Season 3 Episode 16

One of Us

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 11, 2007 on ABC
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Jack, Kate and Sayid return along with Juliet, who faces distrust and fear from the other survivors. At the survivors' camp, Claire is struck with a sickness.

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  • There's an Other on the beach, and her mission isn't peaceful

    One would hope that by getting another flashback on Juliet's life, we might finally get some damn answers as to what the hell the Others are up to. In 'One of Us', we get some answers as well as some from Juliet, but by the end of the episode we're so turned around, we're not sure what to believe--- not unlike the Lostaways and Juliet herself. But step by step.

    Following 'Not in Portland', Juliet joined Mittelos Bioscience even though she knew nothing about it. One wonders why such a careful person as Juliet would leave her pregnant sister, even for six months. But even though she came to the island voluntarily, it's not long before she wants to leave. She is a groundbreaking fertility specialist, and the people on the island have a big problem--- none of the Others can carry a child to term without dying. And despite all of her research, there was nothing that she could do to stop it. But when she tried to leave, Ben emotionally blackmailed her by telling her that her sister got cancer, and that 'Jacob' could cure her. Now that we know a bit more about Ben, there's a very good chance he was talking out of his ass, but it was enough to buy Juliet's acceptance. Then three years passed, and Ben developed a tumor on his spine--- which went again the idea that no one on this island got cancer. Juliet tried to use it as a way off the island, but Ben managed to show he'd cured her--- without even leaving the island. But he kept Juliet focused on the fertility issues, and he kept her on the island.

    Now it seems that the Others have cast her aside, but no one is as willing as Jack to just forgive or forget. Sayid starts the questioning early before the group makes it back to camp, demanding answer. Juliet looks him right in the eye, and says that if she told him everything, he would kill her. Her admission completely throws him. One can still imagine that he would press the matter if Jack wasn't in her corner.

    But the real trouble begins when they make it back to camp. The survivors have seemed rudderless since Jack was kidnapped, and now with the season nearly two-thirds over, they seem overjoyed--- until Juliet walks out behind Kate and Sayid. Now think about it. The man who has effectively been leading your neck of civilization for 84 days returns, bringing back someone that is part of the kidnapping, torturing, imprisoning, and killing Others--- and tells them she's not to be touch. Jack's leadership has always been very shaky, but it very quickly seems like there's going to be a mutiny. (Everyone's so astounded by this that no one thinks to ask what has happened to Locke, the man who went out looking for them, until hours later But then considering that he blew up their way off the island, he might be even less welcome than Juliet.) Everyone is very hostile. Even mellow Hurley--- who seems somewhat ashamed that he's been recruited for guard duty--- seems somewhat disquieted. He treats her nicely enough, but then finishes by mentioning that they killed Ethan and buried him away from the rest of the survivors. Heavy, for that guy.

    Then a new crisis emerges Claire comes down with a serious ailment, and seems to be near death. Juliet then spins a tale about what Ethan did to Claire when she was still pregnant--- which means some of what happened during Claire's flashback in 'Maternity Leave' was real. It doesn't explain why Alex was trying to save her, but maybe she was even less of an Other than Juliet. Juliet then leaves to get medical supplies, and again is corner--- this time by Sayid and Sawyer. She then manages to shame them by throwing the fact that they are ethically have the lowest morals pre-island, which seems to shame done, but still doesn't seem to justify what she and the Others might be doing. She saves Claire, and that's enough for her to win a grudging acceptance, but a lot of them are still suspicious.

    What's equally odd is how willing Jack seems to be to protect her, and doesn't even seem to want answers to the questions that everyone else is asking. He tells Juliet that the reason he trusts her is because when the sub exploded he saw how badly she wanted to get off the island, which is interesting, considering how a lot of the people on the beach seem less focused on leaving the island. The doubts about Jack are being planted as well, and we wonder if he's worthy of the trust that he's lost.

    And as we find out in the final flashback, they have every right to be. Juliet is working in concert with Ben yet again, though it's impossible to imagine why, less than 24 hours after she was supposed to leave the island, she would so willingly agree to fall back into line. This leads me to believe, again, that there's yet another way to get off the island, and somehow she might have been promised. It's a shocking twist, because up until now, we've kind of been on her side, and now we realize she's just as accomplished a liar as Ben is. (He'd be so proud--- if he didn't know that this was going to come back to bite him soon.)

    We do learn some interesting things as an added bonus. For one thing, Mikhail was involved with the Other, and the satellites did work, and he knew about the plane and everyone on it--- it also explains how he seemed to know so much about Sayid, Kate and Locke when they came to the Flame station.. Equally important we learn that the man with the jet black eyebrows who recruited Juliet's full name is Richard Alpert. That was the name of a cohort of Timothy Leary, who studied the effects of mind-altering drugs on human beings and was a follower of eastern philosophy and... dharma. (Anyone else get a chill?) He clearly has Ben's trust because he seems to operate between the island and the mainland, but considering how reluctant Ben is to let anyone else leave, is it possible that Richard knows far more about this island than he is willing to reveal? And we also learn that Juliet was having an affair with Goodwin, the man we saw Ana Lucia kill in Season 2. We won't understand the full ramifications of that until later.

    Despite everything Jack says, Juliet knows that she is alone. The reading of Jack's tattoo about walking among us, but not one of us could equally refer to Juliet, either with the Others or not. We still don't know what side she's chosen, but maybe she doesn't have one. Which makes her a real risk to both.

    My score:8.8moreless
  • Exactly What You Can Expect From JulieT Centric Episode!!!

    Objective - » The writes had material from the previous episode to explore, and this one was easy this time to structure. Now Juliet is one of the Main Cast Characters, so she has to be accepted by the Jack tribe, but not everything is easy. So the main focus are her situation in the Island and her flashbacks.

    Flashbacks -» Last Juliet flashback was only a setup, I wanted to know more, about her Island time. This was the case this time, the introduction phase was slow, but necessary to understand some hints, it seems that the Others have some kind of enemy, since they are very rigid about security, who is this enemy is something to be revealed soon, until the end of this season or the beginning of the fourth season.

    In Her complication phase we have another explanation in form of reflection. It is very easy to understand why she hate Ben, since he lied to her or he didn´t, than We have some hints too, about Jacob healing power, but it seems that in the Island, this Jacob (It is the fourth time that I hear this name in this season) don´t have the power to resolve the fertility problems in the Island. This may mean that Jacob wanted the List, because maybe he was the person who choose Jack and Co to be on this Island, for what purpose is still unknown.

    Also during this Phase we had another information/Revelation about Juliet and her lover, and some hint to how Ben was surprise, this may indicate that he didn´t expected this to happen, maybe the Island or Jacob did something to happen, as punishment, another mystery to be solved. The Climax Phase when Ben show that he didn´t lied was interesting and dramatic for Juliet, but gave also the confirmation that Ben didn´t Know Nothing about Flight 815, or at least, he didn´t plan their Crash. The ending, well, simple 24 way of doing it – surprising.

    Event in The Island -» The introduction Phase already happened in the Last episode, but this time it begins with a suspicious Sayid that want to Know everything. This Set the Complication Phase with the fact that Claire is ill, which is strange, because of the timing. Juliet is not welcome and there are some people that are not happy and want to do something about it. This type of plot is attractive, take the nice discussion that the tribe have with Jack regarding her.

    Claire Sudden illness is only there to make Juliet the hero of the Tribe, and then this provide her to be accepted. But this deliver another information that was a secret until now and finally we know what is happening with the pregnant woman, but not why is happening, the usual drill in Lost. However, why Nathan Abducted Claire is Explained. The Climax of the Situation was very Tense when both Sawyer and Sayid decided to do something about her. How she deal with them, was very interesting and funny because of their expression. The ending was temporary calm for now.


    1 - Plot Holes: Bronze. Claire Illness does not make any sense. Ben is another Michael Scofield (PB) without the tattoo in his Skin, but is amazing how he plan in advance everything. Make someone sick like a time bomber is little Sci-Fi and out of reality. Just served to create the Climax and the ending, also the revelation too.

    2 - Time and Scenes Management: Gold. Very well done. The probability to you to notice the scenes that are there to buy time is really small.

    3 - Surprises/Twist/Shocks/Cliffhangers: The ending provide that. Also when you know who Juliet Lover was. 4 - Action: Wasn´t Necessary

    5 - Funny: None.

    6 - Drama: .Silver. Some Flashbacks Scenes.

    7 - Tension/Fear: Gold. Juliet Vs Sawyer and Sayid was the best tension moment.

    8 - Excitement Level (curiosity/Mystery/Doubt/Revelations: Since is centered in Juliet and the fact that she has to be accepted by Jack´s Tribe is interesting, and you also expect that you will have fine revelations. There are hints that maintain you curiosity and the ending also provide some doubt or not.

    This episode is important, since everyone want to know more about Juliet, with that, some information about the Other could come to the surface and this is exactly what happens. I rate it 9,2.moreless
  • The standard of Season 3 is raised once again with an episode that has better flashbacks than island action.

    Ever since "Not in Portland", Juliet's first flashback episode, the standard of Lost in Season 3 has risen, with the exception of "Stranger in a Strange Land". "One of Us" is yet another classic addition to Season 3 which has had its ups and downs.

    It is perhaps my second favourite episode of the season after "The Man from Tallahassee". Aside from the more consistent high quality "One of Us" also is an episode which continues the recent consistency of providing answers to many of the island's mysteries. Since "Enter 77", in fact Season 3 has been rather generous with its exposition, giving us insights into The Others, The Purge, the effect of the Electromagnetic anomaly, communications on the island and its healing powers. But one of the most pivotal outstanding mystery is what The Others are doing on the island, and why they are abducting Childrenand/or their mothers. Since Season 1 we had also been exploring Claire's abduction by the Others and, despite getting a rather detailed flashback on what happened to her after Ethan kidnapped her, neglected to offer us an answer as to WHY? Until now!

    Juliet is the central character of this episode and her performance here oncly confirms that Elizabeth Mitchell is one of the best acting additons to Lost, next to Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn.

    In 42 minutes Mitchell displays a multitude of varying emotions from being the rather placid and fragile pre-island doctor to the head-strong, manipulative and brave Island doctor she is now. Her change of character, however, hasn't happened overnight since she first stepped foot on the island. There are still moments when she breaks down and even now she wishes to get off the island, depsite her apparent comfort in fitting in with her surroundings.

    This is what makes Juliet such a complex character and audiences not know whether to trust her. The ending revelation may reveal Juliet to be the mole in the Losties camp and is working with Ben to some goal involving the women and their pregnancies, there may still remain some doubt on how far Juliet will execute her plan and if she really wants that plan to be executed. When Jack tells Juliet by the shore that he realized that she wants to leave the island as much as he and the losties do he remarks that that makes her "one of us". Something in her face in response to this makes us think that she understands that Jack is right.

    Generally with each episode my initial reaction is that the island action is always better than the flashbacks. Occassionally, as is the case with John Locke, the flashbacks are equally as good, but it is very rare that an episode's flashback is better than the island events, which is the case here.

    What makes it great is that most of it is on-island, something which is much more interesting and necessary than watching our beloved characters before the crash. At this stage of the game island flashbacks are another way to begin tying up some loose ends to the dense mythology. And loose ends are certainly tied up here, giving us the most clear picture of what the hell is going on than we've ever had before. With all the infomation supplied recently theorists are now starting to try to piece things together.

    The performances between Michael Emerson and Elizabeth Mitchell make the flashbacks work so well. The kitchen scene, in particular, is immensely powerful. It was also nice to see the plane crash again with a better sense of what it meant to the Otherswhen it happened. Mikhail's appearance was also nice, as was the reappearance of the Flame Station. The moment when Juliet cries at the sight of her sister and child certainly turned on my waterworks. The flashbacks were so informative, exciting and powerful that it seemed a shame to leave them each time to return to the present situations. Luckily the events here aren't boring and are just as powerful. That final moment when Juliet gives Jack that sweet smile sent shivers down my spine, particularly following the chilling revelation. "One of Us" was powerful and fast-paced in its momentum, despite not having much action. It is the performances from our stars which are the main attraction here and help make this one of the highlights of the season so far!moreless
  • Trust?

    Juliet en camino al campamento de los buenitos, para qué se pregunta uno... Si Jack confía en ella entonces está bien... peor todos sabemos que Jack es humano y un poco confianzudo entonces y además Ben y quién sabe quien más están atrás de todo esto por lo que seguramente pasará lo que finalmente pasó que es todo un plan para...

    Hasta acá llego esto es una locura lo del submarino y si ellos pueden curar el cáncer entonces por qué Ben tiene y la isla es tan especial que todavía no entiendo si tienen total control sobre ella no no?

    Eso sí... decime que sabían quienes viajaban en ese avión y los eligieron uno por uno...moreless
  • A Juliet-centric episode.

    Let me just start out this review by saying that as whole, I absolutely loved this episode. Juliet has been one of my top favorite characters this season, so I was really looking forward to this episode, and I have to say that Elizabeth Mitchell blew me away with her performance as Juliet in this episode. I love all of the different layers of Juliet that they showed throughout the episode. All of the flashbacks of Juliet's life were great. I have to say that I was very shocked by the ending of this episode. I can honestly say that I didn't see that coming at all. In closing, I thought that this was a very well written, well acted and well made episode of Lost, and I can't wait to watch the rest of my Lost: Season Three DVD set.moreless
Robin Weigert

Robin Weigert

Rachel Burke

Guest Star

Joah Buley

Joah Buley

Other Guy

Guest Star

Tyrone Howard

Tyrone Howard

Airport Guard

Guest Star

William Mapother

William Mapother

Ethan Rom

Recurring Role

Brett Cullen

Brett Cullen


Recurring Role

Andrew Divoff

Andrew Divoff

Mikhail Bakunin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (25)

    • Goof: At Mittelos Bioscience, while Richard Alpert explains to Juliet that she "has a gift" the boom microphone shadow is clearly visible on Alpert's left shoulder.

    • Mittelos is an anagram for "Lost Time".

    • When confronted by Sayid and Sawyer, Juliet claims that Sawyer shot a man "in cold blood" the day before he got on the plane. However, according to "Exodus, Part 1," Sawyer spent the last three days prior to boarding the plane in an Australian police cell, and was deported immediately after his release, which would suggest that the murder of Frank Duckett occurred several days prior to that.

    • In "Not in Portland," Juliet's arrival on the Island is determined to be September 5, 2001. However, in this episode, she tells Goodwin the day before the crash that the next day would be her third anniversary on the Island, September 22, 2004.

    • When Claire's nose bleeds all of a sudden, Jack comes over to help and tells Charlie to, "Put her head back, put her head back." A real doctor would have advised to have Charlie tilt Claire's head FORWARD. The common practice of tilting backwards will cause blood to run into your throat. At the very least, this could cause you to cough and if you swallow a lot of blood, you might throw up. At the very worse, you could choke to death.

    • Just last episode, Juliet had dislocated her left shoulder. Obviousy this is causing her no distress or discomfort as she is seen carrying her pack on her left shoulder only in the opening scene.

    • During Juliet's final flashback, when she's talking to Ben, he says that Claire's symptoms would start in 48 hours. 4 and 8 are two of "The Numbers".

    • It's established that 252 people died in the crash. 25-2=23. 23 is one of "The Numbers".

    • When Jack and Kate arrive at the beach, Sawyer is eating cornflakes from a blue bowl with a spoon. After he goes to meet Jack, you can see that the bowl is left on the ping pong table, but the spoon is missing.

    • In the scene where Kate hugs Sawyer after returning to their camp, first you see her having a bottle of water in her hands, then when hugging him, both her empty hands can be seen on his back and after they separate, Kate is again holding a bottle.

    • On Ben's bookshelf, there's the "Left Behind" series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. "Left Behind" is also the title of the previous episode.

    • When Juliet climbs up the submarine ladder there's a camera shot showing only her legs, in which we can perfectly see she starts to crawl away from the hatch, but when the camera shot shifts to a wider angle she's back where she was before starting to crawl.

    • When Juliet injects Claire she forgets to release the air out of the syringe. Injecting air into a bloodstream can be fatal.

    • Island events in this episode take place on December 13th, December 14th and December 15th 2004.

    • The numbers in the inaccurate medical report of Rachel can make one of 'The Numbers".
      5'11'' - 5+11 = 16
      187 lbs - 1+7+8 = 16

    • Mikhail said that there were 324 people on flight 815. There were 23 people who survived the initial crash from the tail section and 48 survivors from the fuselage (not including those who were fatally wounded but didn't die instantly). As well as the pilot who wasn't killed until after the crash that means that 252 people died in the crash.

    • Goof: The medical report that Ben gives Juliet lists Rachel as a 187 pound, 5'11" male with a heart arrhythmia instead of cancer.

    • Numbers: 4

      Ben's tumor is on his L4 vertebra.

    • Numbers: 108

      Mikhail tells Ben that there are 324 passengers. 324/3 = 108

    • Unlike the rest of the equipment the Others are using, the submarine does not have the DHARMA logo on it. Rather, it has a series of dashes that form a rectangle as its logo. This however, is a symbol from the I Ching that can also be seen among the eight different trigrams on the DHARMA Initiative logo.

    • When Juliet visits Ben in his house, we can see the following books on his bookshelves:

      Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson
      The Royals by Kitty Kelley
      Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels
      Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
      Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    • When Juliet is in the Flame station with Ben and Mikhail there are several different TV screens showing different news reports of flight 815. The headlines seen include: "Plane Disappears Over Pacific Ocean", "Airline Missing" and "Search for Flight 815".

    • When Juliet is watching the live feed of her sister, the park Rachel is at is the same set used in "A Tale of Two Cities" when Jack was spying on Sarah. Acadia Park is probably in Miami, whereas the park Jack visited was in Los Angeles.

    • Goof: When Juliet wakes up on the submarine and jumps off the bunk, she is barefoot. We see her pick up her purse and coat, but we do not see her shoes nor when she puts them on. However, when she comes forward and climbs up the ladder she has heels on.

    • Numbers: 8

      When Juliet is tying the final knot before the episode ends, the making of said knot forms the number 8.

  • QUOTES (35)

    • Ben: What do you have so far?
      Mikhail: Oceanic Flight 815. Left Sydney, Australia, headed for Los Angeles, 324 people on board including the flight crew.
      Ben: I want detailed files on every single passenger.
      Mikhail: Already working on it.

    • Mikhail: Did you see it?
      Ben: A plane fell out of the sky, Mikhail, of course we saw it!

    • Sawyer: Giving you a bad feeling in your stomach?
      (Sayid nods)
      Sawyer: Yeah, me too.

    • Juliet: What happened to her?
      (Jin speaks in Korean)
      Sun: He said, 'What do you care?'

    • Sawyer: They were gonna let you go?
      Jack: Yeah.
      Sawyer: Said who?
      Jack: Ben.
      Sawyer: Ben. Whose life you saved.
      Kate: Sawyer, lay off.
      Sawyer: You should have let that bug-eyed bastard die.
      Kate: He did it for us.
      Sawyer: Sounds like he did it for him.

    • Juliet: You have a tumor.
      Ben: What?
      Juliet: When you told me about your back pain I said that I would take some X-Rays to see if it was a small fracture or a herniated disc. But that's not your problem. Your problem is a large tumor surrounding your L4 vertebrae. You're surprised.
      Ben: Well you just told me that I have cancer, Juliet; of course I'm surprised.
      Juliet: No, I told you that you had a tumor.

    • Ben: (on a walkie) Mikhail, we're here. (pause) He never has his walkie on!

    • Juliet: What is that?
      Richard Alpert: That is orange juice with a considerable amount of tranquilizer mixed in.
      Juliet: You want me to drink it?
      Richard Alpert: Oh yes. You're going to want to be asleep for the trip, Dr. Burke.

    • Ben: Let's go over it again. Just to be sure.
      Juliet: I drag Austen out in to the jungle, handcuff myself to her, then tell her I was gassed just like she was.
      Ben: Then, if she catches you in the lie.
      Juliet: I'll admit to it. Tell her it was the only way to earn her trust.
      Ben: Good. What then?
      Juliet: They'll take me back to the beach. I know you want me to go there, but after everything we've done to them they're going to be a problem.
      Ben: We've activate the implant within Claire. She should be symptomatic within the next 48 hours. By the time you get to that camp, you'll have a nice, big crisis to solve.
      Juliet: I'll need supplies.
      Ben: Pryce is already on his way. He'll hide the case at Ethan's old drop point. Tell Jack that you can save her; he trusts you. Are you alright?
      Juliet: I'm fine.
      Ben: (Ben puts a gas mask on the table) See you in a week.

    • Jack: They're good people. They're willing to give you the benefit of the doubt. But, eventually, they're gonna need some answers.
      Juliet: Why don't you? You keep talking about them. Why don't I ever have to explain myself to you?
      Jack: You were there. You were standing right next to me when that submarine exploded. In that moment, I saw it in your eyes: you want to get off this island more than anything else in the world. That makes you one of us.

    • Jack: Juliet, if this doesn't work, if something happens to her, I'm not going to be able to protect you anymore. You're on your own.
      Juliet: I'm already on my own, Jack.

    • Ben: Can we uplink to Richard in Acadia Park, please? Yesterday, you called me a liar. I was hurt by that. Hello, Richard. Can you hear me? (to Juliet) Notice today's date. This is live. Okay, Richard. (On the screen is Rachel, on a playground with a young boy)
      Juliet: Oh my god. Oh! Oh my god.
      Ben: Little over two years ago, to everyone's surprise, Rachel's cancer went in to complete remission. Shortly after, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. His name is Julian. Okay, thank you, Richard. You'll want to get back here as soon as you can. We may have some new visitors.
      Ben: I'm not a liar, Juliet.
      Juliet: I wanna go home.
      Ben: That's not our agreement. You need to stay here until your work is finished.
      Juliet: It's impossible. The mothers keep dying.
      Ben: Then we'll find more mothers. Who knows, maybe there's even one on that plane.

    • Ben: Mikhail! It's Ben! We're approaching the house! Don't shoot us.
      Mikhail: Well hurry up, then!

    • Juliet: Why are you scared?
      Ben: I'm not scared.
      Juliet: Why are you scared, Ben? You said no one on this island ever had cancer. You told me that.
      Ben: I know what I told you, Juliet.
      Juliet: You told me you could fix it. You said that. You said that you cured my sister! You lied to me!
      Ben: No, I did not lie to you!
      Juliet: If you can cure cancer, Ben, then why do you have it?
      Ben: I don't know.
      Juliet: I wanna talk to her. I wanna talk to Rachel. I wanna talk to her now!
      Ben: It's not gonna happen, Juliet. But I can promise you that Rachel is fine.
      Juliet: You never cured her!
      Ben: I did!
      Juliet: No, you're a liar!
      Ben: Don't you let--
      Juliet: You lied to me!
      Ben: I told you the truth! I gave you my word.
      Juliet: (crying) I know. I wanna go home. I wanna go home, Ben. Please. Can't you please just let me go home?
      Ben: No.

    • Juliet: For some reason, the women here can't have babies. The mother's body turns on the pregnancy. Treats it as a foreign invader. I saw it happen over and over. Every pregnant woman on this island died. That is, every pregnant woman until Claire.
      Jack: What did you do to her?
      Juliet: One of our people infiltrated your camp and began taking blood samples right after your plane crashed.
      Kate: Ethan.
      Juliet: Even though Claire didn't conceive on this island, we found that her symptoms were consistent with the previous mothers so we tried to save her life.
      Jack: By kidnapping her?
      Juliet: No. That wasn't supposed to happen. She was our control case. I had developed a serum that I thought would reverse what was happening to her. Ethan was administering the injections. But, then, you found out that he wasn't on the plane. So, he improvised. He kidnapped her on his own. That was never the plan. Look, I know how this sounds, but, without those injections, Claire would've died. Without the serum. She's going into a form of withdrawal and, if I don't treat her quickly, her immune system could shut down entirely. Jack, I can fix this. I just need the serum. Ethan kept a stash of medical supplies near the caves where you used to live. If I go right now, I can be back before it's too late.

    • Kate: You wanna tell me why you need Jack?
      Juliet: Because I think I know what's wrong with Claire.
      Kate: Why?
      Juliet: Because I did it to her.

    • Jack: Something you wanna ask me, Sawyer?
      Sawyer: Yeah, Jack, I wanna ask you why you're fighting every single one of us and sticking up for one of them.
      Jack: Look, I spent every moment over there trying to find a way off this island. I was trying to help all of us! I was trying to get us rescued.

    • Sayid: I don't trust her, Jack. If she's so innocent, why won't she answer my questions?
      Jack: Give her some time. She's afraid.
      Sayid: How much time?
      Jack: Look, the fact that I trust her should be enough.
      Sayid: It's not.

    • Ben: Your sister won't be giving birth in three months, Juliet. She'll be dead before then. Her cancer's back. (He hands her a folder with the medical reports in it)
      Juliet: Where did you get this?
      Ben: Mikhail. I'm sorry. I should've told you sooner I just didn't see what good it would do.
      Juliet: What good it would do!? I could've gone home! I could've been with her!
      Ben: You still can. You can go home, Juliet. Be with her in her final days or you can stay here and help me with our problem.
      Juliet: Why would I stay?
      Ben: Because, if you do, I will cure your sister's cancer.
      Juliet: I'm supposed to take that on faith?
      Ben: You've been here for six months, you've done extensive work ups on all of us. Have you seen even a trace of cancer?
      Juliet: That's here! And, being that you won't let me bring my sister here, I'm gonna -
      Ben: Jacob said he would take care of it, himself. Unless, of course, you don't have faith in him. Every woman on this island needs you. If you choose to stay, I promise you, we will save Rachel's life.

    • Juliet: I think it happens at conception. And, if that's the case, there's nothing I can do about it, at least not here.
      Ben: I'm not sure I understand.
      Juliet: The only way I can see if I'm right is to take a woman off the island. Back to Miami -
      Ben: No, you're not taking anybody off the island.
      Juliet: In that case, there's nothing more I can do. I know you put a lot of faith in me, Ben, and I'm sorry I couldn't help you. My sister's giving birth in three months and I haven't even been able to call her. It's time for me to go home.

    • Hurley: (to Juliet) The last one of you guys that came over here, Ethan, he kidnapped Claire and Charlie got upset. We buried him over there.

    • Charlie: Hey. Whoa, that's too much water. It's gonna be all soggy.
      Hurley: It's oatmeal, dude. It's supposed to be soggy.
      Sawyer: Well, if it ain't three men and a baby. (pause) I counted Hugo twice. Oh, what? Come on, I used your name.

    • Alpert: Let me ask you something, Juliet. You took a woman, your own sister, whose reproductive system was ravaged by chemotherapy, who was sterile, and you made her pregnant. You created life where life wasn't supposed to be. That's a gift, Juliet. You have a gift. Now, don't you feel you're meant to do something significant with it? Where we're going, you can do just that.

    • Alpert: I know that, uh, six months sounds like an eternity, but you're gonna be amazed at how time flies, once you're there.
      Juliet: I can't wait to find out where "there" is.

    • Jack: They'll come around. Just give 'em some time.
      Juliet: My people kept Sayid chained to a swing-set for three days, then I dragged Kate into the jungle, handcuffed myself to her, and lied about it. How much time do you think they need?
      Jack: We'll be back to our beach in a couple hours. So, they'll probably be over it by then.

    • Jack: Leave her alone.
      Sayid: Sooner or later, she'll answer my questions.
      Jack: She'll answer your questions when she's ready. And you'll wait until she is. She's under my protection.

    • Sayid: (to Juliet) I want to know what you people are doing on this island. Why you're terrorizing us, making lists, kidnapping children. I want to know everything. But the first thing I'd like to know is: Who are you?

    • Kate: Wanna talk about it?
      Jack: About what?
      Kate: About the week you spent over there, with Them?
      Jack: Well, after you left, I'd, uh, I'd made a deal with 'em if I took care of Ben they'd let me off the island. So, I just kept my head down, did what I was supposed to, and I didn't ask any questions.

    • Sayid: You said earlier if you told me everything you knew, I'd kill you....I'm going to test the validity of that statement.
      Sawyer: He means talk.
      Juliet: We don't have time for this.
      Sawyer: We cleared our schedules. We got all the time in the world.

    • Sun: Trust her? She's one of them!
      Jack: Not anymore. They left her behind.
      Charlie: Oh yeah? Where'd they go?
      Jack: I told you. I don't know.
      Sawyer: Maybe we better ask her.
      Jack: She doesn't know either.
      Sawyer: Well, here's a wacky idea. Let's sic our resident Iraqi on her. Let him do what he does and then see what she says.
      Sayid: No, I don't do that anymore.
      Sawyer: Well, ain't that convenient.

    • Hurley: I don't remember you from the dock, where you put bags on our heads, after you shocked us.
      Juliet: I had the day off.

    • Sayid: Who are you?
      Juliet: If I told you who I was, if I told you everything that I know, you'd kill me.
      Sayid: What you think I'll do if you don't?

    • Juliet: Where exactly are we going?
      Richard: I can't tell you that, but what I can tell you is that you'll see things there that you've never imagined.

    • Juliet: O-Okay. I was fine with signing all of your paperwork, fine with agreeing to not to talk to anyone in my life for six months, fine with the fact that no one in the medical community has ever heard of Mittelos Bioscience-
      Richard: Why were you fine?
      Juliet: What?
      Richard: Why were you fine with those things? It seems quite a leap for a job opportunity. I mean, we're not paying you that much. (pause) I think you're fine because, deep down, a part of you knows that the place we're taking you to is special.

    • Juliet: You know, it's interesting that you two are now the camp's moral police. I'm curious, Sayid, (looks at Sayid) how long was it before you told everyone on that beach exactly how many people you've tortured in your life? Do they know about Basra? (looks at Sawyer) And I'm sure the first thing you did when you got here, James, was to gather everyone in a circle and tell them about the man you shot in cold blood the night before you got on the plane. So why don't we just skip the part where you two pretend to be righteous? I'm taking that medication back to Claire and you're gonna let me because, if she doesn't get it, she's gonna die. And the last thing that either of you need right now is more blood on your hands.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Although he is credited, Terry O'Quinn (Locke) does not appear in this episode.

    • International Air Dates:
      South Africa: June 27, 2007 on Mnet
      The Netherlands: October 12, 2007 on Net 5
      Belgium: October 22, 2007 on VT4
      Spain: Monday October 29, 2007 on FOX TV Spain
      Finland: Thursday, November 29, 2007 on Nelonen
      The Czech Republic: Sunday December 16, 2007 on TV Nova
      Macedonia: Thursday December 27, 2007 on A1
      Germany: Monday January 21, 2008 on Pro7
      Denmark: May 2, 2007 on Kanal 5
      The Middle East:Sunday January 25, 2009 on MBC action

    • Music: "Downtown" by Petula Clark

    • Episode Title: One of Us

      This is a reference to the season two episode entitled "One of Them." It is also a major theme of the episode, as Jack tries to convince the other flight survivors that Juliet is "one of us", rather than a true Other.

    • A Juliet-centric episode.


    • The two paintings in the operating room in the Staff station are "Grey Line With Black" and "Blue And Yellow" by Georgia O'Keefe.

    • In the departure lounge prior to drinking the orange juice, we see that Juliet is about to be flown via a company called Herarat, which is an anagram of Earhart. Amelia Earhart was an American pilot who vanished while flying across the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

      Herarat could also be a heteronym for "her a rat," hinting that Juliet was working with Ben all along.

    • In the scene where Claire's baby was carried by Charlie with Hurley beside, Sawyer nicknamed them "Three Men and a Baby".

      Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 comedy movie starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson. It follows the mishaps and adventures of three bachelors as they attempt to adapt their lives to pseudo-fatherhood with the arrival of one of the men's love child.