Given the conclusion of last week’s episode (the Locke “I’m back from the dead moment” as Ben wakes up) and the cryptic title of this episode, I cannot help but think of the irony of the situation. If Lost has taught us anything, it would be that dead is not necessarily dead. After last week’s episode we have a better understanding of the circumstances that lead Ben to the Hostiles, and hopefully this week will find out a good bit more about the pyramid, the smoke monster and exactly how Ben loses his innocence.
ABC’s Official Show Description
“To atone for sins of the past, Ben must attempt to summon the smoke monster in order to be judged.”
This is the first episode description I can recall where the smoke monster is actually referenced directly – for that reason alone this is really one of the more important episodes of Season 5. The implications are vast, but I doubt tonight we find out exactly what the smoke monster is, there is still too much time left in the series for that! Based on the preview, it looks like we’ll get some additional story from Ben’s off-Island experiences with the Oceanic 6 – remember how beaten and bruised he was getting on Flight 316 – just how did that happen?
Dead is Dead Episode Preview
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