The story began in the past, when a pregnant Claudia washes ashore and is befriended by a mysterious woman. The woman claims that she is alone and that she too arrived "by accident." Eventually, she delivers Claudia's twin sons, the first named Jacob and the second remained nameless. When Claudia asked to see her second son, the woman killed her with a rock.It's not just the names that are similar, so is the story. The biblical story of Jacob and Esau mirrored last night's story of Jacob and the Man in Black. In Genesis, God told Rebekah that two nations are within her and the older will serve the younger. As the boys grew older, Esau became a skilled hunter and Jacob was quieter, preferring to stay close to home. Last night's episode mirrored this story, as Jacob liked staying close to home to be with Mother while the Man in Black wanted to hunt and leave the island.
Adam and Eve: The mystery from season one was finally solved, as we now know who the island's Adam and Eve are. If you flashback to the beginning of the series, you will remember that Jack and Kate found skeletons in a cave, which Locke then dubbed "our very own Adam and Eve." Well, mystery solved: Adam and Eve = Man in Black and Mother.