After all, maybe Desmond was not a first choice
Written 7th April
After seeing the last episode I have immediately re-watched the episode “The constant” from the fourth season to confirm some things.
As everyone should probably have noticed, the driver of Desmond in the last episode, named George Minkowski, is the same person who met Desmond on the freighter, which also experienced time travel, causing his death.
I’m intrigued to know your view about the next:
Since George was able to travel through time, was he special as Desmond? If yes, did Widmore knew about it? Could this be the reason why he was working for Widmore at that time? If so, was his death that forced Widmore to find Desmond? One of the things that leads me to say this is that before his death (in “the constant”), George said “I can’t get back…”. This sentence may suggest that in dying he knew he wouldn’t be able to return to another timeline anymore. Was he aware of its capabilities and its task (be the key to beat MIB)?
Another curious thing about the George/Desmond relation is the fact that George was a kind of “driver” to Desmond (and also to Sayid) aboard the freighter, guiding them until the room of radio communications. In this episode, George has literally been the driver of Desmond through the streets of Los Angeles. A funny coincidence created by the writers? Maybe I think. However, it seemed that George, seemingly, was not entirely indifferent to Desmond, or rather seemed somehow remember him. But maybe I am getting crazy.
I’m looking forward to know your opinions.