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Every Man for Himself 

The Others perform a sadistic medical procedure on Sawyer in order to prevent him from causing any more mischief.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Eko (credit only)
... Sayid Jarrah (credit only)
... Desmond Hume
... Claire Littleton
... Benjamin 'Ben' Linus
... Dr. Jack Shephard
... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
... James 'Sawyer' Ford
... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
... Sun-Hwa Kwon (credit only)
... Katherine 'Kate' Austen
... Dr. Juliet Burke
... Charlie Pace
... John Locke (credit only)
... Nikki Fernandez (credit only)


Sawyer discovers just how far his captors will go to thwart any plans of escape he and Kate might have when they forcibly and surgically implant a pacemaker in his heart which will detonate if he tries to escape again. Jack is called upon to scrub up in order to save the life of one of "The Others,", a team leader, named Colleen, who was shot by Sun during the theft of the sailboat. Meanwhile, Desmond's behavior begins to perplex Charlie, Hurley, and the rest of the survivors when he starts construction on an unknown device outside Claire's tent. Written by Anonymous

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25 October 2006 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Numbers: In prison Munson's inmate number is 248, Sawyer's is 840. Both 4 and 8 are part of the repeated sequence of numbers. See more »


Near the beginning of the episode, when Desmond offers to help fix Claire's roof, just before Desmond starts speaking, baby Aaron can be seen in the lower left corner of the frame, but is obviously a puppet. See more »


Sawyer: Did you just kill that bunny?
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The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »


References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Lost at it's darkest
3 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Favorite Scene – The only really good scene in the episode. The scene with Boone in the sweat lodge.

Episode 3.4 Every Man for Himself 6/10

Island Plot – Ben goes to drastic means to get Sawyers cooperation. Jack tries to save an Others life.

Flashback – In prison Sawyer tries to con another inmate.

This is the episode where the Hydra Island subplot started to get tedious and a little to dark for my taste. If seeing Sawyer get beat up and emotionally and physically abused for an hour seems fun to you than this is your episode. For me it grows only more tedious with each viewing. Having said that, I have to admit there is a certain perverse pleasure in seeing Ben kick Sawyers rear end. Who knew he had it in him?

The flashbacks are OK and do give an interesting fact about Sawyer personnel life that I didn't see coming. The Jack and Juliet scenes are very good as usual and the subplot with Desmond, Charlie and Claire is mildly interesting. The "surprise" reveal at the end of the episode was pretty lame at the time and hasn't gotten much better.

All and all, not a bad episode but definitely not a classic.

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