All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 12/8/04
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  • Episode Description
  • With the revelation that Ethan (guest-star William Mapother) was never on the plane, the survivors rush to find the missing Claire and Charlie, whom they realize have been taken. Leading the way is Jack, who feels guilty after never believing Claire's claims that she was in danger. Flashbacks in this episode concentrate on Jack's decision to stand up to his father and fight for what is right.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Terry O'Quinn

    John Locke

  • Harold Perrineau Jr.

    Michael Dawson

  • Matthew Fox

    Jack Shephard

  • Naveen Andrews

    Sayid Jarrah

  • Dominic Monaghan

    Charlie Pace

  • Fan Reviews (50)
  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jul 26, 2009

  • All can say is "wow"!

    By Cajungirl26, Aug 04, 2005

  • The search for Claire and Charlie, and more flashbacks into Jack\'s past.

    By CTU81, Jul 28, 2005

  • More delays

    By orison731, Jun 16, 2005

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (26)

    • Locke: It's gonna start raining in one minute. Boone: One minute? Locke: Give or take a few seconds. It begins raining Boone: They teach you how to predict the weather at a box company?

    • Christian: I know I have been hard on you...but that is how you make a soft medal into steel. That is why you are the most gifted young surgeon in this city...I mean this, this is a career that is all about the greater good. I've had to sacrifice certain aspects of my relationship with you so that hundreds of thousands of patients will live because of your extraordinary skills...I know it's a long, long time coming.

    • Michael: I'm getting sick of getting treated like a second class citizen around here cause old baldie can bag a boar. Walt: He knows a lot more than how to catch a boar. Mr Locke's a warrior. He can hunt, he can track stuff and he's the only one who brought a knife. So if it were me, I'd listen to him.

    • Shannon: How are you going to help? This is a deserted island - there's no choppers, no amber alerts. How are you going to find him?

    • Boone: Red shirt. You ever watch Star Trek? Locke: No, not really. Boone: The crew guys that would go down to the planet with the main guys, the captain and the guy with the pointy ears, they always wore red shirts and they always got killed. Locke: Yeah? Boone: Yeah. Locke: Sounds like a piss poor captain.

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    Notes (8)

    • This episode was the last to air before a four week hiatus.

    • When Walt tells Sawyer about Ethan, a microphone boom pole briefly appears on the upper edge of the screen during Sawyer's line "Okay, then it must be true".

    • In 2006, rock band Senses Fail named a song Still Searching, after this episode.

    • This episode marks the first time a character has a second centric episode.

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: March 18, 2005 on Kanal 5 - Greece: August 18, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1

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    Trivia (14)

    • Goof: As Hurley is fishing, his shirt is soaked. In the next shot just a few seconds later, it's dry. This goes back and forth about two more times.

    • At 32 letters, this is the longest title for a Lost episode ever.

    • Walt blows on the dice 4 times before Hurley stops him. 4 is one of "The Numbers".

    • Numbers: 8 Locke taps his knife on the steel hatch 8 times.

    • When Jack sees his father speaking to the husband of the lady that died on his table, you can sort of see that the man looks like Ethan. When we see Jack back on the island he alludes that Ethan was the husband.

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    Allusions (8)

    • Hansel and Gretel: Jack, John, Boone and Kate follow Charlie's "breadcrumbs" while John marks the trees so they don't get lost.

    • Sawyer called Jack "Dr. Do-Right". He alluded Dudley Do-Right, a cartoon about a dimwitted canadian mountie. The joke was that they were both heroic.

    • Sawyer: (to Walt) So a tribe of evil natives planted a ringer in the camp to kidnap a pregnant girl and a reject from "VH-1 has-beens"? A reference to the VH-1 show Where Are They Now?, which featured updates on the lives of popular entertainment figures of the 1960s and 1970s. Charlie was briefly a 'celebrity' as a member of the fictional band "Drive Shaft".

    • Episode title: All the Cowboys have Daddy Issues is a title of the song by Senses Fail. It also refers to the Pete Townshend album "All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes".

    • Locke mentions the character Captain Kirk from the original Star Trek series, calling him a poor captain. In Star Trek the Next Generation, Terry O'Quinn plays an admiral whose crew mutinies against him.

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