Whenever we see the Others, they have Richard -the advisor- and a leader. Just before Ben turns the wheel in 2004, John is greeted as the new leader. Then, as we know, time shifts and all hell breaks loose. "Locke" then returns three years later in 2007 to resume his position. I don't know about you, but to me, it didn't seem like he usurped anybody. Did the Others have a leader for those three years? Or were they leaderless? Were the Others waiting for John to return?
--BenForTheWin 05:27, January 1, 2010 (UTC)