In one of the scenes of this episode Ben (Michael Emerson) tells Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell) that she is his. Ironically, that would be the last scene Emerson and Mitchell shared on the show.
Goof: During Juliet and Ben's conversation over dinner, it is stated that Goodwin had been with the tail section survivors for three weeks and that Ethan had already been killed. However, Ethan was killed on day 29, more than four weeks after infiltrating the beach camp. Also, Goodwin actually died two days before Ethan.
Whispers can be heard when Juliet, Harper, and Jack are in the Jungle.
Right before Juliet runs into Harper in the jungle:
"Sarah is having another..."
"Is that the other woman?"
Right when Juliet runs into Harper in the jungle:
"Sarah is having another..."
"Did you hear that?"
"If she won't save us then who is?"
"Sarah, somebody's coming"
"There is somebody coming"
"Hold on one second"
"There is somebody coming"
After Jack runs into Juliet and Harper:
"Sarah, it's someone we know. Sarah, it's someone we know"
"I'm not answering"
"We have our answer"
"Can we trust her?""
Finally, a very faint whisper can be heard right before Juliet uses the pulley door contraption at the Tempest Station.
After giving him his food, Locke told Ben that he'd come back in 15 minutes for it. 15 is one of "The Numbers".
As of this episode, Tom is the only Other besides Ethan that has appeared on every season.
The chemical gas that Daniel and Charlotte disable in the Tempest station is the same gas Ben used to purge the DHARMA Initiative in "The Man Behind the Curtain."
Harper appears in front Juliet and Jack sees her too. This is the first time the mysterious appearence of a character from someone's past has been witnessed by more than one person.
Island events take place on 24th and 25th of December 2004. It's days 94 and 95 for the survivors.
As of this episode we find out that yet another character has father issues. Tom/ Mr. Friendly tells Juliet that Harper had him "crying about [his] daddy".
When the Others watch Oceanic 815 crashing from the Barracks, Harper is standing near Goodwin. However, when the same scene was shown in "A Tale of Two Cities", no one was standing between Goodwin and Ethan.
The scenes in The Tempest Station were shot at the World War II bunkers on the south side of Kualoa Ranch.
One of Harper's diplomas displayed on the wall has the Hanso Foundation symbol.
Ben was listening to the same opera music that Juliet listened to while eating ice cream with Goodwin in "One of Us".
Juliet: (pause) Because he thinks that I'm his. And he knows how I feel about you.
(Jack walks up to Juliet, and kisses her)
Jack: He knows where to find me.
Juliet: You knew this would happen. You sent him out here because you knew this would happen. You wanted this! You wanted him to die! Why?
Ben: Why? You're asking me why? After everything I did to get you here, after everything I've done to keep you here - how can you possibly not understand...that you're mine!
Jack: What happened?
Jack: At Locke's, why did you stay?
Kate: I stayed because I had to find something out.
Jack: You gonna tell me or are we gonna keep walking through the jungle like it doesn't matter? (she stops walking and Jack walks up to her and faces her)
Kate: I stayed to find out if the people on the freighter know who I am. If they knew that I'm a fugitive, that I'm wanted for murder.
Jack: Do they?
Kate: Yeah, they know.
Locke: You do remember what Charlie said about these people.
Claire: All Charlie said was whose boat it isn't. Don't you wanna know whose boat it is?
Claire: I wanna know what's going on with Miles.
Locke: Right now, not a whole lot. I'm... bringing him food and water until he decides to talk.
Claire: I'd like to talk to him myself.
Locke: And why would you want to do that?
Claire: John, we have to find out who these people are and where they came from and why they're not interested in rescuing us.
Locke: And you don't think I'm gonna get that out of him?
Claire: No, I... I just think we might be taking the wrong approach. I mean, you killed one, Ben shot one, and now we're holding one prisoner. You know, it's not hard to understand why they might think we're hostile. I might be just a little less intimidating.
Locke: It's not gonna happen, Claire.
Sun: He saw them going into the jungle.
Jack: Why didn't he say anything?
Jin: You said... they are friends.
Sun: Aren't they?
Juliet: Ben, this is amazing. Seriously, you shouldn't have gone to all the trouble. I'm only gonna be here for six months.
Ben: Right, of course. But... we want you to feel at home.
Juliet: Ben, I thought this was a dinner party.
Ben: Just you and me. Oh, I guess I should've made that clearer.
Juliet: ...No. It's fine. I--I hope you like dinner rolls.
Ben: I do indeed.
Ben: Who are we to question who's on the list and who's not?
Charlotte: Juliet... look me in the eye and tell me you are certain that Benjamin Linus wouldn't use this gas to kill everyone on this island! We know he's used it before. If you wanna stop us, you're gonna have to shoot us both.
Juliet: You wanna release the gas? You'll die with the rest of us.
Dan: No, no, no. I--I'm not trying to release them. I'm trying to--I'm trying to render it inert. Juliet, I just wanna make it safe.
Juliet: I would never hurt him.
Harper: Look, I am not talking about you. I am talking about Ben.
Jack: Hey! Who are you?
Harper: I'm an old friend of Juliet's. I just told her where the people you are looking for are headed. Maybe you and your gun can go too.
Juliet: (asks about Goodwin) You wanted him to die! Why?
Ben: Why? You're asking me why? After everything I did to get you here, after everything I've done to keep you here, how can you possibly not understand, that you're mine!
Locke: How does Widmore know about the island?
Ben: I don't know, but he does.
Locke: What does he want?
Ben:John, three months ago in Gainesville, Florida, the virgin mary seemed to appear in a patch of mold on the side of an old housing complex. When the word got out, over 5,000 people came to see her face for themselves. You've survived an airline crash on this island. One minute, you're in a wheelchair. The next minute, you're doing jumping jacks. If 5,000 people came out to see a piece of mold, how many people do you think would come here to see you?
Ben: We have a deal, right?
Locke: How do I know you're not gonna run off and meet your people first chance you get?
Ben: If my people still wanted me John, they would've stormed this camp long ago.
Juliet: (about Daniel and Charlotte) How am I supposed to stop them?
Harper: By pointing the gun and pulling the trigger.
Juliet: (to Jack) Don't you understand? These people came here to wage war against Ben, and Ben's gonna win. Jack, and when he does, you don't wanna be anywhere near me.
Jack: Why not?
Juliet: Because he thinks that I'm his. And he knows how I feel about you.
(Sawyer and Hurley see Ben coming out of Locke's house carrying clothes)
Sawyer: What the hell you are doin' out?
Ben: (smiling) See you guys at dinner.
Ben: Charles Widmore wants to exploit this island and he'll do everything in his power to get to it.
Harper: (to Juliet) I see you and my husband have become friends. When did you start sleeping with him?
Harper: I came to deliver a message from Ben. The two people you're looking for, they're headed to the Tempest. And if they figure out how to deploy that gas, then everyone on the island is going to die.
Juliet: Why don't you stop them?
Harper: Because Ben wants you to go.
Juliet: How does Ben know where they are if he's prisoner?
Harper: Ben is exactly where he wants to be.
Jack: (regarding Harper) You people have therapists?
Juliet: It's very stressful being an Other, Jack.
Juliet: I'm sure there are things from your past that you'd rather not talk about.
Jack: Yeah, you read them all in my file.
Juliet: Trust me, Jack, you don't wanna see my file.
(Ben picking at his plate)
Ben: Rabbit tonight?
Locke: I'm running out of chickens.
Ben: This one didn't have a number on by chance, did it?
Juliet: Please don't take this the wrong way, but I really don't think I need therapy.
Though credited, Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick), Michael (Harold Perrineau Jr.), Miles (Ken Leung) and Sayid (Naveen Andrews) do not appear in this episode.
International Air Dates:
Belgium: September 15, 2008 on VT4
Denmark: March 28, 2008 on Kanal 5
United Kingdom: March 09, 2008 on Sky One
Ireland: March 10, 2008 on RTE Two
New Zealand: March 19, 2008 on TV2
Norway: April 9, 2008 on TVNorge
Finland: April 17, 2008 on Nelonen
Czech Republic: May 11, 2008 on AXN
Spain: June 5, 2008 on FOX TV Spain
Italy: August 11, 2008 on Rai 2
Macedonia: November 22, 2008 on A1
This is the fourth episode that takes place completely on the island.
This is the first episode of the season to be a regular, old-fashioned flashback episode.
Ethan, played by William Mapother is mentioned and credited but not seen, despite the fact that he's present when the Others' witness the Plane Crash. This scene was edited to include glances between Juliet, Goodwin and Harper as Ben sends them on their missions to seek the survivors.
A Juliet-centric episode.
Ben plays Un bel di Vedremo (One Fine Day) from Madama Butterfly during dinner with Juliet.
The first lines of the song are "One fine day, we will see/Arising a strand of smoke/Over the far horizon on the sea."
When Jack finds Kate, he runs over to her and moves her before he ascertains what is wrong with her. As a spinal surgeon, he would certainly not risk aggravating injuries.
Ben is seen reading "Valis", a book by Philip K. Dick. He received it in the episode "Eggtown" from Locke. The book is about a man who thinks he's a messenger of God living in a world populated by strange people and holograms.
"The Tempest", which is mentioned as a control tower in this episode, is a famous play by William Shakespeare, like Lost it is about people cut off from civilization on a deserted island. A tempest is a heavy storm.
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