The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham
Season 5 | Episode 507 | Aired 02/24/2009
In an office that looks familiar, a man walks in and searches through the room. He finds an old record player and turns it on. Music plays as he continues his search. He breaks open a wooden file cabinet and finds research papers with the Dharma logo and formulas on them. They spill out onto the floor, and he bends down to pick them up. Out of the corner of his eye he spots something under the desk -- it's a sawed-off shotgun. He stuffs it in his satchel when a woman enters. She calls him Caesar, and asks what he just put in his bag. He reaches in, takes out a flashlight and tosses it to her. He calls her Ilana and tells her if she wants it, it's hers. Ilana tells him they found a man standing in the water wearing a suit. Caesar is intrigued, and they head out.
It's night as they cross through a jungle area. Ilana says the man wasn't one of the ones who disappeared, and he wasn't on the plane. And at that very moment they pass by a huge airplane with its nose stuck in the jungle. In the torch light, we see the plane is smoke-stained, banged up and has a hole in the bottom. It has landed on its belly with the landing gear up, and the wings have sheered some of the surrounding foliage, but it is otherwise intact. Painted on the side is Ajira Airways and a tiger logo on the tail.
Caesar and Ilana ignore the plane and continue to the beach where they meet this mysterious man. He introduces himself as none other than John Locke. Sure enough, he's wearing a suit and a tie, and he talks. Locke is no longer a dead man in a coffin.