They all replace Jacob now that he’s dead.
What better way to ensure your purpose survives. Instead of one replacement doing the whole job you’ve got six replacements, each with a bit of your touch,
They’re still in candidate status which is why MIB is getting off-island fast, but I’m guessing something will change that soon. Ricardo knows what to do.
I am finding this theory under the assumption that Jacob isn’t a complete moron. What MIB has done to him, he’ll do to the next one as he made clear. So He’s just gonna make it as hard as possible to do that one of two ways. Multiple people in line to take his spot, or he picks a group to take over. One that has lived together and made the right choices so they wouldn’t die alone.
File this in the general section. Discuss.