I guess that’s a good thing I’m not one of them, huh?

The whole truth • season 2 • episode 16

Alexandre,29 – Mineola, NY (USA) :

It’s just perfect. This performance is the best example of the idea of emergence (Emerson?) : out of a system with its own direction comes an element that couldn’t have been predicted, that is greater that everything the system had created all along and that’s gonna change the system forever. That dynamic works within the narrative – the man of science is more clueless than ever, the man of faith is reduced to be the weak man his beliefs were saving him from – and within the making of the show : faced to an unexpected display of perfect acting, the creators of the show had to move the whole thing to another direction. And for the first time… “I guess that’s a good thing I’m not one of them, huh?” … Ben Linus’ voice was heard: a chilling, oddly off-key sound that confuses anger with fear, sophistication with childishness, helplessness with genius.