Numbers: The symptoms of Sun's pregnancy on the island will last 5 weeks, which is 35 days. 3+5=8, which is one of the numbers.
Sun is watching a dubbed Korean version of the season 4 finale of Exposé before she switches off the TV and calls an ambulance as she is about to have her baby. Nikki and Mr. LaShade are briefly visible for a split second.
Goof: When Jin smashes his cell phone in frustration, you can clearly see the shadow of the cameraman in front of him.
At the end of the episode Sun takes her wedding ring out of a hospital bag labeled with the name 권성혜 (Kwon Sung Hieh), which is not Sun's name (백선화).
The first scene of Jin in the toy store shows items on the back shelf from the shows Ben 10 and Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive. These shows did not begin airing until 2007.
Island events take place on December 25 and 26, 2004. It's days 95 and 96 for the survivors.
According to the tombstone, Sun was born on March 20, 1980. This kind of information is typically not found on the front of Korean tombstones, if at all.
When Jin is buying the panda, the subtitles for the clerk at the register are, "Would you like it gift wrapped?" However, the clerk actually says in Korean, "It's fortunate that you like the panda." The actual dialog may have been longer because Jin's response, "No, I have to get to the hospital," is correctly translated.
Ji-Yeon means "flower of wisdom".
When Jin enters the toy shop in the beginning of the episode, on the glass shelf there are 5 white game consoles or the PSP (playstation portable). The first PSP console was released in Japan December 12, 2004.
In Jin's flashback, he pulls South Korean won bills that recently came into circulation out of his wallet. The ₩10 000 he pulls out were released on January 22, 2007.
The Book that Regina is reading is "Survivors of the Chancellor" which tells a story about survivors of a ship wreckage.
The TV show that Sun is watching is "Exposé" with Nikki Fernandez from season 3.
In the Jin flashback, when he goes into the toy store to buy a panda, some Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive toys can be seen on a shelf. However, Operation Overdrive aired during 2007, two years after Sun has her baby in the flash forward and long after Jin's flashback, which is set before 2004.
According to the tombstone, Jin died in 2004, September 22, which is the day the plane crashed on the island.
Also according to this tombstone he was born on the 27th of November 1974, making him 30 at this point on the island.
When Sun wakes Jin to tell him that Jack and Kate have returned, he is wearing a light blue shirt. In the next scene when the two confront Kate, the shirt is red.
The plate of the car Jin chases is 2369. 23 is one of The Numbers.
Daniel Dae-Kim (Jin), Sam Anderson (Bernard), and Marc Vann (Doctor) all had recurring roles on the show "Angel," though at different times.
Jin: Wherever Sun go, I go.
Juliet: Jin. Your wife had an affair.
Juliet: Sun was with another man. She thought the baby was his.
Sayid: And I don't suppose you'll tell us who gave you those orders?
Captain Gault: Sure, I will. Charles Widmore.
Desmond: This is Charles Widmore's boat?
Captain Gault: That's right. You know him.
Juliet: I don't know if that boat out there is the answer or not, but it's something. I need to go home. So do you. Sun... In about three weeks, you'll be in an almost constant state of nausea. A week after that, you will experience shortness of breath that won't go away. A week after that, you will lose consciousness and slip into a coma. And then, Sun, you will die. And when your heart stops beating... so will the baby's. And that, Sun, is why it is my business, because you are my patient. If you go... you will die. And your baby will never be born.
Sayid: I still want to talk to the captain.
Lapidus: No, you don't.
Sun: It's bad luck to talk about baby names now.
Sun: I don't want to jinx him.
Jin: You mean her.
Sun: Oh, it's going to be a girl, is it?
Jin: Ji Yeon. I want to name her Ji Yeon.
Jin: You don't like Ji Yeon?
Sun: No, it's beautiful. I'll tell you what - let's get off the island first. Then we can pick a name.
Ray: (watching a blood stain in the wall) That shouldn't still be there. Damn it.
(calling a janitor) Hey Johnson is that you? Johnson!
Ray: Mop this up.
Johnson: Sorry I gotta go up on deck.
Ray: (yelling) No, you have to mop this up.
(Johnson aproaches, Sayid and Desmond watch astonished)
Ray: Kevin this is ..
Michael: (shaking Desmond's hand) Kevin Johnson.
Sayid: Nice to meet you Kevin.
Bernard: It's all about karma, Jin. You know karma? You make bad choices, bad things happen to you. You make good choices, then good... (Jin catches a fish) Wow! Look,now you see. Now that's karma. We must be the good guys, huh?
Sun: You were right.It's a girl. The delivery was hard on me. The doctor said I was calling out for you. I wish you could've been there. Jin, she's beautiful. Ji Yeon, I named her just like you wanted. I miss you so much.
Captain Gault: (talks to Sayid and Desmond) Now here's the funny thing. This black box comes from oceanic flight 815. A salvage vessel recovered it from the bottom of the ocean. It took a considerable amount of Mr. Widmore's resources to procure it. It was found with the wreckage of the plane along with all 324 dead passengers. That's not the complete story, as you are well aware Mr. Jarrah, given the fact that you're standing here, breathing. The wreckage was obviously staged. Now can you imagine what kind of resources and manpower go into pulling of a feat of that magnitude. Faking the recovery of a plane crash. Putting 324 families through a grieving process based on lie. But what's even more disturbing, where exactly does one come across 324 dead bodies. And that Mr. Jarrah, Mr. Hume, is just one of the many reasons we want Benjamin Linus.
Ray: I think you'll like your room. It's on a quiet part of the ship.
Desmond: This ship isn't moving.
Ray: Well, if you say so.
(talking with Sun about the people from the freighter)
Kate: They talked about a lot of things and none involved rescuing us.
Second appearance by Grant Bowler, following his appearance in The Constant.
International Air Dates:
Belgium: September 22, 2008 on VT4
United Kingdom: March 16, 2008 on Sky One
Ireland: March 17, 2008 on RTE Two
New Zealand: March 26, 2008 on TV2
Sweden: March 26, 2008 on TV4
Norway: April 16, 2008 on TVNorge
Finland: April 24, 2008 on Nelonen
The Netherlands: April 27, 2008 on Net 5
Poland: May 18, 2008 on AXN
Spain: June 12, 2008 on FOX TV Spain
Denmark: April 4, 2008 on Kanal 5
Italy: August 18, 2008 on Rai 2
This episode featured three cast members of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's "Grindhouse": Zoe Bell, Jeff Fahey, and Naveen Andrews.
Since we have Juliet's estimate for Sun's D.O.C. (Date of Conception: late October 2004), we can place the time of Sun's flash-forwards to July or August 2005.
The first appearance of Michael (Harold Perrineau) since the episode "Live Together, Die Alone".
First on-screen appearance by Zoe Bell.
According to "Year of the Dragon" note, the flashback takes place between February 2000 and January 2001.
Although they are credited, Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Ken Leung (Miles), Michael Emerson (Ben) and Terry O'Quinn (Locke) don't appear. Rebecca Mader (Charlotte) appears but has no dialogue.
Everything from Jin's perspective were flash-backs. Everything from Sun's perspective were flash-forwards. This makes this the first episode to have both flash-forwards and flash-backs.
A Sun/Jin-centric episode.
Captain Gault: The name of the Kahana's captain is an allusion to a fictional sea captain created by English writer William Hope Hodgson. A captain for hire, Gault is a morally ambiguous and mysterious character. A collection of his stories can be found in the book "Captain Gault, Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-Captain", published in 1917.
Atlas Shrugged: The Kahana's captain could alternatively have been based on a character from Ayn Rand's 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged.
The story is about a group of very powerful and important people (in society's eyes, at least) who feel unappreciated, and create a separate utopian world, a "village" hidden from view from people, planes and the world.
Galt, in the novel, is unseen by the characters through most of the novel, building up their ideas of his actual appearance and personality. Similarly, in Lost, Desmond and Sayid (along with the viewers) are creating the character in their mind before seeing him.
The book that Regina is reading (upside down) outside the sick bay door is: "The Survivors of the Chancellor," by Jules Verne. This is a grim sea story in which the passengers and crew of a disaster-plagued ship increasingly turn on each other to survive, ultimately discussing cannibalism.
Ji is a popular character in Chinese culture, it used as a surname for kings in the Zhou Dynasty, and as the abbreviation for several regions in China. In the episode's flashbacks Jin gave a panda to the ambassador of China.