Ben and Locke finally arrive at Jacob's derelict cabin. Locke, the Unabomber wannabe that he is, finds it charming and immediately starts sizing it up for drapes. Ben instructs Locke to turn off his flashlight, because Jacob feels the same way about technology as Locke. So Jacob likes to obsessively play computer chess for hours until he wins and then blows up the computer so no one can beat his high score? What does that have to do with a flashlight? Locke turns off the light while Ben lights up a kerosene lantern. As her prepares to open the door, Ben turns to Locke and says, "Once I open this door, there is no turning back. Are you sure this is what you want?" Locke just stares at him in a perfect visual representation of the word "Duh." Ben stares for a second, says, "So be it," and turns to the cabin door. He knocks and announces to Jacob that it is him and he brought John Locke and they are coming in now. Ben opens the cabin door. Ben and Locke walk into the cabin. It is decorated exactly like a shooting gallery, complete with rocking chair, dog portrait, and old time-y mining gear perfect for aiming at and collecting oversized stuffed Spongebob Squarepants dolls with your winnings. Maybe that's why Alex said Locke would need a gun! Win her a teddy bear, Locke! Locke is steadily evaluating the room when he realizes that Ben is talking to an empty rocking chair. Ben is a total nut bar. Locke incredulously demands to know who Ben is talking to. Ben points at the chair and introduces Jacob. Locke can't help but point out that no one is there. Ben sneers, "You can't see him? He's sitting right here in this chair." He is interrupted by the rude voices in his head and responds, "Yes, I know, but he insisted." Locke is dumbfounded. Ben turns on Locke, "You said you wanted the secrets of this Island, well, this is the man who can answer every single... " He stops to respond to the voice that is accusing him of something, "You thought that was my choice?" Locke looks at Ben worriedly, like if he got any dumber he would have to water him. He finally stops staring and sputters, "You're crazy." Which is obviously an understatement. Locke is pretty darn aggravated, "You don't know anything about this Island!" His rant is interrupted by Ben pleading with "Jacob" to let him finish and to stop talking long enough so that he can hear what Locke has to say. Locke snaps, "Stop it! Are you putting on a show for me? Or do you really think there is someone there?" Ben replies, "I know there is someone there." Locke turns away in disgust, "You don't know anything."
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