Lost (2004–2010)
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A Tale of Two Cities 

Jack, Kate and Sawyer are kidnapped by the Others, who reveal themselves as more sophisticated and savvy than anyone guessed.


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Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Mr. Eko (credit 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)


Jack, Kate and Sawyer are kidnapped by "The Others" and put in different environments. Kate has a shower, gets a dress and is invited to have breakfast on the beach with the leader Henry Gale (who identifies himself under his real name of Ben Linus); Sawyer is locked in a cage for wild animals and without food or water, being "awarded" when he hits a lever as if he were an animal; and Jack is locked in a sort of aquarium, being interrogated and controlled by his handler and the Others doctor, Juliet, who has a complete report about his life. Meanwhile, Jack recalls his divorce process with Sarah and how his desperation and rapid meltdown affected everyone around him, including his father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English | Turkish

Release Date:

4 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book club is reading Carrie by Stephen King, a story about a special child, a recurring theme of the show See more »


Early in season 3, flight 815 is seen on the island breaking up in-flight only a few 100 metres off the ground by Ben and Juliet. However in season 1, when the tail breaks off the plane is at cruising altitude well above the cloud layer. See more »


Sawyer: You okay, Freckles?
Kate Austen: Yeah.
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Crazy Credits

The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »


References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


End Title
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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And That's Just The Beginning.
5 October 2006 | by hard8casino-1See all my reviews

Many people got hooked on the 30sec. and/or 1min spots ABC was running for "Lost" prior to the premiere. The night before Season Three began, I saw an ad that said, "The first five minutes will leave you breathless, and that's just the beginning." The first five minutes lived up to the expectations I had, and passed them with flying colors. This was a great lead into the rest of the season and it can only get better. There is so much mystery and intrigue about who The Other's really are and many fans get angry if we don't find out all the information right away. But it's a slow burn, unraveling mysteries, the reason for why things are taking place, and bringing up more questions. Jack's flashbacks were wonderful. Each episode we'll peer into the mind of the those on this Island, to discover more truth and more past, which all add up to who they are now. The survivors have already changed, but with more time, things will be different. "A Tale of Two Cities" was neither underwhelming nor overwhelming, but done with a great amount of care and love and completely thought out. This season will be far better than the second. Slowly we'll find out what the entire meaning of "Lost" is. And I do mean Slowly.

The answer to why Kate was wearing that dress. Ben, "Because the next two weeks are going to be unpleasant". Now, doesn't that alone just grab your attention?

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