We flash back to Hydra station. Jack's still waiting for an answer from Juliet, and here it comes: "I've been on this island for three years, Jack. Three years, two months, and twenty-eight days. He said that if I let him live and I helped you... that he would finally let me go home."
So: Juliet's a prisoner? So I guess we're supposed to infer the Others bumped Edmund off so Juliet would be free to go? But... since they wanted her to go to a remote island, why didn't they just kidnap her outright? Why did they set up this elaborate recruitment process if they we were willing to kill to get Juliet? Was it maybe a show of power, to demonstrate to Juliet what they're capable of? I guess. Which means that, after a highly enjoyable episode, all new questions get raised. Chief among mine: didn't there used to be OTHER PEOPLE on this show?