water and the smokie

i am watching the pilot episode rite now and something just accured to me. the whole thing with smokie and water was probably only thought up this last season. cause in the pilot the first time they encounter the smoke monster is when he kills the pilot. it was pouring rain out.  so i thought water is something that makes him not able to turn into smokie.  unless i was wrong in my thinking. any thoughts????

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