Agreed on Ben being the show's best character
Posted by Pugeye on 4/18/2017, 9:00 am, in reply to "I actually remember some if this stuff"
and the whole sequence where the character's introduced was definitely a highlight of the series. The strength of the character had more to do with Michael Emerson's performance than anything else though. As you pointed out, the writing was often inconsistent and cockteasy even in the early seasons before the show turned to shit. Again, I vote the moment where Ben turns the wheel as the show's shark jumping moment.
I'd forgotten (repressed?) a lot of what you guys are talking about (I know "Not Penny's Boat" was Charlie's death note but what was the deal with Penny's boat exactly? Guess I'll look it up). Sometimes I think about rewatching "Lost" but am afraid that by the end I'd feel like pulling an Elvis and shooting the TV. Guess I could stop watching when Ben turns that wheel...