The Shape of Things to Come
Season 4 | Episode 9 | Aired 04/24/08
At the beach camp, Faraday finishes rigging the sat-phone and types out their message: what... happened... to... the... doctor? A response comes back, and Faraday tells them it didn't say what happened to the doctor but that their friends are okay and the helicopter is coming back in the morning. Everyone is relieved, but Bernard tells them it's a lie. That isn't what the message said. Jack confronts Faraday and asks if they were ever going to take them off the island. Faraday says no.
In the jungle, Sawyer tells Locke and Ben that he's going back to the beach camp, and that Claire and the baby are going with him. Hurley starts to walk off with them when Locke stops them and holds them at gunpoint. He says Hurley is going with him and Ben. Sawyer aims his own gun at Locke and says he won't let that happen. Hurley finally tells them to stop. He'll go with Locke and Ben. Sawyer warns Locke he better not harm one curly hair on Hurley, and Locke agrees.
WHOOSH to London late at night as Ben enters an apartment building. He enters a penthouse and wakes up the sleeping man inside. It's Charles Widmore. Widmore isn't surprised to see him. He was wondering when Ben would show up. He asks if Ben is there to kill him, and Ben says they both know he can't do that. He's there because Widmore killed Alex. Widmore tells him not to lay the responsibility of her death on him. It was Ben who was responsible. Widmore can't believe Ben has the audacity to pretend to be the victim. Widmore knows that everything Ben has he took from him. Ben says he's there to tell him he's going to kill his daughter, Penelope. And once she's gone, Widmore will understand how Ben feels... and Widmore will wish he hadn't changed the rules. He turns to leave, and Widmore yells out that it's his island. It always was, and it will be again. Ben tells him he'll never find it. Widmore says the hunt is on... for both of them.