Does anyone remember the final episode of last season’s finale? Yeah, it was the Jacob flashback. The first time we got to see Jacob and the first time we even knew of the Man in Black’s existence. When the two brothers (as we are now certain of) sat on the beach they had this conversation:
Man in Black: They come, they fight, they destroy, they corrupt. It always ends the same.
Jacob: It can only end once. Everything before that is progress.
If you go back and read my recap you will see that I responded to this conversation with, “I have NO idea what that means, but wasn’t it ominous? It is destined to be the most dissected conversation in Lost history.” I’m not sure if that’s true, but I did know those words would come back to haunt us. And now we see where they came from…(enter creepy Psycho Norman Bates Hotel music here)
JACOB and the MAN IN BLACK’s MOTHER!!
Whew, we just better get straight to the recap because this is some crazy stuff…