Lost/King of the Castle

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King of the Castle
Season , Episode
Airdate November 13, 2007
Production Number 101
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Directed by Jack Bender
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King of the Castle is the third mobisode of Lost: Missing Pieces, and the third mobisode overall.

Guest Stars: Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard), Michael Emerson (Benjamin Linus)


At the barracks, Jack Shephard and Benjamin Linus are engaged in a game of chess. Ben relishes the opportunity to play against someone with a little skill, but is disappointed Jack won't stay a little longer on the island. He intends to fully honor his agreement with Jack to let him leave on their submarine, but lets Jack know the island may not let him leave. Ben also warns Jack there might come a day in which Jack will want to return, but Jack emphatically states that would never happen. Ben simply tells him he's learned never to say never, and he hopes Jack will remember this conversation should that day come.



Ben: So, this must be strange to you.
Jack: Not really. Been a while, but my dad taught me to play when I was a kid.
Ben: Actually, I was talking about you being here. With us.
Jack: I got what I wanted.
Ben: It's been a long time since I had anybody with a little skill to play against. I don't suppose there is anything I could do to convince you to stick around. [laughs] Relax, Jack. Just an idle question. We have a deal; I fully intend to honor it.
Jack: Intend to or you will?
Ben: Well, it's not entirely up to me. If the island doesn't want you to leave, it won't let you.
Jack: What, the... the island's gonna sink the sub?
Ben: No. No. I promise you, I won't do anything to prevent you from getting home. But if you do leave this place, the day may come when you want to return.
Jack: Never.
Ben: I've learned never to say never. And if that day comes, I hope you remember this conversation. [castles his king] It was a nice try though.