So - Flashes Before Your Eyes - one of the most epic episodes ever for some (including me). There is not that much left to talk about actually except there is something that I've noticed now with all the knowledge after five seasons. When we found out that Ms. Hawking is infact Daniel Faraday's mother and has his journal and all we assumed that's how she knew so much about Desmond and everything. But really, that is not that satisfying looking back now.
It's hard for me to put this in words cause I'm not a native english speaker but I'll try.
First of all, she can't know all the things she knows just from Dan's journal, there is just no way. All those details she knows when she is convincing Des not to marry Penny and to just let things go the way they're supposed to (according to her).
The only way she can know about the guy in the red shoes is if she relived that moment over and over again just like Desmond is and to be even more aware of it than he is. Else she couldn't know the guy in the red shoes would get hit by that construction site or by a taxi the next day and so on.
What I'm getting at is she must have experienced something similiar to Desmond. The way she left the island, there has to be more to it. If not this is a GIANT continuity error. Now I'm not one of those guys that complains to much about that sort of thing but I'm just saying. Also, Lindelof described her as "some sort of temporal policeman in place to make sure that everybody who is supposed to get to the island, does." So there just has to be more to it or at least there was supposed to be more to it. And I actually just read for the first time that at one point he said that she is in fact traveling through time.
This is all confusing I guess but I just had to write that down somewhere. What I'm trying to say is, I think we're are going to see that Ms. Hawking isn't just leaving the island, she has to leave in a similiar way to Desmond which makes her even more special than him cause she is aware of reliving everything, she probably tried to save the guy in the red shoes (and probably a lot more people) just like Desmond did with Charlie.
So to put this in a theory or a discussion or whatever I think in season six we are going to see the way Ms. Hawking is leaving the island and quite possibly a lot more of her doing her policing, [CAUTION: A BIT SPOILER-ISH FOR PEOPLE NOT FOLLOWING ANY OF THE VIRAL MARKETING STUFF GOING ON, YOU NEVER KNOW... ALSO J.J. ABRAMS' FRINGE & STAR TREK] especially with the alternate timeslines and everything going on. I didn't wanna admit it, but I think the alternate reality stuff in Star Trek and Fringe is actually just a tiny bit similiar or relevant to what the heck is going on on LOST.
I'm sure somehow has though of this before I just couldn't find anything on it right now. I just think a lot of people are done with Ms. Hawking but I think there really is a loooooot more to it or at least there should be and I'm saying this even though I got quite a bit annoyed by her towards the end.
So.. whata ya think?