I've looking for other threads on this subject, so maybe you can point me to them....
Here is my question...
After Sayid shoots young Ben, Kate and Sawyer bring him to Richard Alpert, who in turn brings him into the Temple. I remember Richard Alpert asking them if they were sure that they wanted him to be saved because he "would never be the same again."
I just had a thought that maybe Jacob saved young Ben from dying, but then Ben ends up killing Jacob later.....is that what created the loophole?
It seems more likely that something with Locke created the loophole, but maybe the writers are just trying to make it seem more obvious so when we find out that this was all about Ben somehow, we will be shocked....or not.
If this has been discussed elsewhere, let me know where I couldn't find anything from searching.
Happy New Year to all.