First, I am a huge fan of LOST. I love not only the enigmatic mysteires of the island itself, but the mystery of human choice -- how the impossible is possible on the island itself. I find that in each episode, there is always a power struggle that each character (as we've seen already) is incapabale of controlling the other.
Second, I have some questions:
1) Every DHARMA logo is distinctive, except the lines are always the same. Is it possible that, if there is a correct placement for the lines, the lines are a part of a safe?
2) From what yourself and the producers have revealed thus far, the "smoke" has been present since the "Pilot" episode. Could the "dreams" that are occuring w/ the castaways be emminating from the monster itself (is the monster more apparent than we think)?
3) As with "Mr. Friendly", we know that the "Others" has a tie-in with the DHARMA Initiative, one could assume that the "Others" are a part of the experiment. However, I think that the contact w/ Walt was the "incident" Candle referred to, therefore Micheal's intervention jepordized the experiment. This means that in "Maternity Leave" it was logical for the "Staff" hatch to be destroyed and abandoned, as this experiment had failed. Do you or do you not support this theory?