Originally Posted by Justin_S
He's been doing that for a few seasons now. If I remember correctly, he and Miles even had a bit where they compared abilities.
I get that Hurley has been seeing dead people for awhile not, but until recently (now?) we didn't know if they were him being a bit crazy, him having visions, or actually conversing with dead people. At least I didn't. But my original question doesn't really focus on that. Instead, "Why has Hurley gone all 6th Sense?" suggests that we don't know why he has developed this ability.
"Sinking islands" always bother me because it plays into the notion that islands float on water. Islands can't "sink" per se because beneath the surface earth of an island is.. more earth.
Can anyone give me a quick reminder of the origin of the others? In '77, there was Dharma, but there were also the people outside of Dharma, like Daniele Faraday's mother. I believe Daniel Faraday's mother (as well as Widmore) was an original other. They do not seem to have anything to do with the people in the temple. Ben did once say the rest of the people were at the temple. Actually, he may have said they were "going to" the temple. We've seen people in the underground temple before, but never coming through to the other side and seeing another temple.
Watching the scenes last night, it's difficult to believe that Ben was in charge of all these people at some point in the near past. The Japanese guy was obviously in control, and seems to have been for a long time. When he gave the order to shoot, you'd think Ben would have at least mentioned a few people by name and asked them not to. Still, the abducted tailie was in the temple.