We have seen that there is some unspoken hostility between Widmore/Eloise and Richard. When little Ben is brought to Richard, his comment about not needing their approval is part defiant, part cowardly like he wants to get something done with Ben before they stop him.
It was of course assumed that little Ben was taken to Jacob where he was somehow cured but with the side effect of becoming an "Other" permanently. We now know that Jacob lives in the statue and the Temple seems to be the home of the smoke monster. Maybe in 1974, Jacob lived in the Temple and Otherman was trapped in the cabin but since Jacob has been working on that tapestry since Black Rock time, I doubt it.
So did Richard take little Ben to Otherman? Is that where the "lo…Read more >
In 2007, Richard tells Sun that he watched Kate, Jack and Hurley die. At the Swan in 1977 there is no reason to believe from what we saw that Richard is there while the Incident is happening. If Juliet detonated the bomb, it would seem that they all died then and there.
This just makes me think even more that the bomb had nothing to do with the white flash. Of course, it doesn't shed any light on the deaths that Richard claims to have witnessed.
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