Originally Posted by BucFanLostinNC
Im not so sure Locke plays any role as a teacher to Walt or plays any role in his kidnapping. If you notice Locke does spend alot of time talking with Walt but as far as teaching him he did nothing more than be a pal. Micheal did not want Walt near Locke and John respected that. As for his kidnapping he kinda can play an open ended role. We know he is special but have yet to find out why. But we do know that the Others mainly took Walt for multiple purposes. It made Micheal kill lead Jack Sawyer Kate and Hurley to be captured, It freed Ben, Took out Anna Lucia who was about to construct and army for Jack to take out the Others and It freed Ben. So it was mainly a plan constructed by Ben to break up the leaders of 815 and a ploy to get Jack to operate on Ben. Simply taking Walt letting him type to his father allowed for all of this to happen. By doing so the Others free Micheal and Walt and allow them to return home however Ben knew he had complete control of when Micheal would return. In conclusion what I belive happened was possibly a test similar to Lockes childhood test and he probably choose the same and failed. This is why the Others were eager to allow them to go free.
Thanks for the input, Locke does seem to be a great guy amidst a bunch a low lifes. He befriended Walt and crafted a cradle for AAron on Claire's birthday. He's always looking out for his fellow losties.
One more question( or 2-3)..."Simply taking Walt letting him type to his father allowed for all of this to happen."
Could the Others see inside the Hatch with a hidden camera? How else would they know when and where Michael was on the computer? And how were they linked in to the Hatch computer?