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LTG: B | 1 USERS: A+
Is That A Baton In Your Pocket?

Ben gets out of a taxi in London. Ol' Bugeye's looking pretty dapper. He enters a posh building where a liveried doorman type asks him what he wants. Ben tells him that he's there to visit Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick in 4-E. The doorman is surprised, since it's so late, but Ben tells him that they're expecting him but that the doorman should feel free to call up if he wants to check. While he's taking, Ben is fingering his expandable baton behind his back. (Once again, I'm going to ignore the obvious sex joke.) The doorman spares himself a beating by letting Ben head upstairs. Once in the elevator, Ben pulls a key out of his pocket and uses it to send the elevator to the penthouse floor.

We see Ben enter a darkened bedroom that's about twice as large as my apartment. He calmly says, "Wake up, Charles." And we see that Widmore is sleeping in the bed. He's a cooler man than I am -- if I woke up and saw Bugeye standing over me, I'd jump right out of my skin. But Widmore just tells him that he's been expecting Ben to show up. They trade some small talk -- Ben coyly lets Widmore know that he was in Iraq when Ishmael was killed, and then mocks him for sleeping with a bottle of scotch by his bed. Widmore wonders if Ben is there to kill him. Ben: "We both know I can't do that." Because Widmore's immortal? Because the island won't allow Ben to kill? Or because it would violate his finely developed moral code? Widmore asks why Ben is there. Ben: "I'm here, Charles, because you murdered my daughter." Widmore: "Don't stand there and stare at me with those horrible eyes of yours." Heh. Oh, wait -- he thinks that Ben is the one who got her killed. Personally, I think Keamy was the one who did it. Widmore accuses Ben of creeping around like a rat. I think ferret is the word he's looking for. Widmore thinks it takes balls for Ben to act the victim, since he's the one who started all of this by stealing Widmore's island from him. He asks again why Ben is there. Ben: "I'm here, Charles, to tell you I'm going to kill your daughter. Penelope, is it?" Widmore thinks that Ben will never find Penny. Ben returns the favor, telling Widmore that he'll never find the island. But...didn't he already find it? I swear, there's some time travel shit going on here, and it gives me a headache. I wish Captain Janeway was here to explain it. Ben walks out of the room, but not before telling Widmore, "Sleep tight, Charles." Credits.

LTG is a pension and benefits lawyer in Washington, D.C., which explains why he's so bitter and mean. You can reach him at ltg.jon@gmail.com.

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