Thursday, March 20, 2008

"I'm Here to Die..."

A few predictions on the cusp of tonight's hotly anticipated episode Meet Kevin Johnson. I've speculated previously that Michael and Walt traveled physically into the past when they left the Island. Ghost Walt was taller when he appeared to Locke in the ditch because it really has been several years from his perspective. One question that lingered was how Ben recruited Mike to be his man on Widmore's boat.

Then it hit me -- Michael said to Sayid and Desmond that he came back to the Island to die. I believe we will learn that Mike attempted suicide many times after returning to the real world but was frustrated every time like Jack on the bridge in the flash forward. Michael agreed to be Ben's mole because he's concluded that the Island won't let him die -- that this is his punishment for leaving.

But I believe the truth is more complex. Mike can't die in the past because it is his destiny to play a role in our Losties' rescue. The universe is course correcting him back to the Island to fulfill that purpose. Once Michael does so, he'll be free to die, which leads me to one more prediction I'll probably regret. Michael is in the coffin. Racked by guilt, he will beg Sayid to put him there as an act of mercy...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey i haven't been following the comments closely, so you may have addressed this, but if walt and michael went back to the past, are you saying they would exist in the same world as their prior selves and could seek them out if they wanted?
-- Aaron

Bigmouth said...

Aaron: Yes and no. Michael and Walt would exist in the same world as their prior selves. But any attempt to contact themselves or otherwise change the future would be frustrated by course correction.

Caer said...

I do think Michael will be in the coffin but I don't believe that he will ask Sayid to put him there. He's showed last night that he has the will to carry out his own suicide. I think Michael will be on Ben's list and Sayid, having no love lost for him, will willing carry it out.

M The Alien said...

Hey Big mouth, you just flipped my wig! As I read the end of the post I couldn't help but wonder if the girl that jumped off the side of the freighter, whose name escapes me right now, was suffering from the same feelings of guilt that Mike is feeling.

Jennifer said...

Is it possible the freighter was the boat Rousseau was on????? The mere thought of that hurts my brain (in a good way).