Originally Posted by MiamiBeachLosties
Bernard wanted to marry Rose no matter what they had to go through (...she told him she had about a year to live...) They were willing (...happy...) to do anything as long as they were together. A lot of the Losties left someone behind, but Rose & Bernard's love is so true, they form a true union, they are one, so they arrived on the Island together.
I loved the Bernard and Rose backstory. I love that they are newlyweds, because the way she was so sure Bernard was alive all that time led me to believe they had been together many years. Totally took me by surprise. And they way they dealt with her illness rang so true.
But as for arriving together on the island, this is something that has perplexed me for some time. Did anyone not traveling alone lose someone in the crash? Rose and Bernard, Boone and Shannon, Walt and Michael (and even Vincent), Scott and Steve, Kate and the Marshall, the brother and sister from the tail section...all survived in pairs, at least initially, even when not seated anywhere near each other on the flight.