It's 5:30 pm, Eastern Standard time. If you're on the east coast, you're probably rushing home, grabbing dinner and reporting to your favorite sofa. If you're on the west coast, you're probably watching the clock tick, waiting for the hours to pass, listening to the soundtrack online and swearing to avoid Twitter and Facebook status updates from 5pm until after 10pm when all your friends start posting spoilers. Because, in case you didn't know, "Lost" returns tonight on ABC.
(Do NOT check ABC.com's page for showtimes, because the first few minutes of the new episode is posted online - so if you don't want to know who survives Jughead, STAY AWAY.) And if for some reason you miss it tonight, or want to watch it again, Twitter circulated the news that it's going up on Hulu.com by 5am.
How to get ready? Bake your own Dharma fish biscuits. Check out GoogleMaps' Lost locations. Go to Fake Lost Spoilers to read non-spoilers like "Women can't get pregnant on the island because it's the man's fault. It's always the man's fault." Use it as a chance to spread a green message.
Ride the Twitter enthusiasm by opening a search for #Lost (ex: "The smoke monster saw its shadow this morning. Six more weeks of winter"). Book a flight from Sydney to LAX on Oceanic Air (on Kayak). Do the Jewy thing and wonder "What if it had been an El Al plane that crashed on Lost?" (includes the most obvious one: "Jack would not have been the only doctor"). Check out 5-Second Films spoof of the writing process (very short, with an F-word).
Ever wondered "How to Survive While Lost on a Mysterious Island"? Well, here's an instructive and entertaining animated video that gives you some helpful hints. (Hat tip for this one goes to Al at Jewish Humor Central.)
We'll catch up with all of you tomorrow - leave your "Lost" reactions here! See you in another life, brother...