Is Jacob really good?
Firstly, great episode, right? This writing on a cave ceiling thing is really interesting, but also sort of makes Jacob out to be a crazy man. I mean, why so sporadic and all over the ceiling? lol
I’m looking at all the things that have happened and I feel like I’m not totally sure Jacob is the good guy anymore, perhaps neither of them are good, but I can’t really see Jacob as totally good. Whatever his reasons for doing what he does, he does end up getting a whole lot of people killed, people which (as we’re seeing in the flashbacks) would have actually had nicer lives without Jacob’s influence.
Lets look at the actions of Jacob:
Brings people to the island, who mostly die.
All the people who didn’t make it when the plane crashed, the ones who did, and were later on killed? What can justify so much killing?
When someone gets off the island, they are haunted to come back(Michael, I dont think the MIB can leave the island)
He KILLS the entire dharma initiative.(via ben, richard, and his followers gassing the place)
So, what exactly has Jacob done that was good? I don’t see anything. And I bet that as we see more and more of our lostie’s lives without the island ruining them, we’ll see that the problems that they had won’t be as bad, that the island was causing these chains of events in order to get them there. Never mind who gets hurt.
So I ask you, from what we’ve actually seen of the actions of the island, has either side, MIB or Jacob, done whats best for the regular humans who just ended up there, seemingly because of jacob? I think not.
Maybe there’s a reason behind this, a much more important problem that needs to be solved, where all the death and destruction is worth it, but from where I’m sitting, neither side is very good at the moment, and the MIB/smoke has killed far less people(that we’ve seen die), and most of them were bad/violent people, like the team sent to kill Ben.