Saturday, March 06, 2010
I've got a new theory
We all know Smokey manipulated people and events so that it would seem that Locke was meant to be leader of The Others. All so that he could take Locke's place and get Jacob killed: his "loophole" since he couldn't kill Jacob himself.
But I've come to believe that maybe the creation of the alternate timeline when the bomb went off was Jacob's "doublecross" or his own version of the loophole to save the losties (and maybe the whole world?) from Smokey. If he did this, then he did it totally on the sly and would have to be very careful not to let Smokey know that he was aware of his loophole-plans.
After all, he did help Jack get the bomb they needed to try to "reset" the universe so they'd never crash on the island.
In essence: Has Alpert been pretending not to know about Smokey's plans for a loooong time, just so that Jacob's alternate timeline could happen?