Which came first – the flash or the past?
I always wondered why only Jack, Kate and Hurley were flashed back to 1977 when the Ajira flight was nearing the Island – why not Sun, Frank, Ben, or anyone else for that matter?
This kind of ties in with another theory – Sundial Park: An Example of Consistent Histories…..which I think makes a lot of sense – basically you can’t go back in time and change anything unless your present shows you’ve already made the change…in the past.
So would only Jack, Kate and Hurley have been transported back to 1977 because technically they were the only Ajira people who had already been in 1977 andÂ altered the current 2004? Just think of the photoÂ (Sun) finds of the new recruits in 1977.Â In which caseÂ is theÂ flash just keeping this consistent?
ButÂ if so,Â the flash just kind of came out of nowhere solely to keep the timeline in check, which seems a bit nonsensical. Plus no-one was turning any frozen donkey wheels at that time (that I recall anyway), so why did itÂ even occur?
So which came first, the flash or the past?!