People see what they EXPECT (& WANT) to see, end of story- If you believe in something you WILL SEE WHAT YOU WANT TO, no matter the truth, same as if you dont believe.
My comment on “Would you believe in Aliens?” was dead serious!
Why is it that that question would not be serious considering Emma is just meant to go “oh ok, cool, Everyone is from FTL, so am I & I have to save EVERYONE….Awesome!!!!” 🙄 – flip, I think I’d probably believe in aliens (there’s way more evidence out there than what Emma’s got to work with for FTL after all lol) before I believed in everyone in town really being FTL characters that I had to save & myself being an refugee FTL character to boot 😉 😆
At the end of the day its easy to sit at home in a chair & say how you would believe in that situation, right up until asked to believe in something like Aliens that is (its really the only example I can come up with outside of religion- which is too easy to offend with- so I’ll stick with Aliens lol)…perfect example here – how many videos are there of UFO’s etc online, how many witnesses, how many people who believe they have experienced ‘contact’— well these vids & accounts/experiences, could be & are considered proof, if you want to believe because you will see what you are looking for, HOWEVER if you dont believe, you will simply see something ‘normal’, find a reason for it or be able to explain it away……So who is right? Those that believe or those that dont? …It doesnt really matter if buying into either side means nothing more than believing it- its a VERY different kettle of fish tho, if believing means excepting you are responsible for the lives of an ENTIRE township of people, taking them to war/leading them into battle which will probably mean people you know & love dying.
So Emma didnt see his wooden leg, there’s 3 possibilities there..
1 August is the only one who can see it…no matter who see’s his leg.
2 Emma doesnt want to see it, so she doesnt (August’s theory).
3 Curse hides it from sight of those not directly effected (ie Graham knowing he didn’t have heart, yet having a heart beat for others to feel & probably himself too, but him knowing it was just the curse masking his lack of a heart), so she couldnt see nor feel it even if she wanted to.
Not one thing aside from Jeff falling from a window & disappearing off (which did get her going hmmm), would give anyone, any real reason to go ‘OH well that EXPLAINS EVERYTHING!!! We are all from FTL, gosh why didnt I see that before!!!!’ 🙄 😉