Advertisements It's been speculated for a long time that Ben has faked his knowledge of Jacob and has been a "false" leader and this episode more or less confirmed it. Ben freaked when John could hear Jacob and subsequently shot him. Both Ben and Richard we're completely perplexed by the seemingly prescient Locke. This is the first time we've seen Richard really confused and he showed it throughout the episode. I know I'm not the only one loving the new all-knowing Locke and his lap dog Ben. Great scenes between them. The big shocker at the end with Locke wanting to kill Jacob. Could this be a mercy killing? All we know of Jacob is his saying "help me" to John. Does this mean he wants to die? I don't think John meant malice by saying he wants to kill Jacob, I think somehow Jacob wants to die, to be released and the new all-knowing Locke knows it. Released from what we don't know, next to nothing is known about Jacob. Apparently to most of the island inhabitants, too. I think we may get a bomb of an answer to the Jacob Question in the finale. Speaking of bombs, not so sure about where the hydrogen bomb line is going. I agree with previous posters in Lost threads that it would be an old Sci-Fi cliche if this all comes down to "changing the future". I really like the "what happened, happened" rules. I really hope there's a twist here we don't see coming.