Pregnant women – older than they look?

I was reading a theory earlier, I’m not sure which one it was (sorry), but in the comments someone mentioned when Juliet had a meeting with Richard before coming to the Island – he showed Juliet an x-ray of what appeared to be a 70-year-old woman, but Richard said it was in fact a 26-year-old woman.

So, we know Richard hasn’t aged a day since meeting Ben (if that was in fact Richard).

So what if the rest of The Others are like that too?

If the women aren’t ageing a day like Richard, then perhaps they’re still thought of as ’26-year-olds’ (and still look like ’26-year-olds’), but are actually 70-year-olds, and their bodies are ageing inside rather than outside?

What if in fact, the x-ray Juliette saw was really that of a 70-year-old?

It’s obvious the x-ray belonged to an Other on the Island, and that’s why Richard wanted Juliette to come to the Island to investigate.

But if all the ’26-year-olds’ are actually 70-year-olds, then that explains alot why most women die during pregnancy.

Maybe that’s why Claire was successful in having a healthy baby, and I believe that Sun won’t die either.

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6 thoughts on “Pregnant women – older than they look?

  1. I would’ve agreed with this pre-season 4. But not that we know time travel is involved somewhere, I think it’s more to do with the women time travelling or something.

  2. Well, they were bringing people on the island, and people have aged on the island, so I don’t think it’s as easy as THEY ARE OLDER. I think the problem has to lie in the time differential on the island. If you think about it, that island could exist in any time throughout the history of the island…at any time.

    We don’t know what that does to your physical “INSIDES” we do know, John can walk, Rose’s cancer can be cured, and pregnant women’s inside look like 70 year olds. Outside of that, we don’t know..but one would have to reason the body is aging, or recovering, or acting at a different pace then the mind

  3. Very interesting theory. Maybe the island somehow slows down the aging process. During season 4 it is explained that time is different on the island, when the doctor from the freighter washes up ashore on the island before he is murdered on the boat. So hence, the women are probably older physically then they believe.

  4. Yes… interesting theory but I am pretty sure that they die because of the statue being gone… and Jacob dead. Because if you do a little egyptian research, you find out that the statue really means one that protects women that are expecting. So once the statue is destroyed… the women die. Also, remember Ellios?? Daniel’s mother?? She ages right??

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