Season Review-Lost Season 3

Overall: 9.5-amazing

I know I'm reviewing this very late, but it's helpful to see someone's opinion after watching this season on DVD. During its broadcast, fans complained, especially during the first 6 episodes of the season. They were tired of the retreading of story lines, and the frustration reached a boiling point, especially with a 3 month hiatus coming up. Now, after watching this on DVD, I must say I actually enjoyed the first 6 episodes a lot. I'd liken that to my watching it on DVD.

After the "prologue", 2 fantastic episodes got the show back in its groove. Not in Portland and Flashes Before Your Eyes were two magnificent episodes, especially the latter. This season helped make Desmond grow on me a lot more. Of course, though, being a 23 episode season, there were bound to be duds. Stranger in a Strange Land and Tricia Tanka Is Dead were terrible, and thank god I could immediately move on to the next episodes.

Man From Tallahassee kicked off a brilliant second half, especially "The Brig" to the end, the best stretch of episodes Lost has produced. Let me just say, Ben Linus is one of my favorite villains ever. Emerson did fantastic work with him, and he was the "villain you rooted for". I also loved O'Quinn's work this season, as well as Fox. The acting prowess on this show was incredible.

I felt that Season 2 was a bit lacking in story, and I felt the writers didn't really know what to do. Now, with The Others, they had a lot more to work with. Juliet was a great character as well, and it was interesting watching her conflicting feelings over the whole situation with the pregnant women. I really loved her scene in DOC with Sun.

Charlie, one of my least favorite characters before this season, was also someone who grew on me. I started to feel bad for him, especially with his impending death. His actual death scene (and farewell episode, Greatest Hits), also struck a chord with me. It was emotional and really beautiful, actually.

Now, the finale. One of the best finales I've ever seen. Tense, exciting, brilliant. Especially, the whole flash forward was unexpected. It was a perfect capper to an almost perfect season of television. Of course, there's now a lot more questions that Lost will never answer.
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1.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: A Tale of Two Cities (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Jack, Kate and Sawyer are kidnapped by the Others, who reveal themselves as more sophisticated and savvy than anyone guessed. (44 mins.)
“ 10-masterpiece ” - whifferrack
 
2.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Glass Ballerina (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Sayid's attempt to rescue Jack, Kate and Sawyer from the others jeopardizes Sun and Jin's lives. (44 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
3.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Further Instructions (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Locke experiences visions of Boone, leading him to a new mystery on the island. (44 mins.)
“ 7.5-good ” - whifferrack
 
4.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Every Man for Himself (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The Others perform a sadistic medical procedure on Sawyer in order to prevent him from causing any more mischief. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
5.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Cost of Living (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After Mr. Eko has a vision of his dead brother, he sets out to return to the site of his plane crash. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
6.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: I Do (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Kate desperately tries to protect Sawyer from being killed by The Others. But at the same time, The Others plan to use her as a pawn on Jack to get him to perform surgery on Ben. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
7.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Not in Portland (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Sawyer and Kate struggle to escape the island while Jack sabotages Ben's surgery, and Juliet's plan to make a deal with Jack to kill Ben on the operating table is exposed. (44 mins.)
“ 9.5-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
8.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Flashes Before Your Eyes (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
After Desmond saves Claire from drowning, Charlie and Hurley suspect that he can see the future. So they try to get him drunk to get some answers out of him. (44 mins.)
“ 9.5-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
9.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A power play ensues between Jack and Ben as Juliet's future lies in the balance. Kate and Sawyer deal with the consequences of their escape. (44 mins.)
“ 7-good ” - whifferrack
 
10.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Tricia Tanaka Is Dead (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Having returned to camp, Sawyer's help is enlisted by Hugo, who has an obsession with retrieving an old VW van found on the island. More events in Hugo's life are also revealed, showing what brought him to be on the doomed flight. (44 mins.)
“ 6.5-Okay ” - whifferrack
 
11.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Enter 77 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Sayid, John and Kate find another Dharma station on their way to rescue Jack. In the meantime Sawyer tries to get his stuff back in the camp. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
12.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Par Avion (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Claire launches a plan to use migratory birds to send a message, but she doesn't understand why Desmond keeps sabotaging it. Elsewhere on the island, Sayid, Locke and Kate scale The Others' protective perimeter and discover their camp. (44 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
13.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Man from Tallahassee (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Jack tells Kate that he has made a deal with The Others; Locke hinders Jack's plan to leave the island (44 mins.)
“ 9.5-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
14.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Exposé (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Nikki and Paulo are two more of the castaways with a past just like any of the others. What have they been doing since the plane crash? (44 mins.)
“ 7.5-good ” - whifferrack
 
15.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Left Behind (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
With their secret location now compromised, The Others abandon camp and take Locke with them. But they also leave Juliet behind, handcuffed to Kate in the middle of the jungle. (44 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
16.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: One of Us (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Jack takes Juliet back to their camp after being abandoned by The Others. However, nobody else at the camp trusts her or wants her there, until she saves Claire's life. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
17.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Catch-22 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
After Desmond has another vision, he convinces Hurley, Jin, and Charlie to follow him into the jungle. (44 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
18.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: D.O.C. (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An unlikely person helps Desmond save the life of the mysterious woman who crashed onto the island, and Juliet helps Sun find out whether she conceived on the island or before the plane crash. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
19.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: The Brig (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Locke tells Sawyer that he needs to come with him to kill Ben. But the man Locke wants him to kill is actually his father--who also happens to be a figure from Sawyer's past. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
20.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
As Ben takes Locke to see Jacob and reveal the island's secrets, Ben's background on the island is exposed--as well as what happened to the Dharma Initiative. (44 mins.)
“ 9.5-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
21.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Greatest Hits (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Desmond has another vision of Charlie's death, but this time his death ultimately will result in Claire's rescue. Meanwhile, the survivors discover that an attack by the others is even more imminent than originally expected. (44 mins.)
“ 9.5-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
22.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Jack and the survivors wait for Charlie to turn off The Others' signal-jamming device, not knowing that he has been captured at the Looking Glass station. In addition, Sayid, Jin and Bernard are captured after The Others invade the camp. (44 mins.)
“ 10-masterpiece ” - whifferrack