Who was in the Cabin/ Smoke monster problem/ ash stuff
A few small things that I think should be kept in mind:
The person who was in the cabin dislikes technology. (According to Ben, although I don’t know how he would know that or how much he knows, I still think he’s holding a few secrets that have yet to be revealed, he always seems to know more)
The smoke monster seemed to live in the temple in the past, that is probably what he meant by home, and for some reason, he was thrown out, while these people seem to guard this “fountain of youth”.
When the guy in charge at the temple looked at that paper,Â he then asked all their names. Is this where all those lists were for? The people that got snatched were the chosen ones who go to guard the temple? I think all their names were written on that paper, Jacob’s final list perhaps? As well as some sort of message. That’s why it was suddenly important to heal Sayid, because he’s somehow important, just like everyone on the list.
One of the stations(the orchid?) was surrounded by some ash or something, was that to keep the monster out?
The “rules” that apply to Jacob/MIB, also seem to apply to Ben/Widmore(or are at least very similar), remember how they can’t kill each other? There’s a game going on here that we’ve never had explained to us, with rules that are established. I mean even the “others”, and what they do was never really explained.
So, who was in the cabin?
I think it was the MIB, being that the MIB seems to despise life off the island, and humanity in general. Remember how he was talking about how “pitiful” life is off the island to Ben? It would follow that he would hate technology, whereas the real Jacob seems to have no problem going out into the outside world to influence events etc. Also, Jacob’s servants/bodyguards said that “he” hadn’t been there for a long time, and that “someone else has been using it”, it would seem Jacob had been working on that tapestry and living on the beach for quite a while I imagine.
questions: how did Ben know anything about a cabin?
Richard knew just where Jacob was and brought the leader when asked. Why didn’t Ben ever simply ask Richard to bring him to Jacob?
So I conclude, it was probably the MIB who was trapped in the cabin. Which leads us to..
The smoke monster problem. If the MIB is the smoke monster, then he couldn’t have been trapped in that cabin the whole time. But then, the MIB isn’t known as a truthful guy, so why should we believe he is the monster just because he said so anyway? He could just be in charge of him, or be part of him. Maybe he was trapped physically in the cabin, but could project or control the monster outside of it, then someone broke the line and let them get back together.Â Or maybe there are just other elements that allow him out sometimes, but not always.
Finally, the ash…
I don’t see how we could really accurately guess what it is, but I see a lot of people saying that it could be Jacob, well that would be really surprising, as the temple people as well as Jacobs bodyguards already have it, and they seem to have LOADS of it in the temple, remember they’re making a very large circle. No, I don’ think its Jacob’s ashes. It must have some sort of significance that has yet to be revealed. One idea is that it’s from the statue, all crumbled up, but who knows.
Well, thats all I’ve got.
Let me know what you guys think.