I was just watching Season 3 Episode 8 "Flashes Before Your Eyes" and will go out on a limb to say that Desmond Hume is the Doctor Who in the Lost story. I keep seeing to many similarities to the stories.
The Doctor described Hyperspace as a "Theoretical Absurdity." His quote in the Key Of Time was this: "You know what they say about hyperspace. They say it's a theoretical absurdity. And that's something I've always wanted to be LOST in.
I believe the island to be in this type of hyperspace where it occupies the same space and time coordinates but exists within a different dimension.
In this episode of lost I see Desmond wearing a scarf with the same color scheme as what Tom Baker's Doctor Who always wore.
I believe that both Widmore's and Eloise Hawking's words will come back at the finale of the series as a point of emphasis concerning Desmond.
Widmore: He takes out 2 glasses but only pours the whiskey into one of them. He then picks up the glass and drinks it. He then proceeds to tell Desmond that that swallow is more that he could make in a month and to share it with him would be a waste and a disgrace to the great man who made it because "you Hume will never be a great man"
Hawking: She just implied that the only thing great that Desmond would do was to press the button every 108 minutes in the hatch on the island.
I believe that the final scene before the screen goes black on Lost will show how a great a man Desmond truly has become. I say that he will become the NEW Jacob. I say NEW Jacob because I don't believe the Jacob on the island is truly a good man. I believe the MIB will turn out to be good force on the island. So maybe I should say he becomes the NEW MIB. It is a point of reference that Penny keeps referring to Desmond as a good man and the one that she chose.
I believe that he is on a journey right now setting things right. I believe that started with his interaction with Jack on the plane. I also believe that he will do this with each of the remaining players in the game both great and small.
The last scene however will show that he and Penny were meant to be together and show them and then the curtain falls on a truly wonderful adventure.
I know that many of you will just say that my theory about the two stories is a "theoretical absurdity." But I say to you "The show only ends once. Any theories that come before are just conjecture."
--B00gieman1 20:44, March 13, 2010 (UTC)