where it all really started

Hi, long time theory reader, first time poster, finally got added this morning, and I am so happy, I have all this Lost theory build up, the wait is killing me. Anywho… I have been waffling on the hole WHH vs. ALT thing. I am pretty sure they’re moving toward the ALT just because they’re the Lost writers and they don’ like to make things easy (WHH would be the simplest thing for us to uinderstand). So, I have been thinking about what really was the first event where the ALT could have and most likely occured and maybe that could shed some light on what perspective to investigate thouroughly…

My big thing in the infamous “What about you?” exchange is this: how much does/did Ben really know? I think the turn of events all really start with his Henry Gale exploit. Think about it, he tell Locke that nothing happens, he didn’t push the button causing Locke to not want to push the button, that made Desmond turn the failsafe key, which allowed him to save Charlie long enough be able to flip the switch at the looking glass, which let’s the frieghter find them and also cause the island to be moved thus enabling the Oceanic 6 to be able to leave and having to return. Why does it matter, I don’t know yet.

 As I was rewatching the whole Henry Gale thing unfold, I kept thinking about how Sayid has always been tense around Ben from the beginning and why the Others would send their leader on such a dangerous mission, I mean Ana Lucia could have killed him, she had killed before and quite recently. And why did they wait so long to really dig into the fuselage losties?…

A quick aside (is it true that the the timeline of the show is off and if it is true, has it been decided that it is continuity error or something else?)

But let me know what you think…

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Hi. I am an uber Lost fan. Admittedly, I jumped on the bandwagon a little late, halfway through the third season but thanks to the DVD's I am all caught up and do frequent re-watches. BTW my new image reflects my love/hate relationship with Lost. I always feel like I am on the verge of blowing up at the end of every episode because when I think I finally figured it out, nope the rug is pulled out.

4 thoughts on “where it all really started

  1. well doesn’t this open up a giant can of worms. When you think about it even further, the lockdown that caused Ben to not push the button was all started by a resupply lockdown. and who is in charge of those?? Widmore perhaps???

    Dun dun duuuunnnnnn.

  2. I don’t think this is plausible for a bunch of reasons, but the main one being that the writers didnt know Ben was going to turn out to be the leader of the Others until after that episode had aired and he tested through the roof. Im pretty sure all the long term story line has been pretty much set in stone for a while, and they knew what they were going to do with the final season for quite some time. Like they said themselves, they arent stalling anymore. I think all the bad choices that these characters have made could more likely be called the first chance for their to been occurrences of an alternate timeline.

  3. Locke didn’t lose his faith in the button after Ben told him that nothing happened. He may have had doubts, but he only truly lost his way when he saw the Pearl orientation video.

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