“Are you sure you dont want some tea?”
A line delivered by Bernard to Juliet in the season finale.
I dont normally do this, but in regards to the tons of theories pouring in, I may have missed something on this, although I dont believe so, but just in case…sigh…Im sorry if someone has already said this.
When Bernard asks Juliet if she is sure she wouldnt like some tea, I cant help but view this line as a much more powerful question than simply an offer of a beverage.
You see, if you recall earlier seasons of Lost, you might remember the book club meetings, where Juliet among “Others” meet to discuss their favorite, or least favorite books.
In the scene in which Juliet is degraded by Adam…no I dont think its that Adam, she defends her “favorite book”, Carrie by Steven King, regardless of the fact that he even says Ben wouldnt like it.
I find this funny, because later in the very same episode, Ben tells John that he very much likes King’s Work, and even prefers it over Dostoyevsky.
This is the same book that Juliet is holding when 815 crashes after/during the club meeting, and the same book that they are about to discuss, when Juliet is about to show Amelia the envelope, which I believe holds Ben’s Xrays in one of the Lost Missing Pieces mobisode/short.
I cant help but think about the beginning of that conversation, or at least the video, which starts with a loud whistle from the teapot.
From the meeting points that take place at Juliet’s home in Otherville, this teaparty/bookclub is the origin point, that Ben eventually leads Juliet (Carrie in hand) to Mikhail, who eventually shows her the live feed of Richard in the park, streaming Juliets sister, and her young son Julian.
I thought back to this scene, and the reaction to the question on Juliets face upon hearing it, and cant help in some way feel it is a representation of what she is giving up (or saving depending on how you view it).
I think that even though Bernard may be in the dark on all of the teaparty madness that took place before, the question itself may bring Juliet to understand, that by proceeding with what is about to take place, she may very well be giving her sisters life, if they change things and 815 never crashes or her never arriving on the island.
Jacob is supposedly the one who saves her sister, and without everything happening exactly as it did the first time, she may give up what she cared about most in the world before she arrived on the island, that being her sister and her previously unborn child, Julian, appropriatly named after Juliet herself.
With this thought, it leads me again to the question not of “Can you change the past?”…but if you could…”Should you change the past?”