Lost: Season 3, Episode 14

Exposé (28 Mar. 2007)

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Nikki and Paulo are two more of the castaways with a past just like any of the others. What have they been doing since the plane crash?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Nikki comes to the beach where Sawyer and Hurley are playing ping-pong, stumbles, whispers some unintelligible words and apparently dies. Hurley doesn't understand Nikki's words: "Paulo lies..." and the group searches Paulo in the woods. They find him like Nikki and they believe the couple have been poisoned. Meanwhile, the past of the actress Nikki and the Brazilian chef Paulo in Sydney is disclosed, when they poisoned Nikki's lover and stole a fortune in diamonds, and detailing how they landed on the island and about them trying to retrieve the stolen diamonds with both attempting to betray each other showing their interactions with all the other characters, which were only glimpsed in previous episodes. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This episode is also a take on a play called 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead', which chronicles the lives of two characters played out against the backdrop of events from Shakespeare's Hamlet. In Hamlet, the two characters are charged with determining Hamlet's motives, and plans. Instead they, themselves are killed. The characters are thrust into the universe of Hamlet in much the same way that Paulo and Nikki were thrust into ours, by the will of the writer. Inasmuch, they seem to serve no valid purpose and are generally mocked throughout for being the extraneous folk they are. In "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", however, much like Expose is Nikki and Paulo, the playing field is reversed and they are the major characters with Hamlet seeming to be the character with misappropriated importance. See more »


When Paulo picks up the nicotine gum from the bag, the cover of his passport says "Republica Federativa do Brazil" when the correct text in a Brazilian passport is "República Federativa do Brasil". The word "Brazil" is misspelled in Portuguese, and word "Republica" is missing an accent. See more »


Henry Gale: I can convince him to do it.
Juliet Burke: How?
Henry Gale: The same way I get anybody to do anything: I find out what he's emotionally invested in and I exploit it.
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The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »


References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »


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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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They Lost the Plot....
30 March 2007 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

It seems like some people think that this episode was somehow enlightening and/or some sort of exposition. It isn't.

It's a sign of writers who have lost their way and are now struggling to impress the fans of Lost by pulling two characters out of the bag, and then promptly dumping them back into it again.

Maybe it's just me, but how did this move the whole story forward?

Last time I looked, Locke had just found what he wanted from his box, and I was startled and intrigued when he found it.

Then we get this:

Every character supposedly starring in an "Expose"..... which means that we are meant to learn something more about them than we already know.

We (or at least "I") don't need any more characters. Plot development would be good.... For instance: Some more insight into Jack's complete inability to ask a couple of sensible questions to Ben while he debated whether or not to operate on him to save his life would have been a plus. Jack is meant to be smart. Because he has designer stubble, a good heart and cries a lot?

It's getting to the stage now where the writers really don't know how to push the plot forward. There are too many loose ends left by a whole bunch of different writers (You do realise, I hope, that almost every episode is written by a different writer now) trying to make this franchise into some sort of soap opera.

Sad, but true. Take a look at the writers:

Damon Lindelof (25 episodes, 2004-2007) Carlton Cuse (16 episodes, 2005-2007) Adam Horowitz (8 episodes, 2005-2007) Edward Kitsis (8 episodes, 2005-2007) Javier Grillo-Marxuach (7 episodes, 2004-2005) Liz Sarnoff (7 episodes, 2005-2007) J.J. Abrams (6 episodes, 2004-2007) Jeffrey Lieber (6 episodes, 2004-2007) Leonard Dick (6 episodes, 2005-2006) Drew Goddard (5 episodes, 2005-2007) Christina M. Kim (5 episodes, 2006-2007) David Fury (4 episodes, 2004-2005) Steven Maeda (4 episodes, 2005-2006) Jeff Pinkner (3 episodes, 2006-2007) Jennifer Johnson (2 episodes, 2004-2005) Craig Wright (2 episodes, 2005)

Hopefully, someone is in charge of this mess, and will try and pull all the plot strands together, but judging by this episode, it will be a tough job.

Cheers, Will

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