Season 4 Episode 13

There's No Place Like Home (2)

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 29, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Ben: Whoever moves the island can never return. So I'd like you to get on the elevator John and go back up. Richard and my people will be waiting 2 miles east of the Orchid, ready, willing and able to share what they know...and then they will follow your every word. ... Goodbye John. I'm sorry I made your life so miserable.
      (Locke and Ben shake hands)
      Locke: What do I tell em to do?
      Ben: You'll find your way John. You always do.

    • Jack: What are you doing?
      Ben: Didn't you tell him?
      Locke: I tried.
      Ben: Sayid and Kate are waiting for you at the helicopter. I understand that your people from the beach are being brought to the freighter even as we speak.
      Jack: What?

    • Locke: It's not an island. It's a place where miracles happen. And--and--if you--if you don't believe that, Jack, if you can't believe that, just wait till you see what I'm about to do.
      Jack: There's no such thing as miracles.
      Locke: Well... we'll just have to see which one of us is right.

    • Jack: What did you wanna talk to me about, John?
      Locke: I want you to reconsider leaving the island, Jack. I would like you to stay.
      Jack: You'd like me to stay.
      Locke: Yeah, that's right.
      Jack: You threw a knife into the back of an unarmed woman. You led half of our people across the island and got most of them killed.
      Locke: Well, Jack, you put a gun to my head and you pulled the trigger. I was hoping we could let bygones be bygones.
      Jack: Well, I' tell you what. You stay here in your little greenhouse, but the rest of us are going home.
      Locke: But you're not supposed to go home.
      Jack: And what am I supposed to do? Oh, I think I remember. What was it that you said on the way out to the hatch--that crashing here was our destiny?
      Locke: You know, Jack. You know that you're here for a reason. You know it. And if you leave this place, that knowledge is gonna eat you alive from the inside out... until you decide to come back.

    • Sawyer: What the hell they talkin' about in there, anyway?
      Hurley: I don't know. Leader stuff?

    • Michael's Mother: Are you Hurley?
      Hurley: Yeah.
      Michael's Mother: Are you dangerous?
      Hurley: I'm sorry. Do I know you?
      Michael's Mother: No, you don't know me... but you know my grandson.

    • Ben: Thank you for coming, Richard.
      Richard: My pleasure.

    • (Kate runs out of jungle)
      Keamy: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. You're good right there.

    • Keamy: Hey! How'd he get the toolbox?
      Lapidus: Damn.
      Keamy: Who gave you the toolbox, Frank?
      Lapidus: Well--
      Keamy: Hey!

    • Keamy: So tell me something, Ben. What is it that makes you so important, hmm? I'm curious. I'm curious as to why Mr. Widmore would pay me so much money just to come out here and capture you and bring you back alive.
      Ben: Charles Widmore tell you to kill my daughter?

    • Jack: What are you doing in here?
      Locke: There's a--a DHARMA station below us, and, um, I'm looking for a way to get in.
      Jack: Get in and do what?
      Locke: Hugo, James, would you mind if I spoke to Jack alone?
      Jack: Don't bother. We just came back for Hurley. Let's go.
      Locke: Jack, you need to hear what I have to say--
      Jack: What I need to do is to walk back to the chopper, get on it, and get the rest of our people off this island.
      Hurley: Uh, dude, probably not the best idea right now. Those Rambo guys are taking Ben to that helicopter. He surrendered himself to 'em about an hour ago.
      Jack: Now why the hell would he do that?

    • Desmond: There's enough C4 here to blow up a bloody aircraft carrier. When I was in the army... I did six months' explosive ordnance disposal, which, as the saying goes, is just enough time to learn how to blow yourself up.
      Michael: Is it on a timer? And why hasn't it gone off yet?
      Desmond: This is a--a radio receiver. It's... it's like a walkie-talkie. You send it a signal, and, uh... it--it triggers a bomb remotely.
      Jin: So can we... turn off?
      Desmond: This is a... this is a trip wire. Move it, and... boom. This is dummy wiring. If you cut the wrong one... boom. This is multiple firing systems. You disable one, and the next one... boom. Uh, this... battery's the power source. If you disconnect it...
      Jin: Boom.

    • Sawyer: You all right?
      Hurley: Dude, you came back. How'd you know where I was?
      Jack: It's good to see you, Hurley.
      Hurley: Yeah. Yeah, man. You, too.
      Jack: So where the hell is he?

    • Sawyer: You might wanna slow down a little, 'cause you look like you're about to keel over, Doc.
      Jack: I'm fine.
      Sawyer: Of course you're fine. You're always fine.

    • Ben: What was the arrangement?
      Richard: They help us free you, and we let them off the island.
      Ben: Fair enough. The helicopter is yours. You and Sayid have a safe journey back.
      Kate: So we can go? Off the island? That's it?
      Ben: That's it.

    • Sawyer: (to Jack) So what's the plan, Sundance?

    • Sawyer: Hey, Kenny Rogers. What you trying to do there, pick a lock?

    • Sayid: Excuse me Sir, sorry to bother you. Do you have the time please?
      Man in Car: Yeah. It's eight Fift-
      (Sayid shoots the man)

    • (Sawyer prods the dead mercenary on the ground with his rifle.)
      Sawyer: Did he say something to tick you off, freckles?
      Kate: I didn't kill that one.
      Sawyer: Which one DID you kill?

    • Walt: You know when you came back I was waiting for someone to come see me. But, nobody did.
      Hurley: Sorry.
      Walt: Do you know who did come see me? Jeremy Bentham. I don't understand why you're all lying.
      Hurley: We're lying because it's the only way to protect everyone who didn't come back.
      Walt: Like my dad.
      (Long pause)
      Hurley: Like your dad, yeah.

    • Kate: We have to go back? We HAVE to go BACK!? Who do you think you are!? You call me over and over again for two days straight, stoned on your pills, and you show up here with an obituary for Jeremy Bentham. When he came to me and I heard what he had to say, I knew he was crazy. But you, you believed him.
      Jack: (Whispers) Yes.
      Kate: Him, of all people.
      Jack: Yes, Kate, I did, because he said that it was the only way to keep you safe, you and Aaron.
      (Kate slaps Jack.)
      Kate: Don't you say his name! I still have to explain to him why you're not there to read to him, so don't you say his name!
      Jack: (Whispers) I'm sorry.
      Kate: I spent the last three years trying to forget all the horrible things that happened on the day that we left. How dare you ask me to go back!

    • Locke: Lie to them, Jack. If you do it half as well as you lie to yourself, they'll believe you.

    • (Ben approaches Locke who is still wandering around the greenhouse.)
      Ben: Couldn't find the Anthuriums, could you?
      Locke: I don't know what they look like.
      (Ben walks to a potted Anthurium on a shelf, shakes it for Locke's benefit, leans down and undoes the latch that releases the hidden elevator door.)

    • Locke: Ben, what did you do? You just killed everybody on that boat.
      Ben: So?

    • Hurley: Checkmate, Mr Eko.

    • Locke: I'm coming with you.
      Ben: No you're not.
      Locke: Jacob told me what to do.
      Ben: He told you what to do, not how to do it. He wants me to suffer the consequences.
      Locke: What consequences?
      Ben: Whoever moves the island, can never return.

    • Locke: Just wait till you see what I'm about to DO!

  • Notes

    • Malcolm David Kelley (Walt) passed from being credited as a "Special Guest Star", to recieving the "Guest Starring" credit.

    • This episode and Part 3 were nominated for a 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 30, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Norway: June 4, 2008 on TVNorge
      Sweden: June 4, 2008 on TV4
      Australia: June 5, 2008 on Network 7
      The Netherlands: June 8, 2008 on Net 5
      Latin America: June 30, 2008 on AXN
      Spain: July 24, 2008 on FOX
      Italy: September 1, 2008 on RAI 2
      Czech Republic: October 5, 2008 on AXN
      Hungary: October 5, 2008 on AXN
      Belgium: October 13, 2008 on VT4

    • Although credited, Emilie DeRavin (Claire) didn't appear.

    • This is a flash-forward episode.

    • An Oceanic Six-centric episode.

  • Allusions

    • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Rose calls Miles 'Shorty'. Shorty was Indiana Jones'oriental sidekick in the movie.

    • Jeremy Bentham: The pseudonym used in this episode refers to the British philosopher and economist (1748-1832) who advocated the concept of utilitarianism, which basically states that the moral worth of an action depends on the greatest good for the greatest amount of people. His work was very influential among the utopian socialists, who sought to build the perfect community.

      Jeremy Bentham was a philosopher heavily influenced by the work of the real John Locke (also a philosopher). He came up with the concept of the 'panopticon,' a circular prison where the inmates could be observed by a central observatory without them ever being able to tell if they're being watched or not. This would create a "sentiment of an invisible omniscience" that Bentham claimed would create "a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example."
      A simplified diagram of Bentham's concept looks very much like the symbol of the DHARMA Initiative.

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