Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Is This

The Reason Desmond Flashes Only On Charlie?

Desmond spent three years vaccinating himself with Dharma's shot gun. Charlie tested it on his own leg. They are the only two we know for certain were injected with this substance from the Swan. Is this the reason Desmond only had flashes about Charlie?


a70eezchild said...

I like your thinking!!


memphish said...

Thanks for reading Mi!

Lost 2010 said...

I like that idea. That little detail flew right by me.

capcom said...

Hmmmm, I wonder if the so-called vaccine could have been a way that the DI figured out for artifically enhancing communion with the island, for those who were not so inclined naturally? Like, a drug that would trigger parts of the brain to be more open to psychic or para-type congnition? LSD treatments come to mind, and also the psychotropic things that were put into drinks and candy during TLE.

Or, maybe the vaccine was for keeping your brain unreadable by Smokey, and it had the added side effect of making you psychic.

Or, maybe that's too crazy. :-)

Paula Abdul Alhazred said...

I don't think the vaccine has anything to do with Desmond's flashes of Charlie, though I guess anything is possible. Did Des only see Charlie? His first flash was of Locke's speech, then his later flashes seemed to include a whole lot of non-Charlie (Penn-dogg arriving by parachute, Claire being rescued, etc). I guess this raises the question if Desmond will still be having his flashes, now that Charlie's gone and now that he's had a good whack on the head.

I definitely think the vaccine might make people's minds unreadable by cranky Mr. Smokeypants. I'm still clamoring to the idea that it does something. Maybe it stops Mike and BOB from possessing people.

pgtbeauregard said...

Great dialogue, preceded by a really, good question. Paa, the idea about the vaccine keeping smokey from reading you really makes sense. The Others had a couple of defense weapons to keep him at bay. (including the sonic fence)


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