After what seemed an eternity, ABC's Lost has finally returned for another 16 episode run. When last we saw the castaways on TV's funkiest island it was May 29, 2008. Hillary Clinton was still alive for the Democratic nomination. The Dow was above 12,500. On a personal note, I've gotten engaged and bought a house since the island vanished before our very eyes. Time marches on.
Of course, Time (with a captial T) is what this season of Lost is all about. Rather than give a full recap of each episode (CL Intern Michelle has her take here, and I highly recommend Entertainment Weekly's Doc Jansen as well), I'll focus on the things that captured my imagination or made my head spin often simultaniously. It strikes me that much of the fun of Lost comes from sorting through everyone's theories, and then finding out exactly how far off we are when a new episode airs and changes everything.
One final note: If the season premiere of Lost is sitting on your DVR until you have a free moment, you'll probably want to stop reading now.
Still with me? Good. Click below and check out my quick hits on last night's season premiere