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MIB definitely recognizes the boy which means he is NOT Aaron. Why would he recognize a future version of Aaron? I just don't understand how seeing Aaron would startle Flocke the way it did. It seems to be a boy from MIB's past, either Jacob or somebody else MIB used to know.
MIB looked at the boy as if he were a ghost, not as if he were a flesh-and-blood, time-traveling, person... MIB is seeing visions just like everyone else on the island has seeen visions of the things that haunt them from their past.Read more >
The cave is a prison that either kept Jacob or MIB... or maybe both. One of the two ladders could have been rolled up or moved in order to keep a person in the cave. That's why there are all the writings scratched onto the roof, just like prisoners scratch writings onto the walls of their cells.Read more >
After last episode the common assumption was that the Smoke Monster/Flocke/MIB had been behind the infection of Sayid, Claire and other islanders. My theory is that the Man In Black caught the infection. What if he started out as a good guy and friend of Jacob but was infected and became evil?
After Flocke sees the visions of the boy it seems like there is a more powerful force on the island than the Smoke Monster. Maybe the Smoke Monster is not as powerful as he appears.Read more >
It just hit me that the cave with the names on the wall could be MIBs hang out and not Jacob's. As we have seen, Jacob dwelt in the foot of the statue. Why would he write all the names on a wall in a cave when he could write them on the wall in his home?
Maybe the cave is where MIB lived (when he was in human form). He is conning Sawyer to believe Jacob wrote his name on the wall when really it was MIB himself.
The counter-evidence to this theory would be Flocke throwing the stones. If it was his cave, then why would he react so negatively to his own belongings? My 2nd thought is that maybe MIB and Jacob wrote these names together or at least used to hang out in the cave together and plan out whatever it is they were planning (maybe whe…Read more >
When Flocke sees the ghost boy, he seems genuinely frightened. This encounter did not seem any different than the many other visions or ghosts or horses or Hurleybirds that people on the island have seen in past episodes. All this time we have been attributing these strange encounters to the smoke monster, but how can that be the case if the smoke monster himself has his own vision/encounter?
This makes me think that there is some other force on the island (or the island itself) that makes people see strange phenomenon, usually something that's haunting them from their past. Flocke seems to recognize this boy and is being haunted. He is not the one doing the haunting...so maybe it has not been the Smoke Monster all along. Maybe he is …Read more >