I have to say, I fell into the “they’re talking about Aaron” camp when Claire told Kate, “Don’t you dare bring him back” and Charlie told Jack, “You’re not supposed to raise him”. Now, after listening to the theory that they might be talking about John Locke, instead I have to say that it makes a lot of sense – at least to a point.
Locke was supposed to be the one that turned the wheel in the first place, getting him off the island. That had to be important, because of possible events in the future. Plus, from a story-telling aspect, having some thing “go wrong” – such has having John be where he’s not supposed to be – sure will make things interesting.
Imagine if John does come back to the island. He would be indisputably the most powerful guy there. We’ve seen John make a lot of mistakes, so things don’t bode well… particuarly if he has to keep that promise to Matthew Abaddon (you remember? He said that John would “owe him one”, if Locke went on walkabout), who I don’t think has anyone’s best interests at heart, as I’ve said in a previous posting…
Now, having said that, I’m going to take the opposite view – There’s something going on, and I don’t think that everything is the way it appears.
The thing I’ve been trying to resolve for some time now is why Jacob told Locke that he needs help. That was the last time we saw Jacob. In fact, if I remember correctly, Ben even believes that it was Jacob that told Locke to move the island. I don’t think Ben realizes that it was Christian Shepard who did that, and I think if he did, things would be a lot different right now.
It appears that Christian, Claire and Charlie are all helping the castaways out – but are they really? What if they were trying to get Locke off the island in the first place, so they could set their own plans into motion?
Now, you might be saying to yourself, “Why would they do this? Christian, Claire and Charlie would never do such a thing!” There, I would have to agree, except for one thing:
I don’t think those “beings” are really Christian, Claire and Charlie. What evidence do I have to go on for this? Not much (Hey, it’s like all theories….that’s why it’s a THEORY), but here goes.
Besides the “I speak for him” speech that Christian gave Locke, we have the incidents with Eko’s Brother, Yemi, and Rousseau’s boyfriend, Robert.
These two people, who Eko and Rousseau trusted completely, turned on them both. If they had really been the people they said they were, Eko’s brother would have turned on him (well, technically it was Smokey, but you get the idea), and Robert would have NEVER turned the gun on Rousseau.
From these incidents, I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say that they people the LOSTies have been seeing might not be who they appear to be. If Locke is supposed to be back on the island to help it in some way, wouldn’t the people who didn’t want the island to be helped do anything to keep any help from arriving.
Anyway, just something to think about…