An Occurrence at Our Parallel Bridge…
Many people hate the off island scenes…on and off the site. I still stick by my thought that off island is not necessarily real…even the earlier flashbacks. Yes I think they had a hand in “creating” the characters traits and personalities…but I cant help but think that there is more to it…as if it is already decided who they were, are, and will be.
This cannot allow the meaning of them to be Lost…because they are not only important for what is to come…but what has ALREADY taken place.
I believe that I have found something proves that the flash-sideways that we are viewing have Always existed on Lost…but before that, my digression is necessary.
There is an obvious pattern taking place off island, and in that pattern, we have what I believe is a “parallel timeline/REALity” occuring…
The word “parallel” is very important to understand my view.
I do not in any way, shape, or form feel that it is running parallel to what we are seeing now, 2007…but what we saw in earlier seasons, beginning with season one in 2004.
Here is a quick rundown of what my interpretation and speculation of what is and will occur off island…at least with John and Jack.
I believe that John was capable of walking well after meeting Helen. There is a picture of them together in the most recent episode, and it appears that he is STANDING beside her in the photo…which would mean it most likely occured well after their getting together.
Im thinking that it is possible that John was somehow paralyzed through the work of his mother, due to the words being spoken of inviting his father to the funeral, to me, symbolizing a healthy relationship between father and son.
I believe that there are still similarities in the parallel line, him having a parent involved in his accident seems to fit well.
I believe we are going to see Ben and John form a bond off island. In doing so, at some point we will learn one of two things…
That Ben is now married to, or is at least with his on island sweetheart Annie…or that Annie is none other than John Lockes fiance, Helen. Im stretching with this one, but she has to be important and what better place for a more formal introduction than a parallel timeline. Im strongly leaning towards the idea of Helen being Annie, but I fell flat on my Kate and Annie theory, so I will be vague on this one.
I think with more info on Bens “European History Teacher” title, we will hear him give a lesson on a famous explorer, which will most likley give John Locke another case of deja vu.
I believe we will hear about a man of many languages and skills disguise himself as an imposter so that he can make his way to the Holy Land…or Mecca…
I believe that he will be a man who if I met, I would tell him “Sir, there are a thousand and one nights for you to be further implemented on the show, but couldnt think of a better night…or man, for that matter, to do it than Benjamin Linus, European history teacher.”
I believe that we will learn that John gets to meet up with Jack through fate, and have their session. Jack will again instill faith into John Locke, and Jack will get his moment in the sun to fix the unfixable…for the first time from his perspective.
You see, I believe that Sarah comes into the ER and Jack does everything he can to fix her…but to no avail. Sarah will be paralyzed, her fiance will leave her, and she will still marry Jack.
In past theories I have stated that I feel that the comic book that Hurley is reading in Season5, “Y: The Last Man” will play some role on the show. It is about a virus that only affects the men of the world, leaving them unable to produce children…I am not exactly sure how this would all work out, but its idea led me to a possible thought on Jack off island.
He and Sarah, or at least Sarah were trying to conceive, I believe that in our parallel reality…they do. Jack will have a child and he and Sarah will still be together, her in a wheelchair this time.
I believe that John will allow Jack to perform the surgery, and John will FINALLY have what he feels is ultimate redemption…the ability to walk down the isle with the love of his life…
No, things never are that easy, not on Lost or one of my theories…
Some time after Jack fixes Locke, but before the wedding…Helen will have tragedy strike her in the form of a brain aneurysm…for John is supposed to be on the island…not his happy little life off island…destiny is a fickle bitch…and will continue to be as the story unfolds.
I feel that Helen is and always has been Lockes constant. When he says her name to the girl on the phone(phone-sex operator?) in his flashbacks, I believe that it, like the drawing of the monster is a clue that he remembers more than it seems about his “parallel life”. He calls her Helen because he wants Helen…he just doesnt realize it.
The ultimate clue to me comes literally in a parallel view. As stated above, its obvious that the producers are drawing a line next to the line from season one in order to show us this “flash-sideways”…here is the fun part…
In season one, Locke goes boar hunting, and eventually falls and almost seems paralyzed again for a moment…I always thought it would come back to play…
In this season, we see Locke try to get out of his broken van lift by “jumping” to the ground, lol, something that didnt go all that well. He ended up in the sprinklers…only to be helped by “Helen”.
This should put us at about the same timeframe as the parallel timeline…we see Locke on the ground in both scenes…but the one on island has him awaken from a “flashback”…and just for an instant seems very disoriented…even asking for “Helen”…
I believe that at this point, we are seeing the 2 sides of John Locke interact consciencly with one another…just as deja vu seems to plague the Losties off island, it has been doing it all along on the island.
Say what you will, but this to me will come back around and be one of the first scenes of the show to actually relate the timeline we are seeing now, to the one we see from the start. Dont tell me they didnt know what they were doing all along…they did, and they are very good at it.
This will put Locke back in the place where he is at the end of season 4, miserable, out of ideas, suicidal, and alone…well, almost alone…his friend Ben Linus will be there to have his back…or find him dead…but I believe Ben having his back is a better choice.
This is the point where things get fuzzy. I am addmitingly having a hard time putting the pieces together for the return of everyone, but feel that Daniel Faraday and obviously Desmond Hume will play a role in everyone getting back to the island, but they will have to be together off island first.
I feel that in the long run, this occurance that we see occurring will not have truly occurred more than anything else off island that we have seen in the Losties lives. This in no way represents them being invaluable to the story, because EVERTHING in the story has value. As not real as two stories occurring in the same time frame seems to us…it is VERY real to the characters.
What this means, is that the physical exsistance of these characters in the world off the island means nothing in terms of what they did in their lives…but what they will DO in their lives on the island.
I stand my my thoughts from my theory “The Greatest Theory I Have Ever Seen…”, that the off island REALities…are not that REAL. That we will see the scene from the pilot episode and beyond occur, not as it was…but as it should be.
I believe that the Locke that we see wake up on island, being able to walk in the very first story of his Lost Life will be the John Locke from the parallel timeline that we are seeing unfold…and THAT is why he is able to walk…not because Jack will fix him…but because he already has.
I also said in that theory, and still fully believe that Jacks fathers casket that he chops up is the one missing from “LAX”, and it is truly the first clue to the timelines being meshed from the very beginning all along.
As these things continue to come together, we will learn to stop believing that physical existance means anything…to stop believing that DEAD is DEAD…to stop believing that John Locke is dead…because he is alive.
There is more to Lost than Black and White…but I do not believe that gray is the answer…gray is the easy way out. You can be alive and dead…but you have to understand in order to bring yourself to the enlightenment of this reincarnating act of remembering and believing in both lives.
Lines are drawn…sides are being taken…and we are running out of time to choose…my choice is and will always be John Locke…
Nobody has had more faith, trials, endurance, and will than John, and I feel that although MIB may have chose him for his pathetic nature…Jacob may have chosen him for the exact opposite reason.
Thank you for your time. This is a big theory in progress that I wanted to share…let me know your thoughts…