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The Greater Good 

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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Claire Littleton
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Dr. Jack Shephard
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James 'Sawyer' Ford
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Walter 'Walt' Lloyd
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Jin-Soo Kwon
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Sun-Hwa Kwon
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Katherine 'Kate' Austen
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Michael Dawson
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Boone Carlyle
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Essam Tasir
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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 is the first time Charlie calls Claire's baby "Turniphead". See more »

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All scenes with major characters that depict Australia are clearly not shot in Australia. When Sayid is met outside a suburban Sydney shop the 'No Parking' sign is on the wrong side of the road facing the wrong direction] and it is not a standard Australian traffic sign. Scenes depicting iconic Australian locations either do not have close-ups of major characters (eg when Sayid is playing football/soccer with Essam, the Sydney skyline is only shown in distant shots where the actors are not clearly recognizable) or they are clearly CGI'ed in (eg the scene of Boone's hotel room where Opera House is visible outside in Lost: Hearts and Minds). The electrical outlets/sockets and light switches shown in all indoor "Sydney" scenes are not Australian outlets/sockets or switches. Car license plates (called "number plates" in Australia) are clearly faked to look Australian, and whilst the vehicles depicted are right-hand drive vehicles, not all of them are models generally available through car dealerships in Australia. See more »

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[Sayid has Locke at gun point]
Sayid: This is one time you better *not* be telling the truth!
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Features Half-Life (1998) See more »

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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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