I was expecting Victoria, honestly, like I think we were meant to believe. So, sorry for thinking unoriginally there, but that's what I thought Bella was expecting, and I was far too inot the book by then to care.
I was over-the-moon when I saw it was Alice. I might have been disappointed if it had been Edward - it would have spoiled the months of zombification for him to just show up again on a whim.
Alice's reaction to the werewolves didn't really taint my veiw on the pack, because I'd expected something like that. I mean, all the time I was reading about the werewolves, i was thinking "There must have been a good reason that the Cullens didn't tell Bella about this before..."
I don't think Alcie's parents would have been barbaric - they seemed like they were frightened and confused by their daughter, and were unsure of what to do. In those days, women had very little status, so girls were locked up for a lot less! I think Alice's past was really interesting, and only wish I could hear more of the story.
I like the way Alice was enlightened by all of the things Charlie told Bella, but I don't thik it changes my opinion of him as a parent. I just don't like Charlie as a character - he's a pretty ghastly dad. Sorry to those who love him. I really liied hearing his veiw of what has happened to Bella, and hearing the things she wouldn't have told Alice, or us, as an audience. It was just sort of like twisting the knife a bit, you know? Makign us feel Bella's pain a bit more.
I think Alice's ego was definately wounded a bit by the inability to see the wolves. I felt really bad for her - though, it was quite funny seeing her getting really mad in Eclipse because of her lack of vision. I love Alice and I think it was almost a bit unfair that she couldn't see them.