This morning, while I was getting ready for work, my wife suggested a new idea-- that Ben is the one in the coffin. And of course, her theory makes more sense than mine (Whose Coffin Is It Anyway?). Let's examine that theory a little bit...
In an attempt to get back at Ben for all he's done, Jack takes Ben off of the island. Ben has no family. Ben has no friends. Ben kills himself. That would certainly explain why no one was at the funeral. And my theory about Locke being in the coffin wouldn't work here, because any Flight 815 survivors that made it back to the "real world" became famous, known as the Oceanic 6. You would think, then, that if one of them died, there would certainly be at least one person at the funeral. You could also expect a larger newspaper article.
Ben (of course) would NOT count as one of the Oceanic 6, which brings me to my next point... I've changed my list back to what it was right after the premiere: Jack, Kate, Hurley, Claire, Jin, & Sun. I don't know what I was thinking when I posted that Sawyer and Locke would be taken from the island. If they did THAT, then I don't think anyone would want to watch a show about Sayid and Jin & Sun on an island. ......I wonder if Juliet left the island too.
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