So who can blame smoke monster for tracking down Janney and piercing her heart with an arrow, just after she’s formally turned the tunnel of light over to Jacob? And then who can blame Jacob (who we’re starting to suspect is a bit “simple,” if you know what we mean) for feeding his brother to glowing maw? Who (other than a devoted Lostie) would have suspected that the fate worse than death that Janney warns Jacob would be the result of entering the tunnel would turn out to be an afterlife as a vengeful smoke monster? Hey, at least Jacob buries Janney and his brother’s bodies in a recognizable cave, where a brief flashback to Jack and Kate confirm that they are, in fact, the Adam and Eve skeletons the survivors discovered way back in the show’s first season.
Lost is finally starting answer questions — in fact, it’s answering a lot of them, and quickly. But the resolutions, from Jin, Sun, and Sayid’s death to the skeletons to the Jacob-and-Esau origin story are feeling rushed and overly simplistic. That said, here’s what’s really occupying our thoughts now: Is Jacob really good? Is the smoke monster actually evil? When the former is willing to forgive his seemingly paranoid, mass-murdering mother and commit all kinds of similar atrocities in the name of some obscure faith in a glowing tunnel that somehow represents all of human nature and dictates the fate of the world… this may just be our religious skepticism, but we may have to side with the dude who wants to get the fuck away from all that crazy.
How about you? It’s time to pick a side: Are you Team Jacob or Team Smoke Monster?