I expected to give this episode a 0.0 but I was surprised when I rewatched it. It is a bad episode but I had only remembered the awful parts. the flashback was most definitely irrelevant and annoying. The Sheriff, Isabelle was a waste of space and has no bearing on the story. Juliet’s court case was vague to the point of being useless. And the tease with Cindy and the kids was maddening.
Before I rewatched it I was willing to write this episode off as being non-canon in my mind.
But I was surprised. What I did like was the parts about Karl and Alex, and I especially like what Tom says to Jack about his perspective on The Others (see the Mr. Friendly section below for more info). The episode is probably still the worst episode ever, but at least it’s not a zero. 1.5/10.0