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The Glass Ballerina 

Sayid's attempt to rescue Jack, Kate and Sawyer from the others jeopardizes Sun and Jin's lives.


(as Paul Edwards)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Eko (credit only)
Desmond Hume (credit only)
Claire Littleton (credit only)
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (credit only)
Charlie Pace (credit only)
John Locke (credit only)
Nikki Fernandez (credit only)


On the sailboat, Sayid lies to Jin, and convinces Sun to sail to a dock to make a fire camp on the beach and signal to Jack, Kate, and Sawyer but actually he wants to attract and ambush a group of "The Others". Sun recalls her childhood in South Korea, when she broke a glass ballerina and lied to her domineering and brutal gangster father, blaming the maid. Later as an adult, she cheated Jin with Jae Lee. Her father found out and he ordered Jin to murder Jae Lee, while lying about the reasons. Jin also reveals that he lied when he said that he cannot understand any English. Meanwhile, Kate and Sawyer are sent to a field for labor work where they try to escape, but are thwarted by Juliet. Also, the Others leader, Ben Linus, offers a deal with Jack that he will send him back home if he cooperates with him and his people. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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11 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Jae Lee's hotel room number is 1516 (15 and 16 were in the code entered in the hatch computer) See more »


James 'Sawyer' Ford: You taste like strawberries.
Kate Austen: You taste like fish biscuit.
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References 2004 World Series (2004) See more »


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Written by J.J. Abrams
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The Glass Ballerina
11 November 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

"The Glass Ballerina" is part of the Hydra island pod of six episodes which kicked off the third season of "Lost". As a result, there is plenty of soap-opera nonsense with Sawyer and Kate and Jack, and some mean-looking Others. The whole setting and idea is complete and utter crap, and there's nothing to talk about here at all (ooh, Sawyer kisses Kate!! *rolls eyes*), with the exception of the great scene where Jack finds out that the Red Sox won the world series.

Outside of that we get a bunch of tolerable but unimpressive scenes catching up with Sun, Jin, and Sayid on the boat. It's alright I suppose. The flashback stuff is as soap-opera-ish as the Sun and Jin relationship goes, but there's some genuinely good character development there. Er... Paul Edwards directed the episode nicely. Eh, there's nothing to talk about here, the whole Hydra island storyline depresses me to no end.


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