Mr Light wrote:
We knew from "Cost of Living" that Cerebus spares those who are repent and say they'll change their ways, and punishes those unrepenant and unchanging. This leads me to believe that Ben's new outlook is for reals or else he woulda been smoked by Smokey. Ben truly will be Locke's loyal disciple now. That should be fun to see!
Perhaps, though he was thinking about killing Locke again, unless that little exchange with Alex really has changed him, we will see....