Well, I think that's the truth, because we're talking about LOST and this can be so much better. The flashback was not so bad, since a lot of things concerning Juliet and her relationship with Ben and Goodwin were explained. It had also emotional scenes and some unexpected words of love from Ben to Juliet.
But, in my opinion, the prime story was a little disappointing. Something we should have expected when Juliet is the centric character of the episode.
Some reasons the ratings of this episode are low:
1) It was predictable enough (as far as the release of gus is concerned) 2) We didn't finally learn who is in that boat 3) There was not a cliffhanger ending
4) Mitchell could act better...
5) Nothing really happened and the plot is once again slow
6) Answers were not given
7) ''The Constant'' we had seen the previous week was the greatest episode
But all these seem to be nothing...It's just an episode and there are so many left of them to watch. LOST is the best series on tv and nothing can change that anymore.