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Stranger in a Strange Land 

A power play ensues between Jack and Ben as Juliet's future lies in the balance. Kate and Sawyer deal with the consequences of their escape.

Director:

Paris Barclay

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)
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton (credit only)
Michael Emerson ... Ben Linus
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (credit only)
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon (credit only)
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace (credit only)
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke (credit only)
Kiele Sanchez ... Nikki Fernandez (credit only)
Rodrigo Santoro ... Paulo (credit only)
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Storyline

Sawyer, Kate, and Karl reach their Island at night, and a reluctant Kate wishes to return for Jack. Meanwhile, Jack is interrogated by "Others" constable, Isabel about the incident with Juliet. When she mentions the meaning of his tattoo, he recalls his vacation in the paradisaical island of Phuket, in Thailand, where he dated the sexy, mystic, and mysterious local Achara. Ben has an infection in his spinal column, and Jack negotiates the freedom of Juliet, who was going to be sentenced to death for Pickett's murder. Later Jack recalls what happened to him when he forced Achara to disclose her innermost secret. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 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

In the opening scene Sawyer is singing "Show Me the Way to go Home." The same song was sung by Brody, Quint and Hooper aboard The Orca in "Jaws" while hunting the shark. See more »

Goofs

The tattoo that Jack gets in Thailand is actually a real tattoo on actor Matthew Fox. It is covered with makeup in the flashback scenes, but this is obvious as the color doesn't quite match his skin tone. See more »

Quotes

James 'Sawyer' Ford: I've been with a lot of girls. Some of them worth the trouble, some - not. Every now and again there's one... One You name dumb stars with.
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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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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Main Title
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Written by J.J. Abrams
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The worst episode of "Lost"
10 December 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

I've been guilty of resorting to cheap insults when describing "Stranger in a Strange Land", in addition to doing things like pretending it doesn't exist, skipping it on re-watches of the season (but not this one), and acting like it is the worst thing known to man. The reality is that "Stranger in a Strange Land" is merely a hilariously poor episode which was fortunate to be positioned after two fantastic episodes. Had this come in the midst of the Hydra island pod which opened the season I wouldn't have been the only person who completely gave up on the show. It's slightly worse than "Whatever the Case May Be" and is hence the worst episode of the series. The on-island stuff with the 'sheriff' and the cow-like labels etc. is pretty outrageously dumb on its own but combine it with a flashback about, believe it or not, Jack's TATTOOS, and it gets pretty unbelievably dumb. Not worth talking about in detail.


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