At least on the island, they have Dharma beer. At least they have tents. At least they have time traveling surprises, Sawyer's hot bod, and a little village with hammocks and hibachi grills.
As for me, I've got an empty apartment with no heat, and no mattress. That's right: tonight, I'm sleeping on a pile of blankets on the floor. I've just moved in to my new place, and none of my possessions has arrived yet.
But, no worries. Because this evening, I found the closest television set and partied with our favorite time leaping bandits. (Time Bandits reference, anyone?)
Here's what went down this week, in a romantic bottle of Dharma wine:
Whatever Locke did must have worked; Jin, Juliet, Daniel, Miles and Sawyer have stopped flashing through time. They are now stuck sometime in the groovy 70s, when the Dharma initiative was in full swing (pre-Ben). They rescue a Dharma girl from some hostiles, and then go to their camp. At first, the Dharmanians are suspicious (Turn off that fence, Amy!). But after Sawyer diverts a crisis with Richard, the Dharma Initiative lets them stay for a bit. Three years later, Sawyer has become their leader, Jin speaks perfect English, and Sawyer and Juliet have fallen in love. Oh, then Jack and the rest of the gang show up. Hooray!
Here's what we learn: