The very first episode was told from his point of view. He appeared in more episodes than Jacob, Christian, and Eloise combined. He was the only character to appear in both the opening scene and the closing scene of LOST—that lived to tell the tale.
“I need you to go find my son” Christian told Vincent. “He’s over there in that bamboo forest, unconscious. I need you to go wake him up. Okay? Go on. He was work to do.” (Christian to Vincent in Mobisode 13.)
Christian does not point to Jack’s location. He does not lead Vincent there. He provides verbal instruction only. He somehow expects Vincent to understand what a bamboo forest is, that a man is unconscious in that forest, and that it is his job to wake the man.
Vincent could never have understood complex human speech prior to his arrival on the island. The Island worked its strange magic on the dog, too.
Vincent’s mission never changed, and he never wavered in his commitment, even to the very end. Just as he stood by Jack in the first seconds of his mission, he was there in the closing moments, too, giving comfort to the one he had sworn to guide through the most treacherous obstacles a human being could ever be expected to face.
“Live together, die alone,” Jack said.
At the end of the story, there was a sadness for Jack’s passing, but the tears that streaked our faces, more than anything were tears of joy, for a man whose legacy would live forever, for an Island that had become an abode of peace, and for a dog who would not allow a great man to die without another’s love.
—A short excerpt from Vincent’s chapter of Lost Identity.
because I just need to point out the epicness of Vincent again. That last paragraph….