Lost: Season 4, Episode 4

Eggtown (21 Feb. 2008)

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Kate goes behind Locke's back to arrange a meeting between Miles and Ben, where Miles offers his terms for not giving Ben up to his colleagues. However, Locke discovers what she has done, and banishes her from his camp.

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In the 'Others' village, Kate is living with Claire and she secretly contacts Miles, held captive in a pump shack, in order to discover what he knows about her past as a fugitive. Miles proposes to Kate to arrange a brief meeting with Ben, in return he would tell her the information she requested. Kate asks Sawyer to help her and she lures Locke, getting what she wanted. But Locke finds out and expels Kate from the camp. Meanwhile, in a flash-forward, Kate is back in Los Angeles where she goes on trial for murder of her stepfather where the main witness is her own mother. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The pinball machines standing near the door of the rec room are "No Fear: Dangerous Sports" (Williams, 1995) and "Cyclone" (Williams, 1998). See more »

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When Locke throws the plate of eggs against the wall of the basement you can see it wobble, revealing that it is not cement, but merely a stage. See more »

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John Locke: Do you think I know what I'm doing?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Huh?
John Locke: Do you... Regret following me out here? Or are you worried about what we should do next?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: All I know is that I would be a lot more worried if I were sitting on that beach.
John Locke: And the rest of the group, what are they saying?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: I think they're saying 'baah'. That's the nice thing about sheep - predictable.
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The Producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »

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Performed by Olivia Newton-John (vocals) and Electric Light Orchestra
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Forced, dull, and featuring some awful courtroom drama, but vaguely entertaining is spurts
21 February 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

"Eggtown" is the fourth episode of the fourth season of Lost and the writing debut for supervising producer Gregg Nations (fans may recognize him as the friendly guy from The Fuselage who actually answers a fair few questions) who co-wrote this episode with Elizabeth Sarnoff. I'd love to say that it's a good debut, but it is actually pretty dull and uninspired to say the least, only remaining vaguely watchable and entertaining in spurts due to the well-established characters and the decent beach camp scenes, especially the one involving a phone call to the freighter and Charlotte's bit with Daniel.

Although "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "Whatever the Case May Be" are the most cringe-worthy of episodes, "Eggtown" isn't really too far off, even though it is significantly better than those two. There's some really, really awful dialogue and silly contrivances, and the courtroom scenes are the ultimate hang-your-head-in-shame moments for a "Lost" fan, even worse than Bai Ling. Ultimately however, as previously stated, there are just enough interesting things going on that this episode doesn't become a complete turkey, it's really just the god-awful flashforward and the rubbish writing for Claire and Sawyer that stand out as being especially worse than usual for Kate episodes.

The direction is, as per usual for Stephen Williams, competent but uninspiring, relying far too much on attempting to look stylish and energetic (see the scene where Kate first arrives at the courthouse). "Eggtown" is one of the weaker episodes in the series, though certainly far from being as bad as some others mostly thanks to the story somewhat advancing. The script really is bad.


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