Season 2 Episode 22

Three Minutes

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 17, 2006 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The piece of paper that Mrs. Klugh gives to Michael with the four names, is seen twice in this episode. The first time is just before it is burned. If that image is reversed and compared to the scene later in the episode, it is clear that the handwriting is different.

    • Goof: When Charlie is throwing the statues filled with heroin into the ocean, he is shown throwing seven statues; however, there were only seven stored altogether in the armory (as shown in a previous episode), and one was broken to give Libby some relief from her pain.

    • Numbers:
      -The list given to Michael has 4 names in it.
      -The case that Charlie brings to Claire has 8 vials of the vaccine in it.
      -When Jack comes in the hatch to find Mr Eko, the number on the timer is 35 minutes. 35=23+8+4.

    • Island events in this episode take place on November 25th 2004. November 25th is Thanksgiving Day in the USA.

    • Although we were shown Alex in "Maternity Leave" and her identity was hinted, this is the episode where we are actually told that the girl is indeed Alex Rousseau, the daughter of Danielle Rousseau (aka 'the French Chick/Woman').

    • When you see Michael and Mr. Eko mopping up all the blood it is still red. It has been on the floor for more than a day, wouldn't it have gone brown by now?

    • When Zeke is chasing Michael, a tattoo of something (possibly the DHARMA logo) can be seen on the right side of his chest.

  • Quotes

    • Michael: John. I was hoping I could uh ... borrow one of these guns.
      Locke: Is it supposed to be a secret?
      Michael: Jack's asleep.
      Locke: Oh. More target practice?
      Michael: Yeah, well you know, just want to stay sharp. (Michael looks down at his watch)
      Locke: You got a date?
      Michael: No. Old habits, you know.
      Locke: Yes, I do.

    • Hurley: (At Libby's funeral) Libby was - she was, she - Libby was a psychologist, or psychiatrist, one of those. Either way, she probably helped a lot of people. She helped me. She was my friend. It's not fair that this happened to her. It's not. (to Michael) I'm going with you. Goodbye, Libby.

    • Jack: You were supposed to come right back. You were out in the jungle all night. What happened?
      Eko: We were unable to find Henry's trail.
      Jack: Yeah, I got that.

    • Michael: Hey, you're not coming.
      Sayid: Welcome back, Michael.
      Michael: Look, I know Sawyer told you, all right. But, it's not going to work. You're not coming.
      Sayid: And why is it that I'm not coming?
      Michael: Because you're going after the guy that escaped. And I'm going after my son.
      Sayid: Are you implying I'd let a desire for revenge compromise Walt's safety?
      Michael: I'm implying that I decide who stays and who goes; and you stay!

    • Michael: Ow, damn it!
      Pickett: Relax, just taking some blood.
      Michael: Taking some blood for what? Who are you people? Where's my son?
      Pickett: That's it; all done. See you in the funny pages.

    • Sawyer: Yeah, I told Sayid.
      Michael: You shouldn't have done that!
      Sawyer: Oh, well I'm sorry. I just figure if we're going to war, we'd want the one guy who's actually been in a war. That a problem?

    • Sawyer: (to Michael) Got some good news for you. Captain Arab's in too. Calvary rides at sunrise.

    • Eko: Charlie, would you do me a favor? I was hoping you could bring my things from the beach here.
      Charlie: What for? You moving in here? Fancy yourself a little bachelor pad?

    • Jack: It's Michael's call. He knows where we're going.
      Sayid: It is not his call, Jack. It's ours.
      Sawyer: (Handing Sayid a gun) Welcome aboard.

    • Pickett: (entering with Kate in a hood) Hey, look at what I found! She was following her friend about a half a click behind us.
      Tom: (To Michael) You make one sound, you'll never see your boy again.

    • Michael: You don't get to decide this. It's my son. It's my call. And that's the way it has to be.
      Jack: Then that's the way it'll be.

    • Jack: Michael, you sure you're in the best place to be making decisions for all of us right now?
      Michael: You got a son, Jack?

    • Jack: How long will it take us to get to their camp?
      Michael: We leave now, move fast? Middle of the night tomorrow. Look, they have no idea I know where they are. They won't be expecting us. So we get the guns and we go. Right now. Just the five of us.
      Jack: No, no, five is not enough. You said there's at least 20 of them. They've got our guns and we're not even sure if what you saw was ...
      Michael: Hey, I know what I saw! We take too many people, they'll hear us coming. I'm not taking a damn army across the island, Jack.

    • Michael: When ya gonna do it?
      Ms. Klugh: When am I going to do what?
      Michael: Kill me ... I've seen where you live, I know how to get here. You have been asking me questions I don't know the answer to for a week! I don't think my son is alive and ...
      Ms. Klugh: He is alive, Michael. He's standing outside right now.

    • Mr. Eko: (helping Michael clean the blood): For a brief time I served in a small parish in England. Every Sunday after Mass, I would see a young boy waiting in the back of the church. And then one day, the boy confessed to me that he had beaten his dog to death with a shovel. He said that the dog had bitten his baby sister on the cheek; and he needed to protect her. And he wanted to know whether he would go to hell for this. I told him that God would understand - that he would be forgiven, as long as he was sorry. But the boy did not care about forgiveness. He was only afraid that if he did go to hell ... that dog would be there waiting for him.

    • Jack: You're not coming, Sayid.
      Sayid: Excuse me?
      Jack: Michael wants to keep it small. Me, Kate, Hurley, and him.
      Sawyer: Yeah, well "him" says that even though Pippi Longstocking and the damned Grape Ape are ideal candidates for the Dirty Dozen - I'm just saying we might want to bring the Red Beret.

    • Michael: I have to get my son back.
      Jack: We're going to help you do that, Michael.
      Michael: It's got to be the way I said it, man. Just the five of us. Otherwise it won't work, it won't work.
      Jack: I promise, we're going to figure that out.
      Michael: No, I have already figured it out. It's got to be just the people who already know. You, me, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, that's it. Anybody else... look, it puts them in more danger.

    • Sawyer: (holds up a bottle of booze) How 'bout it, Doc? (Jack ignores him). C'mon, I thought the Irish drink when someone dies.
      Jack: I'm not Irish, Sawyer.
      Saywer: (takes a drink) Neither am I.

    • (Michael reading list)
      Michael: Who's James Ford?
      Ms. Klugh: I believe you know him as Sawyer.

    • Michael: Don't be scared, it's gonna be over real soon, I'm gonna get you outta here, okay?
      Walt: They're not who they say they are.
      Ms. Klugh: Walt!
      Walt: They're pretending!
      Ms. Klugh: You want me to put you in the room again?
      Michael: Pretending? Pretending what?
      Ms Klugh: That's it; we're done.

    • Sayid: I think Michael has been compromised... (Jack stops walking) Let's keep walking, Jack.
      Jack: What do you mean, "compromised?"
      Sayid: His actions are not those of a man who is telling the truth.
      Jack: Why would he lie to us?
      Sayid: Because I believe a father would do anything for his son, because I believe Michael may have freed Henry and because I believe he's leading you into a trap.
      Jack: You believe a lot, Sayid.
      Sayid: I also believed that Henry was one of them.

    • Sawyer: So what happened out there in the jungle?
      Jack: Exactly what he said happened. He found a camp...
      Sawyer: I ain't talking about Mike. You and Freckles. Before you found him, you were gone all night.
      Jack: We got caught in a net.
      Sawyer: What is that supposed to mean?
      Jack: It means, we got caught in a net.
      Sawyer: That what they're calling it these days?

    • Sawyer: (about Ana) I never even knew her last name. Ana-Lucia.
      Jack: It's Cortez.
      Sawyer: Cortez huh? Well there you go. I screwed her.
      Jack: What?
      Sawyer: That's how she got my gun, Ana. She jumped me. We got "caught in a net".
      Jack: Why are you telling me this Sawyer?
      Sawyer: Cause you're about the closest thing I got to a friend, doc. Cause she's gone. Well at least now we get to kill somebody.

    • Jack (about Michael): Alright, let's go talk to him.
      Sayid: No, he must continue to believe he's in control.
      Jack: Why the hell would we wanna do that?
      Sayid: So we can create an advantage.
      Jack: How?
      Sayid: I don't know yet, but we have one more night to figure that out.

    • Michael: If I do all this, if I do what you said...
      Ms. Klugh: You get your son back, and you both go free.
      Michael: And I want the boat!

    • Ms. Klugh: After you release our man, I'm gonna need you to do something else.
      Michael: Whatever you want.
      Ms. Klugh: I'm writing four names down, four of your friends. We need you to bring them here. You have to bring only these four people, Michael, just them. If you don't bring all the people on the list, you'll never see Walt again.
      Michael: Okay, okay.

    • Eko: Hello.
      Michael: (surprised) I didn't hear you come in, man.
      Eko: I left my shoes outside, they were muddy.
      Michael: Did you find him, Henry?
      Eko: No.

    • Charlie: (to Vincent after he brings him a Virgin Mary statue) Are you kidding me? Did someone put you up to this?

    • Sun: (looking at the graves/bodies) Who?
      Michael: Ana-Lucia and Libby.
      Sun: What happened?
      Michael: They were murdered.

    • Charlie: So you wake up in the middle of the night...grab your Jesus stick...you don't call, you don't even write!
      Eko (smiling): Sorry.. I had to work.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Watchmen: After taking a sample of Michael's blood, Pickett tells him, "See you in the funny pages." This is a direct reference to a line spoken by The Comedian in the graphic novel Watchmen.

    • The Dirty Dozen: Sawyer refers to possible members for an A-Mission as the "Dirty Dozen", after a group of unconventional and/or criminal heroes in this 1967 war film.

    • Special forces: Sawyer refers to Sayid as the "Red Beret". Red Berets are highly-trained military units that conduct specialized operations such as reconnaissance, unconventional warfare, and counter-terrorism actions.

    • Moby-Dick: Sawyer refers to Sayid as "Captain A-rab", a variation on Captain Ahab, a character in this 1851 novel by Herman Melville. Ahab is the tyrannical captain who is driven by a monomaniacal desire to kill the whale that maimed him.

    • The Great Grape Ape Show: Sawyer refers to Hurley as the "Damn Grape Ape". The Great Grape Ape Show was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that was broadcast from 1975 to 1978.

    • Pippi Longstocking. Sawyer refers to Kate as this main character from a series of popular children's books by Astrid Lindgren. Pippi is a nine-year-old girl, who lives with a complete lack of adult supervision. She is very unconventional, assertive, and extraordinarily strong.