Friday, May 7, 2010

Locke refuses Jack's offer to fix his legs, Helen visits

Locke is awoken by Jack at St. Sebastian hospital after the surgery. Locke looks confused and says "I know you." Jack reminds him that they were both on Oceanic 815 and met in the lost luggage office. He continues telling Locke that his dural sac was ruptured when he was run down by a car. Jack tells him that everything is back where it belongs.

Jack then gets more serious and tells Locke that he got a look at his initial spinal injury during the surgery and asks how it happened. Locke asks him why he wants to know and Jack says "Because I think you're a candidate." Expanding on that, he says that there's a new surgery that may be able to restore feeling to Locke's legs and he may even walk again. Jack repeats his old mantra saying "I think that... that I could fix you."

Locke pauses for a moment and simply says "No. Thank you." Jack tells him that there is minimal risk, but Locke interrupts him, stating more firmly "I said no, doctor."

At that moment Helen comes into the room and hugs and kisses Locke. It's the first time she's seen him since the surgery. She then notices Jack, who introduces himself. She runs over and gives him a hug and a kiss on the cheek. As she's hugging him Jack and Locke smile at each other, but Jack is clearly still baffled by Locke's refusal of his help.

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