Lost Dear Misters Lindelof and

Cuse, In the future, could you please have some sympathy for a new mother who has to struggle to find the freeze button on my remote with one hand while holding the baby in the other? I mean, at least have some of the patient's info hidden on that spinal X ray. I personally think Gabriella's now-deceased pops could have been the elusive Alvar Hanso, but the X rays revealed nada excepting the hospital name, St. Francis M.C. West, and interestingly enough, the date Nov. 16, 2005. Wouldn't that have been after Flight 815 crash-landed on mystery island? But a name might have been nice, though the amazing confrontation between Jack and Mr. Degroot and the rest of the Others was well worth a little bit of frustration at the lack of new info. "The only reason you're living on [the island] is because we let you live on it." These are some not-so-friendly neighbors. When the Others lit up their torches so that it was visible that they had Jack, Locke and Sawyer surrounded, I actually gasped. No wonder Jack wants to create an army to retrieve Walt and Michael. Oh, and while I'm desperate for any new info, I'd love to know exactly what Walt's IM to Michael said that sent him trekking north into the jungle like a bat out of hell, or if the message was even really from Walt. And what exactly makes Walt so "special"? And did anyone else think it was really funny and/or odd that Ana Lucia's only pal on the island is Walt's dog Vincent? Other random thoughts: I'm trying to figure out who the heck Geronimo Jackson is and if he is a real person. Can't wait to see if Hurley and Libby get together; he's totally crushin' on her: "She's kind of cute in an 'I've been terrorized by the Others for 40 days' kind of way." Loved the ever-growing tension between Sawyer  rather, James Ford and Kate. And only "James" could get away with calling Locke Mr. Clean and live to tell the tale. After 50 days together, most people know that Locke isn't really known for his sense of humor.   Angel Cohn

Skating with Celebrities
Every four years I'm a sucker for figure skating when the Olympics come around. Yet oddly, I'm always a sucker for watching "celebs" of the semi/sort-of/possibly-at-one-time-and/or Who the heck are you? variety learn new tricks. Yup, this show pretty much has me for the entire season. Let's break this all down:

Hosts Scott Hamilton and Summer Sanders: Well, here's what I can say. Since they're former Olympic champions, no need to expect any embarrassing Tom Bergeron observations. Very cool.
Judge Dorothy Hamill: I don't think the woman ages. In fact, I think she's de-aging before our very eyes. And she pretty much has the same 'do from back in the day, which I admire.
Judges Sir John Nicks and Mark Lund: Let's just call them Simon and Simoner. I'll let you guys figure out who's who.
Deborah "Debbie" Gibson and Kurt Browning: Boo to their choice of movie song. Their ice moves were shaky but not that bad. However, they seem a little too serious about this whole thing. Like Rachel Hunter serious. Score: 48 (out of 60)
Bruce Jenner and Tai Babilonia: Tai looks amazing. Bruce? Well, his skating's better than I thought it would be. The intro tries to trick us into thinking he's all brittle. But when Bruce and Tai get out on the rink, our decathlon man isn't too shabby. He even manages a jump or two. Score: 48.8
Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler: Oh, original Buffy. Where ya been? Getting this skating gig's a good move for ya, I think. And you're partnered with a feisty one. I liked their performance, but unfortunately, the judges didn't. Lloyd's p---ed. They was robbed. Score: 47.5 (Ouch.)
Todd Bridges and Jenni Meno: Wicky wicky wild! Todd shimmied. Jenni unsuccessfully tried to get her groove on. These two are complete opposites but totally endearing. But Todd, it was much too soon to whip out the "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout?" card. Just saying. Score: 47.7
Jillian Barberie and John Zimmerman: Easily the pair to beat. Almost too perfect. The turns were graceful; they seemed in sync. Even Sir John had to forgo the massive archaeological dig he undertakes to excavate an insult. Score: 51.8
Dave Coulier and Nancy Kerrigan: Or as I call them, Team Cutting Edge. Cute Blues Brothers costumes. Some funny choreography. No tiny little Olsen twins hanging around. I like 'em. So do the judges. Score: 49.3   Bettina Charles