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"Lost" 316 (2009)

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18 February 2009 (Season 5, Episode 6)
Eloise explains that the Oceanic 6 have a very limited window to return to the island, and leaves Jack instructions to bring one of his father's items to John Locke. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Stephen Williams 
Writing credits
Jeffrey Lieber (created by) and
J.J. Abrams (created by) &
Damon Lindelof (created by)

Damon Lindelof (written by) &
Carlton Cuse (written by)

Produced by
J.J. Abrams .... executive producer
Jack Bender .... executive producer
Bryan Burk .... executive producer
Patricia Churchill .... producer (as Pat Churchill)
Carlton Cuse .... executive producer
Ra'uf Glasgow .... producer
Jean Higgins .... co-executive producer
Adam Horowitz .... executive producer
Melinda Hsu Taylor .... co-producer
Edward Kitsis .... executive producer
Amanda Lencioni Barnett .... associate producer (as Amanda Lencioni)
Damon Lindelof .... executive producer
Greggory Nations .... co-producer
Noreen O'Toole .... associate producer
Elizabeth Sarnoff .... co-executive producer
Richard Peter Schroer .... co-producer
Samantha Thomas .... co-producer
Jim Triplett .... associate producer
Brian K. Vaughan .... producer
Stephen Williams .... co-executive producer
Paul Zbyszewski .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Michael Giacchino 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (director of photography) (as John Bartley)
Film Editing by
Stephen Semel 
Casting by
April Webster 
Production Design by
Zack Grobler  (as Zach Grobler)
Art Direction by
Tim Beach 
Set Decoration by
Julieann Getman 
Costume Design by
Roland Sanchez 
Makeup Department
Emily Katz .... makeup supervisor
Steve LaPorte .... makeup department head
Doreen F. Schultz .... department head hair stylist
Production Management
Patricia Churchill .... unit production manager (as Pat Churchill)
Mary Courtney .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Bowen .... second assistant director
Richard Peter Schroer .... first assistant director
Art Department
Troy Arakaki .... greens foreman
Walter Fowler .... props
Derrick Kaupiko .... set dressing gang boss
Robert Scott Kyker .... property master (as Rob Kyker)
Russell Maki .... lead man
Chris Barnes .... lead painter (uncredited)
Guy Belegaud .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Don Bracken .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sara Chesney .... assistant art (uncredited)
Michael Crowe .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Jason Gregg .... prop maker (uncredited)
Sean Hallock .... set dresser (uncredited)
Craig Hoffmann .... assistant props (uncredited)
Craig K. Lewis .... set decorations shopper/buyer (uncredited)
John Marano .... set dresser (uncredited)
Gary Nakano .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Christopher Stanback .... set dresser (uncredited)
James Van Houten .... lead sculptor (uncredited)
Liloa Wong .... lead greensman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... production sound mixer (as Robert Anderson)
Thomas DeGorter .... supervising sound editor (as Thomas E. deGorter)
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor
Ken King .... production sound mixer: second unit
Frank Morrone .... re-recording mixer
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Scott Weber .... re-recording mixer
Goeun Lee .... foley cueing (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Archie Ahuna .... special effects supervisor (as Archie K. Ahuna)
Visual Effects by
Davy Nethercutt .... digital compositor
Mitch Suskin .... visual effects supervisor
Ron Barr .... visual effects artist: Outback Post (uncredited)
Ben Campanaro .... rotoscope artist: Eden FX (uncredited)
Edward M. Ruiz II .... visual effects: Eden FX (uncredited)
Michael Trisler .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... camera operator
Mark Kalaugher .... chief lighting technician (as Mark 'Kiwi' Kalaugher)
Kevin Kersting .... best boy rigging grip
Tommy Lohmann .... camera operator
Michael Rintoul .... camera operator
Mike Schwake .... key grip (as Michael Schwake)
Bill Draheim .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Veronica Collins Rooney .... casting
Rachel Sutton .... casting: Hawaii (as Rachel W. Sutton)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony J. Scarano .... costume supervisor (as Anthony Scarano)
Aaron Millsap .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Scott Ostrowsky .... colorist
Lance Stubblefield .... assistant editor
Jamie Vega Wheeler .... post-production coordinator (as Jamie Kaye Wheeler)
Johnny Kirkwood .... final colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Jim Triplett .... location manager
Music Department
Alex Levy .... music editor
Aaron Meyer .... music preparation
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bruce Hauer .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Concepcion Alicino-Saucedo .... production coordinator (as Concepcion Saucedo)
Stephen Bacquet .... production staff
Andrew Childers .... production assistant
Jessica Cole .... talent coordinator (as Jess Cole)
Diane Frauenholz .... script supervisor
Jim Galasso .... production staff
Gina Hendrick .... production accountant
Ishmail Hills .... production staff (as Ishmail Hill)
Colin Jones .... production staff
Martial Akoni Kaanoi .... production staff
Jon Mumper .... production staff
Stockton David Porter .... production assistant
Paul Santos .... production staff
Stanley Tandal .... production staff
Justin Tolley .... production coordinator
Becky Wills .... production staff
Cory Bird .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Brian Evans .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Christina Garner .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Matthew Goodwin .... key set production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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43 min | Germany:42 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

While he is waiting to board the plane, Hurley can be seen reading the graphic novel "Y: The Last Man." Its author, Brian K. Vaughan, has been a co-producer on a large number of Lost episodes (although not this one).See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Eloise Hawking:I'm sorry to have to tell you this, Desmond, but the Island isn't done with you yet.See more »
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41 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Another phenomenal, emotional, and above all satisfying episode, 18 February 2009
Author: ametaphysicalshark from

"316" is a good deal less frenzied than last week's "This Place is Death", and probably less 'exciting'. Still, the two are on the same level overall, though for different reasons. The emotional content and strength of writing for the characters is at the same (very high) level as last week, but with a clear focus no episode since last season has really had, and an emotional depth which is given more time to sink in than any of the individual scenes in the last episode. I didn't realize how much I missed a clear focus on one character until tonight, although I still prefer "This Place is Death" slightly.

"316" is notable for including only two, very short on-island scenes. This is easily the shortest amount of time spent on the island in any episode thus far and surprisingly, almost preposterously given its obvious importance to the show, the episode didn't really need the island to work. The island's presence is felt constantly through the episode, thematically and when literally referenced, so it never really feels like we're gone for too long. It helps that both scenes (and the latter is really the opening scene replayed with an added thirty seconds or so) are excellent, and it was really surprising to see the iconic first minute or so of "Pilot" play out again. Many were guessing we'd see that at the end of the series, but right now this show is unpredictable in the best way: you may guess the big reveals or guess the story, but you'll never guess how they will tell the story. Unless it's an Elizabeth Sarnoff episode, anyway. You could read all the spoilers available and still be surprised by an episode of "Lost". How great is that?

I think this is possibly Jack's best episode as a character. Not necessarily the best Jack-centric episode (although it is a contender), but the one I felt did most with his character. It was oddly touching to see him go through the little stuff, the awkward morning after with Kate, his visiting his grandfather, etc. It's probably Matthew Fox's best performance, just in how quiet and reserved and subtle it is. The scene with Locke's body in the butcher shop, and the scene where he finally reads Locke's suicide note were genuinely heartbreaking, but not in an over-dramatic way. Stunning, subtle, wonderful writing and acting.

The episode raises some mysteries which will be answered relatively soon (why was Ben so bloody? What happened to Aaron? Desmond? Penny? Sayid?! Who's the middle-eastern-looking guy? etc.), but none of them are annoyingly big ones to add to the many significant mysteries which haven't been answered yet. The whole episode had a creepy, foreboding air, and the near-complete sadness of Jack's existence over the hours in which the episode took place only added to it. Some really nice photography and direction here too. I was personally satisfied with how they got back (especially with the 'proxies', Sayid in Kate's cuffs, etc.) and the conclusion of the episode, though obviously we are still left with some big questions at the end. "316" and "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham", next week's episode, were written concurrently by the same writers ("Lost" auteurs Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse), and I have a feeling I'll appreciate this episode even more when its companion piece, which promises to be even greater, airs next week.

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