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The epilogue commences with Benjamin Linus[ Michael Emerson] entering a Dharma Logistics Warehouse located in Guam and relieving the attendants of the station from their duties as the station is being closed.
In an attempt to provide them with some information,Ben allows each of the two workers to ask a question. Ben explains how they have been shipping foods to an island[ explaining the mystery of why food was being dropped from the sky on the island] and that the coordinates of this island have been changing since it moves. When the other attendant asks why polar bear food is being sent to an island , presumably located in the tropics, Linus attempts to answer the question by showing the two a Dharma orientation video from Dr. Pierre Chang . The condition for seeing the video was that the two men would leave afterwards, to which they both agreed.
In the video, further questions regarding the island are answered. We learn that the experiments of the polar bears, who were placed in the cages, were to test various biological traits and their adaptability under the influence of electromagnetism. We also receive further hints that the electromagnetism impacts pregnancy on the island as the video indicates that attention must be given in order to ensure that female bears have not been impregnated since serious issues result from this at the end of the first trimester.
The video goes on to explain the purpose of the mysterious chair in room 23, which in the series was under control by the Others. Viewers may recall that Carl , Alex’s boyfriend was forced in the chair when he had been captured by the Others. According to the video, the chair was used as way to interrogate the Hostiles by obtaining info on their traditions, lifestyle and worship of Jacob. A special video and glasses were to be provided to the hostile after the interrogation was complete so that his/her memory of the incident would be wiped clean.
The video concluded shortly afterwards and Ben extends his farewells to the attendants who were substantially reimbursed for their 20 years of service to the station.
Afterwards, Ben visits Santa Rosa Mental Institute to meet Walt[ Malcolm David Kelly], who is now reffered to as Keith Johnson .Ben offers his apologies to Walt for kidnapping him when he was on the island . Ben reminds Walt that he is special and that he does not belong outside of the island because of this difference. Ben also adds that Walt can help his father despite the fact that he is dead. This suggests that Walt will be significant in releasing Michael’s burden of being a Whisper on the island for his acts of murder against Anna Lousia and Libby.
Walt agrees to join Ben and the two meet Hurley[ George Garcia] inside a Dharma van. Hurley assures Walt that he is not crazy and just needs to return to the island as this is where he belongs. When Walt questions why this is, Hurley responds by saying that he has a job for him. They drive off as they must now return to the island, concluding the 12 minute epilogue.
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