Lost

Season 4 Episode 4

Eggtown

6
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 21, 2008 on ABC

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  • Trivia

    • The docket number of Kate's trial was 42231815. 42, 23, 8 and 15 are all part of The Numbers.

    • Sawyer sets up the game of backgammon with Locke incorrectly. The point with three checkers should be two points away from the bar, not three.

    • Under California Ethics Rules, Kate's lawyer may not call a witness (i.e., Jack) against her wishes. Her objection, in open court, to calling Jack would be prima facie evidence of an ethical violation and would lead to sanctions by the California State Bar Association.

    • Despite Kate's murder of Wayne Janssen having occurred in Iowa (in "What Kate Did"), her case is put before a state court in California. In addition, the same court also tries her for her bank robbery (from the episode "Whatever the Case May Be"), which should actually be handled by a federal court.

    • Jack testifies in this episode that the plane wreck was found in the South Pacific Ocean. In Confirmed Dead, the ROV found the plane in the Sunda Trench off of Indonesia, which is part of the Indian Ocean and ties into the Oceanic 6 cover story.

      Also, he states that flight 815 crashed on an island, which is the truth, when the cover story is that the plane crashed in open water and the survivors floated to an island.

    • In the ABC.com clip of the scene where Hurley plays a video cassette, the audio was of "Satan's Doom", as opposed to the song "Xanadu" that plays in the actual episode.

    • According to Carlton Cuse, this episode's title referred to the fact that Locke makes some eggs for Ben at the beginning of the episode, and Kate's pregnancy (a pregnancy involves eggs).

    • Diane said she has been sick for 4 years. 4 is one of "The Numbers".

    • Island events take place on Dec. 23 and 24. Making it days 93 and 94 for the survivors.

    • In the scene where Jin is reading "Albuquerque," Sun replies, "Too hot," with her mouth full of the banana piece she bites off at the very next scene.

    • The tray Locke carries Ben's food on at the start of the episode is Octagonal, and hence the same shape as the DHARMA logo.
      Also, an octagon has 8 sides and 8 is one of The Numbers.

    • Saywer's shoulder doesn't have any scars from his bullet wound that he got on the raft.

    • This is the first episode this season to start with a close up of a character's eye.

    • The book Locke gives to Ben is 'VALIS' by Philip K. Dick.

    • When Kate is talking to Sawyer in his bedroom after they wake up, his hair changes from being down in his face to pulled back in between shots.

    • When Kate, her lawyer and the opposite lawyer are discussing a deal about her sentence, the opposite lawyer offers 4 years in jail. 4 is one of "The Numbers".

    • When Jack testifies about Kate, he tells a fake story about the crash. He says that only 8 people survived. 8 is one of "The Numbers".

    • When Locke throws the tray, with the food on it, against the wall, the wall caves in to the tray which would be impossible and indicates that this scene wasn't shot in an actual basement because cellar walls are mostly made out of concrete.

  • Quotes

    • Miles: We got your name when you called the freighter. Of coure we know about you and everybody else on the 815 manifest.
      Kate: Then prove it.
      Miles: Your name is Katherine Anne Austen. You're wanted for murder, fraud, arson, whole bunch of other stuff I can't remember. You're a fugitive. You got caught in Australia and the feds were bringing you back. So yeah, we know. If I were you, I'd stay right here on the island. Who knows? Maybe you didn't survive the crash.

    • Sawyer: Oh, you got a secret agenda, huh? Well, if you're spying for Jack...
      Kate: I'm not spying for anyone.
      Sawyer: So why don't you tell me why...
      Kate: Because I don't trust you.

    • Sawyer: Kinda weird, ain't it? Sittin' on porches, drinking coffee out of mugs? By the way, I found some clothes about your size, in the closet. So after I kick out Hugo...
      Kate: I'm not moving in with you, James.
      Sawyer: Well. Then why did you stay?
      Kate: That's none of your business.

    • Sawyer: Beach? What, you're leaving? Because of this? That's that? You crawl up in my bed one second and the next you just...
      Kate: Goodbye, James.
      Sawyer: (angry) Don't make this about me, Kate. You didn't want a baby anymore than I did. You're just looking for some excuse to split, and now you've got one. (pause) But that's all right, Freckles, I ain't gonna hold it against you. I'm just gonna sit right here in my comfortable bed, because in about a week, you'll find some reason to get pissed at Jack, and bounce right back to me. (Kate slaps him in the face and runs away)

    • Kate: I'm not pregnant
      Sawyer: Are you sure?
      Kate: Yeah, I'm sure.
      Sawyer: (laughing) I mean, woohoo.
      Kate: Would it have been the worst thing in the world?
      Sawyer: Yes. Yes, it would have been the worst thing in the world.I mean, what we would have done with a baby?
      Kate: I'm going back to the beach.

    • Kate: You know Jack, I've heard you say that story so many times, I'm starting to think you belive it.
      Jack: I just, I just wanted to tell you, what I said in there, I didn't mean it.
      Kate: You want to follow me, come by for a visit?
      Jack: (looking uncomfortable) I actually have to get over to the hospital, but maybe you and I can grab some coffee together or something.
      Kate: I know why you don't want to see the baby, Jack. But until you do, until you want to, there's no you and me going for coffee. But um, if at anytime you change your mind, come and see us.
      Jack: Yeah, okay.

    • DA: Do you love the defendant?
      Jack: No. Not anymore.

    • Jack: Only 8 of us survived the crash,we landed in the water,I was hurt pretty badly,in fact - if it weren't for her, I wouldn't have made it to the shore. She took care of me, she took care of all of us.

    • Miles: You bring him to me, and I will tell you everything I know about you.
      Kate: Who?
      Miles: Who do you think?

    • Duncan: If you go to trial, Kate, you're looking at twenty years on each count, not to mention a life sentence on the murder charge.

    • Kate: What was that all about?
      Claire: Who knows? It's Locke.

    • Duncan: We make it about character. Not about what you did or didn't do, but about who you are.
      Kate: What do you mean who I am?
      Duncan: I want him in the courtroom.
      Kate: Absolutely not.
      Duncan: We need him, Kate. It will generate tremendous sympathy...
      Kate: Duncan, listen to me. You are not bringing him in here. Alright, you want to make this about me, about my character, fine. But you are not using my son.

    • Ben: I feel for you, John. I really do. You keep hitting dead ends. ... You couldn't find the cabin, you can't make contact with Jacob...you're so desperate to figure out what to do next, you're even asking me for help. So here we are, just like old times. Except I'm locked in a different room, and you're more lost than you ever were.
      Locke: I know what you're trying to do. It's not going to work.
      Ben: Excellent, John! You're evolving!

    • (Ben pulls out the book, "Valis", which Locke has given him.)
      Ben: From my own bookshelf.
      Locke: Help you pass the time.
      Ben: I've already read it.
      Locke: You might catch something you missed the second time around.

    • Ben: What makes you think I have access to that kind of money?
      Miles: Do not treat me like I'm one of them. Like I don't know who you are and what you can do.

    • Locke: (hands plate to Ben) These are the last two eggs.

    • Sawyer: If Hugo knows, everybody knows.

    • Locke: (puts grenade in Miles mouth) Enjoy your breakfast.

    • Aaron: Hi, Mommy.
      Kate: Hello, Aaron

    • Kate: James?
      Sawyer: Yeah?
      Kate: (banishes him) Go home!

    • Sawyer: (to Kate) I'll keep you safe.

    • Kate: I wanna talk to Miles. Where you keeping him?
      Locke: Why do you need to talk to him?
      Kate: Well, that's personal.
      Locke: No.
      Kate: And what gives you the right to decide whether or not...
      Locke: You may think this is a democracy Kate, because of the way Jack ran things, but this is not a democracy.
      Kate: Then I guess that makes it a dictatorship.
      Locke: If I was a dictator, I would just shoot you and go about my day. Dinner's at 6:00 if you're hungry.

    • Kate: Are you taking that to Miles?
      Hurley: Yeah.
      Kate: Locke told me to do it.
      Hurley: Good, that guy creeps me out.
      Kate: He's still in the rec room, right?
      Hurley: No, he's in the boat house......You just totally Scooby Doo-ed me, didn't you?

    • Sawyer: Yeah, I'm cool, we didn't go all the way last night. I get it, you were sad. But, I mean, how can you resist after that whole, "I'll keep you safe thing".
      (Kate turns away)
      Kate: No, Sawyer.
      Sawyer: What, what, what'd I say.
      Kate: Just forget it.

  • Notes

    • Music:
      "She's Got You" by Patsy Cline, playing in Kate and Claire's room when John walks in and wants to talk to Kate.

    • This is the first time Aaron appears off the island.

    • This is the first episode in which Jin has any dialogue this season.

    • The episode, in French, is titled "Mères ennemies" (literally, "Enemy mothers").

    • The end credits credit William Blanchette as "Two year old boy" instead of Aaron.

    • This is the first episode of season 4 which is rated TV-14, likely due to not only Locke's punishment with Miles but also the issues between Sawyer and Kate involving sex and pregnancy.

    • Susan Gibney who played the D.A: Melissa Dunbrook, played a D.A. on Crossing Jordan, which Lost Producer and Co-creator: Damon Lindelof also produced.

    • This is the seventh episode to be Kate-centric.

    • Although credited, Harold Perrineau (Michael), Naveen Andrews (Sayid) and Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond) do not appear in this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      Belgium: September 8, 2008 on VT4
      Denmark: February 29, 2008 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: February 24, 2008 on Sky One
      Ireland: February 25, 2008 on RTE Two
      Australia: 9:30pm 28 February 2008 on Seven
      Sweden: March 5, 2008 on TV4
      Latin America: March 24, 2008 on AXN.
      Norway: March 26, 2008 on TVNorge
      Finland: April 3, 2008 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: April 27, 2008 on AXN
      Spain: May 22, 2008 on FOX
      Italy: August 4, 2008 on Rai 2
      Macedonia: November 8, 2008 on A1

  • Allusions

    • The Invention of Morel
      Sawyer is reading this book by Adolfo Bioy Casares. The story is about a fugitive who hides on a deserted island somewhere in the South Pacific. Later he encounters some people that appear and disappear randomly, repeating some actions. These people don't really exist, they are merely very lifelike recordings reproduced by a machine. The people are actually dead.

    • Sawyer calls Hurley as "Montezuma" when Hurley is in the bathroom. "Montezuma" was the ruler of the Aztec empire at the beginning of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. When a tourist in Mexico gets diarrhea it is often referred to as "Montezuma's Revenge".

    • Hurley: You just totally Scooby Doo-ed me, didn't you?

      Scooby Doo is a popular cartoon dog from the 1970s television series, Scooby Doo, Where Are You.

    • Sawyer refers to Miles as "Bruce Lee".

      Bruce Lee was an American-born martial artist, philosopher, instructor, martial arts actor and the founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts system. Although he was born in America he is of asiatic descent.

    • Hurley starts playing a tape Xanadu a 1980 movie starring Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck and Gene Kelly. A musical, it barely broke even at the box office, and was nominated for five Razzie awards, winning one for Worst Director. Despite this, it has endured as a cult classic.

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