Lost

Further Instructions

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 10/18/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Moving back to the other side of the Island, the fates of Locke, Eko and Desmond are revealed. Meanwhile, Hurley returns to camp to deliver the message from the Others.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Carlton Cuse

  • Stephen Williams (I)

  • Elizabeth Sarnoff

  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    Mr. Eko

  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Jin Kwon

  • Fan Reviews (136)
  • As usual, the episodes that feature John Locke seem better than the rest.

    By bbagnall, Nov 09, 2006

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Aug 16, 2009

  • This Strange and Mysterious Episode managed to be good, but it´s Flaws and focus could put this episode as a failure!!!!!

    By Dante_Edy, Jul 09, 2009

  • Finally! Some answers about the hacth, and a whole other quest emerges

    By DavidB226Morris, Oct 11, 2009

  • John save us all

    By napen, Nov 07, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Locke: It's an active kill... meaning that whatever was eating this is going to be back for more. Charlie: If you want to say polar bear you can just say it. Locke: Alright, polar bear.

    • Locke: He was dragged this way. Charlie: Dragged? By what? Locke: By the polar bear. Charlie: Sawyer killed the polar bear. Locke: He killed a polar bear.

    • Charlie: You're mute, John? Oh, I am sorry. Where are Eko and Desmond, are they off being mute and building structures as well?

    • Charlie: Now that we've survived this suicide mission are you going to tell me what you saw? Locke: What I saw? Charlie: In the spirit tent. Locke: I saw Boone. Charlie: Boone? What did he have to say for himself? Locke: He told me I had to clean up my own mess. Charlie: Well, dead as he may be, I agree with Boone. If you kept pushing that button like Eko told you to... Locke: We wouldn't have had to save him in the first place. Yeah, Charlie, that's what cleaning up your own mess means. Charlie: Spoken like someone who's had a few too many messes to clean.

    • Hurley: You're not going to, like, turn into the Hulk, or something. (Desmond sort of chuckles) So is that what made the blender noise? And the sky turn purple? Desmond: I'm afraid I missed that, brother. Hurley: Right, you were failsafing. Well, FYI, the whole island vibrated. And Kate and Jack and Sawyer saw it, too, right before they got bags pulled over their heads. Desmond: Don't worry. Locke's going to go after them. He said so in his speech. Hurley: What? What speech? All he said was he was going to go save Eko and kill bears. Desmond: Right. Right, of course. I'm sorry. I'm just a bit shook up.

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    Notes (11)

    • There was a scene deleted from the episode in Locke's flashback after his confrontation with Eddie in the forest. Locke returns to the commune to find the final stages of a police raid. Mike, Jan and the other members have all been arrested. As Locke peers at the scene from the edge of the forest, Eddie looks toward him, but it is not clear if he is spotted. Locke turns and escapes into the forest.

    • Naveen Andrews, Michael Emerson and Matthew Fox had no speaking lines.

    • This episode was nominated for the 2007 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form - Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement.

    • Although her name appears in the opening credits, Elizabeth Mitchell does not appear in this episode.

    • International airdates: Denmark - Wednesday December 20, 2006 on Kanal 5 Portugal - March 25, 2007 on RTP 1 Finland- August 30, 2007 on Nelonen The Czech Republic - September 16, 2007 on TV Nova Spain - Monday September 17, 2007 on FOX TV Spain Spain - Monday October 29, 2007 on Pro7 Macedonia - Thursday October 4, 2007 on A1

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    Trivia (22)

    • Numbers: Mr. Eko's stick is inscribed "4:8:15:16".

    • Locke goes into the beach camp and shows Charlie a note that reads "I need u 2 stand guard". Later, at the sweat lodge, Locke picks up the same notebook and shows Charlie what is supposedly the same page. The handwriting is different and "Guard" is misspelled as "gaurd"

    • According to Locke's weapon license in the red notebook, his name is actually Johnathan.

    • Continuity: In the "Previously on Lost" recap, when it shows the video of Jack in the hatch when Locke and Eko are in the Pearl hatch, the footage of the video is different from the ones previously shown.

    • Locke was born on November 15th. 15 is one of the Numbers. Plus, 1+1+1+5=8. 8 is another Number.

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    Allusions (5)

    • After building a sweat lodge, Locke goes on a "Vision Quest". A vision quest is a rite of passage in some Native American cultures. It may be a part of shamanism, more exactly, the learning and initiation process of the apprentice for achieving the ability for shamanizing. Shamanism refers to a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world.

    • Charlie: When I used to get high I watched nature programs on the Beeb. "Beeb" is the affectionate term used by British people for the TV network BBC.

    • Charlie: Talk to the trees? I heard they were good conversationalists. This is a reference to The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, in which Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) spent most of the movie talking to a tree-like creature (Ent) named Treebeard.

    • Charlie: I'm going to stand guard and make sure you don't de-evolve into a monkey. This is a reference to the 1980 movie Altered States. William Hurt portrayed a scientist who takes mind-altering drugs and locks himself up in an isolation tank. He eventually de-evolves into a monkey.

    • Hurley: (to Desmond) Like, you're not going to turn into the Hulk or something, are you? This is in reference to the character from Marvel Comics, which was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Scientist Bruce Banner gets caught in a nuclear blast, and he gains the ability to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. Hulk was turned into several TV series (1966: Hulk, 1978: The Incredible Hulk, 1982: The Incredible Hulk and 1996: The Incredible Hulk) and a movie was also made.

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