01/16/2013 05:03 pm ET Updated Mar 18, 2013

'Lost' Controversial Episode: In Defense Of The Despised Deaths Of Nikki And Paolo

When people complain about season 3 of Lost nowadays, most of the problems inevitably come back around to Nikki and Paolo, the young lovers played by Kiele Sanchez and Rodrigo Santoro. In stark contrast to other late additions like the Tailies or the Others, Nikki and Paolo weren't intruders in the show's main cast; they were introduced as if they had been hanging out on the beach ever since the plane crash. It was an interesting idea; unfortunately, it turned out that the other 35 castaways didn't have very much to do besides hang out and wait for Locke or Jack to make a speech.

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