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Walt is the Candidate by RG

Let's assume that the ALT is the ultimate resolution of the show.

To contain the MIB, a candidate needs to be in place on the island. But all of the named candidates were on the plane and landed safely in LAX. Sawyer, Jack, Locke, Sun, Jin, Sayid, Hurley--even Kate and Desmond, two other possibilities. And yet there are conspicuous absences of key Season 1 characters on the plane. There are Boone and Charlie, Shannon's absence is explained, Rose and Bernard are there. But no Michael OR Walt. And they were ESSENTIAL to the first two seasons of the show.

Ilana has referred more than once to six candidates, even though she knows Locke is dead. And it seems odd to me that both Sun and Jin would be candidates.

Now, let's think back again to Season 1. First episodes. Locke teams up with Walt for the intriguing discussion about backgammon. Two sides. One is light, one is dark. If the MIB has taken the form of John Locke in this battle, who would be a better replacement for Jacob than Walt--the other key party in this discussion?

We have never had a successful resolution to that storyline. We still don't know why Walt was so special or what the Others really wanted with him.

Do we know if Walt's last name was Dawson? Even though that was definitely Michael's last name, Walt lived apart from his father for years and may have taken his mother's or even his stepfather's name. Could that be the Wallace connection on the Lighthouse wheel?

This is my current theory. Interested in what people think.

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