So what the heck is up with Claire? At the end of last night’s episode (What Kate Does) we see Claire in a very Danielle-ish state. Is she really like Danielle or is there something different about her? It’s hard to tell… there is evidence to go either way. I think it does give us some pretty interesting, new information about Danielle if anyone cares to go back to theorizing about that crazy dame… Well, I do.
We were pretty much told exactly what happened to Claire. The Chinese guy tells us that Sayid is infected and that when the infection reaches his heart there will be nothing left of the man we once knew. He also reveals that this is the same thing that happened to his sister. Since the Others seem so intent on killing Sayid I’d say it’s safe to say that they are opposed to those in that state. The Others are with Jacob while the “infected” are with the guy in black.
So Danielle was with the guy in black, right? She was crazy and set traps in the jungle just like Claire was doing… Hmmm… the Chinese guy doesn’t seem to think that there’s any hope for Sayid once the infection takes him and he seems to be a guy in the know, you know? So there’s no hope for Claire, right? And there should have been no hope for Danielle as well, right? Well, Danielle brought herself around, didn’t she? She eventually helped the Losties… Crap, this theory just changed as I was typing it…
As far as I can see there are now four characters who could fit into this same situation as “infected”. Danielle, Claire, Sayid and Christian. Well, I guess the French science team would fit too but I guess they’re dead. Three of the four though have something in common and that’s children. Danielle went from being crazy lady to be helping the Losties and the major factor in her overcoming the infection was Alex and the hope of getting her back one day. Christian has Jack. Things are definitely a bit different with Christian but maybe not too much different. Maybe the infection brings with it some kind of understanding of things and Christian has that… the reason he has come around was because Jack needs his help. Maybe Christian does things for the guy in black because it’s what he needs to do to keep Jack alive… But I’m starting to ramble and wander.
What do you think? Is there a connection between the four of them and is there significance to the children of those characters?