There’s a lot of speculation about what will happen when Mr. Block and the rest of the BoTT find out about the Island full of Dakotas, and the way that Dakota has been breaking the law (quote-unquote) to save Cavendish every time he dies. I had a thought, though:
What if it’s not illegal?
I mean, think about it. Does Dakota ever actually say that he’s not supposed to be doing this? I don’t think he does. He only ever says that Cavendish can’t be allowed to find out about it, and that there can’t be multiple Dakotas walking around in one timeline. What if it’s not illegal? We don’t know the laws in the future, or the statutes and codes of the BoTT. Sure, it seems like something shady, but what if –hear me out, here– what if Mr. Block/the BoTT have assigned Vinnie to make sure that Balthazar doesn’t die?
It could be the reason they’re given such mediocre assignments, whether or not Dakota is actually aware of it. Maybe Balthazar Cavendish is somehow a key for something, or a Very Important Figure that needs to be protected at all costs. As his partner, Vinnie doubles as his bodyguard, and when something goes wrong regardless, maybe he has permission to go back and fix it. Maybe Block doesn’t like Cav, but has to swallow that down because of how Important he is to… whatever it is he’s important to. Or maybe he doesn’t like him because of how accident-prone he is, and how much effort they have to expend to make sure he stays alive.
I don’t know. It might just be a silly speculation, but think about it: If there’s a bunch of Time Travellers who know everything about everything that will happen… Would the Island of Lost Dakotas really be able to stay under the radar as long as they have?