Well. I was wrong. That was most certainly not a Richard Alpert flashback, although Mr. Eyeliner did play a linchpin role in both 1977 and 2008. Perhaps we have yet to see his origins, in the two hour finale next Wednesday (boo, hiss). But I’m beginning to doubt it.
In any case, the episode sort of left me feeling dull — there was lot going on, but we didn’t learn much. No big revelations, with the exception of the Locke-Alpert-Lock bullet removal scene. I think. Correct me if I’m wrong.