Why MIB cannot leave… and a fetish?
After tonight’s awesome and very emotional episode of LOST (which reminded me of the older days of LOST), I finally understand why it is that the MIB cannot leave.. and how he plans on leaving.
Simply said, the MIB can only leave by taking the remaining candidates with him. Since Jacob is dead, the remaining candidates are the only people keeping him from leaving the island. So, the only way for him to leave is to take them with him. He specifically says, “I’m three people shy of leaving this island.” It’s why recruiting and manipulating the candidates is so crucial to him right now. I think we’re going to see a massive battle surrounding this plane and Widmore’s people and the Losties.
Something my husband and I also observed: I think the MIB has a particular fetish/need/desire for blood. No – he’s not a vampire – he might eat blood, but I think blood draws him to certain people and places. We noticed that he appeared to Sun after she cut herself on one of the plants. He also encouraged Jin to leave his wound exposed to the air. Perhaps something about blood gives him strength. Perhaps this is why he needed to kill so many people at the temple? Maybe he needed to derive more strength from them in order to complete his manipulations and recruitments.
Other than that… I’m not at all surprised that Desmond was on the sub. I couldn’t have pictured Widmore kidnapping anyone’s children to take to a mysterious island. I don’t know yet what role Desmond will play, but if we remember further back – the rules do not apply to Desmond. We’ll see what happens there.