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Through the Looking Glass 

Jack and the survivors wait for Charlie to turn off The Others' signal-jamming device, not knowing that he has been captured at the Looking Glass station. In addition, Sayid, Jin and Bernard are captured after The Others invade the camp.



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Charlie and Desmond try to carry out the plan to knock out the transmission-blocking signal in the Looking Glass station. But Charlie gets captured by two women, named Greta and Bonnie, whom are Others manning the underwater Looking Glass station on Ben's orders. Meanwhile, Jack leads the Flight 815 survivors from the beach to the radio tower several miles inland to try and signal Naomi's freighter which is somewhere off the coast. Elsehwere, John Locke recovers from his wound after being shot and left for dead by Ben, to have a vision of Walt tell him a clue about the people coming for them. Back at the beach, Sayid, Bernard, and Jin await the arrival of a team of Others with an explosive trap. Sawyer and Juliet decides to return to the beach camp to help out Sayid, Bernard, and Jin after they are captured, and Hurley tags along to help. In the future, Jack is back in Los Angeles, living though a meaningless existence as a drunkard and revealed to have somehow escaped from the island. Written by Good2Go

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The final iteration in the radio transmission is number 17550445. See more »


Throughout this episode in "real time" on the island, Jack has salt/pepper stubble and you can clearly see patches of gray stubble below his sideburns and along is lower jaws. In the flash forward scenes Jack has a full beard, and it is all black, there's no gray at all in his beard. See more »


Bonnie: So what's the code?
Charlie Pace: What?
Bonnie: Oh, Charlie, if you're going to turn off the jamming equipment you're going to need the code. And only three people know about it. Me, her, and Ben.
Charlie Pace: Well, I guess I won't need the code, since this entire station is going to be flooded anyway. I'll just turn off your little jammer and the helicopters come and rescue all my friends.
Bonnie: But if this station floods, what happens to you?
Charlie Pace: I die.
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I Am Also Lost
24 May 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While leading the survivors to the radio transmission tower, Jack meets Ben and Alex on their way. Ben invites Jack to talk with him alone in a clearing and tells that Sayid, Jin and Bernard killed seven "The Others", but have been captured and arrested. He calls Tom in a walkie-talkie and proposes to exchange the lives of the trio per Naomi's radio. He tells that the entire castaway would be killed by Naomi's friends, who would not be who Jack thinks they are, but Jack does not accept the deal and hears three shots. Jack hits and captures Ben and promises to kill Tom. Meanwhile, Mikhail breaks into the Looking Glass, shoots Greta and Bonnie following Ben's order, but Desmond shoots Mikhail with a spear gun and saves Charlie. He convinces Bonnie to tell the access code, and she tells that it is the tune of Beach Boy's "Good Vibrations". Charlie stops the jamming of the transmission and talks to Penny, who asks their location and tells that she is not offshore in the vessel. On the camp, Hurley uses the Kombi, hits one enemy and together with Sawyer and Juliet, they save Sayid, Jin and Bernard. Jack is completely wasted, drunken and drugged, stealing drugs in the hospital, going to a funeral service, meeting Kate nearby the airport and telling her that they must return to the island.

I have had the most different sensations and feelings along this fantastic and intriguing episode. I loved when Hurley hits one of The Others with the wagon, Sayid breaks the neck of another one and Sawyer shots Tom. I was angry when Jack has the chance to kill Ben and does not follow Kate's advice and spares him. I felt sorrow when Charlie dies and angry with Locke when he kills Naomi. And I am absolutely lost with the intriguing "flash-forward" of the encounter of Jack and Kate in the end of the episode (and the season). Honestly, I tried to find some explanations in Lewis Carroll literature, but I have not come up to any conclusion except that all the dwellers of the island might be pawns of The Powers That Be. It seems that "The Others", with the exception of Mikhail, are history; therefore, people from the vessel offshore might be the enemies of the survivors in the next season. I am probably having a daydream with these speculations, but I have no clue for what might have happened to Jack and Kate. Last but not the least, who might be the name in the obituary and visited by Jack in the funeral service that is neither his family nor his friend of Jack? And how Locke escaped from the hole? Unfortunately we will see the answers only in the next season. My vote is ten.

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Note: On 12 April 2013, I saw this episode again on DVD.

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