He acted very stilted and protective during his time on the island. Took 2 hours to "go to the toilet". His actions and look would put you in mind of Ethan. Something Goodwin used to fool the audience.
so , was he an other? His "2 hours to the toilet" is not normal.--Cool Man 0912 04:08, 17 April 2006 (PDT)
Spending 2 hours alone doesn't make one part of any specific factions. Could have just as well been getting high, crying or having digestive problems. The script made him look suspicious for things to get more dramatic in the end, so yeah, maybe he had a secret - but doesn't everybody? --skks 06:35, 17 April 2006 (PDT)
perhaps he found the north hatch, or had a drug problem if he was an other, i doubt goodwin would have killed him. the nathan/ethan connection and the parallels between goodwin and locke made the viewer assume he was an other, and not just secretive --Moo 08:41, 12 July 2006 (PDT)
I'd like to know what Nathan was really doing for 2 hours in the jungle and why he was so secretive all the time, maybe he found a hatch like Locke did and decided to keep it a secret from other people like Locke did.
Maybe Ben sent him later to help out with Goodwin, but he was being too suspicious and Goodwin feared that Nathan would give them away so then he killed him.
Seems like any time a character shows up after a long or unexpected bathroom trip, they've been doing something meaningful or secretive (see: Paolo in the Pearl, Charlie in the cockpit). It's annoying that Nathan deviates from this pattern.TheBookPolice 10:59, 12 April 2008 (PDT)
I can't recall which podcast it was, but Damon and Carlton have stated that Nathan was a very elaborate red herring. I just wonder if they made it too convincing.TheBookPolice 10:59, 12 April 2008 (PDT)