Brian-El, the "Iddiot from Krypton", offered the following line of thinking:
OK, follow me here:
--It is now very clear that the *real* leader of The Others is this person/thing called "Jacob".
--"Jacob" appears to have Godlike powers. Or at least The Others think he does. He is kind of a...super-doctor.
--"Jacob" would be analogous to "No. 1" in The Village.
--"No. 1" in The Village was, perhaps, revealed to be none other than The Prisoner himself.
--Lost opened with a closeup of Jack's eye opening after the crash.
--"Jack" can be a diminutive of "Jacob".
Do you see where I'm heading?
Like Mushrat would say on 'Deputy Dawg':
"It's pozz'ble; it's pozz'ble."