The Hunting Party

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 1/18/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack faces tension as he wakes to find a gun-toting Michael, who leaves to find Walt. With the help of Locke and Sawyer, Jack heads out to bring Michael back before the Others kill Michael.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matthew Fox

    Jack Shephard

  • Julie Bowen

    Sarah Shephard

  • John Terry

    Christian Shephard

  • Stephen Williams (I)

  • Elizabeth Sarnoff

  • Fan Reviews (93)
  • Michael Dawson

    By BevinChu, Feb 10, 2013

  • Pathetic. Let's go to war. Sure, great solution. It's worked so well for the U.S. hasn't it?

    By ecinajx19, Dec 05, 2008

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Aug 12, 2009

  • This episodes has it´s issues, but overall as some interesting scenes!!!

    By Dante_Edy, Jul 06, 2009

  • Another merry chase, but this one really doesn't go anywhere

    By DavidB226Morris, Jun 21, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (31)

    • Kate: I was just trying to help Jack. When you told me not to go I just - I made a mistake. (Jack ignores her until she stops him by grabbing his arm and forcing him to face her) Hey! Could you just talk to me for a second? I'm sorry. Jack: (in a sad tone) Yeah. I'm sorry, too.

    • (After Shephard sees Jack with Gabriela) Shephard: Careful. (Jack looks at him questioningly) There's a line, son. You know it's there and pretending it's not? That would be a mistake. Jack: Guess you would know. Shephard: Maybe okay for some people, Jack, but not for you.

    • Kate: You got a gun for me? Jack: You're not coming. Kate: Excuse me? Jack: You're not coming. Someone has to be here to take care of the button. Kate: So why should that person be me? I can track, carry a gun - Jack: (forcefully) You're not coming! You're staying. Allright?

    • Sayid: (about the music Charlie and Hurley are listening to) This music is quite depressing.

    • Jack: She kissed me. Yeah, she ... she kissed me and I kissed her back. I ... I don't know ... I don't know how it happened. I made a mistake. I made a mistake and ... and this is my fault. It's my fault that you and me ... I haven't been here, Sarah, I mean ... we don't even talk anymore. I hate what's happening to us and I promise you that things are going to be different. I'm gonna ... I'm gonna work less. I'm gonna be here for you. Okay? I'm going to fix this. We're going to go back to the way things were. I'm going to fix this. I'm going to fix this. Sarah: Jack. Jack. I'm leaving you. Jack: What? Sarah:(crying) I was already leaving you. That's why my mother was here. She was helping me pack. I've been seeing someone ... someone else. I have to ... I can't stay. Jack: Sarah. Sarah: You ... you will always need something to fix. Goodbye.

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    Notes (5)

    • Music: "Fall on Me" by the Pousette-Dart Band. Hurley and Charlie listen to this song in the bunker.

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: March 29, 2006 on Kanal 5

    • Although credited, Adewale Akinnuoye-Abgaje ("Mr. Eko") and Cynthia Watros ("Libby") didn't appear in this episode. Although, Libby appeared in a deleted scene.

    • The Polish premiere was on October 12, 2006 on TVP1.

    • A Jack-centric episode.

    Trivia (8)

    • Mr. Friendly: You know, somebody a whole lot smarter than anybody here once said: "Since the dawn of our species man's been blessed with curiosity".

      Alvar Hanso, who had ties with the DHARMA Initiative, said this in his 1967 address to the United Nations Security Council.

    • Gabriela & Angelo Busoni have strong American accents when they speak in Italian.

    • Mr. Friendly is using a Luger P08 pistol, which is famed for it's usage by the Nazis during World War II.

    • The numbers: -Locke estimated that, according to the shifts, he and Jack would've been locked in for 4 hours. -Jack states that they currently had 11 guns, and that the Others had taken 5 from them already. That makes a total of 16 guns.

    • The X-rays Jack looks at in the flashback show the following date "16 Nov 2005". This is probably a production error.

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    Allusions (8)

    • When Jack, Locke and Sawyer hear the gunfight ahead of them and then find the shell casings left behind, they find only three, yet claim to have heard seven shots fired. This is likely to be a reference to the Warren Commission of the John F. Kennedy assassination, which concluded that three shots were fired, and three shells were found in the Book Depository, even though more are audible of video evidence of the event.

    • Daniel Boone: Sawyer calls Locke "Daniel Boone", after the American pioneer and hunter whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States.

    • Mr. Friendly: You know the other one about curiosity.
      He is referring to the saying, "Curiosity killed the cat." (The other part of this saying is, "Satisfaction brought him back.")

    • Sawyer referred to Mr. Friendly as "Zeke." Most likely the Zeke reference was to the book of Ezekiel in the Bible, about a prophet in exile. The allusion is that as Ezekiel spoke for his people, Mr. Friendly spoke for the Others. Or maybe he's just referring to Mr. Friendly as "Zeke" because it is one of the stereotypical names for "redneck" characters. Mr. Friendly and the others seem to be "mountain men" like the ones from Deliverance.

    • Hurley: He went all Commando.
      This is in reference to the 1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie where he played a one man fighting machine against an army.

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