Widmore and Mib look set for a confrontation. Why else would Widmore have a barrier system like Dharmaville? I think smokie can only be killed or contained while he is the smoke monster. Whatever Widmore has in the locked room on the sub is not a weapon, where would be the big reveal in that.Â
Does this scenario make Jacks losties allies with Widmore and pit them against Sawyer and the rest of their old friends, in an the enemy of my enemy is my friend way?
Mib says that the island didn’t need protection. I think he’s right. And wrong. I have long held the belief that the island is the place where the multiverse’s converge. Now I think that it is the plug in the dam that stops them all existing at the same time.Â
The function of the island is to plug a hole in order to keep every universe and reality seperate and stable. Sometime other realitys can bleed through or be released into this one via the island. Hence things like Kates horse and possibly the safe landing universe.Â
Jacob was able to keep an eye on all this via his mirror. It can see into all versions of reality. The island seems to me to have been a prison to Mib. Maybe it wasn’t but that’s what it came to represent to him. Why he can turn into a smoke monster I don’t know. He wants to go home maybe home is another dimension and where he’s from this is natural for people. Could it be that the island is a plug for a hole between other dimensions? Keeping dimensions and beings from those dimensions seperate. Â Â