Sure I’m not the first person to come up with this, but here we go:
Couple of facts we know: Charles Widmore acquired a fairly large fortune while spending time off the island. Charles Widmore, was not the leader of the Hostiles for a time, but became the leader after Eloise left the island, presumably soon after she shoots her son in 1977.
My theory: Widmore and Hawking were not the leaders of the Others during 1954. They were most likely in training to be named the leader. At some point during the late 1950’s Eloise was named the leader by Jacob, and Charles was upset by the choice that was made. When the Dharma Imitative scouts came to the island in the late 60’s/ early 70’s to determine how to set up the commune, they ran into the Others…Read more >
I was sitting around the other day, and came up with a thought. What if during the time jumping Past Rose had just happened to see her future self and Bernard running around the island. Could this be why she was so sure that Bernard was still alive?Read more >