Dead Man ‘Flashing’…and A Little Push…
Many have read Dabs theory on Desmonds importance in regards to conscience flashing. It is the definition of what I think is happening with the situation with Desmond on the plane.
Here is the link if you missed it. It is a must before understanding this theory.
In the comments, I answer the call of how Desmond “flashed” back into the past and created an alternate timeline by simply having the bartender duck rather than get hit in the head with a cricket bat, as he saw the “first time around”. By doing so he is struck by the bat himself, and upon flashing back to the island…he remembers being hit.
He proceeds to be able to seemingly see into the future, and save Charlie from being killed, long enough for him to eventually take out the looking glass.
Now, we know Des has some special capabilities, such as remembering things from the past when they are told in the same manner that he told the bartended to duck. I believe he was not told by Dan the first iteration, but is told when Dan goes back to the past as we saw, therefor remembering it as a memory.
Dan created the change this time, but it was still Desmond as the “host”, the subject.
We see Des ask Jack “What if you did fix her?” in the stadium regarding Sarah. It was Desmond giving Jack a hint, “a little push” towards understanding.
I believe, as Dabs does, that it was the very same on the plane in the premier.
But if that is the case, how could he physically flash on the plane and be seen by Jack for another push…?
Maybe the same way that Charlie, Eko, and Jacob were seen by Hurley…
Maybe the possible way that Claire was seen by Kate, or Christian by Jack…
Because they are dead…
This is an idea that is new to me, and I have not gone over all of the possible holes…Im sure many will help on that problem…but that is a necessary part to solidifying a theory.
I am not sure in what manner Des would have died, but it makes sense to believe that it is possible considering the other people who have ‘appeared’ off island…then disappeared just as quickly.
Whether a messenger, a ghost, an angel…or just someone caught in a bad paradoxal/alternate timeline situation, I believe it is possible, that we are seeing the result of the what happened to the very special Desmond Hume after his very own death…