Previously on Lost Ben stabs Jacob to death and then Faucke punts the corpse into the fire pit. Jack sees (some familiar) names and corresponding numbers on the lighthouse wheel, including an extra-bold 23 Shephard, and freaks out on Hurley. Jacob attempts a cute-off with Hurley, as he explains that he lured Hugo and Jack away from the Temple because, "Someone's coming there. Someone bad." Cue the Great Temple Smoke-Out and Desecration. Original Recipe Smokey kills everyone who isn't nailed down, claimed, chosen, a candidate, hiding in a pit, running for their lives, or previously murdered by Sayid. Speaking of... Ben tries to coax Sayid away from the Murky Mikvah (and the bodies of Lennon and Yoko) by telling him that there's still time, but the darkness in Sayid had grown such that he can only look all sleekly sick yet still somehow sexy, as he smirks, "Not for me." Ben backs away -- slowly at first -- and then high tails it out of the Murkey Mikvah Mezzanine to parts unknown. Now we're all caught up, and it's time for our latest installment in the very last season of Lost.
Aside: After we nuke ourselves to oblivion, nay -- after that -- after even Keith Richards and the cockroaches have fallen, Benjamin Linus will still be plugging along. He may have a thing or two to learn about telling the truth, but the man's survival instincts are...to die for.
Currently, in the Island Reality: Ben runs through the jungle, and after he falls flat on his face, he looks up to see a line of torches passing through brush. But it's not the wood elves leaving Middle Earth forever for the Grey Havens. It's Ilana, Frank, Sun, and Miles (who, henceforth, will be known as Ilana & Co, unless I get bored, and then elves it is).
Ben is on Ilana & Co. like white on rice. He startles them, so they surround him, and Ilana demands to know where Jarrah is. Ben, still panting, huffs, "I'm fine. Thank you." Ilana's in no mood for licking his sore ego, so she ignores his attitude and demands Sayid-intel. Ben says, "Considering that he just killed Dogen, I don't think he's going to be joining us." He adds that Sayid killed the interpreter, too. When Ilana asks if he's sure, Ben says, "He was standing over their dead bodies holding a bloody dagger, so yeah, I'm pretty sure." Remember that, 'cause Miles will.