*Ben wonders why Jacob didn’t put up a fight when he was attacked and killed. BadLocke says Jacob must have known he was defeated. The writers of LOST have often made it obvious they are big Star Wars fans. This seemingly easy victory is a lot like Obi Wan’s “death” in Star Wars.
*Now that we know that BadLocke is the Smoke Monster, it makes me wonder if the Smoke Monster has interacted with the characters in human form before—possibly Christian?
*The flash-sideways at first seems to simply be a rendition of their lives if they had never crashed, but it can’t be just that. With Desmond on board the plane, this can’t be an accurate extrapolation. His sudden absence also makes this more than just a straightforward “what if they had never crashed” scenario.