Jacob and MIB off-island.. and some other tidbits
OK – it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. But, I haven’t been wanting to get ahead of myself what with the last few episodes containing so much.. I had to let the ideas simmer.
I have a few theories about Jacob and MIB in terms of Good and Evil. I know there have been a lot of debates about whether or not Jacob can be trusted and whether or not MIB is actually evil. Alright, so many are convinced that MIB just seems like such a nice guy, he just wants to go home *insert MIB puppy dog eyes.* Not buying it. Smokey has killed many people on the island out of selfish ambition just to get off the bloody island – most likely so he can kill more people off-island. He is manipulating his followers by offering them what they want most.. will they actually be rewarded? Doubtful.
I have a theory that MIB’s name will be revealed as the unabbreviated R. G. – the initials on the bracelets we have seen on a couple individuals. One woman with this bracelet, attempted to kill Sayid. I believe Smokey has off-island agents responsible for killing off any of Jacob’s candidates. He wants Jacob – and anyone who could ever replace him – dead.
I also believe that Richard’s job was to interview the candidates off-island before bringing them to the island to potentially replace Jacob. We know that Richard was weirded out by a young John Locke who went for the knife – this, as well as the picture of Smokey, was a sign that his candidacy was or would at some point become corrupted by the MIB. This is why Richard took off like a shot.
This brings me to Jacob. Many of you don’t trust the man because he has interfered in the lives of the candidates.. making their lives miserable. I once thought so too. But, understanding the MIB helps me to understand why Jacob behaves the way he does. Most of you believe that Jacob is responsible for all the deaths that we have seen on and off island. But, we can’t deny that Smokey has been responsible for most of these deaths – even the ones off island by the hands of the agents working for him. For example – if Jacob hadn’t asked Sayid for directions… Sayid would have been killed by that car along with Nadia. Jacob couldn’t save Nadia.. and I don’t know why – maybe it’s the rules – but he needed to save Sayid as he was a candidate. The candidates also needed these experiences in their lives to shape their personalities and character traits. I don’t believe Jacob creates the evil that shapes them… but… as he weaves a tapestry of lighter threads around the darker ones… he makes his plans around the evil that Smokey creates.
Well.. there you have it! Discuss. Disagree. Go for it.