Because the above title sounds 10% sexier than "Some Random Guesses at What'll Happen on Lost Tonight". And, before any of you start rolling your eyes, I'd like y'all to remember that god-awful Mel Gibson/Julia Roberts thriller, Conspiracy Theory. Everyone thought Jerry Fletcher's wild-eyed accusations were no more than crazy-man ranting...until he was FINALLY right (about one thing out of, like, a bazillion).
Juliet = Sideways Jack's Ex-Wife -- Other than Entertainment Weekly's network-sanctioned post-episode write-ups of incessant positivity, I don't follow Lost all that closely on the interwebs. For all I know, this could be common knowledge. But, I first heard m'man Daniels propose this plot twist after Sideways Jack's son was revealed earlier this season.
Jack is NOT the 'Ch-Ch-Chosen One' -- Last week's "passing of the
Sideways Locke = New Jacob -- For you lemmings who don't believe this'll make a lick of sense, try to imagine it happening tonight on Lost and not as ill-informed conjecture from a lightly-read blogger looking to fill space on a Sunday morning. Hurley's my dark horse choice here. His "glad it wasn't me" line after losing out on last week's "new Jacob lottery" seemed like an obvious swerve set-up.
Ben = New Smokey -- This one's a stretch, I'll admit, but the "light v. dark" dynamic is the one constant surrounding the very existence of the island and someone's got to ascend (descend?) to the evil throne. I hesitate to commit fully to this idea, because Island Ben appears to be...up to something. I'm not sure his current motives are entirely evil...well, once you look past the whole "killing Widmore" thing. Ben seemed to intentionally wait to shoot Widmore until he (Widmore) told Dark Locke about Desmond -- thereby saving his daughter, Penny, in the process.
The Final Scene -- I read that the writers had mapped out the series' final scene not long after negotiating the end date with ABC. Would I put it past them to lift the opening sequence from the season five finale? The one that showed Jacob and The Man in Black having a pleasant conversation on the beach while politely establishing their immortal "Road Runner v. Wile E. Coyote" relationship? Just put Locke and Ben in those roles and quick-cut to black. There ya go.