JACK: What do you want from me?
BEN: I want for you to change your at–perspective. And, the first step in doing that would be for me to be decent enough to introduce myself honestly, so… Hi, my name is Benjamin Linus and I’ve lived on this island all my life.
BEN: I’m going to make this really simple, Jack. If you cooperate; we send you home.
JACK: Home — is that where you sent Walt and Michael?
JACK: [laughing] If you could leave this island why would you still be here? You’re lying. You’re stuck here just like we are. You don’t have any…
BEN: Your flight crashed on September 22nd, 2004. Today is November 29th. That means you’ve been on our island for 69 days. Yes, we do have contact with the outside world, Jack. That’s how we know that during those 69 days your fellow Americans re-elected George W. Bush; Christopher Reeve has passed away; the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. [Jack starts laughing] What?
JACK: If you wanted me to believe this, you probably should have picked somebody else besides the Red Sox.
[Ben turns toward the cart that was rolled in the turns on a TV. It shows the Red Sox winning the World Series. Jack moves toward the TV in disbelief and watches the end of the game. Ben turns the TV off.]
BEN: That’s home, Jack. Right there, on the other side of that glass. And if you listen to me — if you trust me — if you do what I tell you when the time comes — I’ll take you there. I will take you home.