The Other 48 Days

Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 11/16/05
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  • Episode Description
  • The harrowing first 48 days in the lives of the tail section survivors are revealed. Flashbacks reveal the point of view of Ana Lucia, Mr. Eko, Bernard and Libby and other survivors as they landed on the other side of the island on the beach. As the days progress danger hits their camp as well when "The Others" start taking people against their will. As the survivors race inland, trying to stay a step ahead of The Others, they realize that someone among them wasn't on Flight 815.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Carlton Cuse

  • Damon Lindelof

  • Eric Laneuville

  • Cynthia Watros


  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Jin Kwon

  • Fan Reviews (111)
  • An episode done without new scenes by the cast we've come to know turns in one of the best hours of this fantastic show.

    By jekyll, Nov 17, 2005

  • The shocking story of the 'Tailes"(the people of the flight 815 plane in the tail section)

    By Nightrider09, Aug 25, 2011

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Aug 12, 2009

  • Full Flashback Episode!!!!!

    By Dante_Edy, Jul 01, 2009

  • Amazing

    By prkp12, Apr 09, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Boone (via radio): Hello. Hello, anybody out there? Mayday. Mayday. Bernard: Is there someone there? Boone (via radio): Hello! Hello! Cindy: Who is that!? Oh my God! Boone (via radio): Can you hear me? Bernard: Repeat your transmission, please. Boone (via radio): Hello. We're survivors of the crash of Oceanic flight 815. Please copy Bernard: We're the survivors of flight 815!

    • Ana Lucia: They have satellites... the black box... we don't need a fire for them to find us. Cindy: Yes, we do. Before the crash, the pilot said we'd lost communication, we were turning back. We were flying for 2 hours in the wrong direction. They don't know where to look.

    • Ana~Lucia: They're out here in the jungle with no shoes, nothing in their pockets, no labels on their clothes. These people were here before us. We need to get off the beach. We need to find a safer place.

    • Libby: Nah, it's not that bad. I broke my leg skiing up at Stowe in Vermont. I was on this run... going pretty fast, I was racing this cute ski patrol guy. I went off this mogul, lost my edge and, bam! (she twists the guy's leg to try to set the bone.) - Snapped my left leg. Now that ... that was bad.

    • Nathan: I don't remember seeing you on the plane, Ana Lucia. Ana Lucia: That's because you weren't on it!

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    Notes (11)

    • This is the first episode in which Jack and Hurley do not appear. Consequently, as of this episode, there is no character who has appeared in every episode of the series.

    • This was Maggie Grace's last main cast credit as Shannon. She was credited as a special guest star in the next episode.

    • Kimberley Joseph (Cindy) passed from receiving the "Co-Starring" credited, to the "Guest Starring" credit.

    • A deleted scene showes the Tailies pulling a large parcel from the ocean. Zach & Emma hope that food will be inside, but they're disappointed when the only thing inside are Australian boomerangs.

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: March 1, 2006 on Kanal 5

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    Trivia (26)

    • Before Shannon is shot whispers can be heard. They decode as: "Relax dude, I think she likes the guy" "You're life" "Ich weiƟ nicht" (German for 'I don't know') "Look out" "Ana's the trigger" "You're gonna kill her" "Move on" (Gun shot) "See ya" (Like a chorus singing just after the gunshot) "Shannon" "She likes the guy, she likes the guy" "Shannon" "Your life and time is up" "Help me" "Shannon, meet me on the other side" "Her song" ('Ana Lucia' when reversed) (Gun shot) "Relax dude, she likes the guy, she likes the guy" "Shannon" "I know it all I know it all..." "Dying sucks" "Shannon" "I don't think you should tell her when she comes" "Obviously she likes you" "Who's the guy?" "I want to see Shannon" "Eye to eye" "Who's the guy?" "Fire Lucia" "The brothers that help us" "Are you done with it?" "Her song" ('Ana Lucia' when reversed) (Gun shot) "Fire"

    • On the inside of the door to the Arrow station can be seen the word "Quarantine", just like on the inside cover of the hatch of the Swan station.

    • It turns out that an Other was killed by a Survivor, before the other way around, like we all thought (Mr. Eko killed 2 of them on the first night).

    • Cindy said "we were flying for 2 hours in the wrong direction". This contradicts the pilot, Seth Norris, who said that it was 6 hours. However, it's possible that Cindy was told only 2 hours before the crash that they were flying in the wrong direction. Also, in "Eggtown", it was noted that the perception of time by people on or near the island may differ from the actual reality.

    • We see Mr. Eko's stick for the first time.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Religion: 40 Days On the 40th day anniversary since the crash, Ana Lucia breaks down, and Mr. Eko begins to talk again. Mr. Eko said he would pray for many things and perhaps this is when he will stop as 40 days has a very significant religious meaning, and he now gives up hope. The same goes for Ana Lucia, implying that she also has/had religious faith.

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    • dimakosrou Feb 20, 2014

      The way this episode started was one on the best pieces of cinematography I've ever seen!