Lost: Season 2, Episode 23

Live Together, Die Alone (24 May 2006)

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After discovering a sailboat just offshore containing former hatch oversee Desmond, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the "button" and the hatch.



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Jack, Sawyer and Sayid swim to the boat and find a completely wasted Desmond. His traumatic past experience before sailing to the island is disclosed through flashbacks. Sayid plots a plan with Jack to surprise "The Others" in case Michael is double-crossing the group. John Locke convinces Desmond to invade the hatch, which is protected by Mr. Eko, and not press the button of the computer to see what will happen. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One of the notes in the big pile of tubes mentions a person called S.R. performing an activity in the Swan station; this is most likely Stuart Radzinsky, the designer of the Swan station, who worked inside the Swan at the time (which is confirmed in the same episode by Kelvin Inman). See more »


When Sawyer, Jack and Sayid are swimming towards the boat, you can clearly see that Sawyer loses his gun when he is underwater. However, when he gets on the boat, he has his gun back. See more »


Desmond: Three days before you came down here, before we met, I heard a banging on the hatch door, shouting... But it was you, John, wasn't it? You say there isn't any purpose, there's no such thing as fate- But you saved my life, brother, so that I could save yours.
John Locke: No, no, no-
[grabs Desmond]
John Locke: None of this is real! Nothing is going to happen; we're going to be OK!
Desmond: [Glances at clock] I've got to go, and you've got to get as far away from here as possible.
[Clock reaches zero]
John Locke: Go? Where? Stop!
Desmond: I'm going to ...
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Action-packed finalé which will keep you guessing till the end
18 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After spotting the boat at the end of the previous episode ("Three Minutes"), the survivors are shocked to find out who the occupant is. With the use of the boat, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others". However, when Jack, Sawyer, Kate and Hurley follow Michael to "The Others", Jack is forced to reveal Michael's deadly secret whilst they are in the middle of nowhere.

Meanwhile, Locke decides that the time has come to find out the time has come to find out what will happen if "the button" is not pressed. However, Mr. Eko's resolve to continue pressing "the button" is surprisingly strong. So, when Locke concocts a plan to lock Eko out of the hatch with the help of an ally, Eko goes to surprisingly desperate lengths to stop Locke from making what he believes will be a big mistake.

This is a classic episode of Lost, full of secrets, suspense and very few answers to the many questions it poses to its viewers. However, some of the secrets this action-packed episode reveals will be truly shocking to the fans. There is also a trademark end-of-season cliffhanger, which achieves the feat of being both shocking and extremely confusing. One thing is guaranteed, it will keep you guessing right to the very end, and you will still be frustrated with more mind-boggling questions as you wait in agony for the Third Season to begin.

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