On the island, the being now occupying Locke's body turns to Sawyer and promises to tell him why he's on the island. Back in Los Angeles, Locke loses his job and encounters a number of familiar faces.

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On the island, John Locke tries to convince Richard to follow him. Meanwhile Ilana asks Ben what happened to Jacob and to her friends and Ben tells that Locke turned into the smoke monster and killed all of them and burnt Jacob; Ilana takes his ashes. Locke meets Sawyer and he asks who he is since John was a frightened guy. Sawyer follows Locke and they see a boy in the woods. When Locke chases the kid, Richard warns Sawyer about Locke. But Sawyer follows him to a cave in a cliff by the sea and Locke shows the reason why they are in the island. Ilana summons Sun, Frank and Ben to go with her to the temple and they bury John Locke first. In the parallel reality, John Locke lies about a conference in Sidney that he missed and is fired by his chief, Randy. When he is leaving the company, he meets Hugo, who owns the company and offers him to call an employment agency that also belongs to him to find a new position. John has an interview with the supervisor of the agency, Rose, and asks ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hugo claims to now be the 'luckiest man on earth' when speaking to Sawyer on the plane during LAX Pt 1. When John Locke gets fired from the box company owned by Hugo Reyes, he is unable to access the wheelchair ramp of his van. In anger, he tries to lower the ramp and dent/scratch the huge Hummer parked next to him, but the ramp stops an inch short of inflicting damage, much to the chagrin of a furious Locke. The Hummer belongs to the 'lucky' Hugo Reyes. See more »

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John Locke is shown in his bathroom carrying the business card Jack gave him. From the angle that shows him holding the card, you can see a different, yellow-ish logo on the left and the name and title on the right with no red banner on top. The real card Jack gave him is shown in the close-up with the red banner on top and his name and title centered on the card. See more »

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Helen Norwood: What are the odds of you just running into a spinal surgeon? I mean, who knows? Maybe it's destiny.
John Locke: Maybe it is.
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The Three Choices
21 April 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the island, John Locke tries to convince Richard to follow him. Meanwhile Ilana asks Ben what happened to Jacob and to her friends and Ben tells that Locke turned into the smoke monster and killed all of them and burnt Jacob; Ilana takes his ashes. Locke meets Sawyer and he asks who he is since John was a frightened guy. Sawyer follows Locke and they see a boy in the woods. When Locke chases the kid, Richard warns Sawyer about Locke. But Sawyer follows him to a cave in a cliff by the sea and Locke shows the reason why they are in the island. Ilana summons Sun, Frank and Ben to go with her to the temple and they bury John Locke first.

In the parallel reality, John Locke lies about a conference in Sidney that he missed and is fired by his chief, Randy. When he is leaving the company, he meets Hugo, who owns the company and offers him to call an employment agency that also belongs to him to find a new position. John has an interview with the supervisor of the agency, Rose, and asks her a position in a construction site. John tells to Helen that he was fired and he begins to work as a substitute teacher in a school where Ben Linus is the European History teacher.

"The Substitute" is an episode about John Locke that shows a new mystery, with a cave with the name of Jack, Kate, Hurley, Kwon, Sayid, Sawyer and Locke associated to numbers, but no explanation about what has happened to the Oceanic Flight 815 and a boring parallel life of Locke. Will the writers be able to come to an ending of "Lost"? I hope so. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "The Substitute"


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