Season: 6, Episodes: 2, Faction: Widmore
The sub captain was a member of Widmore’s team.
On the Island (2007)
6×14 – The Candidate
When the the submarine was taken over by the Survivors, he was held at gunpoint by Lapidus.
He piloted the sub until it was destroyed by the bomb constructed by the Man in Black. (“The Candidate”)
6×17 – The End
He drowned and his body floated to the surface, where it was found by Richard and Miles nearby the still living Frank. (“The End”)
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Charles Widmore traveled to the Island via a submarine which docked at Hydra Island. On board were Widmore, Zoe, and Desmond Hume, who was locked in a room, nearly unconscious.
In 2007, as the submarine was approaching parallel to the Island, one of Widmore’s crewmen saw through the periscope eight people standing on the beach camp: Jack, Hurley, Sun, Frank, Miles, Ilana, Richard, and Ben. (“Dr. Linus”)
The submarine later docked at Hydra Island, where Widmore’s team, led by Zoe, began setting up a portable sonar fence to protect the dock area. The team later captured Sawyer and took him to Widmore aboard the submarine. The two struck a deal: if Sawyer led the Man in Black into a trap, Widmore would transport him and his friends safely off the Island. (“Recon”)
Sawyer later decided to capture Widmore’s submarine as the vehicle to get him and other survivors off the Island. (“The Last Recruit”)
However, the Man in Black attempted to sabotage his plan by placing a bomb inside Jack’s backpack, which Jack brought aboard the submarine, not knowing that the bomb was inside it. Sayid took the bomb away from the group and it blew a hole in the sub, killing him, and filling it with water until it sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Sun and Jin drowned. (“The Candidate”)
In Greek mythology, Geryon, son of Chrysaor and Callirrhoe and grandson of Medusa, was a fearsome giant who dwelt on the island Erytheia of the mythic Hesperides in the far west of the Mediterranean. A more literal-minded later generation of Greeks associated the region with Tartessos in southern Iberia.
Geryon was often described as a monster with human faces. According to Hesiod Geryon had one body and three heads, whereas the tradition followed by Aeschylus gave him three bodies. A lost description by Stesichoros said that he has six hands and six feet and is winged; there are some mid-sixth century Chalcidian vases portraying Geryon as winged. Some accounts state that he had six legs as well while others state that the three bodies were joined to one pair of legs. Apart from these weird features, his appearance was that of a warrior. He owned a two-headed hound named Orthrus, which was the brother of Cerberus, and a herd of magnificent red cattle that were guarded by Orthrus, and a herder Eurytion, son of Erytheia.
The Tenth Labour of Heracles
In the fullest account in the Bibliotheke of Pseudo-Apollodoros, Heracles was required to travel to Erytheia, in order to obtain the Cattle of Geryon as his tenth labour. On the way there, he crossed the Libyan desert and became so frustrated at the heat that he shot an arrow at Helios, the Sun. Helios “in admiration of his courage” gave Heracles the golden cup he used to sail across the sea from west to east each night. Heracles used it to reach Erytheia, a favorite motif of the vase-painters. Such a magical conveyance undercuts any literal geography for Erytheia, the “red island” of the sunset.
When Heracles reached Erytheia, no sooner had he landed than he was confronted by the two-headed dog, Orthrus. With one huge blow from his olive-wood club, Heracles killed the watchdog. Eurytion the herdsman came to assist Orthrus, but Heracles dealt with him the same way.
On hearing the commotion, Geryon sprang into action, carrying three shields, three spears, and wearing three helmets. He pursued Heracles at the River Anthemus but fell victim to an arrow that had been dipped in the venomous blood of the Lernaean Hydra, shot so forcefully by Heracles that it pierced Geryon’s forehead, “and Geryon bent his neck over to one side, like a poppy that spoils its delicate shapes, shedding its petals all at once”.
Heracles then had to herd the cattle back to Eurystheus. In Roman versions of the narrative, on the Aventine hill in Italy, Cacus stole some of the cattle as Heracles slept, making the cattle walk backwards so that they left no trail, a repetition of the trick of the young Hermes. According to some versions, Heracles drove his remaining cattle past a cave, where Cacus had hidden the stolen animals, and they began calling out to each other. In others, Caca, Cacus’ sister, told Heracles where he was. Heracles then killed Cacus, and according to the Romans, founded an altar where the Forum Boarium, the cattle market, was later held.
To annoy Heracles, Hera sent a gadfly to bite the cattle, irritate them and scatter them. The hero was within a year able to retrieve them. Hera then sent a flood which raised the level of a river so much, Heracles could not cross with the cattle. He piled stones into the river to make the water shallower. When he finally reached the court of Eurystheus, the cattle were sacrificed to Hera.
In the Aeneid, Vergil may have based the triple-souled figure of Erulus, king of Praeneste, on Geryon. The Herculean Sarcophagus of Genzano features a three headed representation of Geryon.