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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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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28 March 2007 (USA)  »

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For this episode, the characters of Nikki (Kiele Sanchez) and Paolo (Rodrigo Santoro) had to be convincingly incorporated into the plane crash scene featured in the pilot. The editing crew meticulously watched hours of original footage to determine where additional scenes could be placed, which camera angles had not been used before, and which characters could be used for additional shots. The original beach set (still largely intact) was revisited and additional shots with Nikki, Paolo and several original cast members were filmed. In some instances, acting was performed in front of a green-screen to incorporate the actors in existing (unused) footage. The resulting scene is a seamless cut of old, new and altered shots. See more »


While Nikki & Paulo are drinking champagne in the airport lounge, Shannon & Boone arrive, arguing. Paulo's full glass suddenly becomes less than half full. As Boone and his sister leave to find somewhere to sit, the glass is almost full again. 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 Baywatch (1989) See more »


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8 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this was one of the best episodes of the season. Paolo and Nikki get a back story, and everything fits together perfectly. Im just sad to see them go. It seems like they weren't there for a bigger purpose and they needed to get rid of them. But they got rid of them in a great way. I cant believe the details they put in this show. Its amazing how they don't loose track of certain things. well maybe they do...what the heck happened to Michael and Walt. They weren't seen at all this episode. This episode was sort of a break from the show it self and tied up a small few things. I loved the ending as well. Lost rules!

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