Tunisia; Day; Hospital Grounds (I guess): Locke examines a Canadian passport with his picture on it, and the name Jeremy Bentham, D.O.B. 15 Feb 48. Place of birth: New York, NY. Date of Issue: 12 Dec 07, and an expiry date ten years from then. He remarks on the name, so Widmore explains, "He was a British philosopher. Your parents had a sense of humor when they named you, so why can't I?" Is he giving Locke's mother and father too much credit? He hands Locke a wad of cash and an international phone, telling him, "If you need to reach me for anything, just press 2-3." He also gives him a folder containing the whereabouts of all the people who were on the island with Locke. He's been watching them because he's deeply invested in the island's future. He cautions Locke not to mention his (Widmore's) involvement, because he can only imagine how Ben has probably filled all their heads with lies about him. The wee Desmond sitting on my lap says, "Not to mention all the truths I've told them about the nasty blatherskite." I tell him, "Good point, Des," then pat him and put him atop my monitor, so I can look at his unique special snowflake beauty. Meanwhile, back on the TV, Locke wants to know how he should know that Widmore's not lying. Widmore says, "I haven't tried to kill you. Would you say the same for him?" A: Excellent point. B: How does he know about that? Locke too makes a salient point: "You sent a team of killers and a boatload of C4 to the island. That... doesn't exactly scream 'trust'." Widmore says that he had to remove Linus so that it could be Locke's time (to lead). "The island needs you, John. It has -- for a long time." Locke wants to know why he should be so special. Widmore simply says, "Because you are." Then a dark S.U.V. pulls onto the hospital grounds and Widmore says, "Your chariot has arrived."
Episode Report CardCindy McLennan: A+ | 2250 USERS: B
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