okay so this was a dope ass episode.
it shows us what is happening on the real time island. Ben is still a lying ass mother fucker.. and it shows us how he got his daughter(alex). It showed ethan as a boy, meaning ben took ethan with him when he killed off the Dharma. and he freaked out when he saw the oceanic 6 in the dharma picture of 77(i think)
Lapidus leaves them and goes back to the second island where the plane is.. and elanna(sp) and the big guy found guns and asked lapidus a question. I think this is like what happened with rousseau's crew and they were acting on behalf of somebody. most likely the island. Elanna was asking some ridiculous question, "what lies in the shadow of the statue" or some shit. and rousseau's crew was trying to kill her off. It seems like there are many voices on the island and they want and do different things. There is some hierarchy of power, richard doesnt answer to the current leader, they all answer to jacob.. blah blah blah.
we find out why ben was beat the fuck up when he got on the plane, and whether or not he killed penelope. Desmond beat his ass when he was about to kill penelope.
The episode shows us charles widmore when he was younger. it showed us how mad he was that ben was brought into camp, and that he island wants him alive. We see how mad widmore is when ben brings the baby alex into their camp, condemning her to death haha. then it shows us the exile of charles. later charles says he has been trying for 20 years to come back but the island just wont let him. and im debating on whether the island wanted ben to come back, or it was forced to bring ben back because he gathered the oceanic 6 which pretty much was his ticket home.
when he is under in the catacombs of the island or whatever they are.. the smoke monster shows him a flashback of his relationship with his daughter.. and when it is done, she shows up and acts all nice to him. then she yolks him up and tells him that she knows he is planning on killing john, not to do it, listen to every word that he says. so we know that the island can act through people. We have seen this done a few times, christian/alex/maybe john. Christian was resurrected and is acting as a spokesman for the island, but he still retains his personality and memories. Which is what im thinking happened to john. He knows things he shouldnt. last is alex, she tells ben what the fuck to do and should be dead. This is a new thing for ben to know, because he doesnt think that dead people can come back to life. not just picking people up from the dead, the island seems to be acting through people such as the french and the current time plane crash survivors
-Ben didn't kill penelope, got his ass beat by Desmond
-Ben got yolked up by his daughter, has to listen to John
-Island can resurrect people
-John knows shit about the island
-It is impossible to make ben look young no matter how many makeup artists you have