your too concetrated on the omg what will happen next aspect, the whole point of things like that is to build the character and show you there lives beofre the island. Did anybody see last nights? you cant tell me it wasent cool! *spoiler* lest see, locke kills the russian, jack is seen playing football with the others at the end of the edpisiode, and the the biggest thing, claire is jacks sister!!!! ahhhhhhh!!!! that mean jack is aarons (claires baby) uncle! crazy stuff.