Last week, we got to see how Rousseau and company got to the island in their life raft, and reminisce about the hatch and Claire giving birth to Aaron. All thanks to a little thing called time travel. If time travel is Lost’s new narrative device, like DocArzt suggested, then the historical tour of the island won’t stop there. Here are the top eleven time travel pit stops that may come across on our time flashing journey.
11. Montand’s Arm and the Rousseau Saga
This one is first mainly because it seems like it will happen first, given that we don’t time flash at the beginning of the next episode. If we do stick around for a bit, we will finally get to see the backstory that we have been waiting for since season one. And we will get some long awaited answers to the questions: How did Montand lose his arm? What is the sickness? What tactics did Ben use to steal Alex?
10. The Crash of Flight 815
Even though we wouldn’t learn anything new about the island, it would a powerful event for the Losties. Directly after a time flash, they would up to the sound of their plane being ripped in half and watch as it smashes into the island. While they stand there and awe in the memory of how they got there, Miles would most likely ruin the moment with “So that must be your plane, huh?”
9. Radzinsky and Kelvin Inman
Finding Radzinsky and Inman before they both died would be another cool site to see, but it wouldn’t add much to what we already know. Maybe our time traveling Losties find out they can achieve something be going down into the hatch or they happen to bump into Radzinsky on his cartography expeditions. Who knows maybe Radzinsky is someone we already know, and decides his time is best spent pushing a button.
8. A Visit to Pierre Chang
We don’t know for certain whether Faraday got to the pre-built Orchid site by his own means or using the time jumps. However, we do know that he was around Pierre Chang and may have had face time with him (ala the Comic-Con Video). If we do meet Pierre will he be able to shed some light on the problems facing our time travelers and could we find out if Miles is his son?
7. The Real Henry Gale
The only backstory we know of Henry Gale is from what Gale had on him and what scheming Ben Linus told us, we don’t have the full picture. While it may have any direct effect on the story, it would be interesting for a time jump to result in seeing a hot air balloon off in the distance. And what is the significance of Widmore Labs on the side of the basket?
6. Full-Size Four Toed Statue
As something that left our heads scratching since season 2, the four-toed statue has not been touched upon again. It would be quite a treat to flash to the time when it was being built. Could we find out who or for what purpose it was built? Was it ever complete or did they just build a partial leg?
5. Black Rock’s Landing and Magnus Hanso
The black rock is strategically placed in the middle of the jungle for no apparent reason. A time flash to its disappearance in 1845 would allow us to see who the crew was and what they were doing there. Could the crew be the original inhabitants of the island and their captain, Magnus Hanso, the mysterious Jacob?
4. The Creation of the Frozen Donkey Wheel and the Cerberus Vents
The island’s original inhabitants seemed to know a lot about the island before Dharma stepped in, but how did they come to learn about it and why did they build structures to control it? Were they mastering it or simply worshiping it? Imagine Faraday creeping around in the same way that he did when Dharma was building, but with the original inhabitants of the island.
3. The Incident
Suppose we time flash to when the Dharma Initiative’s incident happened. The incident that caused the need for a button pusher in the Swan. Will we be able to see the events that lead up to it?
2. Meeting Adam and Eve
If we already haven’t met Adam and Eve (i.e. they are two of the characters that we are well acquainted with), then we would finally see who these two were. And we would learn why they decided (or were forced) to live in a cave until the end of their days. Although, the people that were dwelling in this cave might just be some casualties from time jumping.
1. Back to the Future
The most intriguing stop would be to the future (assuming we haven’t already been there and just didn’t notice), it could be further in the season or even to the series finale. Would the time jumps have subsided? Could the time travelers get there right in the nick of time to aid the Oceanic Six in stopping the time jumps?
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