Farraday is Jacob!
Okay okay I know you are all getting bored with endless Jacob theories but I really think I have cracked it this time 🙂
Watching Namaste last night, one thing that Sawyer said struck me as especially pertinent. Jack had just asked about Farraday being on the island and Sawyer replied that he was not ‘really’ here.
We know from previous episodes that Daniel is rather a vulnerable soul anyway and it is my belief that the move through time has unshaken him. That and the loss of Charlotte, who it turns out he had already met and spoken with when she was a young child.
I think that Dan is the one with the knowledge and tragic history to fulfill the role of Jacob. We know that Dan was already responsible for the death of one student and now he has Charlotte’s blood on his hands. Crucially he is the one person on the island with a full grasp of the time travel aspects of the island. He understands the implications and the science behind what is happening.
What if Ben, as a child, has enough contact with Dan to convince him that Dan sees into the future? Think about it. Someone told Ben to build a runway – the runway that Frank lands flight 316 on. I don’t think Sayid is that person as he wouldn’t know what had happened to the flight. But Ben would know. And how does Ben know? Because Farraday told him.
Most of the DI would probably think Dan is mad however he must have been able to convince young Ben that he knows what is going to happen in the future. Ben is thus guided to join the Others and take part in the purge. I think that Ben is the one who will decide to imprison Daniel/Jacob. Partly for his own good and partly to steal his knowledge and to put himself in a position of power.