Some questions about Charles Widmore

As we approach the start of season 6, people are getting excited. I am too.

We’ve already recorded our last hiatus episode of ReThinking LOST (the predictions episode will be out by Thursday), so this blog will be a great place for me to share the couple of last minute musings I have.

Today I’d like to talk a bit about Charles Widmore.

Charles was once co-leader of the Others. He was exiled, and hasn’t been back to the island since (as far as we know).

Here are some questions I have…

When we saw Widmore at his youngest, was he in charge of the others? It didn’t seem so. If so, by what right? If not, who was in charge and how did Charles come to be the man?

When he was a leader of the group, did he interact with Jacob? Could he see/hear him? Was his relationship with Jacob better than Bens?

Why couldn’t Widmore get back to the island?  He clearly knew about the Lamppost (he told Desmond that was where Hawking was) … is it that the island would not have allowed him back? Why didn’t Widmore get on the freighter (I suspect it’s partly because he knew how that all would play out)?

Who is Penny’s mother? Many people assume Penny is the child Widmore fathered while off island. Some think it could be Locke. What do you think?

How did Widmore become so wealthy? Is that part of being exiled? What are Widmore’s connections to Dharma, Hanso, Paik? Isn’t the timing of this all kind of odd? Widmore was still on island 16 years before the Losties arrived. That’s a lot of power that man has acquired in a very short amount of time.

Naomi had a picture of Desmond and Penny, which suggests Widmore knew Desmond was on the island. How? Did he manipulate Desmond to be there?

I have a feeling Widmore will play a lesser role in Season 6. That would be disappointing, because I think TPTB spent a lot of time setting him up as the “bad guy if it’s not Ben.” And I don’t think Ben’s a bad guy – not at his core.

-Scott Copperman-

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