this was a great episode & had exactly what makes this show fantastic, the character development that i've been talking about all along. jack, has learned from the others how to not get taken advantage & not giving away too much information & to listen just like ben. like ben he pretended to be something he isn't to learn what the "rescuers" intentions were (ben in the swan) & he even had the losties in the jungle with guns (mr. friendly captured michael & kate) to get the upper hand. it was a surprise & more importantly the kind of change that slowly jack has been embracing in himself.
ben shot charlotte which was a great scene. even if she had on a vest. i'm glad they aren't a military unit but a weird group of people with their own strange area of expertise. more weirdness to add to the island! sweet. miles is an arrogant character & hopefully sayid will shoot him soooner than later. of course, it's great when they make jokes at the expense of the fans when locke goes "what is the monster?" very funny.
i like that they found an ancient polar bear, tying together the polar bears, dhama initiative & desmond's time travel episode (flashes before your eyes). i was actually able to enjoy this episode & forget about the awful spoilfowards.