LOST: The Heartbreak of Jeremy Bentham

Screenshot from LOST

Very few episodes of LOST are as heartbreaking as “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham”. We all knew it was coming – we had been told prior to this episode that John Locke had taken this name when he left the island and that he died while he was off the island. We knew the end result of this episode. Yet it was still as sad as TV can possibly get.

It’s my personal opinion that “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham” often gets overlooked when people think of the best episodes from LOST. This isn’t something I speculate on in my essay but I personally think it doesn’t get the credit it deserves because it’s simply too sad. Too dark. Too tragic. The final moments aren’t ones you cry at but rather, you’re shocked at the murderous twist we see play out before our eyes. It’s perhaps the darkest moment in series history, save Ana Lucia and Libby.

There’s a lot to get into with this episode and I think my essay for TV Obsessive does a good job getting into it all. You can read it in full at this link here. Let me know what you think!

Written by Andrew Grevas

Andrew is the Founder / Editor in Chief of 25YL. He’s engaged with 2 sons, a staunch defender of the series finales for both Lost & The Sopranos and watched Twin Peaks at the age of 5 during its original run, which explains a lot about his personality.

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