John Locke was… a believer. He was a man of faith. He was a much better man than I will ever be, and I’m very sorry I murdered him.
That’s probably the best eulogy in television history (though the worst in nature), and it was delivered by Ben Linus as he bid adieu to an old friend/foe he killed on the groundbreaking series Lost. No words have ever embodied a character more on or off the island throughout the show’s run: Linus is a deeply conflicted man who is always deceitful, sometimes heroic (it seems anyway), and a step ahead of everyone else. Well, the latter’s been true until this season. We’ll learn more next week when Linus is the focus of a present day/flash sideways episode. Continue reading