Island stuff good.
Off island stuff pointless.
But...I really liked this week's alternate flash. James as a cop is just...plain old fun. Those first few minutes where you just don't know if he's the same old Sawyer, or maybe he really IS a cop...really mess with your head and perceptions, and that's what Lost is always good at.
Still pretty pointless, but a fun pointlessness.
And ok, I'm happy to see Charlotte back. I'm easy, I know. ;D
A few more interesting tidbits dribbled out here and there, and the on-island arc continues to hold my interest at least.
I am SO looking forward to next week's though.