This has been bugging me for a while now.
The Others made a list of all the “good” people, and took the ones they could. We have a pretty clear picture of why most of them were taken.
Why wasn’t Hurley taken? Or Bernard? Or Rose? They all seem pretty “good” to me. Was it just that the others didn’t have an opportunity to grab them, or does “good” really mean, “good candidates”.
As in: Good candidates for experiments?