Well then. First impressions.
A lot of interesting (?) science/faith shit going on - Desmond and Locke believing in an all-powerful,
life-ending being with no palpable presence, Dr. Science bein' skeptical. While I fully believe in Babylon's villain theory, Jack was being a douche but then maybe renegged a bit on the douchery in the end. Desmond's "save the world" speech was iffy, and as a big-boned chap, I am deeply insulted by Hurley's quiet awe when he found the pantry, but you know...
So: Desmond wants them to push the button, but Walt says the button is bad?
Could have used more of the Raft Krew, though M.Rod's suckerpunch of Sawyer was stunning and satisfying enough. Even knowing everything we knew, they still had me fooled for a minute.
Re: the preview for next week - JIN SPEAKS ENGLISH?!