LOST 5.07 Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham

This episode recaps what happened to John Locke aka Bentham after he turned the donkey wheel, got off the island, found the Oceanic 5 (w/o Sun), could not convince them to return, died trying, and returned from the dead to start again on the island.

Quick Summary:

Man and woman explore new station (on an island)
Someone not on the plane was found near the beach
We see a plane off the runway
It’s John Locke. He eats and speaks to the woman about his returning from the dead so to speak
There were three outrigger boats on the beach, now there is two because the pilot and another woman took one 

John wakes up in Tunisia with messed up leg wound
Is rescued and healed by Charles Widmore
Widmore wants him to return to the island
Widmore says he is the good guy who was kicked off the island by Ben 
Widmore sends Abbadon with John to find the O6
Widmore has a file to all their locations

John finds Sayid in Costa Rica?  But he won’t go back
John finds Hurley at Santa Rosa mental hospital.  But he won’t go back
John finds Kate at her house.  But she won’t go back
John finds Helen (his exGF) dead.  But someone does not want John to go back
So they shoot Abadon.  John escapes but crashes and ends up in Jack’s hospital
Jack says John is just a worn out old man.  And he won’t go back

John gives up trying.  He wants to die.  He tries to hang himself
But Ben saves the day, until he kills John himself
Ben makes it look like John hanged himself and says he will miss him 

On the island:
John talks to Ceasar who is looking at Dharma files
He goes to find the other O6 people he used to know thinking they arranged for him to be on the Ajira flight
Instead he looks at the wounded from the plane “crash” 
Lying there half dead is Ben
John tells Ceaser that is “the man who killed me” 

Quick thoughts:
Now we know why John is “special”. He could die and the island could still bring him back
Meaning the island wanted him to die first and then return to the island alive again 

John was not successful at all with getting the O6 back to the island, that was surprising to me
John died just like the newspaper clipping said – the apartment neighbors heard a noise from his apartment
– that was the struggle between Ben and John – he was later found hanged dead 

Ben is evil.  He let John live only to kill him when he mentioned Ms. Hawking
Both Kate and Jack were really cruel to John (that’s sad and disappointing) but consistent with how they left things on the island
I was sad to see that Helen was dead, I wonder if they could not get the actress back (Katy Segal was on that biker show)
Abadon died too, but we know what show he is busy working on – Fringe

Why would Ben save John only to kill him himself?  What does Ms. Hawking have to do with it?
Why did Cesar lie to that woman about stealing something from the Dharma station?
How did their plane crash in one piece and end up just sitting there in the jungle?
Where are Sun and Sayid?
It looks like they have written Abadon off the show, but how did he know to find Locke when he originally broke his back, why did he tell him to go on the walkabout?  Thought:  Could he have been on the Black Rock ship that crashed on the island in the 1800’s?
Why did Ben kill Abadon?  Was he going to kill Locke too, but missed?
Was Widmore or Ben telling the truth about returning to the island?  Is Widmore telling the truth about a war coming?  Is he really on the good side or is Ben?
Where was the new Dharma place they were at.  It looked a bit like the Arrow station where Patchy used to live, but that was much farther from the beach? See answer below in the comments.

3 Responses

  1. The plane landed on the small island near the hydra station near a shore. Ceasar is reading a file with the Hydra logo and there are zoological specimens on the desk. The three outriggers are similar to the one Karl lent to Jack and Kate to get back to the main island. Lapidus (and woman?) have taken one to get to the main island. The other two will probably be taken by Ceasar, et. al. to the losties (abandoned)camp. (about three years in the future) It explains the Ajira H20 bottle in the canoe and the chase of the losties with gunfire.

  2. Yes. I believe that’s it. And I think the woman who went with Lapidus is probably Sun. I wonder if they are the ones who were shooting at Sawyer and Juliet’s group from the outrigger in the previous episode. If so, I wonder if Juliet hit Lapidus or Sun because it seemed liked she shot and hit someone on the other outrigger.

    • I don’t believe it was Sun. I think the entire Oceanic 5 disappeared at the same time that flash happened on the plane. Remember back in season 3 when Sawyer and Kate were slaves making the runway. Ben must have made them all build this runway for this anticipated air plane arrival. Who else is better to land the plane them our favourite pilot.

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