I am still very curious as to why they had to recreate the circumstances of the flight. And that made me think of the submarine (before locke blew it to smithereens). How was the submarine able to go back and forth to the island with ease. Also, didn’t the island stop its skipping when the O6 returned? So that would that have made getting back onto the island that much easier than the recreation flight? If they knew where the island was going to be – what made how they get there so complicated?
What I mean to say is that crashing on the island in an aircraft is not the only way people have gotten there. The submarine was being used post-purge, that’s how Juliette got there. And that was about 3 years before the 815ers crashed there.
All thoughts welcome!!