What happened to Annie? I have a theory on that, but it’s a little bit out there. Then again, what theory have I brought to the table that hasn’t been just a little bit out there?
Ben‘s twisted obsession:
Let’s start with Ben‘s fascination with Juliet. We now know that Juliet resembles a lady from Ben‘s past and, because of this, he has a very possessive obsession with her. “You’re mine!” That line gave me chills. It was very creepy. Now, you will also remember the picture of the woman in Ben‘s house. I don’t think this is meant to be Ben‘s mom. I believe this is a portrait of his long lost love, Annie. I believe that Juliet simply resembles Annie, and this makes Ben want her.
Tempest in training:
We now know that The Tempest station is a place where a toxin can be released killing all who are on the island (less those who are wearing gas masks). The question is who released the toxin during the purge. I say it was Annie. Say what? You heard me the first time…Annie. I believe that Annie‘s job for Dharma became the same as Goodwin‘s, to look after and man The Tempest station. This is how “The hostiles” were able to do a Dharma mass killing. They used Ben and the only other person Ben trusted, Annie, to obtain the insurrection. And so, Ben and Annie were the only two survivors of the Dharma Initiative. I think what backs this up is the line by Harper to Juliet, “you certainly look just like her.” If Harper is in fact talking about Annie, this would elude to the fact that Harper knew or had actually seen her at one time. I know there could be many more explanations for Harper having known what Annie looked like, but I find knowing her in some regard to be the most plausible.
So, where’s Annie:
Dead! I believe an event that we have not yet seen will reveal the facts behind her death. What I truly believe in my gut is that Jacob orders her death and that’s what drives Ben to trap him and take control. I’m not sure how all of this will come about, but I believe that he somehow forced Jacob into bringing Juliet to the island to replace Annie. Perhaps Ben is somehow at the root of the island’s pregnancy problem. Perhaps Ben forced Jacob into causing it. And perhaps it was all for Annie/Juliet; the loves of Ben‘s life!
On a related, but nevertheless side, note, does anyone else think it’s interesting that so much of Juliet‘s story centers around a station called “The Tempest,” based on a play by William Shakespeare? After all, she does share names with one of Shakespeare‘s most iconic characters.
Madcap or plausible; you tell me.