What determines good/evil?
I would really love to think that the first couple of seasons of this show are relevant to what we are experiencing in this show right now, even though what we’re experienceing now is still extremely hard to make any sense out of thanks to some purposely aggravating writing.
It obviously appears that sides are forming. My question is, are these people (such as Claire and Sayid) destined to go to the side of evil? Or did they die at the wrong time, and E.I. just happened to be there to claim them? (E.I. is my new, hip, and megafresh name for MIB. This goes without saying, but I want to see proper credit given whenever these abbreviations are used.)
Sayid seems to be a killer at heart. This guy was murdering chickens before he could basically speak. No matter what timeline we see him in, Sayid has the deep down need to kill, and it seems as though he’s in denial about it. So Sayid takes lives, which one could argue is a trait of a “darker” soul. He could be an obvious choice to go to the side of E.I.
Claire thinks about flowers and ponies all day, at least she probably did when she was alive the first time. So how does an innocent person like this end up on such a murderous team? Is it really as simple as E.I. making a promise to her and BOOM, she sides with evil? If so, then that’s disappointing. I want to think that what we’ve learned about these characters’ personalities through these years is still relevant, and has a purpose today.
Since Hurley’s the seemingly most harmless person on this island, is he for sure going to side with “good”? Or can E.I. tempt him with a milkshake and abruptly end any chance of hope for “good” on this island?
It’s still kind of hard to decipher who’s going to which side in the coming weeks, if that’s even how it plays out. But I’d like to see some ideas. Maybe this has been figured out already. I wouldn’t know because I’ve spent all my time lately reading irrelevant posts.