The key thing to keep in mind when reading this theory, is that time is all relative.
Anyways, when I saw the scene on the plane where it flashes, I was thinking "what the heck is causing this flash? Is it just flashing for no reason?"
It also couldn't have been any normal flash (like Sawyer and friends were experiencing), or else the plane would still be with them.
That was the final flash. The flash Locke caused by fixing the wheel.
This flash was a special, unpredictable one that brought them out of the plane, and into the islands future.
My mind is bending trying to explain this, so bear with me:
- The plane takes off in 2008, but when it approaches the island, the year does not matter.
- Locke goes down the well and he fixes the wheel - we see the final flash as he asks who Christians son is.
- Because of this final flash, the people on the ground are just stuck in the island's 70's now.
- But, this flash did 2 other things - It sent Locke off the island, It brought the O6 and friends not only down to the island, but into the islands future, giving Jin enough time to go join up with Dharma.
Locke fixes wheel, O6 flash off plane, time passes on island, Jin joins Dharma, O6 wake up on island.
Does this make any sense?
A fun side note: if this theory were true, Locke would have been on the island while is dead body was up in the plane above him.
makes sense if you consider that the FDW area seems like it's independent of the Time Flashes (ie. that area doesn't travel in time like the island/lefties do) and perhaps the plane was right above the flash.
But why would Jin be all dharma'ed up so quickly then? If Jack and them came back right after Locke left, Jin wouldn't be Dharma Jin
Oh, i see what you're saying. I don't think I agree with the future time period. I think TPTB would have them go into the past.
See this is all very confusing, because when I say "island's future" I actually mean the past, say they were flashed from 1970 to 1973.
Basically it was 2008 and then as the Ajira plane approached the island, the year became 1970 and then the O6 were flashed onto the island 3 years into the future, (from Locke fixing the wheel.)
(I'm not saying these are the exact years or lengths of time, this is just an example.)
...At any rate, I'm starting to think my theory is way too complicated for it to actually be true.
I was thinking maybe it was a flash like they had been having but the plane just happened to be in the right place so it took the 06 with it. It seems only the ones from the plane and the 3 that came looking for them stay where they are.
We have no evidence that the plane crashed this time do we? the airlines bottle could have come with any one of the 06 with the flash.
Hope that makes sense...it did in my head...its hard to put it in words, some of the theories that start to form in your head...hehe