TTID was really disappointing, easily the worst of the season (and I really didn't like FI or EMFH) and possibly the series. After going back and re-watching Solitary, I realized just how good S1 was and how depressing it is that so many people hail TTID as a S1-type epi. Yes, there was the return of the ensemble and some lighthearted banter, but it really doesn't even come close to the same quality. Heck, a S1 epi would have included everyone in the feel-good time - much like Sawyer tried to join the group by betting on the golf tournament, it could've been an opportunity to try to show Pikki in a good light. Oh well.
Sawyer was just too much, maybe my biggest problem with this episode since I thought most of it fell flat. Apparently, some people thought it was hilarious and that Sawyer was in rare form; Apparently dead-guy-shtick + Sawyerisms = 10!!
Plus, I know that many fans are happy to finally get a break from Jack, but some of us that feel that way about Sawyer (and I'm only giving Kate a pass since she's finally not teen angst Kate).
Originally Posted by colin72
I agree. No one on the beach seemed concerned that Jack was with The Others. You would think they would be really concerned to lose Jack since he is their only doctor.
And it goes against continuity again too - remember Pikki's assault on Hurley when he returned to camp without the others? Yet its happy montage for Kate & Sawyer? What's more, two montages in one episode, as a follow up to the one in SIASL? Meh.
It seemed the flashbacks were filling in all the gaps in Hurley's past and with the overly lighthearted actions of the boys on the island, I had that uneasy "I am a leaf on the wind; watch how I soar" feeling - and although I know it might have been series suicide, I was hoping for a surprisingly unhappy moment near the end to salvage the episode. And all these complaints without even mention of how tedious and frivolous the van scene were....