Season 6, Ep 6, Aired 3/2/10
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  • Episode Description
  • Sayid faces a difficult decision, and Claire sends a warning to the temple inhabitants.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jean Higgins

  • Bobby Roth

  • Naveen Andrews

    Sayid Jarrah

  • Emilie de Ravin

    Claire Littleton

  • Michael Emerson (I)

    Benjamin Linus

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  • Fan Reviews (24)
  • Damn no more pattern.

    By efc91, Mar 07, 2010

  • Sayid ! ..

    By Yasser-24, May 24, 2010

  • One of the most memorable episodes of all time and without a doubt the best episode of the season 6.

    By Splendid_99, Mar 17, 2010

  • What an episode

    By Parricida, Mar 06, 2010

  • Hard to break the chain of 10s with this review...

    By Heresandypandy, Mar 03, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Sayid: Who are you? Jin: No English.

    • Miles: Oh, that Australian chick's back. Kate: Wait, what? Miles: You know that blonde, with the baby. Kate: Claire? Miles: Right, Claire. She just strolled in here couple hours ago, acting all weird... Still hot, though.

    Notes (6)

    • Music: Catch a Falling Star - this 1957 song (originally sung by Perry Como) is sung by Claire in The Hole and played after the temple is destroyed. This song appeared in one form or another several times, always connecting Aaron and Claire.

    • Andrea Gabriel (Nadia) becomes the second guest star to appear in all 6 seasons of Lost, after L. Scott Caldwell (Rose).

    • Nestor Carbonell (Richard), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), and Josh Holloway (Sawyer) do not appear in this episode. Matthew Fox (Jack) only appears in the Flash-sideways storyline without any lines. Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) only appears in the Flash-sideways storyline.

    • Original International Air Dates: Canada: March 2, 2010 on CTV United Kingdom: March 5, 2010 on Sky1 Portugal: March 9, 2010 on Fox Spain: March 9, 2010 on FOX Australia: March 10, 2010 on 7TWO Latin America: March 16, 2010 on Canal AXN Finland: March 25, 2010 on Nelonen Norway: April 7, 2010 on TVNorge Germany: April 24, 2010 on FOX Sweden: May 5, 2010 on TV4 Czech Republic: May 10, 2010 on AXN

    • This is the second episode name that has a character combined with down. The other one was the season 2 episode Lockdown.

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    Trivia (9)

    • Omar and Keamy are the first two characters to be killed on screen in both the original timeline and sideways timeline.

    • When Sayid meets Nadia and they hug, she places her left arm on his shoulder to show viewers her wedding ring, in the next shot her arm is not on his shoulder.

    • When Keamy is making his fried eggs, there is clearly a piece of toast on the plate he places them on, along with several strips of bacon. However, when he moves the plate to the table, the toast has vanished.

    • In medicine, the term "Sundowning" refers to the phenomenon where people with psychosis or dementia become very agitated at dusk. At this time they are more likely to go wondering off away from safety when they are very confused.

    • At the hospital after Omar's mugging, Sayid and Nadia pass Jack, who is in his hospital scrubs, in the hallway.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: Sayid is recruited by the Man in Black when the latter says he will be able to see Nadia again if he joins him. Sayid's first act after being recruited is going to the temple and killing Dogen which allows the Man in Black to enter killing the others. This is similar to when Anakin is told he will be able to save Padme if he converts to the Dark Side. Anakin's first act as a Sith is to go to the Jedi temple and to kill the younglings.

    • Shen ring: the hieroglyph tile on the wall in the temple hallway that Ilana pushes to open the secret passage is a Shen ring. The Shen ring is an ancient Egyptian symbol of eternity and protection. In ancient Egypt, the Shen Ring also represents dual concepts of time; the cyclic line of periodicity and lineal time (into infinity).

    • Temptation of Christ: Sayid is approached in the jungle by the Man in Black who offers to reunite him with Nadia if he follows him. After being baptized, Jesus enters the wilderness and is approached by Satan who offers him dominion over the world if he follows him.

    • The Ten Plagues of Egypt - Passover: With Sayid warning the Temple people about the coming of the Man in Black, they can choose to stay or leave. Those who would leave would be spared, but those who stayed would die. The final plague in the Bible talks of God sending the Angel of Death to Egypt and would kill the firstborns, but would pass over those who stayed true to Him and obeyed him.

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