Lost: Season 4, Episode 9

The Shape of Things to Come (24 Apr. 2008)

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The team from the ship attacks Locke's camp looking for Ben, with Alex as a hostage. Meanwhile, the doctor from the ship washes up on shore at Jack's camp, and Daniel Faraday provides some distressing news to Jack.

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Bernard finds the body of a man on the beach and Daniel identifies that he is the doctor of their ship. Meanwhile, Alex is captured and forced to shutdown the defense system of the housing compound, releasing a warning code. Ben organizes the defense of house and when Alex is executed by her captors, he releases the smoke monster to destroy the enemies. Meanwhile, in the future, Ben escapes from Tunisia to Iraq where he helps Sayid in the funeral of his wife Nadia; later Ben has an unexpected meeting with Charles Widmore in his suite late night in London. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

The final scene set in London, England, was actually shot in England. Alan Dale could not travel to Hawaii to film the scene due to acting commitments pertaining to his West End role in Monty Python's "Spamalot" production, so the crew came to London, as the scene was deemed too important to be cut. This is the only scene in the entire 6 seasons to have been shot outside Hawaii. See more »

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In the desert when Ben killed the 2 men, the AK-47 he used was clearly in the "safe" position. He would've needed to move it up into the "fire" position to actually use the weapon. See more »

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James 'Sawyer' Ford: They just started shooting. Why?
Ben Linus: Those people were murdered to make you angry, James. So you'd be more likely to come storming in here en throw me through the walls.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Well, what's wrong with that? Sounds like a great plan to me.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: [to John Locke] What do you say? On three?
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The Producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »

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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Ny Favourite Ben Episode
17 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is a Ben-centric episode and it's one of the few great episodes of a somewhat crap season 4. This and the episode The Constant are the top two episodes of season 4 and if you're watching them on DVD, you can't skip them.

It's about a year into the future and Ben wakes up and finds himself in the middle of the Sahara Desert. How did he get there you might ask? The answer is revealed later down the track.

I never trusted Ben when I was watching the show on TV but now I appreciate him and he's just an awesome character. If you love Ben, then I guarantee you'll love this episode.


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