Well, it seems that the Mrs. Hawking as Mrs. Faraday theory is gaining a monsoon of support, and we now know that Charles Widmore was on the island with a girl named Ellie and that Faraday’s rat was named Eloise (after his mommy?). Got that. So, the Lost community is abuzz with the theory that Faraday is the child of Widmore and “Ellie” Hawking.
The obvious deduction from this would be that Penny and Daniel are brother and sister. And this would be true. But I think Penny has a different mom.
Knowing the Star Wars fanatics that the Lost producers admit to being, I posit that Charlotte and Daniel are both the children – twins – of Hawking and Widmore.
We have the clue from last season, via Miles, that Charlotte was born on the Island; that this is the “home” she has returned to.
Having ended up on different sides (does Widmore go “Other-rogue”?), and with her life dedicated to the Island, Hawking separated her children on different continents to keep them away from their father.
And, like in Star Wars, it’s the boy twin, Faraday, who finds his Daddy first.
Another symbolic clue is the declaration of love that Faraday gives in “Jughead”. Maybe there will not be an incestuous kiss as in Star Wars, but there is some pre finding out the truth we are brother and sister funny business.
I also think that being conceived, or born, on the Island is causing Charlotte’s nose bleeds and that this is not happening to Faraday because he has found his Constant (Desmond) and maybe because of the high levels of radiation he was previously exposed to.
Just a thought, but I think it works. What do you think?
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