With only two more Losts left, I’ll admit to feeling, well, a little lost — watching and dissecting the show have become staples over the last few years, and now that PWHQ is in full-throttle Island mode, it’s going to be tough to say goodbye.
Which is why, as a comfort to us all, it’s time to think about the show’s best and worst moments.
Some people like the shocking moments, the holy-crap twists, or the major reveals. Other people are obsessed with the mythology or minutiae. Not me! My favorite moments on Lost are pure character, like Locke shaving with a knife. (Who does that? Badasses, that’s who.) Hence, my all-time favorite exchange:
Miles: Where the hell did they go, Tubby?
Hurley: Oh, awesome. The ship sent us another Sawyer.
Sorry, Hatch, but I get more out of these illuminating character snapshots — we know so much about Hurley in this instant, and so much about what the little Island community has come to consist of, what the day-to-day existence is like that we don’t get to see. More, please.
On the “my eyes, my eyes” end of the spectrum, if I could delete pretty much the entire Bai Ling episode from my memory, that would be great. But the full-on worst moment? Michael shooting Ana Lucia. I vividly remember giving my TV the finger at that moment and shouting “[eff] you, show!,” which is an extremely mature thing to do. I just hated everything about it.
Your turn, Lostophiles: What’s the show’s best moment? And what’s its worst?