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Dead Is Dead 

Ben and Locke return to the island, where Ben says he is going to summon the Smoke "monster" and atone for his daughter's death. In addition, the falling-out on the island between Ben and Charles Widmore is revealed.


Stephen Williams


Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah (credit only)
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume
Jeremy Davies ... Dr. Daniel Faraday (credit only)
Michael Emerson ... Ben Linus
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard (credit only)
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (credit only)
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford (credit only)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Ken Leung ... Miles Straume (credit only)
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen (credit only)
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke (credit only)
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Sterling Beaumon ... Young Benjamin Linus
Nestor Carbonell ... Richard Alpert


Locke travels with Ben to the ruins of the Dharma barracks where they reunite with Sun and Frank Lapidus in which Ben hopes to face the consequences of his past actions in a fateful meeting with the "black smoke monster" that resides beneath an old temple. Frequent flashbacks show Ben's indoctrination with the "Others", his ouster of Charles Witmore as well as how he came to have gotten beaten up on his way back to the island after having a run-in with Desmond and Penny at the Marina del Ray when they thought he was coming to kill them. Elsewhere, the Flight 316 survivors, Ilana and Caesar, are revealed to have a sinister agenda for the survivors of the crash. Written by matt-282

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When Charles is about to leave the Island, two men can be seen in what appears to be bulletproof vests, with the water trigram on their backs. The same trigram can be found in the DHARMA logo, and on the sub as well. See more »


[first lines]
Charles Widmore: What have you done, Richard?
Richard Alpert: Calm down. This has nothing to do with you.
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Intermezzo: Carmen
Written by Georges Bizet
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The Most Forgivable Villain of Television
19 April 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Ben manipulates Caesar and kills him to protect Locke. Then they row to the island and arrive at Dharma village, where Ben will summon the smoke monster to judge him for the death of Alex. He recalls his relationship with Charles Widmore and the hostiles, and how he manipulated the group to banish the former leader from the island. Further, he also recalls what he did to Desmond.

After watching "Dead Is Dead" I concluded that Ben Linus is the most forgivable villain of television. Many people have had the chance of killing Ben, including Danielle (when she captured him in a trap) and now the smoke monster and Alex, and he always escapes with no hard feelings from his victims. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Dead is Dead"

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Release Date:

8 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Production Co:

Bad Robot, ABC Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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