Lost (2004–2010)
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What They Died For 

Jacob appears to the survivors of the submarine explosion and tells them what they were chosen for, while Ben joins forces with Locke as they both have a final showdown with Charles Widmore.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Lapidus (credit only)
Jin Kwon (credit only)
Sun Kwon (credit only)
Ilana Verdansky (credit only)


In the island, Ben brings Miles and Richard to his secret room to get the C4 explosives to blow up the plane; however they stumble with Zoe and Widmore in his house. Widmore tells that Jacob visited him and Zoe tells that Locke is coming. Hugo sees Hurley and asks him to bring his friends. Meanwhile Richard decides to talk to Locke but the smoke monster attacks him. Ben tells Locke where Widmore and Zoe are and Locke kills Zoe; Widmore whispers to Locke why he brought Desmond to the island and Ben kills him. Jacob tells Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley that one of them should replace him to protect the island and Jack accepts the assignment. Meanwhile Locke tells to Ben that he will destroy the island. In the parallel reality, Dr. Linus sees Desmond in the parking lot and he tells that he does not want to hurt Locke. Desmond goes to LAPD and tells that he is the suspect of the hit and run, and he goes to jail where Sayid and Kate are. Alex and her mother Danielle invite Dr. Linus to have... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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18 May 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In L.A, Jack tells Locke he is mistaking coincidence for fate. This is exactly what Mr. Eko tells Locke not to do earlier in the series. See more »


When Sawyer and Miles are talking about the benefit dinner, Miles ties his tie twice. See more »


Ben Linus: Give me your walkie-talkies
Charles Widmore: Why?
Ben Linus: Because I asked.
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Written by J.J. Abrams
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Great episode....only a few things I don't understand?
19 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Great episode which redeemed itself after the trauma of "Across the Sea". Excellent alter universe storyline coming together and great Jacob and losties interaction. the final scene with jacob and jack is brilliant. The one problem for me though is what does the MIB want (do the writers even know???) Does he want the light at the centre of the island or does he want to leave? If he wants the light then yes I understand that Jacob needs a replacement to stand in his stead. But I thought, and correct me if i'm mistaken, the people were brought to the island as a test of humanity, corruption and human nature to sin; not to find a replacement for Jacob. So is he doing it to prove MIB wrong or to find a replacement. I think the writers have lost there way somewhat with the story despite claiming they knew where they were going from the start. I would love to think lost is a carefully crafted masterplan from start to finish but really its bumbling from week to week with writers that have very little vision.

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