What They Died For

Season 6, Ep 16, Aired 5/18/10
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  • Episode Description
  • Locke carries on with his plan while Jack's group searches for Desmond.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Edward Kitsis

  • Adam Horowitz

  • Elizabeth Sarnoff

  • Paul A. Edwards

  • Naveen Andrews

    Sayid Jarrah

  • Photos (27)
  • Fan Reviews (28)
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    By DaichiKhatri, Mar 14, 2015

  • The best Tribal Council ever!

    By entil2001, May 20, 2010

  • Awesome!

    By davy445, Jun 03, 2010

  • LOST has gone beyond limits.

    By warthogjump, May 22, 2010

  • Jacob finally breaks the ice. Spoilers!

    By Picklepiss, May 19, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Ben: He doesn't get to save his daughter!

    Notes (7)

    • This is the only episode to have more than 2 writers. Writers Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Elizabeth Sarnoff are, after head writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, the longest-serving writers on the show.

    • According to Jorge Garcia's "Geronimo Jack's Beard", a scene featuring Claire and the Man in Black on the Island was cut for time reasons.

    • Kim Kondracki (school nurse) appears for the first time after being mentioned in "Dr. Linus". She is played by Wendy Pearson, who previously played a doctor in "The Variable".

    • Mira Furlan, (Danielle Rousseau) appears in this episode, her first appearance since "Meet Kevin Johnson", an absence of 38 episodes. Michelle Rodriguez (Ana Lucia) appears in this episode, her first appearance since "The Lie", an absence of 31 episodes.

    • Though credited, Jeff Fahey (Frank), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun) and Zuleikha Robinson (Ilana) do not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (9)

    • When Jack and Sawyer are walking through the jungle, the backpack strap is on Sawyer's left shoulder. Then a few seconds later it is on his right shoulder and after that it returns to the left shoulder.

    • Jack looks directly at the camera when laughing with Locke.

    • At the end of Season 2, Michael is tasked with bringing 4 Flight 815 survivors to the Others: Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley. These 4 survivors would eventually become the final 4 candidates to replace Jacob as the guardian of the Island, as shown in this episode.

    • Jacob performs the same ritual with Jack that he did with Mother in "Across the Sea", part of which is in Latin. He says, "Nam non accipimus hoc quasi vulgarem potionem, sed ut ille sit quasi unus mecum" which translated is, "Because we don't accept this as a simple potion, but so that he shall be as one with me."

    • In the flash-sideways, as John Locke visits Jack in his office and comments on the picture on Jack's desk, next to the picture is an award trophy for Jack, inscribed; "Los Angeles Community Participation Award 2003. Dr Jack Shephard".

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    Allusions (1)

    • Napoleon: Alex compares Ben to Napoleon Bonaparte because he holds his arm near his stomach as a result of the sling he wears as Napoleon was reputed to do. Napoleon I was born on the island of Corsica. Then, in the year 1815, he was imprisoned by exile to the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, 2,000 km from any major landmass, where he spent the rest of his life.

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