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Is Jacob’s brother dead?

Posted in ReThinking LOST, Some wonderings I don't really believe, Theories, Videos with tags , , on May 13, 2010 by Scott Copperman

Wow, what a tough question. My gut instinct is “yes.” We see MIB’s body, he’s supposedly “Adam” in the cave, and it would make sense to say/think that the MIB we’ve seen since the moment above was a new entity (Smokey) taking the form of Jacob’s brother the way he took Locke’s form.

However…. however… there are multiple reasons I’d have to say “no.” Among them, the way MIB describes himself… as someone who was human once, who had is humanity taken away by Jacob…. and the way “Mother” described the fate of those who into the cave as being worse than death.

So, at this moment, before we record this week’s ReThinking LOST, I’m thinking that the Smokey monster is an altered form of MIB. His soul? Mabye. His evil parts? I don’t think so. I think the “evil” people think they see is anger and frustration. But, I think that the smoke monster is the MIB changed (because he was special, because he was blessed by Mother or maybe cursed), and that it really is him. No longer human (so maybe you could say he’s dead), but still that same identity.

-Scott Copperman-

Some thoughts and theories (spoiler-free)

Posted in Observations, Some wonderings I don't really believe, Theories with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by Scott Copperman

I’m not sure that this is the route things will go, but here’e are some ideas I have about what MIGHT be going on in LOST.

  1. A body being “claimed” or “infected” is something like what Smith does to programs in the second movie of the Matrix trilogy. The idea would be that the smoke monster is a consciousness capable of embodying multiple forms at one one time. It is one theory that explains how both Christian Shephard and Claire could be in the cabin at the same time, and one that allows for Smokey to be attempting to take over Sayid’s body at the same time as he is in Locke’s.
  2. There are multiple entities on the island looking to claim new bodies. Are these disembodied spirits the whispers?  Are two of them Adam and Eve? In this theory, Christian Shephard and Claire have been claimed/possessed by different souls, possibly neither of them being the smoke monster.  Or, it’s possible that the smoke monster is a collective of consciousnesses. Each identity within the smoke monster collective is capable of posessing a body at some time.
  3. The vaccinations Claire was taking and the drugs she was given by Ethan could come back to play some role in her fate on the island.

Want to hear more ideas and theories or see these ideas fleshed out in more detail?  Be sure to check out the  ReThinking LOST podcast, available on itunes and at http://rethinkinglost.podbean.com .

-Scott Copperman-