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Ok, Bouttte, carrying this out from the Other thread...
Yes, I was thinking you'd likely bring that up about the camara cuts and Jack's "jumps". It was recently discussed somewhere else here on the dark side, but we can continue it if you have ideas.
I did pay close att'n, but I honestly do not think that at that point in the show (quite new) the writers would even expect anyone to pick up on any of that, had it actually meant something. And, unless I'm wrong, no one did (at that time). Also, Jack WAS on the plane, so it would be unlikely that he did some sort of simultanous time hopping. I really think heads started going crazy when someone theorized that the piece of bamboo next to Jack was Ben's baton.
As for the shoe, still think it was simply an omen. Something to give us that queezy feeling of things to come.