Mrs Hawking – Who she is
Mrs Hawking is the woman who Desmond met at the jewerly store when he went to get an engagement ring for Penny. He was about to change events by deciding to buy the ring, when Mrs Hawking tells him that he doesn’t do that, that he changes his mind and walks out the door. She explains to a confused Desmond about course correction and that if he doesn’t end up on that island pushing that button every single living thing will die.
So who is Mrs Hawking?
I think that Mrs Hawking has some connection with Widmore. She could possibly be an ex of his (persuming Hawking is now her married name). Widmore knows she has special abilities and was once on the island herself, around the time that Charles was. That was how they met. She could also be the mother of Penny.
There’s allsorts of connections going on in lost and I don’t think she is just a random psychic that Desmond happened to meet. If Mrs Hawking is Pennys mother then that could lead to allsorts of possibilites for the show.
What do you think??