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Live Together, Die Alone 

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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24 May 2006 (USA)  »

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After Desmond is released from military prison and dishonorably discharged from the Royal Scots Regiment of the British Army, Penelope's father reveals Desmond's last name when they have a talk in the limo. Desmond's full name is Desmond David Hume. David Hume, like John Locke, was an important philosopher of the 18th century. Hume was a Scotsman, just as Desmond is (hence he was in the Royal Scots Regiment). Both were Empiricists, and Hume was heavily influenced by Locke. This would serve to explain the friendship between John and Desmond on the show, and why Desmond goes along with John's plan to stop pressing the button without having seen the Pearl Orientation tape. It appears the show's writers have a habit of naming characters after famous philosophers in history. Rousseau is named after Jean-Jacques Rousseau, also of the 18th century, a French-Swiss philosopher of the Enlightenment whose political ideas influenced the French Revolution. Fleeing criticism in Switzerland, Rousseau took refuge and lived with Hume in Great Britain for a time. See more »


When Jack, Sayid and Sawyer board the "Elizabeth," Hume fires several rounds through the hatch. They find him cradling a semi-automatic shotgun, probably 12-gauge. But the holes in the hatch are too small for buckshot and too large for slugs. See more »


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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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