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  • Shannon's father actually did leave a will which provided for his daughter, but Sabrina destroyed the will so she wouldn't have to share the money with the stepdaughter she hated.
  • Shannon is capable of representing Lust & Sloth. Two of the Seven Deadly Sins.
    • SAYID: Do you have a past in the Navy you neglected to tell me about?
    • SHANNON: Why?
    • SAYID: How does a woman like you learn to tie a perfect bolen knot?
    • SHANNON: By dating guys with sailboats?
  • Shannon's mother is Olivia Goodspeed,before the purge Olivia met Adam Rutherford outside of the Island and had an affair with him,her relationship with Horace was failing,so she divorced him and married Adam and gave birth to Shannon,then Adam divorced her and didn't want her to see Shannon because he found out the true intentions of the DHARMA Initiative which were bad and he didn't want Shannon to have anything to do with the DHARMA initiative.
    • There has been no evidence provided from the show to even remotely suggest this so this is a pure wild guess.
  • Shannon is really 22 because on the Pre-crash timeline it says that Sarah had her accident in 2001, which would also be the same time as Adam Rutherford's death. At Adam's wake Shannon mentions that she is 18.


  • The Monster in the form of Walt, led her to Ana Lucia, who killed her.
    • Or the Walt she saw was really Walt, who may have been using his special "ability" to warn her about something.
      • What Walt said was "Don't press the button. Button Bad" backwards. It was certainly a Monster impersonation to lead her to her death.
        • Or Shannon came down with the Sickness, making her go crazy and seeing Walt, driving her to her death.
          • Yes, Walt used his special ability and appeared to Shan. But he didn't lead her to Ana Lucía. He wanted Shannon to be quiet and not be killed.
  • Was killed because she was meant to be in the front section of the plane.
    • Could be correct because Boone and Charlie, who were also in the front of the plane when it crashed, have died as well.
  • Shannon may still be alive, in "Abandoned" there were whispers and Walt appeared, maybe Shannon was abducted by the Others like Cindy and then the Monster took her form to fool Sayid and Ana Lucia into hating each other and causing strife among the survivors of Flight 815, for unknown reasons like most of what the Monster does.
  • Shannon's ghost will appear to Sayid in the future telling him he has to go back to the Island just like Charlie appears to Hurley.
  • After the Island was moved,she will come back to life and participate in the war against Charles Widmore and the people who work for him.


  • Shannon fell pregnant after she slept with Sayid in "Abandoned".
    • A few days later she was killed. The zygote wouldn't have flourished without her body. Plus, no proof exists of any pregnancy.
  • Walt might have overheard that the Others knew about her pregnancy and were going to capture her. In order to save her, he tries to use his possible power of projecting his image to her as a warning.
  • No one can determine pregnancy just after the night of intercourse.
  • Shannon could have fallen pregnant to Boone the night before the crash.
    • That would explain why she told Sayid that being on the Island had made her feet swell.
    • Not every sexual intercourse necessarily leads to pregnancy. There are contraceptive means, you know... And also other various reasons that prevent a woman from becoming pregnant at that precise time.
      • If you watch the scene in which Shannon has sex with Boone, they don't look as though they're thinking about contraception...("Hearts and Minds")

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