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Lost/There's No Place Like Home (2)
There's No Place Like Home (2) is the thirteenth and fourteenth episodes of the fourth season of Lost, and the eighty-fifth and eighty-sixth episodes overall.
As the face-off between the survivors and the freighter people continues, the Oceanic Six find themselves closer to rescue.
Starring: Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), Jeremy Davies (Daniel), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Michael Emerson (Ben), Matthew Fox (Jack), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Ken Leung (Miles), Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Rebecca Mader (Charlotte), Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet), Terry O'Quinn (Locke), Harold Perrineau (Michael).
Guest Starring (Episode 4x13): Anthony Azizi (Omar), L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Nestor Carbonell (Richard), Starletta DuPois (Mrs. Dawson), Kevin Durand (Keamy), Jeff Fahey (Frank), Malcolm David Kelley (Walt).
Co-Starring (Episode 4x13): none
- Did Michael and Jin die in the freighter explosion?
- Why does Miles decide to stay on the island?
- Was Charlotte born on the island? What is her connection to it?
- Why does the orientation tape rewind itself before the experiment?
- Why does moving the island send the mover to the Sahara Desert?
- Where did the island go?
- What happened to Daniel and the refugees in the raft?
- Why does Sun align herself with Mr. Widmore?
- Why doesn't Claire want Aaron to return to the island?
- Why won't the island allow the Oceanic Six to return individually?
- Are Walt, Aaron and Desmond included in the group the island wants?
- How did Locke get back to the mainland?
- How did Locke die?
- Jack went to John Locke's funeral. (3x22 - Through the Looking Glass)
- Jack wants to go back to the island because he has a bad conscience about leaving behind the other crash survivors, especially after Locke told him that "some very bad things happened" because he left. (3x22 - Through the Looking Glass)
- The polar bear being sent to Tunisia was likely a side-effect of moving the island. (4x02 - Confirmed Dead)
- Jack is making up the story about Kate to protect the people who were left behind on the island. (4x04 - Eggtown)
- Kate has Aaron because Claire did not make it off the island before it was moved. (4x04 - Eggtown)
- Ben was shunted into the Sahara Desert after he turned the wheel which moves the island. (4x09 - The Shape of Things to Come)
- Ben was wearing a parka to combat the cold in the Orchid's lower chamber. (4x09 - The Shape of Things to Come)
- Ben injured his arm when he fell off the frozen ladder in the Orchid. (4x09 - The Shape of Things to Come)
- Ben believes that Widmore can't find the island because he moved it. (4x09 - The Shape of Things to Come)
- Kate made the promise to Sawyer on the helicopter before he dived out. His whisper is barely audible, but "I have a daughter in Alabama, you need to find her. Tell her I'm sorry" appears to be what was said. (4x10 - Something Nice Back Home)
- Jack didn't actively save Kate; they were merely lucky enough to be on the helicopter together. (4x10 - Something Nice Back Home)
- The device strapped to Keamy's arm was a heart frequency monitor that would detonate a bomb on the freighter if he was killed. (4x11 - Cabin Fever)
- The island is moved by turning a wheel hidden in a chamber behind the underground Orchid station. (4x11 - Cabin Fever)
The Cursed Numbers
- The rabbit in the Orchid's orientation video is labeled as 15.
- Sayid kills the man in the car at 8:15.
- The building across from the funeral parlor is number 1658.
- Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sun, Sayid, Aaron, Desmond and Frank Lapidus make it off the island and are discovered by Penny's boat.
- Desmond and Penny are reunited.
- The island is moved to a different, so far unknown location.
- As Ben moves the island, he is transported off the island to Tunisia and 299 days into the future.
- John Locke becomes the new leader of the Others.
- Keamy's men are killed by the Others with help from Sayid and Kate.
- Keamy is killed by Ben.
- The freighter explodes.
- Standing right next to the bomb as it explodes, Michael is killed.
- ARG Commercial: During a commercial break in Part 3 of the episode, an advertisement for Octagon Global Recruiting was broadcast, sponsored by ABC. The company is advertising a recruitment drive between July 24 and 27 in San Diego, which coincides with the San Diego ComicCon. A website URL, OctogonGlobalRecruiting.com, was shown on screen during the commercial.
Behind the Scenes
- Alternate Endings: In addition to the televised ending with Locke in the coffin, two more possible endings were shot, likely as misinformation so that the true ending would not be leaked. These endings were broadcast the morning after season finale on Good Morning America, one showing Sawyer in the coffin and the other showing Desmond.
- Covert Filming: The scenes with Alan Dale in London were actually shot in London. At the time, Dale was appearing as King Arthur in a West End production of Spamalot. In order to keep the finale under wraps, the scenes were shot in secret. Dale did not know the plot of the episode and said that "the wording, the title and all the headings on the scripts were changed. Only [he] knew they were the Lost scripts, along with the director." This was also done for the scenes with Ben and Charles Widmore in The Shape of Things to Come. They are, as of the end of the fourth season, the only scenes to be shot outside of the United States.
Allusions and References
- Gouge Away: The song that Jack listens to on the way to the funeral parlor is "Gouge Away" by the Pixies. It is the 15th song on the band's debut album Doolittle, released in 1989. The song itself is fashioned after the biblical story of Samson and Delilah, in which Samson—a Herculian figure whose superhuman power is connected to the length of his hair—is betrayed by Delilah, who shaves his head and hands him, now powerless, over to his enemies. They gouge out Samson's eyes, hence the title, and chain him to two pillars. However, Samson's hair regrows and, with a modicum of his power returned, he pulls down the pillars and kills both himself and his captors by collapsing the stronghold.
- Jeremy Bentham: The alias that Locke uses is another reference to a well-known philosopher. Jeremy Bentham was an advocate of utilitarianism, a philosophy which is often simplified to "the greatest good for the greatest number." Bentham was a progressive thinker and also supported animal rights, equal rights to women and abolishing slavery. Posthumously, he is perhaps best known for an unusual request in his will which asked that his corpse be preserved and stored in a wooden cabinet (the "auto-icon"). This request was honored and the auto-icon has been on public display at University College London since 1850.