Tuesday, April 20, 2010

LOST: Jim's kickass Desmond theory! aka "See you in another life, Brother!"

6.11: "Happily Ever After"

* April 26, 2010. I've developed a wrinkle on this theory, that posits that Desmond1 has already seen the end of LOST2. Check it out here. It's not a switch, it's a ride-along! =)

Jim has this frickin *brilliant* idea about Desmond as of "Happily Ever After" that I just didn't see...

When Desmond2 touches Penny's hand in LOST2 and faints in the stadium stands, it's Desmond1's consciousness that comes to afterward. And crosswhile, back in the EM shed on the Island, after being zapped by the Big Generator, it's Desmond2's consciousness that opens Desmond's eyes and asks Widmore for a hand up from the floor.

The Desmonds have switched bodies (and realities)!

I originally suspected, and I think Jim did, too, that the idea would start springing leaks left and right once you watch the two Brothers continue on their merry divergent ways, but y'know, with a little help, I think it frickin works!

(And of course, me being me, the more I think about it, the more I WANT it to work. =)

The "little help" it needs is a (at least selective, but perhaps complete) transfer of experience and memory between the two Desmonds. Not out of the question given how crossover downloads seem to happen. In fact, de rigueur—see Charlie's, Daniel's, and now Hurley's experiences (actually, Hurley doesn't remember anything, he just figured out the perfect way to keep mackin' on Libby, eh? =). Both Desmonds wake up in alternate realities AWARE of their both realities, and somewhat clued into the idea that events in one effectively created the other, and that together, he* is in a unique position to help save, preserve, or perhaps repair or improve one or both realities.

*Heh, what's the proper pronoun agreement for this situation?

So, Desmond1 wakes up in LOST2 with the understanding that he's just met Penelope for the first time, a decade or so later than he did in LOST1. Also, that the counterparts of his Losties here in LOST2 can be (re?)connected to their other, LOST1, lives and loves with his help, playing the role of cupid and/or chaos. So, with Minkowski's help, he begins tracking and enlightening them one by one. Does he have a specific plan? I don't know. If I were him, tho, I'd want to "wake up" as many counterparts as possible, get them together with the likes of Daniel, Faraday's journal, the DI-Other-1977 cabal of Chang, Alpert, and the Widmores, and perhaps Ilana if she's available on the spot, figure out what's to be done, and do it.

And, Desmond2 wakes up in LOST1 with his longtime loyalty to Charles Widmore intact, a ghost familiarity with the Losties that Desmond1 befriended, and a notion of a mission that he is charged with by Widmore that will help save the world (and Desmond1's Penny and Charlie), altho ignorant of the specific threat to it and its form. It's this frame of mind that causes Desmond to seek Widmore's hand immediately after waking up in the shed. It's this frame of mind that lets him roll so easily with his rescue/abduction by Sayid, whom Desmond1 trusted. It's this frame of mind that keeps him so at ease in the presence of the Locke-ness Monster, whose identity Desmond1 would have no reason to question. Again, you have to ask, does Desmond2 have a specific plan? No. Desmond1's memories tell him that his EM-munity makes him a uniquely qualified agent for Something Important that must be done on the Island, but uninformed of the master plan, all he can do is trust in others to get him where he's needed and tell him what he's to do.

Now, how can the Desmonds help each other or coordinate anything thru the snowglobe / across realities? Well, if anything they're doing DOES need to be done in concert somehow, unfortunately, they ARE in different realities—neither would know what the other is up to or has completed... until/unless of course, one of them goes in for an MRI, or... maybe after a ton of research and surveying, the other happens to gain entrance to a site on the Island, say, at the bottom of an ancient well, that is popping with periodic high-powered EM activity, but, with only six hours of show time left, what are the odds of THAT happening, right?

I love it. =)

Keep on keepin on~

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