I have questions about who the names truly represent. Faucke admits he doesn't know which Kwon is on the list. It seems like Shephard must be Jack, but if so, that leads me back to the Which List Is The List question, since in "I Do," Danny indicates Jack isn't on Jacob's list. Of course there's Christian and Grandpa Ray Shephard, or even, if we want to stretch it -- Claire and Aaron. Lostpedia, which has been a godsend for this sort of speculation (and in general) has a list of other names and numbers spotted in the cave. You'll see familiar ones like Straume, Burke, Linus, Littleton (which means I'm likely stretching it too far considering Aaron and Claire under the Shephard name), as well as Chang, Faraday, Goodspeed, Pace, Mars. As far as I know, no one has yet spotted Austen.
I'm out of time, so I just want to throw one crazy piece of speculation out there. After the season premiere, Darlton refused to completely own the idea that the Jughead bomb is what spawned the new reality. They seemed to indicate that it would take a few weeks for us to get why there are two realities. Now, if they've since owned the Jughead theory (which is the most straight-forward), I've missed it, so please let me know. Assuming they haven't, what else could have caused the reality split? Previously, I wondered if it was Faraday's death. This week, I'm wondering if it could have been Jacob's touch. Look, if Jacob is evil, then Faucke is most likely telling Sawyer the truth about Jacob pushing him to the island. But what if Jacob was doing something different? Did he interfere with their lives in the first timeline, and in real time, or did he travel back in time? If so, what if his interference in their personal histories created the new reality? And now my head hurts, so I'll just leave that as is. While Faucke makes a good case for Jacob being the bad guy here, and Ben's/the Others' actions over the years can be used in support of that theory, I don't feel strongly led to commit one way or the other. I hope that's so for Sawyer, too. I'd like to see him remain an unclaimed variable. I'm not the only or even the first to wonder if his "Hell, yes," means he is ready to go all in with Faucke, or if he's decided to play one last long con. Part of me can't help but think that both Faucke and Jacob are playing a nasty little game, and our Losties have to disengage from them in order to survive. But even at this late hour, it's too soon to say that with any conviction. Damn it, Show.