Time jump. Clues on videotape. Killing newly introduced characters very quickly. Is there some sort of Lost playbook J.J. gives to showrunners? I wanted so much for this to be the X-Files that actually paid off and it was, but the strange direction this season is going has me worried about the conclusion we'll actually get.
Note: I like Lost, I wasn't one of the people crying about the ending. I'm just noting the similarities.