Ben’s Consequence For Summoning the Monster
OK, the best I can I will give the statement by Carlton Cuse from the April 25th, 2008 Podcast:
6:17 Mark in the pod cast:
“I think it would be a fair deduction to say he summoned the monster. But..it also seems pretty clear from what’s going on in that scene, that you know, there are consequences to summoning the monster that even Ben doesn’t have control over. He looked a little nervous and was like, Let’s skidaddle.”
Now, let’s go to the season Finale where you get this conversation:
LOCKE: What’s that for?
BEN: I’m going somewhere cold.
(Zips up jacket)
LOCKE: Then where is mine?
BEN: You don’t need one because you’re not going with me.
LOCKE: Yes, I am going with you.
BEN: No, John, you’re not.
LOCKE: Jacob told me what we had to do. You don’t get to make all the decisions–
BEN: He told you what to do, but he didn’t tell you how because he wants me to suffer the consequences.
LOCKE: What consequences?
BEN: Whoever moves the island can never come back. So I’d like you to get on the elevator, John, and go back up. Richard and my people will be waiting 2 miles east of the Orchid.
Ok, maybe a stretch, but based on Mr. Cuse’s explanation of Ben not knowing the consequences when he summed the monster….and then, hearing John say ‘Move the Island’ at the end of the episode CABIN FEVER….I think we can at least reasonably assume, Ben’s consequence for summoning the SMOKE MONSTER is in fact to move the island.
Now, if this is true…it leads us to at least three other questions that need to be addressed:
***Is Smokey and Jacob related when it comes to communication?****
***If Ben is trying to get back to the island…is he disobeying his consequence, or was he simply not being truthful to Locke (which seemingly is always the case)?****
***So how the hell do Claire and Christian play into the whole DELIVERENCE of CONSEQUENCES on the island now*****
I’ve started the wheels turning on my theories on the three questions. However, they are outside the purpose of this theory and will post at a later date. So what are your thoughts? Do you think Ben’s consequence for summoning the monster was moving the island?