Eli and MIB
After watching last week’s episode a thought came to me that Eli was also working with MIB. In the original timeline we know that Faraday is shot by her, this must have been devastating to Eli to know that she had killed her own son. What if MIB made the same deal with Eli similar to the deals he made with the other losties in which he would give Eli her son back. If this was the case, than perhaps Eli is really the master mind behind the plan that allowed MIB to find the loophole. Everything off the Island that Eli has been doing and influencing has led to where we are today. I won’t bother typing all the examples, but when you think about it, it would seem to be way too much of a coincidence to be any other explanation.