I intended to talk about both Ben and Widmore but I had a surprising amount to say about Widmore so we’ll leave it at that.
I enjoy arguing for the “other side”. When I see people assuming one thing I like to argue the other side, not because I believe it, just to add to the discussion. I tend to think that most people believe that Widmore is evil. We’re obviously meant to question that assumption all the time. But in general we see these him do more “evil” acts rather than “good” acts. Let’s try to look at the big picture though.