That would have been great. The ironic thing is that "Lost" did an episode like that in Season 3, and guess who wrote it? Yep, A&E. I think it stresses that they were just staff writers doing what they were told, and not especially brilliant with their own ideas. The fact that A&E had zero interest in giving more than a line or two every few episodes to supporting characters like Granny, Archie, Blue, Dwarves, etc. shows their lack of interest in fleshing out an ensemble. It looks like A&E got their foot in the door by seemingly using the "Lost" formula by giving centrics to supporting characters, but they completely lost interest after Season 1 once their show became a hit, and these supporting characters became glorified extras.