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This article is about the orchestral piece. For the ladders from "The Substitute", see Cliffside cave.
"Jacob's Ladders"
6x04-Jacob's Ladders
Track length
3:26
Track type
Action Track
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©2010 Varèse Sarabande and Michael Giacchino


"Jacob's Ladders" is an orchestral piece from the Season 6 soundtrack.

Scene description

The Man in Black descends the first ladder. James follows, and he quickly switches to a second ladder when the first breaks. The second then breaks, leaving him hanging. The Man in Black catches his hand and takes him to a third ladder. They descend the remaining distance and enter the cliffside cave. The Man in Black takes a white stone from a scale and throws it into the ocean.

Influences

The piece uses FLocke's theme.

Title significance

The title references the ladders that Sawyer and the Man in Black descend. Jacob's Ladder was a ladder to heaven that the biblical Jacob imagined to escape his brother (Genesis 28:10-17). The film Jacob's Ladder featured a dying character's visions, which were either hallucinations or, like the flash sideways, some intermediate stage of afterlife.

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