The Man from Tallahassee (313)

Season 1
Pilot (1)
Pilot (2)
Tabula Rasa
White Rabbit
House Of The Rising Sun
The Moth
Confidence Man
Raised By Another
All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues
Whatever The Case May
Hearts And Minds
... In Translation
Deux Ex Machina
Do No Arms
The Greater Good
Born To Run
Exodus (1)
Exodus (2)
Exodus (3)

Season 2
Man of Science, Man of Faith
Everybody Hates Hugo
... And Found
The Other 48 Days
What Kate Did
The 23rd Psalm
The Hunting Party
Fire & Water
The Long Con
One of Them
Maternity Leave
The Whole Truth
Two for the Road
Three Minutes
Live Together, Die Alone

Season 3
A Tale of Two Cities
The Glass Ballerina
Further Instructions
Every Man for Himself
The Cost of Living
I Do
Not in Portland
Flashes Before Your Eyes
Stranger in a Strange Land
Tricia Tanaka is Dead
Enter 77
Par Avion
The Man from Tallahassee

LOCKE: It's Jack. The first time I saw him he was risking his life pulling people out of burning airplane wreckage. If he's shaking hands with the Others I'm sure he has a good reason. We just have to go down there and find out what it is.

BEN: Alex?

BEN: John!

LOCKE: Shhh. Keep your voice down.

BEN: All right. It's all right, John. You don't have to point the gun at me. I can tell you where Jack is.

LOCKE: I'm not looking for Jack. I'm looking for the submarine. The submarine. Where is it?

BEN: I want you to bring me the man from Tallahassee.

ALPERT: What do you need him for?

BEN: Just do it. Now.


LOCKE: The man from Tallahassee? What is that, some kind of code?

BEN: No, John, unfortunately we don't have a code for "There's a man in my closet with a gun to my daughter's head." Although we obviously should.

LOCKE: You're conning her, aren't you? You're going to marry her for her money, right?

COOPER: What is it you want, John?

LOCKE: I want you to end it. I want you to call off the wedding.

COOPER: Why are you doing this?

LOCKE: Because. Because it's not fair! You make people think that you're their family. And then you leave their life in ruins. And I'm not going to let you do it again! You're going to call off your engagement and go...or I'm going to tell her the truth. I want to hear you say it! You say you're going to leave!

COOPER: Ok, John. You got it.

BEN: So tell me John. How do you expect to pilot our submarine? I mean, it's a complicated piece of machinery. You don't just press "submerge".

BEN: What is in the pack, John? If you met Mikhail that means you were in the communications station. Which means you found the explosives. So you're not planning to pilot the submarine anywhere, are you? You're planning to destroy it.

DETECTIVE MASON: Do you know a man named Peter Talbot?

LOCKE: No, I don't think so.

DETECTIVE MASON: Thin, brown hair, 20's?

DETECTIVE MASON: If it will be helpful we believe he was here in your apartment 2 days ago.

LOCKE: Oh, yeah. Yeah, he was a solicitor. I, I, uh, sent him away.

DETECTIVE MASON: Mr. Talbot's family is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 million dollars. So I'm curious, what exactly was he selling you door-to-door?

LOCKE: Well, I...look I told you I don't know him so...

DETECTIVE MASON: Then why was your name and address on a piece of paper in his pocket, Mr. Locke?

LOCKE: Why were...would you be looking through his pockets?

DETECTIVE MASON: Because Peter Talbot's dead.

LOCKE: Where do you get electricity?

BEN: We have two giant hamsters running on a massive wheel at our secret underground cave.

BEN: I know you think you need to do this, John, but if you blow up my submarine, I have a big problem with my people.

LOCKE: Is that supposed to be an incentive not to blow it up?

BEN: I was born on this island. Not many of my people can say that. Most of them were recruited and brought here and as much as they love this place, as much as they would do anything to defend it, they need to know they can leave if they want to. The sub maintains that illusion.

LOCKE: So you're lying to them?

BEN: No. Their here because they want to be here. Some of them are just not ready to make a full...commitment yet. But you've already made that commitment. And now you have a choice...because if you stop and think, I can show you things. Things I know you want to see very badly. Let me put it so you'll understand. Picture a box. You know something about boxes, don't you John? What if I told you that somewhere on this island there's a very large box...and whatever you imagined...whatever you wanted to be in it...when you opened that box, there it would be. What would you say about that, John?

LOCKE: I'd say I hope that box is big enough to imagine yourself up a new submarine.

BEN: Why are you so angry, John?

LOCKE: Because you're cheating. You and your people. Communicate with the outside world whenever you want to come and go as you use electricity and running water and're a hypocrite...a pharisee. You don't deserve to be on this island. If you had any idea what this place really wouldn't be putting chicken in your refrigerator.

BEN: You've been here 80 days, John. I've been here my entire life. So how is it you think you know this island better than I do?

LOCKE: Because you're in the wheelchair and I'm not.

BEN: John, before you go you should know. Jack and I made a deal. In less than an hour he's leaving the island on that submarine and it's a one-way ticket. The anomaly wiped out our communications. We have no way of contacting the outside world. Which means when that sub leaves, it can never come back. So whether you destroy the submarine or whether you let it go, the end result is the same. No one will find this island.

ALEX: You know he's manipulating you, right?

LOCKE: How's that?

ALEX: That's what my father does. He manipulates people. He makes you think it's your idea, but it's his.

LOCKE: I'll have to keep that in mind.

BEN: Do you remember earlier, John, when you called me a cheater...when you said I didn't deserve to live on this island? Well get this, there I was shaking hands with Jack and thinking I'd give almost anything to come up with a way to stop him from leaving...because to let him go would be a sign of weakness, of failure, of defeat. People would see that. They would know it. And that, John, would be the end of me. But to kill him, that would be cheating, because my people also heard me make a promise and to break my word, and that would be the end of me too. And then you came striding out of the jungle, John, to make my dream come true.

LOCKE: You're not going to start talking about the magic box again are you?

BEN: No, John. I'm going to show you what came out of it.

BEN: When I asked you earlier if it hurt when you suffered your injury, I think you misunderstood me. Seems fairly obvious that when a person's back smashes into a hard surface after being thrown from a building, that that's going to sting a little. But I really wasn't asking about the physical pain.

LOCKE: What, do you want to know if it hurt my feelings?

BEN: No John. I wanted to know what it felt like when your own father tried to kill you. He's the reason you destroyed the submarine, isn't he? You're afraid. You're afraid of him and this is the one place he can never find you. This is the one place he can never get to.

LOCKE: What do you want from me?

BEN: I don't know how it happened, but you seem to have some communion with this island, John, and that makes you very, very important. You have no idea what you're talking about of course, but in time you'll have a better understanding of things. So what do I want? I want to help you, John.


BEN: Because I'm in a wheelchair and you're not. Are you ready to see?