Lost is finally returning after an extremely long 8 month hiatus! Next Thursday we finally come back to the island. When we last saw Lost, we were treated to one of the greatest twists on a show...ever. We saw that Jack and co. made contact with Naomi's ship using her satellite phone. The person on the other line locked onto their signal and can now get onto the island to rescue everyone...or so we think. It's not going to be as easy as that, for I think these other other's are going to be worse than the other's that everyone had to deal with. But that wasn't even the big twist. Throughout the episode we got what looked like Jack flashback's to a very troubled time in his life, only to find out in the last minutes that it was a flash-forward, not a flashback, and he was trying to get back onto the island! If that didn't make you jump off you're seat, I don't know what sort of twist would.
Unfortunately this season we only get 8 episodes due to the WGA strike. Even if the strike ended today they wouldn't be able to finish the season in time. With only 48 episodes of Lost remaining the producers Damon Lindloff and Carlton Cuse decided to make three more seasons of 16 episodes each. They said each season would be treated as a chapter of a book. To stop reading a chapter in the middle of it would be such a tease for the reader, and that's what's going to happen to viewers. We're most likely going to be treated to some sort of cliff-hanger at the end of the episode, but not one worthy of a season cliff-hanger. I would equate the cliff-hanger we're going to get to reaching the end of a page, when all you have to do is turn the page to continue and finish the chapter. But some Lost is better than no Lost.
I've waited 8 long months and I'm ready for arguably my favorite show to return (reading my other posts you see it's pretty much tied with The Wire) and it's finally (almost) here.
Season 4 premieres Thursday, January 31 at 9pm on ABC.