Did you actually watch the episode?LoopStationZebra wrote:Hmm. I'm not sure that the Man in Black is the Smoke Monster.
If the Man in Black is now Locke (or possessed his spirit or whatever), then why did Locke need Ben to 'summon' the smoke monster a few episodes back? Surely he could simply have turned into the Smoke Monster at any time and scared the bejeezus out of Ben? Why the elaborate plan? Why did they even have to go down into the temple? The Smoke Monster has shown that it can appear pretty much anywhere it wants throughout the island.
If MiB had turned in to the monster in front of Ben that would have left a pretty big hole in his plan - convince Ben that Locke is the leader, that Ben has to do everything Ben says and in turn get Ben to kill Jacob. Actually it would have fucked his plan royally.
Plus there is plenty of other stuff that supports MiB and Smokey being one and the same.