Lost

Walkabout

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/13/04
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  • Episode Description
  • As food supplies run low, John Locke emerges as the hunter after the survivors learn there are wild boars near camp. Meanwhile, the survivors realize that they must somehow get rid of the rotting bodies from the fuselage. The flashbacks in this episode depict Locke's plans to get to Australia and participate in a "walkabout" tour.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Jin-Soo Kwon

  • Terry O'Quinn

    John Locke

  • Harold Perrineau

    Michael Dawson

  • Emilie de Ravin

    Claire Littleton

  • Matthew Fox

    Jack Shephard

  • Fan Reviews (99)
  • Best Episode of the Series

    By pmo_09, Dec 13, 2011

  • Most sublime tale of a man's first steps.

    By ionee24, Aug 01, 2010

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jun 30, 2009

  • 104

    By Canogaparkcindy, Mar 08, 2011

  • Sheds some light on John Locke...

    By Jacob316, Feb 09, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (37)

    • Tour Agent: The Walkabouts we arrange here are not just a stroll through the park. It's trekking through vast stretches of desert, rousting bloody treacherous woods. Locke: Look, you've got no idea who you're talking to. I'm well aware of what's involved, believe me. I probably know more than you on the subject. Tour Agent: In any case, it's a trying ordeal for someone in peak physical condition, let alone... Locke: Look, I booked this tour a month ago, you've already got my money. Now, I demand a place on that bus. Tour Agent: You misrepresented yourself. Locke: I never lied. Tour Agent: By omission, Mr. Locke. You neglected to tell us about your condition. Locke: My condition is not an issue. I've lived with it for 4 years. It's never kept me from doing anything. Tour Agent: Look, unfortunately it is an issue for our insurance company. I can't keep the bus waiting any longer. It isn't fair to the other people. Locke: Hey, don't talk to me about fair! Tour Agent: I can get you on a plane back to Sydney on our dime. That's the best I can do. Locke: No. I don't want to go back to Sydney. Look I've been preparing for this for years. Just put me on the bus, right now, I can do this. Tour Agent: No, you can't.

    • Kate: Is this when you say I told you so? Jack: I'm not big on rubbing it in.

    • Shannon: (to Boone) Oh go rescue a baby bird or something!

    • Walt: So it was like a boar fight!? Michael: Not too much of a fight. It was more like me getting gored.

    • Rose: You know, doctor, you don't have to keep your promise. Jack: Promise? Rose: The one you made me on the plane to keep me company until my husband got back from the restroom. I'm letting you off the hook.

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    Notes (10)

    • After this episode aired, ABC announced that "Lost" had been picked up for the full season.

    • In Latin America, this episode was known as "Viaje Espiritual", which means "spiritual journey".

    • International Airdates: Denmark: January 28, 2005 on Kanal 5 Greece: August 7, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1

    • According to the DVD commentary for this episode, the original title for this episode was going to be "Lord of the Files".

    • Terry O’Quinn received a 2005 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in this episode.

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    Trivia (17)

    • Numbers: 23 It is mentioned that Harold Wollstein, one of the passengers that died in the plane crash, was in seat 23C. Jack, Rose and Bernard were also on adjacent seats in the same row, 23.

    • When Jack is cleaning Charlie's cut after the boar attack, the camera pans upwards and you can see a small tattoo of two figures on Charlie's shoulder. Dominic Monaghan, who plays Charlie, got this tattoo ("nine" in Elvish) to commemorate his part in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Monaghan, along with eight other actors who got the tattoo, were part of a the Fellowship of the Ring, the central group of characters in the films.

    • Goof: It is mentioned that Harold Wollstein is a dead passenger in Seat 23C. This is not accurate, however, as 23C would have been where Rose was sitting prior to the crash. This can be seen from Jack sitting in a 2-seat section of Row 23 in "Pilot" and other episodes. He was in Seat 23A. This means that Harold had to be in Seat 23B, unlikely since Jack sits there in order to keep Rose calm, or in Seat 23E since Rose's husband would presumably have been in Seat 23D.

    • This is the second episode entitled "Walkabout" that Terry O'Quinn is in. The first one was the series Millennium 1x17.

    • When Locke faces the giant creature, he steps back and he brushes against some leaves. But when it is switched to the creature's point of view, Locke is shown in front of the leaves and when he steps back, he still isn't close enough to brush the leaves.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Shannon mockingly calls Boone "Captain America," a reference to the Marvel comic book superhero of the same name.

    • Lord of the Flies
      Locke has aspects from two different characters from the book "Lord of the Flies". He's partially like Jack, the hunter. He also has aspects of Simon, who was also disabled (But with epilepsy rather than in a wheel chair.) Simon also had a deep understanding of the island. The fact that they were hunting boars is also a reference.

    • Randy: (Locke's former manager) Locke, I told you I need those TPS reports done by noon today. The TPS-Report is a substitute for all the pointless work ever assigned to you by your boss, often a list of completed goals. Referred to in the movie Office Space, when Peter Gibbons' boss lectures him on the 'proper way to file TPS reports'.

    • Jack: "Heart of Darkness"
      Jack mentions the jungle being a "heart of darkness" which is a reference to a book of the same name by Joseph Conrad. The book is about a man who travels deep into the jungle in Africa. The book also inspired the movie Apocalypse Now.

    • Character name: John Locke
      John Locke is the name of a famous Enlightenment philosopher (1632-1704), who championed democratic ideals, as well as promoting logic and reason. Men like Thomas Jefferson are considered intellectual heirs of John Locke, and thus he can be thought of as the godfather of the US Constitution.

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