Great episode! I liked everything about it… a few glimpses of things from the past, and some set-ups for the future.
We saw what was causing the island to hop around. Ben must be a lot stronger than he looks, because the “frozen donkey wheel” (as the producers called it) wasn’t set right. All that wobbling around causing the island to hop around, in time, and possibly otherwise. Now that Ben *and* Locke have touched that thing, I think First Rule Of Frozen Donkey Wheel is Don’t Touch Frozen Donkey Wheel! The big question is, where is Locke going to end up? How long will it take until he finds Ben?
I thought is was VERY interesting that Christian reminded Locke that HE was supposed to turn the wheel, not Ben. I wonder how that fits into the Grand Scheme? What difference would it make if Locke or Ben went? My question here isn’t so much “Why Locke?” as it is, “Why should Ben have stayed?”
And, as we suspected, Charlotte did spend some time on the island. (We also suspected Miles might have too…). She was able to leave the island with her mother, who denied that Charlotte was ever there… oh, and she probably met Dan when she was little too. When did that happen? Back when Dan in the tunnel just before they found the Wheel? Did Dan travel back again? Is he going to get stuck then, possibly even get caught up in The Purge of Dharma?
Did you notice how taken aback Ben was when Desmond said he was at the church to meet Faraday’s mother? Should be interesting to see how that plays out.
All in all, a great episode.
What did you think? Notice anything you’d like to add?