Well i don't know what's going to happen but i sure hope Locke doesn't manage to kill Jacob.
In a show that has lost a lot of its mysticism since the first season ended, i think the idea of Jacob is one of the few things that keeps me drawn to the mythology part of the show. In a season that has become very science-y, I'd like to see them stick to the supernatural roots with this mystery.
I just hope they deal with it right, and they don't come up with some bullsh*t pseudo science explanation for it that completely devalues the mystery and the seasons preceding it..
Poor Darlton. Somehow they've got to tie in spooky ghosties stuff, pseudo-real scifi, mysticism, kick-butt action drama, and soap-opera pathos--AND do it all in a way that keeps everybody hanging on and satisfied by the time the end-game arrives. If they can do it I'll bow at their feet in total awe . (Doin pretty good so far, for me)
Depends on your perspective. A line of dust is used to keep out evil spirits. So is the perimeter protecting Jacob, or enslaving him?
Darlton has confirmed that the ring of ash that surrounds the cabin is keeping Jacob underfoot. Not sure if we're dealing with mystical qualities here, or if the composition of the ash keeps Jacob's disembodied form from regenerating.