Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 2/16/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Sawyer becomes convinced that a wild boar has a personal vendetta against him after it ransacks his tent and attacks him in the jungle. Meanwhile, Hurley and Sayid try to help Charlie come to terms with what he did to Ethan. Flashbacks in this episode center around Sawyer's time in Australia and his hunt for the real Sawyer.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Jin Kwon

  • Terry O'Quinn

    John Locke

  • Harold Perrineau Jr.

    Michael Dawson

  • Emilie de Ravin

    Claire Littleton

  • Matthew Fox

    Jack Shephard

  • Fan Reviews (40)
  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Aug 06, 2009

  • I never heard of the game I never until this episode...

    By Jacob316, Feb 19, 2010

  • Not Sawyer

    By Rufam, Dec 28, 2009

  • This is the characteristics what an episode centered in a character should always have!!!!

    By Dante_Edy, Jun 18, 2009

  • You never thought an episode could reveal so much about the castaways

    By DavidB226Morris, Mar 01, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Shephard: I have a son. He's about your age. He's not like me. He does what's in his heart. He's a good man. Maybe a great one. And right now, he thinks that I hate him. He thinks I feel betrayed by him. But what I really feel...is gratitude and pride because of what he did to me. What he did for me. It took more courage than I have. Hmm. There's a pay phone over here. I could pick it up, and I could call my son. I could tell him about all of this. I could tell him that I love him. One simple phone call, and I could fix everything. Sawyer: Then why don't you? Shephard: Because I am weak.

    • Shephard: This business that you have, will it ease your suffering? Sawyer: Yeah. Shephard: Then what are you doing here? Sawyer: It ain't that simple. Shephard: Of course it is. Unless you want to end up like me, of course it is.

    • Locke: My sister, Jeanie, died when I was a boy. Fell off the monkey bars and broke her neck. And my mother, well, my foster mother she blamed herself, of course. Thought she wasn't watching close enough. So, she stopped eating, stopped sleeping. The neighbors started talking, afraid she might do something to herself, I guess. Oh, that's good. Anyway, about 6 months after Jeanie's funeral this golden retriever comes padding up our driveway, walks right into our house, sits down on the floor and looks right at my mother, there on the couch. And my mother looks back at the dog. After about a minute of this, of them both staring at each other like that, my mother bursts into tears. Beautiful dog, no tags, no collar, healthy, and sweet. The dog slept in Jeanie's old room, on Jeanie's old bed and stayed with us until my mother passed 5 years later. Then, disappeared back to... wherever it was she came from in the first place. Kate: So, you're saying the dog was your sister? Locke: Well that would be silly. But my mother thought it was. Thought that Jeanie had come back to tell her the accident wasn't her fault... let her off the hook.

    • Kate: Did you get all the guns back? Jack: All except one. Kate: Who? Jack: Let me give you 3 guesses. Kate: Sawyer.

    • (Sawyer is attempting to track the boar.) Kate: It's a foot print. Based on the weight and the distance between strides, I'd say you've been following Boone for about an hour. Sawyer: Look... Kate: It could be Charlie, I suppose. Sawyer: I'm tickled you're taking such an interest in my affairs. I really am. So don't take it personal when I tell you... Kate: I want carte blanche. Sawyer: What? Kate: It's simple. You can't track this boar without my help. Over the last few hours you have managed to follow the tracks of humans, birds, a rock slide, yourself, basically everything except boar. You have no idea what you're doing.

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    Notes (7)

    • The Van in the Flashback reads "Sweet Shrimp". In Australia, the more common word for the item of food is prawn. Even despite the known saying "Shrimp on the Barbie". Possible explanation is that either the writers or character were unaware of this. This seems most likely as the character who owned the van was American, and would have called them shrimp.

    • There's a deleted scene called "A deal's a deal": Kate and Sawyer are back at the beach, and she brings up the carte blanche, and she tells him "A deal's a deal".

    • For the first time, Maggie Grace (Shannon) and Ian Somerhalder (Boone) didn't appear. Malcolm David Kelley (Walt), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun) and Harold Perrineau (Michael) appeared, but had no lines.

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: April 22, 2005 on Kanal 5 - Greece: August 25, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1

    • This episode was nominated for the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series. This episode won the 2006 Eddie Award for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television.

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    Trivia (16)

    • At the beginning of the episode when young Sawyer's mother is putting him under the bed, a man shouts "Brooke, open the door" but Sawyer says later his mom's name is name Mary.

    • Whispers can be heard when Sawyer is in the jungle. There are tracks being played on the Left, Right and Center audio track channels simultaneously. Decoded they translate as: "How could you say that? I knew he was American" "It was a large group" "It'll come back around" Frank Duckett's Voice- "Now listen. Here's what we should do. Nothing. It's not the one. He's coming up on the gate." "How could you say that, I knew he was American" "Hey listen, come on let's go" "Go and see what he's doing" "Duetch negg or Joice leg" (perhaps another language or reversed) "Like it's your choice" "He's coming up on the gate" "My guess is to shoot the pig" or "Guess he'll shoot the pig" "Yes" "My [hand/head] is free" "How could you even say that, I knew he was an American" "Hey listen, come on lets go" "Go and see what he's doing" "He's coming up on the gate" "My guess is to shoot the pig..." "Okay" Female Voice- "Maybe we should just talk to him" Male Voice- "No if he see us it will ruin everything" Male Voice- "What did he see" Female Voice- "They could help us" Male Voice- "Can't trust" Male Voice- "Come back around" (Sawyer pauses, crickets and cicada are heard) Male Voice- "What did he see" Male Voice- "Nothing, he was following it" Female Voice- "Speak" Male Voice- "Nothing" Frank Duckett's Voice- "It'll come back around" Whispers heard by Sawyer on the beach (same thing as above applies): "There goes another poking his head in here" or "There goes somebody" "Yeah, let's see what he's doing" "Let's" "Let me decide" "Come back" "Wait" "I see another one" Frank Duckett's Voice- "It'll come back around" "Oh my god there's a guy out there" "Dennis find out what's going on" "Did he see us?" "Maybe" "Open it" "Did you see what direction he went?" "Right through those trees" "Go and get him" "There is [an explanation/a resolution] and I bet you haven't thought of it" "What is it?" "He's been in a plane crash" "Are you sure?" "I know what it's like for a plane to crash" "Complain, complain, complain" "I want to get closer" "I know what you said, but he's looking around" "What if he shoots us or something" "There may be something, but it may be slack" "Let's go" "Has he seen us?" (Alarms go off) "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry" "Intruder, Intruder" "Hide against the bushes" "Open the door" "I know what it's like for a plane to crash" "Complain, complain, complain" "I know what you said, but..."

    • During the game of "I Never", the amount of liquid in the alcohol bottle changes, being almost empty half way through the game to being full again toward the end.

    • Hurley said that Charlie shot Ethan 4 times. However, in "Homecoming", it was clear that he shot him 6 times.

    • This is the first episode that doesn't feature Boone or Shannon.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Pursued Sawyer's story is the same as Robert Mitchun's character in this 1947 western. Set in New Mexico around the turn of the century and told in flashback, the film tells the story of Jeb (Mitchum) whose entire family was slaughtered when he was a young boy. The vision haunts him into adulthood while he spends his time looking for the men responsible for the killings.

    • "Sawbucks": This is Hibbs' nickname for Sawyer. A sawbuck is old slang for a ten-dollar bill.

    • Jack: That's why the Red Sox will never win the damn series. The Red Sox, until 2004, had gone 86 years without winning a World Series. We "believed" that it was The Curse of the Bambino, started when Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees, that prevented the team from winning. In Boston, we used to get pretty passionate about the curse, thinking it was "fate", much like Jack's father, when it was really just an excuse.

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