yes, and it KILLS ME TO SAY IT, but it was utter shit. save for hurley and sayids moments together, kate confronting sawyer and the reveal at the end atleast sets things up for real drama even if they had to make EVERY character act COMPLETELY OUT OF CHARACTER to do it. 3 in a row, i'm worried REALLY REALLY WORRIED it might never come back. jack, kate, sawyer, locke, charlie = nobody acting how they would reasonably act. and save for the reveal of sawyers accomplice everything was completely predictable.
why would locke need to babysit charlie? first season he left it up to free will and fate and now he has to take things away from him and embarrass him? why is jack so irrational and gung ho about getting to the guns? how could locke fall for sawyer? why in gods name would sawyer do ANYTHING like this? 'he's bad.' i dont think so. he hasnt been bad for a long time. and the way he was taunting jack like some kind of schoolyard bully was awful. in the first season he and jack clashed because of their personalities. and sawyer has been pretty cool and likable for a long time. why did he feel the need to flip out? he won kate and jack had recently saved his life. why all the hate? 'they're running the place now and i dont like being bossed around'. i dont buy it for a second. thats the writers lazily creating conflict where one had worn away. and charlie doing what he's done has put him over the deep end of unforgivable. its not in his character AT ALL, but neither was the way locke treated him. still, even if he wanted to get locke back there is no way in fuck he would do something to sun like that who was a complete innocent. never. the writers have just created hate for those two because they needed it and i dont know if i can forgive them for that.