Could Oceanic 815 be MIB’s first attempt to kill candidates?
Simple theory here, just a thought..
Remember what Flocke said about Widmore’s attempt to kill all of them on the grounded Aijira plane?
And what Flocke actually did by getting them on the submarine?
Bring all the candidates together, in a confined space, with no way to escape
What if Oceanic 815 was Smokey’s first attempt to confine all of them, and hope they all died in the crash? It would be difficult to orchestrate everything just right to get them all on the same flight (something that you would think only the almighty Jacob could do).
So why didn’t they die in the 815 crash? Well, following the rules of candidacy, only a candidate can kill a candidate; and the pilot of 815, the one ultimately responsible for guiding and crashing the plane, was not a candidate. Maybe Smokey’s plan was for Lapidus, who is a possible candidate, to fly and crash 815 which would have meant all the candidates could have died in the crash..
If this is true, it would be ironic…Because Lapidus didn’t pilot the plane, Jacob successfully brought all the candidates to the island in this way..
I know this theory a long shot, rip it up if you’d like!