The Habs Fan wrote:
Obviously lots of questions were raised this episode, but I was quite surprised that most of the Oceanic 6 made it back to the island so fast. I thought it was going to be during the season finale for sure.
So did I, but I'm very glad they didn't drag it out.
However, at the same time, we won't get back to that group for the next two episodes. Next episode is about Locke and then the next will be about how Sawyer and company get involved with DHARMA in the past.