Season 5 started tonite. Over the last few months I watched seasons 1-4 via netflix streaming. Excellent show. I can imagine it can be hard to keep up with the story lines due to all of the flash backs affecting the "present", and future event stories. Clearly the writers were fans of Back To The Future movies. Kind of surprised that they finally ended a major char of the show. But of course with the flash backs, he will undoubtedly make some appearances this season...or maybe an upcoming hero (or villain) can raise the dead?