Through the Looking Glass (2)

Season 3, Ep 23, Aired 5/23/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Ben confronts Jack, claiming that Naomi is not who she seems. Meanwhile, Sawyer and Juliet try to come up with a plan to rescue the hostages at the beach. Inside the Looking Glass, Charlie and Desmond struggle to finish the mission at the underwater station.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Carlton Cuse

  • Damon Lindelof

  • Jack Bender

  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Jin Kwon

  • Dominic Monaghan

    Charlie Pace

  • Fan Reviews (221)
  • A bloodbath that the survivors won

    By Jackman12, Jan 17, 2015

  • Season Shocker

    By Nightrider09, Aug 26, 2011

  • We've got one last shock for you, and this makes it a whole new ballgame

    By DavidB226Morris, Jan 31, 2010

  • I'm not one to dish out 10's EVER, but I feel like sometimes, there are episodes of television that just set the standard for everything else. This is one of those episodes.

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, Jan 22, 2010

  • Season finale,end of lost

    By Porradocaralho2, Aug 03, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Jack: He didn't mean it, you know. Kate: What? Jack: Sawyer. When he said he didn't want you to go with him, he didn't mean it. Kate: If he didn't mean it why did he say it? Jack: He was trying to protect you. That's why I asked you not to come back for me. Kate: Why are you sticking up for Sawyer? He'd never do it for you. Jack: Because I love you.

    • Ben: May I have my walkie back? Jack: What? Ben: There's something you need to hear. Please? (Jack hands Ben the walkie-talkie) Ben: Thank you. Tom are you there? Tom: (over the walkie) Yeah, I'm here. Ben: (To Jack) Your plan killed seven of my people. But the ones that you failed to kill are now holding you friends, Jin, Sayid, Bernard, at gun point. Jack: And what's to stop me from snapping your neck? Ben: Tom, unless you hear my voice in one minute, shoot all three of them. Tom: Got it. Ben: (pulls out his watch) Bring me the phone, Jack. (struggling is heard over the walkie) 40 seconds. Jack: No, I'm getting them off the island. All of them! Ben: Let me ask you something, Jack. Why do you want to leave the island? What is it that you so desperately want to get back to? You have no one, your father's dead, your wife left you; moved on with another man. Can you just not wait to get back to the hospital? Get back to fixing things? (Jack moves forward) It's 20 seconds now, just get me the phone Jack. Jack: No. Ben: 10 seconds, bring me the phone. Jack: No. Ben: I'm not bluffing. Jack: I won't. Ben: 5 Jack: do it! Ben: 4, 3 Jack: No! (3 gun shots are heard over the walkie) Ben: I'm so sorry Jack. (Jack attacks Ben and beats him, he then picks up the walkie-talkie) Jack: Tom, are you there? Tom: Yeah Jack, I hear you. Jack: Im gonna' lead my people up the radio tower and I'm gonna make a call. And I'm gonna' get 'em all rescued, every one of them! And then I'm going to come and find you, and I'm gonna' kill ya.

    • Jack: Every Friday night I, I fly from LA to Tokyo or, Singapore, Sydney. And then I, I get off and I, have a drink, and then I fly home. Kate: Why? Jack: Because I wanted to crash, Kate. I don't care about anybody else on board. Every little bump we hit or turbulence, I mean I, I actually close my eyes and I pray that I can get back. (Kate looks near tears as does Jack) Kate: This is not gonna change. Jack: No I'm sick of lying. We made a mistake. Kate: I have to go. He's gonna be wondering where I am... Jack: We were not supposed to leave. Kate: Yes we were.

    • Jack: Hey, stay where you are, we're almost up to the tower. You'll be safer there. Hurley: Yeah I got ya, we'll stay put until you like, phone home.

    • Kate: It's gonna work! It's happening, we're gonna get off of this island! Jack: We'll celebrate when we're home.

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    Notes (9)

    • Music: The song Jack is listening to on his way to the funeral home is "Scentless Apprentice" by Nirvana.

    • This two-part episode was nominated for two 2008 Golden Reel Awards for Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR for Long Form Television and for Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley for Long Form Television. This two-part episode was nominated for a 2008 Prism Award for Drama Episode. This two-part episode was nominated for a 2008 Eddie Award for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Commercial Television. This two-part episode was nominated for a 2008 Excellence in Production Design Award for Television - Single Camera Television Series. This two-part episode was nominated for a 2008 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night.

    • International Air Dates: Belgium: November 12, 2007 on VT4 The Netherlands: November 23, 2007 on Net 5 Italy: Monday December 3, 2007 on Fox Spain: Monday December 17, 2007 on FOX TV Spain Finland: Thursday January 17, 2008 on Nelonen Macedonia: Thursday January 24, 2008 on A1 The Czech Republic: Sunday February 3, 2008 on TV Nova Switzerland: Moday, February 4, 2008 on SF ZWEI Germany: Monday, February 11, 2008 on Pro 7 Denmark: June 27, 2007 on Kanal 5 Greece: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 on ET1

    • This episode was submitted for consideration in the categories of "Outstanding Drama Series" and "Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series" for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards. This episode was nominated for a 2008 Golden Reel Award for "Best Sound Editing in Television: Long Form – Sound Effects and Foley" and for "Best Sound Editing in Television: Long Form – Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement".

    • Unlike the previous two season finales ("Exodus, Part 2" and "Live Together, Die Alone"), this episode wasn't shown in two parts on the United Kingdom and Australian airing.

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    Trivia (20)

    • Numbers: The Others who are guarding Jin, Sayid and Bernard are said to have 4 guns when Juliet is talking to Sawyer.

    • If the events on the Island are in fact taking place on Dec. 21 and 22, then that would be the Losties 91st and 92nd days on the Island.

    • When the compartment floods, after Charlie seals the door, it would not fill all the way to the top with water, thus assuring Charlie's death. Briefly, the entire Looking Glass station is pressurized, as is the chamber where Charlie is. The water would flood no higher than the top of the porthole, due to the downward pressure of the air upon the rising water. The air pocket would provide a few minutes of air for Charlie to catch a breath and try to swim out.

    • As of this episode, Hurley joins the long list of characters on the show who have intentionally killed someone.

    • Sayid had never killed anyone on the island until this episode.

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    Allusions (8)

    • Fight Club: In the film the Narrator says, "Everytime the plane banked too sharply on takeoff or landing, I prayed for a crash or a midair collision." This mirrors what Jack says to Kate outside the airport at the end of the episode.

    • "Scentless Apprentice": Jack is listening to this Nirvana song on the way to the funeral home. Nirvana singer/songwriter Kurt Cobain died on April 5th, the date Jack's newspaper was published.

    • Myst: The 'unlocking' of the Looking Glass keyboard is very similar to one of the levels from the computer game Myst, where the player must recreate a tune on a keyboard inside a station on the island in order to unlock a secret world.

    • Alias The end of this episode is quite similar to the end of another season finale of a JJ Abrams show. Alias season 1 ended with two main characters on either side of a small glass window, with one side filling with water. Desmond (just like Sydney in Alias) tries to free Charlie (Vaughn) by smashing a fire extinguisher against the glass window. However, just like in Alias, he fails.

    • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Hurley mentions that Jack is going to use the satellite phone to "phone home."

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