Desmond Hume Unveiling the Candidate… Outside of a ‘Well’ Built Cabin…
If you didnt watch the preview for next week, dont read this…
Ive been back and forth, but I cannot lie, the song at the end this week hypnotized me…I had to watch…
This isnt so much of a theory as much as a few random thoughts…
Before I forget, I want to get this out of the way…
On the well that Desmond was pushed into…I think this will ultimately explain the cabin. It was most likely built on one of the pockets of energy type things as where the wells were dug. This would possibly enable one to either move about the island, as the cabin seems to do…and have access possibly directly to the energy. It makes me think about all the underground tunnels, and Sawyer pulling up the planks on the floor in his old house…I wonder what happens if someone does that in the cabin…?
Ive been saying that Desmond is going to die. I was excited to see him get thrown down the well, but in the preview it shows him alive, and almost ‘well’ (sorry)…so I guess thats out the window for the moment. I really thought that his death was going to lead him to a physical flashing like scenario.
I assumed this because I thought that would put him in a group of people that die on the island and can seemingly jump around, like Charlie, possibly Christian and Claire, and I thought Walt may have been on the sub and possibly die as well, from the episode when Michael goes to the others and one of them asks if he ever appears in places where he doesnt belong… and then we see his several times on the island(Shannon, Sayid, and Locke all see him). I really expected to see him at the school, especially after we saw Michael at the beginning and then Desmond outside waiting to run down Locke…hmmp…I really hope he doesnt get left in the dust…I posted a Wheres Walt post about a year ago, then he popped up a few episodes later in “Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham”…but only for a moment…then he was gone.
I then thought it may further a thought that I and many had that Walt may grow up to be Matthew Abbadon in the future…Both tall (Walt still growing), slender, African American, males who both seem to hold the same feeling and sentiment towards Locke…also the only two who called him “Mr Locke” for any extent of time. Then when they appeared in the same episode in season 5, I really thought now that he left Walt, Abbadon would then return to the island with them, see him in a suit, angry people around, yadda, yadda…Then Ben shot him, and I was disappointed. Well, theres most likely a brief yet horrible death awaiting him in the sideways I suppose for Abbadon…I really hope to see his and Walts character again, and like Aaron, I find it hard to believe after the first few seasons they would not have importance.
I have hope in them not disappointing on that aspect…and for the record, I have been beyond satisfied thus far…
Ok, on to what Desmond is doing. He obviously is working on helping some of his ‘past’ on island friends connect with themselves on/off island, in what seems to be an effort to make them remember what happened in “another life”.
The purpose of this can be looked at in one of two ways…
To help people remember so that they can leave the island via conscious travel.
What happened if Hurley just remembered ‘EVERYTHING’, right up to Jugghead detonating and flashing to 2007 on island, and so on…?
Do you remember when Desmond was seeing the future…was it the future?
No…he was remembering the past, from a future that we never actually see play out because he flashes back and changes the past in a way that we cannot understand from our perspective. He has always had this gift since turning the key…he just couldnt harness it yet…
He sees not only into the past and future, but different space as well…other universes, timelines, and especially lives.
That is why I was so all in on reincarnation…I have given several thoughts on what the infection is. My second choice being a computer like virus, and the first being reincarnate souls of the Losties floating around on the island. (Remember, MIB is supposedly “evil incarnate”) I thought maybe Sayid and Claires infection would have been what they would have been if the plane never crashes…Sayid seems to possibly have gone that route, but Claire seems to have had a change…and her inconsistency is apparent in her many faces on the island in 2007 right now.
The other choice that Desmond could be going for is to get them all together off the island right now in order to get them to flash back to on island 2007. His connecting the dead off island with what seems to be their on island constants is the perfect way to begin to have that happen, as we are beginning to see with Hurley and Libby. If his effort is to get them to flash back, then he may have trouble in certain cases. Can you imagine the connection that is between the candidates themselves off island?
If the ones(The candidates) alive on the island right now can be convinced off island of the evil monster on island trying to escape, than it really shouldnt be hard if he can get them to see the dire nature of closing down sidewaysville, and returning them to their on island place to fend off the evil…
BUT…if they have something to live for off island…and they remember it…it makes them very suseptible to being manipulated by MIB…which is why I think that the sideways timeline is his doing.
Ok…say the sideways is alternate or whatever you want to call it.
Theres no physical bleeding or merging in terms of something just appearing right in front of you…unless it is a soul or person (and I still think its the monster posing as the dead, maybe even Jacob if he is the bad guy)…the people can be changed, but whats done is done…for the moment in terms of physical convergence.
Now say it is going to converge with the other timeline in terms of consciousness through the losties. If it converges, then the people on island in 2007 will remember what they have off island, and want to get back to it. If the island is 2007, and the past is 2004, than they would have to gain the memories of the new past right?
MIB needs incentive to get people off the island. So if there are none, make them…through another past/reality…
We know that he wants off, and we know he promised Sayid whatever he wants to leave with him…Jin and Sun have Ji Yeon in the original timeline, and have already seen Widmore use her on Jin.
WIth the new life, Sawyer is a cop, but I feel he is still quite Lost in the sideways and stuck on Cooper, something I feel may be due because his visit from Jacob (and symbolized by breaking the mirror) came BEFORE the island would have sunk in 1977, if that is indeed the culprit of the flash sideways. He could find new hope in Kate now that he caught her.
I know there is something more to Kates story, but its obvious she is different in the sideways as well…maybe this is simply her opportunity to stop running.
Jacks new off island incentive/constant could be his son.
Hurley would obviously now have Libby, giving everyone something to look foreward to off island, and incentive to get on the plane with MIB/Locke.
I am aware that there are many other possibilities…this is just a possible thought.
Through love and constants, reality will find a way…
If off island sideways Charlie saw Claire when he ‘died’, would it work in reverse if someone died on the island…as we possibly see with Libby?
Now we go to the end of last episode, where we see Desmond Hume running down John Locke off island, not long after we see a couple very important scenes with Des and MIB/Locke on island.
Flocke seems to be very intrigued when Des mentions electromagnetism…asking “Do you know who I am?” (I would have said “Hanso/Aaron/Jacob/God/or Devil”…just saying ;)…
Des replies “Of course…John Locke”, in a very sure manner. I like his answer even better…
This is where there is some different thought towards what his intentions were in running Locke down.
Some say to try and kill him…kill John Locke off island, Kill the monster on island?
Doesnt sound right.
I think what is happening is that Desmond realizes that John Locke is special as well…just in a different way.
I think that he not only knows off island, WHO John Locke is on island, but that he has no way of ever convincing Locke to leave what he has and return…John wouldnt leave Helen…
So… go back to Charlie this season, talking about ‘dying’ and seeing who we believe to be Claire.
Desmond understands that death connects a person with their on island past as well…
Jump back to him running down John Locke.
If he believes Locke is the monster, and he believes that by dying one can connect with their on island selves…could it be possible that by killing John Locke off island, it would reconnect him with his on island self?
But he is buried in the ground…or is he…?
In the premiere John Locke is talking to jack about his father. Jack tells John that they lost his father. John tells Jack that they didnt lose his father, they only lost his body.
The monster has what very much appears to be Lockes body…but he has something much more important…Lockes memories…possibly his conscious…and most likely his soul.
Jack will have to make a very tough decision off island as a doctor and a person.
John will be brought to the hospital, and Jack will be there to work on him. But upon possibly touching him and maybe another word with Desmond, he may remember the on island life, and have to “let go” and not save John, allowing the right thing to play out on the island.
By killing Locke off island, it would NOT connect him with the rotting corpse in the ground…thats not John Locke…thats just his body.
It would connect him with his memories…with his conscious…with his soul on the island…and may give me what I really believe in the most…John Locke back on the island (I can picture him walking out of a cloud of smoke as he separates from MIB), filling the role of what he is supposed to be…the leader…the chosen one…the candidate. In the process of all this happening, Desmond Hume will more than likely be ‘sacrificed’ as Charles Widmore says…leaving nobody to know certain things about MIB…
Maybe since Jack let’s go and frees Locke from the smoke, the monster will take Christians form…setting up my “StarWars” like showdown between Jack and Christian on island.
And I know, I know, what about Helen? If the off island timeline was somewhat created to be used by MIB, Locke would understand and know what MIB knows…that it is not SUPPOSED to be that way!
He also would know something else by gaining the monsters memories…who he is…and how to kill him.
THIS is ultimately why I believe John Locke is the candidate that we are trying to guess right now…not one of the people MIB is trying to get on the plane…but Locke himself.
Desmond understands that the only way to save the island and stop MIB from escaping and “Everything ceasing to exist” can be accomplished by presenting the candidate to replace Jacob…and that will be in my opinion…The REAL John Locke.
This would bring my thoughts of Desmond serving a major purpose involving his abilities, John Locke being special and important in terms of destiny,fate, and purpose…and Jacks major role of being the hero.
I know there are many things to consider, but this is something that I would like to see happen, and I feel could be a plausible outcome…
Thank you very much for your time.