Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 28, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Numbers:
      -The counter in Desmond's computer room is reset to 108 after the code is entered.
      -When Desmond is holding John at gunpoint and commanding him to use the computer, we see the clock counting down from 2:37 to 2:36. The first two digits displayed are 23.

    • Michael and Susan discuss matters with their attorneys in the same set where Claire was about to sign custody documents of her unborn child in "Raised By Another", although it was redressed.

    • Sawyer and Michael's lives are in danger because of a shark. In the episode "The Greater Good", when they're building the raft, Walt asked Michael "What if a shark attack us?".

    • Island events in this episode take place on November 5th 2004.

    • As the shark swims by the camera, you can see a variation of the Dharma Initiative logo on its tail. Although it looks similar, this logo is not identical to the one in hatch. Instead of picturing a swan, it shows a dark circle with a white stripe across the top.

      This was an Easter Egg that was planted by the Lost Editors but they mistimed the appearance of the shark in the scene and so the Dharma logo on the shark was more visible than they had initially wanted.

    • Michael gives his son Walt a stuffed polar bear as a gift. The polar bear was also in the comic Walt was reading and in the jungle on the island, both in season 1.

    • Continuity Error: Sawyer's hair is longer in this episode than it was in "Exodus (2)", even though this episode picks up seconds after that one ends.

    • When Michael first consults the lawyer regarding Walt, the World Trade Center Towers can be seen through the window.

    • According to Hindu culture and religion, Dharma is loosely defined as Righteous duties, divine ordinance, or holding ideals that come before mankind, justice, equity, good conduct or morality.

    • While floating on the raft wreckage, Sawyer tells Michael that "the French Chick said the Others were coming for the kid." However, not only was that bit of information not told to them, it was told to Sayid and Charlie when they retrieved baby Aaron from her, it was revealed on a remote stretch of beach while the raft crew was far out to sea. All Sawyer knew was that the Others were coming to the caves and beach when they launched.

    • There is a yacht in the background of the scene at the end of the episode just before Sawyer and Michael discover that they have drifted back to the island.

    • When Locke hits the execute button, a countdown timer is reset to 108 minutes.
      This is very similar to an episode of "The Outer Limits" titled "Dead Man's Switch." In the episode, a chosen man is buried in an underground bunker and entrusted with the task of hitting a 'dead man's switch' on the bunkers control panel. Hitting the switch resets a countdown timer and prevents a doomsday device from being initiated.

    • In the pattern on the container, one symbol:
      Means Sun in the I Ching

    • The Dharma logo seen in this episode contains various symbols from the I Ching.

  • Quotes

    • Sawyer: It wasn't the flare. I said...it wasn't the flare. Those people that did this at first I thought they were fishermen or pirates or something. Then I got a good look at their boat. You know anything about boats, Mike? A boat like that wasn't built for the open ocean. Water's coming over the side with the first little squall. Maybe got a range of 100 miles. Nope, boat like that had to have left port from somewhere close. Like the island. French chick said the Others were coming for a kid. I think they came, Mike.

    • Claire: What do you suppose all that's about?
      Charlie: I reckon Jack's going to do something heroic ... What?
      Claire: You always try to be funny when you don't want to answer a question.
      Charlie: Try to be funny?

    • Desmond: Shut it. Tie him up. Do it!
      Locke: Wait. Wait. Wait. You're tying up the wrong person.
      Desmond: How's that, brother?
      Locke: It's pointless to tie me up, I'm not dangerous, but her, she's a fugitive.
      Desmond: So, what does that make you then, brother?
      Locke: I'm a regional collections manager for a cardboard manufacturer, boxes primarily.
      Desmond: All right then, box man, tie her up.

    • Desmond: What did one snowman say to the other snowman?

    • Lizzy: Well, for someone who wants to retain his paternal rights so badly you don't seem to know much about your son, Mr. Dawson.
      Michael: I'm his father.
      Lizzy: I'm sorry, could you say that louder please just for the record.
      Michael: I'm his father!

    • Sawyer: ( Sawyer tells Michael that he got shot trying to save Walt.) I was trying to save your damn kid.

    • Sawyer: (to Michael) He's the one they wanted - why I got a bullet in my shoulder. Hell, Bluebeard blew us up because they wanted your kid.

    • Sawyer:Did you suddenly forget what happened? Why I got shot?
      Michael: What?
      Sawyer: Hey, how about a little gratitude here? I'm mean - a thank you.
      Michael: Thank you? For what? For you trying to save your own ass?

    • Michael: I see you managed to hold on to your best friend there (referring to Sawyer's gun). That thing ain't going to work, anyway.
      Sawyer: It'll work.
      Michael: You were under water.
      Sawyer: What do you know about guns, anyway, Hoss. It'll work.

    • Sawyer: Mike, you should save your energy.
      Michael: They took my son!
      Sawyer: Yeah, I saw that -- onto a boat which means he's not in shouting distance.

    • Locke: You should know the gun isn't really unnecessary.
      Desmond: Oh yeah? So I should just hand it over to you then, should I?

    • Desmond: So the world is still out there?
      Locke: Yeah, as far as I know.

    • (at the hatch)
      Desmond: Are you - are you him?
      Locke: Yes. Yes I am.
      Desmond: I can't believe it. You're finally here.
      Locke: Well, here I am.

    • (Sawyer hitting Michael's chest and then performing CPR until Michael revives)
      Michael: Where's Walt?
      Sawyer: I don't know.
      Michael: Where is he?
      Sawyer: I don't know.
      Michael: Where the hell is my son? Walt!

    • Jack: Kate! Locke!
      Desmond: Who the hell is that?
      Locke: That would be Jack.

    • Sawyer: I made you fire - what, this is my fault?
      Michael: They took my son. They found us - took Walt - because you made me fire the flare.
      Sawyer: At least Walt is on a boat - probably wrapped in a blanket with a cup of cocoa - while we're on this piece...
      Michael: Get off my raft.

    • Sawyer: It's a shark. It's only a shark.
      Michael: It's only a shark? That's supposed to make me feel better?

    • Michael (incredulous): You're gonna dig that bullet out with you bare hands?
      Sawyer (glaring): You got any better ideas?

    • Sawyer (to Michael): What are you gonna do, splash me?

    • (Michael and Sawyer are floating near each other on seperate pieces of the raft wreckage)
      Sawyer: I thought we parted ways.
      Michael: We're being carried in by the same current!

    • Michael (about Walt): I'm gonna get him back.

    • Sawyer (looking out at the island after the events on the raft) Well, would you look at that. The current brought us back. Back to the island. We're home.

    • (Sawyer looks over at Mike on his raft)
      Sawyer: You got a bandaid?

    • Sawyer: I'll just stop bleeding then! (to Mike after he blames Sawyer for the shark.)

  • Notes

    • The World Trade Center towers were digitally added in this episode to show the pre-2001 timeline setting.

    • Despite being credited, Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Yunjin Kim (Sun) and Maggie Grace (Shannon) did not appear in this episode. Cynthia Watros did also not appear in this episode as the character Libby was portrayed by a different actress for her brief moment on screen.

    • A deleted scene shows Sun confronting Shannon about seeing Walt. Shannon tries to tell Sun that she was tired and a disaster after Boone died and that seeing Walt was a result. Sun doesn't believe her.

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: January 18, 2006 on Kanal 5

    • This is the first episode where Sayid doesn't appear.

    • In Latinamerica, Daniel Dae Kim and Josh Holloway's translating voices changed.

    • Polish premiere was September 14, 2006 on TVP1.

    • First appearence of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's character, Mr. Eko. He's added to the main credits in the fourth episode of the season.

    • In the press release for this episode, ABC noted that actress Jolene Blalock would guest star in this episode. When the episode aired, Jolene was not credited, nor did she appear in the episode. This was because the episode was changed from a "Sawyer-centric" episode to a "Michael-centric" episode.

    • The events of this episode occur concurrently with the events of "Man of Science, Man of Faith".

    • A Michael-centric episode.

  • Allusions

    • The Bible: Michael's attorney references the biblical story of David and Goliath.

    • Bonanza: Sawyer calls Michael "Hoss".
      Eric "Hoss" Cartwright was a big man, the warm and lovable middle son of Ben Cartwright in the TV cowboy show that aired from 1959 to 1973. In the episode "Homecoming", it was Jack who was called "Hoss" by Sawyer.

    • Sawyer referred to Mr. Friendly as "Bluebeard", the main character of the 1697 Charles Perrault story, which appeared in the book "Les Contes de Ma Mere l'Oye".

    • Locke takes off his shoes when he first enters the station under the Hatch. In the bible, Moses takes off his shoes when he first talks to God. They were both embracing their destiny.

    • Kate gets locked in a pantry full of food. She sees a box of Apollo candy bars and take a lot of them. "Apollo" is a discontinued candy bar from Hershey's.