This isn’t about the kids that the others took (although if anyone sees how that ties in, go for it) but rather about the three children who have been a major part of the plot for some time now– Walt, Aaron, and Ji Yeon.
Walt (though no longer exactly a child) has been an important character from the very beginning. His powers were a big mystery of season one. We haven’t seen any real closure on this character. Also, his relationship with Locke was very interesting.
Aaron, the original. From one of the very first episodes, Aaron was a mystery. He was the reason Claire was on the island at all. And according to the psychic (who was obviously not a complete ripoff because he knew how to get Claire to the island) he COULD NOT be raised by another without drastic consequences. So where are those consequences? And WHAT is so special about Aaron?
Ji Yeon– Perhaps the greatest island miracle. The island might have cured Rose’s cancer and restored Locke’s ability to walk, but it gave Jin and Sun a child. This seems to be their overarching purpose for being on the island (and they were “Touched by Jacob”, which neither Aaron, Claire, or Walt was…important? Who knows.) Anyway Sun left her to go find Jin. Can her story be done, the adorable little island miracle? Hopefully she will be the savior of the long stale Jin/Sun story line.
So what do you guys think? Are these guys important? If so, why? Will they play role in Season
6? Why have they all been “abandoned” in some way, conciously left on the mainland (Walt by Locke, Aaron by Kate, and Ji-Yeon by Sun), and have all had a parent taken from them by the island. Perhaps most importantly, what makes these kids “special”.