The Glass Ballerina

Season 3, Ep 2, Aired 10/11/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Jin, Sun and Sayid worry when Jack, Kate and Sawyer make no contact with them after they have lit the signal fire. Meanwhile, the Others realize that the survivors have acquired a sailboat.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Drew Goddard

  • Jeff Pinkner

  • Paul A. Edwards

  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Jin Kwon

  • Evangeline Lilly

    Kate Austen

  • Fan Reviews (135)
  • Development

    By Nightrider09, Aug 26, 2011

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Aug 16, 2009

  • Answers from one side of the island, but more question

    By DavidB226Morris, Oct 11, 2009

  • Better than the Season Premiere.

    By Dante_Edy, Jul 09, 2009

  • मेरी पूरी ज़िंदगी यहाँ

    By napen, Nov 06, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Sun: I'm sorry, Jin. I shouldn't have disagreed with you. Not in front of Sayid. Jin: You shouldn't have disagreed with me. Period. Sun, why did you come with us? Sun: You know why I came. I didn't want to be without you.

    • Pickett: Hey! Shut up! Sawyer: Yes sir, boss.

    • Pickett: Now, if you need anything, raise your hand. You get ten minutes for lunch ... Sawyer: I got a question, Boss. Pickett: No questions! Sawyer: She got to ask a question. Pickett: If you try to run off, you will be shocked- Sawyer: Shot! What, we don't even get a warning? Pickett: Shocked. I said shocked. If you talk to each other, you're gonna be shocked. If you touch each other, you're gonna be shocked. If you're slacking, you're gonna get shocked. Matter of fact, if you do anything at all that pisses me off, you're gonna be shocked.

    • Colleen: They have a sail boat. Ben: How? Colleen: I have no idea. Juliet: So they have a boat? Sailing in circles should keep them busy. Colleen: They could find us... Ben? Ben: I'm thinking... How quickly can you put together a team? Colleen: Within the hour. Ben: Then don't waste time talking to us. (Colleen turns around to exit) And Colleen ... I want that boat.

    • Sun: (to Sayid) My husband thinks we have to do as he says because he's the only one who knows how to sail. But he's wrong. I can help you sail the boat.

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    Notes (7)

    • Daniel Dae Kim and Yunjin Kim submitted this episode for consideration on their behalves in the categories of "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" and "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" respectively at the 2007 Emmy Awards.

    • A deleted scene where Jin speaks with Jae Lee's mother at the funeral is presented as an extra in the "Flashbacks" section of the "Lost: The Complete Third Season" DVD.

    • This episode was originally planned to air as the third of season three, but it was switched with "Further Instructions" for unknown reasons.

    • International air dates: Portugal - March 25, 2007 on RTP 1 Finland - August 23, 2007 on Nelonen The Czech Republic - September 9, 2007 on TV Nova Spain - Monday September 10, 2007 on FOX TV Spain Denmark - Wednesday December 13, 2006 on Kanal 5 Germany - Monday October 22, 2007 on Pro7 Macedonia - Thursday October 4, 2007 on A1 The Middle East - Sunday October 19, 2008 on MBC Action

    • Michael Bowen (Danny Pickett) appeared in the 1999 Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia along with April Grace, who played another "Other," Mrs. Klugh, in Season Two. Like Lost, Magnolia is about strangers with interconnected lives, and the number 8 plays a significant role in Magnolia, while it's one of The Numbers on Lost. Also in both Magnolia and Lost, Bowen and Grace played people who antagonize some of the main characters/protagonists.

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    Trivia (17)

    • When Jae Lee falls, the hand holding the pearl necklace is at the top of the windshield. However, when Jin looks at it, his hand has moved down, closer to his head.

    • Numbers: The metronome that Young Sun is playing along with is set at a tempo of 108 BPM. 108 is the sum of the Numbers.

    • Island events in this episode take place on November 29th 2004.

    • When Jin and Sun are arguing in the dining room, a crew member is visible through the reflection from the cabinet mirror.

    • The canteen that Juliet offered to Sawyer appeared to have The Staff logo on it, just like Ethan's canteen did in "Maternity Leave".

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    Allusions (3)

    • Sawyer telling Kate she tastes like strawberries is an indirect reference to Buffy: The Vampire Slayers episodes "Wrecked" and "Two to Go." This line is said by Rack to Willow. This episode was written by Drew Goddard who was a writer on Buffy with David Fury, who is also the Co-Executive Producer on Lost.

    • Sawyer mentions how Kate tastes like strawberries then he calls her "Shortcake." Strawberry Shortcake is both the name of a dessert and the name of a popular children's doll.

    • Ben mentions George Bush's re-election, Christopher Reeves' death, and Boston winning the World Series, all events that happened in late 2004.

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