The Fate of Juliet and Important Hierarchies on the Island
Why these two notions are co-existing in this post is to simply identify important people ideas and hierarchies on the island. We must first look at Juliet. If the bomb did indeed go off. Boom end of show at least for everyone bar Sun, Ben, Frank, Esau (or Anti-Locke) and Richard. Not likely. So assuming the flash was time-related, our Losties jump through time again (most likely 2007 – see my last post for reasons). However, when they do, Juliet will not be there, nor will they look for her. Why? Because they think she is dead. They may belive (a) the bomb sent them through time, thus using Juliet as a sacrafice- awww, or (b) they think she died by way of falling all the way down the tunnel. As mentioned in Lostpedia, Juliet will not be a main character in Season 6 (Elizabeth Mitchell has a new show)- which I hypothesise as a result of her showing up half way through the season, much like everyone thought Jin was dead and then boom he washes up on shore and was added to the Lost Season 5 Promo poster. It will make a heart-warming return and may add to the Sawyer-Kate-Juliet turmoil. I hope this is the case anyway.
Otherwise, we must look at each individual character and surmise what their function in the story is. However, forgetting the Losties, we may answer Jacob and Esau’s function through the other people ‘in charge’, i.e. Eloise, Ben, Richard, Jacob, Esau and of course Widmore. We have all come to the conclusion that orders are coming from Jacob. Some propose that they are disguised and actually coming from Esau. A possibility. Let’s look at what we know. Jacob’s orders come straight from Richard and are given to Ben. However, Ben has never seen Jacob nor heard from him. We can assume Ben is a pawn. Why does Ben go to the cabin? Because he thinks Jacob is there. Why? Because Richard must have told him. We know from S3, that it is Esau – a dark bearded man in the cabin. However, when asked what lies in the shadow of the statue, Richard answers – ‘he who will protect us’. Richard knows that Jacob is in the shadow of the staue and not in the cabin. Richard may be a double agent? Similarly, Eloise Hawking knows that to get the losties back to the island appropriately, measures must be taken to replicate the initial 315 crash – use Locke as a proxy for Christian. Or maybe… use him so that he may be taken over by Esau. Eloise a double agent? Finally, why are both Widmore and Eloise now off-island? Widmore was banished. Possible hidden motive: to stop Richard and Co. from bringing Esau’s plans to fruition, even though it seemed a result of problems with Ben. Maybe Richard resents his unaging abilities and wants to die instead of living forever. Maybe Widmore is at odds with Ben because Widmore knows what is really going and Ben does not know the nature of the war at hand… Maybe Widmore is trying to stop Ben in order to stop Esau’s work? Maybe Ben is making a terrible mistake, Maybe Eloise is a pawn as well, maybe Widmore is a good guy. I am ranting know, but I am trying to make a point. Do I believe that these connections are true. No, not really. But what I am saying is to understand the nature of Jacob and Esau, then we must look to truly understand the connections among Ben, Richard, Eloise and Widmore. The point is that I believe that the key to understanding the relationship between Jacob and Esau is to understand the relationships among the four previously mentioned major game players. I also urge viewers to evaluate the necessity and ability of certain characters, i.e. the Losties, to wager important changes to these relationships. Let me know what you think!