In the episode, "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham," Ilana has a discussion with FLocke (thought to be a resurrected John Locke at the time) and simply gives him a weird look when FLocke candidly insists that the last thing he remembers is ‘dying.’
My question is, if Jacob sent her to the island with a job to do of warning everyone what they’re up against (assuming that this was the purpose of their meeting in “The Incident,” and the reason for her recruiting Bram and Miles [again assumptions but Bram did ask Miles what lies in the shadow of the statue]) then why would she not have had her team circle FLocke with ash right then and there and do whatever it is they set out to do, before FLocke even had a CHANCE to kill/manipulate someone to kill Jacob?!
I’m not buying plot contrivance, because they could have just as easily had Ceaser or some random person have that same conversation with FLocke, instead of Ilana. The fact that she might not have known who or what the MIB looks like might not stick either, as FLocke outright admitted to dying to her, and I don’t know about you, but that would’ve certainly rang some bells for me if I’m hunting down some sort of smoke monster!
Sure, this isn’t really a big deal, and I’m a little hazy on at what point Ilana finds the metal crate with Locke’s body in it, but I was just curious if anyone had any insight on this trivial point… Anyway, I simply can’t get Lost off my mind as I’m looking forward to tonight, and who knows, maybe we’ll get a little more info on Ilana in the upcoming eps…