This Place is Death

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 2/11/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Locke takes on the burden to stop the island's increasingly violent shifts through time. Meanwhile, Ben hits a roadblock in his attempt to reunite the Oceanic 6 and bring them back to the island.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Edward Kitsis

  • Adam Horowitz

  • Paul A. Edwards

  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Jin Kwon

  • Terry O'Quinn

    John Locke

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  • Fan Reviews (37)
  • An episode that lives up to its name

    By DavidB226Morris, Jul 19, 2010

  • Wow, what was that?: That was a super fantastic episode!!!

    By AnilThornberry, Feb 12, 2009

  • Is it just me or does this show just keeps on getting better and better. I mean seriously. its like soo exciting and just gets you pumped to watch next weeks with all these amazing cliff hangers. If you compare LOST right now from the old seasons, there

    By ajk021992, Feb 12, 2009

  • wow wow wee wow what a splendid episode!

    By DerickBentham, Feb 12, 2009

  • One of the best episodes of the show.

    By JBentham, Feb 12, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Charlotte: (to Jin) Don't let them bring her back. No matter what. Don't let them bring her back. This place is death.

    • Danielle: Did you hear that? Robert: What is that? Jin: Monster.

    • Sawyer: Sure you don't want us to lower you down? Locke: Where would be the fun in that.

    • Ben: No, Sun. Jin's still alive, and I can prove it.

    • Rousseau: Who are you hoping to find? Jin: My wife.

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    Notes (3)

    • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: February 15, 2009 on Sky One Norway: March 11, 2009 on TVNorge Australia: March 11, 2009 on Network 7 New Zealand: March 18 2009 on TV2 Denmark: March 27, 2009 on Kanal 5 Finland: April 2, 2009 on Nelonen Sweden: April 14, 2009 on TV4 Czech Republic: May 4, 2009 on AXN Spain: May 21, 2009 on FOX

    • A Sun and Jin-centric episode.

    • Although credited, Jorge Garcia (Hurley) does not appear.

    Trivia (11)

    • On the side of the van Ben is driving, it says "Canton-Rainer Carpet Cleaning." Canton-Rainier is an anagram of "Reincarnation."

    • This is the first episode of the entire series in which Ben and Desmond speak to each other.

    • At the end of the previous episode, Danielle says "I'm Danielle, Danielle Rousseau". In the "previously on LOST" recap, she says "I am Danielle, Danielle Rousseau". This was obviously an unused take.

    • Jin says he knows how to find his camp from the radio tower. However, Jin was one of the five survivors who did not go to the radio tower with Jack in "Through the Looking Glass", staying behind at the beach to shoot the dynamite traps.

    • At the end of "The Little Prince," Sun picks up her weapon and gets out of the car; in this episode she stops to talk to Ji-Yeon on the phone first.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Gunsmoke: Sawyer says "we gotta get out of Dodge now". This a reference to Dodge City, Kansas, which was a favourite location for westerns in the early to mid 20th century. The phrase was made famous by the TV show 'Gunsmoke' (1950-1975), in which villains were often commanded to "get the hell out of Dodge." In the 1960s and 70s the phrase has been adopted in popular vocabulary, meaning 'to leave a dangerous situation'.

    • American McGee's Alice: The idea of Charlotte spending her childhood on the island and be later told that it was all dreamed up is reminiscent of the plot of American McGee's Alice, in which a suicidal Alice Liddell in her late teens is locked away in a mental asylum where her memories of Wonderland are considered delusions of self-hatred and guilt. Both Charlotte and Alice are threatened with death if they should ever dare to revisit the innocent magic place of their childhood.

    • Carthage: Charlotte remarks that she knows more about Carthage than Hannibal. Hannibal was a war general from Carthage from around 200 BC. He is considered to be one of the greatest military commanders and tacticians through out all of history. Carthage was located in what is modern-day Tunisia, where Charlotte was doing field work before being recruited to the Kahana's mission.

    • Daniel: So, do you speak any other languages? Charlotte: Only Klingon. Klingon is the name of a language (and alien race) from the Star Trek franchise. Lost executive producer J.J. Abrams is the director, and a producer, of the latest film in the series, on which Lost executive producer and showrunner Damon Lindelof also serves as a producer.

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