The Brig

Season 3, Ep 19, Aired 5/2/07
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  • Episode Description
  • After abandoning the Others, Locke takes Sawyer on a trek through the jungle to help him eliminate a common enemy. Meanwhile, back at the beach, the parachutist Naomi has crucial information about flight 815.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Carlton Cuse

  • Damon Lindelof

  • Eric Laneuville

  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Jin Kwon

  • Dominic Monaghan

    Charlie Pace

  • Fan Reviews (139)
  • Sawyer and Locke connected

    By Hexsins, Aug 25, 2010

  • Two character's traumatic Backstories are laid to rest along with the culprit in spectacular fashion!

    By martync7, Jan 18, 2009

  • A defining for two characters ends in death

    By DavidB226Morris, Jan 03, 2010

  • Epic Storyline and Great Setups!!!1

    By Dante_Edy, Jul 13, 2009

  • Despite Lost being a great show all round, there are still some episodes that make you realise just how amazing this show is. This is one of them.

    By Lostrules1, Nov 19, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • (Kate trying to sneak out of Sawyer's tent after they spent the night together) Sawyer: Where are you going? Kate: I can't sleep if I'm not in my own tent. Sawyer: Fine. Let's go to your tent. Kate: It's nothing personal...old habits, you know?

    • (Locke wakes up and everybody is packing) Locke: Ben! What's going on? Ben: We're moving. Locke: Moving? Where are we going? Ben: We are not going anywhere, John. You are going to stay behind. You both are going to stay behind. Locke: What? You're not taking him? (Pointing at Cooper) Ben: It's your own mess John, why would we clean it up? John: Ben if you're trying to put me in my place or embarrass me... Ben: Where did you get a ridiculous idea like that? Locke: Well you can't leave me. After everything you can't... Ben: Don't tell me what I can't do, John.

    • (Rousseau enters the Black Rock, where Locke is sitting outside the brig) Locke: Rousseau! Rousseau: Locke.

    • (Cooper is tied to a column. Ben hands John a knife) Cooper: You're kidding me, right? You expect him to kill me? Ben: John, the hesitation that you're feeling is just the part of you that still feels like he has a perfectly good explanation for stealing your kidney, throwing you out of an eight story window. Don't you wanna be free from him?

    • Cooper: You're wasting your time, bug eye. Me and him have been through all this. All he wants is his daddy. Locke: "Shut up," I said! Shut up! Cooper: You really haven't figured it out yet, have you? Ben: Let go of him, John. Locke: Why are you doing this to me? Ben: You're doing this to yourself. As long as he's still breathing, you'll still be that same sad, pathetic little man that was kicked off his walkabout tour because you couldn't walk. (Locke puts the knife to Cooper's neck but pulls it away) Cooper: I'll be here the rest of the week, John, if you change your mind.

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    Notes (8)

    • This episode was nominated for the 2008 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night.

    • Although they are credited, Yunjin Kim (Sun) and Emilie de Ravin (Claire) do not appear in this episode.

    • International Air Dates: The Netherlands: November 2, 2007 on Net 5 Belgium: November 5, 2007 on VT4 Spain: Monday November 19, 2007 on FOX TV Spain Finland: Thursday, December 20, 2007 on Nelonen Macedonia: Thursday, January 10, 2008 on A1 The Czech Republic: Sunday, January 13, 2008 on TV Nova Germany: Monday, January 28 2008, on Pro7 Denmark: May 30, 2007 on Kanal 5 Middle East: Feruary 15, 2009 on MBC action

    • Naomi's name is revealed on screen in this episode, although ABC had placed it in press releases for the previous two episodes. She even mentions her full name as being Naomi Dorrit.

    • Locke is the third character to get three flashback episodes on a single season. Both Jack and Kate got three in season one.

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    Trivia (9)

    • Anthony Cooper says he believes the island is hell. All theories that the island is some form of afterlife have been denied by the producers.

    • When Sayid is digging, the bandage on his arm is small. In the next scene when he visits Naomi, it is bigger, but in the scene following that when he is fixing the satellite phone it goes back to being a smaller bandage again.

    • Numbers: -According to Naomi, the wreckage of Flight 815 was found in an ocean trench 4 miles deep. -According to Cooper, he conned Sawyer's father and took $38,000 from him. 38=15+23.

    • Island events in this episode take place on 18th December, 19th December, 20th December and 21st December 2004.

    • On Naomi's satellite phone it shows its position as being on the West Coast of North America.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Tom Sawyer: Anthony Cooper used the alias Tom Sawyer, a reference to the fictional character in several books by Samuel Clemens (pen name Mark Twain). Cooper jokes that he took the name because "Huckleberry Finn" was already taken. Also, Sawyer leaves with Locke without putting his shoes on, most likely an homage to the fictional character who was almost always barefoot. One of the best-known episodes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the scene where Tom tricks other people into doing his work for him (painting a fence). Appropriately, in this episode Locke is the one playing the same kind of trick on Sawyer.

    • Little Dorrit: The helicopter pilot's name is revealed to be Naomi Dorrit. Amy Dorrit is the name of the protagonist of this serial novel by Charles Dickens published originally between 1855 and 1857. It is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the society, government and corrupt patent offices of the period. This is the fourth reference to Dickens in the series. The others are Our Mutual Friend, A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist.

    • The Waltons: Sawyer calls Locke "John Boy" after the very sensitive young man in this American television series (1971-1981). John-Boy is a bit of a wimp, very family orientated but stubborn enough to do what he feels is right.

    • Sawyer strangles Anthony Cooper with a chain, the same way Princess Leia kills Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. Producer Damon Lindelof is known to be an avid fan of that series of films. Also, Ben pushing John to kill his own father was reminiscent of the Emperor taunting Luke Skywalker to kill Darth Vader (his father) in the same film. The aim was the same, to turn Luke/John over to the 'Dark Side'/'Other side'.

    • There is a book in Ben's tent called The Oath. The Oath is about a doctor who murders seriously ill patients for financial gain.

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