Ben's whole story does not make sense right now in light of the events at the temple. Dogen asks Hurley "when is Jacob getting here" (before Hurley told him Jacob died), which implies that Jacob's presence was expected at the temple. This implies that Dogen anticipates seeing Jacob, and has most likely seen him before. If we were just to come into the temple, Jacob would also be seen by Lennon, and the other temple dwellers (even Cindy and Zac and Emma).
So, I'm wondering how it is possible that Ben, the "leader" of the others for 10 plus years, has never seen Jacob, considering Dogen was expecting him to come to the temple. This leaves me with a few options:
1) Ben was the "political leader" of the others, but was not their "spiritual l…Read more >