As my pennance, I re-read the transcript from the first episode: Charlie stashed his drugs in the first-class bathroom, then ran to a seat and strapped himself in. Was he in first-class or coach for the crash? Shannon and Boone were in the rear of first-class and ended up with the mid-section survivors. I don't know if that matters or not.
By the way, it states that the pilot's face was peeled off. Hmmmmm
I'm not so sure the Others killed the any of the ones they took during their second raid.
Goodwin said Nathan wasn't on "the list" because he wasn't a good person, leaving me to assume the ones on the list were good . Whether that means good people or good for their purposes remains to be seen, but we may find out a little more about that in a few weeks (pleaseohplease).
As for the tailgater's headcount, we had 23 survive. Minus four who died on the beach (Donald with the broken leg was #4) = 19. Minus Goodwin and Nathan killed = 17. Minus our four survivors = 13 missing: the nine on the list plus the three men taken on day two (the "threats", probably dead?) plus Cindy.
My head hurts.
PS: Getreal - good ones!