Something recently occured to me. In my own book I’m plotting (Living Dead, the name will change later), there is a place called the Spring. The Spring is a large, undeground pool filled with what they refer to as living water. It is the physical manifestation of the essence of life. Due to its nature, it has many healing properties, depending on the dosage and delivery. In the case of the peope in Living Dead, they use it cause dead people to come back invincible to anything but a necessarily fatal wound to the heart, lungs, or brain. This living water can do anything from heal a cut to make one immortal. On the bank of the Spring itself, death cannot occur. Anyway, the water has this power because it was originally the source of water for the Garden of Eden. After the Flood, its location was lost.
So, what does this have to do with LOST? The healing pool. See, the living water’s enemy was spilt blood. It diluted the power of the water. In LOST, the healing pool could ressurect or save people, but at a price. It would change who they are (as with Ben). So, let’s assume that Jacob is the power of this water. After all, Richard is ageless due to Jacob’s touch, and others have been saved by him. It stands to reason that Jacob’s touch complements life. Since water is essentially the essence of life scientifically, it seems Jacob-blessed water could have supernatural life properties, such as that of the living water in Living Dead.
If the water in the Temple was like the living water, then blood would affect its healing power. Since most of the healings involve bloody people, this would cause the adverse effects such as Ben’s change, and would also explain the loss of power after Jacob’s death. If you look, you’ll notice that the “dirty” water actually looks bloody. Say the Jacob-blessed water “bleeds” upon its source of power dying. The corruption of the water would fail to revive Sayid, but allow Flocke’s power to infect him.
This theory is kind of, IDK, unnecessary, but I felt like mentioning it. Tell me what you think.
On another not, the LOST Facebook page posted this today, “The countdown to the end continues – We have 9 new episodes until the series finale! Tonight at 9|8c on ABC, Flocke tasks Sawyer with some “Recon” and you’ll see a favorite return — who is she and what brings her back into the picture?” Comments?