All betrayal begins with seduction. This I know from experience on both sides. What flocke said to Sayid in the jungle mirrored what Ben said to Locke before Anthony Cooper appeared on the black rock.Â
Â Â Flocke is giving everyone our losties choices that at first glance seem reasonable or designed to make him seem reasonable. But a choice that’s irresistable is not reasonable, I mean who could resist.Â
Â Â The choice he gave to the temple others is also irresistable, leave and live or stay and die.Â
Â Â Not much of a choice is it?
Â Â On Flockes side we have Sawyer, Sayid, Clare, and a reluctant Kate. Kate and Sawyer are two people who are used to playing both ends against the middle so we’ll have to wait and see whatever happens there. On Jacobs side we have Hurley, Jack,Frank, sun(who were both recruited by Christian who we also saw with Clare) Ilana and Ben(who is also adept at playing both ends against the middle.Â
Â Â Who knows where Richard or Jin will end up, but now we know all the pieces. To me finding out Smokies name could help us solve the puzzle.Â