Ring around the rosies…
I cannot help but continuously wonder about the ring around Jacobs cabin.
It is something that seems to be of utmost importance to Brahm and Ilana.
When they arrive and see it is broken, it seems they know who they are looking for in the cabin is not going to be there…and they are correct.
I am not sure who actually breaks the ring…Locke picked some up when he and Ben visit, but it hardly seems enough to be what we see as “broken” in the finale.
Maybe its Hurley, when he is running away after seeing the “eye” of…someone in the window.
But regardless of who broke the circle, I think the greater importance is what the circle actually is.
Keep in mind tha we are on a timetravelling island, and I do NOT believe things are playing out exactly as we are seeing.
I believe there will still be some sort of time travel in the final season, maybe not Lost tradition time travel, but time travel non the less.
I believe it will set up how the ring gets around the cabin, and eventually how it is broken.
I think that after Jacob is killed, Hurley or Miles will speak with the deceased, and will recieve…instructions…possibly even organizing the instructions through the form of a LIST.
With the final steps of time travel on Lost ,I think we will learn that at some point (in time?) Jacob instructs one of them to gather the ashes from the fire pit inside of the statue, somehow lure one of MIBs forms into his cabin in a past(/future depending on the perspective) time period, and spread his ashes in a circle around the cabin to imprison his nemesis.
What happens from there….your guess is as good as mine. If it is Hurley who is involved in the process, it would be traditional Lost irony that he did indeed trip and break the circle of ash…although I doubt the simplicity of that reasoning.
I do believe we will learn that the circle is in fact the same ash in which Jacob was “creamated”, and that is the reaon that he is not very threatened by MIBs words at the beginning of the finale…because he knows that to stop him…he himself must die.
Just informed by another theorist they wrote an almost identical theory a few weeks back…
for further reading of theirs…see link…(sorry, missed it)