Lost: Season 3, Episode 1

A Tale of Two Cities (4 Oct. 2006)

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Now prisoners of "The Others," head games begin for Jack, Kate, and Sawyer.

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Jack, Kate and Sawyer are kidnapped by "The Others" and put in different environments. Kate has a shower, gets a dress and is invited to have breakfast on the beach with the leader Henry Gale (who identifies himself under his real name of Ben Linus); Sawyer is locked in a cage for wild animals and without food or water, being "awarded" when he hits a lever as if he were an animal; and Jack is locked in a sort of aquarium, being interrogated and controlled by his handler and the Others doctor, Juliet, who has a complete report about his life. Meanwhile, Jack recalls his divorce process with Sarah and how his desperation and rapid meltdown affected everyone around him, including his father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Michael Emerson who plays Ben Linus (in season two known as Henry Gale) was originally contracted to appear in just three episodes but the producers were so impressed by him that they contracted him for a further five episodes (making eight in total). In season 3, he is a regular cast member. See more »

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In the last episode of season 2, Locke is shown to be caught in the explosion of the hatch, hence leaving a doubt whether he is alive. However, in the opening credits of this season debut, Terry O'Quinn is mentioned even if he doesn't appear in the episode, therefore telling the viewer that he is still alive even if we are not supposed to know See more »

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Karl: What are the people like? From your plane?
Sawyer: Oh, they're just awesome!
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The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »

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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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3rd season was worth the wait.
11 October 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The first episode of 3rd season was worth the wait. It was really great to look at the characters after so long. There were not all survivors in the episode but it rather focus on the life style of others. Episode it did not reveal much rather created a few more mysteries to be solved. The characters relation to each other was quite breath taking. The first meeting of Kate and and Sawyer really gave energy to the episode. Jack's story seemed rather boring as it revealed some dirt of his past. The others, who seem to be nice at first actually giving a sign of some sick brutality which they have in sack for Kate and her friends. Overall it seems that 3rd season it gonna be better than the second one. It is gonna be difficult to see so many characters on the show meaning the others. Lets hope the maintain the "hook" in the same way and not stretch the story for another season.


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