Lost Follow the Leader S05E15 (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 Locke’s story and how he came to be with the Others. The Losties and the Others try to complete Faraday’s plan. They end up in the tunnels and try to get the bomb to the Swan station. Meanwhile, an all-knowing Locke takes control of the Others and wants to bring them to see Jacob.

Ilana asked Frank the following question:

What lies in the shadow of the statue?

Apparently, if you know the answer to this question, you can go to the Island. This is probably one of the most important things that has occurred in recent episodes. A guy named Bram asks this question to Miles. He doesn’t know the answer either. Initially, I thought that Bram was part of an Other group, but it’s apparent now that he is working with Ilana for another group’s interest. Plus, they both didn’t know who Ben was, so they aren’t Others. They aren’t Others and they want to find what lies in the shadow of the statue. Bram is also on the Island. They brought a large crate of guns and leave the beach for parts yet unknown.

There is one hypothesis that actually makes some sense. Ilana and Bram might be working for remnants of the Dharma Initiative. The Others killed the DI on the Island and took possession of the Barracks, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of the DI off-Island has been destroyed. With the Others and Ben doing their cold war against Widmore, it probably left a power vaccuum for the DI to refocus and to regroup.

There is something wrong about Locke, it’s hard to say exactly what it is. He seems to know a lot about things and events, much more than before. All of the Others say that when you are dead, you are dead. The Island can’t bring you back to life. However, this is what happened to Locke.

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Faraday died in the last episode. He was shot and killed by his mom in the 70s. Jack and Kate flee. They are stopped by Widmore and another guy on horses. Ellie reads what was written in Faraday’s journal. Ellie tells Charles that they aren’t from the Dharma Initiative. She wants them put in her tent. Ellie asks them questions about Faraday. She wants to know why Dan needed the bomb. She relates them the story of Faraday telling her to bury the bomb underground. Faraday told her he was her son. Jack tells her that there is way for all of this to be undone. By doing what is written in Faraday’s journal. A village was built over the bomb site. The DI village is located on top of it.

Widmore finds Faraday’s face very familiar. Ellie wants to bring them to the bomb. Richard tells Jack and Kate that Charles is actually Charles Widmore. When they arrive at the stream, Kate says that she can’t go any further. Jack tells her that she can t go back. Kate tries to leave and is threatened by an Other. Sayid arrives and shoots the man. He is killed. Sayid is told that they took Ben to the Others to save Ben. Kate is leaving to find the rest of her people in order to stop Jack. He might be killing everyone.

Jack, Richard, Ellie and Sayid plunge into the pool of water. There are underwater tunnels leading to some more tunnels leading to the bomb. They are in the underground temple or part of it at least. Richard says that they are in the tunnels. Jack tells Sayid that he trusts Ellie. She was the one who showed them how to return to the Island. They arrive in a large chamber. This chamber contains the bomb. Richard and Ellie haven’t mentioned how they move it around. Ellie shows them the bomb.

Meanwhile, Sawyer and Juliet are in chains. They are being questioned by Radzinsky. He wants to know where Kate has gone. They beat him up. Horace wants this stopped. Phil says that he can make LaFleur talk. He starts beating up Juliet. Someone comes up to Radzinsky and says that Austen, Sheppard and Reyes were last minute additions to the sub’s manifest. They want to talk with Hugo. Hugo packed up some stuff and meets up with Miles and Jin. They are leaving for the beach. Chang comes to see them. He wants to know if they are from the future. Reyes tries to dupe him unsuccessfully. Chang asks Miles if he is his son. Miles says yes. Chang wants to know if he should get his people off the Island. Miles says that Faraday has been right about everything so far. Chang says that he will evacuate the Island.

Chang comes to see the security staff. He says that they have to evacuate the Island. Radzinsky says tha the is in charge and they are going to drill no matter what. LaFleur says to put the women and the children on the sub. LaFleur tells Radzinsky that if they put them on the sub, he will tell them everything. Radzinsky wants him to draw him a map of where the hostiles are.

Miles, Jin and Reyes watch the DI leave the Island. Miles sees his father yelling at his mom to leave. They see Sawyer and Juliet arrive in handcuffs. They are being put on the sub. Sawyer says that they will buy Microsoft and be rich. Before getting on the sub, Sawyer looks at the Island and says good riddance. In the sub, Sawyer says that whenever they dock, they will be free. Kate is brought onto the sub as well, much to Sawyer and Juliet’s surprise. Things just got more complicated for those two. The sub leaves and submerges.

30 years later, Richard is making told by an Other that John arrived. He brought a pig. He tells Richard that they have an errand to run before nightfall. Jin and Ben arrive. John says that Ben helped him get back. Ben tells Sun that John is the leader now. Ben tells her that Richard is an advisor. He’s had that job for a very long time. She shows Richard a photo of the Losties in the DI camp in the 70s. Richard remembers them because he watched them all die.

John wants Ben to come with them. Richard wants to know where Locke went to. Locke says that after he’s shown him where he’s been, he wants Richard to take him to see Jacob. Locke wants to keep moving because they are almost near the plane. It’s Eko’s brother’s plane. He wants Richard to take a bullet out of the man who is coming out of the bush. He will also have to tell him that he has to bring everyone who left back to the Island. In order to do so, he will have to die. Locke is talking about himself. They see Locke coming out of the jungle. Both Ben and Richard are surprised.

Past-Locke sees Richard come up to him. Ben and Present-Locke watch the exchange. Ben says that his timing was impeccable. Locke says that the Island told him. Locke says that Ben has never seen Jacob. Present-Locke tells Richard that he did indeed die. They are going back to camp. This shit is pretty messed up right here. Back at camp, John wants to leave to see Jacob immediately. Locke wants to address the Others. He doesn’t say much, only that they’ve been accepting orders from Jacob for far too long without knowing who he exactly is. Therefore, they are all going to head to see Jacob right now. Richard thinks that John might be more trouble than he’s worth. Ben says that it’s why he tried to kill Locke. On the way, Ben tells Locke about Richard’s reservations. Locke says that they are going to see Jacob so that he can kill him. Ben is even more shocked.

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