Lost The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham S05E07 (ABC)

Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.

From the Lost Wikipedia entry.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

This is the episode that ties the return to the Island back together. All parts are now accounted for. This is the story of what happened to Locke after he pulled the wheel. Just like Ben, he wakes up years later in Tunisia. Widmore is waiting for him and he uses Abandon as Locke’s handler. Even though Locke can still walk, he can’t because he’s got a compound fracture of a leg. He tries to convince everyone, but no one will listen to him. He mentions to Jack that his father helped him. Jack freaks out, but that’s enough for him to want to return to the Island.

Ben manages to be on the flight as well. We learn that Locke didn’t die by his own hand. He tried to, but was talked down by Ben, who killed him after having found out what Alpert told Locke to do. Locke is back on the Island in a suit and he finds the Ben is there unconscious. I wonder what will happen between them now.

It was funny seeing Walt again. He’s been dreaming about John and his return to the Island. Locke hasn’t got the heart to tell him that his dad is dead. Walt mentions that Locke will be surrounded by people trying to kill him.

There are a few points that still aren’t clear. What happened to Aaron? We can surmise that Claire’s mom has got him back. What happened to Sun’s child? I find it strange that she was willing to leave her there. Who exactly came to see Hurley? He says that he was convinced by someone else.

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One of the passengers from flight 316 is looking for something. He’s the man that gave Jack his condolences for the death of his friend. He finds data on the Island. He’s at the Hydra Station. His name is Caesar. He finds a sawed-off shotgun and puts it in his bag quickly. The woman who had Sayid in custody walks in. Her name is Ilana. He denies that he found anything, but he put away something gin his bag. He gives her a flashlight. She says that they found someone. A man, south of here. He was wearing a suit. This is taking place when the losties returned to the Island. She says that they found someone looking at them. He is wearing a suit. It’s Locke. He’s alive again.

They’ve found some boats. The pilot and another woman left in one of them during the night. It’s the next morning and John would like to get a passenger list. He tells Ilana that he remembers dying.

We flash back to the moment when Locke pulled the wheel. He didn’t know that Sheppard was Jack’s dad. He wakes up in a desert in Tunisia. There are some CCTV cameras watching him. It’s strange, they are placed to watch the exact spot where John woke up. That night, some people arrive in a truck and pick him up. I think that one of them is Sayid, but I can’t be sure. They are wearing headscarves. Abadon, the lawyer, is watching Locke get treatment.

Widmore wakes him up in the middle of the night. He says that he is flying in a specialist to have his leg set straight. Widmore knows John. He met Locke when Widmore was at the Dharma Initiative camp. The camera in the desert was his. Widmore says that the place where John woke up is the exit. He says that he was their leader. They protected the Island. Widmore was exiled by Ben. He tells Locke that his friends have been back for three years. None of them spoke the truth about what happened. Widmore says that he will help John bring them back. Widmore tells him that there is a war coming. If Locke isn’t back on the Island, the wrong people will win it.

Widmore gives Locke his new passport. The name is Jeremy Bentham and he’s Canadian. He gives him intel on the people who left the Island. He also gives John money. Widmore has been watching the Losties. A Land Rover arrives. Abadon is driving. He says that he will protect Locke. He’s got a wheelchair ready for Locke.

Locke arrives in Santo Domingo. Sayid is there doing building a school. Sayid tells Locke that he isn’t going back. Locke travels to NY. Locke wants Abadon to look up Helen Norwood. He’s looking at Walt, who just left school. Walt sees him and comes to see Locke. Walt says that he has been dreams about Locke. He was in a suit on the Island. He was surrounded by people who wanted to hurt him.

While Ben argues with Abadon, he doesn’t notice Ben watching him. Locke goes to Santa Rosa, CA. He visits Hurley. Hurley has to confirm that Locke is real, but then doesn’t want to hear anything about going back to the Island. Hurley says that he shouldn’t trust Abadon. He came to see Hugo when he was first released. He was working for Oceanic Airlines at the time. Abadon was an orderly in the hospital that convinced John to go on walkabout, that’s what landed Locke on the Island. He helps people get to where they need to do their job. That’s what he does for Widmore.

In LA, Locke meets with Kate. She doesn’t want to leave either. Abadon hasn’t really tried to find Helen Norwood, but Locke makes him find her. She’s dead. When they leave the cemetery, someone shoots and kills Abandon. Locke tries to get away and has an accident. He wakes up in a hospital. Jack is there. He doesn’t want to hear what Locke has to say. Locke tells him that his father told him to move the Island. His name was Christian. Jack gets really upset and tells Locke to leave him alone. Back in his room, Locke writes a letter for Jack. He throws away the cell phone that Widmore gave him. He’s about to commit suicide when someone knocks at his door. It’s Ben. He breaks in and tells Locke to stop. Ben killed Abadon. Ben tells John that Jack booked a ticket.

John doesn’t want to go see Sun. He promised Jin that he wouldn’t bring her back. Ben is surprised to hear that Jin is still alive. He’s got his wedding ring. Ben talks Locke down from the table. John tells Ben about Eloise Hawking. Ben takes the cord and strangles Locke from behind. Ben then sets the stage like if John committed suicide. He only needed what Locke brought him, information and a way to convince everyone to come back.

In 2007, Locke tells Caesar that the symbol on the papers in the Hydra station belongs to the Dharma Initiative. Caesar says that he’s got a mystery too. He tells John that Hurley and a few others disappeared from the plane in midflight, right after the bright light. A few people got hurt. John asks to see them. He finds Ben laying there. He tells Caesar that this is the man who killed him

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