I've been away for too long...it took more than an hour to go through all the previous posts.
On a personal note regarding Naveen Andrews interview posted about 10 pages ago, several people where making comments about how he should not give his views etc. If you feel strongly about something you tell people about it. Its not like he is using the media to manipulate anyone. He is simply saying his mind, like we all do, but unlike us he had a bigger audience to hear his rants. Also when he spoke of his upcoming role in a movie about a wife who burns her husband someone responded "its usually the other way around [in middle eastern cultures]. I must get on my soap box and say that as a wife of a middle eastern, this is an unfair sterotype. I get so upset hearing these things. Woman are revered over there and it is unheard of and intolerable (esp. in their relgious teachings) to kill a woman. They think we are the ones who are bad because it happens EVERY DAY here, that a husband kills his wife, and worse, would kill his pregnant wife or his parents. Oh, and also, he wasn't 22 when he got his math teacher pregnant. He was younger than that and she was married with a few children of her own, her and her husband took him in when he was kicked out by his family.
Ok, enough about my man, Naveen. It was ranch dressing in case no one figured it out yet, that locke and micheal were shooting. I had wondered how a tub of ranch could last more than 1 year without spoiling. I wondered the same thing about why the tail section was the only one that had "good" people in it. However here is a strange thought. What if the "others" are not part of the whole black smoke monster thing. Like the others could be from one part of the experiment and the black smoke something else entirely. In which case that could be why the others never came to the front of the island. Actuallly they wanted Walt, but never grabbed him until he left the isle. Claire's baby certainly couldn't have been born bad. They took Danielles baby. What if that particular station (where desmond was and where the "monsters" showed up) wasn't part of the "others". could it be that they never ventured into that territory the same way Danielle didn't? Maybe thats why they haven't grabbed a single person from the front of the plane, whereas they grabbed what, 20 from the tail? Its a disproportionate number of salvagable passsangers. Also when they showed the others walking and the teddy bear being dragged behind they were all dirty. if they were taking the good people away why wouldn't they have taken them into a bunker and cleaned them up? Why would they be walking around so dirty, weeks after they were taken? OH well, just a theory.
Q...the guy eko killed who had brought him the herion, who was that? The one who was doing all the talking. He looked too familiar, I thought maybe he was in another backstory. Particularly I thought he was in Sayids backstory in the republic guard, but maybe its just the dark skin and beard thats getting me confused. Was he on the show before by any chance???
ETA: No one has mentioned that Hurley and Libby are supposed to be getting closer in coming weeks. Finally a love connection for our man Hurley. Hopefully since she's a psychologist and he was in a mental ward we will learn more about how he got there. I predict those two will have some connection in their backstory!!! GO HURLEY!!!