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This episode was all about Jacob, the Man in Black (MIB) and, it turns out, the woman that killed their real mother. This is what we learned on "Across the Sea."

- Jacob and MIB are twins born to a woman that arrived on the island via ship wreck and was then killed by the island's unnamed guardian (we'll call her Woman).

- MIB and Jacob are eventually told by Woman that she made it so they can never hurt each other, and - when they are 13 years old - she shows them a glowing body of water that she says contains all the good life force of man. It must be protected at all times because men always want more of it and this is a dangerous thing. One of the boys will end up as its protector.

- After receiving a visit from his dead, real mom - who shows him that her fellow shipwrecked passengers are still alive and "his" people and that his home is elsewhere - MIB is determined to get off the island. He leaves and goes to stay with these people, while Jacob stays behind with Woman, even after she admits she killed his real mom.

- The "rules" between Jacob and MIB date back to Woman tapping into the island's powers. Also, MIB makes up rules for a backgammon-type game Woman made for him and which is always plays with his brother.

- The frozen donkey wheel was constructed by MIB as one of his numerous attempts to get off the island. He and his people found pockets of electromagnetic energy and dug whenever this took place. They found the light emanating from underneath the island. When Woman learned of this, she knocked out Jacob and burned down his village, killing all his people.

- MIB was turned into Smokey when Jacob, distraught over his brother committing matricide following the incident above, threw him into the golden water, which Woman had warned him was "much worse" than dying.

- The Adam and Eve corpses Jack and Kate found early in season one are the original remains of MIB and Woman, left lying in their old cave home by Jacob, who also included a black and white piece from the game the siblings played together.

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O.k.... what the heck is going on. How could MIB be still using his body after Jacob found it and put it in the cave with his mom. After Richard arrived in the Black Rock, MIB was using his body to release him from his chains, to talk to Jacob on the log, etc... Did he keep returning the body to the cave after he was done with it?


This episode seemed to be showing that there are no "answers", there are choices, beliefs, roles to play, etc. Perhaps the Jacob/guardian of island role is similar to a priest who takes the role on faith but has no more knowledge than anyone else as to truth. The powers are in Mother Earth, the water cave. Maybe every shipwreck that brings people do not happen by chance but were made to happen to bring people to the island. The protector can't die until stabbed in the heart and they must find a successor who has to be a believer, which MIB wasn't. Lastly, could Mother have killed all the others by herself or was she Smoke Monster until she died and MIB took over as smoke monster?


I didn´t like this capt. I´ve been waiting for more answers. And now I have more questions. It´s a joke. The must be smiling about us. I think Damon and the writers and so, don´t know to answer anything.
The show was very very good, some characters like Ben were wonderful and now Ben is a poor character, like Richard, for example. Everybody is dying and the final is coming... but the final will be more questions and crying for this full six years. Please... I want a really wonderful end, please, please, please


There's obviously some end all answer to what the island is and what exactly is its purpose. Mother, we are led to belive, has been there for quite some time and comes across as someone who was definately an arrival who was given a specific set of instructions on what the island is and how to protect it. Whether the creators will allow us that answer is unknown, and I'm beginning to guess that answer is no. While each new character revealed in the island mythos seems to have just a tad more information than the one before we are still left with just as many questions. It was interesting to find that Jacob and MIB are nothing more than just ordinary people thrust into an unordinary experience, both with questions. Jacob, however seems to have learned to just accept the situation while MIB is curious to a fault as to the whys and hows of the island and obsessed with being stuck in a bottle he cant get out of. I find it almost amusing that we've been led to believe over 6 years that Jacob was the end-all of information for the island, but in one hour we find out just how totally wrong that idea is. The last couple weeks should be interesting to watch.

Lost Season 6 Episode 14 Quotes

Every question I answer will simply lead to another question.


MIB: So, do you want to play or don't you, Jacob?
Jacob: Yes. I want to play.