OK what I got out of last nights episode and the Oceanic commercial during Eli Stone is that the employees of Oceanic are actually the bad guys. First the shady lawyer comes and asks Hurley if he would like an "upgrade" to a room with a "view of the ocean". Then during the Oceanic commercial some really good looking scruffy guy keeps cutting in with "These people cannot be trusted." Looked like he could be in a chamber like the Swan and barely making contact and trying to warn everyone about Oceanic.
So I wonder if the "rescuers" are actually from Oceanic.
When the guy who parachuted down asked Jack, "Are you Jack?" Jack didn't say anything. But in the previews for next week Jack says, "Yeah, WHo are you?" I forget what the guys reply was.
I don't think Hurley actually had contact with Jacob. The house kept appearing in front of him and wanted him to come inside but when he freaked out and shut his eyes and then fell down everything stopped and John was there standing over him.