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Episode Discussion (Spoiler Free) => Season 5 => Episode 5x16 => Topic started by: RM on January 28, 2010, 08:43:05 AM

Title: There can only be one leader of the Others
Post by: RM on January 28, 2010, 08:43:05 AM
Just before Richard lets UnLocke and Ben in to see Jacob, he says there can only be one leader.  Unlocke says, "Who's rule is that, Jacob's or are you just making these up yourself?"  It's a good question.  Who's rule is that?

If there can only be one leader of the Others and Ben left (apparently leaving the real Locke as the new leader) and then John left -- who was the leader of the Others at the point that John left the Island (and died)?  Are they leaderless for this short-term period and that's why Ilana brings Lapidus along to be a "candidate"?

If Ben never actually got to see Jacob, was he ever the real leader of the Others?  It seems like it was Richard's audible to save little Ben and "change him", not a command from Jacob to do so.  So was Ben ever actually chosen to be the leader?  We see that Locke never passed any tests of specialness when Richard went to see him.  Was John ever the chosen leader of the Others, or was that all part of [Esau]'s long con?