Lost: Season 5, Episode 7

The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham (25 Feb. 2009)

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John Locke, now alive again and back on the island after the second plane crash, flashes back to his return to civilization, where he is brought in by Charles Widmore and asked to convince the Oceanic 6 to return to the island.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Desmond Hume (credit only)
Daniel Faraday (credit only)
James 'Sawyer' Ford (credit only)
Jin Kwon (credit only)
Sun Kwon (credit only)
Miles Straume (credit only)
Juliet Burke (credit only)


In the aftermath of Alija Flight 316 crashing on the island, John Locke inexplicably appears, back from the dead, and tries to bring the survivors together, two of whom include the shady Ilana (who was with Sayid on the flight) as well as a fellow man, named Caesar, who try to make sense of what is going on. Locke flashes back to the time months earlier when he moved the island and was transported to the deserts of North Africa, and was found by Charles Widmore who asked Locke to convince the Oceanic 6 to return to the island. Written by Anonymous

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Charles Widmore gives Locke a phone and tells him if he needs to get in touch he just has to ring 23 - one of the hatch numbers. See more »


Though Walt asks "why do they call him Jeremy Bentham?" while visiting Hurley in the Santa Rosa Hospital, when John Locke visits Walt in NYC, we never see him inform Walt that he is named or should be referred to as Jeremy Bentham. How would Walt know to whom the characters are referring to if they use the name Jeremy Bentham? See more »


Caesar: My name's Caesar. What's yours?
John Locke: My name is John Locke.
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The Producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »


References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »


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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Terry O'Quinn: Award Winning Performance
27 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

From the beginning of the fifth season, and due to the many strands of the story, the viewers didn't get a chance to watch a one-character-show focusing, which used to be in the previous seasons. In this episode the viewers will get the chance, and Terry O'Quinn will get the chance to shine...

Terry O'Quinn was relaxed, confident, and he didn't try to rush his scenes with a plain performance with no feelings like others in the series do. He got a chance to have a whole episode for only John Locke, and he didn't waste it. The acting came powerful, natural and touching...

The episode's script has many memorable lines, and its development was smooth and smart...

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