Ok, so based on last night's episode of LOST, it seems as if The Island is some kind of prison that keeps the evil inside. And Jacob is some kind of guardian that won't let this evil go out... Or at least that's my angle. So, why is he bringing the people on the island? Is he attempting to prove to the "evil" that people are good and therefore defeating him, while the evil tries to corrupt everyone, in order to win it's freedom?
But, if that's the case, then why did he instruct Richard to "corrupt" Ben and have him kill the Dharma initiative and take over? Was Dharma in fact a product of the evil's work designed to destroy the island and therefore set it free?
Also, how is Charles Whitmore involved in all this? Somehow, he knew when the plane disappeared that it was in fact summoned to the island (otherwise why would he stage the crashing of the plane?). If he even aware of Jacob?
Oh, so many questions... and just 7 episodes left.
Anybody has any theories?