ABC (ended 2010)




  • Season 5 Episode 14: The Variable

  • Daniel wears a jumpsuit with the name of "Joe" and job description of "Constructor".

  • The music Daniel is playing on the piano, both as a child and an adult is Chopin's "Fantaisie-Impromptu", which also was used as the basis for the song "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows", which was a hit both in the early and mid 1900s (1918 and 1946). The title of the adapted song may refer to the futility of what Dan's trying to do.

  • In the continuation of the scene from "Confirmed Dead" in which Daniel reacts to the news of the faked Oceanic Flight 815 crash, Daniel's hair is shoulder-length, whereas in that episode, he has short hair.

  • Widmore moves over a copy of a WIRED Magazine to sit on Faraday's couch. JJ Abrams guest-edited a recent edition of Wired, issue 17-05.

  • The revelation that it was Charles Widmore who staged the wreckage of Oceanic Flight 815 had been also given the previous week in the recap episode "Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6".

  • In this episode we learn that Eloise Hawking (Fionnula Flanagan) is/was one of the Others. Coincidentally, Fionnula Flanagan starred with Nichole Kidman in a 2001 movie called "The Others."

  • Season 5 Episode 13: Some Like It Hoth

  • Black and white:
    -Hurley's notebook has those colors.
    -Miles's black hair has a white stripe running through it when he visits his ailing mother.

  • When Miles is abducted in the van after getting his fish taco, he bargains with his abductors not to go to the Isand on the freighter in exchange for 3.2 million dollars. This is the exact sum he blackmails Ben for in Season 4 episode 4: Eggtown. In this episode, he is off the freighter and on the island. He offers Ben to tell Widmore Ben of his death in exchange for the money.

  • Numbers:
    -The time on the microwave at the beginning said "3:16". That's the number of the flight in which the Losties came back to the island.
    -The room where young Miles finds the dead body when he goes to the vending machine is Room 4. He finds the key under a rabbit which has the number 8 on its ear.
    -Naomi offered Miles $1.6 millions.
    -Miles was reading the March 14th, 1977 issue of Sports Illustrated. The cover of which reads, "After 23 years… NEW BOSS IN L.A. Tom Lasorda".
    -Sawyer asks Miles to delete the video from camera 4.

  • Goof: Miles has a moustach and goatee, but he did not in "Whatever happened, happened". However, no days have passed since the two episodes

  • When Miles is reading Hurley's script for The Empire Strikes Back he is reading the scene where Han and Chewbacca encounter the Imperial probe droid. In Hurley's script, Chewbacca shoots the probe droid with his crossbow. In the actual film, Chewbacca never shoots, he only growls to get the attention of the droid and then Han Solo shoots it from behind and destroys it. This could be a mistake or one of Hurley's "updates" to George Lucas's script and could be an allusion to the "Han Shoots First" controversy concerning changes Lucas made to A New Hope. In Hurley's updated script - Han doesn't shoot first, Chewbacca does.

  • The DHARMA worker is seen picking up The Swan station's hatch door with ease, yet in "Exodus, Part 2" it takes both Jack and Locke using their full strength to move it slightly and it's described as a "foot thick steel door".

  • The book that Pierre is reading to baby Miles is entitled "Me And Polar Bears".

  • Despite claiming to watch The Empire Strikes Back 200 times, Hurley does not remember that Luke Skywalker got his hand cut off before he knew that Darth Vader was his father.

  • The lesson Jack erased from the classroom board was about Ancient Egypt and hieroglyphs. Also when Jack is seen erasing the right section of the board, he puts a lot of effort into it, but it doesn't erase very well. The next two screen shots show the middle and left side of the board erased in a matter of seconds.

  • The Lisa computer in the security station was not in production until early 1983.

  • In one shot, Elmer is seen behind Kate. In the next shot which faces the opposite direction, he is seen behind Roger.

  • Miles closes the hatchback of the van when Chang tells him to wait at the Orchid. In the next scene, it's open again.

  • The periodic table on the wall in the Schoolhouse contained elements not yet discovered in 1977.

  • Season 5 Episode 12: Dead is Dead

  • When Ben has gone through his wardrobe, he is pulling a plug - or something similar - from the water. But his right hand switched from being in the air and resting on his knee between shots.

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epic adventure, ensemble cast, destiny, coping with death, alcoholism