Congratulations to Inside Flight 815 for yesterdays large victory.
Today marks the halfway point in Round 3 and sees another Off vs On Island battle.
Room 23 was a locked room in the Hydra station compound, in which Karl was kept as a detainee in the episode "Not in Portland". It is located in what appears to be a relatively small outside facility guarded by an ‘Other’ named Aldo. Karl was subjected to some kind of brainwashing experimentation, by being forced to watch a trippy video through neon blue goggles, and all accompanied by banging drum-and-bass music. He was also found to have been injected with an IV needle in his arm. The video itself contained various quick cuts of images and text, including glimpses of Gerald DeGroot and Alvar Hanso. We were also given a rather exciting glimpse of the text "God loves you as He loved Jacob"
Firstly, it must be mentioned that the name "Hoffs / Drawlar" is an anagram for "flash forward", and that is exactly where this location has appeared; in a flash forward. At an unspecified moment in the future, the funeral director at ‘Hoffs/Drawlar’ arranges the burial of an as yet mysterious person who is/was an acquaintance of Jack. Many Lost fans have thrown around educated guesses of the deceased being John Locke, Michael Dawson, James Ford and Benjimen Linus, amongst various other island characters. However, as of yet the identity of the deceased remains a huge mystery to all.