LOST in my family is a group activity and this summer I have made it my mission to catch up my 14 year old brother. The things he picked up on are always interesting but he was especially aware of all the places that the Numbers appear. Yet since Season 2 the Numbers have become less and less emphasized. In Season 5, someone correct me if I am wrong, it seems that the scene with the Hatch door is the only time they appear deliberately and I have yet to see the good old hidden Numbers. I have been trying to come up with a good theory but all I can figure out is that the writers simply backed off. Is is possible that something that seemed so important is going to fall by the wayside in this last season. I still think that the Numbers have to figure importantly into the whole thing. I would love to hear some more on this issue because it is driving me (and the kid) crazy.