Complete Episode Guide: Episode 5x12, Dead is Dead Guide
Audio Recap: Dead is Dead Audio
Flashbacks in Italics.
Ben's Flashback - Ben in Others' CampA man rides a horse into the Others' camp and then dismounts. He walks up to Richard and says, "What have you done, Richard?"
Richard says, "Calm down. Calm down. This has nothing to do with you."
"You actually brought one of them to our Temple?"
"He's just a boy and he was dying."
"Then you should have let him die."
"Jacob wanted it done," Richard says and the man stares at him. "The island chooses who the island chooses. You know that."
"Yes. Yes, of course. What's his name?"
The man goes into a shelter and sits beside Ben. "Hello, Benjamin."
"What happened?" Young Ben says.
"You were injured."
"You don't remember?"
"Where am I?"
"You're among friends, and we're going to take care of you."
"My dad, is he here?"
"You'll be back to him soon enough."
"No. No, I don't want to go." Ben tries to sit up, but he's in pain.
"Easy," the man says.
"I don't want to go back. I want to stay. I want to be one of you."
"Just because you are living with them, doesn't mean you can't be one of us. You should be dead, Benjamin, but this island, it saved your life."
"Who are you?"
"I'm Charles. Charles Widmore."
Land of the Living"Ben," Locke says as he sits by Ben's bedside in the infirmary.
Ben opens his eyes and looks terrified to see Locke. "Hello, Ben. Welcome back to the land of the living."
Ben looks up at Locke. "My God! You're alive!"
"Yes, I am," Locke says.
Ben sits up. "I knew it. I knew that this would happen."
"Then why are you so surprised to see me?"
"Because it's one thing to believe it, John. It's another thing to see it."
"Then why were you trying to run away to the main island?"
"I broke the rules, John. I came back to the island. I was going to answer for what I've done. I was going back to be judged."
"Judged? By whom?"
"Well, John, we don't even have a word for it, but I believe you call it the monster."
Ben and CaesarThe people from the Ajira Airways plane work on the beach. Ben walks over to where Ilana is next to a crate. "What's in the crate?" he asks.
"Just some things we need to get moved."
"Need a hand?" Ben asks.
"No thanks," a man says. "We've got it."
"Okay. Have a great day." Ben walks away. He stops and takes a drink of water from an Ajira Airways bottle.
Caesar walks up to him and asks how he's feeling.
"Like someone hit me with an oar. But I'll live."
Caesar looks at Locke standing with his feet buried in the sand as he watches the waves. "What do you make of him?"
"I'm not sure," Ben says. "What has he told you?"
"When you were out cold, he was watching over you. And he said you killed him."
"I killed him? Really? 'Cause he looks fine to me. You know I don't really remember him from the plane. Do you?"
"No, I don't."
"What if he was already here before we crashed? If he thinks I killed him, then he's insane. We may be dealing with a man who is dangerously deranged. Then the question is, what are we going to do about it?"
"Don't worry, my friend." Caesar shows Ben the gun he'd found in the building. "I've got your back." He puts out his hand for Ben to shake. "I'm Caesar."
"I'm Ben." Ben shakes his hand.
Caesar glances at Locke and then walks away.
Ben's Flashback - Baby StealerAs a young man, Ben, with a younger boy, looks through some bushes at night.
"You want me to do it?" the boy says.
"Shh," Ben says.
They are looking at a camp on the beach.
"I can do it if you want me to, Ben."
"Shut up and stay here, Ethan!"
Ben goes to a shelter with his gun drawn. He cocks the gun and goes inside. A woman lies on a bed. A baby begins to cry and a music box falls on the ground. Danielle Rousseau grabs her rifle, but Ben says, "Don't do it."
"You're the one who infected us, aren't you?" she says. She yells at him in French.
He looks at the baby and then picks her up. Danielle starts screaming and Ben says it's okay.
"Please, don't take my Alex," she says.
"Do you want your baby to live?"
"Why are you taking her?" She starts to get up.
Ben points his gun to the ground and fires, then points the gun back to Danielle. "Be grateful you're still alive. Now listen to me. If you try to follow me or if you ever come looking for me, I'll kill you. And if you want your child to live, every time you hear whispers, you run the other way."