Lost: Season 4, Episode 9

The Shape of Things to Come (24 Apr. 2008)

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The team from the ship attacks Locke's camp looking for Ben, with Alex as a hostage. Meanwhile, the doctor from the ship washes up on shore at Jack's camp, and Daniel Faraday provides some distressing news to Jack.

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Bernard finds the body of a man on the beach and Daniel identifies that he is the doctor of their ship. Meanwhile, Alex is captured and forced to shutdown the defense system of the housing compound, releasing a warning code. Ben organizes the defense of house and when Alex is executed by her captors, he releases the smoke monster to destroy the enemies. Meanwhile, in the future, Ben escapes from Tunisia to Iraq where he helps Sayid in the funeral of his wife Nadia; later Ben has an unexpected meeting with Charles Widmore in his suite late night in London. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

The final scene set in London, England, was actually shot in England. Alan Dale could not travel to Hawaii to film the scene due to acting commitments pertaining to his West End role in Monty Python's "Spamalot" production, so the crew came to London, as the scene was deemed too important to be cut. This is the only scene in the entire 6 seasons to have been shot outside Hawaii. See more »

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When Ben is watching the TV in the hotel and Sayid's name shows up in Arabic at the bottom of the screen, it's clear that the Arabic is written wrong and that his last name is misspelled. Arabic letters are supposed to be connected together, while on the screen each letter is on its own. The first 3 characters (starting from the right not left) is Sayid's first name and should all be connected as one, the last 4 characters are his last name (which is misspelled) and should say Jarrah, but instead say Jara. The 5th and 6th character should be swapped around and the last character is the wrong form of the Arabic letter "H". Also the second line under his name makes no sense, it seems like they used random characters to make up something or totally misspelled the word they were intending to use. See more »

Quotes

James 'Sawyer' Ford: They just started shooting. Why?
Ben Linus: Those people were murdered to make you angry, James. So you'd be more likely to come storming in here en throw me through the walls.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Well, what's wrong with that? Sounds like a great plan to me.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: [to John Locke] What do you say? On three?
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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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Cheftetelli
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Performed by Brothers of the Baladi
Traditional Arabian Folk Melody
Adapted & arranged by Michael Beach & J. Michael Kearsey
Arrangement published by Berkshire Snow Music
Courtesy of Baladi Productions & MS-Pro
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"The Emperor's New Clothes"
25 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It is time for we "Lost" fans to face the truth - Season 4 is not remotely to the standard of the first three. The episode tonight as an overall 42 minute or so presentation was not good. At times the writing was laughable. The secret in presenting fantastic ideas and situations is to make them credible. We did not see this tonight. At the beginning of the season we witnessed a desperate attempt to create a new season by largely creating an almost new show with fresh characters and story lines. That would be wonderful T.V if it worked, but it doesn't and viewing figures show that we, the public, are not buying it. The show now is just a blatant attempt to keep everybody's job and money coming in for the network. End the show this season and let us all remember when "Lost" was superb, compelling viewing during those first three seasons. Please.


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