Lost (2004–2010)
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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.

Director:

Stephen Williams

Writers:

Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume
Jeremy Davies ... Dr. Daniel Faraday (credit only)
Michael Emerson ... Ben Linus
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford (credit only)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon
Ken Leung ... Miles Straume (credit only)
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke (credit only)
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Raymond J. Barry ... Ray Shephard
Jeff Fahey ... Frank Lapidus
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Storyline

Ben takes Jack, Sun, and Desmond to meet with Faraday's mother, scientist Eloise Hawking, (whom Desmond remembers years earlier leading him on the path to the island). Eloise tells them when and where the island will appear in time and the "window" to reach it, as well as the circumstances that brought them there in the first place. Jack decides to return with the corpse of Locke despite his doubts as to what may lie head for them, while Kate, Sayid, and Hurley need more convincing. Jack also visits his grandfather, residing in a nursing home, which leads him to do a little soul searching to seek his path. Written by matt-282

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Production Co:

Bad Robot, ABC Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jack asks Ben on the plane "How can you read?" Ben says "My mother taught me" Earlier in season 3 we learned that Ben's mother died giving birth to him. See more »

Goofs

The Aircraft they take to Guam is a Boeing 737, Distance to Guam is well over 6100 NM, almost more than twice the maximum range of this aircraft. Further, the cockpit scene shows 3 thrust levers, while the Boeing 737 only has 2 engines. See more »

Quotes

Jack Shephard: And the other people on this plane, what's gonna happen to them?
Ben Linus: Who cares?
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Soundtracks

Excelsior Lady (Dharma Lady)
Performed by The Donkeys (Geronimo Jackson)
Released 2008
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Searching for soul
10 July 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.

Season 4 was a solid season, with high points such as "The Beginning of the End", the three part finale and particularly "The Constant" and the only disappointments (though they were still decent) being "The Other Woman" and "Eggtown". "Because You Left" couldn't be a better way to start Season 5, definitely among the stronger 'Lost' season openers and one of the most confident and most settled. The episodes between that and this were also good to great, with the weakest "Jughead" still having a lot of great values.

"316" is one of the season's and show's best episodes. It has pretty much everything that 'Lost' is all about. It's taut and thought-provoking, providing new mysteries and questions if not exactly resolutions or answers here, but what could have been a problem in this regard was not annoying at all because everything else was so exceptional. The on-island events are minimal here but what there is is foreboding, tense, emotional and above all gripping.

On top of all that, it advances characters, shows plot progression rather than repeating itself or being filler. There are surprising moments and also illuminating ones, Jack's development here is some of his most intriguing and tells us more than what we already know and doesn't reiterate. As far as Jack-centric episodes go, "316" is a strong contender for the best.

Also found "316" to be a non-stop thrill ride of insane entertainment value, edge of your seat tension, unsettling spookiness and very emotional moments. The more dialogue-driven parts is a case of it being thought-probing, relevant and adding a lot rather than slowing things down and rambling.

Can't fault the performances, particularly from Michael Emerson and Matthew Fox, the latter giving some of his best acting of the show.

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

In summation, exceptional. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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