"Locke of the Island"
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©2009 Varèse Sarabande and Michael Giacchino

"Locke of the Island" is an orchestral piece on the Season 4 soundtrack. At 7 minutes and 7 seconds, this was the longest released orchestral piece until Season 5's "Follow the Leader".

Scene description

Locke says he must move the Island, but Ben insists on doing so and suffering the consequences himself. He says goodbye to Locke, relinquishing to him the position of leader and apologizing for making Locke's life so miserable.

Locke finds the Others. Richard welcomes him "home", and Locke begins to smile.

Ben walks through the Orchid's rock tunnel, and smashes through ice with a crowbar. He tries climbing down its ladder, but a rung breaks. Ben lights a lantern, revealing the frozen wheel. He wishes Jacob a resentful farewell and turns the wheel, chipping away at more ice to do so. The Others, Sawyer and Juliet, the passengers on the Zodiac and the Oceanic Six in the helicopter and hear a ringing noise. The wheel emits light, and the Island vanishes.

With nowhere left to land, the helicopter runs out of fuel and crashes into the water.


The piece begins with Ben's suspense motif quickly leading into the time travel motif, followed closely by Ben's theme. The second movement uses Locke's first theme and motif. The third movement returns to Ben's theme, sometimes melded with the Others' main motif. The piece ends with the mystery theme.

Title significance

The title places Locke and the Island into the phrase "luck of the Irish".

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