Yes, you do. You just don’t know it yet.

Exodus, Part 2 • season 1 • episode 24

Natalya, 16 — Brussels (Belgium) :

There are so many great scenes in Lost, that’s been hard to choose one moment but I would say one of my favorite scene is the dialog between Jack and Locke in the final episode of Season 1 : “Exodus”.

JACK: Look, I need for you — I need for you to explain to me what the hell’s going on inside your head, John. I need to know why you believe that that thing wasn’t gonna-

LOCKE: I believe that I was being tested.

JACK: Tested?

LOCKE: Yeah, tested.

LOCKE: I think that’s why you and I don’t see eye-to-eye sometimes, Jack — because you’re a man of science.

JACK: Yeah, and what does that make you?

LOCKE: Me, well, I’m a man of faith. Do you really think all this is an accident — that we, a group of strangers survived, many of us with just superficial injuries? Do you think we crashed on this place by coincidence — especially, this place? We were brought here for a purpose, for a reason, all of us. Each one of us was brought here for a reason.

JACK: Brought here? And who brought us here, John?

LOCKE: The Island. The Island brought us here. This is no ordinary place, you’ve seen that, I know you have. But the Island chose you, too, Jack. It’s destiny.

JACK: Did you talk with Boone about destiny, John?

LOCKE: Boone was a sacrifice that the Island demanded. What happened to him at that plane was a part of a chain of events that led us here — that led us down a path — that led you and me to this day, to right now.

JACK: And where does that path end, John?

LOCKE: The path ends at the Hatch. The Hatch, Jack — all of it — all of it happened so that we could open the Hatch.

JACK: No, no, we’re opening the Hatch so that we can survive.

LOCKE: Survival is all relative, Jack.

JACK: I don’t believe in destiny.

LOCKE: Yes, you do. You just don’t know it yet.

I thought this scene was very interesting when we consider Lost as an ensemble. This fight between Jack and Locke has been one of the major themes of Lost: during six seasons we’ve had this tension between faith and science, before faith finally overcome reason in the final episodes. And the last sentence of Locke couldn’t be more warning of Jack’s conversion to a man of faith.
In my opinion, this scene is very powerful: it’s incredible to see how Locke was right from the beginning. They were brought here for a reason: they were brought by Jacob because they were candidates. But it’s funny to hear Locke say “The path leads to the hatch.” Because the hatch was just a tiny thing, a tiny piece of the puzzle. And when Locke is going to realize there’s no hope in the hatch, that it is just a hatch, he will be broken. Beautiful scene.