Who the candidates are and why.
At the end of Season 5, I made a post called “Jacob’s Blessing”. My theory was that Jacob had “blessed” a lot of the Losties by touching them either directly or indirectly. After the close up on each person’s name in the new episode, it flashes back to the point in their life where Jacob encountered them. There are 2 questionable aspects:
1. Jin or Sun?
2. Why not Kate?
1. It’s Jin, because Jacob directly touched Sun, and in the case of all the other candidates, it is indirect contact, whether it be clothing or a candy bar. At their wedding, Jacob touches Jin’s suit jacket, and Sun’s arm.
2. In Kate’s flashback at the end of Season 5, Jacob playfully pokes her nose, making direct contact.
I’m not exactly sure why direct contact with the skin makes them void of becoming candidates, but maybe it means that Kate and Sun are something more.