There's No Place Like Home Pt. 2
Season 4 | Episode 13 | Aired 05/29/08
In the Orchid, Ben makes his way through a narrow tunnel towards an ancient ladder where the tunnel descends straight down. Ben climbs down the ladder. The lower he goes, the colder it gets. It gets so cold that the tunnel has iced over. Ben smashes through the ice and climbs down into an ancient chamber. One rung of rotten wood gives away, and Ben falls to the floor, ripping the parka and his arm. Ben gets up and looks around the iced-over chamber. Ancient symbols are etched into the walls. Along the far wall is a wooden wheel mounted horizontally. The wall around the wheel has been closed off so that only a fifth of the wheel sticks out. It has pegs every few feet with a hole in it, and all the pegs are caked with ice.
Ben walks over to it and touches it, knowing what it represents. He says out loud he hopes Jacob is happy now. Ben takes a crowbar and begins chipping away at the ice. Once he's freed enough of the wheel, he slips the crowbar into a peg slot, and forces the wheel to turn. Ben struggles with it, moving it more with each try. Soon something on the other side of the wall starts to hum, like it's idling to life. Ben continues to push, the wheel moves more, and the hum builds. A bright, white light spills through the wheel, and the whole room begins to vibrate and shake. The hum becomes piercing and the light grows brighter and brighter until Ben is enveloped in a blast of searing white light.
In the jungle, Locke and Alpert turn towards the loud, pulsating hum. The white light washes across their faces. At the beach camp, Juliet and Sawyer look inland as the light completely overcomes them. On the ocean, Faraday is halfway back to the beach with his group when they are consumed in the brightness.
In the chopper, everyone sees the white light expand across the island. It happens fast, emerging from the center of the island and spreading out very fast. It buffets and rocks the chopper, vibrating and shaking it – and suddenly it stops. The air goes calm. They blink and then seen something that is incomprehensible to them – the island has disappeared.
It's gone. Everyone is shocked and amazed, but Lapidus doesn't have time for it. The fuel tank is empty and there's no place to land. In every direction it's only water. He tells them to get their life jackets on. Sayid opens the life raft and pulls the cord, throwing it out as it inflates. The chopper begins to fall out of the sky, Lapidus tells them to hold on, and SPLASH!! It crashes into the ocean. Underwater, Jack orients himself and swims up to the surface. He sees Kate and Aaron climbing into the raft. Sayid is helping Sun up, but Lapidus is dragging over a completely inert Desmond. Jack swims over and helps push Desmond onto the raft. Jack climbs in and quickly starts CPR. As everyone begins to think Desmond has died... water suddenly spits out from his mouth! He coughs and gags. He's alive. They're all alive. But alone on the vast ocean, they are far from okay.