First off, there is good news for those viewers who are new to "Lost" and hungering for some back story. According to an ABC press release:
ABC.com is giving “Lost” fans a Valentine’s Day surprise with the first installment of four video back stories (Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Locke). Created to provide new viewers insight into the lives of the series’ characters and to give fans an opportunity to see characters’ back stories in chronological order, each video combines scenes from previously aired episodes. Every Wednesday four back story segments will debut on ABC.com until the end of the season (60 total).
Way to put forth an effort to gain new viewers instead of luring back your previous viewers that dropped you, ABC! Seriously, that is a nice touch. Now, for those of you still avidly watching the show, tonight's episode is called "Flashes Before Your Eyes." It features Desmond's flashbacks while Hurley and Charlie try to get to the bottom of why Desmond has been acting so strangely ever since the Hatch exploded. To watch a preview of the show, read more
Apparently, we'll learn more about Desmond's old fiancee, Penelope, who we saw at the very end of last season when her polar research men detected the Hatch explosion. When they called her, they said they'd "found it." According to the producers of "Lost," "We put that scene at the end of the season finale for a reason, and like the anagram, they're components to a larger revelation. You'll learn more about why we put that scene at the end of season 2 by the end of season 3." Okay, okay, I'll be patient. Tonight's "Lost," does look good, so maybe I'll forgive it for cutting into late-night Valentine's Day plans.