Locke experiences visions of Boone, leading him to a new mystery on the island.



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The fates of Locke, Eko and Desmond are revealed after the implosion of the hatch, while Hurley returns to the beach camp to tell the tale of what happened when he, Jack, Kate and Sawyer encountered "The Others". A mute Locke makes a sweat-lodge and talks to the spirit of Boone who persuades him to rescue Mr. Eko from a polar bear cave with Charlie's help. Desmond also survived the implosion, but not quite the same. More of Locke's background is revealed how his life took a turn when he, living with a group of "farmers" picked up a lonely youth who was not who he appeared to be. Meanwhile, Claire is shocked to find fellow survivors, Nikki and Paulo, in Jack's tent. Written by Anonymous

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While John is mute and trying to talk to Charlie, John points at the trees. Charlie replies by saying, "Yeah. Trees. I've heard their wonderful conversationalists." I believe this to be a reference to his role as Merry in Lord of the Rings where he comes in contact with a talking tree named TreeBeard. See more »


In the flashback, when Locke is driving his truck into the camp, there is a brief close-up of the cab in which there is no one in the passenger seat; Eddie is not there. See more »


Charlie Pace: Is that the hatch?
John Locke: What's left of it. Looks like it imploded.
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The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »


References Altered States (1980) See more »


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Written by J.J. Abrams
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Locke is back
19 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was great to see the old Locke back! After last season and his obsession with pushing the button then losing his faith in the island, it was good to see him back in his hunter mode. Season 2 lost a lot of the thrill and sense of danger. Now with Locke regaining his passion, we are bound to be in for a great ride.

Episode 3 gave us so many clues as to where this season will be going. The vision in the sweat lodge was fantastic with loads of foreshadowing. Locke's flashbacks added another dimension to his personality. He came off as a self-pitying whiner last season, but we see a whole new side of him in this episode. And what is up with Desmond knowing about Locke's speech before the speech was made? Now all we need is an update on Michael and Walt.

If the first three episodes are any indication, it looks like Lost is recovering nicely from their "Sophomore Swoon".

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