Richard Alpert . . .
In the episode . . . was it ‘Cabin Fever’? . . . were we’re shown Locke’s birth: when his mother and grandmother are in the room and they’re going to take Locke out of the incubator and his mother freaks out, Richard Alpert shows up and he’s looking through the window. The nurse says to Locke’s grandmother something about “do you know this guy,” and the grandmother looks like she does; there’s a recognition there, you can see it in her face. Alpert even waves or gestures to her. The grandmother says she doesn’t know him at all. Perhaps Alpert is Locke’s father? Perhaps grandfather? She KNOWS him though. Somehow. Wonder if we’ll find out that connection?