I’m curious to see what people think about the relationship between Faraday and Hawking. I was thinking tonight about how much both seem to know about the island, and then I noticed that this is one of the only relationships between parent and child that doesn’t seem to be strained on the show. It may not be much of a big deal, but the fact that so many of the characters we’ve seen so far have some sort of disconnect with their parents and it doesn’t seem as though Dan and Eloise have this problem. Faraday tells Desmond to find Hawking in the future in order to help them stop traveling through time which pretty much means that Dan and Eloise worked closely together or knew much of the same info. about the island that many don’t seem to possess. All this seems to make me think that Dan was away in Ann Arbor before he comes back to the island on the sub in 1977, and he was working on the pendulum while he was there. I guess overall, I’m curious to see others weigh in on what the significance of Dan and Eloise’s unstrained relationship based on what we’ve seen about them both (which isn’t much), as well as what this means in light of the overarching theme of parental issues in LOST.