Why didn’t Jack become the new Smoke Monster..?
Ok, I won’t go into my feelings on the End right now –
“many questions unresolved” would be an understatemeant,
but here are some things that I REALLY don’t understand…
When we see Jacob throw Nemesis into
(It was stupid of them not to give a name, when in the end there was no reason at all why he didn’t have one.. And they had sooo many perfect moments to reveal it – Every time someone called him Locke I expected him to finally say – My name is not Locke, it’s….)
the Light – He’s unconcious and taken down by the river, yes..?
Then Hell is let lose and the Black Smoke exits through the opening..
Now, my vision of the Light and the cave was that it was basically an underground river
with a bright Light in the center(“Organic/Cosmic/Magic”) – which an unconcious Nemesis would float into and through – whereupon his body end up on the other side for Jacob to discover..
I basically thought you swam into it..
After “Across the Sea” That was how I envisioned it….we know now that I was wrong..
In fact, when WE get down there we’re shown(inspite of what I thought for sure would have been untouched by any hand of man)yet another kind of Manmade Mystical device
(Don’t get me started on the Frozen Wheel – are we really happy with the “answer” we got for that one)
– a litteral…..cork…oh yeah..
So inspite of all my expectations to the very end – we’re thrown yet some more mysteries our way.. Who the Hell built all this(Must have been an army of SuperDesmonds)
and who the Hell where those skeletons..?(Though, I guess they could actually BE the ones who built the thing – dying down there due to the exposure – but I’m not buying that)
And now that we know how it looks down there – I’m even more confused as to how(and still WHY?)the Black Smoke was created..
Unconcious Nemesis should have landed on his head or something like that(and that would suck for him…)
So How was the Smoke created..?
Did Nemesis crawl into the pool or something – and why why would anyone ever do that freely..?(Mother – “they always want more…”)
If I wasn’t missreading Desmond’s screams – the pool of Light seemed to suck big time
(and Des is the resistant one!)
Now, here’s where I get even more confused – Jack goes down, puts the cork(Yeah – the cork) back in place and collapses in the pool slowly filling back up.
Now, what I was yelling at the TV was: “Get the F*k out of there!!!” thinking if he doesn’t
he will also turn into the Black Smoke(And bear in mind that Jack now is no longer the Protector of the Island(Hurley is) but mere mortal(I assume)
(though that does go against Jacob and Jack’s line: “Now you’re like me…”)
in any case – Mother made it clear
(if we are to be so stupid as to believe her)
that NO ONE was allowed down there(Pandoras Box came to my mind)
and when Jack does come out(somehow some way)from the cave
he’s lying in the exakt same place Nemesis did – furthering my fears of Jack having become
the Black Smoke……but then he wakes up…and Jack is “fine..”
1# So..? How did an unconcious Nemesis become the Black Smoke(and even if he was awake – what the Hell did he have to do I wonder- in very short time I might add..)
2# Why was that such a big deal – “Islandwise”…?
the Light didn’t go out – it certainly didn’t seem like “a fate worse than death”
In fact – Nemesis just seemed like a more powerful Jacob – and the role of
Protector of the Island, could have and should have gone to whoever was the Black Smoke.
He/It is imortal
He Does have a “body” in a sense – He enjoys mango/food for one thing
When Jack hits Nemesis and he bleeds – they both seemed surprised – making me think
that neither He nor Jack Felt any different when the cork was pulled.
and a question some have asked as to why Nemesis
doesn’t “smoke” his way around all the time was simply but(for once) satisfyingly responded
with he likes to feel his feet on the ground as it reminds him of when he was human
So he does have a body
Nemesis is angry because he doesn’t have his Own body(Feeling violated probably)
– It can flawlessly “scan” any person to see whether they’re good or not
as opposed to Jacob, who knew very little about human character – shown by all the crossed out names and his own final thoughts – provided to Benjamin via Miles – “right until you stabbed him – he was hoping he was wrong about you..”
In fact the only problem seemed to be that Nemesis(For most personal reasons)
wanted to leave and see the World – go home! which he wasn’t allowed to
(Either as Human child by his “Mother” or as the Black Smoke by Jacob – both of them for unknown reasons)
Had let’s say – Mother or John Locke become the Black Smoke
(someone who really didn’t want to leave, but protect the Island)
it would have been what Danielle initially had most of us believe
– the Ultimate Bad-Ass WatchDog
Now, whatever the Black Smoke was – or why it would mean the End of the World if it left
(when in fact – once again, the Light was still glowing)
– it didn’t seem to do any damage ON the Island – yet it had been around for a long time..
When the show started and progressed we were lead to believe that the Losties
were brought to the Island for a reason – we just didn’t know what it is – and wouldn’t for a long time…
Then we’re introduced to Jacob and Nemesis and it seems they’re playing a game
based on human character – one in which Jacob must prove Nemesis wrong – to win some
great victory and save the world..
the Losties seem to play a huge part in Jacobs plan
(Which obviously he started planning long ago – as evident by his touches – mainly Sawyer and Kate)as opposed to his first attempts(from what we know)when he just pulled people randomly
(the Black Rock) to the Island
We have no reason to believe he touched Richard prior to the Island and it seems obvious
Jacob had no initial plan for him.
However, the “Reason” takes yet another turn as it’s clear that the Losties presence is what
actually enables Nemesis’ “loophole” and thus the murder of Jacob
Still, even in the face of his demise Jacob seemed to have a plan(They’re coming…)
and after death he still lingers on
(How, btw – cursed..? and Why didn’t Mother stay around – and perhaps help the Losties, Isabella did..!)
Then the reason is for ONE of them – a Candidate – to take Jacobs place as Protector of the Island.
Whatever that truly means – when in fact Jacob has done nothing but put it in danger with all the people he keeps bringing there
(“Innocent” people who Jacob knows will most likely face a horrible death of sorts – how many “pleasant” deaths have we seen on Lost..?)
Further down the road we’re Told(by various people – among them Richard’s Isabella – who for unknown reasons were able to appear on a special Island where she’s never been – dead(body) or alive) that the reason they have to stop Nemesis from leaving.
We’re then presented with the “Source” the Heart of the Island – which is the big deal –
in other words Nemesis was right “It’s just an Island..” what makes it special is the Light –
without it(theoretically)the Island itself is “just a big peice of rock”
It’s the Light itself and its “veins”(pockets of energy around the Island) that makes it special
Now, when our final candidates have their sit-down with Jacob
he explains that he choose all of them NOT because they were special – but rather the
“opposite” they were like him(and I don’t think he was referring to his powers) – flawed.
In fact, Jacob himself didn’t even choose anyone – Jack stepped up
(though he was surely hoping so – he didn’t know Jack would – not that anyone of them would –
after all he’s put them through..)
And the reason they’re there is
for One of them to Replace Him,
Protect the Light
(From who btw, you can’t find it unless you know where it is – Nemesis – who knows the Island better than anyone – I even dare say Jacob – had been looking for it everywhere but couldn’t – no one just stumbles upon it, right..?)
and find a way to do what he himself couldn’t
– kill his brother – and when asked if that’s even possible he replies: “I hope so…”
(Yet, Jacob didn’t bother to mention Desmond – who he brought back – being the
last card – it was pure luck they found that one out)
So…in “The End” Jacob himself was looking for a loophole..
He didn’t seem to know very much of anything – Mother didn’t say much, there was no
“Greater Force” showing the path – only an “Enlightened” Jacob not having a clue of what
to do, other than –
“Shit, baby-brother will eventually get my ass – I should probably get someone else to figure out how to deal with him…and just to make sure it’ll be as difficult as
possible – I’ll make them go through Hell until the very last moment when I pass the torch and reveal to them – I hope you have a good idea, because even after all these years of “enlightenment” I’m still fu*ing clueless..”
Jack does “find” a way to finally kill Nemesis and dies after having done so and make Hurley the new protector of the Island
(Quite against his free will though – Hurley agrees because he feels he Doesn’t have a choice – and even though it might not(or could in fact)have been a good idea
– being that Jack was the “New Jacob” he probably could have choosen whoever he wanted – even Benjamin, Jacob and his Lists are history)
Anyway, Hurley together with Ben as advisor rules/protects the Island for an unknown time
until their death(Which I’m extremely curious about – I’m guessing Hurley became imortal/ageless – and could make Ben the same – so how did THOSE TWO finally die?)
The thing is – with Lost I think most of us have felt that we’ve been heading towards “the End”
Especially with Jacobs now so famous line:
“It only Ends once – everything in between is just progress…”
But we didn’t get an End…and as far as we can understand – there never was – not will/could there ever be…Since Hurley and Benjamin in fact died – I’m guessing the Light/Island is
still in danger and that Hurley had to make someone else protect it before he died –
And that he or she is protecting it during the FSW(Limbo/Purgatory)
So what was the Progress and End that Jacob was talking about..?
It just seems to go on and on and on – forever
“the light must never go out!” So what End was there then to fight for..?
(other than the individual ones off course)
So, what were Jacob and Nemesis actually talking about at the beach – was it all really
JUST a game to prove his brother wrong..? Did he really endanger the Light,
the Island and all that is good – totally against his Mothers wishes
(who he so loved and even “killed” for) just to prove he’s right – taunting the “Monster”
he himself created.
When all is said and done – Jacob should have never been the Protector
Here’s a tip of you want to protect something, keep it secret, hidden………..
STOP INVITING STRANGERS HOME!
I actually loved the conclusion/reunions for the characters
(though I can’t for the life of me understand how come Sayid ended up with Shannon and not Nadia – though one reason might be “Because I don’t deserve you…” – guilt for what he did for Nemesis – Desmond: “And what will you Tell her, about what you did you be with her..?”
However, I felt that he redeemed himself running off with the bomb..)
but in terms of the mythology the story – it was depressing..
Nemesis and Jacob who we thought both of them were wise, Godlike beings,
knowing all the secrets of the World – turned out to be “mere humans”
with somewhat special powers…
We never got anywhere near “the Beginning” and there was no “End”
We only got what seemed to be a small glimpse of an enormous History
And unless we somehow(via a Lost-Bibel or whatever)get to know more
– I feel cheated beyond words…