Lost 3.20 The Man Behind the Curtain — Recaps
All right, just two more things from this episode, than its on to 3.21 Greatest Hits next week.
Funny to see what people had to say about Jacob before we had any idea who he was.
Excerpt: there are two points from the Book of Judges that are worth noting: The Benjamite warriors fought left-handed, and a Shekinah resided in the Benjamite land. Ben Linus isn’t left-handed (he shot right-handed), but the term is used as a metonym for keeping an opponent off-balance — and we’ve already seen how the Others deal with the Lostaways, constantly keeping them off-balance (“We’re the good guys, Jack”). A Shekinah is basically a dwelling for god. We know that Jacob seems to have god-like powers; according to Ben, Jacob’s the cancer-healer, and even helped Rachel. Jacob’s shack may be a kind of debased Shekinah for a god-like figure — a shackinah. But if so, this is a haunted holy house, a mirror-twin of what it should be. The horror of Jacob is that if he is somehow god-like, this god is imprisoned by a ravenous wolf and needs help.