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Claire and Aaron

Posted in Observations, Some wonderings I don't really believe, Theories with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2010 by Scott Copperman

Most of us assume Claire died, and was “claimed” or “infected.”

She feverently wants her baby back (I always think of the Chili’s “I want my baby back, baby back…” song when I type that). Why?

I mean, duh, it’s her baby. But, she calmly left the baby in the first place, she didn’t seem concerned back when she was with Christian in the cabin, and she’s not OLD Claire, she’s been changed. Why is the baby so important…

I have two theories:

  1. (25%) At first, she was with Christian Shephard, and Christian was an agent of Jacob (as he claimed at times). Christian calmed her, assured her it was okay for the baby to be with the Losties (or Others), but then after some sort of falling out, Claire sided with Smokey and now feels that is no longer acceptable.
  2. (75%) Claire is possessed by an entity who has a connection to the ENTITY WHO POSSESSED AARON! Yes, baby Aaron did die on the island, only to be claimed when Jin gave Claire the urchin. Infected Claire wants the infected baby back.

In all honesty, I don’t particularly believe either of these, but it’s a “whoa, maybe…” kind of thing.

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-Scott Copperman-


Some thoughts and theories (spoiler-free)

Posted in Observations, Some wonderings I don't really believe, Theories with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by Scott Copperman

I’m not sure that this is the route things will go, but here’e are some ideas I have about what MIGHT be going on in LOST.

  1. A body being “claimed” or “infected” is something like what Smith does to programs in the second movie of the Matrix trilogy. The idea would be that the smoke monster is a consciousness capable of embodying multiple forms at one one time. It is one theory that explains how both Christian Shephard and Claire could be in the cabin at the same time, and one that allows for Smokey to be attempting to take over Sayid’s body at the same time as he is in Locke’s.
  2. There are multiple entities on the island looking to claim new bodies. Are these disembodied spirits the whispers?  Are two of them Adam and Eve? In this theory, Christian Shephard and Claire have been claimed/possessed by different souls, possibly neither of them being the smoke monster.  Or, it’s possible that the smoke monster is a collective of consciousnesses. Each identity within the smoke monster collective is capable of posessing a body at some time.
  3. The vaccinations Claire was taking and the drugs she was given by Ethan could come back to play some role in her fate on the island.

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-Scott Copperman-

Has Aaron been raised by another?

Posted in Some wonderings I don't really believe with tags , , , , on January 10, 2010 by Scott Copperman

Richard Malkin’s warning to Claire is well known to LOST fans, although it is often misquoted.

According to LOSTpedia, the dialogue goes as follows…

MALKIN: It is crucial that you yourself raise this child.

CLAIRE: You mean with Thomas? Is he..

MALKIN: The father of this child will play no part in it’s life, nor yours.

CLAIRE: So what exactly are you saying?

MALKIN: This child parented by anyone else, anyone other than you — danger surrounds this baby. . .

CLAIRE: Danger?

MALKIN: Your nature, your spirit, your goodness, must be an influence in the development of this child.

CLAIRE: Look, if Thomas and I don’t get back together I’m putting this baby up for adoption. I just wanted to find out what would give the baby the happiest life.

MALKIN: There is no happy life — not for this child, not without you.

CLAIRE: I don’t. . .

MALKIN: It can’t be another. You mustn’t allow another to raise your baby.

So, people often pick apart that last line… does it mean that only Claire can parent Aaron or is “another” really “an other” and it’s a foretelling of the danger the Others pose to Claire, her friends, and of course the baby.

The balance of the dialogue suggests Malkin is referring to parenting the child, but it would not be above the writers of LOST to  misdirect us a bit – placing information within information.

But I wonder if the double entendre lies in the concept of “raising” Aaron as opposed to who does it.

We’ve seen Locke seemingly “raised” from the dead. Reincarnated? Apparently not, but perhaps his spirit… his consciousness… his essence has been taken and restored within the Fake-Locke-Dark-Shirted-Man vessel.

Remember when, on island, Claire said she hadn’t felt the baby kick since the crash. It finally responded to Jin’s urchin sushi. Perhaps that’s not the real Aaron. Perhaps, the baby Claire gave birth to was actually a “raised” version of the unborn child who died in the crash.

I don’t really think that’s the case. I’m more in agreement with the very literal interpretation of Malkin’s warning: don’t let someone else parent the child.

And, for the record… I do realize that for how along Claire was in the pregnancy, (I don’t want to be graphic)… let’s just say that if Fake-Locke is a duplicate body and we have seen Locke’s original body, um… well, a scientifically accurate birth would not have allowed the existence of two Aarons to go unnoticed by  Jack.

I was just wondering aloud.

Scott Copperman