^^ Yeah, all what you guys have said on the previows posts seem to me quite plausible. But we can keep on giving more interpretations tothe 333-hostage situation. For example, it is true that the hints left by 333 perp leads Mac to Chicago, but it doesn't mean he is going to be there. Think about it, if Drew is as crazy as he seems to be, maybe he just sends Mac to Chicago (where he can discover who the perp is) while he stays in NY in order to take Stella. And why take Stella? Well, if Drew blames Mac for his brother death, maybe now he just wants to do the same to Mac. I mean, maybe Drew is planning to take away Mac's loved ones. Even it is possible that Drew has done something to Peyton (remember how weird was the way she left Mac?) and now it's Stella's turn. Anyway, I don't know why, but I have the feeling, too, that all the hostage situation has nothing to do with the 333-stalker. yas ****** "I'm glad you stayed"