Season 3 Episode 22

Through the Looking Glass (1)

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 23, 2007 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • When Jack enters the funeral parlor, we see the portion of the casket that opens, to the right. It switches to the left (or the film is reversed) in the moments where Jack is walking towards it, and we only see the curtain in the background.

    • The two or three female whispers that Locke hears as he is about to shoot himself and seconds before Walt appears to him are very unclear. The most agreed upon interpretations are:

      "Help me"
      "Naomi. I don't know that name"
      "I have hell to pay"

    • Goof: In the opening scenes, the Losties all head south on the beach (sun is setting on the ocean) with the ocean to their right. This would indicate that they are traveling around the island counter-clockwise. However, after the break, the group is seen with the ocean to their left. This would indicate that they are now moving in the opposite direction. Even if they had reached the other side of the island, the ocean would still be on their right had they been traveling the same direction.

    • Ryan: Where are they? (he points his gun at Jin) Sayonara.

      Sayônara is Japanese for 'goodbye', not Korean as Jin speaks.

    • This episode is the first time we see Mikhail Bakunin without his eye patch on.

    • If the events on the Island are in fact taking place on Dec. 21 and 22, then that would be the Losties 91st and 92nd days on the Island.

    • Numbers:
      -The logo for The Looking Glass station is a white rabbit with an analog clock reading 8:15 (or 3:40).
      -Jack saves a 42 year old woman and her 8 year old kid from the car crash.
      -Jack had 8 stitches in his forehead.

    • In the flash-forward, when Sarah enters the emergency room, on the back of the door is a Spanish-language CDC poster about folic acid, an important supplement to pregnant women. The headline is "Antes de que te des cuenta que estás embarazada..." ("Before you realize that you are pregnant...").

    • Goof: In the airplane Jack picks up the newspaper with his left hand. In the next scene he is picking it up with his right hand.

    • Goof: When Charlie is being beaten up in the looking glass, a streak of blood is down his right cheek which is there at one point and then not there when the women leave to call Ben.

    • Jack's newspaper was an issue of the L.A. Times April 5, 2007 folded at page B-4.

    • Rose: If you say 'live together, die alone' to me Jack I'm gonna punch you in your face.

      Rose is quoting Jack's famous speech from episode 1.05 when he says, "If we can't live together, we're going to die alone". Also, "Live Together, Die Alone" is the title of the season two finale.

    • The drug that Jack takes from the locked medicine cabinet in the hospital is Oxycodone. Oxycodone is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. It is a pain reliever. Oxycodone also has similar effects to morphine and heroin, and appeals to the same abuse community.

    • The executive producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, who also wrote this episode, make separate voice cameos. Damon, as the captain apologizing for turbulence on the PA; Carlton, as the off-screen newsperson on "Action 8 News" describing the car crash.

    • During the opening scene of "...Looking Glass" Jack tears out an article from a Los Angeles newspaper. Later outside the Funeral Parlor he reads it. This is what could be determined: 'Los Angeles (Heading)
      Man found dead in downtown loft(subheading)
      The body of Jo*****entham of New York was found shortly after 4 a.m. in the ******** of Grand Avenue. '

    • In the opening scene Jack requests another drink but the stewardess refuses, instead she gives him a folded newspaper. He tosses it onto the empty seat next to him with the fold facing inwards to the rear of the seat. A few moments later when Jack fastens his seat belt the fold is still facing inwards. Then when he looks at the newspaper and reaches to pick it up the fold is magically facing outwards to the front of the seat.

    • The 'Looking Glass' (the latest DHARMA station) has a white rabbit for its symbol.

      White Rabbit is also the title of episode 1.05.

  • Quotes

    • Jack: You OK?
      Kate: Yeah, I just, had a rock in my shoe.
      Jack: He didn't mean it, you know.
      Kate: What?
      Jack: Sawyer. When he said that he didn't want you to go with him, he didn't mean it.
      Kate:If he didn't mean it, why'd he say it?
      Jack: I'm trying to protect you. That's why I asked you not to come back for me.
      Kate: Hey. Why are you sticking up for Sawyer, he'd never do it for you.
      Jack: Because I love you.

    • (Charlie sings and hums inaudibly)
      Bonnie: AH!! I told you to shut up!!!
      Charlie: You know when you get a tune stuck, in your head? This song just started coming to me, its almost finished. Just need to find the bridge. (Hums and sings inaudibly again)
      Bonnie: Get the speargun!
      Greta: What, why?
      Bonnie: Cause I want it to hurt.
      Greta: No, Ben said...
      Bonnie: You don't wanna get it, I will.
      (Bonnie heads to where Desmond is hiding)
      Greta: Bonnie.
      Charlie: Oi, oi oi, no! I'll, I'll shut up, I'll shut up, I'll shut up, I'll shut up!

    • Jack: Don't do anything stupid.
      Juliet: I won't if you won't.

    • Jack: Sawyer, it's a suicide mission without guns.
      Juliet: I know where there are some guns. There's a hidden cache, a couple of miles from here. I can take us back to the beach on a route past it.
      Jack: Juliet, you don't have to do that.
      Juliet: Yeah, Jack, I kinda do.
      Sawyer: Let's do this.

    • Sawyer: Look you got a job to do here. I ain't gonna stand in your way of doing it. And you sure as hell don't need me.
      Jack: What do you think you're gonna get done, Alone and unarmed?
      Kate: He won't be alone, I'll go with him.
      Sawyer: No!
      Kate: Twenty minutes ago you weren't even interested in going, and now all of a sudden you're telling Jack I'm...
      Sawyer: I didn't wanna go with you.

    • Sawyer: I'm going back.
      Jack: What?
      Sawyer: I'm going back to the beach.
      Jack: No way. We keep moving.
      Sawyer: I ain't asking permission.

    • Desmond: Charlie! Bloody hell! You all right?
      Charlie: Not for long if you don't get out of here. You have to hide, Des, hide, hide, there's people in there! Quick, hide hide hide. Go go go! Hide hide hide.
      (The women hear him)
      Bonnie: Who's he talking to?
      Charlie: (Singing) I feel like standing.... stupid people....
      Bonnie: Who are you talking to?
      Charlie: I wasn't talking to anyone, I was just singing. (Sings) You all everybody! You all everybody! You all everybody! You all everybody!
      (Bonnie hits Charlie across the face)
      Bonnie: Shut up!
      Charlie: Right, OK, you got it.

    • Kate: You know. They sent Juliet to check out Sun, but she was there to check and see if I'm pregnant too.
      Sawyer: Well let's hope you're not.

    • Kate: What's the matter with you?
      Sawyer: Nothing.
      Kate: (Sarcastically) Nothing?
      Sawyer: I'm fine.
      Kate: Why don't you just tell me what happened? (She splashes him with water from the stream)
      Sawyer: What you do that for?
      Kate: To wake you up. Ever since you got that tape from Locke its like you've been sleepwalking. You don't care about our friends, fine, but it's like you don't care about anything anymore.

    • Richard: We're going to the radio tower?
      Ben: Not we, Richard, me. You're going to take everyone to the temple as planned.
      Richard: Now might not be the best time to go tromping off on your own.
      Ben: Oh really and why not?
      Richard: Because people are asking questions, Ben. About leaving home, about what happened to Locke, about Jacob. Not to mention the rapidly spreading rumor that everyone that went down to the beach is dead.
      Ben: They're not all dead.

    • (Jin is about to be shot)
      Bernard: No, wait. No!
      Jin: No. No talk.
      Bernard: No please.
      Tom: You talk to me, nobody will get hurt. Now tell me where your people are.
      Sayid: He's lying, he's going to kill us all any... (Sayid get knocked out)
      Ryan: Where are they? (he points his gun at Jin)
      Ryan: Sayonara.
      Bernard: A radio tower. They're hiking to a radio tower.
      Tom: Why in the hell are they going there?
      Bernard: A woman, parachuted here. She has a satellite phone and they're gonna call her ship.

    • Tom: They're not talking.
      Ben: Who do you have?
      Tom: Jarrah, Kwon, and the dentist.
      Ben: Shoot Kwon.
      Tom: What?
      Ben: If you want them to answer questions, kill Kwon, do it now!
      Jin: (Speaks Korean to Tom)
      Ryan: I don't know what that means, but I'm sure its lovely.

    • Ben: What?
      Tom: They're all dead. Diane, Ivan, all of em, dead. And Shephard and his people, they're all gone.
      Ben: Gone, gone where?
      Tom: I don't know. Did you hear me? They killed seven of our...
      Ryan: Tom! Calm down and tell him the good news.
      Ben: What good news?
      Tom: We caught three of em. The one's who stayed behind to blow up the tents. Ben, they knew we were coming?
      Ben: It was Juliet. She betrayed us.
      Tom: What?
      Ben: Just figure out where she is, Tom!

    • Sun: Why were there only two explosions?
      Jack: Maybe they didn't have to blow the third tent.
      Rose: But those gunshots, what was that all...
      Jack: He's OK, Rose.
      Sun: Do you believe that?
      Jack: Listen, they had no idea that we were waiting for them. And Sayid's with your husbands, they're gonna be fine and they're gonna be a couple of hours behind us.

    • Ben: Mikhail, you need to go down to The Looking Glass and find out what Charlie Pace is doing down there.
      Mikhail: You told us The Looking Glass was inoperable, flooded.
      Ben: I lied. Mikhail, I need you to go, now!
      Mikhail: I can be there by dawn. But if Juliet told them about The Looking Glass, what else did she tell them?

    • Bonnie: It's Bonnie. Ben are you there? Can you hear me, Ben?
      Ben: Why are you breaking radio silence?
      Bonnie: One of them's down here.
      Ben: I'm sorry, what?
      Bonnie: We have him tied up, but he's here. One of them swam down here.
      Ben: Who? Which one?
      Bonnie: He won't tell us.
      Charlie: It's Charlie! Tell him I said hi!
      Ben: How does he know about the station?
      Bonnie: He said Juliet told them.
      Ben: All right, sit tight and don't do anything. I'm sending help.

    • Kate: Something's wrong.
      Sawyer: Lots of things are wrong, Kate.
      Kate: Jin, Bernard, Sayid, they should have caught up to us by now. I want to go back to make sure they're all right.
      Sawyer: Of course you do.
      Kate: What's that supposed to mean?
      Sawyer: It means, Kate, there's always something to go back for.

    • Bonnie: So what's the code?
      Charlie: What?
      Bonnie: Oh, Charlie, if you're going to turn off the jamming equipment you're going to need the code. And only three people know about it. Me, her, and Ben.
      Charlie: Well, guess I won't need the code, since this entire station is going to be flooded anyway. I'll just turn off your little jammer and the helicopters come and rescue all my friends.
      Bonnie: But if this station floods, what happens to you?
      Charlie: I die.

    • Bonnie: I'm going to ask you this one more time. Why are you here?
      Charlie: I'm here to turn off your jamming equipment, in there, next to the flashing yellow light.
      Greta: How did you know about that?
      Charlie: I know, because I know. Whatever you ladies do to me, I'm going to turn it off.
      Bonnie: You are, huh?
      Charlie: I most definitely am.

    • Charlie: (to Bonnie and Greta) I came in my invisible submarine. Don't you see it?

    • Sawyer: So, you screwing Jack yet?
      Juliet: No, are you?

    • Sawyer: So, when you pulled us out of those polar bear cages and put us on the chain gang, what the hell did you have us breaking all those rocks for anyway?
      Juliet: We were building a runway.
      Sawyer: A runway? For what?
      Juliet: The aliens.

    • Charlie: Here's a better question to ask Cyclops. Why did your little friend Ben tell you people that this entire station was flooded, when it isn't? Or, why these two have been jamming transmissions off the island.

    • Rose: If I told you I would help you with your S.O.S. sign, would you change your mind?
      Bernard: No, mam.
      Rose: Then I want you to say it again.
      Bernard: Rose!
      Rose: Say it, Bernard!
      Bernard: I'm a dentist, I am not Rambo.
      Rose: And don't you forget it!

    • Naomi: Jack, can I ask you a question?
      Jack: Sure.
      Naomi: What did you do for a living before you became Moses?

    • Sawyer: All they've got left is three guys and four guns.
      Juliet: And all we've got, James, are two people and no guns.

    • Hurley: (To Sawyer and Juliet) I just want to help. Please?

    • Jack: Don't do anything stupid.
      Juliet: I won't if you won't.

    • Kate: (To Sawyer) And since when did you start calling me Kate?

    • Jack: (trying to comfort Rose and Sun) Listen, they had no idea we were waiting for them. And Sayid's with your husbands. They're gonna be fine and they're gonna be a few hours behind us.
      Sun: Then we should wait for them here. You go on, I'll -
      Jack: (interrupting)No, no one gets left behind.
      Rose: If you say 'live together, die alone' to me Jack, I'm going to punch you in your face.

  • Notes

    • James LeSure (Dr. Hamill) and Marsha Thomason (Naomi Dorrit) were both together in the NBC series "Las Vegas".

    • This two-part episode was nominated for two 2008 Golden Reel Awards for Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR for Long Form Television and for Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley for Long Form Television. This two-part episode was nominated for a 2008 Prism Award for Drama Episode. This two-part episode was nominated for a 2008 Eddie Award for Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Commercial Television. This two-part episode was nominated for a 2008 Excellence in Production Design Award for Television - Single Camera Television Series. This two-part episode was nominated for a 2008 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night.

    • This episode was submitted for consideration in the categories of "Outstanding Drama Series" and "Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series" for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: June 20, 2007 on Kanal 5
      Belgium: November 12, 2007 on VT4
      The Netherlands: November 23, 2007 on Net 5
      Spain: Monday December 17, 2007 on FOX TV Spain
      Finland: Thursday January 10, 2008 on Nelonen
      Macedonia: Sunday January 20, 2008 on A1
      Switzerland: Monday January 28, 2008 on SF ZWEI
      The Czech Republic: Sunday February 3, 2008 on TV Nova
      Lithuania: Thurday February 7, 2008 on LTV
      Germany: Monday February 11, 2008 on Pro 7
      Greece: Monday October 6, 2008 on ET1

    • The hospital scenes with Sarah were filmed on the set of Grey's Anatomy, another ABC show.

    • Malcolm David Kelly is credited as a "Special Guest Star".

    • The third season finale of LOST finished filming on May 7, 2007.

    • A Jack-centric episode.

  • Allusions

    • Cyclops: Charlie calls Mikhail Bakunin a Cyclops, after the one-eyed giants of Greek mythology.

    • The Other's location on Ben's map is shown as "Pascal Flats", which is probably a reference to the philosopher Blaise Pascal, respectively one of his theories (Pascal's Wager)

    • Rose: Say it, Bernard!
      Bernard: I'm a dentist, I am not Rambo.

      John Rambo is the lead character of a saga of popular action films starring Sylvester Stallone.

    • Episode title: The 'Looking Glass' (the latest DHARMA station) has a white rabbit for its symbol. This is an allusion to the title of the episode, "Through The Looking Glass", which is also the name of the sequel to the novel Alice in Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland tells the tale of a young girl following a rabbit into a hole and discovering a brand new world.

    • Naomi: Jack, can I ask you a question?
      Jack: Sure.
      Naomi: What did you do for a living before you became Moses?

      Moses is a Biblical leader whose story is told in the Old Testament book of Exodus. He was commanded by God to deliver the Hebrew nation from slavery in Egypt. Using power given to him by God, he parted the Red Sea to allow the people to pass through on dry ground. He then led them through 40 years of wandering in the wilderness prior to reaching the promised land of Canaan.