Lost: Season 2, Episode 14

One of Them (15 Feb. 2006)

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The mysterious French woman, Danielle Rousseau returns to lead Sayid to a mysterious captive who claims he crashed on the island. Meanwhile, Sawyer recruits Hurley to help him find another island animal that is harassing him: a loud tree frog.

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After Sun's failed kidnapping attempt, some of the survivors begin to think that one of the "other survivors" might not have done it. When French woman Danielle Rousseau leads Sayid to a mysterious captive in the jungle, he becomes determined to find out if he is one of the "Others." Sawyer discovers Hurley's potentially devastating breach of the survivors' trust and blackmails him into helping track an elusive island creature that annoys Sawyer. Written by Anonymous

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The movie clip which Kelvin Inman shows to Sayid is labeled "Reel 23108-42", which again relates to "the numbers". See more »

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After Henry Gale is shot with the arrow, it can be seen projecting a good 6 to 8 inches from his chest. Yet, when Sayid carries him over his shoulder his chest is clearly resting flat against Sayids back. Sayid would certainly have been impaled by the exposed arrow. See more »

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Jack: [walks in on Locke and Sayid examining Henry Gale, who Rousseau shot in the arm with an arrow] What the hell is going on here?
Sayid: Rousseau trapped him in the jungle. She believes he's an... Other.
Henry Gale: An other *what*?
Jack: So you shot him with an arrow?
Sayid: Do I have the bow?
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A truly outstanding character-focused episode
30 September 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

"One of Them" is a truly great character-focused episode, and the first episode in season two since "Orientation" to be a classic, well-drawn, well-rounded script which examines the actions of a character in depth while building a strong bridge between the flashbacks and the on-island events, creating a complete, whole narrative that flows much better than many other episodes in the first half of season two. This should come as no surprise since the showrunners and key creative forces on "Lost", Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, wrote the episode.

The flashbacks show in detail how Sayid became a torturer, and feature an excellent guest turn from Clancy Brown. The flashback scenes are all excellent and show a good understanding of the psychology of soldiers in war, in addition to good handling of Sayid as a character. We see how troubled he is by his actions, how devastated, and Naveen Andrews brings this to life brilliantly. There was also care taken to have Sayid speak only Arabic when speaking to other Arabs without American company, as this was an annoying inconsistency in earlier Sayid flashbacks.

The flashbacks are only a small part of the sheer intensity and power of "One of Them", however. The episode sees, of course, the introduction of the highly entertaining *cough* Henry Gale. Michael Emerson is terrific in this guest-starring role and really makes the character his own. Later developments are not surprising considering Emerson's wonderful performance here. Like "Confidence Man" with Sawyer it's not easy to watch Sayid torturing Fenry, but the violence is used effectively and is necessary. One of the other key moments is the button being pushed a fraction of a second too late resulting in not a catastrophe but the appearance of hieroglyphics where the numbers should be. Henry Gale is a lot of fun, and I have to admit completely sympathizing with him at this point when I originally saw it. "Got any milk?" was coming right up, though.

10/10


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