In the shot when the four on the raft are looking at the island, Walt is wearing a yellow personal flotation device which he is not wearing in the other shots.
When Sawyer gets on the plane his hair is long, although in the first episodes his hair is different. It couldn't have grown in just a few hours.
Goof: When Locke and Sayid are walking to the hatch through the woods, the shirt Locke is wearing has sweat around the collar. Then the camera switches to Sayid, and back to Locke, and the sweat is gone, then one more camera switch happens, and Locke's shirt is sweaty again.
When Hurley is rushing to the gate to board the plane in his flashback, there is a sign on a door reading "Authorized Personnel Only". Since this is an Australian airport, the sign would read "Authorised Personnel Only" - with an "s" instead of a "z".
When Sayid is cauterizing Charlie's head wound, there is a shot of Charlie pulling the towel away from his face, which is covered in blood. The camera cuts to Sayid for a moment, then when it goes back to Charlie, his face is relatively clean, except for the blood around the wound itself.
Just before the fuse is lit on the dynamite, Hurley sees all six of "The Numbers" (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) on the outside of the hatch.
Sawyer stated his dad shot himself when Sawyer was 8 years old.
While Hurley is trying to catch his flight, he buys a scooter from an elderly man for 16 hundred dollars.
Hurley is on seat 20G.
Jack is on seat 23A.
Rose is on seat 23C.
Locke is on seat 24C.
The comic in spanish Hurley is reading when he is on the plane, is the same one Walt read on the island.
At the airport, Walt says he needs new batteries. He was playing with a GameBoy Advance SP, but they only use rechargeable batteries.
Furthermore, a scene before, you could see a green light on Walt's Game Boy, which means that the battery was nowhere near empty.
The last scene contains no spoken dialogue whatsoever.
Another survivor is mentioned in this episode- Tracey (or Tracy), a housewife from Fresno who is sleeping with the survivor of the Steve/Scott duo. Walt and Sawyer argue about which one is alive when Sawyer reads the notes in the bottle while on the raft.
During this two-part episode, there were 2 flashbacks that were cut. In one, Claire talks to the pilot about why is she traveling (she mentions the adoption and the psychic), and he ends up saying "I'll make this a pleasant flight". In another, Sayid is picking a tie for Nadia. He has a little chat with the female clerk, and she chooses a yellow one, but the security guards that talk to Shannon take him before he can buy it. He remembered that after he sees Sawyer using his tie to tie something to the raft.
The guys on the raft are 15 miles out when they spot the boat on the their radar.
Island events in this episode take place on November 4th 2004.
While Hurley's car displays the Numbers all over, it does not on the license plate (which is out of character for the scene). The license plate however reads 327, which in ASCII code translates to "end" "escape".
Again, we see a flashback of Hurley as he tries to get on the plane. And again, his numbers are everywhere: On the panel of his car (42km, 16kph, 23 deg.) right after it broke down, the speed went down 16KPH to 15KPH, then 8KPH and finally 4KPH, so the digital display actually displayed all of the "cursed" numbers.
On the screen of the Oceanic computer: "Arrival 1?:42", the obligatory 815 (flight number), departure 14:15 (hey, that 14 does not fit in there!)
"crazy 8's" on the hat of the old man. A group of (volleball? handball? football?) players with numbers on their shirts: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and of course 42, the big sign "gates 14 through 23", "gate 23" and last, but not least: If you look closely, you'll notice exactly 42 people standing in the line where Hurley tries to pass.
After the female sports team mentioned above, Hurley passes a group of 4 Japanese people posing for a photo (he calls "konichiwa" at them, so I assume they are Japanese,) - the person on the front is holding each hand with two fingers up making a V/peace sign, to emphasize the 4.
This last one is a real stretch: Hurley's car has the license plate TX 327. 32 is backwards for 23. The departure time shown on the computer is 14:15 and the big sign says "gates 14 thru 23" - 14 twice. So 14 + 14 = 28, divide 28 by the extra 7 from license plate and you get 4. That's ugly, but you gotta wonder why 14 appeared twice during this scene.
It is explained how no one (who survived the plane crash) noticed that Locke was in a wheelchair. First, before boarding the plane Locke crossed paths with Michael, but he was on the phone facing the other way. It is also shown that Locke was one of the first people on the plane, and was sitting the whole time. He had no wheelchair near him so Jack (who saw him and nodded) couldn't have known he was handicapped.
Does the woman that throws the bomb onto the raft not look like the one that Charlie spent the night with before the flight?
According to the Producers' commentaries released on the DVD collection of Season 2, the extras were used over and over again. So even though extras may have been used in various different scenes, they may not have been playing the same characters. There is nothing in the story (even in later episodes) to indicate this was the same woman Charlie was with.
Charlie tells Claire that the sling he makes for her baby is called a bjorn, which is Dutch for "baby carrier". It is in fact called a babybjörn, which is Swedish for "baby bear".
When Locke's running from the monster and when he's on the floor covered in mud, shouldn't his wound from the shot he took from Shannon be on his left not his right?
Goof: The airport looks quite unAustralian. In Australia, British English is pimarily used and British English does not use the word thru on official or directional notices. Gates 1 thru 23 and Gates 14 thru 23 are shown. This would not be displayed in airports in Australia. Gates 1 - 23 or Gates 1 to 23 would be the words used. Thru is American English showing that this was filmed in a US airport.
As Hurley leaves his hotel room, you can see that his room number was 2342. 23 and 42 are part of the 'numbers'.
Although Hurley is in a right-hand-drive vehicle like we use in Australia when he is rushing to get to the airport, the number plates are nothing like those in Australia.
In the very first episode, Charlie said "Guys, how does something like that happen?" In this final episode, Hurley says almost the exact same line.
The scene where Hurley is running through Sydney Airport was actually filmed in an office building in Honolulu. Just before he goes up the escalator, he passes a room with large wooden doors (on the right side of the screen). You can quickly catch a glimpse of the sign over the doors, which reads "Kamehameha" - the name of the old king of Hawaii.
During Sayid and Charlie's chase after Rosseau and the baby, Charlie gets caught by a booby trap and injures his forehead. Sayid then tries to seal his wound by igniting some gunpowder on top of the wound.
But wouldn't it be a good idea to wipe away some of the powder that he accidentally poured over his eyebrows (and the rest of his face) before igniting the powder?
Kate and Locke are the ones carrying the dynamite (by drawing straws). Jack says that if they encounter something, they both should drop their bags and run. Yet, when the trees start popping out of the ground, it's Jack and Locke that drop their packs, and Kate keeps hers and runs. Wasn't she supposed to be the one carrying the dynamite, and not Jack? Even if - as we see later - Jack swapped bags so he was carrying the dynamite, Kate still should have dropped hers.
When Sawyer jumps in to get the rudder, the log that they hit jumps from Sawyer's left side to his right side to his left side again and after Jin lowers the sail, it goes back up and then down again depending on the shot.
As Michael stands up from having helped Sawyer back onto the boat, the camera swiftly pans up and you can see a boat on the right side of the screen for about half a second before the camera pans away from it. Who needs rescue when there's a boat with a film crew on it right there?
Sayid: (pouring gunpowder on to Charlie's head wound) Remove the towel and tilt your head back...remove the towel!
Charlie: This is because I hit you, isn't it?
Locke: You ever play Operation?
Jack: Sure. Don't touch the sides.
Locke: I always got nailed on the funny bone. (he picks up a stick) Bzzzt!
Jack: You like to play games, John?
Michael: (to Jin) Okay, I know. You don't see anything. Okay.
Sawyer: What the hell are you expecting to see? In case you haven't noticed, it's dark!
Sun: Aaron is a beautiful name. What does it mean?
Claire: I don't know what Aaron means.
Sun: They will bring him back.
Claire: Don't say that.
Sun: They will.
Claire: How do you know that?
Sun: Because he said he would. Charlie will bring your baby back.
Locke: I think that's why you and I don't see eye to eye sometimes, Jack. Because you're a man of science.
Jack: Yeah. What does that make you?
Locke: Me? Well, I'm a man of faith.
Sayid: (handing Charlie a gun) This isn't about revenge. Don't make it personal.
Sayid: Rousseau told us she saw black smoke the day her own child was taken 16 years ago. They took something from her and now she believes she has something that they want.
Charlie: She's making a trade?
Sayid: I believe she is, yes.
Charlie: That's insane. She's insane.
Sayid: Don't try to apply reason to her actions. She's a mother who lost her child, just like Claire.
(Kate argues with Jack about why he put the dynamite in his pack instead of her's)
Jack: I made a judgment call.
Kate: We drew straws.
Jack: Sorry, but I'm not gonna let drawing straws make decisions like that for us, Kate.
Kate: You had no right to make that -
Jack: Everybody wants me to be a leader until I make a decision that they don't like. You want to keep second-guessing me, Kate? That's your call. There's something that you need to know. If we survive this, if we survive tonight, we're gonna have a Locke problem. Now, I have to know that you got my back.
Kate: I got your back.
Locke: Do you really think all this is an accident? That we, a group of strangers, survived. Many of us with just superficial injuries. Do you think we crashed on this place by coincidence? Especially this place. We were brought here for a purpose. For a reason. All of us. Each one of us was brought here for a reason.
Jack: Brought here? And who brought us here, John?
Locke: The island.
Hurley: Please, for the love of all that is good and holy in this world, let me on this plane!
Walt: How come you and my mom didn't stay together?
Michael: We tried, but it just didn't work out. Our lives, our interests just went in different directions.
Walt: How come I never saw you?
Michael: Cause your mom didn't want me to. She did what she thought was best for you.
Walt: She was wrong.
Sawyer: Look, are you going to give me the damn gun, or am I going to have to take it?
Michael: What are you going to do? Shoot me?
Sawyer: Hey, Han, you and Chewie want to slow down a second and talk to me here? We have to fire the flare.
Michael: We don't know what it is. It could be anything—a piece of floating junk. We don't even know if Sayid's radar works.
Sawyer: Have you ever known that guy to fix something up that don't work?
Charlie: There never were any others. You started the fires yourself.
Danielle: No, I heard them whispering.
Charlie: You're a nut job. You heard nothing.
Danielle: I heard them say they were coming for the child. The others said they were coming for the boy.
Charlie: You're pathetic.
Hurley: Can I have the flashlight? Because, uh, the torch with the dynamite thing, that's not making a whole lot of sense to me.
Jack: I don't believe in destiny.
Locke: Yes, you do. You just don't know it yet.
Charlie: (to Hurley in the elevator) Some of us have a bloody flight to make.
Charlie: Claire, everybody's leaving.
Claire: Okay, well, I can't go anywhere, all right? I've got the baby, and I'm so tired, I can't carry him. Now he's wet and there's sand everywhere. I don't have any more nappies.
Hurley: How exactly does something like this happen?
Danielle: Are you on the same island as I am?
Locke: Survival is all relative, Jack.
Sun: Do you think all this...all we've been through...do you think we're being punished?
Shannon: Punished for what?
Sun: Things we did before...the secrets we kept, the lies we told.
Shannon: Who do you think is punishing us?
Claire: No one's punishing us. There's no such thing as fate.
Walt: Those are all the messages everybody wrote.
Sawyer: Sure are.
Walt: They're private.
Sawyer: Yup. I for one never knew how much Tracey missed her hubby and two kids back in Fresno. Yet she's sleeping next to good ol' Scott to keep her warm at night.
Walt: That's Steve. Scott's dead.
Man on motorboat: (to Michael) Well, ain't that somethin'. Only the thing is, we're gonna have to take the boy.
Hurley: Whoever named this place 'dark territory'. . . genius.
Hurley: (to Kate after Arzt blew up) That was messed up.
Sawyer: Who the hell is Hugo and how did he get $160 million to leave to his mama?!?
Hurley: (to Jack) Dude, you got some Arnzt on you.
This episode was viewed by 20.71 million American viewers, making this the most watched episode in the U.S. since the thirteenth episode, "Hearts and Minds".
- Denmark: June 17, 2005 on Kanal 5
- Greece: September 4, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1
This is a two hour long episode (1 hour, 27 minutes and 5 seconds, without the commercials). On iTunes, it appears as "Exodus (Part 2)" and "Exodus (Part 3)".
At the 2005 Emmy Awards Lost won the Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore).
This episode won a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program.
The season finale originally scheduled for May 25, 2005 was only supposed to be 90 minutes long, but due to story changes and last minute filming, the series was upgraded to a 2-hour season finale, hence the 3rd episode - "Exodus(3)" - for this particular day.
This is the last original episode of Lost to air in its 8 P.M. timeslot on Wednesdays. The next season, ABC moved the series to 9 P.M. on Wednesday nights.
Claire names her baby Aaron. That's also the name of Moses's brother, which ties in with the episode being named "Exodus" and the idea that they've been on island for 40 days.
Michael mentions Bob Marley, who had a song named just like the episode's title.
An allusion to the Game Operation.
Locke asks Jack if he remembers the electronic game Operation as he's removing the dynamite. The game was to remove plastic body parts with metal tweezers without touching the sides of the body or it would set off the buzzer.
Comic Book Character: The Flash
When we see Hurley on the plane in the end, we see he's reading a comic book about The Flash. The Flash is a comic book hero who can run at lightning speed. And if you look hard, one of the panels apparently has a polar bear in it. Since Hurley is Spanish and that was the comic book that Walt was reading in the middle of the season, then it is safe to assume that the comic book belonged to Hurley and Walt found it in the crash.
Locke: Hope. I think hope's inside.
When asked what he thinks is in the hatch, Locke replies that he thinks that hope is inside.
In the legend of Pandora's Box, after Pandora opens the box and releases various forms of evil and sorrow into the world, she discovers that the spirit of hope - whose mission was to heal the victims of the evil contained in the box - was also inside.
Sawyer: C'mon Han and Chewie.
Making reference to Empire Strikes Back and the Millenium Falcon's pilot and co-pilot's repeated attempts to get the ship moving like it's supposed to be going, Sawyer refers to Jin and Michael.
This is also a reference to the previous episode, "Exodus (1)". In that episode Michael says to Jin "This one goes here, that one goes there". This is a line that Han Solo delivers to Chewie in "The Empire Strikes Back".
Also this refers to how Han Solo and Chewbacca are able to communicate with each other, while speaking totally different languages. Ever since working on the boat, Jin and Michael have been able to communicate, even though Michael speaks English, and Jin speaks Korean.
Event: Sawyer singing "Redemption Song"
Adrift on the raft, Sawyer is singing the Bob Marley classic, provoking wonderment from Michael, who can't seem to believe that a redneck ruffian would know AND like reggae music. Bob Marley often sang of the freedom of black slaves who were forced from their homelands.