Spoiler alert! If you have not yet watched last night's season 5 premier, stop reading.
Has Lost jumped the shark? And if so "when"? With last night's premier and the continuing question of "when are we?" throughout the episode, I have to wonder.
The premier started in predicatable fashion, with a person readying for the day and playing a record (see Desmond in season 2 and Juliet in season 3) but hardly anything else was predictable (other than Anna Lucia being the cop that pulled Hurley over).
My current theory (and I haven't read Doc Jensen on EW yet) is that Faraday goes back in time to the discovery of the power source under the orchid and somehow blows a whole in the protective wall and realeses the energy, contrary to the warning in the opening scene by the Dharma video orientation guy. He does this to try and reverse history to save the life of his girlfriend, even though he steadfastly believes that you can't change history by going back in time (unless of course, it's Desmond, to whom the rules don't apply). The underlying relationship in seasons 2 through 4 was that of Desmond and Penelope. For seasons 5 and 6 it's going to be Faraday and Charlotte.
Anyway, from the previous paragraph you see why I ask about jumping the shark. I will continue to watch and enjoy Lost, but will probably stop trying to "figure it out." It's just become too complicated. That doesn't mean I don't want to hear your theories. If you have one, post a comment.
By the way, it has to be Claire's mom who is trying to get the blood test from Kate. The attorney said he had a court order, and she seems like the only one with standing to get a court order. But how would she know about Aaron? Presumably, she knew Claire was pregnant when she boarded Oceanic 815, but wouldn't she just assume that Claire died in the crash and never gave birth? Unless Jack fessed up to her after his Dad's funeral and they haven't shown us that yet. Boy, good luck dealing with Kate if that's the case. And speaking of Kate, are Sawyer and Juliet going to be an item this season?