LOST Season 5 Finale – The Incident

BIG Spoilers ahead

Wow! What an episode, huh? After years of hearing about Jacob and seeing nothing of him at all, in the finale, he’s all over the place! He met with everyone that was left, except Miles. It appears he was even the one that brought Locke back, after he’s fall from the building.

I’m not going to recap the show, but I will point out some things.

The Statue

First, that statue – That was of Anubis, the Egyptian go who protected the dead and brings them to the afterlife, also considered the gatekeeper and ruler of the underworld.

Jacob and His Nemesis

Jacob was wearing a white shirt, the other person was wearing a black shirt. (The personification of Good and Evil?)

By now, I think it’s clear to everyone that the guy at the beginning who was looking for a “loophole”, was disguised at Locke. Locke was indeed dead, and possibly very much like Christian Shepard – although I must admit it was NOTHING like what what we’ve been lead to believe all this time. Since this entity can shape shift, I think it’s likely that the person Ben saw after being scanned by the smoke monster wasn’t Alex – it was that same entity.

Now, that brings up a good question – When has this entity been around, and when was it really the spirit of the dead we’ve been seeing?

In other words, was Charlie really Charlie when Hurley saw him after they came back to the island?
In Charlie’s case, I think it was, for the simple reason that Jacob wasn’t surprised or concerned when he heard Hurley talk about these visits.

Now, Christian is a completely different story. I think the Christian Shepard we’ve been seeing from time to time is indeed the spirit of Jack’s dad – almost all the time. The one incident that leads me to believe it wasn’t really him was the scene where Locke went to go see Jacob, and found Christian and Claire instead. I’m pretty sure that was Jacob’s nemesis. I think it’s probable that the whole scene at the cabin where Locke met “Jacob” and he said “help me” was staged too… it was probably Jacob’s nemesis.

The Cabin

What about that cabin, and the ash circle? Was it keeping Jacob in, or the other guy Jacob was talking to at the beginning? What was it that Ilana was looking for? How did she know to look there?

That Book Jacob Was Holding

That book was called Everything That Rises Must Converge

Bernard and Rose

We FINALLY found out what happened to them, and I think I liked where they ended up. Glad the writer’s finally told us where they’ve been all this time.


Ben, Ben, Ben…. Hoo boy, you made a pretty big mistake… wonder how he’s going to react when he realizes what he’s just REALLY done? And why didn’t he pause for a minute to realize there was a bit more going between “Locke” and Jacob?


I was sad to see her go. What a way to go at the end though!


With Jacob dead, if he indeed can die, the destiny of the Oceanic folks seems to be to battle whatever entity is now free to take over now. What’s going to happen next?

Well, there are two possibilities –

1) If Jack and Faraday were right about the H-Bomb reseting the timeline, then the whole incident of Ben stabbing Jacob will never take place. But if that happened, then what next? Where could they possibly take the story from here?

2) If it didn’t reset the timeline, will the island transport them to 2004 to do battle with Jacob’s nemesis?

I think #2 is much more likely.

That’s it for now. Hope you liked the finale as much as I did. Please post your thoughts in the comment section.

I’ll add new posts and theories while we wait for the premiere of Season 6 in 2010!

12 thoughts on “LOST Season 5 Finale – The Incident”

  1. According to some folks at the somethingawful forums:
    What lies in the shadow of the statue?
    He who shall save us all.

  2. It IS Sobek! And yes it did have a crocodile head.

    And Bernard and Rose = Adam & Eve – the two skeletons, which were found in the cave they first time found water in. (The two skeletons which had some white/black stones).

    Which leaves me to believe, they aren’t going to be travelling in time again (atleast Bernard and Rose – since they will die, due to age, 20ish years from now, decade and become skeletons to be found, when the plane crashes 30 years from now.)

    I got it aaaaaall figured out =).

  3. The statue is actually that of a hippo and she is holding an ankh. If you look up the godess Tenekret, you will see an exact statue of the one found on the island. Jacob is not dead, you cannot have good without evil. The detenation of the bomb, has now set the island forward to 2004. The final battle will be vindication for all of the lost souls and the fulfillment of the quote that Jacob said at the beginning of the episode to the mysterious man in black when they were staring out at the boat.

  4. Yeah, Smokey is the nemesis. He scanned Locke early in the show, and then he reformed as Alex and told Ben to do whatever Locke said. That was all the nemesis.

    Wow…what a show.

    Oh, and that ship at the beginning? I bet it was the Black Rock.

  5. Great calls on the statues. I’ll have to go back and watch.

    And yep, that has to be the Black Rock. Wonder why Jacob called it there? New recruits for “The Others”?

  6. Oh…and another item came up in discussion this morning with a buddy of mine is that Jacob’s cabin…is actually Rose and Bernard’s. We never saw the inside of theirs, but it is the only other cabin we’ve ever seen on the island, it’s the right size, it’s in the jungle..and Jacob’s cabin had a picture of a dog…and they have Vincent…sooooo….

    Wonder what that means….

  7. Another question…presuming that IS the Black Rock…how does it go from where it is in the water (now that we’ve seen it) to being in the middle of the forest on the island? Maybe…through whatever forces moved it (I doubt they would move the island a mere couple miles, so there goes that theory about how the ship came to be where it is) likely caused the destruction of the Anubis statue.

  8. Sobek was the god associated with fertility and childbirth…methinks someone on the island ticked him off at some point, leading to the pregnancy issues.

    Where was Jacob in the scene with young Juliet? I missed him.

    I’m willing to bet the final season will begin on flight 815…

    At this point, I’m willing to just go along for the ride, my brain hurts!

  9. That was the Black Rock, and my guess is that judging from Jacob’s conversation with Titus (I’ll use his frist name until the character is given one) that there was an incident with them as well. Maybe *they* moved the island and every subsequent group od unsuspecting travelers that are lured there end up moving the island…

    I do have one question, what did Richard say when he gave access to Ben and Locke at the foot of the statue? Why did he not enter with them when they were to see Jacob? (Okay, I have 2 questions and the urge to break into a Monty Python skit…)

  10. @tropichunt.com guy™

    I am with you the so called jacob’s cabin is actually the Rose and Bernard’s.

    If you look at last episode s05e16e17 th Bernard’s cabin is near a tree identical to the jacob’s cabin (both cabins appear in the same episode).

    Remember when Ben enter in the cabin and a person appeared in the chair saying: Help me!

    IT’S bernard! Look at the bernard’s nose , hair and bear.. it’s him somehow trapped in the cabin!!

    Look here for the face of the man that appears in the cabin: http://www.endtimeprophecy.net/jacob/jacob.html


  11. – @ Vador: No that doesn’t look like Bernard at all.

    – Jacob’s nemesis is Esau. He is mentioned in the bible as being Jacob’s twin brother. Jacob is loved by god and the bible shows on many occasions that the two brothers were exact opposites (the black/white and good/evil theme has been present since the first few episodes of Lost). The theme of twins is also present in the book “Bad Twin” by the fictional Gary Troup who was one of the first 815 survivors to die on the island.

    – I’m sure that the Hydrogen Bomb explosion changed the time-line. We won’t know how until next season.

    -if Juliette died then so did Kate, Jack, Sawyer, Miles and Hurley. Yes they did die, but since their death changed the timeline then that means that flight 815 might not crash and so they won’t ever be in the past again…so they won’t die in the explosion…the explosion will never happen…or something like that.

    – I think that Esau and the black smoke monster are the same entity. For some reason he can only take the form of dead people (like The First Evil in Buffy the vampire slayer) and he has been appearing to people on the island to manipulate them in doing his will (like when dead-Alex told Ben to do what Locke told him to). I also think that Jacob is able to take the form of dead people. Also, I suspect that Jacob is able to leave the island whenever he wants while Esau is somehow trapped on the Island.

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