“If I Were a Betting Man…” – Pre-S6 Theory Roundup
I had a thought that it would be a great idea to have one single thread where everyone “placed their bets” on what happens next. After mulling over the options of different theories, throwing a bunch of stuff out there, where are you going to stack your chips? Doesn’t have to be your own theory – could be someone else’s. But maybe if we don’t get into discussing pros and cons – just a list of theories and people’s rationalisation of why they like their own choice.
To kick things off, I’m backing my own theory, most seen in the “Alt Timeline Started with Ajira Flight” thread. Basically, that the act of coming back to the island on Ajira that threw the Losties back to 77 caused a change in the timeline that created a Locke from a second timeline. Thus we are left with a splintered reality until it is merged. Thus no “Flocke”. This is how there can be 2 Lockes on the island. Other clues to this are found in the changes to Dharmaville, the numbers broadcast.Â Because time is special on the island, we have remants of both realities.Â Â By being “the variable”, JulietteÂ causes the incident that in turn causes the Losties to ALL become “special” likeÂ Desmond. Time reboots but like Desmond, due to the EM exposure, they have insight into the way things were / could be (eg Charlie’s multiple deaths).Â Thus the first act of S6 will have them struggling through an extended version of “The Constant”, working out what’s going on and what their role in the upcoming war will be.
Who wants to call? Raise? All in?