Lost: Season 1, Episode 21

The Greater Good (4 May 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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After burying one of their own, tempers flare as the castaways' suspicions of each other grow -- and an unlikely survivor vows revenge. Meanwhile, Claire and Charlie struggle to calm her newborn.

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After the death of Boone, tempers flare as the castaways' suspicions of each other grow, while an unlikely survivor (Shannon) vows revenge against Locke, unfairly blaming him for Boone's death leading her to steal the keys to the late marshal's briefcase containing the guns. Meanwhile, Claire and Charlie struggle to calm her newborn baby boy. Sayid meets with Locke in the jungle and learns of the existence of the mysterious hatch, leading to more of Sayid's background story about why he came to Australia and was blackmailed by the CIA to nab an old friend whom was a terrorist suspect. Written by Anonymous

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This episode's original title was going to be "Sides". See more »

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Sayid questions Locke at gunpoint. When he asks about "the hatch," he raises his thumb as if to undo the safety catch, and a click is heard. As can be seen from its boxy shape and lack of hammer, the pistol is a Glock, which has no safety catch. See more »

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Charlie: [singing to baby Turnip Head] The Itsy Bitsy Spider climbed up the spout. Down came the rain and drowned the spider out!
Hurley: Dude, it's washed. Washed the spider out. Unless there's some kind of British version.
Charlie: Oh ok. Down came the rain and washed the spider... oh bollocks.
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There Is Always a Choice
14 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dr. Jack Shephard decides to find John Locke. Sayid Jarrah meets Locke and recalls his past, when he was caught in London by CIA and the British Secret Service. As a former Republican Guard of Iraq, he is blackmailed by the authorities to find a terrorist Melbourne, and the information would be exchanged by the address of Nadia. Charlie Pace gives a nickname to Claire Littleton's baby, Turnip-Head, and takes care of him while Claire rests. Locke shows Sayid the Beechcraft and the place where it was perched in the canopy of the tree. He explains Sayid that he had a charley horse and Boone climbed the tree to investigate the interior of the airplane. The keys of the wallet with the guns are stolen from Jack.

"The Greater Good" is a very complex episode, with many parallel stories. The betrayal of Sayid to his friend Essam Tasir (Donnie Keshawarz) is disgusting, but at least he learned that there is always a choice in life. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil: "The Greater Good"

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


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