2. If Locke is really dead, I think I'll be kinda glad, because his characterization is all over the place lately. He's a straight-up badass one minute (witness his telling Ben to cut the crap and make with the answers) and a total chump the next (witness his falling for Ben's whoozy spook show and turning his back on the guy on the lip of a mass grave, for crissakes). But I have a feeling, given the island's "healing powers", that he'll be back.
3. I'm terribly sorry to see LaKisha go, but we still have the strongest final four we've ever had. I'll be irked if Blake wins, but not outright insulted, and my girl Melinda keeps on hangin' in there. Oh, wait, that's not Lost. But if Simon was on that island, he'd get some answers, I tell you that much.