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The Brig 

Locke tells Sawyer that he needs to come with him to kill Ben. But the man Locke wants him to kill is actually his father--who also happens to be a figure from Sawyer's past.

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Locke comes back to the survivor's camp and lures Sawyer, telling him that he had kidnapped Ben and wants Sawyer to kill him. He brings Sawyer to the old vessel, the Black Rock, and locks him in the brig with his father. After an ironic conversation, Sawyer realizes that Anthony Cooper is the man that deceived his mother and responsible for the destruction of his family. More of Locke's three days with the Others at their new camp is shown. There Ben urged Lock to prove his worth to them by killing his father, whom they brought to the island. But Locke does not have the heart to do it and plots to have Sawyer kill Anthony Cooper for him. Meanwhile, Desmond, Hurley, Charlie and Jin secretly bring the mysterious and wounded woman, Naomi, back to the survivors camp and hide in Hurley's tent. Hurley tells the secret to Sayid so he tries to fix her radio to contact her vessel which lies about 80 miles away. But Kate sees the device and reveals the secret to Jake and Juliet. Locke releases ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the previous episode, D.O.C, it is said the plane crashed outside of Bali, Indonesia. When Locke's dad tells Sawyer about the plane being found, he says it was found in the Pacific. Bali is in the Java Sea, in the Indian Ocean, which is north of Australia, not the Pacific. See more »

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James 'Sawyer' Ford: Why did you throw Locke out a window?
Anthony Cooper: He was becoming a nuisance. I conned him into giving me one of his kidneys. He never got over it.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Conned?
Anthony Cooper: Yes sir, conned.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: What's your name?
Anthony Cooper: Hmm?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Your name.
Anthony Cooper: A conman goes by many names friend. I've been Alan Seward, Anthony Cooper, Ted MacLaren, Tom Sawyer, Louis Jackson, and Paul...
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Tom Sawyer.
Anthony Cooper: I was young and Huck Finn was taken. And the ladies loved that one. Made me charming.
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Going to Hell
3 May 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Locke comes to the survivor's camp and lures Sawyer, telling him that he had kidnapped Ben and wants Sawyer to kill him. He brings Sawyer to an old vessel and locks him in the brig with his father. After an ironic conversation, Sawyer realizes that Anthony Cooper is the man that deceived his mother and responsible for the destruction of his family. Meanwhile, Desmond, Hurley, Charlie and Jin bring and hide Naomi in Hurley's tent, and Hurley tells the secret to Sayid. He tries to fix her radio to contact her vessel, but Kate sees the device and reveals the secret to Jake and Juliet. Locke releases Sawyer and gives a tape-recorder to him proving that Juliet is a traitor and The Others will make a raid on their camp to get the pregnant Sun.

"The Brig" is another great episode of this excellent Third Season, with new intriguing mysteries and resolution of some open plots, such as how Anthony Cooper came to the island or who destroyed Sawyer's family. Unfortunately the writer has not given sequence to the great climax of the revelation of Naomi in the end of the previous episode (D.O.C.), and the information that the plane was found in the sea with the crew and passenger dead was not explored as it should. The performance of Kevin Tighe is fantastic in the role of a despicable mean man, and his character really deserved his fate after so many malevolencies. Kate is very naive disclosing the secret of the group to Jack, and incoherent since the reason is jealousy but she is "sleeping" with Sawyer and Jack is no longer interested on her. The manipulation of Locke is very evil, and the objective of his inner journey with The Others is mysterious and full of betrayals. My vote is nine.

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Note: On 11 April 2013, I saw this episode again on DVD.


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