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Offline vickilynn

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Charles Widmore was an "other"
« on: January 28, 2009, 10:53:06 PM »
Aha!
Another small piece of the puzzle. Where does it fit in?

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 10:54:11 PM »
Soldier Boy!!!

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 10:56:34 PM »
A very disgruntled and non-obedient other. He is the islands Lucifer.

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 10:57:36 PM »
That moment made this the best epi in awhile!!!
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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 11:07:57 PM »
Widmore told Ben that the island was his, and Ben stole it from him. I kinda thought something was up when the "Jones" troop attacked Juliet and Sawyer and said "What are you doing on our Island?"

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009, 11:10:10 PM »
Interesting development - Widmore on the island 1954...he left (?) and is now looking for it....

Ben comes to the island 1970s, takes over, leaves in 2005....and now he's looking for it...

The race is on...

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009, 11:12:17 PM »
I thought he was going to be an Other or Hostile, but I figured him to be the boss.  That was a big WOW regardless!

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 11:13:32 PM »
It also let us see that he was a SOB from the beginning - ruthless (almost vicious) & prone to action over deliberation.

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009, 11:14:39 PM »
This is interesting, as TPTB have said Richard has no interest in running the isle, and he just told Locke that "We have a very specific way of choosing a leader..."

Just whom is in charge right now? er, then, 1954...Alpert seems to be in charge, but his posture seemed to be more that of a Lieutenant than a General...


Jacob?

I do not think so, but that is a possibility....
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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2009, 11:16:52 PM »
Could Charles Widmore's introduction to the island have been as a soldier sent to control it, escaping assault by the Hostiles vowing to return and exploit its powers?
Oh yeah baby! Okay, so he wasn't a soldier, he was an Other!

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2009, 11:17:19 PM »
I thought he was going to be an Other or Hostile, but I figured him to be the boss.  That was a big WOW regardless!

Ben wasn't the boss right away either.

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2009, 11:27:24 PM »
Oh Jacob's in charge!  Did you see Richard flinch when Locke said Jacob sent me?  Locke was pushing the right button.

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 11:28:01 PM »
I have to give a shout out to those who predicted that he was Charles Widmore last week. I was not buying that idea, but I was wrong.

Maybe Widmore becomes the leader and Ben kicks him out when the do the purge, he might of sent him away when he became the new leader.

That or Widmore moved the island once and was sent to Tunisia.

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2009, 11:30:41 PM »
maybe, Charles was in line to be the new leader, and Ben somehow tricked him (and this is assuming that Ben found out about the wheel without Charles knowing) into spinning the wheel to "save the island", thus allowing Ben to ascend.

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Re: Charles Widmore was an "other"
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2009, 11:33:17 PM »
"if it didn't happen, it can't happen"

it explains why Locke and Sawyer never shot him when he ran. He'd be dead.