The Last Recruit

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1)

  • Locke: It's so nice to have everyone back together again.

Notes (3)

  • Josh Holloway (Sawyer) becomes the fourth cast member to appear in 100 episodes after Matthew Fox (Jack), Evangeline Lilly (Kate) and Jorge Garcia (Hurley).

  • Though credited, Nestor Carbonell (Richard) does not appear in this episode.

  • Original International Air Dates: Canada: April 20, 2010 on CTV United Kingdom: April 23, 2010 on Sky1 Portugal: April 27, 2010 on FOX/FOX HD Spain: April 27, 2010 on FOX Australia: April 28, 2010 on 7TWO Latin America: May 4, 2010 on Universal Channel Finland: May 13, 2010 on Nelonen Norway: May 26, 2010 on TVNorge Germany: June 9, 2010 on FOX Sweden: June 23, 2010 on TV4 Czech Republic: June 28, 2010 on AXN

Trivia (16)

  • For the first time, Andrea Gabriel ("Nadia") appears in more than one episode in the same season.

  • First appearance of the boat Elizabeth since "The Glass Ballerina".

  • This episode showed flash-sideways of the candidates (except for Hurley). The order in which they were shown is also the order of their numbers: -Locke: 4. -Sawyer: 15. -Sayid: 16. -Jack: 23. -Jin and/or Sun: 42.

  • When Sawyer is talking to Jack on the sailboat, his hair changes position between the face and over-the-shoulder shots.

  • It took one week for someone to find Keamy's body.

  • The EMT mentions that Locke's wheelchair was "smashed to pieces", yet in "Everybody Loves Hugo", the wheelchair is shown intact, standing upright after the accident.

  • Sun and Jin could not realistically arrive at the ER at the same moment as John Locke, as the events of "The Package" take place just a day or two after the arrival of Oceanic 815 in LA, whereas Desmond's attack on Locke took place at least a week after, since Desmond tells Hurley it had been a week since their flight in "Everybody Loves Hugo". (Sawyer also tells Kate at the station it was a week since they met at LAX).

  • Jack first saw Christian on the fifth day after flight 815 crashed in "Walkabout" and not the third day as he recalled.

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Allusions (4)

  • Drinking the Kool-Aid: Sawyer tells Kate that Claire can't come with them because she "drank Locke's Kool-Aid." This a reference dates back to the Jonestown cult mass suicide of 1978, when over 900 followers of Jim Jones committed suicide at their Guyana camp. Jones had cups of Flavor Aid or Kool-Aid dosed with cyanide.

  • Casablanca: Sawyer tells the handcuffed Kate, paraphrasing one of the movie's best-known lines, "Of all of the automobiles in Los Angeles, you drive into mine."

  • Burt Reynolds: Sawyer compares Lapidus to "someone who came out of a Burt Reynolds movie."

  • Star Wars: Hurley tries to nullify an argument by claiming someone can be brought back from the dark side, using Anakin Skywalker as an example.