Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Brunswick - Shaw Direct
I laughed when the Man in Black took the white stone from the scale and threw it into the ocean, then when Sawyer asked he said it was an inside joke. I'm guessing the scale symbolized the balance of power between him and Jacob, and now that Jacob is dead the scale of power has tipped in MiB's favour.
Anybody else notice the names on the ceiling, the numbers that weren't scratched out were 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42, and each had the name of one person who was still alive on the island (I'm guessing that the scratched out ones were people who had been killed). They included Locke, Shepard, Reyes, Ford, Jarrah and Kwon. The Man in Black said he wasn't sure if Kwon meant Sun or Jin, but I'm guessing that it means Jin. Notice that Austin isn't on the list, so maybe only men can be the protector of the island. Locke, at 4 was next in line, and now Ford, at 8, is supposed to be the next protector. Also I didn't see the names Linus or Alpert anywhere, did anyone notice if their names were there.
It would look like the "numbers" are the people who are supposed to stop the Man in Black.