S1E04 – Walkabout

When I think back on the first time I watched Lost, I mostly remember the broad strokes of what I enjoyed about the show. I remember the gripping pilot episode. I remember the evolution of the characters and the clever use of flashback to slowly pull back the curtain on the many mysteries that get peppered throughout the show.

I also distinctly remember Walkabout as the episode that made me sit up, take notice, and fall in love with the show. In some ways, this episode is the payoff to all the tense, foreboding establishing shots of John Locke over the past three hours of Lost. In others, it is a master class in subverting expectations. Walkabout is Lost learning to do what it does best. Continue reading “S1E04 – Walkabout”