Okay, so I wasn't really surprised that Sayid "killed" Ben. But it was still a shocking thing to witness a "good guy" murder a child. And what's really shocking to me is how I feel about it. This is a classic case of would you kill Hitler before he rose to power, except Hitler's currently a 12-year-old abused, scared, lonely, motherless child, who looks too much like Harry Potter, so suddenly, I'm all for rehabilitating young Hitler before he becomes, you know, HITLER! And? I'm trying to figure out what happens next. Back in 2007, will Ben's body disappear from the Hydra Island sick bay? Or will he die there? Or will we have two timelines? Or more? Back in 1977, has Sayid actually kicked off the purge? I mean it seems likely Dharma would retaliate for the murder of a little boy, and if and when they do, then it's likely that the Others will strike back. Or will wee Ben even stay dead? Locke didn't, when Ben shot him and tossed in the pit with the rotting purge corpses. How many strings do we have to follow now? Are all these things true at once? While Daniel seemed to mean that changing the past wasn't possible, perhaps Chang meant it wasn't advisable. And I'm back to where I started. Did that just happen? Can it? I mean, really. Where's Daniel with the playbook? We need rules -- borders -- an end zone. Right now, all I know is my head hurts and my nose is bleeding, even though I haven't see a FLASH in ages.
Cindy McLennan is sitting in the corner, rocking back and forth, muttering such that she sounds a little too much like Daniel Faraday. Her family is concerned. Maybe you can help. If you think you've got if figured out, feel free to email her at CynthiaMcLennan[at]gmail.com. They read to her once a day, hoping it will snap her out of it.