Lost is back in my good graces again. The last two episodes I've seen have been Quality. Locke (below) has pulled away as the best character by far-- the most interesting and well acted. I think I'll start calling him The Master.
Unfortunately, as Locke has gotten better, several characters have gotten lamer (e.g., Jack, Kate). Worst of all is Ana Lucia (right). I'm hoping that the producers will kill her off or relegate her to a minor, non-speaking role. How juicy would it be if there were a Locke/Ana Lucia showdown? Part of me would fear for The Master, but I have confidence that he would pull through.