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Some Like It Hoth 

Miles is chosen by Horace to transport a dead body across the island. During the trip, Miles reveals to Hurley that Dr. Pierre Chang (a.k.a. Dr. Marvin Candle) is his father, whom he resents for leaving him and his mother.

Director:

Jack Bender

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 (credit only)
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume (credit only)
Jeremy Davies ... Dr. Daniel Faraday
Michael Emerson ... Ben Linus (credit only)
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon (credit only)
Ken Leung ... Miles Straume
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke (credit only)
Tim DeZarn ... Trevor (as Tim deZarn)
Patrick Fischler ... Phil
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Storyline

When Miles receives instructions from Dr. Chang to dispose of a dead Dharma worker's body, Miles and Hurley learn more about what the Dharma Initiative is constructing in a remote part of the jungle, and what Miles' connection is to Dr. Chang. More of Miles' background story is shown about his upbringing and ability to communicate with the dead. Meanwhile, Kate arouses Roger's suspicion to his son's disappearance, and Phil discovers that Sawyer/Phil was responsible for abducting Ben and delivering him to the Others/Hostiles. Written by matt-282

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bad Robot, ABC Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When little Miles hears the dead man talking to him at the apartment building he goes to room 4. When he picks up the bunny to get the key there is a swirl on the bunny's ear in the shape of an 8. 4 and 8 are the first of the island's "numbers". See more »

Goofs

When Jack is talking to Ben's father in the classroom in 1977, there is a periodic table on the wall behind them. The chart contains man-made elements that were not synthesized until 2000. See more »

Quotes

Miles Straume: [referring to Hugo's movie script] What the hell is this?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: I'm writing "Empire Strikes Back."
Miles Straume: Uh, I'm sorry. What?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: It's 1977, right? So "Star Wars" just came out. And pretty soon, George Lucas is gonna look for a sequel. I've seen "Empire" 200 times, so I figured I'd made life easier and send him the script... with a couple improvements.
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Connections

References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Will Keep Us Together
(uncredited)
Written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Performed by Captain & Tennille
Album "Love Will Keep Us Together" 1975
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Getting to know Miles
10 August 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, the weakest being a long way from low-points.

"Some Like it Hoth" is a very good episode, albeit not one of the show's best. It's taut and thought-provoking, providing some questions as well as some answers here. The on-island events are emotional and above all gripping.

On top of all that, it shows plot progression rather than repeating itself or being filler as such. Admittedly there are episodes that advance the characters more, Miles is the most developed character here, and having content that enhance the mystery and make it go somewhere. There are surprising moments and also illuminating ones, with a major revelation that leaves one floored. It was great having development to Miles and having an episode centred around him.

Also found "Some Like it Hoth" to be an episode full of entertainment value, tension and 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. The character dynamics are surprising and with interesting perspectives and the little shocks do shock. The episode is not action heavy but it's not dull either.

Can't fault the performances, particularly from Ken Leung, with some of his best acting and character writing 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.

Summing up, very good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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