'Lost' Theory: Who is the Mother of Jack's Son?
'Lost' Theory: Who is the Mother of Jack's Son?
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Lost has shown fans Jack's altverse son David twice, but both times any attempt to learn the identity of the mysterious kid's mother have been thwarted.  In "Lighthouse" Jack went to her house, but she wasn't there, and in "The Last Recruit," she called Jack, but he gave no clues about her identity.

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This isn't an accident.  At the Paley Festival, Lost producers told fans that David's mom will be revealed and that she's someone we've seen before.  This leaves a very small pool of candidates.  

Assuming it's not an Emily Locke situation where David's mother was a pregnant teenager, she would have to be in her mid-to-late 30s in 2004, and we can probably rule out most of the characters we've already seen in the altverse.

I haven't read any spoilers, but after thinking long and hard about this question, I came up with only one viable candidate: Juliet.

We haven't seen her in the alternate universe yet, and while it's difficult to imagine the circumstances that led to Jack and Juliet meeting in the early '90s, she's the only character who would warrant this kind of build-up.  Lost wouldn't actively hide her identity for two episodes unless it was someone big.  And if David's mother is Juliet, it would reignite the love square of Jack-Kate,-Sawyer-Juliet.

So what do you think?  Is Juliet the mom, or do you have a better theory?

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