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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2008, 10:30:06 PM »
Obscure Monty Python references aside, Could the economist have been Ben testing Sayid/Elsa's loyalties? We know Ben was in Geneva and most likely speaks German. As for Widmore, he seems like he has an elite british education and would probably have learned German among other languages. I assume both men are polyglots.

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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2008, 11:00:25 PM »
I don't remember clearly, but weren't they in Prague? Or did she say her boss was German? I'm confused!  ???
She didn't say that he was German only thet he came to Germany only a few times a year...They were in Germany


Oh, that clears things up a bit. Thanks!
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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2008, 12:49:16 AM »
So how does Desmond getting stuck on the island help Widmore find it?  Why didn't he send a group of specialists if he was so interested.

Anyways, I was a bit disappointed by the whole Widmore thing.  Especially his motives... basically greed to exploit the island for gullible people.  Seems like a bad James Bond plot.  I hope Widmore isn't really top dog and that someone else is pulling his strings.

Everyone has a boss. Everyone reports to someone.

Widmore is relying on Penny to find the Island. He, indirectly, sent Desmond on the solo race. Widmore sent Desmond on the race with ulterior motives. He knew that Penny would find Des eventually and lead him to the Island.

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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2008, 05:39:02 PM »
Sorry, maybe I'm misunderstanding. Widmore can't get to the Island, but he knows how to get Des there?

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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2008, 10:18:23 PM »
Sorry, maybe I'm misunderstanding. Widmore can't get to the Island, but he knows how to get Des there?

Perhaps Widmore once had means of accessing the Island but never needed to. perhaps he now has reason to but cannot. It seems there has been a lot of conflict between the others and their sponsors. There also seems to have been a lot internal conflict within the others (on and off the Island) hierarchical structure.

Widmore could have sent the Desmond to the Island in 1998-2001 and in 2004 not be able to find him due to internal chaos and disorder.

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« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2008, 06:47:39 PM »
Anything's possible I guess, but I think that's a stretch even for Lost. If he could get there back in 2001 why doesn't he have people all over the Island?

Just a whole lot simpler to go with the easy answer, don't you think. Des hits a storm and crashes like many before him.

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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2008, 01:32:30 AM »
That's the easy answer but there should be a decent rationalization for the "high-risK" of transportation to and from the Island.

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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2008, 01:35:13 AM »
Everyone has a boss. Everyone reports to someone.

I don't on both counts.

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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2008, 01:41:21 AM »
Well, good for you.

But, I doubt it.

Everyone has family, peers, significant others, etc... You may not have a boss,  but everyone reports to someone. Whether its, social, work related, religious or otherwise, people, in general check in with someone.

maybe you don't
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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2008, 01:46:06 AM »
It is good.

Oh, you modified your answer.  I hadn't noticed.

Negative to all.  I report to no one, but thanks for playing.  We have some nice parting gifts for you.

 
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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #70 on: March 15, 2008, 04:19:28 PM »
What does everyone mean that Widmore cused Desmonds crash? It was a storm that brought des to the island?

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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #71 on: March 15, 2008, 04:24:02 PM »
I believe they're speculating that Widmore knew the general vicinity of the island and once Des got close enough, the crazy magnetic chaos stranded him.

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Re: Widmore (the economist)
« Reply #72 on: March 16, 2008, 07:17:15 PM »
Or because Desmond's sailboat race was coincidentally sponsored by Widmore industries. Many people believe that in an attempt to get rid of Desmond so that he couldn't see Penny, Widmore used his resources to maroon Des.