Sorry for the light posting. I had the gun club meeting last night, and then, of course, Lost, so not much of a chance to queue some filler. Last night’s lost episode was excellent, and as Brad pointed out in the comments, it turns out that Ben’s father is Lazlo from the movie Real Genius.
Ben killed his father because he spent all his time making repeated entries into the island’s sweepstakes. He had calculated that he’d win 32.6% of the prizes. Or maybe because he drank too much. I’m getting my plots confused.