Meet Samuel, Lost‘s Man In Black
If you thought that, at the very least, last night’s emotion-filled and thought-provoking Lost finale would finally reveal the name of the Man in Black — alias the Smoke Monster, alias the Security System, alias SLocke, alias Jacob’s sullen brother — well, you were wrong. His name never passed the lips of a character, not even in “Across the Sea,” which depicted his origin.
But he did have one: It’s the appropriately biblical Samuel (Hebrew for “name of God” or “God has heard”). In video from her Lost finale party, E! Online’s Kristin Dos Santos reports that although the name appears in the scripts, producers (obviously) decided against making it known to the audience.
She also reveals which Kwon was a candidate to replace Jacob and the purpose of the number 108 in the lighthouse.