Sacrificial Rescue - Would you have done the same? Re: LOST

@My2Cents (291)
Canada
April 25, 2008 6:34pm CST
**Spoilers ahead if you have not seen the show** So we all saw it. We watched as Ben sacrificed his own daughter to save himself, and in turn the lives of those inside the home. Apparently he did not believe it would happen - even with the challenge - yet it did. So, place yourself in Ben's shoes? (Good Ben or Bad) and ponder what you would have done in a similar situation. Would you have watched your daughter die, or sacrificed yourself (and the lives of the others perhaps) to save your daughter. And on another note...id the revenge Ben is now seeking on Whitmore a valid revenge? Perhaps we will find out in the next few weeks.
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@jsitko (1169)
• United States
26 Apr 08
First of all I would not like to be in Ben's shoes, I do not like nor trust the man. However, I think I would have done the same even as difficult as it must have been. Ben needs to go after Whitmore's daughter, Penny, regardless because she is in search of the island. I do think it is a valid revenge. I still say Ben is a conniving SOB. Did you notice the smirk on his face as he walked away from Sayid after sounding so sorry that Whitmore was the man in charge of killing his wife? I believe that Ben had something to do with that to get leverage and to get Sayid to work for him.
@My2Cents (291)
• Canada
26 Apr 08
Wow - now that you mention that..hmmm. Ben using Sayid - would be nothing new - but interesting none the least. If you want anyone on your side - it would be Sayid. And that Smirk did say a lot about the intentions - perhaps Sayid will be Whitmore's downfall? Ben..although I despised him at first - intrigues me. Someday we will find out the truth about the island - but right now it seems that even off it - Ben has control - - - of most things anyway, except the fate of his loved ones.
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@traengle (145)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Do you think Whitmores daughter Penelope is the same Penelope that Desmond was in love with, that would explain why they thought it was her ship and the picture found on the first women (Nadia) that parachuted onto the island?
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@My2Cents (291)
• Canada
27 Apr 08
Yes - she is the same one - we saw that last season
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• United States
28 Apr 08
Not knowing the alleged rules, it's hard to say what I would have done. If I believed that they couldn't kill my (theoretical) daughter, no matter what I did, then I would have probably tried to call their bluff. But if the rules weren't in place, I wouldn't have just let that guy shoot my child.
• Lubbock, Texas
26 Apr 08
If I had been in Ben's shoes, I would have done exactly as he did, because it was supposed to be a bluff and Widmore changed the rules. Ben honestly believed that his bravado would save all of them. It has been working for him all his life. Something is definitely "in the wind" and the balance of power is shifting. Ben's determined not to let that happen. I love this show! You never know what kind of twists and turns lay ahead.
@My2Cents (291)
• Canada
26 Apr 08
Yes - it seems that in every episode - ESPECIALLY this season...a new twist appears. Just when you think you have it all figured out - - something else happens. Now, about the 'bluff', when was there a deal made that set any rules? That intrigued me. Do Ben and Whitmore have more in common than the island?
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• Lubbock, Texas
26 Apr 08
Remember when the daughter was shot Ben said "He changed the rules", ran down into the secret chamber and called the smoke monster? Then in the flash forward he went to Widmore's penthouse and accused him of changing the rules. It sounds like Ben and Widmore have a long history. . . or not. LOL We'll see in future episodes.
@My2Cents (291)
• Canada
26 Apr 08
Exactly - that is what I mean! Whitmore also said "Remember Ben, it is MY Island" Hmmmmm
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@Postrock (273)
• Italy
29 Apr 08
When she is shot, Ben says something like "he changed the rules". In the lats episode we see Ben facing Whitmore in the end about this. Its obvious that the 2 have some kind of duel going on with a agreed rules too. Probably Ben knew that, given the "rules of the game" his daughter was safe. He was sure the guy would not shoot her. But something he hadnt calculted came along and the mercenary killer her.
@My2Cents (291)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
Yes - agreed.