The stones may represent either the number of candidates or something like a scoreboard to their 'game'. In the last episode Jacob scored the first(?) point. MIB scores black points by corrupting people, if there are no white ones left, he can leave the islandRead more >
MIB may have influenced people before the initial plane crash just like Jacob did. The reason for this is, I just rewatched season 5 a sayid centric episode (after namaste). Just after young sayid killed the chicken, he is touched by his father and then you hear the MIB chuckle sounds for a brief moment.
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Ilana who is obviously touched by Jacob (she knows most on the topic) and wants to kill Sayid off the islandRead more >