Catch 22: Desmond and fate
Having read theories and discussions on this site for a few months now, I decided to jump into the discussion (well, at least giving it a try). The issue about changing the future/past is giving me headaches. I’m not on the change side, nor on the no-change side; I just can’t pick a side. Anyways, I’ll get to my point now.
I was watching season 3 episode Catch-22 yesterday, and something made me think about the fate/change blabla issue. In the episode Desmond has flashes of Hurley and Jin picking up the cable (looking glass-cable), Charlie dying, and a red sign in the sky which later turns out to be Naomi. What I find interesting is that Desmond himself gets Charlie, Hurley and Jin to come with him. Why did he do this? Right, because he had flashes of the future in which Charlie, Hurley and Jin were involved. If he wouldn’t have those flashes, would he also go on the ‘picknick trip’ leading to the finding of Naomi? He arranges it because he wants those flashes to become real, cause he thinks Naomi is Penny, and for that he needs all the factors (Charlie, Hurley and Jin) that were in the flashes. If Charlie, Hurley and Jin were supposed to go on that trip, why did he, himself, need to get them to come with him? What I mean is, just because Desmond had the flashes, the flashes played out like Desmond saw them. Get my point? Wait, I hardly get my own point It’s just something I can’t stop thinking of, and thought it’s quite remarkable in the whole fate/change issue. Man I can’t get my thoughts clear when thinking about the whole timetravel and change things pff