Heather is, by a comfortable margin, the storys most prominent contestant, and the only one who rivals the host in that department. Bretts mother admitted in the prologue that she did pretty well, but didnt win, which seems a likely fate for the main antagonist. The more mature Heather isnt proud of having played a villains game, which is why she uses negative labels when describing teen Heathers dirty tricks and claims to have been "a different person then". It wouldn't be the first time Heather was a matured mother in one of the author's stories, either.
- Harold's 'death' was staged. Chris would want a big ratings stunt to kick of the show, which was a one hour special as Brett's mother recounts. But Chris wouldn't risk lawsuits this big necessarily (he lets the interns die sure, but with Harold's death this featured it's more bound to get attention than the interns). Harold was likely a mole for Chris, not even really 'Harold' perhaps but an actor. Or perhaps Harold was just a contestant who Chris paid off. It's not unheard of for reality shows to have moles like this, nor is it out of the show's budget.
- Harold escaped the shark attack. Harold got lost in the water somehow, and landed somewhere else. Bridgette already had a dream similar to that in the awake-a-thon, which could very well be foreshadowing this. Not only that, but there are areas close by, such Boney Island. It wouldn't be hard to see him floating there and then making a reappearance in the future. In fact, given that Boney Island is suppose to be haunted by spirits, it would be a logical thing for him to reappear there, first thought of to be a ghost. It's possibly been foreshadowed already, with Heather pretending to see Harold's ghost on Boney Island.
The choice for who is Eva. The poem does mention raven hair or black hair, and while Gwen brings up the fact most poems aren't written about brunettes, Tyler would likely mean it literally. Since this plot line is still continuous we know they must be for someone still on the island. Tyler noticed Eva's fear as well, paying attention to her. He also tries to reassure her when she feels guilty over her fear and Tyler also smiles when he hears Eva's true test in the phobia challenge, saying "I like those odds. She wont let us down. Tyler is an athlete so it wouldn't be farfetched to say he'd go after someone athletic as well. Not to mention, Tyler and Eva are often partnered together (cooking, as deer, canoeing,). Is that just a coincidence?
Both are also perhaps the two most unusual characters in the story, and in the show they both have unusual ears (Dawn's ears are like elves, while Izzy's are upside down). Given that LTDI makes connections like this and expands on them, it would tie these two characters together. Dawn also says she could've found Izzy if the RCMP asked. Dawn's mystical nature has shown to be limited to an extent, but since she and Izzy are related, she would have a much easier time finding someone of her own blood. The fact that Izzy's imaginary friends were able to assist in Dawn's ceremony shows that Izzy might be mystical in nature, like Dawn and her family.
The RCMP is implied to have been hunting Izzy for quite some time, as Dawn has a history with Izzy, including an accident at a Marine Base. The Marine Base is where Izzy stole the Californium and why she is so deeply sought after by the RCMP. The explosion likely lead them to put two and two together that 'Izzy' was the most recent disguise of Captain McAllister.
Dawn mentions an accident at a Marine base caused by Izzy, meaning a body of troops trained to fight on land or sea. Marines often use boats and Captain is a title someone can earn in the Marines. It can't be coincidence that Izzy is called a Captain and has history with the Marines? Izzy must have been a captain in the Marines at one point.
Dawn does mention she wished Izzy would take her meds, so its possible that there was a point where Izzy was stable enough to hold down a job. However, she stopped talking her medications, as she didn't like the side effects, causing her to become crazier and causing the accident at the Marine base and leading to her being hunted by the RCMP.
The only logical explanation is that Brett's father is incapable of doing so...because he's passed on. After all, it wouldn't be the first time someone died on the show or even the first male contestant to die! And given there is still a second half of the story left with the upcoming merge, it makes sense there would be a shocking moment like one last death of a contestant. Many of the challenges that happen after the merge, such as the killer challenge or castaway challenge, could result in death.
Brett's mother hasn't told her son this story until now, when he is relatively old. And it's clear that Brett's mother is going to have to bring up how she and Brett's father formed a romantic relationship. But that's why Brett's mother is telling the story; to reveal the events of his conception and more importantly, explain why he doesn't have a father now that he's old enough to understand, being a teenager himself.
Well Brett's mother has shown to have a good memory of the details of the show, being able to recall the whole story without aids, is well spoken and can support herself and a child at a job. This eliminates Lindsay, due to her low intelligence (struggling to even remember names) and Katie, who has developed issues with her memory.
Out of the remaining four, Courtney is the most logical choice; she's very intelligent so she'd remember all these details. She's also very independent and career orientated, so she'd able to work a job with a single income.
Courtney also has the most ship teases of the remaining girls. Leshawna doesn't have many to any at all, Lindsay is currently with Justin who isn't still there to conceive Brett. Katie's love interest seemed to be Noah, but he too is eliminated. Gwen has made it clear that she's with Trent (also eliminated) and has no interest in dating anyone still around, so she isn't making a baby anytime soon. And while Heather has two ship teases in DJ and Cody, she's made it clear she's focused on the game and not relationships.
This leaves Courtney who is been teased to end up with Duncan, Ezekiel, and DJ, three guys who are all her teammates and still in the competition. Her relationship with Ezekiel has been significantly developed since the start of the season and has received a lot of focus. Which makes sense, as The Storyteller would focus on something that she'd personally experienced, remembering it well. If she's telling the story to explain how Brett was born, it would also make sense for her to emphasis that point.
Even if Ezekiel is not Courtney's baby daddy, Duncan and DJ are also good candidates. Duncan and Courtney's relationship has been very focused on and its clear Duncan is interested in the C.I.T. The two also have a canonical romance and given Duncan's bad boy ways, it'd make sense if Duncan was in prison or abandoned Courtney, explaining why Brett has no father.
Courtney being the Storyteller also explains why Courtney has given such a big focus, as she's always been one of the bigger characters in the story. Courtney lived that and so she'd be able to recall a lot of her experiences rather easily when telling the story.
Another thing to notice? This wouldn't be the first time that the author had focused on a story centering around Courtney, having written a story about her and her cursed violin. It also makes sense that the reason Brett's mother is able to offer so many viewpoints about the story is because she gathered facts on it from the other contestants. In the author's other story, guess which character keeps track of the other contestants and their lives? Hint: It's Courtney. The author has her following a similar course of action her in this story as The Storyteller.
Given all the evidence against the other girls and in favor of Courtney, Courtney is The Storyteller and Brett's mother.
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