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'Lost' Answer - How and Why Jacob Left the Island

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Jacob visits Sun and Jin

Jacob visits Sun and Jin

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The question is: How and why did Jacob visit the Losties before the crash of Flight 815?
  • Jacob used the lighthouse mirrors to watch the world. He picked his candidates during different points in their lives and left the island via boat, to go check on them in person and give them his touch.
  • After Man in Black told "Mother" how he built the wheel to harness the light and leave the island, "Mother" told Jacob. Jacob then used the wheel to leave the island. The reason Jacob visited the Losties was because he knew they were the final candidates, and he wanted to give them the touch so that they couldn’t kill themselves or kill each other.
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