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There are things that linger in my mind following last nights episode…lets start with the “everyone wants to know” question…

Who is Davids father and Jacks ex?

I have thought this down to three choices…

A) The easy answer…Juliet.
The blue eyes are the tell, everyone has seen or heard it by now if you have seen the episode. We know of their on island relationship…and maybe like on island, she found another man and went Dutch with him, or even “James” or Rachel at some point following the landing of 815? It just seems too easy, doesnt it?

B) The thinker…Ana Lucia.
We have seen the quick relationship with her and Jack on and off island (even though she became friendlier with Sawyer). What we have to remember is, she was pregnant in her days off island and Lost the baby during her incident on the police force…unlikely…but we have to keep an open mind.

C) The wild card…Gabriela Busoni…We saw a brief moment where they kissed, and Jack ran off…maybe this time he didnt run off. I always thought and even tried researching the possibility(on appearance) that her father was a Hanso, nothing matched up…maybe this could make sense of it.

I said Sarah in another post, but I do not think it is correct after watching last night. If it is Sarah, Jack still more than likely fixed her due to the stairs in the house that David went to. Im now leaning towards one of these three…

I believe there is a question on whether Jacob if forcing peoples hand or giving them a choice…here is my perspective…

Imagine it as them presenting a door, with the intention of us to walk through…

Jacob stands at the door, opens it up, and allows you to make the choice if you wish to walk through. You can see in, see what is there, and decide if you want to walk through or not…(or if you want to line up a wheel and mirrors, or smash them to pieces).

MIB disguises the door as leading to somewhere nice, puts a sign on for you to read and believe it is a way to happiness…to what you really want. And inside, once you open it…it leads to your worst nightmare…or if you are lucky to avoid that…death.

We saw Eko encounter the monster, it appeared as Yemi, and gave Mr Eko a choice…repent, or be destroyed…we know the outcome.
A better example is Ben. MIB most likely took the form of Alex and threatened him to follow Locke…which he did, walking right through the door that was opened.
Then we have a true comparison occur in a matter of seconds when he went with MIB to kill Jacob.
MIB stood as John, disguised himself as something he wasnt…lying to Ben…just long enough to ask him why he wouldnt want to kill Jacob….why after all Jacob had NOT done for him he would not want to make that choice…Ben has no idea what Jacob has or hasnt done…no idea what happened to him at when Richard took him as a child…and neither do we…but we can assume that he was in some way healed by the actions of Richard Alpert and telling them that he would not remember or be the same…telling them that he would always be one of us…I have to wonder if he feels this way if and when he knows Ben actually killed Jacob.

The point is, MIB doesnt in any way allow people to make choices any more than Jacob does…its barely manipulation…its more lying than manipulating.

He tells Sawyer how Jacob intervened with their lives at their most vulnerable moment…he tells him this and continues to egg on Sawyer to accompany him on his journey just hours after Juliet dies in his arms, and possibly minutes after peeking at him grieving through the window in his old house…come on now…

He tells Richard he would have told him everything…that he wouldnt have done what Jacob did…

Are you serious? He literally takes the form of other people and who knows what else to make people decide…for better or worse, he is lying right there…If he takes the form of John Locke, and tells people he is John Locke…he is either John Locke…or a liar.

Im not in any way from this saying Jacob is good…just maybe a little more straight-forward than MIB.

Speaking of MIB…how about his new BFF…Claire.
So he is the “friend” that she was referring to…

What really strikes me as strange is not so much the friendship between them, but her words,
Jin: John?
Claire:Thats not John…thats my friend.

Tell me for a split second you didnt think she was talking about another skeleton she had laying around like the one in the crib…c.r.a.z.y…but who wouldnt be after what happened…

So what does it mean to be infected? Claire is infected, and she knows MIB is not Locke…
Is it possible that the “infected” are able to see who MIB really is?

Is it possible that Claire was not killed in the explosion and infected in that manner…that something else happened to her…

Remember when she had the crazy dream about Locke and the bloody crib….maybe that was Claires sub-conscience allowing the sub-conscience from the claire now slip through…maybe that is why she thinks the others stole her baby…maybe it was “Flocke/MIB” in her dream, telling her she shouldnt have given away her baby back in season 1…prepping her for her big role as the woman we know her as now…Maybe the infection seeps in after death…and we missed something on Claire long ago…or she was flashing in some manner…but death seems a likely contributer…

Maybe THAT is why Jacob gave Richard the ability to not age…and maybe not die…Richard was afraid, but as far as we know alive…so why make him somewhat immortal/ageless?
So that he could NEVER die and become infected!

That is why Richard cannot see who Locke really is when he walks out of the statue after the incident inside…that is why Richard cannot possibly see the little boy…why Sawyer can, I do not know…

So that is where Im at. I figure that when MIB does arrive at the temple, everyone is going to think it is Locke that does not know what happened yet…except for Sayid. Sayid will recognize MIB for who he is, I assume by that time the infection will have taken over…and again…MIB will use someone else do do the dirty work…

I also think that the off island scenes we see play out are either not real, or a version of what happens if MIB “goes home”. Did you notice the black nailpolish on Helen (I know you did Elsewhere), or Jack, Hurley, Ben, all wearing black at different times. Is it possible that we are seeing the consequences of MIB winning, and not allowing Jacob to prove him wrong…the island underwater, happiness for the moment…I dont think it will last long.

And last…
The number 108 on the wheel at the lighthouse was “Wallace”…and it was crossed out on the wheel…but was it crossed out on the ceiling? Either way, the only thing I have on that is that “Wallace” is a surname that also means “Welsh”…that is Scottish…meaning to me one Mr. Desmond Hume is on his way to the island…and it appears he will not need the lighthouse for guidance…he will “find another way”…maybe as he found his way on and off the plane.

These are my initial thoughts (and speculative theories) after having a day with my thoughts following “Lighthouse”…let me know your thoughts, and thank you for your time.

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