Season 3 Episode 20

The Man Behind the Curtain

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 09, 2007 on ABC

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  • One of the best episodes of Lost.

    With Ben being one of my favorite characters on Lost, I definitely enjoyed seeing this flashback episode about him (the only one as of yet). Ben knows more about the island than any of the Losties do, so this flashback episode about him gave us some great information.

    This episode did an excellent job of giving us some answers, while creating new questions. The flashback was also incredibly interesting, especially when Ben killed his dad and 39 others in "The Purge". Richard not aging was a nice new mystery that added a different element to the island, and the story in present - island time - especially when Ben and Locke went to Jacob's cabin - were exhilarating. Meeting Jacob, one of the best and most mysterious characters on Lost, was also a highlight of this fantastic episode.

    Overall, definitely a great episode of Lost's third season; I would highly recommend this episode to anyone. 9.9/10.