Jacob's Cabin

Given the recent events of the episode Follow The Leader, particularly Locke's questioning of the existence of Jacob and Ben's relationshio to him, I thought it would be pertinent to re-visit that awesome scene when we first saw Jacob's Cabin back in The Man Behind The Curtain as part of my 'Finest Moments' series.

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I think this scene is right up there as one of Lost's highest peaks. I remember vividly my absolutely riveted attention during the scene, when we saw Ben yelling at what appeared to be an empty chair. I am sure you, like me, thought this was to be the revelatory moment where we, at the same time as Locke, realised that Ben was utterly delusional and insane and was taking orders from a man named Jacob a bit like Norman Bates taking demands from his mother in Psycho (a clear reference point, with the rocking chair).

Indeed, Locke's inference in Follow The Leader that Ben has never seen or heard Jacob causes us to re-watch this scene more closely with the perspective that it may very well be an elaborate stageplay from Ben to trick Locke. At this moment in time, that's unclear.

What isn't unclear is the crazinesss that ensued, with the smashing and banging and fire (the breaking lantern has some people convinced time shifts back and forth during this sequence) after that deep voice from the depths: "Help me." Not to mention the blink and you miss it shot of Jacob in his chair. Incidentally, the close-up of the eye in this scene is also supposed to be Jacob's eye - further proof that there really is someone existing in that cabin.

After all the build-up, this first excursion to the cabin and the introduction of Jacob lived up to the hype and never has an excursion to that wooden shack since been more dramatic. I've wanted to know more about this place from this scene on - maybe in the upcoming Season 5 finale I'll get some satisfaction. . .

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

sigh... dont you read spoilers, n00b?

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to explanations for that cabin, too. (And Jacob of course) I think Ben once upon a time could communicate with Jacob, but Jacob stopped?

Anonymous said...

watch the season finale now! update, analyze do your thing, please i need answers!!!!!!!!!!!

Acharaisthekey said...

I predict now AC will have problems with 2 specific answers we got from the FInale...I'm interested in his write up as well...

Anonymous said...

Oh please cant wait for your post! so much things on my mind!!

Anonymous said...

i started to feel like theres no point in trying to figure anything out anymore because after seeing the finale its as if the last four season just wasted my fucking time explaining about shit i didnt care about/ how unimportant anyone on the island besides jacob and the smoke monster. fuck the writers and producers for just changing shit and not tying up loose ends

AngeloComet said...

Well, I saw the finale last night. Trying to put aside my initial feelings of anger at the 'ending' there sure is a lot to go at. I'll be as quick as I can. . .

Tim said...

Amazing ending, very much looking forward to AC's thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed that some people are angry with that finale. We are back to where we were with the first series...........good vs evil..........black vs white.......though which is which will be discussed until Jan 2010.

I loved it!!!!

Acharaisthekey said...

I know. I thought the finale was spectacular! I figured though AC would have some initial anger towards a couple things...but seriously, I thought the finale was spectacular!!