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Deus Ex Machina 

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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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 »

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When Locke is shown in his flashback setting up the board game Mouse Trap at Walmart, a boy comes up to see the game. Locke goes over to talk to a women and tells the boy to turn the crank on the game. We see the first half of the trap go off, the scene cuts to the conversation Locke is having and we hear the noises of the Mouse Trap game going off until the last part when the cage drops, but then the sounds of the trap are looped or new sounds are played to make the trap seem longer than it actually is. Then before the flashback ends it cuts back to the board game showing the last half of the trap going off that would have really have been finished after a few seconds of Locke's conversation with the old lady. See more »

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Hurley: [to Sawyer, making fun of his glasses] Dude! Looks like someone steam-rolled Harry Potter!
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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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