frezik wrote:Spoiler:I don't think the "evil" that Jacob was talking about the island containing was intended to reference MIB. His dieing words from last season ("they're coming") imply something yet unknown. However, "they" may not actually exist, as MIB asserted to Sawyer in the cave.
Since there has been a lack of forshadowing of what the nature of "them" might be, I'm inclined to agree that "they" don't exist.
Also, Jacob is being set up to be the guy we're supposed to support, and MIB is being shown to be manipulative and very violent to people who don't (obviously) deserve it e.g. the people who stayed at the temple. I don't think the producers will pull such a huge swicheroo of roles so late in the game.
Mind you they did change the others' from being violent baddies to more or less goodies.