Originally Posted by losttime
I am still not convinced that they end up in 77 in the rest of the world. The Island is traveling through time not rest of the world. The O6 hae been skipping through time as Richard pretty much said. he told Locke when he was fixing his leg that he would be going soon speaking of Locke. So Alpert and everyone else does not experience the time skipping. They are going through time chronologically speaking but the O6 moved to different points in time and were so-called dropped off at a specific point in time where the Island already existed. I dont see how the Island time is affecting off island time. We have seen several instances where they dont coincide. The Dr arriving on the Island before his throat was actually slit on the boat by Keamy. The difference between the time that Dan had on his stopwatch for the rocket that was launched on the boat and the time on the rocket itself. How long it took Sayid and Desmond to get to the boat. according to jack or whoever it hd been over a day and yet we saw them flying still toward the boat. So the time is always seeming to be different on and off the Island.
All the stuff that's highlighted has to do with the EM field around the island.
The rocket passed through the EM field and was a half hour late.
The doc passed through the EM field and was two days early.
The chopper went slightly off course and seemed to take two days for those on the island; also Desmond went through his whole "Constant" experience.
But when you pass the through the field on the right co-ordinates everything is fine. Like when the zodiac left the island, or the submarine coming and going.
Bottom line is that I'm pretty sure that Faraday left the island and arrived on the mainland in the 70's