The first season of LOST was a cultural phenomenon. Everyone it seemed like wanted to know where this island was, if they would ever get rescued, what was in this hatch and who these “Others” were. So when it came time for the Season 2 premiere, “Man of Science, Man of Faith”, it came as no surprise that the episode had a record number of viewers, hoping to get answers to the many cliffhangers from the Season 1 finale.
But “Man of Science, Man of Faith” wasn’t what a lot of viewers wanted. It ushered in a weirder side to the show, a side that many mainstream viewers weren’t expecting or even interested in. For those who were interested in the show “getting weird”, a wild journey was beginning to unfold.
In an essay for TV Obsessive, I look at this episode and examine the many ways that it would change the series forever. We were moving away from Castaway and more to Twin Peaks on an island and that brought about a lot of new mystery to sink our teeth into. You can read my essay in full on this game changing episode at this link here. Then find me on social media and let me know what you think!