Why does MIB want to leave?
I have been utterly confused ever since Season 6 has been hinting at MIB’s desire to “go home”. In Season 5, the MIB-Jacob scene on the beach clearly shows MIB’s disagreement with Jacob that mankind shouldn’t be brought to the island, because “they corrupt, destroy..it all ends the same.” This led me to believe MIB is kind of like the protector of the island; that it’s better off only MIB and Jacob be the only intelligent beings allowed to exist on the island. MIB wants to kill Jacob because that would mean no more people would be coming to the island because Jacob was the one bringing them to the island.
Now in Season 6, MIB wants to “go home.” This could be on the island, namely the temple; or it could be somewhere off the island. But after MIB’s conversation with Sawyer, it’s looking like he shares the same desire as Sawyer that he wants to leave the island. Not only that, it looks like MIB needs Sawyer, a human being, to help him leave.
This seems to be the complete opposite of MIB’s original Season 5 original intent.
Season 5 MIB: Keep mankind off the island in order to live in peace and avoid mankind’s corruption
Season 6 MIB: Recruit human beings to help me leave the island.
Does anybody else share this confusion? Any thoughts?