Were these 66 minutes the best episode so far in a stunning season, or is that just the wine and the HSQ talking? "The Life And Death of Jeremy Bentham" tells us what happened to Locke once he left the island, who he saw, what he said and did, and how he died, and how he so doesn't stay that way. Oh and? It may take you all night to get your jaw back into the upright position. So buckle up and prepare for take-off... Craphole Island; Night: SaÃ¯d Taghmaoui's Caesar (Not!Sayid), who was sitting across from Hurley on Ajira flight 316 last week, is the first person we see. And no offense, Show, but who cares? Caesar's poking around a Dharma station -- it's too dark to tell which one. He finds a some maps, a chart that looks suspiciously like output from Mrs. Hawking's Foucault's Pendulum, and a shotgun which he quickly hides in his pack, then lies to Ilana (Zuleikha Robinson) that it's just a flashlight. Something tells me Caesar's going to be right at home, here. Ilana tells him they've found a man who wasn't on the plane. Sitting by a campfire on the beach, cloaked in a Dharma Initiative blanket, and looking enough like a Jedi that I laughed aloud, this mystery man reveals himself to be none other than John Locke. ALIVE!
The next morning he's standing in the surf looking out to sea when Ilana brings him the best mango he's ever had. Locke wants to know about the two pontoon boats resting on the sand. Ilana says there were three, but the pilot and a woman (Sun?) took off on one, as soon as they landed. She asks Locke why he's dressed so nicely, and he supposes the suit was going to serve as his burial garb, and that he remembers dying!
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