During tonight’s episode I figured out the joy of Lost. The show has paraded a variety of super-interesting fulcrum-characters. These are characters whom, for a few episodes, we think the whole series rests upon. Right now it is Faraday … but maybe it is Faraday’s mom. Past fulcrum characters have included Jack, Sawyer, Kate, Hugo, Miles, Ben, Locke, Desmond and … I am sure I am forgetting a few. The point is, we don’t know whose story Lost is, and that is part of what makes it so riveting. Tomorrow it could be … backup soldier No. 3. We just don’t know. Damn you, Lost.