So ya'll know that that entire first three seasons consisted of flashbacks where we got to know the survivors prior to the crash. Season three was us getting to know the Others and the season finale was a flash forward. Season four has been nothing but flash forwards but they all seem to go backwards in time from the point of the flash forward at the end of season three. That's how we know who gets off the island and who doesn't. All this has been making sense up until the last two eps that they've aired so far in season four. In the one where Jack and Kate are all shacked up Jack tells Hurley that after the trial he decided that being with Kate and Aaron was what he wanted. This makes no sense according to the pattern that the flash forwards have been following because it isn't going backwards. Then this ep that I'm watching now (I love the thing that the new Windows does where you can have the little screen showing while on something else. So cool!) Cabin Fever is all about John Locke from birth and onward and how people from the Island have been stalking him his entire life.
I'm all scatter brained fucked about the unorder of the flash forwards. The ep where Sun took her and Jin's daughter to his grave had Hurley in it clearly not mental institution bound. I took this to mean that this was before he was admitted. But now I don't know.
I'm completely caught up now.