The Accused: “Exposé,” an episode from the third season of Lost which focused entirely on the much-despised new characters Nikki and Paulo.
The Crimes: The first half of Lost‘s third season incited a now-legendary storm of fan rage. The show had plenty of legitimate problems. Half of the characters were imprisoned, for reasons that were initially nebulous and then just stupid. The mysterious Others were suddenly characters, and they were almost uniformly boring. Mr. Eko got killed by a giant smoke fist. Bai Ling happened. ABC made the curious decision to split the show’s run, with six episodes airing in autumn and the rest airing in the spring; the six autumn episodes were some of the show’s worst. (And while anti-Lost sentiment festered on the internet, NBC’s Heroes seemed to offer a younger, faster serialized alternative.) READ FULL STORY