desmond is seeing the future; Locke has found a new mission and a new hatch to obsess over; But perhaps the most pressing set of circumstances lay a few miles off shore, on the little island lovingly known as "Alcatraz" where Kate and Sawyer are facing down a duo of murderous others, while Jack holds Ben's Kidney hostage in an attempt to gain their freedom. Where's it going? I intend to find out.