Lost: Season 1, Episode 19

Deus Ex Machina (30 Mar. 2005)

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Locke thinks he knows how to get the hatch open, and he and Boone venture inland. Jack is reluctant to help Sawyer get glasses.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Littleton (credit only)
Shannon Rutherford (credit only)
Walt Lloyd (credit only)
Charlie Pace (credit only)


Locke and Boone build a trebuchet in an attempt to open the hatch, but Locke is injured when the trebuchet fails. Literally following a hallucination, Locke and Boone discover a small plane crashed high in a tree. Sawyer, suffering from severe headaches, is forced to turn to Jack for help. Written by Lynne Boris Johnston

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Swoosie Kurtz and Kevin Tighe, who play Locke's parents, are only 8 years older than Terry O'Quinn. See more »


Locke's mother describes him as being "immaculately conceived" because he has no father. However, the doctrine of immaculate conception does not refer to the virgin birth of Jesus (when Mary conceived Jesus without the aid of Joseph), but to the birth of Mary because Mary herself was free from original sin when she was conceived. "Immaculate" literally means "without stain", which in Christianity refers to original or ancestral sin with which all people are born. See more »


Jack: [Sawyer has been complaining about headaches; Jack is having a little fun with him while conducting an eye exam] Have you ever had sex with a prostitute?
Sawyer: What the hell's that got to do with anything?
Jack: Is that a yes?
Sawyer: [begrudgingly] Yes.
Jack: Have you ever contracted a sexually transmitted disease?
Jack: [Sawyer glares at him] I'll take that as another "yes". When was the last outbreak?
Sawyer: Go to hell, Doc.
Kate: [Sawyer leaves] I know he deserved it, but...
Jack: He needs glasses.
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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Evil Manipulation
13 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

John Locke unsuccessfully tries to open the mysterious hatch in the woods with the support of Boone Carlyle. Meanwhile, he recalls his past,when he was approached by a weird old lady, who claimed to be his biological mother. After the DNA examination proving their bonds, he decides to look for his wealthy father, where a huge surprise waits for him. Locke and Boone find a crashed airplane on the top of a tree, and Boone has a serious accident.

"Deus Ex Machina" is an excellent episode, with a sordid tale of manipulation of human emotions. The dramatic story has a deep plot point that certainly will surprise the viewer. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Deus Ex Machina"

Note: On 22 March 2013, I saw this episode again.

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