Alt Timeline Questions
Ok, so I know alot of you are all for an Alt Timeline to be the major story of Season 6. I am not 100% against the idea. I do think it would be a bit OTT, and it would leave less episodes to answer the other bigger mysteries on the island. However, if it were to go down that route I think it would be interesting to see. That being said, I’m still all for WHH… but I think I’ve expressed my views on that alot over the past week or so.
So, the point of this thread is to get an insight into how the Alternate Timeline would play out if it were to happen.
So, from my understanding of everyones theories is that Jack is successful in detonating the bomb and that prevents The Swan from being built. It also kills everyone who shouldn’t have been in the 70s in the first place (Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Miles, Juliet, Jin – am I missing anyone?)
So this event causes an alternate timeline: one where Oceanic 815 doesn’t crash on the island.
My first question is: when the bomb blows up in 1977 wouldn’t that timeline continue? If so, would Jack, Kate etc. still be in that timeline but not on the island, or would they be in a completely different timeline; one where they couldn’t have been on the island in the first place? Therefore, wouldn’t that in turn cause 3 alternate timelines?
Timeline 1: The original timeline
Timeline 2: One where Flight 815 doesn’t crash
Timeline 3: The one still exsisting after the H-Bomb blows up
Anyhow, onto my next question: If Flight 815 doesn’t crash, I persume all the events leading up to people boarding the plane are still the same as the original timeline? So what does this mean for Jin and Sun? Jin died near The Swan in the 70s so there’s only 1 Jin – but what about Sun? Wouldn’t there be 2 Suns? If the timelines have to “converge”, would one of the Suns have to die?
Some of you also claim that there are two John Locke’s on the island because one of them is from an alternate timeline. How is that possible? The Locke we saw who took Ben to Jacob remembered everything that had happened from the Oceanic Crash up til Ben “killed” him, so if he were from an alternate timeline how would he know this? The Locke who Ilana found is dead, so surely that’s the same Locke who Ben killed and not one from an alternate timeline.
Please fill me in, or point me in the direction of some theories that explain these scenarios.