Advertisements It couldn't be Penny. When Widmore was voted off the island part of the explanation was that he'd fathered a child off the island. But I agree... Daniel's age keeps bothering me. I'd believe the whole prodigy thing if it weren't for the beard. That and if he was really so young they'd have been better casting a teenager in the part. I assumed he was in his early 20s, meaning little Daniel is running around the tents somewhere or off in England at a boarding school. And, of course, the latter begs the question where they'd get the money.