Mom’s split of the protector role must be continued
Just a random theory that won’t die in my head: When Eve/Mom “protected” Jacob & MIB by making it so they can’t harm one another, she also made both of them the protectors of the island, protectors of the Well of Light. It’s a dual role, requiring the two of them – one is the free will protector and the other does not trust free will and wants a completely deterministic world without free acting humans mucking things up. This was a question that troubled Mom to no end, driving her “crazy”. So, she made two protectors, each able to focus their energies to different viewpoints of existence: free will and deterministic. Yeah, so far this theory is a big “so what”… but my theory leads to a possible end of the show where both Jack and Sawyer are left on the island, completely returning to the previous roles of Jabob and MIB: Jack is happy staying on the island, and Sawyer will do ANYTHING to get off. …AND just for fun, the final moments of the show have Kate falling into the well and becoming… the Mom from “Across the Sea”.