Season 4 Episode 10

Something Nice Back Home

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 01, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Aaron has a black and white whale doll.

    • If the Red Sox-Yankees article is correct (August 2007) it contradicts the date of the funeral in "Through the Looking Glass" which is believed to be April 2007. It would set these events after the funeral, not before which is what we are led to believe.

    • The examination table that Sun shows Jin in The Staff medical station is completely different from the one on which both Sun and Claire were examined previously.

    • Jack gets his prescription from Skadden's Pharmacy, a fictional pharmacy named on several episodes of "CSI".

    • In Juliet's list of medical supplies, "forceps" is incorrectly spelled "forcepts." "Gauze pads" also appears to be incorrectly spelled as "gause pads."

    • Island events take place on December 28 and 29, 2004. These are the 98th and 99th days for the survivors.

    • Jack's labcoat spells his last name as "SHEPARD". However, the door to his office and his name in the lobby of the St. Sebastian Medical Center where he works spells it "SHEPHARD".

    • When Jack sees his dad in the seating area late at night, it can be seen that he is wearing white sneakers instead of shoes.

    • Goof: When Kate walked over to Aaron to pick him after he overheard she and Jack arguing, he was holding a killer whale plush doll with the head pointing upwards. After she had grabbed him and lifted him up, the whale was pointing head down.

    • Numbers:
      -During Jack's first flash-forward, when he's in bed, the phone rings 4 times before he answers.
      -Jack comments "ARod" after scanning the newspaper. Alexander Rodriguez or "ARod", a player for the New York Yankees baseball team, had 4 hits in the 1 Oct 2005 game against Boston. That game was won by the Yankees 8-4 to clinch the American League East title.
      -A nurse shows Jack X-rays of someone's L4 vertebra. Ben's tumor was on his L4 vertebra.
      -Juliet sews Jack's wound with 8 stitches.

    • If trust was an issue regarding going to the medical station for the surgey material, Bernard could easily be the one going there since he has medical training.

    • Only one date is viable for the Yankees/Red Sox newspaper article: August 31, 2007. This was the only time pitcher Cheng Mei Wang finished the Yankees' sweep beating Cut Schilling 5-0.

  • Quotes

    • Hurley: (delivering a message from Charlie to Jack) You're not supposed to raise him, Jack.

    • Bernard: Honey, I am sure Jack is gonna be ok. An appendectomy is just about the most common kind of surgery there is.
      Rose: That's not what I was thinking about. I was thinking, ''why did he get sick?''
      Bernard: Why? It's just-it's just bad luck.
      Rose: The day before we're all supposed to be rescued, the person that we count on the most suddenly comes down with a life-threatening condition, and you're chalking it up to bad luck?
      Bernard: Well, what are you saying, that-that Jack did something to offend the gods? People get sick, Rose.
      Rose: Not here. Here, they get better.

    • Jack: But he's not here, is he? No. No, he made his choice. He chose to stay. I'm the one who came back. I'm the one who's here. I'm the one who saved you.

    • Miles: Morning.
      Sawyer: It's way too early for Chinese. Where's Claire? Ladies' room?
      Miles: Nope. She just walked off into the jungle.
      Sawyer: What? When?
      Miles: In the middle of the night. Just got up and left.
      Sawyer: You let her go alone?
      Miles: She wasn't alone.
      Sawyer: Well, who was she with?
      Miles: She called him Dad. I'd have followed them, but I have a restraining order.

    • Frank: Keamy's coming back, and if he sees you, he'll kill all of ya.

    • Jin: Do you think she knows he likes her?
      Sun: She's a woman. She knows.

    • Hurley: Hey, Jack? Charlie said someone's gonna be visiting you, too. Soon.

    • Dr. Stillman: Therapy's... been rendered useless.
      Jack: And why is that?
      Dr. Stillman: Because he doesn't think I exist.

    • Jack: When was the last time you did this?
      Juliet: An appendectomy or shaving a man's stomach?

    • Sawyer: Don't even think about it.
      Miles: What?
      Sawyer: Don't look at her. Don't talk to her. Don't mess with her. You got a restraining order. 20 feet.
      Miles: What are you, her big brother?
      Sawyer: No. I'm the guy who's gonna put a boot in your face unless you say, "Yeah. I getcha."
      Miles: Yeah. I getcha.

    • Daniel: I can help you. I'm familiar with surgical instruments. Uh...
      Juliet: I thought you were a physicist.
      Daniel: Yeah, well, I've done some animal autopsies, too, so if--if--

    • Juliet: It's your appendix, Jack. When did the pain start?
      Jack: Yesterday.
      Juliet: Has it ruptured?
      Jack: Not yet.
      Juliet: Well... I guess we're just gonna have to take it out.

    • Claire: It's better. Bit of a headache, but at least I'm not seeing things anymore.
      Miles: Yeah? What'd you see?
      Sawyer: Back off, Donger.

    • Kate: It's just... it's just sweet hearing you say nice things about your dad.

    • Jack: I wonder if I've been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Aha, that's the great puzzle.

    • Jack:Morning.
      Kate: Morning yourself. I bought you a razor.
      Jack: What, you don't like the scruff?
      Kate: (Laughs) Razor's by the sink, Jack.
      (Shower shuts off)
      Jack: Morning.
      (They kiss)

    • Kate: Jack. You can't--you can't do this. If you have problems, you need to figure them out. All right? 'Cause I can't have you like this around my son.
      Jack: Your son? You're not even related to him!

    • Jin: If you continue to lie, I'm going to hurt your friend Daniel. I'm going to break his finger's one at a time.

    • Juliet: (To Kate) You know he kissed me.
      Kate: What?
      Juliet: The other day, when you came back from the other side of the island, Jack kissed me. It was nice. But it wasn't for me, it was for him. I'm pretty sure he was trying to prove something.
      Kate: Prove what?
      Juliet: That he doesn't love someone else.
      Kate: Thank you, Juliet. Thank you for saving his life. (She leaves)
      Juliet: (To Jack) I know you're awake.

    • (Jack is talking to Kate)
      Jack: I wanna know where you were. I wanna know who you were with.
      Kate: It doesn't matter, Jack. please.
      Jack: No, tell me. Tell me!
      Kate: I was doing something for him.
      Jack: For who?
      Kate: For Sawyer.

    • (Jack is talking to Hurley)
      Jack: Why aren't you taking your meds?
      Hurley:Cause we're dead...all of us, all the Oceanic Six. We're all dead. We never got off that island.

    • (Kate is walking Jack to the stretcher)
      Kate: So, it looks like I'm gonna be your nurse.
      Jack: Wouldn't be the first time. (Kate smiles remembering) Listen, ahm, if something happens to me...
      Kate: Shut up, Jack.
      Jack: (smiles) Fair enough.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Belgium: September 29, 2008 on VT4
      Ireland: May 5, 2008 on RTE Two
      Norway: May 7, 2008 on TVNorge
      Australia: May 8, 2008 on Seven
      Denmark: May 9, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Sweden: May 14, 2008 on TV4
      The Netherlands: May 18, 2008 on Net 5
      Latin America: June 9, 2008 on AXN
      Spain: July 3, 2008 on FOX
      Italy: August 25, 2008 on Rai 2
      Czech Republic: September 14, 2008 on AXN
      Hungary: September 14, 2008 on AXN

    • The title refers to a line Bernard has, in which he asks Jack whether or not he would rather be "dreaming about something nice back home" (in reference to the chloroform he is trying to get Jack to use).

    • John Terry, as Christian Shephard appears on this episode, but it was not listed in the ABC Press release.

    • Although credited, Harold Perrineau (Michael), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Michael Emerson (Ben), Naveen Andrews (Sayid) and Terry O'Quinn (Locke) don't appear.

    • This flash forward takes place after Kate's trial in "Eggtown", but before Jack attempts to commit suicide in the season 3 finale, "Through the Looking Glass."

    • This is a flash-forward episode.

    • A Jack-centric episode

  • Allusions

    • A Christmas Carol

      Hurley relays a message from Charlie, a spectre, telling Jack that someone is going to be visiting him. This is very similar to a scene in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" where Jacob Marley's spirit tells Ebenezer Scrooge he will be visited by three spirits.

    • Sixteen Candles: Sawyer calls Miles "Donger", referring to a weird foreign exchange student in this 1984 coming-of-age movie.

    • Star Wars: Jack steps on a Millennium Falcon toy. Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars series in which the Millenium Falcon appears in, was raised by his uncle, as Aaron is being raised by his uncle as revealed in this episode.

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