Lost – “The Package”
Some television shows suffer from “Epic Episode Syndrome.” It’s fairly common on the silver screen right now, but there are certainly shows that suffer from it more than others. “Epic Episode Syndrome” is when a TV show follows up an incredible episode that contains all the hallmarks of an instant classic, or “epic” episode if you will, with a rather weak episode, one that seems to be suffering from too many comparisons to the aforementioned “epic” episode. I only bring this up because Lost has suffered from this problem since the day it aired. Last week, people began complaining once again that Lost had relapsed and was suffering from “Epic Episode Syndrome.” They claimed that “The Package” was a pointless episode, a meaningless foray into two characters who are not nearly as important as others in the big picture of things. They claimed it was boring, contained no forward momentum and had a cheap ending.