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White Rabbit 

Jack begins to experience visions of his dead father Christian. He runs into the jungle trying to find him, but things go wrong when he falls down a hill and off a cliff.

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... Sayid Jarrah
... Claire Littleton
... Dr. Jack Shephard
... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
... Shannon Rutherford
... James 'Sawyer' Ford
... Walter 'Walt' Lloyd
... Jin-Soo Kwon
... Sun-Hwa Kwon
... Katherine 'Kate' Austen
... Charlie Pace
... John Locke
... Michael Dawson
... Boone Carlyle
... Dr. Christian Shephard
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Dr. Jack Shephard is not able to save a survivor drowning in the sea and he becomes affected by the incident and the pressure of the community pointing him as a leader. Jack has visions of his father in the island and tries to chase him. Jack's background story is revealed showing the relationship he had with his difficult and unscrupulous surgeon father, and the reason why Jack ventured to Australia. Meanwhile, the finishing water supply is stolen, and everyone suspects the nasty and selfish Sawyer. But Jack resolves his inner problems with his past and finds a source of water for the survivors. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Most of the indoor scenes were filmed inside an abandoned Xerox building. Five years previously, the building was the site of the worst mass shooting in Hawaiian history. See more »

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When Jack enters the water to try and save the woman who is drowning in the shot that shows him swimming towards the camera you can clearly see a jet ski or boat keel trail. See more »

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Dr. Jack Shephard: It's been six days... and we're all still waiting. Waiting for someone to come. Well, what if they don't? We have to stop waiting. We need to start figuring things out. A woman died this morning just going for a swim, and he tried to save her, and now you're about you crucify him? We can't do *this*. Every man for himself is not gonna work. It's time to start organizing. We need to figure out how we're gonna *survive* here. Now I found water... fresh water up in the valley. I'll take a group in...
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References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

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End Title
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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Father issues
16 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

After the shocking revelation at the end of Walkabout, White Rabbit exposes another side of the supernatural aspect of Lost, this time focusing on the show's "hero": Jack Shepard.

The story kicks off with Jack having visions of his dead father, Christian (John Terry), and following the seemingly otherworldly figure into the jungle. Flashbacks explain how father and son had a fragile relationship, also revealing that Jack went to Australia to patch things up, only to have to deal with Christian's death and getting the body back to the States. Another plot point concerns the sudden disappearance of the survivors' water supply, which causes heavily pregnant Claire to have some health issues and everyone else to automatically suspect Sawyer.

While not as emotionally relevant as the previous episode, this still qualifies as great Lost, presenting two intriguing mysteries - what's the deal with the visions, and who stole the water? - and digging further into Jack's past in order to establish his motives and make him a sympathetic leader figure, as opposed to the scheming Sawyer or the spooky Locke. Matthew Fox, having carried much of the dramatic weight in the two-part pilot, really comes into his own in White Rabbit, turning in a charismatic, affecting performance.

In short, Lost keeps going in the right direction. Besides, it's always a good thing when genre shows have titles that reference classic literature: could the island be a much scarier, more realistic version of Wonderland?


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