Ben's tape was a U-matic cassette that was viewed by John Locke with Ben Linus after Ben gave Locke the combination to the safe that held the tape. ("The Other Woman")

Still from the tape depicting Charles Widmore. ("The Other Woman")

The painting that covered the safe containing the videotape. ("The Other Woman")

The tape depicted Charles Widmore exiting his vehicle and assaulting a blindfolded man identified by Ben as one of the Others unlucky enough to have been captured by Widmore's organization. It ended as Widmore began to look up as if he noticed the cameraman. According to Ben, Widmore was seeking information about the Island.

The tape's label was marked "Red Sox". Ben explained that the original content had been taped over. ("The Other Woman") Previously, Ben had shown Jack Shephard videotaped footage of the Boston Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series. ("The Glass Ballerina")

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Ben's tape/Theories
  • Where and when did the events depicted on the tape take place?
  • Who was the Other that Widmore beat in this tape?
    • Is the Other dead now?
  • Who filmed the tape?