Originally Posted by Lostdude2341
He wasnt in the pilot in any way shape or form...
Becareful with that line on this show.
I believe that Jacob is (or can take the shape of) the Hurley Bird on the show and they are one in the same. We see now how smokie gets around so quickly on the island...and "flight" is how Jacob gets around on the island and off the island
There are quite a few "tapings" to suggest the sound of the Hurley bird in the background....even sounds of the bird before the smoke monster appears.
So Jacob has been in/on the show from the very beginning.