"If A Tree Falls" is an orchestral piece from the Season 6 soundtrack. It plays as the Island begins to sink during the series finale.
Ben is now trapped under the tree, and Hurley urges the others to try to free him. Another shake shifts the tree slightly and convinces Sawyer that Island really is sinking. Miles's voice then comes from the walkie talkie. Kate picks it up and asks about Claire, but the men at the plane plan to take off as soon as they can. Frank says he needs several hours to ready the plane, but Richard warns him that less than that remains. Ben explains how they can reach the other island - Locke's boat.
The boat has indeed returned to the main island, and the Man in Black stares at it from a cliff. Then he turns when he hears Jack call his name. The two stand off for a few seconds then run at each other.
Full list of appearances
- Ben slams Ana Lucia against the wall. ("Two for the Road")
- He throws Keamy to the ground before stabbing him. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 3")
- The survivors try to pull Ben from a tree. ("The End")
A tree falls on Ben during the scene. The title also references the question, "If a tree falls in the forest, and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound?" The philosophical problem questions whether reality exists independent of perception, a point relevant when interpreting the flash sideways.