What exactly are the flashbacks and how do they actually fit in. Are they there simply to fill in the background information for each character or are they playing a much bigger part in the story. For example, we see a flashback of Locke which mentions Helen, when we return from the flashback Kate is trying to get Locke’s attention and he calls her Helen. Is it possible that they are also memories that are being played out in the mind of the character featured, or something else entirely.
It was Ms Hawking, who we’d seen previously in “Flashes before your eyes” and it appears that she has her very own personal Dharma station in the depths below a church, where she’s using this big magnetic pendulum thing, an ancient computer (like in the Swan), and a bunch of complex mathematical equations to help Ben get those that left back to the island.
Charlotte finds out about the discovery of the Flight 815 wreckage while in Tunisia (where the polar bear was found). Based on the timeline of events on the island, and the Find 815 ARG the wreckage was found approximately in early December 2004. Why was there a Dharma polar bear in Tunisia, and why did Charlotte seem to recognise the Dharma logo? Both are questions for another time.