The Shape of Things to Come
Season 4 | Episode 9 | Aired 04/24/08
Keamy's team disappears back into the jungle. Locke says they won't be gone for long. Sawyer wants to know why they just don't hand Ben over, and Locke tells him those people don't have any intention of letting them leave alive. Ben mumbles that he changed the rules and disappears into his hidden room, locking himself in. He shoves aside some suits and slides back a panel of dry wall. Behind it is a large stone brick that is weathered and ancient. Carved into it is an intricate pattern of runic symbols. Ben pushes the brick back, revealing a dark passageway, and he goes inside it.
WHOOSH to Tikrit where Ben sips coffee in a café. Across the café sits Ishmael Bakir. Ben is trailing him. Ishmael gets up and quickly walks away. Ben follows but loses him in the crowd. However, Ishmael comes up behind Ben with a gun and forces Ben into a deserted alley. He asks why Ben is following him. Ben asks him to deliver a message to Widmore for him when – FFFT! Ishmael is shot by Sayid. Sayid empties his clip into Bakir's body, and Ben tells him it's enough. Ben tells Sayid to go home, mourn his loss and get on with his life. If he lets his grief become anger, it will never go away. It's his war, not Sayid's. But Sayid says he spent eight years looking for the woman he loved and they tore her from him. It is his war, too. Who's next on Ben's list? Ben tells him he'll be in touch.
WHOOSH to the barrack as Ben exits the hidden room and warns Locke, Sawyer, Hurley and Claire that they are going to need to run away from the guys with the guns as fast as they can. When he gives the order, they need to move. And then – MMWWRROORR! The smokes monster roils past them like a freight train, shaking the house and ground. Ben yells for them to run now! The smoke monster heads into the jungle after Keamy's team. The jungle lights up with ethereal flashes as the monster roars and men scream. A soldier stumbles out covered in blood and dies. The smoke monster whips out, grabs the body and yanks it back into the jungle. Hurley stares at Ben in disbelief and asks if he called it. Ben tells them to head to the creek. He'll join them, but first he has to say good-bye to his daughter.