Lost: Season 3, Episode 16

One of Us (11 Apr. 2007)

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Jack takes Juliet back to their camp after being abandoned by The Others. However, nobody else at the camp trusts her or wants her there, until she saves Claire's life.

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Sayid, Kate, Jack, and Juliet arrives back at the camp of survivors, and the group does not accept the presence of Juliet. Jack protects Juliet, while she recalls her arrival to the island and her relationship with Ben. When Claire gets sick, Juliet advises that Claire was the subject of an experiment with pregnant women carried by her, and she brings the necessary vaccine to inoculate and heal Claire. Later, Juliet recalls how she first arrived on the island three years earlier, her first meeting with Ben and the Others, and about the last assignment Ben gave to her a couple of days ago. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Dharma logo in the show is encircled by symbols known as "Trigrams". There are eight Trigrams altogether, each representing an aspect of life. One of the Trigrams can be seen on the tower of the submarine as Juliet is standing on it. This Trigram represents the 'front door', the beginning or your life path, and career. See more »

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During the flashback to the plane crash Ben's hair changes between the scenes shot at the start of the season and the new shots with Juliet. See more »

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Juliet Burke: [to Sayid and Sawyer] You know, it's interesting that you two are now the camp's moral police. I'm curious, Sayid, how long was it before you told everyone on that beach exactly how many people you've tortured in your life. Do they know about Basra? And I'm sure the first thing you did when you got here, James, was to gather everyone in a circle, and tell them about the man you shot in cold blood the night before you got on the plane. So why don't we just skip the part where you two pretend to ...
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One of Us
20 December 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

I think "One of Us" deserves a slightly higher reputation than it currently has. I cannot think of anything about the episode that is weak. The flashback shows us how Juliet got to the island and goes further in exploring her experiences on the island, particularly her relationship with Ben (which would be expanded on later in "The Other Woman", a far weaker episode in every way). The flashbacks also reveal some important aspects of how the Others lived before the plane crashed, what some of their experiments dealt with, how they gathered information, and Juliet's struggle with life on the island, her desire to leave.

On the island the drama starts on a low scale with Juliet arriving back at the camp and Claire falling ill, but slowly as we begin to see the bigger picture we begin to see the strength of the writing for this episode and the wonderful way it was structured. Ultimately it ends up a fascinating exploration of power and trust on the island, and the final revelation, technically part of a flashback, makes for an excellent ending. On-island flashbacks can either be terrific or underwhelming, but this episode is right up there with "The Brig" for me, though I prefer that episode for other reasons.

"One of Us" is a brilliant episode with a particularly neat narrative structure and some very good answers and plot advancement. The performances are also terrific as is Jack Bender's direction. A fine episode indeed, and part of the tremendous second half of season 3, possibly the best run of episodes the series has ever had.


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