Figured it was time to post my thoughts on the Lost finale. If you haven’t see it yet, there will be spoilers so I suggest you leave first.
The opening scene is with Jacob (white shirt eating the fish & who gets killed in the end) and the man in black (who I will refer to as Esau). It’s obvious that they are trying to make these 2 people into a God & Devil type figures with Jacob as God and Esau as devil.
My hunch is this: Jacob is actually the Devil figure. Here is how I get there:
In the opening scene Esau tells Jacob that he really wants to kill him and that he just needs to find a loophole. In classical Christian thinking Christ (God) defeats death (Satan) through a “loophole” (choosing no sin).
Using this logic it makes sense to Jacob to foster all of the negative things to bring people to the island (let’s Kate get away with stealing, enables Sawyer to write the letter which fuels his rage, extends Locke’s crappy life into an even more crappy life, etc)
Other tidbits: The bomb doesn’t mean anything. Sawyer was right: “What’s done is done”. Anything that they did already happened, they just didn’t realize it. Richard said he watched the people die so I imagine that the LOST people go to the Ben attack. It would be interesting to see if during the scene in which Locke was in the mass grave, there was a LaFleur body.
I also think Richard is the captain of the Black Rock (Ship that was in the opening scene)
Overall, an awesome episode and season!