White Rabbit

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/20/04
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  • Episode Description
  • The survivors begin to struggle as they realize they are running out of fresh water. Meanwhile, Jack continues to see his dead father's figure on the Island. Flashbacks in this episode show a little bit of Jack's childhood and also what Jack was doing in Australia.

  • Cast & Crew
  • J.J. Abrams

  • Damon Lindelof

  • Jeffrey Lieber

  • Lynne E. Litt

  • Sarah Caplan

  • Fan Reviews (60)
  • I love this show

    By sshan39, Aug 09, 2012

  • 105

    By Canogaparkcindy, Mar 17, 2011

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Jun 30, 2009

  • Our first real look at the center of the show

    By DavidB226Morris, Nov 16, 2008

  • We Love Your Feet, We Despise Your Hands

    By Rufam, Dec 26, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Boone: You should have saved her. Jack: But I didn´t save her. And neither do you Boone: You think you are all noble and heroic for coming after me? I was fine. You´re not the only one who knows what to do around here. I run a business. Who appointed you our savior, huh? What gives you the right?

    • Hurley: Maybe the dog can find water. Charlie: Better if no one knows how little is left. Hurley: I mean, dogs can find pot and bombs, so I'm sure they can find water.

    • Claire: Great. Now our only hunter's going to get eaten just so he can get the pregnant girl some more water.

    • Christian: I had a boy on my table today. I don't know, maybe a year younger than you. He had a bad heart. It got real hairy, real fast. And everybody's looking at your old man to make decisions. And I was able to make those decisions because at the end of the day, after the boy died, I was able to wash my hands and come home to dinner. You know, watch a little Carol Burnett, laugh till my sides hurt. And how can I do that, hmm? I mean even when I fail, how do I do that, Jack? Because I have what it takes. Don't choose, Jack, don't decide. You don't want to be a hero. You don't want to try and save everyone because when you fail... you just don't have what it takes.

    • Margo: Jack, you know how he gets. He doesn’t. He won’t look after himself. You have to go after him. Jack: I’m sorry. I can’t. Margo: I can’t? You don’t get to say I can’t. Not after what you did. Bring your father home, Jack. Jack: Where is he? Margo: Australia.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Airdates: Denmark: February 4, 2005 on Kanal 5 Greece: August 8, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1

    • A Jack-centric episode.

    • Production on this episode began on Wednesday, August 18 for an eight day shoot 'til Friday, August 27.

    Trivia (16)

    • When Jack enters the water to try and save the woman who is drowning in the shot that shows him swimming towards the camera you can clearly see a jet ski or boat keel trail.

    • When Joanna dies Jack says that only 47 people are left. Later when he is talking to Charlie and Hurley about the water bottles he says that they are not 47 but 46.

    • In the first flashback, Jack tries to help out a boy who he laters calls Mark Silverman. This boy would go on to be the best man at Jack's wedding in the episode "Do No Harm"

    • Goof: The Coffin. There is no way that the coffin would be placed on the plane as we saw it. It has to be sealed and wrapped before it even leaves. And a coffin is never put on a plane in front of other passengers. It goes cargo.

    • Numbers: 16 In Jack's flash-back he talks to the lady at the check-in counter at the airport and tells her that he needs to land in 16 hours.

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    Allusions (5)

    • Mr. Miyagi Mr. Miyagi refers to the beloved Okinawan karate master in the 1984 feature film The Karate Kid, and its sequels, played by Noriyuki "Pat" Morita. Mr. Miyagi befriends and teaches the ways of karate passed down from his father, to a New Jersey teenager he calls "Daniel-san" who is having trouble fitting into the southern California life.

    • Sawyer can be seen reading "Watership Down", a classic novel in which a group of rabbits set out to make a new home, together in unfamiliar surroundings.

    • Character name: Jack Shephard
      There was a famous British highwayman (one who robbed vehicles) in the 1700s named 'Jack Sheppard'. So popular was he when he was alive that his robberies were published in the newspapers & pamphlets after he committed them. He was viewed to be such a Robin-Hood-like hero that well into the Twentieth Century stories were still being written about him and no less than 9 theatrical plays were performed to the public. In fact, when author Harrison Ainsworth published a book about him in 1839, it outsold Dickens' 'Oliver Twist'.
      Literary Source: "100 Most Infamous Criminals" by Jo Durden Smith

    • Doctor: Police found him in an alley in Kings Cross. We find out that Jack's father died from a heart attack in Kings Cross. Kings Cross, an inner-city suburb, is known as the notorious 'Red Light District' in Sydney, Australia. Cranking 24-7 'The Cross' never dies, with murders, car-jackings, assaults, armed robberies, prostitution and large-scale drug deals in action around the clock.

    • Episode title: White Rabbit
      In "Alice In Wonderland", the White Rabbit was a top hat & vest wearing rabbit who kept running away from Alice, and eventually led her to Wonderland, similar to how Jack's father keeps running away and leads him to the fresh water.

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