“LOST” Airs Monday, April 16 at 8:00 PM on Syfy
The premiere episode of Eureka’s fifth season gives no indication that it is also the beginning of the show’s final season. Indeed, the energy, writing and direction is such that it feels like a series still heading for its creative peak. If it is better to go out on a high mark, leaving the audience wanting more, then “Lost” certainly starts off this final run of fourteen episodes in grand style.
When last we visited our favorite little town of geniuses (and Sheriff Carter), the Astreaus mission to Jupiter’s moon Titan had gone horribly awry with the ship, and most of our main characters, disappearing without a trace. The premiere picks up moments after that as we see what fate has befallen the intrepid crew. It’s a doozy as they find themselves in the last place they expected and find their lives irrevocably altered. To say anymore would spoil the surprises that await the viewer, but suffice to say things are once again shaken up for our characters yet there is one final twist that sort of pokes fun at the “everything changes” trope. Again, you will have to see it for yourself.
This review is necessarily extremely brief, as to talk about the episode in depth would ruin several surprises. Next week I will be a bit more elaborate as the shock and awe of this week’s plot will be fully in play. I will have more to say about the developments from this episode and how they may affect things going forward. In the meantime, prepare for an awesome hour of television and enjoy the beginning of the end for one of the most refreshingly innovative series on television.