“We’re gonna find a loophole”. – Not “I’m”, it’s “we’re”! So who’s the ‘We’?
The Smoke Monster is the Smoke Monster and MIB is MIB. Yes, they seem to be one and the same now but now I think about it, they are 2 separate entities.
Ever since I saw the smoke monster turn into Alex and tell Ben to do exactly as Locke says, I believed that Smokey and MIB were the same thing. It made perfect sense. Now after watching Season 6 and also recalling an old conversation that was slightly contentious, I believe that 2 separates entities are now working together.
Evidence as follows.
In the season 5 finale during the opening scene MIB says, “One of these days, we’re gonna find a loophole my friend”. He most definitely does no say “I’m gonna find a loophole,” he clearly says “we’re”. Watch it, you’ll see! The question that has been going through my mind is ‘who is the “we” that MIB is referring to?
Next, in the chamber where Alex appeared to Ben there is a picture of the Smoke Monster fighting with Anubis. The ancient Egyptians were around between roughly 2000-5000 years ago and as they somehow reached the Island and bumped into Smokey, it’s probably safe to say that Smokey has been kicking around for a good while and Smokey is more than likely a single entity in its own right.
The next thing that got me thinking too was a quote that MIB said. He said that at some point in the past his body was taken away from him by Jacob. We don’t know how long Jacob and MIB have been on the Island but I don’t think that they were there before the Egyptians and therefore they were not there before Smokey. MIB lost his body in the more recent past.
I think that at some point after he’d lost his body, MIB was able to take control of the Smoke Monster and has since been able to use its powers for himself. How he was able to take control of Smokey, I have absolutely no idea, but it seems that Smokey wants to leave the Island too due to the fact that MIB says “we’re” (as I’ve mentioned above).
MIB and Smokey were separate beings in the past. Now however they have found a way to work together as they are now one and the same. 2 beings working as 1; this is the ‘we’ that MIB was referring to.