So then why the Hell did Faraday have to die..?
It’s a retorical question really – just to point out – in retrospect – how little clue the writers had of what they were doing.
Throughout the series we have been introduced to one “Man/Woman behind the curtain” more mysterious than the other, who always seemed to know more than they let us know.
Benjamin, Richard, Widmore, Eloise Hawking, “Christian” of course Jacob
All av these character have been shown to say/instruct others to do something – to get events in
motion that then seemed unnecesary.
Now we understand that these where either random shit – or ideas that got scrapped.
I think that Widmore is a character that was initially supposed to be the bad guy of the show
(I believed they thought up the whole Black Smoke/Nemesis-thing way late)
-but that was when they didn’t know how long the show would go on for
they ended up with a character that couldn’t be the real threat
(As far as I’m concearned – Widmore is one of the vaguest characters in TV history – even in the End I have no idea about his true intentions)
nor they could get rid of – so he stayed on – always in the background, always active
but never clear enough so we could understand him.
I still have no idea why he lied to Locke about Ben tricking him into turning the Wheel
when clearly he wasn’t – but broke the rules about off-Island life.
Also, in retrospect, the whole Widmore-Abbadon story is really strange.
According to (both of them I believe, not sure -or just)Abbadon – they/he helped
Locke to get to the Island……no he didn’t – Jacob did
(If Widmore was exiled and really was unable to return – then that means it’s because he broke the rules set by Jacob himself – every Protector sets his own rules – so it’s safe to say Widmore
didn’t work for Jacob at that time at least)
We haven’t really gotten it spelled out for us – but isn’t it so that no one finds the
Island unless Jacob-the Protector- want them to – right..?
“How did they find the Island..? You can ask them when they get here…
I don’t have to ask them – you brought them here..”
Nemesis’ question to Jacob was retorical – he knows no one gets there
unless Jacob wants them to.
Even further underlined when Benjamin and Widmore finally meet and Ben asks how
Charles managed to get back to the Island – “Jacob invited me – showed me the error of my ways and gave me chance to redeem myself”(basically)
And what a good redemption it was(He sold out Jacob and Desmond faster than the writers move on to another mystery – this even though if Nemesis succeeds it’s be the End of EVERYTHING!!! except Penny of course – she’ll be fine)
Also strange we didn’t get to see Jacob visit Widmore – just to get confirmation for ONCE that he wasn’t lying(a quick flashback like Ilana’s first – that way it doesn’t even have to reveal why Jacob came to see him – only That he in fact Did – would have been an easy way to give an answer, but hey – that’s just me)But sorry – I digress(I tend to when I get carried away)
I think it’s important to note that Nemesis’ and Jacob’s real people who were later(somehow)
whiped out by Mother – was in fact Their people.
One could wonder why Mother would allow anyone get to the Island when clearly she doesn’t want anyone there, right..?
Well, she didn’t exactly “bring” them – but she brought Claudia – the childrens real mother.
This is just my theory(though we all know how theorising is worth now)
that Mother brought Claudia to the Island – knowing that she was pregnant, planning to kill her from the start(She seemed like a Danielle-Protector-hybrid)wanting THE baby(either because she was lonely, because she wanted someone to take her place – or both)
However neither Claudia nor Mother was aware that she was expecting twins.
And that is why Mother looks so suprised and why Nemesis became her favorite
he was special(probably an anomoly/variable/wild card like Desmond – she couldn’t
“see him coming”)Anyhow – that’s why I believe that no one gets to the Island unless the protectors want them to.
Moving on though – the event that I initially wanted to point to(as per the title)
was……WHY DID DANIEL HAVE TO DIE?
I believe Miss Hawking early on were supposed to have a bigger role in the bigger picture
and that’s why the writers then involved her and Widmore.
Now, during the time flashing I don’t think the writers knew wehere they were headed.
See, they were going down a path where the Dharma-time would be important.
Think about it – Daniel suddenly snaps(out of nowhere)and points out that Jack doesn’t belong there, it is not his destiny and he shouldn’t have listened to Daniel’s mother.
Luckily he also says(without any real explanation) what everone has said
thousand times – which he simply said – couldn’t be done – that they now can change things!
And that was where the show was headed – the Losties where supposed to change something,
prevent something from happening(which turned out to be the imfamous “Incident” we’ve heard so much – but know nothing about)and result in something important in the end..
Turns out – it didn’t..
According to Miss Hawking, we learn early on that Whatever Happened Happened.
Any attempt to change what has already happened will result in the Universe
“Course-Correcting” This is further confirmed by Daniel.
You can’t change what is
Now, like I said, Daniel snaps, runs to find his Mother(a young Other-leader Eloise Hawking)
and she shoots him unknowingly it was her son.
However, Jack says that they CAN change it. So she helps them with the Jugghead and so on..
The reason why an older miss Hawking later knows all this about course-correction
and all this could be because she has dead Daniel’s journal(And so – from that she learned that nothing can be changed)
Now, the only time we see older Widmore and her talking to eachother she says she had to send her son to the Island knowing what would happen..
(Now, of course, this creates such a paradox – that I won’t even go in to it – that’s a different thing, but the point is…)We’re guessing she does this because it’s for the greater good – because Daniel has to be sacrificed.
The reason – we’re lead to believe – is whatever the detonation of Jugghead will accomplish.
Now, what happens instead is – our Losties flash “back” to 2007 and…..well, that’s it.
The bomb didn’t even go of – then many, many would have died and – well, there’d be a big crater in the ground. The entire journey in the 70’s were for nothing.
The bomb didn’t go of, the incident happened anyway, the Swan Hatch was
built and imploded just the way we remember.
Now, the plan was to prevent the incident from ever happening, the hatch from being built
and thus – no Desmond pushing a button – no Oceanic crashing – meaning nothing they did ever happened – no time flashes nothing
Yet there Miss Hawking stands with her former huband and bitch about sending her son to his death when she knows fullwell the hatch was built anyway – hell she was the one who made sure Desmond went there to push(and ultimately fail)the button – she knows it all went down anyway – it didn’t work
Though we the viewers believed so – that an alternate timeline(the FSW) had been created it never did
it turned out to be Purgatory for lack of better word.
Now, what bothers me is how the producers went to such length to fool us into believing
there were important events going on in the FSW.
The first thing we see is the Island under water(complete with a Dharma-Shark)
and later on we even learn that Ben and his father were once there but left(!)
I for one love Desmond and actually believed he would play a bigger part in the endgame(Sure he had a big part – but I never thought it would come down to a simple “physical resistance to radiation” and “pulling the plug”)So when he “awakens” in the FSW he seems to have a plan.
We began to understand that Desmond had clear motives with what he was doing pretty “early on” – but we didn’t know what they were. He was bringing the Losties together to awaken them – but for what purpose..?
Now, notice that in the FSW there’s no Lapidus which means that in the world of Lost – which revolves around an Island(sorry – I mean the Characters……)there’s an important part
missing – a Pilot!
And that’s why they made John Locke a pilot in the FSW – so that we(I for one sure did anyway)
were to think they were going back to the Island.
It was to string us along – adding more mystery/and suspence to the FSW.
Why..? Because lets face it, we didn’t like the characters(as I have stated earlier – they were not the characters we’ve fallen in love with – they were strangers – like hybrids between how they were before pre-and-post-Island… That wasn’t the John Locke I loved – it was a stranger)
So we started once again looking for clues to their past – the HUGE deal that Jack now has a son(that never existed – which I find strange, sad and cruel – surely real or not – both Jack and Juliet seemed to love him – does he just fade away into nothingness or what..?)
But in the end it turns out that nothing(really – absolutely nothing)
that happened there mattered – at all..
For me – the only moment in the FSW that mattered to me was the last one with all the awakenings(minus Sayid and Shannon – are you kidding me..?)
because that’s when we got once again the characters we love.
But that’s also when I realised – that’s all there is – there’s not going to be any
big revelation back on the Island
(Even though they showed us – the viewers it’s “there” – and Ben apparently has been on it)
there was no need for John to have a pilot-license other than for us to get the feeling of importance for the FSW.
Desmonds big plan had no bearing for other than the last moments.
And I do feel it was – if not satisfying then at least beautiful – but why did the writers indeed feel the need to add yet more mystery to the FSW when it’s a show that’s
“All about the characters”?
So that’s what we got for real – a Purgatory – no Alternate Timeline – meaning in the End
the Losties Flashing through time did nothing….
SO THEN WHY DID HAWKING SEND HER SON TO DEATH KNOWING THAT?
Because initially – something were probably supposed to change – there was probably
some point to it – but like so much else – dropped…
And that’s how “intelligent” this show is..
Make shit up as we go – characters and mysteries – do what we want, make it seem like we have a plan, and then…………….ah shit, we’ll figure something out..what was it they thought the Island was in the beginning – Purgatory..? Ok, let’s roll with that