I hate it when people look at things in previous seasons and find the flaws. The writers don't know everything, just probably a simple outline of future seasons and then even change those. But now I will hate myself because of Season 3 Richard and wondering why Richard follows orders from Ben when Ben gives the Others orders and when questioned he responses Jacob told him. Wouldn't Richard know Ben hasn't met Jacob? He seems to be the one who is the mediator between Jacob and leaders. Thoughts? Theories? Curses?