Annie are you ok? Are you ok Annie?

Just looking back over a few episodes to give a look ahead to next January and came across the audio commentary for the episode The Man Behind The Curtain in season 3. As we all know season 4 has come and gone, a few people disappointed as I've read other discussions, but even these afflicted few cannot dismiss their hunger for more mystery and plot twists which is what keeps the masses glued. Anyways, it's the episode with Ben's flashback and how he became the leader of the Others and we now know he did this with by releasing poisonous gas onto the island (but still he felt the need to kill his dad by himself in the van!)


But what drove him to this? All the way through the episode it's lead us to believe it is from his anguish with his father and from his meeting with Richard at a young age, who saw Ben as a potential leader. What Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindeloff were hinted at in the commentary is that there is another reason which pushed him over the edge. Annie. His childhod sweetheart who gave him the badly carved little wooden boy for his birthday. This character was placed in high importance in his childhood flashbacks....but where was she when the gas went off? Did he kill her? No. But it did say in season 4 that he had a wife.


Prediction Time. Annie and Ben got married and then she became pregnant and as we all know what happens to pregnant women on the isalnd, don't we...hmmm...yes...she dies. Furied by this he initiates his plans with the others and destroys the Dharma Initiative. By the way that hole didn't look big enough to hold them all. Were there not meant to be loads of them?!?


I do strongly believe that we will find more out about Ben and his wife Annie in future episodes and perhaps maybe her role in kidnapping Alex from Rosseau.


Another small thing they mentioned was the volcano. They didn't say much but made the audience aware that in the classroom scene of that epiode the teacher (Samantha Mathis) is infroming them about the volcano on the island.


Am I wrong?

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Jun 13, 2008 5:31PM EDT

i think the volcano wasnt really a volcano but somethin else. Maybe the result of the experiments they were conducting on the island. Of course, they couldn't tell the children this so they called it a volcano...but i could be wrong...

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Jun 14, 2008 5:00PM EDT

You've been hit by, you've been struck by a smooth criminal

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Jun 15, 2008 10:34AM EDT

Well... going with the Ben having a daughter theory... Couldn't Charlotte be Ben's daughter? Maybe Ben was the cause of the infertility of the island in some way... I dunno...
Then Charlotte joined the Dharma Initiative and left Ben behind... so Ben gassed everyone... I am probably being very clueless here but I'm guessing it could be an alright theory...
I am right in thinking that the people on the freighter were part of the Dharma Initiative? Because the captain opened a file with a Dharma logo on when he said about the torching of the island?
My theory would also explain Charlotte saying that the island is her birthplace...?

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