It’s either a curveball, or weak-ass writing.
Beware, I’m still talking about how crazy and untrustworthy Jacob is since I’m apparently not getting the point across very well in a previous post. You’ve been warned.
I guess pretty much everyone’s just fine with trusting Jacob. That’s fine, I’ll roll with it for a second……..
Just in case we can actually believe what the writers are showing us all the damn sudden (give me a break)….Jacob is the protector of the world. Jacob is literally protecting the ENTIRE planet from this MIB, a character that Jacob very possibly made that way in the first place, correct?
“It’s okay Ben, really. If you want to kill me, the protector of HUMANITY, go right ahead. I’m just very happy you’ve made a choice. Choices are just THAT awesome.”……That is essentially how we should invision Jacob’s death scene from here on out if you believe what we’re being shown….and that’s precisely why I’m raising the bullshit flag.
Maybe Jacob needed to die in order for his wishes to truly become reality. Maybe he really just wants someone else to take over his career as Planet Security Chief Officer. Whatever the case is, I was happy just the way things were with Jacob protecting us all. His death could have been prevented and it would have saved us all from having to watch a few rather boring episodes in the process.
Like you, I also believe jacob still has a plan. We’ve been shown that he does. But why has this man spent decades trying to find “replacements” when he simply could have said “Get out of my foot!” and in the process, save his own life and, ya know, the planet?
I know, I know….. I’ve driven this into the ground by now, I just can’t get over it. I guess I should get to my point. One of two things are going on here……
First scenario: What we are seeing is exactly how it plays out. Jacob is keeping the MIB on the island to prevent evil from spreading. He has spent decades getting a replacement for a death he knew was going to happen, yet couldn’t know because Ben could still make a choice to not kill him. Jacob literally allows Ben to murder him which causes the world’s safety to hang in the balance of a few Lostie’s choices, which in my eyes, is simply ridiculous. Plain and simple, it’s stupid. Disagree all you want, it’s a ridiculous road that is paved before us. This show used to be unbelievable, yet believable at the same time, and it was amazing because of it. But anymore, I’m laughing at what we’re expected to be invested in.
Scenario 2: (A MUCH better one mind you) The writers still have something big up their sleeves, and Jacob has a very uncool motive. I’m not even going to try to guess what he may be up to, but I’d be very happy with this show again if we find out Jacob’s not a good guy.
Go ahead and say it, “Get over it Chief! Your posts are mildly depressing and you need to stop writing this horseshit.” I’ll just tell you to stop reading it. But I appreciate you reading it at the same time.