Ben, Annie, The Vaccine, and throw in Adam and Eve

I posted this a long time ago on the ABC boards – and thought I’d post it here to stir up some conversation…..

From Wikipedia:
Johnny Gruelle created the Raggedy Anne and Andy dolls for his daughter, Marcella, who died at age 13 after being vaccinated at school for smallpox without her parents’ consent. Authorities blamed a heart defect, but her parents blamed the vaccination. Gruelle became an opponent of vaccination, and the Raggedy Ann doll was used as a symbol by the anti-vaccination movement.

Ben and Annie Andy and Ann

Maybe Ben and Annie’s relationship never developed beyond a brother/sister like friendship. Maybe Annie died from a vaccine related complication like Marcella. We still don’t know what exactly the island vaccine was for – or if there were multiple kinds of vaccine – and who got how much and when.

Is it too obvious that Ben and Annie were a romantic couple….they got pregnant, Annie died, he spared Rousseau and Alex (and Penny and Charlie) because of it…. and raised Alex to fill the void? I think that’s what probably happened – but it’s fun to think of different options….

Maybe Ben and Annie did have a child, a daughter, who was just fine, until she got the vaccine and died. Maybe Annie was so heartbroken she left the island without Ben who had obligations and couldn’t leave. It would be really interesting if Annie was re-introduced in season 6 as an adult.

I think it’s pretty clear that Juliet, who is blonde and blue-eyed, doesn’t look “just like” Annie, who is brunette and brown eyed, but instead looks like Ben’s mom as illustrated by the painting in Ben and Roger’s house in Dharmaville, which Harper could have seen. However – that makes Ben fondness for Juliet really creepy!

Going along with the non-romantic relationship idea …. maybe Adam and Eve fall into this category. Afterall, they weren’t laying together. That opens the door to a variety of male/female pairings.

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5 thoughts on “Ben, Annie, The Vaccine, and throw in Adam and Eve

  1. i hope that the story behind Annie is explained a little more. The reason behind her being in the Lost storyline never really had much meaning. She was just a friend of Ben’s, and we know that the writers don’t just add a charachter without a slightly deeper meaning behind them.

    (BTW, loving the pic of Juliet, i mean Elizabeth Mitchell, i mean Juliet)

  2. I_Am_Jacob: That picture of “Juliet” pretty much makes this post the most attractive one currently on this board!!!

    Maybe we should start a HOT PICTURES OF JULIET/ELIZABETH MITCHELL thread in the FUN category.

  3. I have always loved the character of Ben. I hope that we get yet another Ben Linus story this season, probably towards the end. I think ‘Dead is Dead’ said a lot about Ben. An ultimate redemption story would be great. Which would also make perfect sense to be the episode that Ben dies in. It could be the finale, but I think there will be so much more going on that I’ll say he dies in the next to last episode.

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