I know there is another Lost topic, but I want this one to be dedicated to theories we all have about the show. Spoilers are very welcome here, so if you aren't up to date on the show, you may not want to read some of these replies.
-After watching this last episode, I would really like to know the seating arrangement on the original flight. I have a feeling that most (if not all) the characters are sitting in different seats, they at least have different circumstances. Check it out:
Sayid is probably sitting in Kate's original seat (since he is under arrest)
Hugo is probably in Charlies seat (because he was carrying a guitar with him)
Kate is probably sitting in Claire or Sun's seat (I have a feeling Jack got her pregnant the night before)
Locke is obviously sitting in for Christian Sheppard (and will come back to life or become an island ghost)
Frank is the pilot, like he should have been the first time.
Not sure about Sun or Ben, maybe you guys could shine some light on the subject.
There will also be a couple of new members to the cast, the woman that has Sayid in custody and the guy who offered Jack his condolences at the airport. It's obvious that the wman is sitting in for the bounty hunter that had Kate in his custody.
One of the original Lost people offered Jack his condolences when he was transporting Christian's body, does anyone recall who that was?
Sorry about the long wall of text, I'll stop it there.
I think the reason they are sat in different seats on flight 815 compared to flight 316 is because on flight 815 I think they are sat in either business class or third class whereas on flight 316 its looks like they are now sitting in first class also I think that the plane used for flight 316 is smaller then the one used for flight 815. My other theory for the seating arrangement is that even though they appear to be sitting in different places compared to the original flight they might be sitting in the same numbered seat as on flight 815 (as lost as the recurring theme for number or the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42) just could be backed up as within the episode '316' the flight attendant give jacks seat number as 8C.
Now for Sun and Ben, I'm not to sure who Sun is meant to be covering so I'm just going to say she is covering herself from the original flight, Ben on the other hand I think could be one of two people from the original flight, either lock but i can't think of a way to back this up or possibly Hurley as Ben just managed to make the flight as Hurley did on the original flight but with Hurley being already on the flight this is possibly not correct
You are dead on about Ben being Hurley. I just read some blog that made the same comparison and going even further by saying that Hurley said in season 1 "I'm not even supposed to be here", then on this flight he looked at Ben and said something like, "You're not supposed to be here". sun on the other hand, I'm not sure about myself.
Where do you think Ben just came from all messed up like he was? My buddy thinks he killed Penny, and I have to say that does make alot of sense, since he did say he would last season, and it woudl be a good way to convince Desmond to go to the island (for revenge).
I think that Sun is just meant to be Sun and isn't substituting for anyone.
I think one of two things has happened to Ben either one Sayid beat him up to save Hurley and that could explain why he is with a US marshall and to fill the kate circumstance or like you said with him killing Penny.
I've just re-watch the latest epiosde of lost and when Ben and Jack are talking in church, Ben says that he has to meet an old friend to tie up a lose end. This friend could be Widmore and as your buddy says the lose end could be Ben killing Penny
there was one write-up i read on the Rottentomatoes forums awhile ago (like when S4 ended) about alternate time-lines and some time travel that really made a lot of sense for some reason. I can't find it now, but i think this guy was the one who wrote it up.
I read a majority of it and agree with points but disagree with others. I'm not on board with the whole "Alex is a zealot who goes back in time to try to destroy the island" theory, but most of the other stuff makes sense. I think Alex's point in even being introduced in the story is so that she can die, and Ben have to take revenge. We saw solid evidence of a Polar Bear being sent either through time or just space when Charlotte was first introduced and finds the polar bear skeleton in the desert.
What we mostly see right now is the people on the island jumping through time without much warning, but that was probably because of the wheel being off center. So the belief of that Richard traveled back once and now doesn't age till he catches back up isn't too far fetched. We must know though that he traveled back before he ever met Locke though, because otherwise he would have remembered him back in the 1970s. This is one of the explanations for Richard that isn't too far fetched. I'm really not too sure what to think of him, but am very interrested in finding out more. Another character that intriues me is Faraday's mother, who seems to know more about the island and it's timeline than anyone else.
I think alot more will be revealed in tonights episode where we get to find out Locke's plan, and what happened to him before he died.
Ben and Widmore are preparing for a massive war on the island and the Oceanic 6, John Locke, and Desmond(maybe more) are very important to the war. From what we saw on the last episode (316) I think we can assume that the island is in the 70's or maybe the 80's so that means the Dharma Initiative is in full force. Which means our Losties could play an important role in the war between the hostiles and Dharma. Now of course just like in season 4 when every one split up our losties will pick sides between the hostiles and Dharma.
The rest of the show will show the war play out up until the purge and we will find out that some of those dharma workers in that mass grave are some of the losties.
That about all I got at this point, but I'm sure someone could expand on it.
I think that Locke is in present time since the squid station is so dilapidated. But you are probably right baout Ben and Whitmore probably going to war. After this episode I am completely Lost (every pun intended). I have a lot less theories this week than I did last week.
The Oceanic 5 were flashed back to the 70s while everyone else is in the present. That's all I got.