Re: HOLY COW How 'bout them numbers!!!
although the numbers are important, i think we found out alot more about loose ends in this episode.
1) Boone and Hurley are related. Not blood-wise, but the box company that Hurley apparently owns, since he has the most stocks in that company, is Boone's company, if i were to venture a guess
2) In the second pilot episode, Hurley tells Sayid that he knew a friend in the gulf war. I would venture to guess that Leon is that friend he knew in the gulf war.
3) Locke knew that it was Claire's birthday BEFORE claire said anything. Otherwise it seems almost too much coincidence that Locke would drop doing everything just to help build a cradle on THAT specific day.
well, i guess only two of those above are tying up loose ends. The numbers, on the other hand, i think are a red herring and will not be that much more important. Obviously this proves that the thing underground is related to the radio tower that is presumably by the black rock. But otherwise, i dont think there is any more significance to the numbers.