And yes, it especially bothered me why Jack would talk to A.L. about training an army, and not Sayid - didn't make any sense to me!! I think one of my problems with this show is how it is basically taking place a day at a time, yet so much continuity gets left behind - as in, I really do not expect next week to hear Locke or Sawyer or Kate still be up in arms about their near death encounter in the jungle - when in reality, you'd think they'd go running back to camp trying to explain their predicament to anyone who would listen! Yet, only Jack mentioned it, and I have a feeling it won't be a big topic of discussion next week.
Why is Mr Friendly so disheveled?? It's not like his group needs to live wild and unkempt, while Desmond was living with modern conveniences, seems like The Others would have access to some of that luxury somewhere on the island. I guess it makes sense The Others could have a relatively large number to their group, but then, the torches lighting up in the woods seemed more like an illusion or trick (especially how they went out just as quick as they lit up). I sort of felt that Mr Friendly really hoped the discussion would not continue when Ethan's name was mentioned - my first impression was that he wasn't pleased with Ethan's actions, disapproval, maybe? He definitely seemed to know who Ethan was, though.