Hey guys and gals! I did a search for “Appendix” and “Appendicitis” before writing this and didn’t find anything the same, so I hope this isn’t bringing up a repeated theory. (Apologies if it is). I do read most of the posts here but due to the delay in episodes I don’t get to see them all, so again, apologies if this has already been brought up.
Anyhow, not alot of you know this, but I also have a little Lost Blog of my own where I write reviews about each episode, and I was just in the middle of writing my review for Lighthouse, when I had what appeared to be an ephiphany (sp?).
It seems so obvious to me now which is why I’m wondering if it’s been mentioned before.
In the “Alt Universe/Timeline/Whatever”, Jack has his appendix out when he was 7 or 8 years old. I was trying to figure out if Jack would’ve been that age before 1977, before the bomb blew up. If he was then the bomb wouldn’t have been the cause of the Alt Universe.
But then I got to thinking that perhaps Jack was 7 or 8 years old in 1977, and that his Appendix burst on the day of the bomb! I’m thinking that when the bomb blew up and caused this Alt Universe, the people who had time travelled to 1977, some of their attributes were transfered to their younger selves in Alternate 1977.
When the time travellers are in 1977, for some of them, there are also younger versions of them in the outside world. Sawyer told Jack that in 1976 he could’ve stopped his father from killing his mother then himself, but he didn’t because what’s done is done. In 1976 Sawyer was 8 years old, so I’m guessing Jack is around the same age.
So, in 1977 Jack could’ve been 7 or 8 years old. When the bomb blew up in 1977, time traveller Jack no longer had his Appendix, so when the Alt Universe was created this part of Jack transfered to his younger, alternate self in 1977, which meant that without his Appendix, this would cause alot of trouble for 8 year old alternate Jack, which meant that he would’ve had to have it taken out.
I have no idea if what I just said made sense, but please let me know what you think. If anyone else has written this theory before let me know so I can take a look 🙂