Ben takes Jack, Sun, and Desmond to meet with Faraday's mother, scientist Eloise Hawking, (whom Desmond remembers years earlier leading him on the path to the island). Eloise tells them when and where the island will appear in time and the "window" to reach it, as well as the circumstances that brought them there in the first place. Jack decides to return with the corpse of Locke despite his doubts as to what may lie head for them, while Kate, Sayid, and Hurley need more convincing. Jack also visits his grandfather, residing in a nursing home, which leads him to do a little soul searching to seek his path. Written by
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The reason Christian is wearing the white tennis shoes instead of normal dress shoes is explained in this episode. See more
In the beginning of the episode, Jack dives from a very high height - maybe 50' or so - into the lagoon, then finds it to be shallow enough to stand up in. In reality, diving from that high a height into shallow water would likely result in a broken neck - the water would not be deep enough to cushion the impact. See more
Thomas the Apostle. When Jesus wanted to return to Judea, knowing that he would probably be murdered there, Thomas said to the others, "Let us also go there and we might die with him." But Thomas was not remembered for this bravery. His claim to fame came later when he refuses to acknowledge the resurrection. He just couldn't wrap his mind around it. The story goes that he needed to touch Jesus wounds to be convinced.
So was he?
Of course he was. We are all convinced sooner or later, Jack.
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