Season 6 Episode 6


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 02, 2010 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Omar and Keamy are the first two characters to be killed on screen in both the original timeline and sideways timeline.

    • When Sayid meets Nadia and they hug, she places her left arm on his shoulder to show viewers her wedding ring, in the next shot her arm is not on his shoulder.

    • When Keamy is making his fried eggs, there is clearly a piece of toast on the plate he places them on, along with several strips of bacon. However, when he moves the plate to the table, the toast has vanished.

    • In medicine, the term "Sundowning" refers to the phenomenon where people with psychosis or dementia become very agitated at dusk. At this time they are more likely to go wandering off away from safety when they are very confused.

    • At the hospital after Omar's mugging, Sayid and Nadia pass Jack, who is in his hospital scrubs, in the hallway.

    • Omar wakes up Sayid at 2:30 am. 23 is one of The Numbers.

    • When Sayid is fixing the vase, he goes to pick up the broken piece, the camera switches and shows him putting down the glue instead.

    • The minivan parked outside Omar's house has the same license plate as Jack's jeep (2SAQ321).

    • Based on the episode title and previously followed pattern of Season 6 matching Season 1 centricity, the producers may have intended us to anticipate this as a Sun centric episode, when in fact it was centered around Sayid.

  • Quotes

    • Sayid: Who are you?
      Jin: No English.

    • Miles: Oh, that Australian chick's back.
      Kate: Wait, what?
      Miles: You know that blonde, with the baby.
      Kate: Claire?
      Miles: Right, Claire. She just strolled in here couple hours ago, acting all weird... Still hot, though.

  • Notes

    • Music:

      Catch a Falling Star - this 1957 song (originally sung by Perry Como) is sung by Claire in The Hole and played after the temple is destroyed.

      This song appeared in one form or another several times, always connecting Aaron and Claire.

    • Andrea Gabriel (Nadia) becomes the second guest star to appear in all 6 seasons of Lost, after L. Scott Caldwell (Rose).

    • Nestor Carbonell (Richard), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), and Josh Holloway (Sawyer) do not appear in this episode.
      Matthew Fox (Jack) only appears in the Flash-sideways storyline without any lines. Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) only appears in the Flash-sideways storyline.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 2, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: March 5, 2010 on Sky1
      Portugal: March 9, 2010 on Fox
      Spain: March 9, 2010 on FOX
      Australia: March 10, 2010 on 7TWO
      Latin America: March 16, 2010 on Canal AXN
      Finland: March 25, 2010 on Nelonen
      Norway: April 7, 2010 on TVNorge
      Germany: April 24, 2010 on FOX
      Sweden: May 5, 2010 on TV4
      Czech Republic: May 10, 2010 on AXN

    • This is the second episode name that has a character combined with down. The other one was the season 2 episode Lockdown.

    • A Sayid-centric episode.

  • Allusions

    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: Sayid is recruited by the Man in Black when the latter says he will be able to see Nadia again if he joins him. Sayid's first act after being recruited is going to the temple and killing Dogen which allows the Man in Black to enter killing the others. This is similar to when Anakin is told he will be able to save Padme if he converts to the Dark Side. Anakin's first act as a Sith is to go to the Jedi temple and to kill the younglings.

    • Shen ring: the hieroglyph tile on the wall in the temple hallway that Ilana pushes to open the secret passage is a Shen ring. The Shen ring is an ancient Egyptian symbol of eternity and protection. In ancient Egypt, the Shen Ring also represents dual concepts of time; the cyclic line of periodicity and lineal time (into infinity).

    • Temptation of Christ: Sayid is approached in the jungle by the Man in Black who offers to reunite him with Nadia if he follows him. After being baptized, Jesus enters the wilderness and is approached by Satan who offers him dominion over the world if he follows him.

    • The Ten Plagues of Egypt - Passover: With Sayid warning the Temple people about the coming of the Man in Black, they can choose to stay or leave. Those who would leave would be spared, but those who stayed would die. The final plague in the Bible talks of God sending the Angel of Death to Egypt and would kill the firstborns, but would pass over those who stayed true to Him and obeyed him.