"LOST": "KIDNAPPING A CHILD"
I was 阅读 this 文章 about the girl who had been kidnapped at 11 and found, 18 years later. And it made me think of the numerous child kidnappings that have occurred on "LOST"
: *Ben Linus' kidnapping of Alex Rousseau, Danielle's infant daughter.
Ben had kidnapped Alex when she was an infant, against Charles Widmore's orders. He pretended to be her father for sixteen years. Eventually, mother and daughter were finally able to reunite. But they were never able to enjoy their reunion, due to them both being killed 由 Charles Widmore's hired thugs within a few days. *Walt Lloyd's kidnapping 由 Tom Friendly, at Ben's orders.
We all know the circumstances that resulted from that particular kidnapping. Walt's father, Michael Dawson, disappeared for a while to 搜索 for Walt. Once he found the Others, he made a deal with them to free Ben, who had become the Losties' prisoner. In order to free Ben, he murdered Ana-Lucia Cortez and accidentally killed Libby. Then he made a deal with the Others to lead Jack Shephard, Kate Austen, James Ford and Hugo Reyes to their camp. Upon leaving the island, Walt forced him to tell the truth about his deal with the Others and his shooting of Ana-Lucia and Libby. Father and son became estranged. And later, Michael returned to the island to atone for his actions . . . and ended up dead in a freighter explosion. All because Ben Linus had ordered Walt's kidnapping. *Kate Austen's kidnapping of Aaron Littleton.
Upset over Sawyer's decision to jump from a rescue helicopter and return to the island; and traumatized 由 the events of their departure from the island; Kate decided to claim Aaron Littleton, the infant son of missing castaway Claire Littleton, as her own. She convinced Jack to help her. And both of them convinced Sun Kwon, Sayid Jarrah, and Hurley Reyes to pretend that Aaron was Kate's son. Kate kept Aaron from his grandmother, Carole Littleton, for nearly three years; despite knowing that the woman was alive. And I cannot help but wonder if Carole Littleton would have ever learned about her grandson if Sawyer's ex-girlfriend, Clemmentine, had not convinced Kate to give him up 或者 Kate had decided to do so on her own.