“Don’t ever tell me what I can’t do, ever! This is destiny. This is my destiny.”
↳[1/?] John Locke
B: Everything is going just as planned. I’ll come back soon.
J: Are you all right?
B: I’m ok. Miss me?)
LOST: The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham
“You can’t do this. If anything happens to you…John you have no idea how important you are. Let me help you.”
“There is no helping me. I’m…I’m a failure.”
“No John, you’re not.”
“I am! I couldn’t get any of them, I couldn’t get a single one of them to come back with me. I can’t lead anyone.”
“Jack booked a ticket.”
“A plane ticket to Sydney from Los Angeles, tonight. Return trip first thing in the morning. Whatever you said to him John, it worked. If you got Jack, you can get the rest of them. John, you can’t die. You’ve got too much work to do. We’ve gotta get you back to that island so you can do it. Please John. Come on. Come down.”
This full scene is eight minutes long, and dear God, it is incredible. These two actors are just astonishingly talented, and their performances here are unbelievably powerful. The scene itself is truly perfect, acting, writing, directing, lighting. Everything is amazing. And the last minute remains the most shocking thing I’ve ever witnessed on my tv. To this day, no matter how many times I’ve seen it, I still watch, horrified, with one shaky hand clamped hard over my mouth. Blisteringly excellent work. Scarringly so.
09. John Locke
“Couldn’t find the Anthuriums, could you?”
“I don’t know what they look like!”
I just love this, in a bickering-married-couple kind of way. Ben’s all gosh John, if you don’t know something just say so (it’s ok to pull over and ask for directions!) and then he goes over and shakes the flower, looking over his shoulder like c’mon John, it’s this one, duh! and Locke pulls out that big ol’ shrug like jeez sweety, I’m not a botanist, why would I know that?
Meanwhile, Jack is a big dopey third wheel (who is promptly asked to leave).
Hey, I don’t ship Blocke personally, but this whole three-parter was so packed with glorious foe yay (to the point where it’s less like foe yay, and more like “we finally figured out how to be friends!”), I can’t resist indulging a little. And good times were had by all.
Blocke was fucking awesome.
LOST: There’s No Place Like Home (part 3)
“He told you what to do but he didn’t tell you how, because he wants me to suffer the consequences.”
“Whoever moves the island can never come back. So I’d like you to get on the elevator John, and go back up, and Richard and my people will be waiting three miles east of The Orchid.”
“Waiting for me?”
“Ready willing and able. To share what they know…and they will follow your every word. Goodbye John. I’m sorry I made your life so miserable.”
If it’s not real, then what are you doing here, Jack? Why did you come back?
Why do you find it so hard to believe?
Destiny! This is my destiny!
Don't tell me what I can't do!