**WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS RELATED TO SEASON 6, EPISODE 7 OF LOST, DR. LINUS**
Okay. I just have a problem with the end of last week’s Lost episode, Dr. Linus.
In it, Ben Linus, in the “flash-sideways” of what would have happened had the Oceanic flight never crashed, attempts to blackmail the principal of the school he’s teaching at out of his position so he can take over as principal.
The principal responds by saying he’ll step aside (Linus has caught him having sex on school grounds with a nurse), but that if he does, he will “torch” Alex Rousseau’s future college career by writing her a horrible recommendation later to Yale. Linus backs off, Alex (his now-murdered “daughter” in the actual timeline) gets a great letter of recommendation from the principal, and Linus proves he’s not just a completely terrible, lying, murdering asshole.
It’s just — couldn’t Linus have made it a part of his blackmail scheme to force the principal to, as well as stepping down, write a great recommendation letter for Alex? What the hell would have prevented that? Then Linus would be principal and Alex would have her precious letter of recommendation to Yale. It just doesn’t make sense.
Okay, okay, </rant>.