A Penny for your thoughts….
Lets rewind the season a little so when I say this, it makes a little sense.
We know Desmond has a child, is married to Penny, and is NOT going back to that island. We know Kate did something with Aaron, and Ji yeon is not with Sun or Jin.
Back to last season, we know Ben told Widmore he was going to kill Penny. Back to this season, we know Des and the fam, live on a house boat and are in LA, the same place as Ben is. We also know, Ben said he had to go and fullfill a promise to an old friend, and ended up batterd and beaten by the docks, when he was on the phone and later when boarding the plane.
I also noticed the book Ben was reading on the plane, Ulysses.
Ok, back to now. With this knowledge, it leads me to this theory. Bear with me, lots of speculation, but hopefully the facts we know, help fill in some gaps and questions.
There are many different scenarios that could play out. And this, is my story…
Ben killed Penny, plain as I have said it. Was there a struggle between them, between him and Des, maybe, but irrelavent for this.
Afterwards, what we know, goes down as we know it does, all the 2007 crazy things. Return to the island, everything I said above, yadda yadda, Im not going through everything that happened.
With Penny dead, Des is destroyed. My guess, is he turns to either Widmore, or hawking. Whichever he chooses, has Des also contact the other one. Widmore and or Hawking, make the suggestion that Des must return, and take Penny with him. Heres where it gets good. Widmore wanted Penny to be killed in a way, because he knows that if she is, he can convince Des to return, taking him along the way. Remember when he tells Des to keep Penny as far away as possible, its not his fight?
I think he learned something along the way from MR Benipulation himself “Make him think its his idea, when its actually yours”. I think Ben would appreciate that line. Des will return to the island to save Penny. He would return, if they told him, he could bring her back to life. If the island is what it is, I think Widmore knows its power, and knows its capabilities.
I also think that Desmonds entire life revolves around Penny and he would risk anything to save her.
I think Hawking will tell him that he needs to take the children, to help his ‘friends’ out as well.
Remember the line, “This will do, for now.” by Hawking?
Now is past, and later is here. It is going to be necessary for Desmond to use the kids as Proxys. Or at least have them there to go back.
I think old man Widmore will accompany him along the way, I mean, if there was ever a time to trust him, why not now. Nothing to lose, and EVERYTHING to gain.
So in the end, I think we will see someone on the island…I have no idea, what the hell year it would be…say, “There’s a boat!!!” And as it looms closer, we may see the silhouettes of people, and as it comes even closer…we will see Desmond and Widmore, side by side.
I know, why would Widmore sail on Des’s stupid boat if he has all this money and planes and everything? For fun of my theory, thats why ;]
Regardless, we may see a merger of two men that have loathed each other for opposite reasons on the show, for the greater good of someone they care about and love…and a little of Widmore’s powerhungary selfishness as well.
This will be how the ENTIRE O6 returns, to fix the ‘timeperiod’ problems on the island, and unite everyone once again, for the war that is going to take place.
Also, Ben was reading Ulysses on the plane. This could be construed in many ways. My line of thought goes straight to the last chapter, which is entitled…Penelope.
Could this have been a metaphor of somesort, showing us that Ben caused the final chapter in Penelopes story…at least unless she is taken to ‘Ressurection Island’?
Im sure I will add another 108 paragraphs to this in the comments as I always do, but for now…
This is my penny for your thoughts…now let me have your two cents.