Sunday, May 17, 2009

Kate's Timeline Changed Too?



In "The Incident" when Kate is caught by the shopkeeper for shoplifting she is approximately 12. According to Lostpedia Kate was born in 1977, and according to Tom and Kate's recording in their time capsule it was then 1989. In "What Kate Did" we learn that Kate's parents divorced when she was 5. And at some point after that Diane marries Wayne Janssen becoming Diane Janssen.

But in "The Incident" the shopkeeper refers to Kate as Diane Austen's kid. Not Diane Janssen's. Now, I know this doesn't prove that things have changed for Kate because maybe it took old Wayne a while to pop the question. Nevertheless maybe it has changed. Maybe Wayne doesn't marry Diane leading to his death and Kate's perpetual fugitive status. Maybe Kate is able to do what Jacob told her to, that is "to be good."

5 comments:

Capcom said...

Yes, what if what we were shown of the past this ep, was Jacob giving things just a tweek to redirect their futures/destiny a little bit. ??

memphish said...

I'm starting to wonder if these flashes occurred after the bomb went off. Not sure how that works, after all Sawyer tells us his parents died before that day in 1977, still, maybe. ;-p

LotteryTicket said...

Hi. Just found your blog site. Hmmmm. . . I don't think Jacob can or will want to change the past. Otherwise, how can he win his game? He's tweak was to get them to the island.

However, let's say that he finally chooses the right players and he wins. Maybe he will give them a nice future with no memories of the island etc.

What if MIB (Man In Black) wins. What's he offering?

memphish said...

Thanks for commenting Lottery Ticket. So do you think Jacob has been traveling off Island for centuries selecting his players? Did he choose Richard on the docks before he boarded the Black Rock? It's fun to suppose so. And if that's the case does that mean MIB gets all the others that arrive on the chosen vessel? But that doesn't quite work with Locke does it? He's played on both sides so far. Guess we don't know enough yet, huh? Only 8 more months to wait!

Juanita's Journal said...

ut in "The Incident" the shopkeeper refers to Kate as Diane Austen's kid. Not Diane Janssen's. Now, I know this doesn't prove that things have changed for Kate because maybe it took old Wayne a while to pop the question. Nevertheless maybe it has changed. Maybe Wayne doesn't marry Diane leading to his death and Kate's perpetual fugitive status. Maybe Kate is able to do what Jacob told her to, that is "to be good."


Or maybe the writers screwed up.