Christian, ruler of the Island.
It seems like something’s missing in Lost these days. We’ve spent many weeks now waiting and watching two sides begin to form. We still don’t even know what the sides are truly forming for. Is the purpose really just to see who can become the new leaders of each side? Sounds rather anticlimactic. Once a candidate is crowned, what happens? More decades/centuries of drama on the island? I think there’s more to it than that. In fact, I think there’s more to the island than just two sides battling it out.
It’s been frustrating lately trying to pinpoint who Jacob and MIB really are. Dogen has brought to our attention that Jacob does extremely similar things to what MIB has done. They both lead people in certain directions and make deals with them in order to get ahead in this game/war, whatever the hell that even means anymore. These two seemed to have equal power before Jacob’s death, hence the scale in the cave. However, SOMEHOW there are still rules that MIB must abide by according to that young man we see running in the jungle.
Why would rules still matter at this point? Jacob’s dead. Doesn’t that alone tell us that someone of a “higher rank” is still watching over everything?
Yes, Jacob and MIB have been the biggest mysteries since the last episode of season 5. But let’s not forget that Christian was literally the first “disappearing ghost” to appear in this show only a few episodes into the first season. Whatever the writers decided to come up with in the past few years to end this show with, they have written Christian into the main mix from the get go. In other words, from the moment this show was created, there’s a good chance Christian was going to be in the final episodes all along, no matter what else was going to be written in all the years before the end. The main reason I think this to be true: We are nine episodes out from the finale and we still have no clue as to who or what Christian really is.
I’m obviously no longer thinking that Christian is either MIB or Jacob, or anyone else for that matter. We’ve been shown signs that he can act like either of the two. Christian can possibly travel using smoke much like MIB. Sun and Frank hear Smokie and see trees moving right before they encounter Christian in Dharmaville. Also, the “smoke” detector goes off in Jack’s hospital right before Jack sees his dad in the waiting area, which incidentally freaks Jack out and helps him consider going back to the island. Knowing all of this, Christian could very well be leaning on the darker side with MIB.
On the other hand, Christian says he can speak on Jacob’s behalf while in the cabin. He also appears to Michael right before the freighter explodes to basically let him know that he can go now. It was as if Christian knew all along that Jacob gave these losties that “gift of not being able to commit suicide” in order to fulfill their purpose on the the island. Maybe Christian was telling Jacob who to bring to the island in the first place……….Anyway, Christian obviously can’t lean on both sides of the spectrum at once here, so my idea is that MIB and Jacob have been played by Christian just like all the losties have been played by MIB and Jacob. There are many instances that include Christian over the years that I’m not going to get into for the sake of length and insane boringness.
To backtrack a bit, it’s interesting to think that Christian was possibly telling Jacob who to bring to the island all along. Christian encountered many of the losties before 815 crashed, and was the dad of at least two of them, so I would think it’s quite possible.
Jacob seemed so powerful and “all-knowing”. But if Jacob always had an “equal” adversary in MIB, he therefore wasn’t the one controlling everything on the island. Jacob was just doing his part, and he seemingly still is even after death.
I’m gonna stop here because I have no ideas about any motives or reasons for Christian is up to if he is in fact pulling the strings. “Recon” is also on tonight, so I hope the episode doesn’t immediately throw out the possibilty of any of this.
I understand there are many other things to consider with what I’ve said. Christian’s disappearing coffin being just one of them. I’m not in the mood to get into the specifics right now, but I’d love to see everyone else thoughts on all this.