Well, the thing with the tail of the plane just simply breaking off due to turbulence is RIDICULOUS. Then the front of the plane snapped off too. What kind of freakin' plane WAS this? Ah, unless it wasn't the turbulence that caused the crash after all, but some sort of sabotage. Nobody's mentioned that there's an Arabic fellow here. What if he's a terrorist? And of course the rock guy's up to something, and the orange mouth guy. The Asians who don't speak English are acting strange. Lots of possibilities.
It seems like they're trying to suggest that finding the dog and the handcuffs is really weird, but you did see the shoe in the tree at the beginning when Jack first woke up, right? It fell from the plane. There's nothing unusual about a dog being shipped on a plane, he may have just gotten out. The handcuffs may have fell from the plane too, could be a law enforcement officer's, could just be some horny luggage. Or an international spy who didn't want to lose his briefcase. Doesn't seem so weird to me.
I don't understand the monster seeming to step on trees and crush them as he walks, yet they can't see him. What the heck, they already did that in that sorry remake of Godzilla.
But they've got so many questions popping up, all with a "mystery on our hands" sort of bent, this story could go ANYWHERE, and that makes it the best new show so far this season.
I thought of the Langoliers also. The monster may be a new species of dinosaur. Maybe they're in a time warp and are in the past. Maybe a different dimension, or a parallel universe. Oops, I was thinking Star Trek. This really does feel a bit like Planet of the Apes too.
Maybe they wandered way way off course and were shot down by the Chinese, and the monster is a new bioweapon they've been breeding.
I like this show.