Lost: Season 5, Episode 15

Follow the Leader (6 May 2009)

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Jack attempts to follow through with Daniel Faraday's plan to detonate the hydrogen bomb after Faraday is killed, Locke instructs Alpert to take him to Jacob, and Sawyer is interrogated about an incriminating surveillance video.



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Kate and Jack are captured by Charles Widmore but Eloise decides to listen to Jack and take them to the place where the hydrogen bomb is hidden. Jack, Sayid, Richard and Eloise swim beneath the camping and reach the bomb. Meanwhile Sawyer and Juliet are interrogated by the violent Radzinsky and Sawyer tells that they should stop drilling the Swan and leave the island. Hurley, Jin and Miles are found by Chang and they disclose that they are from the future. Locke, Richard, Sun and Ben go to the camp of The Others and Locke tells that he will meet Jacob and invite The Others to join him in his quest. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Pierre Chang accuses Hurley of being from the future, he asks "Who is the president in 1977?". This is the exact question Hurley feared he would be asked when joining the Dharma Initiative in the episode "Namaste" See more »


Dr. Pierre Chang: Your friend Faraday said that you were from the future. I need to know if he was telling the truth.
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Dude, that's ridiculous.
Dr. Pierre Chang: What year were you born? What year?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Uh, 1931?
Dr. Pierre Chang: You're 46?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Yeah. Yes, I am.
Dr. Pierre Chang: So you fought in the Korean War?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: There's no such thing.
Dr. Pierre Chang: Who's the president of the United States?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: All right, dude. We're from the future. Sorry.
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References Super Bowl XII (1978) See more »


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This episode felt like seeing a compass pointing south instead of north.
7 May 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This time John and Ben were back and to tell the truth I really missed their arc. However It's really interesting to see that the writers keep developing the whole John and Jack relationship, man of faith versus man of science. But in some way the recent events managed to blur the lines between these two, making the story even more interesting. For example I specially enjoyed the scenes between Jack and Kate. In fact some of their dialogs astonished because I never expected specific words to ever come out from their mouth. I also really liked John's scenes and one of them should blow you away. In fact we already saw one of that type but involving other characters. But it doesn't make it less impressive. In other productions viewing a scene from different points is common but here time is involved, shifting anything further and preventing us from anticipating things. So most events are unpredictable, making the show even more fascinating. An other element I liked was the mystic side of some scenes, similar to the one with Ben in Dead is Dead. Last but not least do I have to tell about Juliet and Sawyer ? Seriously it's impossible not to care about these two. They're just the perfect match. Moreover I really appreciate the time spent to develop their relationship with Jack and Kate. Connections have never been so important. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if Kate and Juliet were actually twin sisters, just joking.

So it seems the Island will never stop to amaze us. Every time we think the characters know what they're doing, some radical event manages to switch polarities.

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