After staring at the Last Supper picture for hours a dawning realization came upon me. Claire’s back! I’ve never been a Claire fan, she’s just so dull. I think the writers realized how dull she was because they kept her away for a full season (an enjoyable absence). I knew she was coming back this season, everyone has been saying that since the end of Season 4. But to actually have her back is another matter. It’s very odd, and it’s forced me to wonder what she’s been doing for the last three years.
Oh yeah, that’s right, she’s been in the jungle for three years. There’s actually been a commercial with a new scene with Claire in it. She’s got a gun! Shocking stuff, a Lost character pointing a gun in a jungle, whew. I’m almost overwhelmed with the info. Sarcasm aside, it was a wake-up call. Even if the scene was a red herring (I think it was) it’s still weird to see her again.
I know I’m not alone in thinking that Claire was dead-ish. The whole exploding house/lack of emotions/hanging out with other dead people/teleporting off the Island thing was a tip off. But I don’t think that necessarily means that time has stopped flowing for her.
She may have flashed through time with Sawyer, Juliet and everyone else. That would kinda mean that she’s alive. If that’s true then she probably has a very interesting story to tell. I can’t imagine what she went through during all those flashes. This seems unlikely, but we’ll see. Maybe she joined up with The Hostiles/Others. That would be fun, although extremely unlikely.
I think it’s more likely that she’s stuck in normal time with The Others and Christian (I don’t actually know what’s happening with Christian, he appeared to Locke under the Orchid once, and he seems totally aware of what happened to everyone in the 70s, it’s weird). That makes her time on the Island a lot more boring, but it might explain how she appeared to Kate in 2007 off the Island. (It doesn’t actually explain how she teleported off the Island, but it does explain the 2007 thing.)
I’m almost looking forward to seeing Claire again. I hope she gets a full episode, like Michael or Locke, so we can see her flashback from beginning to end.
But as usual I’m assuming a lot. Who know what’s going to happen in Season 6. For all I know Claire might not remember a thing. Maybe she’ll be pregnant again…with Aaron.