** Interesting development, this off-island DI station called the Lamp Post. I half expected Ms.Hawking to plug in a DI orientation video! Did the Hostiles take over all the global DI stations?
** The spiral staircase that they descended brought to mind the famous mysterious staircase at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. I know, sometimes a staircase is just a staircase. But it's a great story full of mystic and religious symbolism, and a mysterious piece of handiwork. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loretto_Chapel
** Of course it was great to see more of the calculation room and the pendulum. Who watching didn't think that Des was either going to get clocked by the pendulum, or kick it? I hope that we find out how it works to set up the coordinates on the flipping wall chart.
** So, L.A. has an abnormal energy pocket as well? Who knew? That must be why Hollywood is so crazy. There is one off the CA coast according to the Vortices theory maps. And who could this "clever fellow" be? Alvar? Daniel? And does Dan's chalkboard match up at all with Mrs.H's? It's worth checking out. And what did she mean by "all the coordinates"? Maybe it's all the flights that go near the entire circumference of the energy area around the island. And what does it mean that the results will be unpredictable if they all don't go back, that they won't land in the correct time? Or someone will die? More "bad things", I guess.
** Interesting that Des gave Jack almost the same instructions about Mrs.H, as Sayid gave to Hurley about Ben.
** I wonder if Locke had to kill himself off-island because both Lockes could not be on the island at the same time. Maybe he just had to play dead-man-flying in lieu of CS. But when Jack was putting the shoes on Locke, it made me think that it was like Dorothy putting the ruby slippers back on the dead witch's feet, and I half expected Locke's feet to shrivel up like hers did! :o)
** Scoutpost on TLC had a good thought about the Thomas story that Ben told: "Perhaps that was the purpose of Ben's "Doubting Thomas" speech in the church. Maybe Jack will encounter a resurrected/reincarnated Locke and have to believe even though it doesn't make scientific sense." Sounds good. It's also interesting that the Bible verse about Thomas being faithful and protective of Jesus comes from within the story of the raising of Lazarus. Hmm. (John, ch.11)
** Jack's grandfather encounter went over my head, if there was anything there to be gleaned from that whole scenario. The only thing that made me sit up was the freaky bunny with the Richard Alpert eyes!
** I'm not even going to talk about Kate and how she acted. :-p
** It's great that Frankie was the pilot, and how fun was that to hear his voice first before seeing him?!
** Finally, I hope that Sawyer has learned his lesson and totally ignores Kate when they are reunited. Now that she's not "together" with Jack, guess who she's going to go run to? Dangitt, I didn't want to talk about her!