Sawyer and Flocke/MIB
This makes quite a bit of sense in my head… I’m just not sure how well It’ll translate in to words…
MIB has stated many times how he wants to leave the island, but what if he can only leave if he finds a replacement for himself? I’m thinking that he’ll attempt to make Sawyer his replacement. There’s an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark called The Tale of the Forever Game, .
IMDB-AYAOTD The Tale of the Forever Game
“Impatient with his younger sister Monica’s inability to keep up with him and his friend Mark while biking in the woods, Peter leaves them behind, but then leads them on an unfamiliar trail were the three get lost and seem to be going in circles back to an odd tree. They split up but instead of leaving, he goes to examine the tree, then is transported inside and falls into a room with a board game and a mysterious boy, Nathaniel. He offers to play the Forever Game with Peter, who accepts but then realizes that every move made on the board effects the woods Monnica and Mark are still looking for him in, by changing the whether or causing strange things to happen. And the game’s winner will not only release those in the woods but also be freed from the tree – while the loser must stay behind.”
After watching “The Substitute” it feels like something similar is going to happen where MIB will try to get Sawyer to do something with him that would cause MIB to be released while Sawyer must remain on the island (possibly as the smoke monster).
This is basically one of my first theories… so please don’t be too brutal… 🙂