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(written from a Production point of view)
|King of the Castle|
|Air Date|| November 20, 2007 (Verizon) |
November 27, 2007 (ABC.com)
|Writer(s)||Brian K. Vaughan|
|Flashback||Ben and Jack|
| Prev: The Adventures of Hurley and Frogurt|
Next: The Deal
Jack and Ben engage in a friendly game of chess, and discuss Jack's impending release from the island.
Jack and Ben play a game of chess and Ben comments that it must be strange for him, to which Jack replied that he had been taught to play by his father as a child; Ben then corrects him by stating that he was referring to Jack staying with The Others.
Ben then inquires if there is anything he can do to convince Jack to stay, which is met by a quick head nod referencing a stern "no" by Jack. Jack then questions Ben's motives, fearing that he may prevent him from leaving, Ben then assures Jack that this is not the case, and that he promises not to intervene, but warns that if the island doesn't want Jack to leave, it won't let him.
Jack and Ben continue to play, and Ben states that when Jack does leave the island, the day may come when he wants to return. Jack says that he will never want to return, and Ben says that he's learned never to say never. Ben adds that if the day comes when Jack wishes to return, that he hope he remembers their conversation. Ben then castles his rook and king pieces, a defensive maneuver that counters Jack's offensive.
"It’s not entirely up to me. If the island doesn’t want you to leave, it won’t let you."
- - Ben
- The events in this episode may have taken place between Stranger in a Strange Land and Par Avion.
- Jack's reference to the submarine being destroyed is ironic, as the sub is later destroyed by Locke in The Man from Tallahassee.
- Ben makes reference to Jack wanting to return to the island one day, this is evident as seen in the events of Through the Looking Glass.