Numbers: Locke claims the first number in the combination to the armory is 15 right.
Numbers: The Pilot that Inman and others were looking for was buried 4 kilometers away from their current position.
Henry Gale is the second person Sayid has tortured since coming to the Island. The first was Sawyer in season one.
During Sayid's flashbacks, we see how his path has crossed that of two other characters related in some way to other characters on the Island. The man who got Sayid to be an interpretor and who is later holding a picture of a girl (Kate) is Sam Austen (the man who Kate believed to be her father most of her life, as revealed earlier this season in What Kate Did). The man who got Sayid to torture Tariq and who later gave him money at the end of this episode is Kelvin Inman (he was Desmond's partner in the hatch).
Island events in this episode take place on November 18th 2004.
Sayid tells the prisoner that he was 23 when the Americans invaded his town.
Henry Gale claimed his balloon crashed on the island 4 months ago.
The picture that Sgt. Sam Austen is holding of Kate is an actual picture of Evangeline Lilly when she was young, provided by her parents.
When Locke types in the numbers he only gets to 4 and 8 before the timer hits zero. Once the symbols come up he only seems to hit three keys, including "execute", and the counter resets.
Another theory on the timer's symbols is not only are they hieroglyphics, they are symbols for the different DHARMA stations on the island. Two stations we know of are on the timer, one is the swan (the bird), and one is the arrow (which is the pointy symbol). This might just be where the DHARMA members got the station names, but we can assume that once all the symbols showed something would happen to all of the stations.
Goof: When Sayid is interrogating Henry Gale, he says "You want to know who I am?" Sayid's face is not shown as this line is spoken and it sounds like another actor dubbed the line. The tone, diction and accent of the line is completely different than all of Sayid's other lines.
Sayid states he was 23 the first time he had to torture someone (first Gulf War). Based on that, and the year that was (1990-1991) and the time the show takes place, we can assume he's now about 37 years old. 23 is also one of the 'cursed' numbers.
Goof: Around 18:50 (for those without breaks) when Jack is treating Henry Gale, the part of the arrow coming through the front of his shoulder, does not line up with the arrow coming out of his back.
When Sayid is shown the video of a village that had been attacked by Tariq, you can see the words on the bottom of the tv screen: "PROPERTY OF DIA" followed by the word "REEL" and at the end, the 23108-42. If you separate these numbers, you will get 23, one of the cursed numbers, 108 the sum of all the cursed numbers, and 42, another one of the cursed numbers. 108 is also the amount of minutes before you have to punch the numbers into the computer to reset the timer.
The timer reaches zero in this episode. When the timer reaches zero, the clock switches to a series of Egyptian hieroglyphics. The first three places are red color on black ground, the last two digits are black colored on red ground.
Only the first, third, fourth and fifth symbol are visible before the timer is reset in the very last moment:
Jack: Sayid, what are you doing?
Sayid: What needs to be done.
Henry: My name is Henry Gale. I'm from Minnesota.
Danielle: We're here.
Sayid: Well, where exactly is here?
Henry: We mined non-metallic minerals. I know, everyone wanted to talk to me at cocktail parties.
Locke: (about Henry)The real problem is there's no way we can be sure he's telling the truth.
Sayid: That is not necessarily true.
Sawyer: What do you got there, Rerun?
Hurley: Nothing. (Hurley covers up the dressing and some other food he has)
Sawyer: Yeah, well, you've got a spot of nothing on your chin there.
Danielle: Trust me.
Sayid: The last time we met, you arrived to warn us the Others were coming which they weren't. In fact, it was a diversion to kidnap Claire's baby. So pardon me for not trusting you.
Jack: You talked me into pushing that button once, John, but it's yours now. You're the one who won't risk it, you. Me? I don't think anything's going to happen when we get down to zero.
Hurley: (about the tree frog) It kind of reminds me of a turtle I once had. Its name was Stuart. It ran off when I was 10. Well, that's what mom said. I kind of think she threw him out.
Jack: What the hell's going on here?
Sayid: Rousseau trapped him in the jungle. She believes he's an Other.
Henry Gale: An Other what?
Jack: What the hell was that?
Sayid: He is one of them.
Jack: Yeah? Did he tell you that?
Sayid: No ...
Jack: Then how do you know?
Sayid: Because I know ... He is one of them.
Jack: I think that's what Rousseau said about you once, Sayid. If I'm not mistaken, she strapped you down, she shocked you, all because she thought you were one of them.
Locke: He is ...
Locke: He is one of them. To Rousseau, we're all others ... I guess it's all relative, huh?
Sayid: Jack asked me how I knew - knew for sure that this man was lying. How I knew for sure that he was one of them - one of the Others. I know because I feel no guilt for what I did to him. But there is no way I can ever explain that to Jack, or even Locke, because both of them have forgotten.
Charlie: Forgotten? What?
Sayid: That you were strung up by your neck and left for dead. That Claire was taken and kept for days during which God only know what happened to her. That these people - these Others - are merciless, and can take any one of us whenever they choose. So tell me, Charlie, have you forgotten?
Sayid: (kneeling by an other) You could have killed him.
Rousseau: If I wanted to kill him I would have killed him.
Sayid: You shot this man with no provo-
Rousseau: He is one of them. Tie him up. You should take him to a doctor, he is not good to you dead.
(they begin to tie him up)
Sayid: And then what?
Rousseau: You talk to him Sayid. As I recall, that is what you do? (Sayid looks disappointed at Rousseau) But know this, he will lie, a long time, he will lie. (Sayid picks up the 'other' and walks away)
Sawyer: Dharma Initiative ranch dressing? You know you're supposed to refrigerate that after you open it.
Hurley: Well, actually in the back it says it'll keep at room temperature for up to 7 years.
Sayid: (to Locke) How long will it take you to change the lock?
Locke: Couple of minutes, tops.
Sayid: I'd suggest that you get started.
Sawyer: Why don't you shut up hammo? Or your ranch disorder is gonna be the new lead item on the coconut Internet.
Hurley: Fine. Go ahead. Tell everyone the fat guy has been hiding ranch dressing. The fat guy likes to eat. Yeah I'm fat. Fat, fat, fat, fat, fat. You think I don't know that? These people like me. Find the damn frog by yourself.
(Sawyer speaks to Jin who ignores him)
Sawyer: What we ain't friends anymore?
Soldier: Who's the Commanding Officer here?
Sayid: They left two hours ago.
Soldier: Your English is good Abdul, but you're lying, and that ain't so good.
Jack: What if he's telling the truth, John?
John: What if he's not?
Jack: Sayid, what are you doing?
Sayid: What needs to be done.
Solider: Have you ever done any translating before.
Sayid: Formally, no.
Solider: Hell, the fact that you know what formally means, you're good.
Jack: You shot him with an arrow?
Sayid: Do I have a bow?
Hurley: This is how people get killed in scary movies.
Sawyer: If this was a scary movie I'd be with a hot chick. Not you Barbar.
Hurley: It's Babar.
Sayid: How deep? How deep did you dig the grave?
Henry Gale: I don't...it, it was...
Sayid: You would remember! You would remember how deep. You would remember every shovelful, every moment! You would remember what it felt like to place her body inside. You would remember if you buried the woman you loved. You would remember, if it were true!
Sayid: I was 23 years old when the Americans came to my country. I was a good man, I was a soldier. And when they left, I was something different.
Locke: There's only one reason to raise an army Jack, and that's because we're at war. And like it or not, whatever Sayid has to do behind that door, that's a part of it too.
Joe Inman: Guess you're lucky you have a new skill set you can use.
Sayid: What you made me do, no human being should ever have to do to another. In Iraq ...
Joe Inman: One of these days, there will be something you need to know. And now, you know how to get it.
Sayid: I will never do that again.
(After Sawyer squishes the tree frog)
Sawyer: I hear with a little ranch they taste just like chicken.
Sayid: You want to know who I am? My name is Sayid Jarrah, and I am a torturer.
Michael Emerson makes his first appearance as Henry Gale in this episode.
- Denmark: April 19, 2006 on Kanal 5
This episode was nominated for the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series.
Daniel Dae Kim appears in the episode, but has no lines.
International release dates:
Australia - May 18, 2006 (7 Network)
Poland - October 26, 2006 (TVP1)
Germany - December 4, 2006 (PRO7)
Even though they are credited, Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Cynthia Watros (Libby), Harold Perrineau Jr. (Michael), Yunjin Kim (Sun) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Eko) do not appear in this episode.
A Sayid-centric episode.
Sawyer: If this was a scary movie, I'd be with a hot chick. Not you Barbar.
Hurley: It's Babar.
This is a reference to Babar, the main character of a series of French children's books written by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff, which tells of a young elephant (Babar) who leaves the jungle, visits a big city, and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants. The story was reborn as a popular animated television series, which aired from 1989 to 1994.
Sawyer: (to Hurley) What you got there Re-run?
This is in reference to the 1970's sitcom What's Happening!! about three friends in high school. Rerun's heavy weight was one of the many consistent punchlines on the show.
The Wizard of Oz: Character name, Henry Gale. The captive's name, Henry Gale, is the name of Auntie Em's husband from the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. He also mentions getting to the island on a balloon. The Wizard of Oz also arrived in Oz in a balloon. Australia where flight 815 originated from is also referred to as "Oz"