Episodes That I Liked
There were five episodes that I ranked 5/5, four of them with a “heavy” Desmond role in them dealing with time-travel and trying to prevent Charlie’s death: Desmond feeling the weight of his pre-cognition (E08); trying to save Charlie while Claire is trying to figure out what is going on with them (E12); Desmond faced with endless choices where none of them seem right (E17); and Charlie remembering his five greatest memories (E21). The other “5/5” was early on with a prison break where Juliet is ordered by Ben to help (E07).
I ranked nine episodes as 4/5, including Eko looking for his brother (E05); Kate’s romantic history (E06); Jack living with the enemy (E09); a history of Hugo’s luck (E10); Locke playing chess at a new Dharma station (E11); Locke dealing with his father’s betrayal (E13); Juliet’s backhistory is pure and clear until the Island (E16); and the two-part season finale (E22 and E23) with the visit to the underwater station.
Episodes That Were Watchable
After you get through the fourteen episodes above, the rest were all 3/5 for me: Jack meeting Juliet (E01), Sun lying to Jin (E02), Hugo having déja vu and understanding Desmond (E03); Desmond trying to save someone (E04); a “lower decks” storyline about diamonds (E14); Kate making a friend (E15); an ultrasound for Sun (E18); a bad day at Black Rock for Locke’s father (E19); and Ben basically being Ben (E20).
Episodes That I Didn’t Like
I liked them all, the season rocked.
List of Episodes
|S03E01||A Tale of Two Cities||Hello Juliet! Nice to meet you, even if it's in a cage||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S03E02||The Glass Ballerina||Sun lies to Jin and he knows, but he wants to help anyway||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S03E03||Further Instructions||Locke gets a new vision and Hugo gets déjà vu||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S03E04||Every Man For Himself||Desmond's trying to save someone, Sawyer says he only wants to save himself||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S03E05||The Cost of Living||Eko is looking for his brother and Ben makes a deal with Jack||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S03E06||I Do||Kate says yes to a husband, Sawyer and Juliet||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S03E07||Not In Portland||It's a prison break with Juliet ordered by Ben to help||🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5|
|S03E08||Flashes Before Your Eyes||Desmond's feeling the weight of the past, present and future of the Island, Penny, Eloise and Charlie||🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5|
|S03E09||Stranger in a Strange Land||He walks among us but he's not one of us, or at least that's what the tattoos say||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S03E10||Tricia Tanaka Is Dead||Hugo's luck comes at a price and he wants to change it with a win or a bus||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S03E11||Enter 77||Locke plays chess with a computer and winning isn't good||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S03E12||Par Avion||Claire wants to send some airmail||🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5|
|S03E13||The Man From Tallahassee||A rescue attempt for Jack doesn't go as planned and Locke revisits his father's betrayal||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S03E14||Expose||Razzle Dazzle, Nikki and Rosencratz are dead||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S03E15||Left Behind||Hugo tells Sawyer to make amends while Kate makes a friend back in the day and it isn't Juliet||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S03E16||One of Us||Jack says Juliet's one of them, but the others think she is one of THEM, and Juliet reviews her life choices||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S03E17||Catch-22||Desmond faced with choices, and none of them seem right||🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5|
|S03E18||D.O.C.||Juliet takes Sun for an ultrasound||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S03E19||The Brig||Locke and Sawyer both have issues with Locke's father||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S03E20||The Man Behind the Curtain||How very Psycho of Ben||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S03E21||Greatest Hits||Charlie remembers his greatest memories before attempting a daring end||🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5|
|S03E22||Through the Looking Glass Pt 1||One if by sea, two if by land, three if underwater||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S03E23||Through the Looking Glass Pt 2||No flashes doesn't mean we know the outcome||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
The Bottom Line
A mature show hitting its stride