LAST EDITED ON 05-24-10 AT 12:33 PM (EST)
Here are a few thoughts on those questions.
>When we first learned about the
>Others, we saw glimpses of
>them walking through the jungle:
>single file, barefoot, dirty, and
>(if I remember correctly) one
>of them dragging a stuffed
>animal. The Others that have
>played an active role in
>the last couple of seasons
>have not resembled that at
>all. What's the explanation?
The people that kidnapped Walt dressed up like hillbillies to hide how well they were organized. Part masquerade, part back to basics, hippy style, such as we saw with Lennon at the temple.
>When Kate, Sawyer, and Jack were
>in the cages in Others
>Village, the stewardess (Cyndy, I
>believe) and children from Oceanic
>815 showed up. Cyndy told
>the prisoners, "We're here to
>watch." What was that all
I think this was answered back when Ben said they were the good guys. The tailies that had been taken by the Others had to wonder which side was good, which was bad. With Ana Lucia and Libby getting killed while with our Losties, Cindy could certainly have her doubts.
>I won't even mention Walt...
Walt's story really ended when Jacob saw that he wasn't what he had expected. Walt wasn't a candidate anymore so he was allowed to leave. All his subsequent "apparitions" had to be smokey preparing the long con on the Losties, Locke in particular.