Season 3 Episode 18


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 25, 2007 on ABC
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When Sun discovers what happens to pregnant women on the Island, she demands answers from Juliet. Meanwhile Desmond, Hurley, Charlie and Jin try to save the life of the injured parachutist.

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  • Finally the real LOST is back ! :)

    After the crapy season 2 and the weak start of season 3 finally the suspense is back :) LOST > all once again.

    One thing sux tho the writers said the charecters aint dead... Where the hell are they then ! its good to play with the viewers minds but not so mutch and so often cuz it gets boring after the 100000th question with no answer, i hope this aint some crapy conspiracy theory to fill our heads till they finish their season. Anyhow i hope the show returns to its original suspense and adventure aura that gave me chills from the opening credits :)moreless
  • An ugly secret is revealed; another one may be hidden

    By now the story of Jin and Sun is approaching one of an epic love story, mainly in the amount of obstacles that have divided the two, even during the marriage. 'D.O.C.'s flashback takes place before the ones we've seen showing their marriage, reveal some stunning secrets about their families, including one that if Jin were ever to find out, he really might not be able to forgive.

    All his life Jin has been ashamed of his family. We already know his father was a humble fisherman, and that he hid this before he began courting Sun. Which is why it came as something of a shock to learn (indirectly) in 'The Whole Truth' that Sun has always known about, and has been helping protect Jin. Now, in this flashback we learnt hat the truth was even uglier. Jin's mother was a prostitute, and his father--- the only compassionate parent we've met on this show--- even hid it from his son, though he raised him while he was never certain of the boy's parentage. Now decades later, an older woman claiming to be Jin's mother blackmails Sun by threatening to expose her role to her father.

    Which leads us back to Mr. Paik, friend of humanity. Sun seems to have hid from her husband the evils that he did, but it was never clear that she knew. Now in her confrontation, she reveals she's always known, and it has sickened her as much as anybody else. Now she demands money to play the blackmailer, and the very act of protecting her new husband is what put him under Paik's thumb to begin with. He was working in a non-criminal capacity for him before, the money she asked for transferred the shame to her husband, who never wanted to be in debt to this man even now.

    Up until now, Sun has had our sympathies in most of these flashbacks, but now that we know she's been holding back from her husband even more than he has, it takes a huge amount away. Before we could understand why she went into the arms of Jae Lee. Now it seems like she made her husband a monster, and then tried to run when she didn't like what she saw. And now Sun's secrets are coming back to bite her.

    Perhaps it's not surprising that Sun is the person who calls Juliet on whatever the hell's she's doing, but enough her anger is genuine fright, which becomes even clearer when Juliet tells her that all pregnant women on the island eventually die. She then goes with Juliet back to a familiar place --- the Staff station, where Ethan kept Claire, and which Claire and Kate discovered a little later. This time, Juliet shows that there was useful material inside it-- including an ultrasound. Though the science that Juliet presents shows either that she's not the worlds best fertility specialist--- or that the writers got really lazy in researching their facts--- the scenes with her and Sun are pretty powerful anyway. Mainly because Sun is so frightened that she reveals a lot more of the reasons for her fear, and because Juliet genuine wants to give some good news after years of pronouncing death sentences when dealing with pregnancies. The irony is, she delivers one this time, but Sun takes it as a sign for rejoicing, because it's means the baby is Jin's , and that the island really did heal her marriage. Juliet seems to take it well, too--- until she goes back into the station, and records a message for Ben about the ultrasound she just performed. Even then, we still can't help but sympathize with her, especially after she turns off the recorder and says, no doubt in honesty: "I hate you." Still, this will have an effect on Juliet, and is probably the impetus for what happens next.

    Meanwhile, on the other side of the island, Desmond's party is still trying to learn information from the woman who fell out of the sky. Problem is, she seems to be speaking in every language but English, and she's got a tree branch through her chest. Before they can figure out what to do, another figure emerges, and this is a bigger shock--- it's Mikhail. How exactly he survived the cerebral hemorrhage in 'Par Avion' is a question that has never been satisfactorily answered, and we certainly don't get one now, but they strike a Faustian deal in which he tries to save this woman's life. He does so, and then tries to steal the sat phone that she was carrying. Charlie doesn't want to, but Desmond allows Mikhail to escape---- an action that will end up costing them dearly in the end. This again, brings up the issue of which of the sides has done more to hurt the Other. Desmond brings up the fact that the Losties have killed five of the Others, while only two of their people have died. But all of the actions that the Losties have taken have been in reactions to ones that the Others have been made. When the final bell is rung by the end of the season, the factors will have changed far more, but it must be said that even now, everything the Losties have done can be justified, while the Others don't even try to defend their actions. Maybe they've been along so long they've got their own definition of what civilization means.

    Eventually, the woman recovers and finally begins speaking English, and when she learns who these people are, she is shocked but not for the same reason they are--- Oceanic 815 has been recovered, and there were no survivors on board. Even now, it's still not clear what this woman knew about the flight, and what she was keeping from the survivors. But there is a lot more to this story that I don't think has been clear explained even a couple of seasons later.

    'D.O.C.' ends with a moment of good news for one character, but one that also puts her in more definitive danger than anyone else on the island. Even if the Others don't come for her on Juliet's instruction, she will be dead some time in the next two months. This will reflect her actions, and as we know Sun is good at keeping secrets. But all her lies have mainly hurt her husband, and this one could lead to far worse consequences than the others.

    My score:8.5moreless
  • The Ending of Sun Flashbacks?

    Objective - » Since Juliet explained what happens with the pregnant woman in the Island, it was a matter of time, until Sun became the Main Character of an episode. Her episode appears in a good time, since after that, the last 5 episodes of this season simple can be mind blowing. The 3 focus are: Sun in the Island, her flashback and Desmond trying to save this unknown woman that arrived on the Island.

    Flashbacks -» The presentation began simple, than the set of the complication phase was unexpected. The Best of the Complication phase is her conversation with Jin father, this man simple portrays perfect his role, yet was simple drama, that make difficult not to feel sorry for Jin and his father, simply excellent. Her interaction with her father don´t were behind, simple perfect, when you finally know, why Jin has to work for him and why was that type of work, was Sun fault after all. The Climax was when she have to lie to Jin, a little Sad, when you known is sad destiny. The ending have one more surprise, but I think the majority of the audience could catch it from miles.

    Sun Event on The Island -» The presentation begins very simplistic when Jack came to see her. Then the complication is set when Kate can´t lie very well and Juliet tells the truth. Then, the two of them, go to the medical station, to see the Date of Conception, so if was on the Island, she will die, but if was not in Island, then she will be safe. The ironic thing here is that the first option is what would make her more happy, because she love Jin. You have some information about the Island rules, which make sense, since Locke can walk. The climax is what you can expect, dramatic. Desmond Event On the Island -» Very interesting also. The presentation already happened in the last episode, but then the set complication phase bring one character back, which is a great surprise. His fight Jin was cool. The complication phase was only about taking care of that unknown woman and knowing one more rule about the Island. Didn´t notice the climax, but the ending was strong.


    1 - Plot Holes: Gold. Didn´t Notice

    2 - Time and Scenes Management: Gold. Hard to notice that scenes that are just there to buy time.

    3 - Surprises/Twist/Shocks/Cliffhangers: Sun Flashbacks is full of surprises. Her event in the Island too. Desmond mini plot have a great surprise too.

    4 - Action: Gold. Great Fight.

    5 - Funny: None.

    6 - Drama: Gold. There isn´t a character that I can feel more sorry than Jin. Sad Faith.

    7 - Tension/Fear: .Bronze. Maybe to know Sun faith.

    8 - Excitement Level (curiosity/Mystery/Doubt/Revelations: Silver. You want to know Sun faith? Want to feel more sorry for Jin? Want to know one or two information about the Island Rules? Want a mind blowing ending? Then this episode is for you

    If wasn´t for the next great episodes, I would rate this episode with a 9. Recommended.moreless
  • Jin's a Daddy, The Staff returns and the survivors are all dead!

    Many of the season 3 epiosdes, from "Enter 77" onwards can be put under the "Revealing" category and for those that complain about not getting answers or the story not moving forward this was a positive thing, proving that the creators had chosen their time to start answering stuff.

    Once again D.O.C. is another smart exercise in this choice, giving us more information and hints. We find out what happens to pregnant women on the island that try to conceive there, the fact that Jin and Sun did conceive on the island, blowing out the theory that Jae Lee was the father. There are also some hints that Juliet may not be a mole in the camp because she wants to help Ben, even though she has to, and that Kate Austen is Pregnant too, thanks to Sawyer. D.O.C. may not be as revelatory as some other episodes but it does a job of keeping the answers coming at a more consistent nature, as minor as some of them may be.

    However, the final revelation is enough to send fans reeling in their own theories. Since Season 1 an early theory was the "Purgatory" theory, in which the survivors were all supposed to be dead. That theory was discredited by the writers as being untrue. But Naomi Dorrit's words to Hurley would suggest otherwise. It seems more likely that what Naomi told Hurley was a cover-up attempt. The pacing of the episode is quite slow at times, but that is to be expected with a Jin/Sun episode. However, it does have ample time for some jungle action with Des, Charlie, Hurley, Naomi and Mikhail, who was last seen in the present being seriously electrocuted on the sonic security fence. His reappearance only gives more credence to the theory that the island has immense healing properties, something that has become all the more clear this season. Even Sun's miraculous pregnancy can be tied into the island's healing properties. Jin was sterile before crashing on the island. Add to that Locke's ability to walk again, Rose's cancer being cured and now Mikhail resurrected, ou can't ignore the fact that the island has the healing powers, probably made possible by the high level of Electromagnetism on the island. But how is it then that it can choose who should heal, quickly or at all? Ben hasn't made a recovery and some people have not even survived, ala Boone. It could be that, like Boone, those that have perished have all been,as Locke states, "Sacrifice[s] that the island demanded". If that is the case then who is pulling the strings? If electromagnetism is the cure then who is controlling the cure?

    Not only does Mikhail survive but he also hints that on the island wounds heal differently on the island and that Naomi's punctured lung [no less] should heal in a day [or maybe a half!].

    Since Season 1 we have learnt that the island has the power to heal but how and why is still not clear to us.

    The fight scene between Jin and Mikhail is amazing and, not since Season 1 and the fights with Ethan Rom and Jack have we witnessed such a brilliant display. Not only has Jin's sperm count risen but his abilities in Martial Art have too!

    For all the fights and tension with the guys and one Gal the main story is devoted to Sun, who once again gives a wide range of emotions, sometimes all in one scene or shot. Sun is conflicted with many emotions, just like Juliet. They make a good pair!

    This episode may be slower but that doesn't make this episode any less compelling. It is all about the acting performances, as many of them have been lately. The performances here are not as electrifying as in "One of Us" but they are just as emotional. Both Elizabeth Mitchell and Yunjin Kim display a wide range of emotions making their characters all the more complicated. When Juliet is talking into the Dictaphone to Ben, you think she is all bad and working in Ben's best interest until her sudden last line, "I Hate You", which suddenly changes the tone of the scene. What is up with Juliet? I think that she has agreed to do what Ben has told her to do but in this mission senses a chance to get herself of the island or at least is trying to mix with people who want to leave like her.

    It is still not clear but it would seem that Juliet is taking the "Every Man [or Woman] for Himself" motto that Sawyer holds dear to his heart.

    The pacing of this episode may be rather mixed but certainly events throughout add to the growing momentum of this season as it heads to its close.

    And if you thought the quality here was good just wait.....moreless
  • A Sun-centric episode.

    Let me just start out by saying that as a whole, I absolutely loved this episode. I thought that all of the story lines in this episode were great. When I first started watching the show by buying all of the seasons on DVD, I have to admit that I didn't really like the characters Jin and Sun all that much, but the more I watched the show and the more I learned about them, the more grew to like them. Now, I absolutely love Jin and Sun and all of their flashback episodes. I thought that the flashbacks of Sun's life in this episode were great. I also loved Juliet's involvement with Sun's story line since I'm also a huge fan of the character Juliet. In closing, I thought that this was a very well written, well acted and well made episode of Lost, and I can't wait to watch the rest of my Lost: Season Three DVD set.moreless
John Shin

John Shin

Mr. Kwon

Guest Star

Esmond Chung

Esmond Chung


Guest Star

Jean Chung

Jean Chung


Guest Star

Andrew Divoff

Andrew Divoff

Mikhail Bakunin

Recurring Role

Marsha Thomason

Marsha Thomason

Naomi Dorrit

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

    • Numbers: A buoy in Jin's father's boat can be seen in the sequence where Sun walks toward him. The numbers 4 and 16 are visible.

    • Goof: At the beginning of the flashback, likely set in 2000 or 2001, Sun is wearing a blue and green halter dress from Catherine Malandrino's 2007 Spring/Summer collection.

    • When Sun enters Mr. Paik's office, she overhears him arguing with an employee. This is the only Korean conversation not translated in the entire episode. The translation is:
      Employee: We haven't received the forged conveyance permit yet, Mr. Chairman.
      Mr. Paik: I heard the Hanso Foundation is filled with anger at the fact that our side didn't offer the equipment!

    • Goof: When Juliet is performing an ultrasound scan on Sun, a heartbeat can be heard while performing a "B-mode Scan". Heartbeats can only be heard on an ultrasound machine when performing a "Doppler Scan", which detects blood flow. There is no indication that the system is operating in Doppler mode. This is a frequent goof that appears in many shows where ultrasound systems are used.

    • Juliet recorded the information about Sun at 6:00 AM.
      Also, 6 can be multiplied into 42. 15, 16, 23 and 42 are some of "The Numbers". Those are 4. 4 is also one of "The Numbers".

    • Juliet said that Jin & Sun's baby was concieved 53 days ago (5+3=8; 5x3=15), and before she said 8 weeks. 8 and 15 are two of "The Numbers".

    • The survivors have been on the island for 88 days now. 8 is one of the Numbers. Plus, 8+8=16. 16 is another Number.

    • There appear to actually be two prop phones used - an Iridium 9500 in the longer shots, and one for the close-up of the screen.

    • When Sun visits her father's office, the logo over the stairs says "Paik" with Korean writing underneath. When translated, the writing reads, "Paik Heavy Industries." This alternate reality company was also featured in The LOST Experience ARG over the summer. This episode, however, marks the first time it has been seen on the show.

    • The money Mr. Paik gives his daughter, Sun, is in U.S. dollars instead of Korean won.

    • This episode takes place on December 17-18, 2004, The survivors 87th and 88th day on the island.

    • Though Hurley correctly identified Naomi's satellite phone as such when he saw it in the final moments of the previous episode, he's merely able to refer to it as a "fancy radio phone thingy" in this episode.

    • After Mikhail is done treating Naomi's wound, she says in Portuguese "Eu não estou só" which means "I am not alone", not "Thank you" as Mikhail translates.

  • QUOTES (28)

    • Sun: If what you said was true, that means I'm already dead. Why should I go anywhere with you?
      Juliet: Because there may be a hope for you yet.

    • Charlie: You can't trust 'em, you know.
      Desmond: What's that?
      Charlie: The Others. The one you let go. He'll be back tomorrow with five of his mates. You should've killed him.
      Desmond: You know, Brother, by my count, you've killed more of them then they've killed of you.
      Charlie: They started it! You know, just cause one comes traipsing back with Jack and Kate doesn't mean we can trust 'em now.

    • Sun: So, how long do I have?
      Juliet: Most of the women made it to the middle of their second trimester. Nobody made it to their third.
      Sun: That gives me two months. I am... very happy the baby's Jin's. You gave me good news, Juliet.
      Juliet: It was my pleasure, Sun. I'm gonna go back inside and make sure I didn't miss anything. I don't want to take the the chance that we didn't cover our tracks.

    • Sun: Why didn't you tell me you were Jin's mother?
      Woman: I gave birth to him, but that does not make me his mother.
      Sun: You know how powerful my family is. My husband believes that you are dead. Do not force me to make that a reality.

    • Juliet: (looking at the ultrasound machine) There's your baby. You see?
      Sun:(smiling) I can see it. Is it a boy or a girl?
      Juliet: Oh, it's a little early. But, um, do you see that little flutter? That's the heart beating. It's very strong, it's very healthy. Okay, you crashed here 90 days ago. The baby was conceived about 8 weeks ago so, um, 53 days. You got pregnant on the island. (Sun begins to cry) I am so sorry. I'm so sorry, Sun. I will do everything that I can.
      Sun: (crying) It's Jin's!

    • Jin: What's this money?
      Sun: It's ... from my father.
      Jin: Why?
      Sun: I wanted to get us furniture and I wanted us to have a nice honeymoon.
      Jin: I can provide for you. The honeymoon ... the furniture. I know it will take longer, but it will happen. And I will pay for it. I will always take care of you, Sun.
      Sun: I know.
      Jin: Then give it back. I don't want to be in your father's debt any more than we already are. Please.
      Sun: Jin, I love you.
      Jin: Madly?
      Sun: Madly.

    • Sun: How does it work?
      Juliet: Well, I take a measurement of the fetus and that will tell us when your baby was conceived. You okay?
      Sun: I lose either way; if I'm going to live, that means the baby's not Jin's.
      Juliet: Do you still wanna do this?
      Sun: Yes.
      Juliet: Okay. Moment of truth.

    • Sun: The baby isn't Jin's. We tried to have a baby back in Korea and couldn't. And the doctor, he told me Jin was infertile.
      Juliet: And, then, you came here.
      Sun: What?
      Juliet: Did you know that the average male sperm count is between 60 and 80 million? But, on this island, it's 5 times that. We call that good odds.

    • (Jin pulls the satellite phone from Mikhail's hand)
      Jin: Phone!
      Charlie: You stole this?
      Mikhail: How could you respect me if I didn't try?
      Charlie: How 'bout I take your other eye? Would you respect that?
      Mikhail: Sorry, what? (Charlie tries to tackle him)
      Desmond: Charlie, don't! Charlie, let him go!
      Charlie: This is a mistake! We can't keep letting these people go!
      Desmond: We gave him our word! (to Mikhail) Go on, get out of here.

    • (About the parachutist)
      Mikhail: She's fine. Keep the wound as clean as you can. She should be better in a day.
      Charlie: A day? Her lung was punctured.
      Mikhail: On this island, the rules are a bit different. Maybe a day and a half.

    • Sun: Why is this room hidden?
      Juliet: Don't worry about it.
      Sun: What is this place? Tell me!
      Juliet: It's where we brought the women to die.

    • (About giving Sun, his daughter, $100,000)
      Paik: Why should I give you money without an explanation?
      Sun: Because, my whole life, I've pretended not to know what you do. I've allowed you to keep your control over me. I pretend that everything is alright. I will continue pretending as long as you give me the money I am asking for. No questions asked.
      Paik: We do not live in a world where there are no questions asked!
      Sun: I'm doing this to spare someone I love deep shame.
      Paik: Your new husband? (He puts the $100,000 from a safe in an envelope) If the money is for your husband, it is he who will bear this debt. He will no longer be a floor manager. He will be working for me.

    • Sun: Where are we going?
      Juliet: It's a medical station near here, they have an ultrasound machine.
      Sun: Claire and Kate told me about that place; it was abandoned. They found nothing there.
      Juliet: That's because they didn't know where to look.
      Sun: What are you going to do to me?
      Juliet: I'm gonna look at your baby and determine the D.O.C., um, date of conception. The ultrasound will tell me when you got pregnant, give or take a day. If you pregnant off the island, then you and your baby will probably be okay. But, if you got pregnant here... we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

    • Juliet: You want me to help you and your baby, I have answers to your questions. But you have to come with me, right now. Just you and me, nobody else.
      Sun: If what you said was true, that means I'm already dead. Why should I go anywhere with you?
      Juliet: Because, there may be hope for you yet.

    • (in Korean)
      Mr. Kwon: Please, tell me about your wedding.
      Sun: It was beautiful. The happiest day of my life.
      Mr. Kwon: And my son's, too, I imagine.
      Sun: Mr. Kwon, why weren't you at the wedding?
      Mr. Kwon: What did he tell you?
      Sun: He told me... you were dead. Why would he say that?
      Mr. Kwon: To avoid the shame of where he came from.
      Sun: And is that why you told him his mother died when he was a baby?
      Mr. Kwon: His mother, she was with many men. She left me with the baby. I raised him alone. I wasn't even sure I was the father. But who else would take care of him? (He wipes his hand on his shirt and lifts up Sun's chin) You are so beautiful. It pleases me much to meet you. You can never tell him that you met me or that his mother is still alive. Please, for me. Do not... do not make him suffer this shame.

    • Parachutist: Sto... sto morendo.
      Desmond: You understand her?
      Mikhail: She's speaking Italian. She said she's dying. She needs help. I was a Soviet Army field medic; I can offer you my services. (He is led by Desmond over to the parachutist)
      Charlie: Wait, what are you doing?
      Desmond: I'm saving her.
      Mikhail: This branch has punctured her lung. It's filling with blood. If it is not ventilated soon, she's going to die.
      Desmond: Well, do it. Help her!
      Mikhail: If I fix her, you must let me walk away as if I never came upon you.
      Desmond: (pause) What do you need?

    • Desmond: Who are you? (pause) I said, "Who are you?"
      Charlie: He's the guy who shot Sayid. Kate told us he lived down in that station Locke blew up. He's an Other.
      Hurley: I thought Locke killed that guy with the electro fence thingy.
      Desmond: You've got five seconds to talk or I fire this gun, Brother.
      Mikhail: That's a flare gun.
      Desmond: And how do you think it will feel taking a flare to the chest at this range?
      Mikhail: As your friend pointed out, I've already died once this week.

    • Charlie: Maybe we should just pull it out.
      Desmond: No, you'll just make it worse.
      Charlie: Have your forgotten what's at stake here? It's just another one of your flashes. Who's getting an arrow in the neck this time?
      Desmond: Lest you forget, she said my bloody name! She had a photo of me and my girlfriend! Do I understand? I understand better than the lot of you!

    • Sun: (to Juliet) I want to know about your research.
      Kate: Sun...
      Sun: What happens to pregnant women?
      Juliet: You're pregnant? Are you sure? How do you know?
      Sun: I asked you a question. Everyone else might be alright with you washing your clothes and eating our food, but I want to know what's going on. I want answers! What are you people doing? Why are you taking children? What happens to pregnant women on this island!? (pause) What happens to -
      Juliet: They die. They all die.

    • (About the dying parachutist)
      Desmond: Oh my god.
      Charlie: It's a branch. She must've hit it on the way down.
      Desmond: Uh, get her pack; we haven't got much in this first aid kit. See if there's anything we can use in there.
      Hurley: What if this is a rescue? What if she came for us? Wha-- I mean, is she gonna be okay? We can't let her--
      Desmond: Look, just go! Start looking!
      Jin: Jack.
      Charlie: We have to get her to Jack as soon as possible. She could be our way off the island.
      Desmond: No, if we move her we'll make it worse!
      Charlie: So we just let her breathe to death?

    • Charlie: What's she saying?
      Hurley: It's Spanish, dude!
      Desmond: You understand her then?
      Hurley: She says she's dying.

    • Woman: Your father is Mr. Paik? Of Paik Automotive? Very powerful family.
      Sun: I don't really have much to do with the family business.
      Woman: What about your husband's parents?
      Sun: His parents are dead.
      Woman: Really... ?
      Sun: Who are you?
      Woman: It would bring much shame if it was known that Mr. Paik's daughter married the son of a fisherman.
      Sun: I know that and it doesn't matter!
      Woman: Really? Did you know he was also the son of a prostitute?
      Sun: How dare you!
      Woman: I will be back here in three days. At five p.m. You will bring me one hundred thousand dollars. If love your husband as "madly" as you say you do, you will spare him the shame of learning the truth.

    • Jack: I wanted to see how you were doing with your pregnancy.
      Sun: Oh, I'm doing fine. A little tired, but that's normal, right?
      Jack: Sure. Any morning sickness?
      Sun: Not anymore.
      Jack: Any bleeding?
      Sun: Why are you asking me all these questions, Jack?
      Jack: I'm just checking in. Now that I'm back, I just wanted to make sure that you were doing okay.
      Sun: Thank you. I'm okay.

    • Juliet: (speaking into tape recorder) Ben, it's 6 A.M. on Saturday morning. Kwon is pregnant. The fetus is healthy and was conceived on island with her husband. He was sterile before they got here. I'm still working on getting samples from the other women; I should have Austen's soon. I'll report back when I know more. (she turns off the recorder) I hate you.

    • Sun: What do you think happened to Jack while he was with the Others? Since he's been back, he seems different.
      Kate: He says that he was pretty much a prisoner and the only reason why he cooperated was 'cause he thought they'd let him off the island.
      Sun: Do you believe him?
      Kate: Why wouldn't I?
      Sun: He came to me, asking about my pregnancy.
      Kate: Well, what would that have anything to do with ...
      Sun: What if - what if the Others want my baby? He's been there alone for over a week. How do we know he isn't working with them?
      Kate: He's not working with them.

    • Parachutist: Where am I?
      Hurley: Take it easy, you just hit a giant branch.
      Parachutist: Where am I!?
      Hurley: I don't know. You're on an island. Are you here to rescue us? Are there more of you? Can you make your phone work?
      Parachutist: Who are you?
      Hurley: Hugo Reyes. I crashed here on Oceanic Flight 815--a bunch of us survived. Is that why you're here? Were you looking for us?
      Parachutist: 815. Flight 815? The one from Sydney?
      Hurley: Yeah!
      Parachustis: No, that's not possible.
      Hurley: Yeah, I know. It wasn't easy, but we found food, and a hatch, and more food --
      Parachutist: No. No, Flight 815. They found the plane. There were no survivors. They were all dead.
      Hurley: What?

    • Sun: Why are you doing this?
      Juliet: What?
      Sun: Helping me.
      Juliet: Once upon a time, I told women that they were pregnant, and their faces ... it was the best news they ever got in their entire life. Then I came here. I've lost nine patients in the last three years. I'm helping you because I want to tell you that you and your husband got pregnant before you came here. I'm helping you because I want to give good news again.

    • Desmond: We need to bring Jack here.
      Charlie: It's an eight hour walk! One way!
      Desmond: Then I'll run.
      Charlie: Are you out of your mind? It's not safe. It's gonna be dark soon. Who knows who's out in this jungle!? In case you have forgotten, there are people on this island trying to kill us!
      Desmond: Nobody knows we're here!
      Hurley: (fires off a flare. long pause) Oops.

  • NOTES (8)

    • Behind the scenes footage from the Season 3 UK Bonus DVD shows that the heavy looking lockers in the Staff were placed on wheels, so Sun and Juliet could easily move them.

    • The filming location of Jin's father's fishing dock is the same location (in Hawaii) that the submarine was docked at. The location is the fish pond at the Molii Gardens on the Kualoa Ranch.

    • Although they are credited, Terry O'Quinn (Locke), Michael Emerson (Ben), and Josh Holloway (Sawyer) do not appear in this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: October 26, 2007 on Net 5
      Belgium: October 29, 2007 on VT4
      Spain: Monday November 12, 2007 on FOX TV Spain
      Macedonia: Thursday January 3, 2008 on A1
      The Czech Republic: Sunday, January 6, 2008 on TV Nova
      Germany: Monday, January 28, 2008 on Pro7
      Denmark: May 23, 2007 on Kanal 5
      Greece: Monday, September 29, 2008 on ET1
      Middle East: Sunday, February 8,2009 on MBC action

    • Daniel Dae Kim and Alexis Rhee worked together in the Academy Award Winning picture, "Crash" (2004). In this episode, they play son and mother, although they never meet.

    • The footage for this episode had to be shot a second time after the film of the first shooting got ruined when it went through airport security.

    • Episode title: D.O.C stands for "Date of Conception."

    • A Sun-centric episode.