About that Smoke Monster/Man in Black/UnLocke…. whatever it is.
We’ve seen that Smoke Monster for six seasons now. The only thing we’ve seen stop it was that sonic fence. All that did was stop it from getting into the Dharma compound. It certainly didn’t do enough to kill it.
So, how in the heck do you kill someone/something like that? Everyone who’s shot at him have ended up being picked up, slammed against the wall and killed.
You know what? I think I figured it out, and we’ve seen the answer repeatedly over the whole season.
The secret weapon is Jacob’s ashes.
Think about it… what do you think would happen if a big plume of black smoke came barreling down on Hurley and he tossed Jacob’s ashes right into the middle of it? I’m guessing that it would turn into a HUGE problem for the Man in Black, and would very likely kill him.
What do you think? Off base? Right on? Have any better ideas? Let’s hear ‘em in the comment section!
edit: After reading the comments, I should point out that I’m talking about the ashes of Jacob that Ilana gathered after Jacob’s death, not the ashes that were used by Dogen or the ashes that were around the cabin.