What was the “sickness” that made Robert insane?
I was just thinking about this and, forgive me if this has already been discussed to death and I just don’t realize that there’s a glaringly obvious answer sitting two posts away but–what on earth is the “sickness” that made Rousseau’s companions go insane?
It made it seem before that it was her own insanity that lead to paranoia and that, rather than there being an actual sickness, it was just her own insanity that lead her to believe they were sick and therefore made her shoot them all. But we saw in that one episode from season five that there was definitely something fishy with them. Robert was begging her to put down the gun but then he tried to shoot her! What was up with that? What on earth could that have meant?
I think it has something to do with the Others, well–I guess that’s obvious. But I’m really curious, there really hasn’t been much info on this at all apart from that one tiny little scene where we saw that Robert really was insane.