“Who” the monster is…
There has been a lot of talk about the cabin and if it is the monster imprisoned.
I’m going to cut straight to the point.
We see the monster in the early 70s posing as Ben’s mother.
We know the cabin is built sometime after Ethan’s birth, because in Locke’s dream Horace tells Locke he is building the cabin for his wife and son.
We see the monster in 1988 when Rousseau and company land on the island.
We know Horace dies in the purge between 1988 and 1992, and Ben takes Alex in this time as well.
So sometime before the purge/Rousseau having Alex taken, the cabin is built. And somewhere after that, but before September 23 2004, MIB is imprisoned. Roughly 1988 at the earliest…and 1992 at the latest…based on island events that we are aware of.
We know the monster was on the island roaming in 2004 when the losties crashed. We also see someone else that same day…that should not be there as he is.
The monster was free, therefor the ash ring was broken.
We learn in the premier of the final season that Christians body is not on the plane as Jack and the airline assumed. We also know that Christians casket was in the middle of the jungle…empty in 2004.
John says…”They lost your fathers body, they didnt lose your father.”. Meaning that the body has nothing to do with who is inside.
I believe that the casket that we saw Jack look into, and chop up after discovering his father being missing in season one is the one from the NEW timeline created post incident. It flashed to the island as the Ajira Losties did on “316”.
There is so much talk of the Shepard bloodline being important.
Could this have been why Aaron was not supposed to be on the island…A male proxy? A way for MIB/Smokie to get “home”. Why would he need a child…where is home?
I have harped on Child issues before, and feel that their innocence is the key to lost…they are a blank slate… a tabula rasa if you will.
I do not think Christian is on MIBs side…I think he is MIB.
Not the man on the beach, I think he was another “proxy” used by the monster to communicate.
Christian is Jack, the hero’s weak spot. Christian is Jacks constant. No matter what timeline, on or off island, past present or future…Christian is there, which is why it is ever so important that jack be there as well.
No matter if imprisoned by the others, or walking through a hospital three years after his death…Christian is there…haunting Jack.
Christian pushes Jack into being the man he is, before and after his death. He constantly tells him to “let go”.
He had to make sure JACK was the one who went to Australia on that exact day, the one who brought him back.
He will now have to face his son, and the only way Jack can win, is to realize that it is not his father anymore…to let go.
In “Dead is Dead”, Benjamin Linus knows the name Christian, and responds to it in a very negative manner…almost fear. Why does Ben know it? More importantly…if he knows it, why is it never mentioned before by other “Others”?
Because it is the name of the one who is their opposition…the name of their nemesis.
What better name to have as the ultimate nemesis against good, in an ironic, “Lost” sort of way.
Rough around the edges…but not a bad shot in my opinion.