Jacob is thrown into the fire by Locke, who’s not really Locke but an impostor. Supposedly he’s the same guy that many years ago (when there was a full statue and the Black Rock just off the island) said “do you know how badly I want to kill you?”
Man in black: “Someday I’ll find a loophole.”
Jacob: “When you do, I’ll be right here.”
I love the conversation a bit before — it feels like foreshadowing. The MIB thinks people’s nature is negative — he talks about corruption and killing being the result of “what happens every time.” The best line comes when he says, “There’s only one end… everything before that is just… progress.”
(that’s a 4-star line. Awesome.)
So, here’s what I can gather:
Jacob can summon people to the island. He’s lived a very very long time. He (and perhaps the MIB) is the “mythological creature” I’ve been getting at in earlier posts. He believes people are good in nature. The MIB doesn’t. I believe the MIB to be the smoke monster too — and he can shape shift if he wants to (did it with Eko’s brother and also obviously with Locke). Maybe he can only shape-shift to people who are dead on the island? Which is why he could do Eko’s brother since he died in the plane crash? There are a lot of references to rules… I wonder if this is a “rule” of theirs?
Hopefully we learn more about these guys as Season 6 starts. They seem to be the source of a lot of answers… why these flight 815 people? why here? what’s going on? what’s the DHARMA initiative for? why did they come to this island? Etc.
What’s the deal with Frank being a possible “candidate”? Candidate for… what?
How do Ben and Charles Whitmore fit into this? Ben broke into his house and told him he couldn’t kill him because it was “against the rules”.
What’s the situation with