Season 3 Episode 15

Left Behind

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 04, 2007 on ABC
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Episode Summary

After the events at the Barracks reach a climax, Kate finds herself forced to team up with one of the enemy. Meanwhile, Sawyer is worried to learn from Hurley that the other survivors may be planning to banish him.

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  • Juliet is left behind by the Others along with Jack, Sayid and Kate. John says goodbye to Kate.. Why??? That's to be seen in the future... The flashbacks involve Kate and how she meets the last person Sawyer cons...moreless

    Yet another episode which leaves viewers guessing... WHY?!?! John bids Kate goodbye, and then the entire settlement at the Barracks is emptied. Kate finds a gas canistor thrown into where she was held captive and when she awoke, she found herself in the middle of the jungle handcuffed to Juliet...

    Strange... Yes...

    Juliet apparently has no idea what she's doing there either.. However, she doesn't reveal that she has a key that could release them from the handcuffs. It's only later when they are chased by the island's mysterious smoke creature that she uses it.. Juliet then activates the electromagnetic barrier and luckily, the smoky creature doesn't pass through it by going over like how John, Sayid, Kate and Russo did..

    Jack is found in the Barracks along with Sayid.. But EVERYONE else is GONE... The four of them then heads back to their camp...

    I wonder if they'll return to claim ownership of the Barracks.. It'll be nice to finally sleep on a proper bed eh??moreless
  • I hope there are more like this one, and less like last weeks.

    I have to say that I really did like this episode. It showed some interesting insight into the "others" as well as good background with Kate. This season I have found the background stories too prominent in the episodes and it is very annoying and unnecessary, but this wasn't bad. The scene with the black mist was great. It didn't reveal as much as I wanted, but then again, no episode of Lost has ever really done that. I have been disappointed in Lost this season, but this episode seemed hopeful. I really do hope that we see more of this kind. Revealing and still making us want more, much like sexy underwear! I'm thinking that maybe the other's left Juliet behind on purpose, but maybe I’m looking to much into this.moreless
  • Women on the run, the return of the monster, and a mini con on the beach

    Now this is more like it. After running in place last week, we now get to deal with a Kate-centric episode, in which she finds herself wearing handcuffs again, has a couple of major secrets reveal, we get another reveal to her past, and as an added bonus, we see the monster (which now seems to have been classified 'Old Smokey. Groan."

    In last seasons, 'What Kate Did', we learned that Kate blew her mother's house up with the man who turned out to be Kate's father inside it. The marriage was full of physical and emotional abuse, so it came as a huge shock to her when Diane called the police without a second thought. And just like almost every other character on the show who was abandoned, she has to know why. This episode is chronologically the second earliest of Kate's flashbacks, and it shows that Kate has returned home to find out why. Diane isn't the only familiar face. Also appearing is Cassidy, a few months after the events in 'The Long Con'. Fallen on desperate times, she seems to have fallen back on the one skill he taught her--- running cons, and based on what we see, she's doing a piss-poor job of it. (However, she seems a lot better at it then she lets on, though I'm now convinced she's not the Machiavellian mastermind some fans have written her up as.) She decides to help 'Lucy' have a meeting with her mother, which leads to one of the most gutwrenching scenes we've had. Turns out what Kate did was kill the man she loved, and her mother couldn't forgive her for that.

    At which point we all say 'Diane is the worst parent in history' and there's a good reason to think that despite the tough competition. Wayne her father has been abusing Kate to, and there's a damn good chance he was molesting her. Diane apparently didn't think what having this alcoholic, abusive, sexual deviant in her house was doing to her daughter. Battered wife syndrome only carries things so far, and even if Kate was quiet on the abuse, does Diane really think it's a good idea to have her daughter living in this house listening to this assaults on her? It's repulsive is what is it. Despite all this, Kate keeps her word on one thing; she tells her daughter, next time she sees her that she'll scream for help. As we saw in 'Born to Run' when she was in a hospital ill with cancer, that's just what she did.

    Now, on the island, she's committed a far worse crime. She trekked across the island with Locke and Sayid, only to learn a)Jack was doing fine without her, and b) that she' led Locke to their submarine which he has now blown to piece. To make matters worse, the Others have no pulled up camp, and have decided to gas the followers. When she regains consciousness, she's still in handcuffs, but now she's chained to Juliet,, who is not going to let this go, either.

    As much as we want to be in Juliet's corner (after what we saw in 'Not in Portland', it's hard not to have sympathy for her, she is an Other. (This is made clear in the teaser where she does the same judo superstrength that they seem to have on poor Kate). It's hard to believe that she would just get dumped in the jungle cuffed to Kate, and harder to believe that she knows nothing about the island. (We'll soon learn we have reasons to be suspicious.) Her anger at Kate is genuine, though--- a few hours ago, she thought she'd be on her way home; now, because of Kate, she's trapped again. The knockdown brawl that the two have is probably inevitable; even more shattering than the painful shoulder dislocation is that Juliet is basically right, and that Jack knew about Kate and Sawyer's liaison in the cages, and that she broke his heart

    However, they're soon dealing with a far more formidable threat--- the monster, now showing it's face for the first time since it killed Eko in 'The Cost of Living'. Juliet claims not to know anything about it, but that's yet another lie, which she is very quick to reveal. What's far more interesting is what we see of it. Juliet and Kate reach the sonic fence (and she knows that it's working, yet another lie), and after activating, the monster approaches split into three large section. There is a passing resemblance to Cerberus, the three headed dog who guarded the entrance to Hades, and we remember from the blast bay door map that the word Cerberus was written on it several times. Juliet stares right into the monsters without blinking, just like Eko, and this time when the monster hits the fence, there is a noise as if the beast has been repelled somehow. Perhaps this is the real reason the fence was designed, and the monster would have destroyed everybody on the island by now if not for it.

    Of course, in order to do this, Juliet has to reveal that being handcuffed to Kate was, in fact, another con. Once again, she's lied to us, and we wonder whether this entire thing was just another exercise, run by Juliet to test Kate somehow.

    Meanwhile, on the other side of the island, it's been less than a day since Paolo and Nikki, ahem, died, and now Hurley cons Sawyer into believing that the survivors are now planning on voting him off the island. Sawyer thinks this is crap, but after a pitiful attempt to fend for himself (somehow he never learned to gut a fish in three months on the island) he decides to make an effort to win hearts and minds. Eventually, of course, Sawyer learns that Hurley has now conned him (for the second time in less than a week) but we get a more interesting lesson, when we realize that Hurley is trying to train Sawyer to serve as their new leader. The idea seems laughable at first, but it turns out to be foreshadowing of later Starting in Season 4, Sawyer will have to step up, and take charge. It'll be interesting to compare his work to Jack and Locke. It also proves that Hurley probably is the secret leader of the Losties, and that if he wanted the job he's handling it a lot better than Jack did. (It also shows how Sawyer and Hurley's relationship is evolving from just insulting nicknames.)

    In the end, Kate and Juliet return to camp to find the Others gone (Locke, as we learned early on, has gone with them) and Sayid and Jack lying gassed in their. Kate makes a somewhat pitiful and painful attempt to apologize, and Jack seems to let it go, because he is apparently far more concerned about Juliet. When they salvage what they can, Jack gives his first order as a leader all season--- that Juliet is going to come back with them. Sayid is appalled by this, but yields to Jack on this. But considering how effortlessly she was able to lie to Kate, we find it hard to trust Juliet. It seems like Jack is about to make a huge mistake, and though he has his reasons, it will cost him severely in the eyes of the camp.

    'Left Behind' demonstrates why Evangeline Lilly is this show's secret weapon. Ironically, because she's spent her life spinning the same kind of lies, it's hard to believe what she's told us, which makes her often brutally honest moments of the flashbacks even more heartrending. The Others seem to know every detail about the survivors---- where they're getting their data is another question we still don't know--- but they're as able-bodied liars as everyone else. Kate has been played by them twice so far--- can she convince the Losties that she's right now?

    My score: 9.2moreless
  • Girls!!!

    Objective - » After the delay because of the previous episode, the producers decided to take back the focus to our Main Survivors. Here we have 3 Focus: Kate and Juliet (a great idea to create mystery and to make you guess what happened with Jack and Co), Kate Flashbacks (the sequel about Kate´s Drama about her mother, with a strange connection to Sawyer) and Hugo and Sawyer (that have some funny moments).

    Flashbacks -» Kate Flashback began to seem like a random flashback (like the last one), but then she meets someone that we know from Sawyer flashbacks. The complication phase don´t seems very interesting, but how Kate would do what she wanted to do seemed impossible. The Climax was her conversation with her mother, nothing special here. The ending was a setup for future events to come.

    Kate and Juliet -» This one was Funny. The beginning start with a mysterious interaction between Locke and Kate, than the complication phase became interesting when she and Juliet are alone in the jungle. Even the Smoke Monster Appeared. The combination of this two characters was interesting, because the interaction between them. This was mean to allow Kate to know that Jack Saw her and Sawyer in the Cage. Maybe this was the climax, the conversation about Jack and how the Smoke Monster tried to kill them was the first ending before them found Jack. The idea of Kate and Juliet being handcuffed was excellent.

    Sawyer and Hugo -» This was very interesting. This begins because Hugo tell sawyer about the vote. The complication phase was very funny and the end was brilliant, very simple and well done.


    1 - Plot Holes: Gold. Didn´t Notice.

    2 - Time and Scenes Management: Gold. Lost continues to deliver scenes like this and you can´t notice that scenes that are there just to stole time. The nice dialogues between Kate and Juliet, Hugo and Sawyer.

    3 - Surprises/Twist/Shocks/Cliffhangers: Bronze. The Monster shows up, this is a surprise, but there is nothing there, besides Hugo excellent idea and the twist in the end.

    4 - Action: Silver. There Is a fight that ended well. You have an Stealth scene.

    5 - Funny: Hugo and Sawyer Scenes.

    6 - Drama: Silver. Kate interaction with her mother, and then when Juliet told her what she need to know.

    7 - Tension/Fear: Silver. The Smoke monster, there is something that can stop him, after all.

    8 - Excitement Level (curiosity/Mystery/Doubt/Revelations: Silver. There is enough mystery about why the Other moved and What happened with Jack. You even can expected that Juliet can tell something that is revealing. The revelations are low this time, but not bad.

    This episode is great, some nice interactions, drama, humor, mystery and tension.moreless
  • Kate & Juliet

    No fue un capítulo memorable pero sirvió para entablecer la relación entre Kate y Juliet en su pelea por el amor de Jack que, como ya sabemos, no dudaría un segundo en volverse sólo si volvería a tener la posibilidad. Los otros con Ben a la cabeza dejan a ellos tres y Sayid sólos en el pueblito vaya uno a saber por qué razón. Quizás para que los buenos incorporen a Juliet a su comunidad y ella luego los termine cagando... parece demasiado obvio...

    Pero algo a considerar y no puedo esperar en ver en que se convierte es Locke animoso de unirse a Ben y los suyos, loco...moreless
Andrew Meader

Andrew Meader


Guest Star

Bill Ogilvie

Bill Ogilvie


Guest Star

Shawn Lathrop

Shawn Lathrop

Federal Agent

Guest Star

Kim Dickens

Kim Dickens

Cassidy Phillips

Recurring Role

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick


Recurring Role

Fredric Lehne

Fredric Lehne

Marshal Edward Mars

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (27)

    • Saint Lucy: Kate took the alias "Lucy", remarking that Lucy was a Saint. The Feast of Saint Lucy falls on December 13, the same day on which the events of this episode (including the Feast at the beach) occur.

    • When Kate and Cassidy are in the bar having a drink, Cassidy is asking Kate a question and we see Kate playing with an empty glass. We then cut to a view of Kate face on, where she holds up the glass with a dark drink in it, and drinks it in one sip.

    • Black and white ("Lost"'s recurring theme):

      While she's being held, Kate observes a backgammon board to kill time.

    • Just like everything DHARMA owns, the motel bathroom is decorated with a picture framed with an octagonal shape, which has 8 sides. 8 is one of "The Numbers".

    • Juliet's right hand is handcuffed to Kate's left hand. That gives Kate the advantage, since they're both right-handed.

    • Sawyer says he needs to change "the hearts and minds" of the rest of the group. Hearts and Minds is the title of an episode from Season 1.

    • Goof: When Juliet and Kate are hiding from the "Black Smoke," there is a little part where you see (from the monster's point-of-view) a man in a red T-shirt visible on the very left side of the screen.

    • Island events in this episode take place on December 11th, December 12th and December 13th 2004.

    • Numbers: 4

      The Monster flashes lights 4 times during the night attack on Kate and Juliet.

    • The game room where Kate was held contained the game Mouse Trap - Locke stated this was his favorite game as a child.

    • In the game room where Kate is being kept, you can see two pinball machines in the background, Cyclone, and Revenge From Mars. They were manufactured in 1988 and 1999 respectively.

    • Numbers: 4

      The grenade thrown into the recreation room where Kate was being held is marked ALSG274: 2+7+4=13 ---> 1+3=4

    • Sawyer refers to the DHARMA steak sauce as A-1, a popular American brand.

    • The knife from Juliet's pocket is a "Kershaw Chive", designed by the Hawaiian based knifemaker Ken Onion who lives on Oahu.

    • In the season 2 episode "Lockdown," the word "Cerberus" was written on the map that appeared on the blast door. Cerberus is the three headed dog that guards the underworld and is thought by many fans to be the name of the smoke monster. Further evidence of this is seen in this episode when the smoke monster shows it can split into three parts. Also, when it hits the sonic fence, the smoke morphs into what looks like three separate heads stemming from a tail.

    • When he is talking to Hurley, Sawyer can be seen reading Watership Down. He was seen reading this book earlier in season one.

    • When Kate's mother bends down to clean up the soup that was spilled on her and the floor, there are no stains on her blouse, only her apron. However, when she stands up, her blouse is severely stained as well.

    • The grenade thrown into the recreation room where Kate was being held, marked ALSG274, is actually a tear-gas grenade made by ALS Technologies. It is not made to put someone to sleep, but to cause coughing and inflammation of the eyes.

    • Numbers: 4

      Juliet tells Kate that she has dislocated her shoulder 4 times.

    • Kate and Juliet escape "the Monster" by hiding in the roots of a banyan tree. This method was used by her previously in "Pilot (1)", by Boone and Shannon in "Hearts and Minds", and by Rousseau in "Exodus (2)".

    • Cassidy, Sawyer's ex-girlfriend who he conned (as seen in the episode "The Long Con") is seen helping Kate speak to her mother, who ends up being conned by Sawyer in previous episodes.

    • When Sawyer is talking to Claire near Aaron, the baby starts crying when Sawyer speaks. However, in previous episodes, Sawyer's voice had a totally different effect, soothing Aaron and putting him to sleep.

    • Kate finds Jack still asleep, although at least a day has passed since the Others knocked her, Juliet, Jack and, presumably, Sayid out with gas, and the effect on her and Juliet was over much more quickly.

    • If you watch frame by frame the scene in which Kate and Juliet fall in the mud, you'll realize Evangeline Lilly and Elizabeth Mitchell are already covered in mud before they fall.

    • The code that Juliet types in the fence is 151623. However, only the 4 last digits are seen, while the other 2 are only heard. 4, 15, 16 and 23 are some of "The Numbers".

    • Numbers: 4

      The license plate on Kate's car is Missouri 4ON DVB.

    • The book Claire is reading is called Rick Romer's Vision of Astrology. Rick Romer was the set-decorator of Lost and this was the first episode after he left the show.

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Juliet: I hope you're not dragging me all the way back there for him.
      Kate: Excuse me?
      Juliet: I hope you're not going back for Jack. Because I was standing right there when he told you not to come back! And now that you've ruined his chance to get off the island - (Kate stops Juliet from talking by punching her in the face)

    • Sayid: I've checked all the houses. Everyone's gone. No weapons. No trail. It's like fifty people disappeared into thin air.

    • Kate: So, this guy who ripped you off, will you give me his name, tell me where I can find him? You almost got arrested for me, Cassidy, I wanna help you.
      Cassidy: I'm pregnant. It's his; baby is his. And I still love him.
      Kate: So, call the cops. Have him locked up.
      Cassidy: Will you ever forgive your mom for calling the cops?
      Kate: No. No, I won't.

    • Jack: What happened?
      Kate: They all left.
      Jack: What? (he sits up) What?
      Kate: Because of me. I'm so sorry. I should of listened to you. I never - I wanted to come back to help you, but you didn't need me to. And, now, because of me, you can't go. (Kate starts crying) I'm so sorry. I am so sorry.
      Jack: They just... left? Even, uh, even Juliet?
      Kate: No, they left her too.
      Jack: Why?
      Kate: You know her better than I do. Now what?
      Jack: Now, now we go back.

    • Sawyer: I hope you'll remember this little barbecue at your meeting later.
      Charlie: Oh, what meeting?
      Sawyer: Hurley told me about the vote.
      Charlie: Vote? Since when did anyone around here vote?

    • Juliet: They left me behind too, they gassed me. I know that you don't care, but the people I spent the last three years of my life with, they just left me! I thought that maybe, maybe if I could make you think that we were in it together, maybe I wouldn't get left behind again.

    • Kate: You don't know anything about [Jack].
      Juliet: I know where he was born, I know what his parents did for a living, I know that he was married and who he was married to. I know why he got a divorce, I know how his father died, I know his height, his weight, his birthday, and his blood-type. What do you know about him, Kate?

    • Kate: Did [Jack] say that to you?
      Juliet: Sorry?
      Kate: That I broke his heart.
      Juliet: He didn't have to.

    • Kate: I wanna know why you told 'em what I did to Wayne.
      Diane: I thought, maybe, you came because you wanted to say you are sorry.
      Kate: I'm not sorry. He hit you, he treated you like a dog, and you -
      Diane: You can't help who you love, Katherine! And, for good or bad, I loved him and you burnt him alive. You turned on the gas and you lit a match. You murdered him in cold blood!
      Kate: I did it for you.
      Diane: No, what you did, you did for yourself. I have to go back to work. Because you are my daughter, I am not gonna tell the two men sitting at the table, who have been following me for the last month, that you are here. But I swear to god, Katie, if I ever see you again, the first thing I will do is yell for help.

    • Claire: Is, uh, is there anything I can do for you?
      Sawyer: No. I just came by to, uh, say your baby (pause) ... he's not as wrinkly as he was a couple weeks ago!
      Claire: Yeah, I guess he's not. Thanks.
      Sawyer: Oh, and, uh, this is for you. (He hands her the blankets)
      Claire: Thank you.
      Sawyer: I don't like ... blankets. Well, goodnight!

    • Kate: Why would they handcuff you to me and then drag us all the way out into the jungle?
      Juliet: Ben has a thing for mind games.
      Kate: That why he left you behind?
      Juliet: Do we really have to talk?
      Kate: Nope.

    • Cassidy: Figure it out? That Marshal: I don't know what you did to him, but if he ever gets his hands on you, it is gonna be you or him.
      Kate: Look, if you've changed your mind, if you don't want to help me, I get it.
      Cassidy: No, I do wanna help you. But if I'm lying to Federal Agents, Lucy, so that you can have a chat with your mom, then I, at least, need to know that there's a pretty good reason.
      Kate: [My dad], uh, used to get drunk and beat up my mom. So, I blew up his house. I made it look like an accident - a gas leak. Took out an insurance policy on the house for her; set her up for life. And, then, she gave me up. Chose him over me. So, the reason I need to talk to her is someone I love, someone who is supposed to care about me, betrayed me and I want to know why!
      Cassidy: Well, then let's go find out.

    • Hurley: Apologize for calling me all those names.
      Sawyer: Ugh. I'm really sorry I called you rotund.
      Hurley: Really?
      Sawyer: Oh, god! You're worse than a girl! Come on, let's, uh, spread the love.

    • Cassidy: So, what the hell are you doing in Iowa?
      Kate: I want to talk to my mother.
      Cassidy: You're gonna have a really hard time doing that because, if you did what you just said you did, the Feds are gonna be watching her 24/7.
      Kate: I'll figure something out.
      Cassidy: Oh, you will, huh?
      Kate: What you want to help me?
      Cassidy: Absolutely.
      Kate: Why?
      Cassidy: I fell in love with the wrong guy. And then, I gave him my life savings. He conned me and embarrassed me. He was a bad guy. So, I'll help you get the meeting with your mom, Lucy, because one of us deserves something good.

    • Cassidy: How about you tell me your name?
      Kate: (pause) It's Lucy.
      Cassidy: And, what's your real name? Next time somebody asks you, don't think about it.
      Kate: I didn't think-
      Cassidy: Not even for a second. So, why Lucy?
      Kate: She's a saint. I had to memorize them all in Sunday School so I figured they'd still all be rattling around my brain.

    • Hurley: Dude, you need to know that there's been some chatter after Paulo and Nikki and everything. Well, tomorrow there's gonna be a vote.
      Sawyer: Vote for what?
      Hurley: Decide whether or not to banish you.
      Sawyer: Banish me!? Where?
      Hurley: Well, there was debate about that, but the consensus was half a mile down the beach.
      Sawyer: Consensus?
      Hurley: I'm only saying this because there may be a way to fix it. To, like, make amends.
      Sawyer: I don't do "amends."
      Hurley: You might want to ask yourself about all the good stuff that comes from being a part of this society. I mean, you can't even feed yourself.

    • Cassidy: Hey! Why'd you help me?
      Kate: Just one girl watching another girl's back I guess.
      Cassidy: Or: you're stranded here and, for some reason, you didn't want that guy calling the cops.

    • Juliet: Do you think [the Monster's] gone? Are we safe?
      Kate: Are you serious? You've never seen that?
      Julier: If you don't believe me you can always pull my other shoulder out of its socket.
      Kate: I wasn't trying to.
      Juliet: Don't flatter yourself. It's just the fourth time it's been dislocated.

    • Desmond: So, what's your angle, brother?
      Sawyer: My angle?
      Desmond: Well, you haven't spoken three words to me and then suddenly you want to be my hunting partner.
      Sawyer: My angle is I got hearts and minds to change. And politics is all about bribes. Since money don't mean squat on this island, I've got to give the people something they like. And people like meat.

    • Sawyer: Why do we gotta be out here so damn early?
      Desmond: You asked me to help you catch a boar. Well this is when they break cover to eat.
      Sawyer: Looks like they picked a day to sleep in.

    • Kate: Jack told me not to come back to protect me! Because he didn't want me to get hurt!
      Juliet: Is that what you think?
      Kate: Yeah, that's what I think!
      Juliet: We have cameras on the cages, Kate. All of them. He saw you. You and Sawyer. The reason Jack told you not to come back wasn't because he didn't want you to get hurt. It was because you broke his heart.

    • Cassidy: What makes a girl who went to sunday school scared of cops?
      Kate: A few months ago, I killed my stepfather and escaped from the Marshal who arrested me for it.
      Cassidy: Why?
      Kate: Cause he was a bad guy.

    • Hurley: Don't look at me and pretend we're not talking. I'm not supposed to be here.
      Sawyer: Good, then scram!

    • (Looking at Claire putting Aaron to sleep)
      Sawyer: I ain't kissing no damn baby.
      Hurley: Claire is, like, really influential. She votes you to stay, you're home free, dude.
      Sawyer: Well, why wouldn't she vote for me? It's not like I ever done anything bad to her.
      Hurley: Nah, but you never did anything good for her either. And, have you ever even asked how Aaron is?
      Sawyer: Well, I know how he is: he ... cries loud and he smells.
      Hurley: You see, that's what I'm talking about. You're sarcastic, people don't like that.
      Sawyer: All right. So, I go over and do what?
      Hurley: Moms love it when you show interest in their babies. You should go over there, say something nice, call her Claire, and give her this [blanket]. I know you can do it, dude.

    • Locke: I came to say goodbye.
      Kate: Goodbye?
      Locke: I'm leaving with them.
      Kate: What the hell is going on? I mean, what are they doing to you? Are you brainwashed? Where did Jack go?
      Locke: Jack didn't go anywhere, Kate. He's gonna have to stay behind like you.

    • Hurley: (to Sawyer) Did you try to gut [a fish] yourself? How have you not learned that by now? I mean we've been here for, like, three months?

    • Sawyer: You know how for three days, ten hours and 15 minutes I ain't allowed to use nicknames?
      Hurley: Yeah.
      Sawyer: Well, you Sir Hugo, are rotund, annoying, and you're ruining my damn view! How's that for amends?

    • Kate: We're going back.
      Juliet: What? They did this to us. Why would we go back?
      Kate You say "they" like you didn't lock me in a cage and watch me break rocks all day! We're going back to your village because my friends were probably gassed just like us. Your people are gone anyway. I saw them all pack up and leave.
      Juliet: What?
      Kate: Locke came in to say good-bye. They were taking off, going somewhere else.
      Juliet: Going, going where?
      Kate: He didn't exactly tell me. (Juliet looks confused. Kate smiles.) Welcome to the wonderful world of not knowing what the hell's going on.

    • Juliet: What the hell am I doing here?
      Kate: Why don't you tell me!?
      Juliet: (groggily) I don't know.
      Kate: Well, I don't know either! So, why don't you let go of my wrist? (Juliet releases her wrist) So what the hell happened?
      Juliet: I was making a cup of tea. Cannister came in through the window.
      Kate: So, what'd you do to piss 'em off?

    • Sayid: (regarding Juliet) She is not coming with us.
      Jack: Yes, she is.
      Sayid: Why?
      Jack: Because they left her behind, too.

    • Sawyer: You tricked me into being decent? That's gotta be the lamest con in the history of cons!
      Hurley: It wasn't a con, dude. If you're gonna be our temporary leader, then you need to do some damage control.
      Sawyer: Leader!? What the hell are you smoking?
      Hurley: Jack's gone. Locke's gone. Kate and Sayid. You're all we got. When Paulo and Nikki died, we all looked to you. Then again, you totally tried to steal their diamonds, but we wanted to look to you. Look around: you made everyone happy. Just for today, they can eat boar, laugh, and forget that they're totally screwed. And you did that for 'em, dude. You.
      Sawyer: Well, what if I don't want to be leader?
      Hurley: Yeah, well, I don't think Jack wanted it, either. Sucks for you, dude.

  • NOTES (8)

    • This episode won a 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form – Sound Effects and Foley.

    • Rodrigo Santoro (Paulo) and Kiele Sanchez (Nikki) are no longer in the opening credits.

    • Ben (Michael Emerson) is the only main cast member who doesn't appear in this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 2, 2007 on Kanal 5
      The Netherlands: October 5, 2007 on Net 5
      Belgium: October 22, 2007 on VT4
      Spain: Monday October 29, 2007 on FOX TV Spain
      Finland: Thursday November 22, 2007 on Nelonen
      The Czech Republic: Sunday December 16, 2007 on TV Nova
      Macedonia: Sunday December 23, 2007 on A1
      Germany: Monday January 14, 2008 on Pro7
      Greece: Wednesday September 24, 2008 on ET1
      The Middle East:Sunday January 18, 2009 on MBC action

    • Episode Title: The title refers to the characters' situation in this episode, as they get left behind when the rest of the Others pack up and leave their homes suddenly.

    • Music: Patsy Cline's "Walking After Midnight" is playing in the background when Kate's car is getting towed in Iowa.

    • This is Beth Broderick's fourth appearance on the show. She also appeared in "The Long Con", "What Kate Did" and "Born to Run".

    • This is a Kate-centric episode.


    • The title is also the title of a series of novels, about what might happen after the "rapture" (the future vanishing of christians to meet Christ in Heaven).

      After Jack, Kate, Sayid and Juliet are left behind by the Others, Sayid says, regarding the Others's sudden disappearance, "It's like fifty people disappeared into thin air". This also fits with Locke's conversation with Kate where he indicates she is not good enough to be taken because of what she has done. The tribulation, a time of war, death and destruction, traditionally follows the rapture.