By Jeff Jensen
Updated February 05, 2009 at 08:00 AM EST

Lost Nation!

If you are reading these words, it means you have seen tonight’s episode, “The Little Prince,” and you are ready to talk about it. While I finish up my recap of the episode (it will post several hours from now), some preliminary thoughts after the jump:

*Solid, often moving episode. Liked how the season took some time tolet the characters stop and talk about what the heck is going on, howthey feel, exchange notes.

*Confused by the jumps in time? Here’s how I tracked it. The firstone took the Left Behinders from the 1950s to the fall of 2004 and thenight of Aaron’s birth and Locke’s encounter with the glowing hatch.(These season 1 episodes: “Deus Ex Machina” and “Do No Harm.”) Thesecond time flash took the castaways to a point not yet seen on theshow—because my hunch is that it hasn’t happened yet. Wanna bet that“Ajira Airlines” bottle came from a plane that is going to bring theOceanic 6 back to the Island? The final flash took Locke’sOrchid-seeking band to the night in which The French Lady’s peepscrashed on the Island. According to, the year is 1988.

*Did you see Ben’s van? The words on the side said “Rainier-Canton.”That’s an anagram for…. reincarnation! Is there hope for corpse Locketo rise again?

*Jin’s back! I had the chance to speak with actor Daniel Dae Kimduring my recent visit to the Lost set. Check out the brief video chatthat will be included in the recap to come!

Now, check out my conversation with Daniel Dae Kim about tonight’s big revelation, and then start your talking. I’ll post my yakking later. Namaste!

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