If the following was to be added to "The Swan" orientation video, it would have changed the way everybody viewed LOST for the rest of the series.
Sawyer should have been an assistant in the orientation video with Dr. Chang while he was back in the 70's.
Why would this cause so much drama? Consider that the others already sent one of their members to spy on the survivors. Everybody would have thought that Sawyer was an other as well. Since Sawyer would have looked the same as he did 30 years ago, fans would would believe that all of the others do not age--like Richard Alpert. Other fans would speculate that the DHARMA Initiative defected to the others. What other confusion would this have caused? Sawyer would have using other aliases ("Sawyer", James Ford, "Lafleur"), just like Pierre Chang (Dr. Wickmund, Halliwax, Candle). This extra piece would have totally thrown us off!--Jake 108 16:11, August 15, 2011 (UTC)