Here is your brief recap of "The Incident, Part 1." For the more detailed recap of this episode, go to the next page!
- At a time when the four-toed statue isn't in ruins, a man revealed to be Jacob is spinning together a tapestry with Egyptian and Greek symbols. He is debating with an unnamed Man in Black, who threatens to find a loophole so he can kill Jacob.
- When a young Kate is caught shoplifting, Jacob steps in and offers to pay for it. Before leaving, he taps her nose and tells her to be good.
- At the funeral for his mother and father, a young Sawyer is about to write his letter to the con man he holds responsible for his parents' deaths. Jacob offers him a pen and their fingers touch briefly.
- In Los Angeles, Sayid and Nadia are at a crosswalk, but only Nadia crosses as Jacob distracts Sayid with a request for directions. An SUV plows into Nadia, but does Jacob touch Sayid's shoulder at the moment of impact?
- A bandaged Ilana is bedridden in a hospital. Jacob visits her, saying he needs her help. She agrees to assist.
- Jacob is sitting on a bench when a body falls out of an apartment window and lands behind him. The victim is Locke, and Jacob touches him, reassuring him that everything will be all right.
- At Sun and Jin's wedding reception, Jacob greets the newlyweds. He touches both their shoulders, telling them their love is special.
Dharma Initiative Time:
- Aboard the submarine, Kate tries to persuade Sawyer and Juliet to stop Jack from nuking the island. They commandeer the sub and force the captain to surface the vessel.
- Pretending to be unconscious, Lapidus overhears Bram saying he didn't want to take Lapidus along but Ilana says he might be important. When Ilana realizes Lapidus is awake, he asks who they are and what's in the box. She shows him.
- Armed with the plutonium core to neutralize the island's pocket of energy, Jack and Sayid emerge from the underground tunnel into a Dharma house
- Jack and Sayid try to sneak through Dharmaville dressed in Dharma jumpsuits, but Roger Linus spots Sayid and shoots him in the stomach.
- Hurley drives a van carrying Miles and Jin into the firefight and they rescue Sayid and Jack.
- Kate, Saywer and Juliet paddle to shore and discover that Rose, Bernard and Vincent have been living happily in seclusion for the past three years.
- On a jungle road, Sawyer, Kate and Juliet stop Hurley's van. They need to talk to Jack.
Thirty Years Later...
- Richard Alpert concludes that Locke has returned to life because of Jacob. Locke then says they must deal with the Ajira passengers, which worries Alpert.
- When Ben says he's keeping it a secret from Richard that Locke plans to kill Jacob, Locke realizes that he doesn't have to convince Ben after all. Ben will kill Jacob.
- Ilana's team reaches Jacob's cabin, where they find the circle of ash has been broken and a piece of an old tapestry.
- Ilana's team heads to the four-toed statue of the Egyptian goddess Taweret.
For the detailed recap of this episode, go to the next page!
[break]In an unknown room, we see a man dressed in white at a spinning wheel creating a tapestry with an intricate design containing Egyptian and Greek symbols. We cut to the man sitting on the beach cooking fish over a fire. It's morning, and on the horizon, out over the ocean, a large ship is sailing towards the island. Another man, this one dressed in black, walks over to the Man in White. The Man in Black asks why the Man in White brought the ship to the island -- is he still trying to prove the Man in Black wrong? The Man in Black says they come, fight, destroy, corrupt, and it always ends the same. The Man in White tells him it only ends once, and everything else is just... progress. The Man in Black says he wants to kill the Man in White, and one day he's going to find a loophole. The Man in White says he'll be right there. The Man in Black leaves and addresses the Man in White as Jacob. Yes, this is Jacob. The camera pulls back over the ocean, and we see they were sitting on the base of a giant stone foot. And next to the foot is another foot -- and both feet have four toes. And as the camera pulls back, we see what we've been waiting to see since we first glimpsed that four-toed foot over three years ago... the towering, majestic statue of the Egyptian goddess Taweret. And we clearly know we're a long time ago, so let's get the finale of season five started --
WHOOSH to a small-town general store as Young Kate and Young Tom plot their crime: they want to steal a New Kids On the Block lunchbox. Young Kate snatches it and hides it in her backpack, but on the way out they're caught. The owner threatens to call the cops, but a man steps forward and offers to pay for it. The man is Jacob. Young Kate tells him thanks, and Jacob asks if she's going to steal anymore. She shakes her head no, and Jacob smiles. He reaches out and taps her on the tip of her nose. "Be good, Katie," Jacob says and leaves.
WHOOSH to the submarine holding area. The sub is preparing to dive, but Kate tells Sawyer and Juliet they have to get out of there. Kate explains that she was coming back to get Sawyer because Faraday is dead and Jack wants to blow up a hydrogen bomb. Sawyer tells her he's going to pass. He and Juliet were happy in Dharmaville and want to take their chances in the real world. If Jack wants to blow up the island, then good for Jack. [break] In the underground tunnels, Sayid points out that in Faraday's journals there are instructions on how to remove the plutonium core... and how to detonate it. Jack asks if the core will be enough to neutralize the pocket of energy, and Sayid tells him it's a thermonuclear weapon. It'll be more than enough. Richard is unsure because Eloise is pregnant, but she says that's exactly why they have to see this through. Jack says they better get moving -- they only have two hours.
At the Swan construction site, Radzinsky is angry that the crew have stopped digging. Dr. Pierre Chang is there and says the drill is heating up too much. Radzinsky says that's why they have water. He has been working on the project for six years -- to design a station that will be able to manipulate electromagnetism in ways they've only dreamed of. And no one is stopping him three meters short of success. Radzinsky orders them to start drilling again.
WHOOSH to the beach as Sun treks along with the Others. She approaches Ben and asks who Jacob is. He's the man they're walking to see, so she wants to know who he is. Ben says Jacob's in charge of the island. Sun is confused. She thought Locke was in charge. No, Locke is their leader, which Ben confides is a title that is incredibly temporary. But everyone answers to someone, and the leader answers to Jacob. Sun asks what Jacob is like, but Ben doesn't know. He's never met him.
At the front, Locke and Richard Alpert talk. Richard says that Ben told him that he strangled Locke, so Richard wants to know how Locke is alive. Locke says that Richard's been on the island much longer than he has. If anyone would have an explanation for it, he thought Richard would. Richard says he has been there a long time but never seen someone brought back to life. Locke says he's never seen anyone that doesn't age but that doesn't mean it can't happen. Richard says that he's that way because of Jacob, and that's his guess as to why Locke isn't in a coffin anymore. Locke agrees. He then says after he's done thanking Jacob, they'll have to deal with the passengers from the Ajira flight. Richard asks what that means, and Locke simply says he knows what he means. Unsure of Locke before, Richard is now very worried. [break] On another part of the beach, Ilana, Bram and her team unload the large aluminum crate off the outrigger. Lapidus pretends to be unconsciousness as he listens to Ilana and Bram's conversation. Bram didn't want to bring Lapidus along, but Ilana says he might be important. Bram asks if Lapidus is a candidate, but before Ilana can answer she realizes Lapidus is awake and listening. Lapidus asks who they are, and Ilana says they're friends. Lapidus asks what's in the box, and surprisingly Ilana shows him. And when Lapidus sees what's inside, he's shocked.
WHOOSH to a funeral outside a Southern church. Young Sawyer watches as they load his mom and father's caskets into hearses. Afterwards, Young Sawyer is trying to write a letter but his pen won't work. Jacob walks up and asks if he needs a pen. He hands one, and as Young Sawyer takes it, their fingers touch briefly. Sawyer's Uncle Doug walks over and reads the letter Young Sawyer is writing. "Dear Mr. Sawyer. You don't know who I am. But I know who you are. And I know what you done." Uncle Doug understands that Sawyer is angry, but he tells the little boy that he has to move on. His parents are gone, and there's nothing he can do to change it. What's done is done. Uncle Doug asks Young Sawyer to promise that he won't finish the letter. Little Sawyer is utterly sincere as he promises, but since we know Sawyer did finish the letter, we realize Sawyer just pulled off his first con.
WHOOSH to the submarine. Sawyer thinks Jack has lost his marbles if he thinks by blowing up a nuke everything will reset -- that flight 815 will land in Los Angeles and nothing on the island would have ever happened. Kate points out that Jack could kill everyone on the island. Sawyer understands, but he made his choice to leave and he's sticking to it. Then a Dharma guy comes around with their sedatives, when suddenly out of nowhere -- WHAM-BLAMM! Juliet slams the guy's head into the table and kicks him in the chest, knocking him out. Sawyer is shocked. Juliet says they can't just let Jin, Miles and Hurley die. [quote-right]Sawyer is disgruntled but realizes she's right. Juliet gets the keys off the Dharma guy and unlocks their cuffs. They grab the guy's gun and sneak into the sub control room, forcing the Captain to bring the sub to the surface. Then they warn him not to go back to the island, and Sawyer shoots the radio just so he can't radio Horace. [break] In the underground tunnel, Sayid finishes removing the plutonium core from its housing. Richard tells Jack that over 20 years ago Locke walked into their camp and said he was going to be their leader. Richard went off the island to visit him three times since then, but Locke never seemed particularly special to him. Does Jack know Locke? Jack says yes, he knows him, and he wouldn't give up on him. Eloise then leads them through the tunnels.
WHOOSH to the Others as they trek along the beach. Locke asks Ben why he hasn't told Richard about Locke's plan to kill Jacob. Ben says he thought Locke wanted to keep that a secret. Locke is surprised by that -- it never stopped Ben before. [quote-left]Ben says that he's looking at things differently now that his dead daughter threatened to destroy him if he didn't do everything Locke says. Locke smiles and says maybe he won't have to convince Ben after all. Ben asks convince him to do what? Locke says that he's not going to kill Jacob -- Ben is.
WHOOSH to Los Angeles and an intersection at Santa Monica Boulevard. Sayid and Nadia wait for the light to cross as a man standing next to them looks at a map. The man is Jacob. Nadia steps into the crosswalk as Jacob asks Sayid for help. Sayid looks at the map and asks where he wants to go -- as VRRRM -- KA-BAM! An SUV plows into Nadia. Fast. Shocking. Brutal. And during the moment of impact, Jacob reaches over... but does he touch Sayid's shoulder? Sayid rushes over to the dying Nadia and tells her he's there. That it's all going to be all right. In Arabic, barely able to get the words out, Nadia asks him to take her home where she belongs. [break] WHOOSH to the underground tunnel as Sayid follows Eloise and Richard. They stop, and Richard uses a sledge hammer to bust through the rock into the basement of a Dharma house. Eloise starts to enter first, but Richard knocks her unconscious with his handle of his gun. He explains that he's protecting their leader. He can't risk her going any further with Jack and Sayid. Eloise will be angry when she wakes up, but it'll be better than being dead. Then he tells Jack for both their sakes, he hopes they never see each other again.
Sayid and Jack go upstairs to the main part of the house and see the commotion outside. The P.A. announces a security alert that if anyone encounters the hostile, they are authorized to use deadly force. How are Jack and Sayid going to get out of there? Sayid grabs a jumpsuit and says they'll hide in plain sight. They head out, the plutonium core hidden in a backpack, and make it though most of Dharmaville. But then Roger Linus sees them and recognizes Sayid as the one who shot his kid. He points his gun at them, and Sayid warns him he has a nuclear device -- but KA-BANG! Roger shoots Sayid in the stomach. Jack fires back, sending Roger and everyone around scattering. Dharma security men open fire, and Jack holds them off. Then a Dharma van barrels towards them. It skids to a halt, and the side door slides open -- it's Jin, Miles and Hurley! Jack loads Sayid inside and shouts at Hurley to drive. Hurley speeds away.
Out on the ocean, Kate, Sawyer and Juliet paddle ashore. They have no idea where they are. Suddenly, they hear barking, and Vincent comes running out of the jungle. Behind Vincent appears Rose. She turns to Bernard and simply says they found them. Neither of them are happy about it. Rose and Bernard lead Sawyer, Kate and Juliet to the hut they built and lived in for the past three years. Rose says she knows Jin was looking for them, but they didn't want to be found. They've retired. Bernard says that people work their whole lives to get a nice quiet place by the ocean where they can live in peace. Sawyer and Kate tell them Jack has a bomb, but Rose doesn't care. She says it's always something with them. They traveled back in time thirty years, and they're still trying to find a way to shoot each other. Juliet says if they don't stop Jack they all die. Bernard shrugs and says so they die. The only thing he and Rose care about is being together. That's all that matters in the end. Rose points out the direction to the barracks, and Sawyer, Kate and Juliet leave. [break] WHOOSH to run-down hospital where Ilana lies heavily bandaged in a bed. A nurse walks over to her and speaks in Russian. There's a man here to see her. The nurse signals to the man, and Jacob walks in. He crosses over to Ilana's bed, and speaking in Russian, tells her he's sorry he couldn't make it sooner. Ilana whispers in raspy Russian that she's happy to see him. Jacob switches to English and says he's there because he needs her help. Will she help him? Ilana says yes, and Jacob smiles, relieved.
WHOOSH to the island as Ilana's team treks through the jungle. Lapidus asks what they are going to do with what's in the box, and Bram says they have to show it to somebody so they know what they're up against. Lapidus asks what they are up against, and Bram says something a hell of a lot scarier that what's in the box. Lapidus asks who they are, and Bram says the good guys. Lapidus comments that in his experience, the only people who go out of their way to say they're the good guys are usually the bad guys. Ilana tells them they're here -- and they break out into a clearing containing Jacob's cabin. Bram points out that the circle of ash has been broken. Ilana reacts, and tells Bram to wait there. She goes inside the cabin and sees that it's empty. She notices a knife stuck in a wall pinning something to it. Ilana walks over to it and sees that it's part of an old tapestry. She leaves and tells her group he isn't in there and hasn't been for a long time. Someone else has been using it. She tells them to burn it. Bram and Ilana's team light up torches and FWOOOM! set the cabin on fire. Bram looks at the piece of tapestry and sees the Taweret statue on it. He guesses where they're going next.
WHOOSH to Jacob reading a book on a bench. It's a quiet, peaceful moment -- and then we hear the sound of glass shattering. Behind Jacob we see a man fall out of an apartment window and drop to the ground! THUD! A woman screams and people yell out to call 911. Jacob stands and is the first to walk over to the man -- who we now see is John Locke. Jacob reaches down and touches him, and Locke sucks in a breath, in shock. Jacob tells Locke everything will be all right and that he's sorry this happened to him. [break] WHOOSH to the beach as the Others trek into the Oceanic 815 survivors' old beach camp. They'll reach where they're going by nightfall, so Locke suggests they take a moment to catch their breath. Considering what he has planned for them -- they'll need it. Ben stands looking out at the ocean. Locke joins him and asks what happened that day when Ben took him to the cabin to first meet Jacob. Ben says Locke already knows there was nothing there. Ben was pretending. He was embarrassed about never seeing Jacob himself, so he lied about Jacob being there. Then Ben asks why Locke wants him to kill Jacob. Locke says because despite his loyal service to the island, Ben got cancer. [quote-left]He had to watch his own daughter gunned down front of him. And Ben's reward for those sacrifices was being banished. All in the name of a man Ben had never meet. So the real question is why wouldn't Ben want to kill Jacob?
Sun walks through her old home. She finds baby Aaron's wooden crib fallen over on it's side, and she stands it back up. As she does, she finds a metal ring in the sand. It's Charlie's Drive Shaft ring.
WHOOSH to Sun and Jin's wedding as they exchange their vows and Sun slips Jin's ring on his finger. Neither of them have ever been so happy, and the guests applaud. Afterwards, receiving their guests in line, Jacob approaches them and puts his hands on their shoulders as he speaks to them in flawless Korean. He offers them his blessing, and wishes them a long and happy life together. Their love is a special thing, and they should never take it for granted. Jacob leaves, and Sun asks Jin who that was. Jin doesn't know, but his Korean was excellent.
WHOOSH to the island as Hurley speeds along a jungle road. Jack can't stop Sayid's gunshot wound from bleeding and tells Jin to keep pressure on it. Suddenly, Hurley slams on the brakes as Sawyer, Kate and Juliet step onto the road in front of them. Jack steps out, and Kate says they are there to stop Jack. Sawyer tells Jack they have to talk. Five minutes. That's all he needs. Jack agrees, and they walk off to someplace private.