Ben was my original thought. Then I thought perhaps Juliet. But I need to rewatch a scene to determine if the sex of the person in the coffin was ever actually mentioned. My girlfriend suggested Locke, but unless it's because of something we haven't seen, I didn't think Kate would react so badly to Locke.
It has to be Ben. The question to Jack was quite simple friend or family?. Both John and Juliete were friends of Jack. The inly person that was not a friend neither family but Jack could be missing is Ben.
Locke. He could have done something crazy to p-o Jack in the future again ("sorta" future at this point).
Jack showed a lot of emotion when hearing the news. Then in the parlor, he touched the coffin with sadness then pulling away because of anger?..Don't think Jack would ever care much if Ben were to die. Where as Jack and Locke have always had the friend/enemy battle between each other. Ever since "man of faith" and "man of science".
On top of that,the neighborhood where the parlor was located in looked like a poor one. Locke had never had money and lived in a humble apartment before the crash.
I didn't think Locke would have left the Island. Ben was their prisoner, so maybe they forced him to leave with them. And if it was Ben, Jack being upset isn't so much because he liked him all that much, but because he realized Ben was right and they weren't meant to leave the island.
I think it is Micheal. I am surprised no one else suggests that. The comment of niether friend or family would fit well. I am sure Michael must return to the island and I am sure this hints to even more future screw ups by Michael in future seasons.
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I vote for Sawyer. Jack is upset becuase even though he's neither friend nor family, he knows Kate will be upset and that's one reason he insists on going back to undo things. The funeral parlor is in Sawyer's kind of neighborhood, and no one showed up - and he was always the loner on the Island, like in "real life." Everyone else would have had a full house. And he's certainly a candiate for dying young. So who, then, does Kate mean when she meets Jack and tells him she has to get back "to him?" (or whatever it is she says?) Well, she's proven to be a woman of opportunity, (how many men have we seen her with in flash back?) and the nice car she shows up in leads me to believe she ditches Sawyer as soon as she gets back Stateside and hooks up with either her ex or some other poor sucker. That's my vote ;-)
The indentity of the person in the coffin has to meet certain criteria: "He" (although they were very careful not to reveal the sex of the dead person) must be poor, have no family (or friends for that matter), not be either friend or family to Jack, must be someone that Jack cares about deeply enough to want to commit suicide after hearing of "his" death, and someone Kate doesn't care very much about. Those eliminate just about everyone BUT Locke, but still! With this show you never know....
Hi Narhan - who is there who would go to the funeral? His mother is dead, the step-father vamoosed, grandma wanted nothing to do with him, and Michael is.....? Still a good point you make - somebody made the funeral arrangements there.
Why would Kate not go? Or anybody else (presuming anybody else who knew him was still alive)? An adult could have a pre-planned funeral, but who would give a kid a regular funeral and obituary and then not show up?
I also think it's Michael. He betrayed the survivors of Oceanic 815 when he mercilessly killed Ana Lucia and Libby and let Ben go free. That certainly cost him the friendship of Jack, Kate, Hurley and everyone else. Then he sailed off to freedom with Walt as Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley looked on as they were being held captive by the Others. The fact that he made no effort to help them must have made them even angrier. I don't think it's one of the "Oceanic 6." I also doubt Locke or Ben would have left the island if they had a chance to stay. My guess is that Michael suffered a lot of guilt after his actions in Season 2, and his life fell apart once he was "home." He probably had to change his name and hide the fact that he survived the crash, since any investigation could reveal the fact that he was a murderer. So it wouldn't surprise me if he ended up living in poverty. I think Jack feels ambivalent at the funeral home, since he himself ended up doing things he regretted to get off the island; he too left others behind there to fend for themselves; and he's lying to authorities about the fate of the other survivors. So, though he's not Michael's friend, I think he better understands the choice Michael made and can relate to the guilt it caused.
I agree that it has to be Michael. When Jack was asked if "HE" was friend or family, Jack responded neither. But he was still emotionally struck by this death. Why, probably because he wanted revenge himself for Michael's betrayal. But, as I have said in the "Juliet and stuff" thread, I don't think the Oceanic 6 is real. It's too early to reveal this and the writers are just setting us up for a MAJOR twist at the end of this season. We just learned that Ben is off the island and working with Sayeed (sp?). The Others are still on the island, although not yet adressed this season. And Jacob and the smoke remain a mystery along with the boat. It is way too early to believe that only 6 will leave the island and that the "flash-forwards" are real. I don't believe these "visions" will come to fruition. Just my humble opinion.
I think it must be a one of the smaller cast members because of the size of the coffin. Locke looks too tall to fit, Hurley is a "no" due to his girth, Michael is a maybe; but one thing remains clear- Kate asks at the end of the 3rd season when asked by Jack if she had visited the parlor,"Why would I go to the funeral?" That tells me that it had to be someone that Kate really did not get along with. All speculation though-can't wait to see who the last member of the Oceanic 6 is this week!!