So 108 and 23 played a huge part of "Lighthouse" toward the end of the episode. But what's Jacob game here?
I'm starting to get a bit impatient about the flashsideways-es. This episode was in my opinion the best single-character centric look at the other timeline, and in spite of himself Jack is a terrific father. But what is the purpose of this other reality... and why are we seeing it at all? Questions abound and the clock is ticking down on opportunities to explain that and the bajillion other mysteries left on Lost.
I'm beginning to think that "Christian Shepherd" on the island was the Man in Black all along, and Claire sided with his camp as long ago as "Cabin Fever". Sure seems that way, the way Claire introduced Jin to "my friend".
So is that the explanation for the numbers?! Probably more to it than that but if not, that's still a heckuva neat purpose for them.
The teaser for next week promises answers. We'll see.
I'll give "Lighthouse" an 8.5 out of 10.