Each of the Kahana non-mercenary people has a former connection to the Island: Daniel's parents are Hawking/Widmore, Charlotte is a kid in DI, and Miles' dad is Chang. WHY IS LAPIDUS specifically sought out by Abaddon and Naomi on behalf of Widmore and brought to the Island? It can't be simply because he's a good helicopter pilot (there are many others). I know he was supposed to originally be the pilot on Flight 815 and his friend took his place, but in that case, why does there seem to be "course correction" to make sure Lapidus comes to the Island?
Is it because Jacob (and Ilana) see that he is a "candidate" for something in the future? Would Widmore know he is a candidate?
Any thoughts or theories?