Locke -centric episode. Some people say this episode was the one that hooked them to the show. Obviously the twist, that Locke was in a wheelchair, was very dramatic. But when I remember these first few episodes, this one didn’t really stand out.
I completely underestimated this episode. The fact that the general public thinks this episode is wonderful made me think that it therefore must be pretty average. But this is the kind of episode that I love. It is almost all mythology hidden under character development. On the outside everyone remembers Locke being able to walk again. What we forget is all the crazy stuff that happens in between. Things like: Locke seeing Smokey, Jack seeing Christian and Rose knowing that the Tailies are still alive. Since this was such a good episode I’ll give it the old 10/10