WOW! Excellent episode, truly excellent. I could totally buy Whitmore's story. Think about it...Ben gassed all of the Dharma initiative people, the island does not speak to him anymore, and was actually miffed that Ben moved the island instead of John. Ben has never quite fit in either, since he was a child. He is always seeking control everyone and everything. I have always thought Ben killed Sayid's wife, as a way to get him to trust him (Ben).
With respect to Whitmore, he was on the island first, but how did he get off? And why exactly did he send a Special Ops team with explosives to get Ben. Well, Ben is that dangerous, as I'm sure Whitmore knows, and the explosives are in case of emergency, so no one could find the island and Ben couldn't use the freighter. When you hire Special Ops, you can't be responsible for their actions, i.e. killing Ben's daughter.
My favorite line comes from Sayid while talking to Locke:
"I don't believe this. You want me to go back to the island?"
It was also great to see Walt as well. I kind of forgot about him, and hope he doesn't have to go back.
I think this season is getting better every week. Progress is being made on the plot lines and it's quite entertaining and confusing at times. Love it all!
What are your thoughts?
See you next week :)