I'm going to keep this short, and maybe it's because the lack of quality, scripted television due to the writers strike has left me a desperate man in the desert grasping for drops of water, but...
What a phenomenal television show.
My only clue that something was up last night, was when Jin's phone got run over by the car. I thought to myself, "huh... that's a crappy cell phone," but then that was it. I didn't see it coming until the big reveal.
The other nice part was that the writers all knew that their audience expected to see Michael again, so they pulled a different rug out from beneath us.
Kudos. So good.