'Lost' Recap: Ben Digs Himself Out of His Own Grave (Page 2/2)
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
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Ben and the Ajira Gang

After the Temple massacre, Ben meets up with Ilana, Lapidus, Sun and Miles.  Ilana gives Miles the bag of Jacob's ashes to find out how he really died and Miles uses his gift to reveal that Ben did it.  Jacob was like a father to Ilana, which is very bad news for Ben.

The group heads to the beach camp where Ben tries to talk his way out of a bad situation, but instead, Ilana ties him to a tree and orders him to dig his own grave.  Ben tries to bribe Miles to save him, but as Miles points out, the dead Nikki and Paulo are "a couple of jabronies with eight million dollars worth of diamonds on their chests," so he doesn't need Ben's pathetic bribery attempt.  As always, this scene is proof that Lost needs more Miles. 

Flocke visits Ben to let him know that if he comes with him, Flocke will leave Ben in charge of the Island, because someone has to stay behind.  The offer sounds good, so Ben runs, grabs a gun Flocke hid and points it at Ilana.  Then he wants to explain why he killed Jacob, going on abut watching Alex die in front of him because he chose the Island and Jacob over her and how Jacob gave him nothing in return.

The scene is an instant classic, and Michael Emerson may have just won his second Emmy.  This was one amazing scene and he was better than ever throughout the whole episode.

In the end, Ilana accepts Ben's answer and invites him back to the camp.  He returns to help when Jack, Hurley and Richard show up for a big reunion.  It's your standard slo-mo running and hugging montage, but we get a quick glimpse of Miles holding one of Nikki and Paulo's diamonds, which may or may not prove important later on.

The Submarine

At this point there's less than a minute left in the episode and anyone who watched the opening credits is probably wondering if they missed Alan Dale's guest appearance as Charles Widmore.

You didn't, because during the reunion, a periscope pops up from the water.  It belongs to a submarine and Widmore is inside it.  I really hope I'm not the only one who laughed at the sight of the periscope, because it was one of the most ridiculous things Lost has ever done.  It felt more like an ending that a Lost parody would do.

Next week on Lost: It's back to Sawyer for an episode back at Flocke's camp.


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