Lost will get 17 episodes for the next two seasons rather than 16 because they lost (haha) three episodes this season due to the strike. The Season 4 finale will be three hours over two episodes - got that? - to make a total of 14 episodes this season.
Speaking of Lost how about that episode last night, eh? My favorite episodes tend to be Locke-centric, and this one didn't disappoint. I need to know more about Richard Alpert who never ages, Jacob's cabin, Christian motherfucking Shepherd - who is quite possibly my favorite recurring character though I can't tell you why because I don't have an answer - and Claire. My theory: Claire's been dead since her little house blew up. And the Island was making her look alive, just like it makes horses and other assorted dead people appear - and that's why Miles was looking at her so strangely the other week.
This season has kicked so much ass, I forgive the show for that atrocity that was most of season 2.