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The Man from Tallahassee 

Jack tells Kate that he has made a deal with The Others; Locke hinders Jack's plan to leave the island

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Jack Bender

Writers:

Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume (credit only)
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton (credit only)
Michael Emerson ... Benjamin 'Ben' Linus
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (credit only)
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford (credit only)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon (credit only)
Evangeline Lilly ... Katherine 'Kate' Austen
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace (credit only)
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Kiele Sanchez ... Nikki Fernandez (credit only)
Rodrigo Santoro ... Paulo (credit only)
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Storyline

Kate and Sayid are captured in the 'Others' village while trying to rescue Jack, but John Locke escapes and finds the recovering Ben trapped on his bed. John asks Alex to bring Sayid's backpack with the explosives, and then he goes to the submarine to destroy it. Meanwhile, John recalls how he became paraplegic after having another encounter with his con-artist father, Anthony Cooper, who John tried to thwart his latest con victim, and Mr. Cooper attempted to kill him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Alex is holding a hamster in her portrait that hangs in Ben's home. At one point Ben claims that the electricity came from Hamsters on treadmills. See more »

Goofs

When Alex returns from retrieving Sayid's bag for Locke, the clock on the wall reads 1:40. There is a brief shot of Locke as Alex hands him the bag, and then it returns to Alex's shot and the clock now reads 4:20. It took her around three hours to pass over a bag. See more »

Quotes

Jack Shephard: [leans into Kate's ear so the Other's can't hear... ] I will come back for you.
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The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »

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End Title
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Manipulation at its most enthralling
29 April 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

When 'Lost' was in its prime, it was must-watch television. Remember first watching it, found it remarkably easy to get into, was hooked from the start and was on Season 3 by the end of one week. The general consensus is that the final season is a disappointment and cannot disagree.

Alongside "Not in Portland", "Flashes Before Your Eyes" and "Enter 77", "The Man from Tallahassee" is one of the best Season 3 episodes up to this point of the season. Also feel that it is one of the best of Season 3 in general, one of the best episodes of 'Lost' up to this point and among the best of the show in general. Every aspect of "The Man from Tallahassee" is brilliant and along with "Flashes Before Your Eyes" and "Enter 77" it's as classic as Season 3 got.

The episode has pretty much everything that 'Lost' is all about. It's taut and thought-provoking, also providing some answers like how Locke became a paraplegic. It has an emotional core in the intriguing and at times heartfelt flashback that adds a good deal to Locke rather than going round in circles. It has tense moments also with Ben, as Machiavellian as ever.

On top of all that, it advances characters, shows plot progression rather than repeating itself or being filler and there is some nice foreshadowing. The on-island events are indeed enthralling, with a superb mix of mystery and characterisation and how it all relates to one another (perhaps the most successful episode of the season to do this) and the character interaction keeps one on the edge of their seat.

Can't fault the performances, particularly from Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn acting the socks off the most meat that they've been both able to sink their teeth into for a while.

Nor the stylishness and atmosphere of the visuals, nor the effective use of music, taut writing and the tightly controlled direction (one of the best of the season and perhaps of the show).

In summary, brilliant and classic 'Lost'. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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