Lost (season 5)

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Lost (2004–2010) is an American drama television series, airing on ABC, created by J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, about the survivors of a plane crash who are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Because You Left [5.01] edit

Tony: Over here. We were cutting through the rock, right on your specs. That's when the drill melted.
Pierre Chang: The drill melted?
Tony: Yeah, yeah. 3 meters in. We went through six carbon drill bits, and the last one just fried. Then my operator starts grabbing his head and freaking out. We sonar-imaged the wall. There's an open chamber about 20 meters in, behind the rock. There's something in there. And the only way to get to it is to lay charges here and here and blast through it and take a look--
Pierre Chang: Under no circumstances! This station is being built here because of its proximity to what we believe to be an almost limitless energy. And that energy, once we can harness it correctly, it's going to allow us to manipulate time.
Tony: [Chuckles] Right. Okay, so, what? We're gonna go back and kill Hitler?
Pierre Chang: Don't be absurd. There are rules, rules that can't be broken.
Tony: So what do you want me to do?
Pierre Chang: You're gonna do nothing. If you drill even 1 centimeter further, you risk releasing that energy. If that were to happen...God help us all.

Daniel Faraday: The Island... think of the Island like a record spinning on a turntable... only now, that record is skipping. Whatever Ben Linus did down at the Orchid station... I think... it may have... dislodged us.
Miles Straume: Dislodged us from what?
Daniel Faraday: Time.

Daniel Faraday: Time--it's like a street, all right? We can move forward on that street, we can move in reverse, but we cannot ever create a new street. If we try to do anything different, we will fail every time. Whatever happened, happened.

John Locke: What is this?
Richard Alpert: It's a compass.
John Locke: What does it do?
Richard Alpert: It points north, John.

John Locke: Jack, Kate... The chopper was headed for the boat. The boat--
Richard Alpert: No, they're fine, John, and they're already home, so you have to convince them to come back.
John Locke: How--how am I supposed to do that?
Richard Alpert: You're gonna have to die, John.

The Lie [5.02] edit

Carmen Reyes: Why there is a dead Pakistani on my couch?!

Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: All of us--the Oceanic Six, we lied about what happened after the crash.
Carmen Reyes: And what did happen?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Okay. See, we did crash, but it was on this crazy island. And we waited for rescue, and there wasn't any rescue. And there was a smoke monster, and then there were other people on the island. We called them the Others, and they started attacking us. And we found some hatches, and there was a button you had to push every 108 minutes or... well, I was never really clear on that. But... the Others didn't have anything to do with the hatches. That was the DHARMA Initiative. The Others killed them, and now they're trying to kill us. And then we teamed up with the Others because some worse people were coming on a freighter. Desmond's girlfriend's father sent them to kill us. So we stole their helicopter and we flew it to their freighter, but it blew up. And we couldn't go back to the island because it disappeared, so then we crashed into the ocean, and we floated there for a while until a boat came and picked us up. And by then, there were six of us. That part was true. But the re...But the rest of the people... who were on the plane? They're still on that island.
Carmen Reyes: I believe you. I don't understand you, but I believe you.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: A lot of people died, ma. And now this bad stuff is happening because...well, um...we shouldn't have lied.

Ben Linus: I'm taking you to Sayid. He's with Jack. That's why I'm here, Hugo. Jack called me. How else would I know that they're together?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: No. You're--you're playing one of your mind games. They would never trust you.
Ben Linus: In their defense, I'm not an easy person to trust. But they came around when they realized that we all want the same thing.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: And what's that?
Ben Linus: To go back to the Island. Come with us, Hugo... and this'll be over. You can stop hiding. You can stop worrying about the stories and the deceptions. If you come with me, you won't ever have to lie again.

Charles Widmore: I want you to tell me everything or I'll cut off her other hand.
Juliet Burke: What?!
James "Sawyer" Ford: Other?
Charles Widmore: The first one isn't negotiable. It's just to illustrate how serious I am.

Jughead [5.03] edit

Daniel Faraday: You need to listen to me. You have an unstable device that's capable of destroying this entire island, and it's broken. If you don't allow me to render it inert, all of us are gonna die. All of us.
Richard Alpert: How do I know you weren't sent here on some suicide mission? That I'll take you out to the bomb, and you'll just detonate it?
Daniel Faraday: Because... I'm in love with the woman sitting next to me. And I would never... I would never do anything to hurt her.
Richard Alpert: All right. Take care of your bomb. But you try anything else, and you will hurt her.

Richard Alpert: [to Faraday] Whatever your, uh, your superiors told you, I want you to know the truth. A month ago, we found 18 members of an Army battalion right here in our jungle here, setting up this camp. We gave them the opportunity to leave the island peacefully. They weren't willing to do that, so I was forced to kill 'em. All of 'em.

James "Sawyer" Ford: I hate to bust up the "I'm an Other, you're an Other" reunion, but Faraday — the guy that's actually gonna save us — is being death marched into the jungle right now.

The Little Prince [5.04] edit

John Locke: You and I both know when we were before the flash, James. So who was it you saw? Charlie? Shannon? Yourself?
James "Sawyer" Ford: And how is it that you knew when we were, Johnny Boy? That light in the sky — it was from the Hatch, wasn't it?
John Locke: The night that Boone died... I went out there and started pounding on it as hard as I could. I was... confused... scared. Babbling like an idiot, asking, why was all this happening to me?
James "Sawyer" Ford: Did you get an answer?
John Locke: Light came on, shot up into the sky. At the time, I thought it meant something.
James "Sawyer" Ford: Did it?
John Locke: No. It was just a light.
James "Sawyer" Ford: So why'd you turn us around then? Don't you wanna go back there?
John Locke: Why would I wanna do that?
James "Sawyer" Ford: So you could tell yourself to do things different, save yourself a world of pain.
John Locke: No, I needed that pain — to get to where I am now.

James "Sawyer" Ford: I saw Kate.
Juliet Burke: What?
James "Sawyer" Ford: Last night, in the jungle. Before the last flash. She was delivering Claire's baby.
Juliet Burke: But that was two months ago.
James "Sawyer" Ford: Time travel's a bitch.

[Locke, Charlotte, Dan, Miles, Juliet, and Sawyer are in a longboat headed to the Orchid Station, being attacked by an unknown assailant. The sky lights up for a time shift]
James "Sawyer" Ford: Thank you, Lord!
[Time shift puts them in the middle of a thunderstorm]
James "Sawyer" Ford: I take that back!

This Place Is Death [5.05] edit

Jin Soo-Kwon: Please, translate!
James "Sawyer" Ford: You heard the man, translate!
Miles Straume: Dude, he's Korean. I'm from Encino.

Daniel Faraday: So... you speak any other languages?
Charlotte Lewis: Just Klingon.

Charlotte Lewis: [to Faraday] This place is death!

[Ben is driving with Sun and Jack]
Sun Hwa-Kwon: Are you going to ask me not to kill Ben if he's lying about my husband?
Jack Shephard: After what just he did to Kate - if you don't do it, Sun, I will.
[Ben slams on the brakes and pulls overs]
Jack Shephard: What are you doing?!
Ben Linus: [turning to them] What I'm doing is helping you! And if you had any idea what I've had to do to keep you safe – to keep your friends safe – then you'd never stop thanking me! You wanna shoot me, then shoot me – but let's get on with it! What's it gonna be?

[Locke, Sawyer, Juliet, Miles and Jin finally reached "The Orchid"]
John Locke: We're here.
Juliet Burke: Thank God. What are the odds that we would end up in the same time as this thing?
[Time shifts and "The Orchid" disappears]
James "Sawyer" Ford: You just had to say somethin'.

316 [5.06] edit

Eloise Hawking: All right. I apologize if this is confusing, but... [to Jack] Let's pay attention, yes?

Ben Linus: Thomas the Apostle. When Jesus wanted to return to Judea, knowing that he would probably be murdered there, Thomas said to the others, "Let us also go, that we might die with him." But Thomas was not remembered for this bravery. His claim to fame came later... when he refused to acknowledge the resurrection. He just couldn't wrap his mind around it. The story goes... that he needed to touch Jesus' wounds to be convinced.
Jack Shephard: So was he?
Ben Linus: Of course he was. We're all convinced sooner or later, Jack.

[Jack looks into coach and sees other passengers]
Jack Shephard: And the other people on this plane--what's gonna happen to them?
Ben Linus: Who cares?

Frank Lapidus: [to Jack] We're not going to Guam, are we?

[Jack and Ben, in the 316 Ajira flight]
Jack Shephard: [Nervous] How can you read?
Ben Linus: [Keeps reading] My mother taught me. I can read, Jack, because it beats what you're doing.
Jack Shephard: What's that?
Ben Linus: Waiting for something to happen.
Jack Shephard: And what is gonna happen?
Ben Linus: You tell me, Jack, you're the one that got to stay after school with Ms. Hawking.
Jack Shephard: Did you know that Locke killed himself?
Ben Linus: No. No, I didn't.
Jack Shephard: [Takes out the suicide note Locke left for him] They found this stuffed in his pocket... and I've been trying to get rid of it but it's like it's... following me. I know it sounds crazy but... it feels like John needs me to read it.
Ben Linus: Why don't you then? Is it because you're afraid?
Jack Shephard: Afraid of what?
Ben Linus: Afraid that he blames you, that it's your fault he killed himself.
Jack Shephard: Was it my fault?
Ben Linus: No, Jack, it wasn't your fault. Let me give you some privacy.
[Ben changes his seat, and Jack reads the note: "Jack, I wish you had believed me. JL"]
[Turbulences and a flash like those from the Island start]

The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham [5.07] edit

John Locke: Why would you help me?
Charles Widmore: Because there's a war coming, John. And if you're not back on the Island when that happens, the wrong side is going to win.

John Locke: "Jeremy Bentham"?
Charles Widmore: He was a British philosopher. Your parents had a sense of humor when they named you, so why can't I? This should be money enough for now. The phone's international. If you need to reach me, for anything, just press 2-3. The folder contains your people's whereabouts, everyone that was on the Island that left.
John Locke: You've been watching them?
Charles Widmore: I'm deeply invested in the future of the Island, John. So, yes, I've been watching them. I wouldn't mention I'm involved in this. I can't imagine what they think of me, having listened to Benjamin's lies.
John Locke: How do I know that you're not the one who's lying?
Charles Widmore: I haven't tried to kill you. Would you say the same for him?

Matthew Abaddon: I help people get to where they need to get to, John. That's what I do for Mr. Widmore.

[Locke wakes up in a hospitel bed, with Jack staring darkly at him]
Jack Shephard: What are you doing here?
John Locke: Jack, how did you find me?
Jack Shephard: You were in a car accident and you were brought into my hospital. What are you doing here?
John Locke: We have to go back.
Jack Shephard: [laughs bitterly] Of course. Of course we do.
John Locke: Jack, the people I left behind need our help. We're supposed to go back--
Jack Shephard: --because it's our destiny? How many times are you gonna say that to me, John?
John Locke: How can you not see it? Of all the hospitals they could've brought me to, I end up here. You don't think that's fate?
Jack Shephard: Your car accident was on the west side of Los Angeles. You being brought into my hospital isn't fate, John. It's probability.
John Locke: You don't understand. It wasn't an accident. Someone is trying to kill me.
Jack Shephard: Why? Why would someone try to kill you?
John Locke: Because they don't want me to succeed. They wanna stop me. They don't want me to get back because I'm important.
Jack Shephard: [beat] Have you ever stopped to think that these delusions that you're special aren't real? That maybe there's nothing important about you at all? Maybe you are just a lonely old man that crashed on an Island. That's it. [standing] Good-bye, John.

Ben Linus: [after killing Locke] I'll miss you, John. I really will.

LaFleur [5.08] edit

[1974 - Sawyer and Juliet step out of some foliage to find Daniel Faraday kneeling alone and crying in the jungle.]
Daniel Faraday: [muttering] Not gonna tell... I'm not gonna tell...
James "Sawyer" Ford: [whispering to Juliet] Where's Red?
Juliet Burke: I dont know.
[Juliet walks over to Faraday and stoops down to talk to him. Sawyer, Miles and Jin hang back.]
Daniel Faraday: [mutters indistinctly] No. I won't do it. I won't tell her. I won't do it. Won't...
Juliet Burke: Daniel? Are you okay?
Daniel Faraday: I'm not gonna do it. I'm not gonna tell her.
Juliet Burke: Daniel, where's Charlotte?
Daniel Faraday: [Voice breaking] She's not here. She... She's gone.
Juliet Burke: Where?
Daniel Faraday: She's... dead. She's dead. There was another flash, and... and she was... she was just gone.
[Juliet nods sympathetically.]
Daniel Faraday: Her... body just... [crying] disappeared. She moved on, and we stayed.
Juliet Burke: I'm so sorry.
James "Sawyer" Ford: Hold on. Wait a minute. We "stayed"? We're not traveling through time anymore? You saying it's over?
Daniel Faraday: Of course it's over. Wherever we are now... whenever we are now... we're here for good. :[To Juliet, or perhaps to himself] I won't do it.
Juliet Burke: Okay. Okay.
Daniel Faraday: I won't. I'm not gonna--I'm--I'm...
Juliet Burke: Okay.
Daniel Faraday: I'm not gonna--I w--I won't.
Juliet Burke: Okay. [pats Dan on head] Okay.
[Juliet stands up and goes back towards Sawyer]
Daniel Faraday: ...Tell...
James "Sawyer" Ford: Okay. Swell. Until Dan checks back in, I say we head back to the beach. When Locke gets back with everybody, that's where they'll be looking for us.
Miles Straume: The beach? What, you didn't get enough flaming arrows shot at you? And your camp is gone. Why bother?
Juliet Burke: Sawyer's right, Miles. We should go back to the beach. We survived there before. We can do it again.
Miles Straume: [To nobody in particular] Or maybe when we get there, you'll--you'll wanna go back to the Orchid again. And then when that gets boring, we can head back to the beach. It's the only two plans you people have.

Jin Soo-Kwon: Daniel... No more flash?
Daniel Faraday: No. No more flash. The record is spinning again. We're just not on the song we wanna be on.

James "Sawyer" Ford: I bought us two weeks. Horace said we can wait for the next sub. Any luck, Locke'll be back by then.
Juliet Burke: And then what?
James "Sawyer" Ford: What do you mean, "Then what"?
Juliet Burke: Locke said he was leaving to save us. The flashes have stopped. They're over. No more bloody noses. We're already saved. That sub behind you brought me here. I've been trying to get off of this island for more than three years, and now I've got my chance. I'm going to leave.
James "Sawyer" Ford: You do realize it's 1974, that whatever it is you think you're going back to... it don't exist yet.
Juliet Burke: It's not a reason not to go.
James "Sawyer" Ford: Well, what about me? You really gonna leave me here with the mad scientist and Mr. "I Speak to Dead People"? And Jin, who's a hell of a nice guy but not exactly the greatest conversationalist.
Juliet Burke: You'll be fine.
James "Sawyer" Ford: Maybe... but who's gonna get my back?
[Juliet looks up at him]
James "Sawyer" Ford: Come on. Just give me two weeks, that's all I'm asking. Two weeks.
Juliet Burke: All right. Two weeks.

James "Sawyer" Ford: I got good news and bad news. What you want first?
Horace Goodspeed: Good news.
James "Sawyer" Ford: You're a daddy. Bad news is you missed it.
Horace Goodspeed: Oh, gosh. Amy... She had the baby?
James "Sawyer" Ford: It's a boy.
Horace Goodspeed: A boy?
[Sawyer shakes his head "Yes"]
James "Sawyer" Ford: Now how about you tell me... why you're too busy drinking and blowing up trees to see him be born?
Horace Goodspeed: I was, uh... I was looking for a pair of socks, and all of mine were dirty, so I went to grab a pair of Amy's, and... I found this... In the back of her drawer.
[He shows Sawyer Paul's necklace]
Horace Goodspeed: It was Paul's.
James "Sawyer" Ford: You got in a fight over a necklace?
Horace Goodspeed: I know. But... It's only been three years, Jim. Just three years that he's been gone. Is that really long enough to get over someone?
James "Sawyer" Ford: I had a thing for a girl once. And I had a shot at her, but I didn't take it. For a little while, I'd lay in bed every night, wondering if it was a mistake. Wondering if... I'd ever stop thinking about her. And now I can barely remember what she looks like. I mean, her face... it's.. She's just gone, and she ain't never coming back. So... Is three years long enough to get over someone? Absolutely.

Namaste [5.09] edit

Jack Shephard: So where do we go from here?
James "Sawyer" Ford: I'm working on it.
Jack Shephard: Really? Because it looked to me like you were reading a book.
James "Sawyer" Ford: I heard once Winston Churchill read a book every night, even during the Blitz. He said it made him think better. It's how I like to run things. I think. I'm sure that doesn't mean that much to you, 'cause back when you were calling the shots, you pretty much just reacted. See, you didn't think, Jack, and as I recall, a lot of people ended up dead.
Jack Shephard: I got us off the Island.
James "Sawyer" Ford: But here you are... [sighs] right back where you started. So I'm gonna go back to reading my book, and I'm gonna think, 'cause that's how I saved your ass today. And that's how I'm gonna save Sayid's tomorrow. All you gotta do is go home, get a good night's rest. Let me do what I do.

He's Our You [5.10] edit

James "Sawyer" Ford: How you doin'?
Sayid Jarrah: A twelve-year-old Ben Linus brought me a chicken salad sandwich. How do you think I'm doing?

Roger Linus: You know what I can't figure out? Is how the hell you got caught. You hostiles are supposed to be the kings of the jungle. And how dumb are you that you got captured by these idiots?
Sayid Jarrah: And yet you're the one who mops up after them.

Ben Linus: [to Sayid] Every choice you've made in your life, whether it was to murder or to torture, it hasn't really been a choice at all, has it? It's in your nature. It's what you are. You're a killer, Sayid.

Jack Shephard: What the hell happened?
James "Sawyer" Ford: Three years--no burning buses. Y'all are back for one day...

Whatever Happened, Happened [5.11] edit

Miles Straume: What the hell are you doing, Tubby?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Checking to see if I'm disappearing.
Miles Straume: What?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: "Back to the Future", man. We came back in time to the island and changed stuff. So if little Ben dies, he'll never grow up to be big Ben, who's the one who made us come back here in the first place. Which means we can't be here. And therefore, dude? We don't exist.
Miles Straume: You're an idiot.

Roger Linus: I thought I was gonna be the greatest father ever. You know? I guess it didn't work out that way.

Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: So this conversation we're having right now...we already had it.
Miles Straume: Yes!
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Then what am I gonna say next?
Miles Straume: I don't know.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Ha! Then your theory is wrong!
Miles Straume: For the thousandth time, you dingbat, the conversation already happened, but not for you and me. For you and me, it's happening right now.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Okay, answer me this. If all this already happened to me, then...why don't I remember any of it?
Miles Straume: Because once Ben turned that wheel, time isn't a straight line for us anymore. Our experiences in the past and the future occurred before these experiences right now.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Say that again.
Miles Straume: Shoot me. Please. Please!
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Aha! I can't shoot you. Because if you die in 1977, then you'll never come back to the island on the freighter 30 years from now.
Miles Straume: I can die because I've already come to the island on the freighter. Any of us can die because this is our present.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: But you said Ben couldn't die because he still has to grow up and become the leader of the Others.
Miles Straume: Because this is his past.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: But when we first captured Ben, and Sayid, like, tortured him, then why wouldn't he remember getting shot by that same guy when he was a kid?
Miles Straume: [beat] Huh. I hadn't thought of that.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Huh.

The Man in Black: [as John Locke, to Ben] Hello, Ben. Welcome back to the land of the living.

Dead Is Dead [5.12] edit

The Man in Black: [as Locke] We're going to your old house, aren't we?
Ben Linus: Yes. It's the only place I can summon it... the "monster." Once it arrives, I'll either be forgiven... or I won't.
The Man in Black: I think you're lying.
Ben Linus: Lying about what?
The Man in Black: That you want to be judged for leaving the Island and coming back because it's against the rules. I don't think you care about rules.
Ben Linus: Then what do I want to be judged for, John?
The Man in Black: For killing your daughter.

Frank Lapidus: As long as the dead guy says there's a reason, well, then I guess everything's gonna be just peachy.

Ben Linus: You left the Island regularly. You had a daughter with an outsider. You broke the rules, Charles.
Charles Widmore: And what makes you think you deserve to take what's mine?
Ben Linus: Because I won't be selfish. Because I'll sacrifice anything to protect this Island.
Charles Widmore: You wouldn't sacrifice Alex.
Ben Linus: You're the one who wanted her dead, Charles, not the Island.
Charles Widmore: I hope you're right, Benjamin, because if you aren't, and it is the Island that wants her dead, she'll be dead. And one day, you'll be standing where I'm standing now. You'll be the one being banished, and then you'll finally realize that you cannot fight the inevitable. I'll be seeing you, boy.

Ben Linus: I've seen this Island do miraculous things. I've seen it heal the sick, but never once has it done anything like this. Dead is dead. You don't get to come back from that, not even here. So the fact that John Locke is walking around this Island... scares the living hell out of me.

Ben Linus: [to the Man in Black, as Locke] When Charles Widmore's men came, they gave me a choice. Either leave the Island or let my daughter die. All I had to do was walk out of the house and go with them. But I didn't do it. So you were right. John, I did kill Alex. And now I have to answer for that. I appreciate you showing me the way, but I think I can take it from here.

Some Like It Hoth [5.13] edit

Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: [to Miles] Why don't we carpool? It'll help with global warming, which hasn't happened yet, so maybe we can prevent it.

Naomi Dorrit: This island has a number of deceased individuals... residing on it, and as this man is the one responsible for their being deceased, we believe they can supply invaluable information as to his whereabouts.
Miles Straume: As much as hunting down a mass murderer sounds really safe, uh, I'm--I'm gonna pass. Thanks for the audition.
Naomi Dorrit: My employer is willing to pay you $1.6 million.
Miles Straume: When do we leave?

Bram: You're playing for the wrong team!
Miles Straume: Yeah? What team are you on?
Bram: The one that's gonna win.

Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: I used to hate my dad, too.
Miles Straume: Yeah?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: He left when I was 10. But the best thing I ever did was give him a second chance. We got to be the best of friends, and although I may never see him again, I miss him. And I know he feels the same.
Miles Straume: My dad didn't leave when I was 10. I--I was a baby. I never knew him. And I don't want to. It's not happening.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: That was Luke's attitude, too.
Miles Straume: What?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: In Empire, Luke found out Vader was his father, but instead of putting away his lightsaber and talking about it, he overreacted and got his hand cut off. I mean, they worked it out eventually, but at what cost? Another Death Star was destroyed, Boba Fett got eaten by the Sarlacc, and we got the Ewoks. It all could've been avoided if they'd just, you know, communicated. And let's face it. The Ewoks sucked, dude.

The Variable [5.14] edit

Daniel Faraday: Who told you to get on a plane?
Jack Shephard: As a matter of fact, Dan, it was your mother.
Daniel Faraday: And how did she convince you, Jack? Did she tell you it was your destiny?
Jack Shephard: Yeah. That's exactly what she said.
Daniel Faraday: Well, I got some bad news for you, Jack. You don't belong here at all. She was wrong.

Charles Widmore: Daniel, the real Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on an island--a special island with unique scientific properties. I want to send you to the Island. It will further your research, show you things you'd never dream of. But more importantly, it will heal you, Daniel--your mind, your memory.
Daniel Faraday: H--heal me? W--why are you doing all this for me?
Charles Widmore: Because you're a man of tremendous gifts, and it would be a shame to see them go to waste.
Daniel Faraday: You sound like my mother.
Charles Widmore: That's because we're old friends.

Daniel Faraday: In about four hours, the DHARMA folks at the swan work site--they're gonna--gonna drill into the ground and accidentally tap into a massive pocket of energy. The result of the release of this energy would be catastrophic. So in order to contain it, they're gonna have to cement the entire area in, like Chernobyl. And this containment--the place they built over it--I believe you called it "the Hatch." The Swan hatch? Because of this one accident, these people are gonna spend the next 20 years keeping that energy at bay... by pressing a button... a button that your friend Desmond will one day fail to push, and that will cause your plane--Oceanic 815--to crash on this Island. And because your plane crashed, a freighter will be sent to this Island--a freighter I was on and Charlotte was on and so forth. This entire chain of events--it's gonna start happening this afternoon. But... we can change that. I studied relativistic physics my entire life. One thing emerged over and over--can't change the past. Can't do it. Whatever happened, happened. All right? But then I finally realized... I had been spending so much time focused on the constants, I forgot about the variables. Do you know what the variables in these equations are, Jack?
Jack Shephard: No.
Daniel Faraday: Us. We're the variables. People. We think. We reason. We make choices. We have free will. We can change our destiny. I think I can negate that energy under the Swan. I think I can destroy it. If I can, then that hatch will never be built, and your plane... your plane will land, just like it's supposed to, in Los Angeles.
Kate Austen: And just how exactly do you plan on destroying this energy?
Daniel Faraday: I'm gonna detonate a hydrogen bomb.

Eloise Hawking: Your daughter's in there. Why don't you go in and say hello?
Charles Widmore: Unfortunately, Eloise, my relationship with Penelope is one of the things I had to sacrifice.
Eloise Hawking: Sacrifice? Don't you talk to me about sacrifice, Charles. I had to send my son back to the Island, knowing full well that--
Charles Widmore: He was my son, too, Eloise.

Daniel Faraday: [dying] You knew. You always knew. You knew this was gonna happen. You sent me here anyway.
Eloise Hawking: Who are you?
Daniel Faraday: I... I'm your son.

Follow The Leader [5.15] edit

Ben Linus: When I left the Island, John stepped in. He's the leader now.
Sun Hwa-Kwon: Who's that man he's talking to?
Ben Linus: His name is Richard Alpert. He's a kind of... adviser. And he has had that job for a very, very long time.

Pierre Chang: Your friend Faraday said that you were from the future. I need to know if he was telling the truth.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Dude, that's ridiculous.
Pierre Chang: What year were you born? What year?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Uh... 1931?
Pierre Chang: You're 46?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Yeah. Yes, I am.
Pierre Chang: So you fought in the Korean War?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: [beat] There's... no such thing.
Pierre Chang: Who's the President of the United States?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: [beat] All right, dude, we're from the future. Sorry.

Kate Austen: Since when did shooting kids and blowing up hydrogen bombs become okay?

Jack Shephard: This is our destiny.
Kate Austen: Do you know who you sound like? Because he was crazy, too, Jack.

The Man in Black: [as John Locke] I'm not interested in being reunited with my people.
Ben Linus: What do you mean? You told Sun--
The Man in Black: I know what I told her, but that's not why we're going to Jacob.
Ben Linus: Then why are we going to Jacob?
The Man in Black: So I can kill him.

The Incident Part I [5.16] edit

The Man in Black: Morning.
Jacob: Mornin'.
The Man in Black: Mind if I join you?
Jacob: Please. Want some fish?
The Man in Black: Thank you. I just ate.
Jacob: I take it you're here 'cause of the ship.
The Man in Black: I am. How did they find the Island?
Jacob: You'll have to ask 'em when they get here.
The Man in Black: I don't have to ask. You brought them here. Still trying to prove me wrong, aren't you?
Jacob: You are wrong.
The Man in Black: Am I? They come. They fight. They destroy. They corrupt. It always ends the same.
Jacob: It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.
The Man in Black: [beat] Do you have any idea how badly I wanna kill you?
Jacob: Yes.
The Man in Black: One of these days, sooner or later... I'm going to find a loophole, my friend.
Jacob: Well, when you do, I'll be right here.
The Man in Black: Always nice talking to you, Jacob.
Jacob: Nice talking to you, too.

James "Sawyer" Ford: [to Kate] You just don't get it, Kate. We were happy in Dharmaville 'til y'all showed up. But now that's all over. So we're gonna drink our O.J. and take our chances in the real world. Jack wants to blow up the Island, good for Jack.

Stuart Radzinsky: I've been working on this project for six years. Designing a station that'll be able to manipulate electromagnetism in ways we only dreamed of.
Pierre Chang: Have you thought about the consequences of drilling into that pocket? We have no idea what we are gonna --
Stuart Radzinsky: If Edison was only worried about the consequences, we'd all still be sitting in the dark. I came to this Island to change the world, Pierre; that's exactly what I intend to do.

Richard Alpert: Over, uh, twenty years ago, a man named John Locke, he walked right into our camp. And he told me that he was going to be our leader. Now I've gone off the Island three times, to visit him. But he never seemed particularly special to me.
Jack Shephard: You said you had a question.
Richard Alpert: You know him? Locke?
Jack Shephard: Yeah. Yeah, I know him. And if I were you, I wouldn't give up on him.

The Man in Black: [as John Locke] Do you mind if I ask you a question?
Ben Linus: I'm a Pisces.
The Man in Black: What happened that day at the cabin? When you first took me to meet Jacob?
Ben Linus: Well, you clearly already know that I was talking to an empty chair, John. That I was pretending. Which is not to say that I wasn't as surprised as you were when things started flying around the room.
The Man in Black: But why would go to all the trouble to make something like that up?
Ben Linus: I was embarrassed. I didn't want you to know that I had never seen Jacob. So yes, I lied. That's what I do.
The Man in Black: Alright, then.
Ben Linus: Why do you want me to kill Jacob, John?
The Man in Black: Because, despite your loyal service to this Island, you got cancer. You had to watch your own daughter gunned down right in front of you. And your reward for those sacrifices? You were banished. And you did all this in the name of a man you'd never even met. So the question is, Ben, why the hell wouldn't you want to kill Jacob?

The Incident Part II [5.17] edit

Jacob: I wanna know why you won't go back to the Island.
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: 'Cause I'm cursed.
Jacob: Is that so?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: Uh-huh. That's why the plane crashed, my friends died--Libby, Charlie. Now they visit me, and I can't make it stop.
Jacob: Well, what if you weren't cursed? What if you were blessed?
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes: How do you mean "blessed?"
Jacob: Well, you get to talk to people you've lost... seems like a pretty wonderful thing to me.

[Ben and the Man in Black try to follow Richard into the statue]
Richard Alpert: W--what are you doing?
Ben Linus: John wants me to join him.
Richard Alpert: You can't bring him in.
The Man in Black: [as John Locke] Why not?
Richard Alpert: Because only our leader can request an audience with Jacob, and there can only be one leader on the Island at a time, John.
The Man in Black: I'm beginning to think you just make these rules up as you go along, Richard.

Miles Straume: [to Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Juliet, Hurley, Jin and Sayid] Has it occurred to any of you that your buddy's actually gonna cause the thing he says he's trying to prevent? Perhaps that little nuke is the incident? So maybe the best thing to do... is nothing? [No-one responds] I'm glad you all thought this through.

Jacob: [about his tapestry] You like it? I did it myself. It takes a very long time when you're making the thread, but, uh... I suppose that's the point, isn't it?

Jacob: Benjamin... whatever he's told you, I want you to understand one thing. You have a choice.
Ben Linus: What "choice"?
Jacob: You can do what he asked, or you can go, leave us to discuss our... issues.
Ben Linus: Oh... so now, after all this time, you've decided to stop ignoring me. Thirty-five years I lived on this island, and all I ever heard was your name over and over. Richard would bring me your instructions--all those slips of paper, all those lists--and I never questioned anything. I did as I was told. But when I dared to ask to see you myself, I was told, "You have to wait. You have to be patient." But when he asked to see you? He gets marched straight up here as if he was Moses. So... why him? Hmm? What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me?!
Jacob: [beat] What about you?
Ben Linus: [beat] Oh. Well...
[Ben stabs Jacob twice]