Lost

Meet Kevin Johnson

Season 4, Ep 8, Aired 3/20/08
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  • Episode Description
  • After Sayid encounters Michael, the story of how Ben's spy got to the freighter is finally revealed. Back at Locke's camp, Ben sends his daughter, Alex, to a safer place so that she may survive an approaching attack.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harold Perrineau Jr.

    Michael Dawson

  • Stephen Williams (I)

  • Elizabeth Sarnoff

  • Brian K. Vaughan

  • Ken Leung

    Miles Straume

  • Fan Reviews (65)
  • about the episode

    By JordanWelch, Dec 31, 2013

  • Highly Underrated Episode

    By Nickylucas, Feb 26, 2012

  • A Michael-centric episode.

    By Writer2000, Sep 15, 2008

  • my classification is based specially for the end of the episode wich made no sense to me honestly and also I think that the explanation of how and why michael was on the boat was pretty lame they could have come up with something better.

    By GoKuVeGeTaGoHaN, Mar 27, 2008

  • Meet Kevin Johnson

    By thefanof, May 26, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Captain Gault: What the hell is this? Sayid: This man is not who you think he is. He was a passenger on Oceanic Flight 815. I spent two months with him on the Island before he betrayed us. This is the man who sabotaged your radio room. He destroyed the ship's engine, and his name isn't Kevin Johnson. It's Michael Dawson, and he's a traitor.

    • Ben: I want you to compile a list of names... every person on your boat. When I call again, you'll give me that list. Then you will disable the radio room you're sitting in. When the crew is disoriented by their lack of communication, you'll take out the engines, too. That way, the boat can never get to this island, and your friends will be safe. Will you do that for me, Michael? Michael: Yeah. Ben: Then consider yourself one of the good guys.

    • Ben: There are people on your boat who are innocent. They have no idea that the man they work for is a monster, a killer without conscience or a greater purpose. I had to show you the difference between him and me. When I'm at war, I'll do what I need to do to win, but I will not kill innocent people. Michael: Ana Lucia and Libby... they were innocent. Ben: You killed them, Michael. No one asked you to. I don't blame you, Michael. We did have your boy. And what wouldn't a man do for his son?

    • Michael: Walt? (The voice is not Walt's, but it's familiar.) Ben: I'm so sorry, Michael, but he's still in New York. So I'm afraid you're stuck with me. Michael? Are you still there? Michael: You put me on this boat, talked me into blowing it up, and when I push the damn button, a flag pops up. Ben: You actually activated the bomb? Michael: (Shouts) It's not a bomb! It's a...It's a joke

    • Michael: Nobody even knows I'm here. Minkowski: Well, you're the only Kevin Johnson on board, so somebody knows you're here. Said he really needs to talk to you. His name's Walt.

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    Notes (10)

    • Music featured while Michael attempts suicide is "It's Getting Better" By Mama Cass Elliot.

    • This episode has the second longest flashback to date.

    • This episode won the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (one-hour).

    • Kevin Durand and M.C. Gainey also worked together in the movie Wild Hogs.

    • This is the first episode of season 4 where Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard), Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke) and Jeremy Davies (Daniel Faraday) don't appear.

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    Trivia (17)

    • Michael hears whispers and sees Libby just before he activates the bomb on the freighter. This is the first time the whispers are heard off the Island.

    • Goof: When Michael arrives at the port in Suva, Fiji, the taxi is a left hand drive vehicle. However, in Fiji vehicles are right hand drive.

    • According to Libby's badge, Michael is in (the fictitious) Manhattan Springs Hospital.

    • In "Catch-22", Naomi's helicopter crashes in the water, but in the subsequent episodes the freighter crew still has a helicopter, which implies that they had two before Naomi crashed. However, only one helicopter is present on the pad in this episode: *During the scene where Naomi is arguing with Frank Lapidus. *During the scene where Frank is talking to Kevin.

    • It turns out that the noise Sayid and Desmond heard in "Ji Yeon", and that Sayid knew wasn't coming from machines, was Michael bouncing a tennis ball.

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    Allusions (4)

    • The Great Escape Michael throwing on the ball against the wall references Hilts doing the same whilse in the cooler in this 1963 film.

    • The Hotel Earl, where Tom is staying, was also the name of the Hotel in the film Barton Fink , In the film, the hotel is like purgatory, a popular Lost theory is that the Island is purgatory.

    • Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse Five, is once again mentioned. This time as an answer on the game show Michael is watching on TV.

    • Karl says "I've got a bad feeling about this." This is an allusion to the Star Wars films where that quote is used in every episode.

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