Originally Posted by Guney
Yeah but how do you guys explain all that confused, scared, uncertain behavior that Locke demonstrated throughout the show in all those times when there was no one around to "persuade"? I mean the man was almost gonna hang himself. He didn't know who Henry Gale was, he had to go into the smoke tent to figure our stuff, he was yelling "what do you want me to do " to the hatch door (he had no idea what it was).. Was he just faking all that to persuade "the audience"??
I think there is no MIB. I think someone we know becomes him later on. It can be Locke, Desmond, Jack... I don't think there is just some exogenous "Bad Boss" that we can blame for everything. That would just be poor writing.
Johns behavior when no one is around could be "foreshadowing" and to me a very good reason for him to be "taken/given" John needed to be acknowledged, by anyone or anything.
Someone has to be the villian. And from day one I have said that Jacob was the bad guy, not an opinion that was very well accepted. I also think that if John is Smokie than he is not the only Smokie, another opinion not well accepted is that Richard is the bad Smokie.
Originally Posted by drshredder2003
John Locke is DEAD in the Island reality. Whatever happened, happened. He is not the bad guy because he's no longer around. MIB can look like many things, and at the show's present time, he looks like John Locke. I agree we are seeing John Locke for a reason - in terms of the story, MIB explained already how contemptuous he is of Locke and how convenient it was that his body was returned to the island. In terms of the production of the show, Terry O'Quinn is one of the best there is, and it gives him a great opportunity to shine.
Yes, it might be just a reason for TOQ to shine. WhatEver Happened could very well be the whole show. I always thought LOST was straightforward storytelling but so much fun to make our own twists and turns