Man of Science, Man of Faith

LostFlashback: Jack saves the life of a woman injured in a car accident, but when she wakes up, he has to deliver the bad news: there is extensive damage to her spinal column, and a good chance she will be paralyzed for life. Jack’s father thinks that he should stress the possibility of hope; the woman’s fiance seems troubled by the prospects of a lifetime of intense care and physical assistance. The woman’s determination inspires Jack to promise that he will fix her; that promise leads to an late night of running up and down stadium steps to expiate his guilt when he can’t fulfill it. A fellow runner introduces himself as Desmond and raises a question: what if Jack did fix her? He dismisses the idea… until the next day, when she wakes up and wiggles her toes.

The Island: Within a bunker, a man types commands on a old computer terminal, injects himself with some kind of chemical, and works out while listening to one of a large library of vinyl records. His routine is interrupted by a sudden tremor – the result of the dynamite blowing open the hatch. Jack, Kate, and Locke peer down into the hatch and see nothing but a broken ladder; the shaft goes down into the darkness. Jack realizes that the hatch will not provide a sanctuary and wants to head back to the caves immediately. Locke is more eager to explore, but ultimately concedes to Jack. On the way back, Hurley tells Jack about his previous experiences with the numbers.

At the caves, panic is starting to set in. Shannon sets out to find Walt’s dog Vincent, and Sayid accompanies her. They are briefly separated, and for a moment she sees Walt, soaking wet and whispering something. Sayid finds her and Walt disappears. Shortly afterward, Jack and the others return, and Jack reassures everyone that they’ll be fine, that the sun will come up in a few hours and they’ll see it together. But Locke is determined to go back to the hatch. Kate follows him in case he needs help. And Jack decides that he’s not going to let the two of them face the inside of the hatch alone.

Locke lowers Kate into the shaft. Before she hits bottom, some force pulls her down despite Locke’s attempts to brace himself and keep hold of the rope. A bright light shines out of the hatch, and Kate is gone. When Jack reaches the hatch, neither are there. He finds his way into the bunker and the music starts playing again; the room is filled with decades-old equipment. Jack reaches for the terminal, but Locke encourages him not to touch it. And whoever it is holding a gun to Locke’s head thinks that’s a pretty good idea too.

Order the DVDswritten by Damon Lindelof
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino

Season 2 Regular Cast: Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Matthew Fox (Jack), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Maggie Grace (Shannon), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Malcolm David Kelley (Walt), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Dominic Monaghan (Charlie), Terry O’Quinn (Locke), Harold Perrineau (Michael), Michelle Rodriguez (Ana Lucia)

Guest Cast: John Terry (Shephard), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Julie Bowen (Sarah), Anson Mount (Kevin), Ivana Michele Smith (N.D. survivor), Katie Doyle (EMT), Julius Ledda (EMT no. 2), Masayo Ford (Nurse), David Ely (Intern), Larry Wiss (Anesthesiologist)

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Adrift

LostFlashback: Once out of the hospital following his injuries, Michael retains a lawyer to fight to keep Walt from leaving the country with his mother, Susan. Her lawyers challenge his lack of involvement in his son’s life; Susan appeals to Michael to think of Walt’s best interests. Finally, he reluctantly allows them to go. Michael meets with Walt for a few moments to say goodbye, offering him a stuffed polar bear and telling him that his father will always love him.

The Island: Prior to Jack’s discovery of Locke in the bunker – Locke follows Kate down the shaft. He finds her shortly before Desmond finds them. He asks Locke, “Are you him?” Locke tries to play along, but Desmond quickly realizes that whomever he’s waiting for, it’s not Locke. He orders Locke to tie Kate up and lock her in a food pantry; Locke smuggles a pocketknife into her waistband in the process. She cuts herself free and climbs into a ventilation duct. Desmond quizzes Locke about the survivors of the plane crash and asks how many of them have gotten sick. He seems surprised when Locke says that none of them have. The conversation is interrupted by a beeping and a countdown clock; Desmond frantically orders Locke to input a code into the terminal – the six-number sequence. The beeping stops and the countdown resets. Jack’s arrival leads Desmond to turn the music back on, which prevents Jack from hearing Kate when she shouts for him. Jack enters the bunker and discovers Locke and Desmond.

At sea, Sawyer helps Michael onto the remains of the raft and then yanks the bullet out of his own arm. The two men bicker over whose fault it was that they were attacked; a more pressing problem is the shark in the water. They find one of the raft’s pontoons and make it through the night; the current brings them back to the island. When they reach shore, they see Jin, arms tied behind his back, frantically running toward them. The Others have found them.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven Maeda & Leonard Dick
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Island Man), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Tamara Taylor (Susan Lloyd), Saul Rubinek (Michael’s Attorney)

Notes: The events leading up to Michael giving up his parental rights were first shown in the season 1 episode Special. As of this episode, Malcolm David Kelley (Walt) is no longer listed in the opening credits.

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Orientation

Lost Flashback: Locke attends a support group meeting after his father abandoned him. He finds little comfort there; instead he lashes out at those complaining about problems that seem insignificant compared to his. The outburst attracts the attention of Helen, a member of the group, and the two begin seeing each other. Their relationship is complicated by Locke’s continued haunting of his father, driving through his neighborhood and parking in front of his own. His father tells Locke in no uncertain terms that he is not wanted. Helen does want Locke, though – but only if he lets go of his pain. She sets an ultimatum: Locke will have to take a leap of faith to keep their relationship alive.

The Island: As Desmond and Jack confront each other, Kate gets the drop on Desmond. An errant shot hits the computer, which sends Desmond into a panic. Kate returns to the caves to get Sayid to fix the machine while Desmond explains that he washed up on the island about three years ago. Another man found him and brought him into the bunker and told him that they had to enter the six-digit code into the terminal every 108 minutes or disaster would ensue. He shows Jack and Locke an orientation film made in 1980 by the Dharma Institute, an experimental research collaboration devoted to the physical and social sciences. The film narrator explains that something at this installation – The Swan – has gone wrong, and now the essential thing for Dharma staffers to do is to keep inputting the code. Two men are supposed to be assigned to the task, and replacements are supposed to arrive every few months. But Desmond has been on his own since his rescuer died.

Locke is eager to fix the terminal and continue the work, but Jack wants nothing to do with it, convinced that the whole thing is just some sort of behavioral experiment. Desmond decides to leave the bunker; Jack follows him. Desmond tells Jack the code and then finally remembers their previous meeting. He asks if Jack was able to fix the girl. An anguished Jack screams that he married her, before letting Desmond go and returning to the group. Sayid has fixed the computer, but Locke can’t remember the code, and Hurley is quite deliberately silent on that score. If they’re going to carry on Desmond’s mission, Jack is going to have to be part of the effort.

Elsewhere on the island, Sawyer, Michael and Jin are captured by the Others and thrown into a pit cage. They are soon joined by another prisoner, a woman who claims to have been on the back of Flight 815 when it crashed. Sawyer is determined to use what bullets he has left to try and get out, but their new colleague has plenty of questions and loyalties of her own.

Order the DVDswritten by Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Craig Wright
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Island Man), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Kevin Tighe (Cooper), Curtis Jackson (Security Guard), Katey Sagal (Helen), Roxie Sarhangi (Francine), Jeanne Rogers (Moderator), Marvin Candle (himself), Michael Lanzo (Waiter)

Notes: Locke’s discovery of, and kidney donation to, his father were shown in season 1’s Deus Ex Machina.

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Everybody Hates Hugo

LostFlashback: After he hits the lottery, Hurley tries to keep it a secret and enjoy some time with his friends before life changes dramatically.

The Island: Hurley absolutely hates his current assignment: inventorying the food supply in the bunker. He especially hates it when he has to keep the secret from the others on the island, and eventually he brings Rose in to help him. Locke tells Charlie about the hatch, and the food . . . which sends Charlie right to Hurley in search of peanut butter for Claire. When Hurley refuses him, Charlie’s hurt feelings frustrate Hurley even more, so he resolves to take drastic measures to ensure that things don’t change for him again.

Sayid and Jack look for the source of the electromagnetic disturbance, but it’s isolated behind heavy concrete. Claire finds the message in the bottle that the raft passengers carried with them, and gives it to Sun. Michael, Sawyer, and Jin are freed by their captors and brought to another bunker where another group of survivors from the tail of the plane huddles for shelter . . . including one survivor they’ve heard plenty about.

Order the DVDswritten by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
directed by Alan Taylor
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Sam Anderson (Bernard), Kimberley Joseph (Flight Attendant), Lillian Hurst (Carmen), DJ Qualls (Johnny), Billy Ray Gallion (Randy), Marguerite Moreau (Starla), Raj K. Bose (Pakistani Shop Clerk)

Notes: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Island Man) and Cynthia Watros (Libby) were added to the regular cast as of this episode. Hurley’s lottery win was originally shown in season 1’s Numbers.

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. . . And Found

Lost Flashback: Jin’s efforts to advance in society lead him to take a job as a doorman at an exclusive hotel. His roommate tells him that he is destined to find love; in the meantime he must balance his own values with the rules of higher society. Sun has her own problems with those rules, as her family pressures her to find a husband through a matchmaker.

The Island: Ana Lucia’s group of survivors decides to find the camp Michael, Sawyer, and Jin left behind. Michael chooses to head into the forest to look for Walt. Jin goes after him, and the mysterious tracker introduces himself as Mister Eko and accompanies him. They pass the body of what looks like one of Eko’s fellow survivors – the Others are out there. They’ve missed Michael for now, but that can’t be expected to last.

Ana Lucia trades barbs with Sawyer during one of his rest breaks. He’s slowing down the group, but then again he’s the only one who knows where the camp is. Back at that camp, Sun realizes she has lost her wedding ring. Jack, Hurley and others share their own tales of lost goods. When Kate tries to reassure Sun, she confesses that she found the bottle of messages from the raft, which seems to especially trouble Kate.

Order the DVDswritten by Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Rain Chung (Mr. Kim),
Kim Kim (Mrs. Shin), Josiah D. Lee (Tai Soo), Tomiko Okhee Lee (Mrs. Lee), Tony Lee (Jae Lee), Robert Dahey (Poor Man), Kimberley Joseph (Cindy), Sam Anderson (Bernard), Rain Chung (Mr. Kim), June Kyoko Lu (Mrs. Paik)

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Abandoned

LostFlashback: After Shannon’s father dies in a car accident, her stepmother cuts off her funds just as she earns a prestigious internship in New York City. Boone offers to help her, but even he does not seem to believe that Shannon has what it takes to make it on her own.

The Island: Shannon has another vision of Walt, and is absolutely determined to find him. Sayid doubts the reality of what she saw, putting a strain on their developing relationship. Locke tries to help Claire with the baby, which alienates Charlie. Claire, on the other hand, is grateful for the help – and her musings suggest to Locke that Charlie’s recovery may have hit a speed bump. Mister Eko diverts the tail survivors back into the jungle in a bid to save time and possibly Sawyer’s life. Ana Lucia is furious, afraid that they are putting themselves at risk from the Others. When Michael demands to know the reason for their fear, she explains that over their time on the island, the Others have kidnapped many of the tail survivors. And when they appear to take another, Ana Lucia’s paranoia claims another victim.

Order the DVDswritten by Elizabeth Sarnoff
directed by Adam Davidson
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Malcolm David Kelley (Walt), David Ely (Intern), L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Sam Anderson (Bernard), Kimberley Joseph (Cindy), Ian Somerhalder (Boone), Lindsay Frost (Sabrina), Francois Guetary (Philippe), Ashleigh Ann Wood (Nora), Maree Miller (Sophie), Patti Hastie (Nurse), Michael Cowell (Doctor), Sandra Le Bat (Dominique)

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The Other 48 Days

LostFlashback to the Island: The tail section of Flight 815 crashes on the island. Eko begins hauling survivors and bodies ashore. Ana Lucia helps resuscitate a child. Another survivor, Goodwin, runs onto the beach screaming for help – another survivor is still strapped to his seat, stuck in a tree. Ana Lucia helps talk Bernard out of the seat, after which he begins looking for his wife. Libby sets another survivor’s broken leg. Things calm down briefly. But that night, some of the survivors go missing from camp. Eko kills two men trying to take him away as well.

Eko withdraws into himself. More survivors are dragged away – including the two children. When one survivor, Nathan, disappears for two hours, Ana Lucia’s suspicions are raised. Eventually the group heads into jungle. Ana Lucia digs the pit and puts Nathan in. Four days pass; Nathan reveals nothing. When she tells Goodwin she plans to start cutting off Nathan’s fingers to get him to talk, Goodwin helps him out of the pit – and then breaks his neck. They set off again, and find the Dharma bunker and a radio. Ana Lucia and Goodwin try to climb higher to get a better signal, and Ana Lucia figures out that she suspected the wrong man all along. In their scuffle, Goodwin is killed. Things once again settle down somewhat, until Bernard hears a signal on the radio – Boone calling for help. Ana Lucia thinks it’s another plot to draw them out of hiding. When she finally gives herself a moment to break down, Eko breaks his silence to comfort her. Cindy and Libby find Jin washed up on the shore; Jin’s escape leads them to Michael and Sawyer, and eventually on their trek to find the survivors from the front of the plane – a meeting with tragic results.

Order the DVDswritten by Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse
directed by Eric Laneuville
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Sam Anderson (Bernard), Kimberley Joseph (Cindy), Brett Cullen (Goodwin), Josh Randall (Nathan), Glenn Lehmann (Donald), Kiersten Havelock (Emma), Mickey Graue (Zack)

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Collision

LostFlashback: Ana Lucia returns to the Los Angeles police force four months after being involved in a shooting. Her captain – also her mother – wants to ease her back into active duty with a desk job, but Ana Lucia demands to go back on patrol. When she reacts to a minor disturbance by drawing her weapon, her partner is concerned. At the precinct, her mother tells Ana Lucia that they have a suspect who has confessed to shooting her. Ana Lucia refuses to identify the suspect, so the police have to release him. Not long after, Ana Lucia follows him out from a bar and calls his name. When he turns around, she tells him, “I was pregnant” – right before firing several shots into him.

The Island: Eko knocks out an enraged Sayid before he can attack Ana Lucia. She ties him up and orders everyone to stay put. But the other survivors are getting restless and a little afraid of Ana. Eko brings Sawyer to the beach, where he finds Jack. Inside the bunker, Locke introduces himself to Eko while Jack and Kate try to help Sawyer. Ana Lucia tells Michael to go back to the camp and bring her supplies so she can head off into the jungle herself. Bernard and Libby decide to return to the beach with Jin. When Sayid wakes up, Ana Lucia tells him how the man who shot her claimed to be reaching for his ID. She believed him long enough for him to fire four rounds. She asks Sayid if she should kill him, and Sayid wonders what would be the point of either of them getting killed at this point. With Sawyer stabilized, Jack is ready to run off into the jungle armed to find the others . . . until Eko tells him the name of the woman who shot Shannon.

Order the DVDswritten by Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Leonard Dick
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast:Francois Chau (Dr. Marvin Candle), L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Sam Anderson (Bernard), Michael Cudlitz (Big Mike), Mark Gilbert (Detective Raggs), Rick Overton (Matthew Reed), Aaron Gold (Jason Elder), Matt Moore (Travis), Jeanna Garcia (Shawna), Rand Wilson (Assistant D.A.)

Notes: Maggie Grace (Shannon)’s credit was changed to “Special Guest Star” in this episode.

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What Kate Did

LostFlashback: When Kate’s stepfather Wayne comes home drunk, she helps put him to bed. Then she rides away on her motorcycle moments before the house explodes. She stops to see her mother before trying to get to Florida, to say goodbye and give her an insurance policy she had taken out on the house. The marshals catch her before she can get on a bus, but when a black horse crosses the path of the marshal’s car, he swerves and hits a pole. He’s disoriented just long enough for Kate to push him out of the car and drive away. She meets her father in the Army recruiting office where he works to tell him she knows the truth. He was in Korea until four months before she was born. Wayne is her biological father. She leaves the office after her father says he’ll have to call the police, but agrees to give her a head start. With a last hug, Kate walks out of the door.

The Island: While picking fruit, Kate sees a black horse. She volunteers to stay in the bunker and watch over Sawyer while Sayid and the others bury Shannon. Sawyer wakes up and grabs at Kate’s throat, asking, “What did you do?” When Jack and Locke return to the bunker, they find Kate gone, Sawyer sprawled on the ground, and the countdown with seconds to go. Locke gets the button pushed in time, and then shows the orientation film to Michael and Eko. Eko leaves immediately afterward. When he returns, he tells Locke the story of King Josiah and temple of Judea . . . and then shows him something the tail survivors found in the other Dharma bunker. It’s a piece of the filmstrip that had been cut out, a piece that warns against using the computer to try and contact anyone else.

Kate continues to see the horse, and fears she might be going crazy. She thinks there might somehow be a part of Wayne on the island, maybe even in Sawyer, and she tells him that knowing that Wayne was her father made her feel like she would never be good enough. Sawyer wakes up, and when Kate takes him outside for walk, they both see the horse.

While Locke and Eko are watching the missing part of the fimstrip, Michael examines the computers. The countdown clock stops at 51 minutes, and the computer beings beeping. “Hello?” it asks. Michael decides to reply . . . and gets what could be a message from another of the missing.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven Maeda & Craig Wright
directed by Paul Edwards
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Sam Anderson (Bernard), Frederic Lane (Marshal), Beth Broderick (Diane), Lindsey Ginter (Austen), James Horan (Wayne), J. Edward Sclafani (Ticket Agent)

Notes: Locke first viewed the filmstrip in this season’s Orientation.

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The 23rd Psalm

LostFlashback: In Nigeria, a gang demands that a young boy shoot an old man. The boy’s older brother, Eko, takes the gun and fires instead, sparing his brother Yemi from having to commit the sin. The gang takes Eko away, and years later he becomes a feared figure. He agrees to help smuggle heroin out of the country, but in order to do so he will have to find a way to get the drugs onto either a United Nations or Catholic charities plane. He tries to enlist the aid of his brother, who is now a priest; Yemi refuses. Eko’s colleagues threaten to burn down the church unless Yemi complies with their request, and he finally does. But as Eko prepares to leave on the plane, his brother drives up, with the military not far behind. Yemi begs Eko not to get on the plane while the smugglers and military shoot at each other. Yemi is caught in the crossfire. Eko is forced from the plane, and the military mistakes him for the priest that called them.

The Island: Michael tries to contact Walt again via the terminal and gets some firearms training from Locke. Walt lets his father know that he is all right, but he has to hide their contact from some others. Eko learns of the Mary statue from Claire; he breaks the statue, shows her the contents, and demands that Charlie take him to where he found it. Charlie tries to claim that he didn’t know what was in the statue, and that he simply found it in a field, but neither Claire nor Eko believe him. En route to the plane, the creature – a mass of black smoke – charges Eko and stops right in front of him, but does not attack him. When they find the plane, Eko offers his last respects to his brother, and a replacement statue to Charlie, leaving the addict with another decision to make.

Order the DVDswritten by Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof
directed by Matt Earl Beesley
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Adetokumboh McCormack (Yemi), Ronald Revels (Goldie), Pierre Olivier (Olu), Kolawolfe Obileye, Jr. (Young Eko), Cynthia Charles (Nigerian Woman), John Bryan (Thug Captain), Ellis St. Rose (Priest), Moumen El Hajji (Tough Moroccan), Lawrence Jones (Lead Soldier), Olekan Obileye (Young Yemi) and Achraf Marzouki (Moroccan No. 2.)

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The Hunting Party

LostFlashback: Jack’s reputation from his wife Sarah’s recovery has attracted an older patient in desperate search of hope for a cure for a spinal tumor. Jack’s father does not feel the man is a candidate for surgery, but the patient’s daughter Gabriella appeals directly to Jack, who can’t step back from a challenge. Jack keeps throwing himself into his work even though he can feel the distance growing between him and Sarah, and even though his father warns him not to get too close to the case – or to Gabriella.

The Island: Michael knocks out Locke and puts him and Jack into the gun locker in order to go after Walt. When Kate and Sawyer arrive to let them out, Jack and Locke take off after Michael. Sawyer insists on coming along, and Kate tries to follow. When Jack tells her to stay behind and watch the hatch, she drafts Hurley into button duty and follows. Jin wants to go after his friend as well, but Sun refuses to allow him to risk himself again.

Locke tracks Michael going north, following a different trail than he traveled with the tail survivors. As the three searchers probe each other’s motivations for the expedition, they hear gunfire, but are unable to find Michael. Locke and Jack’s argument over whether or not to proceed is interrupted by a representative of the Others – the one who took Walt and shot Sawyer. He tells the three that they are unwelcome guests on their island, and that from now on borders need to be respected. He tells them to leave their weapons behind and go home, or another of the survivors will pay the price.

Order the DVDswritten by Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchno

Guest Cast: John Terry (Dr. Shephard), Julie Bowen (Sarah), Monica Dean (Gabriela), Ronald Guttman (Angelo), M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly)

Notes: The Others’ representative calls to Alex – the same name as Rousseau’s child. Jack’s successful operation on Sarah was shown in this season’s Man of Science, Man of Faith.

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Fire + Water

LostFlashback: Liam’s drug habit continues to have personal and professional repercussions. Driveshaft’s attempts at a comeback never get into gear when he can’t even function during a television commercial shoot. His wife kicks him out of the house after he drops their baby daughter. Charlie watches and tries to hold things together, writing a song he hopes will turn their lives around. But Liam’s own plans to change his life may not include his brother.

The Island: Jack continues his planning sessions with Ana Lucia, raising Sawyer’s eyebrows in the process. The eyebrows do double time when Hurley asks him what he knows about Libby. Charlie has a series of vivid dreams about Aaron that lead him to believe the baby’s life is in serious danger. Given his past and his lack of truthfulness, Claire and the others are reluctant to believe him, especially when Charlie takes Aaron while sleepwalking one night. Eko suggests that the dreams, which include the image of a dove, may suggest that the baby needs to be baptized. Charlie begs Locke to help him persuade Claire to trust him, but when Locke finds Charlie’s stash of statues he has little reason to believe the addict. Desperate, Charlie tries to take matters into his own hands, shredding the last vestiges of anyone’s trust in him.

Order the DVDswritten by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Neil Hopkins (Liam), Jeremy Shada (Young Charlie), Zack Shada (Young Liam), Sammi Davis (Mrs. Pace), Vanessa Branch (Karen), Craig Young (Director)

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The Long Con

LostFlashback: Sawyer tries to pull his scam on a divorcee, but she sees through it. Rather than throw him out, Cassidy asks Sawyer to teach her how to con. Over the next six months, they pull a number of small hustles, but Cassidy wants a big score – she wants to go for the long con. When Sawyer says they need money to pull such a thing, Cassidy admits that she’s been hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars she got in her divorce. Sawyer feigns surprise, but it’s not really news to him . . . he’s known all along. And he and his partner had plans for that money – even if Sawyer may (or may not) be reconsidering them.

The Island: Jack agrees to place his guns inside the bunker locker, and Locke agrees to share the combination with him. Charlie moves to the outskirts of the camp. Hurley tries to interest Sayid in the radio receiver Bernard found in the other bunker. Jack and Ana Lucia are having trouble recruiting anyone for their campaign against the Others, and Ana Lucia thinks it’s because the group is under the mistaken impression that they’re somehow safe. When Sun is almost kidnapped, it seems that attitudes might change.

That raises Sawyer’s suspicions, especially when some of the details don’t quite seem to match up. He shares his concerns with Kate, who goes to Jack. Jack questions Ana Lucia to be sure she isn’t trying to push her case a little too forcefully, but when Sun recovers and Jin is determined to pursue her abductors, Jack brings him to the bunker. But Sawyer has tipped off Locke, and Locke has decided that he won’t be responsible for anyone else taking weapons into the jungle and doing something reckless. He moves the guns from the locker . . . but soon discovers he isn’t as in control of the situation as he believed.

Order the DVDswritten by Leonard Dick & Steven Maeda
directed by Roxann Dawson
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Kevin Dunn (Gordy), Beth Broderick (Diane), KM Dickens (Cassidy), Finn Armstrong (Arthur), Richard Cavanna (Peter)

Notes: Kate’s mother Beth is the waitress that serves Sawyer when he meets with his partner. Director Roxann Dawson played B’Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager and directed several episodes of that series and Star Trek: Enterprise.

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One of Them

LostFlashback: At the end of Operation Desert Storm, Sayid and his superior officer Tariq are captured. The American want to know the location of a helicopter pilot captured days before, but Tariq refuses to provide information, even when Sayid reluctantly acts as an intermediary. An American officer eventually shows Sayid evidence that Tariq was involved in a sarin gas attack on a village that included Sayid’s relatives. Sayid agrees to torture Tariq in order to learn about the pilot’s fate . . . the first time that he has ever done so.

The Island: Sawyer, bothered by an incessant tree frog, heads into the jungle to find the source of his annoyance. Instead, he finds Hurley hoarding food, and blackmails Hurley into helping him find the frog.

Rousseau finds Sayid and brings him to a prisoner she has captured, claiming he is one of the Others. Sayid frees the man from Rousseau’s net, but when he tries to run away, Rousseau shoots him in the shoulder with an arrow. Sayid brings him back to the bunker so that Jack can remove the arrow, but arranges with Locke to change the combination on the armory so that Sayid can spend some time alone with the prisoner, who claims to be a balloonist who crashed on the isalnd with his wife months ago. Sayid gets no answers from the man, but becomes convinced he is one of the Others. Jack demands that Locke let him into the armory, and when Locke refuses, Jack prevents him from pushing the button until Locke opens the door. He does, and then races over to the terminal – but not before the countdown reaches zero.

Order the DVDswritten by Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Lindsey Ginter (Sgt. Austen), Mira Furlan (Danielle Rousseau), Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Marc Casabani (Tariq), Theo Rossi (Sgt. Buccelli), Clancy Brown (Joe Inman), Thomas Meharey (U.S. soldier no. 1) , Kamari Borden (U.S. soldier no. 2)

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Maternity Leave

LostFlashback: Inside another Dharma bunker, Ethan claims to be giving Claire medicine for her baby. He tells her that the baby may get sick, and encourages her to give the baby to his group so they can keep the baby safe. Confused by the drugs in her system, Claire is inclined to agree, even though other members of Ethan’s group are upset that their timetable has been altered. Finally, a teenage girl tries to get Claire to leave, saying that the group plans to kill her. The girl knocks Claire out and leaves her in the jungle, where Rousseau finds her. To keep the Others from finding Claire, Rousseau knocks her out.

The Island: Jack and Locke continue to argue about what to do with Henry. When Eko realizes they are keeping a prisoner in the hatch, he asks Jack to speak to Henry. Eko recounts how he killed two of the Others who tried to take him, and asks Henry for forgiveness. Henry tries to drive a wedge further between Jack and Locke.

Aaron develops a rash and fever. Jack says it’s just a simple childhood disease that will pass, but Claire is unsure, especially since her memories of her time with Ethan are starting to resurface. She asks Libby to help her remember, and then sets out with Kate to find Rousseau and then the Dharma bunker, looking for the vaccine that will protect Aaron. Rousseau agrees to help, in hopes that this will help her track down Alex, but Rousseau warns Claire of what must be done if Aaron is infected. The warning is even more chilling when they find the bunker deserted with only a few effects left behind . . . including evidence that the Others have not been what they seemed.

Order the DVDswritten by Dawn Lambertsen Kelly & Matt Ragghianti
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast:M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly), Mira Furlan (Danielle Rousseau), Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Tania Raymonde (Young Girl), William Mapother (Ethan)

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The Whole Truth

LostFlashback: Jin pins his hope for a brighter future on having a child, but after a year of trying the effort is only adding to the strain between him and Sun. Sun meets with Jae Lee in order to learn English, planning to leave Jin and move to America. Jae Lee wants her to consider staying in Korea with him instead. A doctor informs the couple that Sun is unable to bear children . . . but later confesses to her that he has hidden the real truth.

The Island: Jin finds Sun working in her garden. Driven by fear for her safety, he demands that she stop spending time there; when she refuses, he destroys the garden. Sun’s feelings of isolation are not helped by the symptoms she’s experiencing, symptoms that lead her to ask Sawyer for a pregnancy test. She waits with Kate for the results, and when they come back positive they go to Jack for confirmation. But she is hesitant to tell Jin, and unsure of how she feels about the idea. Locke enlists Ana Lucia to interrogate Henry, pointedly doing so without consulting Jack first. Determined to avoid repeating her earlier mistake, she wants to be absolutely sure that Henry’s not telling the truth, so she gets Henry to draw her a map to her balloon. Ana Lucia then enlists Sayid’s help to track down the balloon. Along with Charlie, they set off – pointedly doing so without consulting Jack or Locke first. As Henry is all too happy to point out over breakfast with the two of them, it appears the survivors have some serious trust issues to work on…

Order the DVDswritten by Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim
directed by Karen Gaviola
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Sam Anderson (Bernard), Tony Lee (Jae Lee), Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Greg Joung Paik (Dr. Je-Guy Kim)

Note: Sun’s friendship with Jae Lee was shown in this season’s . . . And Found; at that time he was preparing to go to America himself.

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Lockdown

LostFlashback: Locke is preparing to propose to Helen when she finds his father’s obituary. The two attend his funeral in an effort to find closure. But instead, Locke discovers that his father, Cooper, is alive, having faked his own death to hide from rather angry men that he swindled. Cooper needs Locke’s help to recover the ill-gotten gains and make his getaway. But helping his father puts Locke in the sights of Cooper’s victims . . . to say nothing of the questions he must dodge from Helen.

The Island: Sayid, Ana Lucia, and Charlie find the balloon and the grave, exactly as Henry described it. Sawyer goads Jack into joining an informal game of Texas hold ‘em. But when Jack cleans up, he goads Sawyer into putting up real stakes – the medical supplies that were in the armory.

Inside the hatch, Locke is puzzled by a strange sound coming from the speakers. He realizes that it’s a countdown just before blast doors seal him and Henry inside. Locke is able to wedge a crowbar underneath one of the doors, but he can’t lift the door alone. Henry agrees to help him – if Locke promises to protect him against the others. Locke agrees, and they raise the door slightly. But when Locke tries to slide underneath, the door descends again, pinning his leg. Locke sends Henry to enter the code and push the button. Before things return to normal, Locke sees a set of symbols projected on the hatch ceiling. He is further relieved when Henry returns to assist him.

As Jack is returning to the hatch, Kate follows him, asking to use the shower. Jack puts her off, but offers to walk back to the beach with her. Before they do, however, they spot a flashing beacon – which signals the location of Dharma supplies that have been air-dropped onto the island. They are soon joined by the balloon hunters, who have done some digging of their own.

Order the DVDswritten by Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast:Kevin Tighe (Cooper), Katey Sagal (Helen), Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Andrea Gabriel (Nadia), Geoffrey Rivas (Father Chuck), Theo Coumbis (Jimmy Bane)

Notes: The beginning of Locke and Helen’s relationship was shown in this season’s Orientation.

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Dave

LostFlashback: Hurley’s therapist in the institution encourages him to face the events that brought him here: a deck Hurley was standing on collapsed, killing two people. Hurley entered a catatonic state where his only activity was eating. Dr. Brooks says he doesn’t think this is necessarily because Hurley likes to eat, but because Hurley wanted to punish himself. Hurley resists the doctor’s advice, often at the urging of his friend and fellow patient Dave. Dave tells Hurley that he’s fine the way he is, that he should think about escaping, and that he shouldn’t turn down a meal. More to the point, as Dr. Brooks shows Hurley – Dave doesn’t exist. On the other hand, Hurley may not be the only future castaway to spend time in that institution.

The Island: Hurley shows Libby his hidden stash of food. She encourages him to do something to free himself of the food, so he destroys all of it. Immediately afterward, he finds out about the airdropped food. As he looks at the crowd poring over the food, he sees a familiar face – Dave. He decides to ask Sawyer for some medication to help prevent his visions, but when Sawyer tries to pull a prank on him, Hurley tackles him. Jin, after taking a moment to enjoy the scene, pulls Hurley away, and Hurley decides to go back to the caves, where he can’t hurt anyone. He runs into the vision of Dave again, who tells him that really, Hurley never left the institution. He went back into his catatonic state and dreamed everything that happened to him since his release. The only way out, the vision says, is to make it clear that Hurley doesn’t buy the dream anymore. And the best way to do that is to leap off a cliff.

Inside the hatch, Sayid and the others try to get some information from their captive, but to little avail. He does share one piece of information with Locke: during the lockdown, he never pushed the button. The countdown expired . . . and absolutely nothing happened.

Order the DVDswritten by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Evan Handler (Dave), Bruce Davison (Dr. Brooks), Ron Bottitta (Leonard), Grisel Toledo (Nurse)

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S.O.S.

LostFlashback: Bernard meets Rose when helping her get her car out of a snowdrift. She invites him for coffee, and they begin dating. A few months later, Bernard proposes, and Rose tells him that she has cancer and not long to live. Bernard is no less determined to marry Rose, but now he’s determined to find a way to help Rose. His efforts bring them to Isaac, a faith healer in Australia, who tells Rose that he does not have the capability to heal her. But Rose decides to tell Bernard that she is cured, so that he will not continue his efforts to do something. In the airport waiting to return to the States, Rose has a chance meeting with someone she’ll soon be sharing a beach with.

The Island: Jack and Kate head back into the woods in an effort to persuade the Others to trade Henry for Walt. Locke decides to turn away from the hatch and the button for a while. Bernard tries to organize the castaways to build an SOS message on the beach out of rocks, but his management skills are a little lacking. Matters aren’t helped when Rose doesn’t seem to support the idea. Rose finally decides to tell Bernard the truth: Isaac may not have cured her, but the island has. But if she leaves, all bets are off.

Order the DVDswritten by Steven Maeda & Leonard Dick
directed by Eric Laneuville
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Sam Anderson (Bernard), Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Wayne Pygram (Isaac), Donna Smallwood (Aussie Woman)

Notes: Wayne Pygram played Scorpius in Farscape and Tarkin in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

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Two for the Road

LostFlashback: Ana Lucia’s mother confronts her after the man who shot her is found dead. Ana Lucia decides to leave the force and gets a job in airport security. In the airport bar, she meets Jack’s father Christian, on his way to Australia. He hires Ana Lucia to help him with an unnamed job, and won’t tell her his name. The job turns out to be sitting in the car while Christian has an argument with a young blond woman, after which Ana Lucia drops him off at a bar – bumping into Sawyer in the process- and decides that it’s time to go home.

The Island: Ana Lucia tries to talk to Henry again, but he attacks her and nearly kills her before Locke intervenes. Jack and Kate bring Michael back to the bunker. When he regains consciousness, he tells them that he has been watching the Others, and knows where their camp is – and that it is lightly guarded. He plans to go back as soon as he has recovered. Ana Lucia decides that she needs a gun in order to settle the score with Henry, and finds a way to separate Sawyer from his pants long enough to get one. Hurley tries to arrange a picnic date with Libby, despite myriad logistical and navigational problems. Ana Lucia decides that she can not pull the trigger – but someone else in the hatch has no such compunctions.

Order the DVDswritten by Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim
directed by Paul Edwards
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: John Terry (Christian Shephard), Rachel Ticotin (Captain Teresa Cortez), Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Gabrielle Fitzpatrick (Lindsey)

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?

LostFlashback: Eko, posing as a priest after Yemi’s death, is preparing to travel to the United States. But before he can go, his monsignor assigns him to investigate a potential miracle. A woman, pronounced dead from drowning, was woken up the next day by the beginning of her autopsy. The doctor who performed the autopsy is certain that the girl was dead, but her father believes that nothing happened but a case of hypothermia and medical malpractice. He has reason to doubt miracles, after all . . . he is a charlatan psychic who fakes them all the time. The same psychic, in fact, who once insisted that Claire must raise her own child. Eko decides to end the investigation and make his trip to Los Angeles. But the drowning victim meets him there, and she has a message.

The Island: Eko has a dream where Ana Lucia and his brother both urge him to help John. He joins Jack, Sawyer, Locke, and Kate, who are heading back to the hatch after finding out that Ana Lucia had Sawyer’s gun. They find Michael, shot in the shoulder, who tells them that Gale escaped and shot him, along with Ana Lucia and Libby. Inside the hatch they find Ana Lucia already dead, but Libby is still alive. Jack rushes to treat her, while Michael is obviously concerned – although not for the reason everyone else might think, since he was the shooter and allowed Gale to escape. Jack asks Sawyer to bring the heroin so he cam make Libby more comfortable, and asks Kate to go with him so that she can see where Sawyer has been stashing the heroin – and the guns. On the way back, Hurley asks if they’ve seen Libby, and Kate breaks the news to him. Hurley arrives at the hatch in time to see Libby pass away.

Eko offers to try and track Gale, and asks Locke to come with him. But instead of tracking, Eko follows his dream and asks Locke to take him to the question mark. Locke shows Eko the map he has tried to reconstruct from the display he saw during the lockdown, and they find the Nigerian drug plane at the location suggested. Another dream – this one by Locke – instructs Eko to climb up an almost vertical incline. From his vantage point he sees that someone has sown the ground with salt so as to create a question mark. Its point is right under the plane – and it conceals another hatch. Inside, the pair finds monitors, logs, notebooks, and an orientation tape. This tape reveals that the purpose of this bunker, called the Pearl, is to be an observation point for a psychological experiment being conducted in another hatch. The film raises new doubts in Locke about the purpose he thought he had found, but it only makes Eko that much more certain.

Order the DVDswritten by Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse
directed by Deran Sarafian
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Adetokumboh McCormack (Yemi), Peter Lavin (Caldwell), Oliver Muirhead (Monsignor), Melissa Bickerton (Joyce), Felix Williamson (Dr. Ian McVay), Nick Jameson (Richard Malkin), Brooke Mikey Anderson (Charlotte Malkin)

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Three Minutes

LostFlashback: Michael communicates with Walt before leaving the bunker. He is soon captured by the Others. When Mr. Friendly confronts Jack, Locke, and Sawyer and trades them Kate for their guns, Alex asks Michael if Claire and the baby are OK. Michael is brought to a camp of the Others, where a woman named Ms. Klugh asks him about Walt’s past. Since Michael missed almost all of it, he can not answer. But after more than a week, Klugh makes him an offer. If he helps rescue one of them, and brings Sawyer, Kate, Jack, and Hurley to a designated spot, Michael and Walt will be freed. As incentive, Klugh allows Michael to see Walt for three minutes.

The Island: Locke tries to convince Eko not to push the button, but Eko is determined. So determined, in fact, that he stops building the church, to Charlie’s chagrin. Michael tries to organize a group to rescue Walt, but he doesn’t respond very well to suggestions from the others. This raises Sayid’s suspicions, which he shares with Jack. Other castaways are happy to see Michael’s return, then shocked to discover that they must bury two more of their own. Jack and Sawyer briefly discuss their relationships with kate and Ana Lucia while preparing to go with Michael. At the funeral, Hurley’s grief drives him to join the group as well. The team is going . . . on Michael’s terms.

Order the DVDswritten by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Malcolm David Kelley (Walt), M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly), Tania Raymonde (Alex), April Grace (Ms. Klugh), Michael Bowen (Pickett)

Notes: The flashbacks in this episode include events shown in this season’s The Hunting Party. The young girl who helped Claire in Maternity Leave, and who is apparently the same age as Rousseau’s daughter, is identified as Alex in this episode.

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Live Together, Die Alone

LostFlashback: Desmond is released from prison and officially given a dishonorable discharge from the Scottish army. He is greeted by Charles Widmore, a wealthy businessman, who shows him two boxes. The first contains all the letters Desmond has written to his girlfriend Penelope during his imprisonment – letters which were never delivered. The second box contains a large sum of cash, an inducement for Desmond to go far away and never speak to Penelope – Widmore’s daughter – again. Desmond refuses, and some time later he decides to enter a boat race sponsored by Widmore in order to take some revenge. Inside an American coffee bar, he meets Libby, whose husband has just died. She offers Desmond her husband’s boat, and tells him to win. As Desmond trains, just before his encounter with Jack, Penelope drives up and confronts him. Desmond makes it clear that he still loves her, but that he has to do something to regain his honor first. The race goes poorly, and Desmond is lost at sea. Unconscious, he washes up on the island, and has blurry visions of a man in a hazmat suit pulling him off the beach.

He wakes up inside the hatch, where Kelvin Inman shows him the orientation film and welcomes him to life working for the Dharma Initiative. Inman uses a series of faked lockdowns to draw the blacklighted map on the blast doors using laundry detergent. One night, while drunk, he shows Desmond a lock that can be used to set off a self-destruct mechanism and eliminate the danger of the hatch once and for all. Inman refuses to let Desmond out of the hatch, but one day Desmond follows him. He discovers that Inman has been repairing his sailboat and preparing to escape the island. In a rage, Desmond tackles him; during the fight, he slams Inman’s head against the rocks and kills him. Desmond races back to the hatch, to see the countdown has reached zero and the terminal screen is full of the words “System Failure.” Eventually, Desmond enters the numbers, and considers that his life may be over. He opens a book by Dickens, which he’s been saving, and finds a note from Penelope. He settles in to life pushing the button, occasionally hearing strange noises coming from above him.

The Island: Jack, Sayid and Sawyer swim out to the sailboat only to discover a drunken Desmond. Despite setting sail and heading straight out to sea, Desmond finds himself stuck around the island. Sayid sees an opportunity in the boat – he will sail around the island, along with Jin and Sun, to the Others’ camp and signal Jack from a safe point, so that they might be able to gain an advantage. But Sayid stresses that Jack can not tell anyone in Michael’s party about what’s really going on, lest Michael become suspicious.

Locke and Desmond arrange a lockdown in order to get Eko away from the terminal, and then wait for the countdown to expire. Eko enlists Charlie’s help to blow open the blast doors. Charlie tries to arrange a peaceful resolution, but fails to stop Eko from blowing the charges – doing nothing to the blast doors, but injuring himself and Charlie in the process. As the countdown draws near its close, Desmond grows more anxious. When he examines the log that Locke brought from the other hatch, he realizes that the system failure from the day Inman died coincides with the day that Flight 815 crashed. He is convinced that they must press the button – but Locke destroys the terminal. Desmond knows he has only one chance – the destruct mechanism.

Jack and his party encounter a group of Others following them. After a brief skirmish, Jack can keep the truth in no longer. Hurley realizes that Michael killed Libby and Ana Lucia, and turns to leave. Jack asks him to stay with the group, promising them he has a plan. But Michael does not lead them to the camp, which Sayid has discovered is abandoned. Instead he leads them into a trap, and they are brought before the Others. Ms. Klugh releases Hurley, and tells him to let the rest of the castaways know not to follow. Henry, clearly the leader of the group, says he must live up to the deal that Ms. Klugh made, and gives Michael Walt and a boat to take them away from the island. That leaves Jack, Kate and Sawyer to ponder the future, while Charlie, Claire and the rest of the castaways do the same at the beach.

Order the DVDswritten by Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Malcolm David Kelley (Walt), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Sam Anderson (Bernard), M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly), Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Clancy Brown (Kelvin Inman), Tania Raymonde (Alex), April Grace (Ms. Klugh), Alan Dale (Charles Widmore), Stephen Page (Master Sergeant), Michael Bowen (Pickett), Sonya Walger (Penelope), Len Cordova (Man no. 1), Alex Petrovitch (Man no. 2), Eyal Podell (Young Man), Cathy Foy (Receptionist)

Notes: Originally aired as a two-hour episode, this is considered episodes 223 and 224. Inman last appeared as the American officer who enlisted Sayid’s help in interrogating his superior officer in this season’s One of Them, although in that episode the character is listed as “Joe” Inman. Desmond’s first encounter with most of the castaways occurred in the first three episodes of this season; his meeting with Jack at the stadium was shown in the season-opener Man of Science, Man of Faith.

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A Tale of Two Cities

LostFlashback: As Jack’s divorce nears completion, he obsesses over the identity of Sarah’s new lover. He attempts to track her cell phone usage, and discovers that she had at some point called his father. He follows his father to an AA meeting and accuses him of sleeping with his wife. When he slugs his father, he is arrested. Sarah bails him out, calls him a cab, and emphatically says good-bye.

The Island: A book club meets in what appears to be a normal suburban home. The host, Juliet, defends her choice of book, even while acknowledging that someone named Ben wouldn’t be much of a fan. The meeting is interrupted by what appears to be an earthquake. Everyone runs outside to see a plane break in half and descend. This is the island, and these are the Others. Henry Gale orders Goodwin and Ethan to infiltrate the survivors.

In the present, Jack is in a cell. Juliet tries to get him to take food, but he resists. Sawyer is in a cage that resembles an animal behavior experiment. Kate is given a shower and a dress, and brought to Henry. He warns her that the next two weeks are going to be unpleasant. Jack and Sawyer each make escape attempts, but even though Jack briefly manages to take Juliet hostage, neither can stay free for long.

Season 3 Regular Cast: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko), Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Michael Emerson (Henry Gale), Matthew Fox (Jack), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet), Dominic Monaghan (Charlie), Terry O’Quinn (Locke)

Order the DVDsstory by Damon Lindelof
teleplay by J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: John Terry (Christian Shephard), Julie Bowen (Sarah), M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly), William Mapother (Ethan), Brett Cullen (Goodwin), Blake Bashoff (Karl), Julie Adams (Amelia), Stephen Semel (Adam), Isabelle Cherwin (Little Girl), Alexandra Morgan (moderator), Sonya Seng (Receptionist), Sally Davis (Teacher), Julie Ow (Nurse)

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The Glass Ballerina

LostFlashback: Sun wakes up after a night with Jae Lee, who once again asks her to come away with him. They are interrupted by Sun’s father, who angrily tells her to get dressed and leave. Later, he tells Jin that Lee has stolen from him and shamed the family, and demands that Jin put a stop to it. At first Jin refuses, and tries to quit, but the appeal to family responsibilities is too much. At home, he tells Sun that he has to send a message for her father. Horrified, Sun asks him not to, but Jin can not see a way out. Still, he can not pull the trigger. He beats Lee, then tells him to leave the country. Lee decides to follow Jin’s advice – and leaves by leaping out his window.

The Island: Jin wants to turn back after waiting a day for Jack, Sawyer, Kate and Hurley. Sayid insists that they need to wait to meet their friends, although he wants to go further up the island in order to set a more visible fire. Jin effuses, but after a brief argument, Jin decides to help Sayid. Later, Sayid admit that he has been lying – he believes their friends have been captured, and he is trying to set a trap. Jin discovers the lie – and that Sun has been helping Sayid. He asks for a gun and waits with Sayid, while Jin returns to the boat. This turns out to be a mistake. The Others have seen the boat, and they head straight for it, leading to a confrontation between an armed Sun and one of the Others.

At the camp, Sawyer and Kate are pressed into labor digging and hauling rocks. Sawyer’s efforts at defiance are met with electric shocks. When he stops working and kisses Kate, the guards move in to stop him. A brawl ensues, and Sawyer gets a gun. But Juliet is pointing one at Kate, so Sawyer gives up and gets another shock for his trouble. He admits to Kate that fight was a way together information about their captors, but he doesn’t realize that Ben is gathering information on him. He is also providing information to Jack – not only his real name, but a glimpse of an event Jack thought could never happen. Ben also makes an offer: at some point, he will ask for Jack’s help. If Jack gives it, Ben will take him home.

Order the DVDswritten by Jeff Pinkner & Drew Goddard
directed by Paul Edwards
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly), Tania Raymonde (Alex), Paula Malcolmson (Colleen), Michael Bowen (Pickett), Byron Chung (Mr. Paik), Tony Lee (Jae Lee), Sophie Kim (Young Sun), Joah Buley (Luke), Tomiko Okhee Lee (Mrs. Lee), Teddy Wells (Other)

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Further Instructions

LostFlashback: Locke picks up a hitchhiker looking to find work and start a new life. Locke can empathize, having recently moved to a small farming commune. They are stopped by the police, and Locke cheerfully shows the cop the many legally-bought guns he’s carrying in his tailgate. Eddie, the hitchhiker, decides to hang around for several weeks, but starts asking Locke about what’s going on inside the camp’s greenhouse. He says he wants in on whatever the group is planning to blow up. Locke laughs at this and says he’ll talk to the camp’s leaders. When he does, he learns that Eddie is really an undercover cop. And since the greenhouse is full of marijuana, that’s a problem. One that Locke may be willing to do anything in order to eliminate.

The Island: Locke wakes up, struck mute by the implosion of the hatch. He finds Eko’s stick, and returns to camp. Charlie sees him, and agrees to stand watch while Locke builds a sweat lodge in order to communicate with the island. After taking some of his homemade hallucinogen, he sees a vision of Boone. Boone tells him to get in his wheelchair, and Boone pushes him through the airport. He sees other castaways, but Boone tells him that he can not help Jack, Kate and Sawyer until he cleans up his own mess. He has to go find Eko.

His voice returned, Locke heads out to track Eko, believing that the polar bear has him. Charlie accompanies him. They bump into Hurley returning from the Others’ camp, and tell him to return to the beach and warn the rest of the group. On the way, Hurley finds a naked Desmond, who seems reasonably happy not to be dead. Hurley offers him some clothes and asks him what they should do about Jack, Kate and Sawyer. Desmond replies that Locke will find them, just like he said in his speech. Since Locke hasn’t made such a speech, Hurley finds this more than a bit curious. Back in the jungle, Locke and Charlie find a barely-conscious and bloody Eko, who may or may not regain consciousness long enough to remind Locke that he needs to go find their friends – which Locke announces to Hurley and the others on the beach that he is going to do.

Order the DVDswritten by Carlton Cuse & Elizabeth Sarnoff
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Kiele Sanchez (Nikki), Rodrigo Santoro (Paulo), Ian Somerhalder (Boone), Justin Chatwin (Eddie), Chris Mulkey (Mike), Virginia Morris (Jan), Joel Himelhoch (Sheriff), Dion Donahue (Kim)

Note: Kiele Sanchez and Rodrigo Santoro appear in the opening credits with the rest of the regular cast in the episodes as broadcast; however, ABC’s credit information continues to list them as guest stars.

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Every Man for Himself

LostFlashback: Sawyer is in prison after his con of Cassidy, and not getting along terribly well with the warden. He sees a chance to gain a little revenge by helping a new inmate named Munson, who’s in prison for stealing government funds that haven’t been recovered. The warden wants the money, and Sawyer tells Munson he’ll use every trick he can to win Munson’s confidence – even enlisting his wife. Sawyer’s prediction comes true – while at the same visiting day, Cassidy arrives to tell Sawyer that he has a daughter. Munson turns to Sawyer for help in re-hiding the money, but there may well be things that Sawyer wants even more than payback.

The Island: At the castaways’ camp, Desmond attempts to convince Claire to move her camp for the night. When she prefers to stay, he builds a lightning rod – which he finishes a few minutes before a lightning strike that would have hit Claire and her baby.

Sawyer hatches a plan to use the reward machine to electrocute a guard and escape. But Ben foils that attempt by turning the machine off. Instead, Ben and the Others strap Sawyer to a gurney and jam a needle into his sternum. When he wakes up, Ben shows him a rabbit – a rabbit that quickly dies when it gets too excited. Both the rabbit and Sawyer have been rigged with pacemakers that will kill them if their heart rate gets too high. And if Sawyer mentions his predicament to Kate, she’ll receive the same treatment.

The expedition to the sailboat returns to the Others’ camp, with Colleen in critical condition after being shot by Sun. Juliet tries to save her, but the injuries are beyond her expertise. She brings Jack to the operating room. While scrubbing for surgery, he notices a set of x-rays before Juliet rushes him in to the O.R. He’s too late to save Colleen, especially since some of the Others’ equipment isn’t working properly. The Others leave Jack with Colleen’s body, giving him time to think about the x-rays – and the spinal tumor they showed.

Order the DVDswritten by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Kiele Sanchez (Nikki), Rodrigo Santoro (Paulo), M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly), Michael Bowen (Pickett), Ian Gomez (Munson), Bill Duke (Warden Harris), Ariston Green (Jason), Dustin Geiger (Matthew), Kim Dickens (Cassidy), Dorian Burns (Prison Guard), Peter Ruocco (Agent Freedman)

Note: Sawyer swindled Cassidy in season 2’s The Long Con.

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The Cost of Living

LostFlashback: Eko returns to Yemi’s church after his death, where he is soon confronted by militia members who want to take most of the vaccines supplied by the Red Cross. Eko has his own way of dealing with this threat, one that is not fully in keeping with the Scriptures.

The Island: Eko has a vision of his brother, telling him that he must confess his sins. Still somewhat delirious from his wounds, he nonetheless leaves camp to return to the plane by the Pearl Station. Locke is also organizing an expedition to the Pearl with Sayid and Desmond, looking for a way to contact the Others using the hatch’s equipment. He decides to offer an open invitation, so Charlie goes along, as do Nikki and Paulo, who have been feeling left out of much of the excitement. The catch up with Eko, who has another confrontation with the black cloud. Inside the Pearl, Nikki realizes that they should be checking to see if they can observe any other hatches – which they briefly manage to do.

In the Others’ camp, Jack deduces that Ben has the spinal tumor, which seems to unnerve Ben enough to admit that their plans to win Jack into their confidence have been derailed. And Juliet seems to have her own ideas about how the surgery should go. But as always, the question is whether any of the Others are to be trusted.

Order the DVDswritten by Alison Schapker & Monica Owusu-Breen
directed by Jack Bender
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Kiele Sanchez (Nikki), Rodrigo Santoro (Paulo), Michael Bowen (Pickett), Adetokumboh MCormack (Yemi), Muna Otaru (Amina), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Emeka), Jermaine Scooter Smith (Daniel), Michael Robinson (Trader), Ariston Green (Guard), Lawrence Jones (Soldier), Alicia Young (Blind Woman)

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I Do

LostFlashback: Hiding out in Miami, Kate is trying to settle down. She’s taken the name Monica and is about to marry Kevin, a police officer. At first she’s happy to have found a home. She even calls the marshal pursuing her to ask him to back off, but he replies that they both know that she’s going to keep running and he’s going to keep coming after her. When Kevin tells her to get a passport so they can take a delayed honeymoon to Costa Rica, and she briefly thinks she might be pregnant, Kate decides that it’s time to move on again.

The Island: In order to avoid distressing the castaways on the beach, Locke decides to bury Eko near the Pearl hatch. He takes a detour into the jungle to find Ekp’s prayer stick to use as a grave marker. But as he hammers it into the ground, a particular inscription catches his eye, telling him to lift up his eyes.

Kate watches Pickett threaten Sawyer, and becomes convinced that the man, grieving over Colleen’s death, means to kill Sawyer. Those fears are only raised when Alex storms into the quarry, attacking the Others with a slingshot, demanding to know what happened to her boyfriend – the man Sawyer saw try to escape. Sawyer, meanwhile, seems resigned and practically defeated. When Kate wants to escape, Sawyer tells her there’s no point – they’re on a smaller island, totally cut off from their own. There’s no place to run, but Sawyer didn’t want her to lose hope. They kiss, then make love, and as they lay together in Sawyer’s cage, Sawyer tells her that he loves her.

Jack tells Ben that he has about a week before the tumor becomes inoperable, but he doesn’t plan to do the surgery. After all, he has no reason to believe anything the Others tell him. Even when Kate comes in, pleading with him to do the surgery so that Sawyer won’t be killed, he refuses. Some time after Kate’s visit, the door to his cell opens. Jack makes his way to the surveillance room, where he finds a gun – and a monitor showing Kate and Sawyer huddled together. Ben appears behind him, admitting his surprise. Jack says he’ll do the surgery – anything to get off the island.

Once Ben is in surgery, Pickett storms out to find Sawyer. He’s clearly angry that Ben has put himself in Jack’s hands, and mentions that Jack wasn’t even on someone named Jacob’s list. He decides to get his revenge on Sawyer then and there. But Jack makes a sudden incision in Ben, and his vitals suddenly change. Jack demands that Mr. Friendly bring the walkie talkie into the operating room. He does, and tells Pickett to let them go and put Kate on the line. Jack tells her that she’s going to get a one hour head start on the Others, and that she has to run. When she’s away, she should tell Kate the story he told her the day they first met on the beach. Otherwise, Jack will let Ben die.

Order the DVDswritten by Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse
directed by Tucker Gates
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Kiele Sanchez (Nikki), Rodrigo Santoro (Paulo), M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly), Tania Raymonde (Alex), Michael Bowen (Pickett), Nathan Fillion (Kevin), Eden-Lee Murray (Suzanne), Mark Stitham (Minister), Frederic Lane (The Marshal)

Notes: This episode was advertised as the “fall season finale,” with the series taking an extended break in order to be able to run the remaining episodes of the season without any breaks or reruns.

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer

Not in Portland

LostFlashback: Juliet uses her ailing sister as a test subject for a fertility project, and her ex-husband Edmund – who also happens to be her boss – finds out. He warns her that there are ethical concerns that could jeopardize her research, but if she shares credit with him, he can make sure that they are both seen as pioneers. A private research company from Portland approaches Juliet to offer her a position, but she declines, citing Edmund’s opposition as one reason. When the recruiter asks her if there’s any way that they could change Edmund’s mind, she jokes that he could die in a traffic accident. Soon after the interview, Juliet’s sister tells her that she’s pregnant. And as Juliet shares the news with Edmund the next day, a bus promptly runs over him.

The Island: Kate and Sawyer lock up their captives and begin running, but Juliet quickly sends men out to retrieve them. She tells Tom that there is no way that Jack will simply let a patient die. Alex helps Kate and Sawyer hide, and tells that she has a boat. But before they can escape, they have to rescue Alex’s boyfriend Carl. Ben regains consciousness during the surgery and asks to speak alone with Juliet for a few minutes. Jack watches the conversation, and when it’s over, Juliet tells Jack to finish the surgery – she’s going to go help his friends escape. Kate, Sawyer and Alex rescue Carl and reach the boat just as their pursuers catch up with them just as Jack reaches a critical point in the surgery – and just as Juliet arrives on the beach.

Order the DVDswritten by Carlton Cuse & Jeff Pinkner
directed by Stephen Williams
music by Michael Giacchino

Guest Cast: Robin Weigert (Rachel), M.C. Gainey (Mr. Friendly/Tom), William Mapother (Ethan), Blake Bashoff (Karl), Tania Raymonde (Alex), Michael Bowen (Pickett), Ariston Green (Jason), Teddy Wells (Ivan), Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert), Steve Labrash (Morgue Employee), Kimberly Estrada (Sherry), Rob McElhenney (Aldo), Zeljko Ivanek (Edmund)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer