While her life is most certainly different (if it exists at all), we don't know for sure that they died. We know the island is at the bottom of the ocean, but we don't know how or when that happened.
And if Widmore did die in the 70s, how was Penny conceived? How did Ellie survive to give birth while Charles didn't make it?
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Some random notes, Jack and Locke both lost some luggage and they really stressed what luggage they lost, both the body of Jack's father and Locke's big bad knife bag. I think this will be an important point later.
Bernard realizes he should be close with his wife and Rose realizes she missed her husband, even in that short time. It's good to see them getting to be together and happy again, even though Rose still has cancer in this version. Or possibly they do realize and remember what happened and are just content to enjoy life together.
The kids who were stolen back in season 2 are shown! At first I thought it was a group of like other Others with no connection to the group we know, but they are tied together and yet seem to be living much better lives then those who shacked up at Dharmaland.
I think Desmond is either the one from the first universe popping over, or is still lost in time in this one, either way he will be important.
We at least know the man in black is also the monster... now could someone explain what the monster is exactly? Security system is out the window. He also seemed to hate Richard for some reason.
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One thing that's strange though if they are two separate realities. Last season Richard says he remembers Jack and the others very clearly because he saw them all die.
Here's a weird theory. The new timeline will be to show Jack what would happen if he succeeds in detonating the H bomb. After it plays out Jack will be given a choice of which timeline stays and he chooses the island right before they are sent to the island present day. That's the real reason Jack felt so bad about Juliet and Sayid dying, because he chose this reality.
That is the big question for me, is when did the island sink?.....if it did when the bomb went off, then Ben, Widmore, Ellie all perished. Somehow I think they are all going to show up in the AR.
I just sort of assumed that the reset worked, but that the Island was still able to send a weak signal out to the Losties. So, Desmond appears and Jack's dad's body disappears. I get the feeling that we'll be seeing the reset timeline Losties somehow undoing the reset.
So, the reset happened, then got undone, and the Losties don't remember it. We are seeing events that happened right after the reset as well as the future events after it was undone.
Thinking about it more, wonder if Christian will start appearing to Jack -
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As to the theory of Jacob now being Sayid - this could be why the water in the spring was a different color and why it didn't heal the Other when he cut his hand and put it in the water (it looked like he was testing it to me). Maybe it is normally a healing spring but did not work because it contained Jacob's soul and was waiting for Sayid.
Which timeline has the Justice League and which has the Justice Society?
During MiB/Locke's confrontation with Richard, he said something to the effect that it was nice to be out of those chains. This comment got me thinking Richard, Jacob and MiB/Smokey/Locke are gods of some sort. Jacob being the wise and benevolent head, Richard being his right hand man, and Smokey being the underworld figure bound to act as jailer or enforcer to the head of the pantheon. This would also account for Richard's agelessness. Any mythology majors out there who might be able to support this theory?
The shot of the island underwater lends just a little more credibility to the theory of Atlantis. And the temple being a pyramid, along with the statue also imply such an ancient civilization.
As to them being gods, it seems that at least Jacob is and probably Smokey. Richard, I doubt since last season he said he doesn't age because of Jacob. Good thing he didn't stupidly turn to dust when Jacob died like Adam Monroe did in Heroes when he lost his power.
Nice interview over at EW.com that discusses a lot of the stuff that's been talked about here (in particular, the slight differences in the alternate timeline)
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I think every person on the island is there to play out a morality challenge for the fate of the world. Jacob believes in humanity, MiB wants to destroy them for not being good enough.
MiB can only appear as dead people, which is why he had Ben kill Locke. MiB probably is as described by others a god of death or like Hades.
I think Richard was one of the slaves that built the temple in the first place since it seems to be Egyptian-ish and he looks like he wears eyeliner.
I also think someone pointed out last year that the other man (MiB) could be Issac?
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