Ok, so this post contains an image from the last 10 minutes of the last episode of LOST. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a good idea to look away now.
You’ve been warned.
So I’ve been mulling it and over and after all the smoke and the polar bears and the Apollo bars and that Nikki and Paolo business and Dharma bums and pockets of energy and Egyptians and Richard’s eyeliner and Dr. Marvin Candle and teleporting rabbits and invisible peanut butter and We All Everybody and corks, I think it all came down to one thing: that church. I mean, seriously, check out that stained glass window.
Lost’s Michael Emmerson, aka Ben Linus, in a 1992 Department of Corrections training video. I have the sound down at work so I can’t hear all of the dialogue but I imagine it goes something like this:
“Higgins, you’re just doing to have to trust me. If you don’t calm down and cease destroying your quarters, all your friends are going to die. But that doesn’t have to happen, does it? Higgins, what if I told you that, somewhere in this prison, there was a box. A box big enough to hold whatever it is you wished. You have a wish, don’t you Higgins? I can make it come true, Higgins. All. You. Have. To. Do. Is. Trust. Me.”
I think Ben Linus would make an excellent prison warden because his very presence would be enough to creep out the inmates into submission.