I received a really interesting theory from Stephanie this morning:
I think that Sawyer is a perfect match for Ben’s blood type, Jack needs to do the operation, and Kate is there just to make sure the men do what they are supposed to! It is an insurance policy if you will!
I really, really like this idea. If the reason behind the kidnapping of Jack, Kate and Sawyer really was for Jack to save Ben’s life by operating him, this would explain why Kate and Sawyer were also taken.
It would also explain what The Others really did to Sawyer when they told him that they had given him a pacemaker – they were examining his blood type or checking his organs to make sure that they were good enough.
This could also play into the “missing organs” theme which appeared several times in the Lost Experience.
What are your thoughts on why Jack, Kate and Sawyer were taken?