The Candidate

May 4, 2010
Alternate timeline
Jack Shephard
John Locke
Written by
Elizabeth Sarnoff and Jim Galasso
Directed by
Jack Bender
Guest starring
Alan Dale as Charles Widmore
Kevin Tighe as Anthony Cooper
Sam Anderson as Bernard Nadler
Katey Sagal as Helen Norwood
Fred Koehler as Seamus
Maile Holck as nurse
Casey Adams as wheeler
Ken Elliott as orderly
Christopher McGahan as Paul
Alan Seabock as sub captain

The Candidate is the fourteenth episode of season 6 of Lost. Jack Shephard and John Locke are featured in the episode's alternate timeline.

ABC press release

Jack must decide whether or not to trust Locke after he is asked to follow through on a difficult task.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer), Carlton Cuse (Writer, producer): This episode is Jack/Locke centric. Sawyer's group on Hydra island will be perp walked to the cages. He disarms Seamus and there's a standoff. Jack and Bernard are at the dentist office, and Jack wants to ask Bernard about a patient's accident.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Kate is wounded in a shootout with Widmore's men. The Man in Black gives Jack a backpack, which he takes on the submarine. The backpack contains a bomb, which explodes and leaves only 5 people on the sub alive, including Jack, Kate, and Sawyer. Sayid, Jin, and Sun are all killed during the explosion, along with Widmore.
    • TRUE, five people live (Jack, Kate, Hurley, Lapidus and Sawyer), though Widmore is not killed in the explosion.
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Jack was at a dentist's office where Bernard worked.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Sun, Jin, Claire, Hurley and Lapidus were filming at where the cages were.
    • TRUE
  • DarkUFO (Spoiler source): Locke filmed a scene at the Ajira plane with Jack, Sayid, Claire, and Sawyer. Later, Jack pulled Sawyer out of the ocean.
    • TRUE
  • Ryan Ozawa (Hawaii resident, spoiler source): Four characters we know will die in this episode.
    • TRUE, they are Sayid, Seamus, Jin, and Sun.
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