Update, since ya'll like to hear it.
Just finished episode 17 of season 2.
So, Sayid finds the ID of a black Henry Gale after Locke gets his leg crushed. That was the episode. Thoughts so far....
-Gale is an other
-The story with past Locke was pretty sad. It seems he has a habit to trust bad people despite the evidence.
-The episode were the women find the abandoned shelter was clutch. Obviously the French women's daughter saved the sexy aussie
-frick Michelle Rodriguez. I can not believe she was casted on this show.
-Sayid has handled the death of Liam Nelsons's daughter like a boss. He is my favorite character.
-Jack owning Sawyer with a pair of 9's was very funny.
Alright, speculation. Gale never reached the countdown, which triggered the food shute drop found at the end of the episode.
The clock just resets.
The clock is some mechanism of control, perhaps part of the initial experiment.
Also, it's obvious Sun sexed it up with the hotel guy. I don't see how Lin would not think that.
What a great fricking show. This has moved into my top 10.