LOST – My Theories of The End

Well, just 3.5 hours to left, and then LOST is done.

I thought now would be a good time to put down some theories about how things are going to end. Here are a few guesses, and my percentages for how true I think they are.

Kate, Richard and Sawyer are going to die. 90% probability

Widmore wants to get Desmond to retrieve the source of the power of the island, which only he can do, since he’s magnetism-proof and would be able to withstand the forces that ripped The Man in Black apart. Widmore thinks he has a way of containing it, but is going to end up with the same fate as the Man in Black. – 90 % probability

Someone (probably Hurley) is going to throw Jacob’s ashes into the smoke monster, killing it. Note that when I say “Jacob’s ashes”, I mean the ashes of Jacob’s body that Illana collected from the pit where Jacob’s body burned. These are the same ashes that Hurley found amongst Illana belongings, after she blew up. – 70% probability

Ben will volunteer to be the new guardian of The Island, instead of Jack taking over. 60% probability

Jack will leave the island using the wheel that Ben did to get off the island. – 50% probability

Jack’s going to end up being transported back in time, and will end up being Ray Shepard, his own “grandfather”. – 30% probability. (I’ve always liked this theory).

What do YOU think is going to happen?

LOST Theories: I’m My Own Grandpa

One of the things that seemed pretty heavy handed in Season 5 was the visit Jack made to his grandfather.

Jack went there to visit his grandfather, Ray. The grandfather asked about Kate. Jack noticed his father’s shoes, asked for them, and left.

Didn’t that seem a little “Paolo and Nikki”? And, by that I mean, didn’t that character seem to come out of nowhere? Sure did to me.

I’ve speculated before that Jack’s grandfather might actually be Jack himself. I don’t think that’s entirely out of the question. We know that he’s been trying to escape the retirement home he’s in. He’s stated that he’d escape and claimed, “They won’t ever find me, either.” He had a pair of Christian’s shoes, which he’d need if he were trying to recreate a plane trip to the island.

Let’s say for a moment that it’s true. What would be the ramifications of this? Well, first, it means that Jack won’t be dead by the end of the show, at least not the younger Jack we’ve been watching all this time. Second, it could mean that Jack is actually Christian’s father. (How’s that for a mindbender?) Third, it means that somehow, likely to save people on the island, that Jack will travel back in time. My guess would be that he’ll end up pushing wheel sometime in the future, and get bounced to the past, before Christian was born.

Question is, what happens to “older” Jack in the end? Would he be content to hang around an old folks home? I suppose it’s possible he’d be content to do so, but if he left someone behind (say, Kate), I think he’d try to do what he could to get back to the island. That might mean he’d end up being one of the skeletons holding one of the black and white stones, in the end.

Plus, he sure as heck looks like he could be an older version of Jack.

What do you think?