Season 6 Episode 5


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 23, 2010 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • There is a bottle of the LOST favorite MacCutcheon Scotch on the bar when Jack's mother offers him something to drink.

    • The yellow folder that Jack's mother pulls out of the bookshelf has Arabic writing on it. The writing seems to be "يع2;8;ب ٦٧٢". The word part reads as Ya'qub which is the Arabic version of the name Jacob and the number part either reads 672 which adds up to 15 (one of The Numbers).

    • A blue water bottle that Claire hands Jin to drink from has a DHARMA Initiative logo on it.

    • The poster in David's room has a concert dated December 19, which is the anniversary of The Purge. It is for a Swedish band called Meat Coat who were also the band DriveSHAFT were to tour with had Liam not refused Charlie in The Moth.

    • When Jack looks at the clock it features the numbers 4 and 8 which are part of the numbers list

    • This Jack centric episode aired February 23rd, Jack's number is also 23.

    • According to Jorge Garcia's podcast "Geronimo Jack's Beard", some minor things that were in the script were never shown in the episode:
      "Hey this is Brian" - There was another message on David's voicemail from a friend called Brian about having a sleep over.
      "Apollo candy is now Apollo soda" - The drink that David takes from the fridge was called an Apollo soda in the script but became unknown as he had his hand over it.
      "Claire's peanut butter" - In the description of Claire's hovel they mention that the empty peanut butter jar from Charlie is on one of the shelves.

    • There is a visual difference between the first floor of the lighthouse (built as a prop) and the rest of building (created as CGI). In the scene when Hugo gets closer to the lighthouse's door, you can see its shadow, and when you compare it to Hugo's shadow, it's clear that this shadow was cast by a building not higher than 10ft.

    • The date given for the recital is "Friday the 24th." In 2004, the 24th is a Friday in September, which would place the date of the landing at LAX on September 22nd. This confirms the date of Claire's ultrasound in "What Kate Does" which specified October 22nd, is a prop error.

    • Dogen's Japanese rant translates to "You're lucky I have to protect you, otherwise I'd have cut your head off."

    • The piece David performs at his audition (Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor) is the same piece played by Faraday in "The Variable".

    • The numbers in Jack's truck's license plate (2SAQ321) add up to 8. 8 being one of The Numbers.

    • The Lighthouse has 4 mirrors. 4 is one of The Numbers.

    • The first time we see the needle move on the lighthouse wheel it goes down from 120. Then we see the first reflection that is related to Kwon. We see the reflection related to Sawyer. And finally we see the needle at 37. As the needle went down from 120 to 37, it never passed 15, the number related to Sawyer. Also the timing of the reflection related to Kwon seems impossible.

    • During the conversation where Jacob tells Hurley that he has ink on his forehead, the ink is in a different position in one shot.

    • This episode continues the Season 6 pattern of copying Season 1's episodes' centricities.

    • The lighthouse wheel reveals the following that previously wasn't known from the Cliffside cave:
      - Rousseau crossed out at number 20.
      - (Kate) Austen at number 51. Austen is not crossed out and was not shown in the scene in the cave in "The Substitute."
      - (Juliet) Burke crossed out at number 58.
      - (Daniel) Faraday crossed out at number 101.
      - (Charlotte) Lewis crossed out at number 104, which is different from The Substitute where she has number 140.
      - Wallace crossed out at number 108. (108 is also the sum of The Numbers.)
      - (Tom) Friendly crossed out at number 109.
      - (Benjamin) Linus crossed out at number 117.
      - (Michael) Dawson crossed out at number 124.
      - (Claire) Littleton crossed out at number 313.
      - (Shannon) Rutherford crossed out at number 32.

    • The second reflection in the lighthouse mirror is of the church where Sawyer's parents' funeral was held.

    • The first reflection in the lighthouse mirror is of the temple where Jin and Sun got married.

    • The sign for David's recital reads "Welcome all Candidates."

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • According to Jorge Garcia's podcast "Geronimo Jack's Beard", shooting on this episode began on Monday October 12th, 2009.

    • Music:

      Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor by Chopin (the piece David performs at his audition).

    • This is the 108th produced hour of Lost. The number 108 plays an important role in this episode's plot and is the sum of The Numbers.

    • Although credited, Nestor Carbonell (Richard), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Michael Emerson (Ben), Jeff Fahey (Frank), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Yunjin Kim (Sun) and Zuleikha Robinson (Ilana) do not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 23, 2010 on A
      United Kingdom: February 26, 2010 on Sky1
      Portugal: March 2, 2010 on Fox
      Spain: March 2, 2010 on FOX
      Australia: March 3, 2010 on 7Two
      Latin America: March 9, 2010 on Canal AXN
      New Zealand: March 10, 2010 on TV2
      Finland: March 18, 2010 on Nelonen
      Norway: March 31, 2010 on TVNorge
      Germany: April 14, 2010 on FOX
      Sweden: April 28, 2010 on TV4
      Czech Republic: May 3, 2010 on AXN

    • A Jack-centric episode.

  • Allusions

    • To the Lighthouse: Hurley and Jack's journey to the lighthouse may be an allusion to Virginia Woolf's 1927 book To the Lighthouse. Large parts of Woolf's novel investigate the means of perception, attempting to understand people in the act of looking.

    • Chopin: Jack finds sheet music by the composer Chopin on David's desk. The music is Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor (the piece is later performed by David at the audition).

    • The Last Samurai: Hurley refers to Dogen as a samurai. The actor, Hiroyuki Sanada played a samurai in many films including "The Last Samurai".

    • Alice in Wonderland: Jack's son, David, is reading an annotated version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Jack refers to Alice's two kittens, Kitty and Snowdrop, one black one white. Jack also finds a key to his ex-wife's house hidden under a rabbit statue.

    • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hurley tells Dogen (as a cover) that he likes temples and all that Indiana Jones stuff.

    • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back: Hurley compares Jacob to Obi Wan Kenobi in regards to how, although dead, he appears when he chooses to do so.

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