This guy’s really getting on my nerves.
First off, I find what he’s doing for the good of humanity to be very courageous, and very chivalrous (I’ve waited 29 years to use that word). I know how hard it is to admit when you’re wrong, or that you did something you shouldn’t have….It’s safe to say that Jacob did something pretty awful, but he’s owning up to it. In the grand scheme of things, I now believe he means well, and that’s something I’ve yet to believe prior to “What they died for”. We all make mistakes, I guess that includes the clumsy and skull-breaking Jacob as well.
But wait just a minute! What’s all this, “Well you see guys, your lives were all empty and lonely and there was something missing. So that’s why I brought you to the island.” Did Jacob seemingly forget that he ruined Sawyer when he was just a child? Poor Sawyer was at a pivotal and vulnerable point in his life, and Jacob CHOSE A PATH FOR HIM to become vengeful and angry.
Around the fire, Jacob told them something like, “I wanted you all to have choices, something I never had.”…..*sniff sniff* Yeah right Jacob!! Why do I say that? Because he’s lying. Sure, he never had much of a choice as a child. A lot of his childhood was controlled in a way. I think he’s lying in the fact that he never wanted the losties to have a choice either. Everything was always set in stone. Everything played out the way he wanted. If he was able to force them all to the island with a simple touch, who knows what else he was forcing?
Jacob’s either lying during that scene, there’s a huge hole in the story, or there’s STILL more to it all (which I’d prefer seeing).
I must be the most backwards minded person on this site. I really enjoyed “Across the Sea” while “What they died for” just didn’t do it for me. Not a bad episode by any means, but I wasn’t floored by any means. Did we really just witness Jacob ask everyone around a fire, “So, who’s wants the job?”. I loved hearing the reason they were all brought to the island in the first place. That was a much needed answer. But the fire scene was all pretty simple wasn’t it? I just figured the moment we found the next candidate would’ve been more, I don’t know, interesting. Jacob had to wait this long to ask them all? What if Hurley never ran after young Jacob to get the ashes back? Guess the world would’ve ended huh? And I guess those ashes magically allow everyone to see dead Jacob now huh? Whatever. There goes the importance of Hurley’s ability. I guess I’m just bitchin again. “Sorry” to shallow readers. “Lost is still awesome!” if it makes you feel better.
Anyway, I don’t think Jacob’s here to ruin humanity anymore, but I do think he’s still playing his little game of “You’re gonna do what I want you to do, and you’re gonna think you’re the one making the choice in the meantime. HA HA HA HA HA.” If he still hasn’t fizzled out yet, we’ll see on Sunday.