So, this previous episode certainly answered a lot. I thought the most interesting was Jughead. It explains why the Island was in such peril if the numbers counted down and no one was there to push the button; I think Desmond may have been quite right in his fears about it all. I think that the computer was tied to Jughead and if no one pushed the number sequence and button, Jughead would’ve had a very explosive day. So, when that time did finally come, Desmond took action and there was that little flash. Well, I think that flash just so happened to be an EMP which disabled the trigger of the device.
Also, it’s quite interesting how it seems Locke becomes leader of the Others–he just says so in the 1950s and it is thus so. lol.
So, I wonder how old Jacob is…even more so how old Richard is.