And what about that HUGE HUGE MEGA-HUGE reveal that the whispers (read the transcripts here) are actually whispers by dead people who "can't move on"? It was the worst scene in an already weak episode (Hey! I know what this great mystery is! It's dead people who can't move on! Now let's keep walking and not refer to it!) but I'm not really complaining about the revealed information. I'll have to go back over those whisper transcripts and see if they make sense in this new context.
I really wonder what Desmond is all about. Is he living in both timelines at the same time? Does he have full awareness of them both at the same time? He sure seems like a mega-enlightened being all of a sudden. Has he now become something akin to Ms Hawking/Widmore? Or like Jacob? Influencing events to push them a certain way?
I'm hoping for better dialogue and acting next week, but as usual, even a weak episode of Lost curls my brain in a way no other show could.