maybe its just me, but I can kind of figure out whats happening now, and that others are not bad, nor do they know whats happening either. They probably have their own hatch and do what their told. An initiative is an act to follow and procedure in case something wrong happens. Im assuming, everyone on the island including others, our main cast, and other islanders we have not met yet, are all in a social science experiment, and must follow the Dharma initiative, which is the question, Why? and What?. Maybe the Season Finale will throw a huge twist on the whole show. I mean in the new hatch, the pearl, we finally see that whoever worked in there didn't know what was happening around them and was told to just monitor the events in the other hatches. Which begs to differ. How do people get on the island, and how do they get off?