eloise hawking… the third party?
I’m not sure if this has been discussed so do forgive me if it has 🙂 Also, just want to say that I love this site and all the theories posted on here!
I remember reading somewhere that the ‘what-lies-in-the-shadow-of-the-statue’ people (e.g. Illana and Bram) are actually not connected to either Ben or Widmore but a third party altogether. Also, Illana tells Sayid that she is after him because of the man he killed on the golf course.
Now, we all know that Ben is as transparent as the cemented wall behind the electromagnetic force in the Swan and that he twists, turns and hides the truth every chance he gets.
So here’s what I think – Ben knows of this ‘third party’ and uses Sayid to eliminate their members. And from the kidnapping of Miles – I’d say they are trying to keep people OFF the island. I’m not sure where their interests lie (maybe in the shadow of the statue!!)… but I think that Ben feels the less of them there are, the better it is for him.
This led me to think of Eloise Hawking. It does appear that she is on Ben’s side but some things don’t add up. Firstly, Ben didn’t have info of her and her whereabouts – he had to get that from Locke. Secondly, he was clearly surprised when Desmond said ‘you’re looking for Faraday’s mother?’ outside the Lamppost. And finally, he showed he was not happy about Jack speaking to Eloise in private.
I then thought of her relationship with Widmore. A couple of things that tells me they’re not playing for/ in the same team. One is that though he knows where she is, he has not been in contact with her for a while and the other is that if they were working together – she would have told him how to get back to the island as she did with the O6 (people she just only met). So… I think that she’s part of the ‘third party’.