This show is all about the daddy issues. Jack, Sawyer, Kate, Claire, Hurley, Locke, Sun, and now Miles.
The speculation that Dr. Chang is Miles' father was spot on. I think everyone expected that so no surprise there. What I'd like to know is where does his ability to hear dead people come from. Is it something he was born with? Or was it a result of stuff happening on the Island?
Also, I think it is entirely possible that the reason his father kicked him and his mother out is because Miles told him to. Miles told his father about the Purge, or enough to scare him into kicking them off the Island, in order to save them. (Does anyone else think Miles' mom looks kinda like Sun? Like they could be sisters?)
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that what killed the dead Dharma guy was the electro-magnetic forces of the Island. The reason why at the hatch the numbers had to be entered to keep the world from imploding. How else would his tooth be ripped from his jaw and shoot out his head? (That's assuming it was a gold tooth.)
And Faraday came back. He must have gone to the mainland. But why? And why has he come back? Now? The way Sawyer was talking made it seem like he was dead. So what the hell happened?
I must say, I love not seeing Jack so frakkin much. He's retreated to the background, and I'm perfectly happy with him there.
What intrigued me the most about this episode were the people who kidnapped Miles in that van. Bram mentioned "what lies in the shadow of the statue?" Which is exactly what Illana asked Lapidus last week just before she knocked him out. And if you were paying attention, Bram was the guy she was with when she asked Lapidus. Gasp! What the hell are they all about? What did they mean about getting ready to go to the Island? And who the fuck are they? OMG, I don't know if I can handle another group of people. But man I can't wait to find out.