3.19 "The Brig"

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Episode Title: "The Brig"

Flashback: Locke (On-Island)

Episode Number:
Season 3, Episode 19
Production Number: 3.19
Air Date: 5/02/07


A newly focused Locke breaks away from "The Others" in an attempt to persuade Sawyer to help rid them of a great nemesis that has caused nothing but pain in both of their lives.
Naomi* (The parachutist) and Desmond..
Meanwhile, a new island inhabitant discloses some shocking information about Oceanic Flight 815. As John Locke and company are in the Black Rock; Rosseau appears and takes a crate of Dynamite.

Sawyer (James Ford) and Locke
Desmond and Sayid feel that they cannot trust Jack with the information about the parachutist. It is hard to think badly of Jack after his turn as hero at the beginning, but he is obviously too trusting of Juliette considering her status as a mole. None of us, the viewers, can be sure of her motivation.

The satellite radio from Naomi* (the
parachutist) does not seem to be working.

Rosseau getting dynamiteGuest starring are M.C. Gainey as Mr. Friendly/Tom, Kevin Tighe as Anthony Cooper, Mira Furlan as Danielle Rousseau, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Kimberly Joseph as Cindy and Marsha Thomason as Naomi.

"The Brig" was written by Damon Lindelof & CarltonCuse and directed by Eric Laneuville." (ABC Press Release 4/16/07)

Flashback: Locke (On-Island)

OMG Moments:

John Locke and his father..

Anthony Cooper AKA Sawyer, is finally dead. His killer, as promised, is our very own James "Sawyer" Ford.

New Clues:

The island is not actually on the map. Naomi tells us that the given coordinates were on the middle of the ocean. That goes along with Desmond's escape trial, when he couldn't find out any land outside the island.


  • Was John's dad actually the real Sawyer?
    • Yes. mattGamer 7/9/07
  • What really happened to Flight 815? Why did Naomi say that the plane was found and all the passengers were dead?
    • Charles Widmore set up a fake crash. The real Flight 815 is on the island.
  • Rosseau was in the Black Rock at the same time as John, Sawyer, and Anthony getting dynamite. Why?
    • Last episode explains it all. Rosseau was getting the dynamite to attack the others. mattGamer 7/9/07
  • What does Juliet mean when she says to Jack, "We should tell her." And why doesn't Jack agree that they should share certain information with Kate? What piece of information are the two of them covering up?
    • The information they are witholding is that Juliet was meant to betray them and allow Ben to take the pregnant women. mattgamer 02/04/08
  • What does Cindy mean when she said to Locke, "We've been waiting for you?" Is Locke supposed to be some sort of savior?
  • Maybe it is not possible to get away (the submarine may just be there so people believe they can leave), but it is possible to enter.
  • Maybe the particle accelerator is able to modify the flow of destiny itself?
  • Is it an illusion to establish a link with the outside world?



#1: What happened to Flight 815 could be either real or fake. It might seam that its easy to suppose that the island is somewhere between heaven and earth, so that all people on the island are dead before coming. But, Juliette did not. So, the island is real and people are alive, and what happened to 815 is a fake.
  • UPDATE: Flight 815 crash could be a cover up by Oceanic Airlines because they know about the Island and are hiding it from the world.

#2: The Surreal of " The Brig" : An episode that has Ben saying, " Its a Metaphor" to the " Magic Box" he introduced in a earlier episode, can't be anymore plain in stating the Surreal quality of this show..Yes, its all metaphor. Accepting Illusion as Reality brings us to each of own personal Hell....a hell that becomes our own cross to be bear.

Fascinating it is, in reading all the above. What is fake and what is real is on most contributor's minds. The only thing that is real,,is what and where the viewer is brought to by end of episode. How one " feels" about what these one dimensional yet exaggerated characters do or not and what one finds in their imagination ,,terra metaphor,, in attempting to answer questions surfaced in the episode,,is the only " Real" of LOST. The viewers personal feelings and discoveries in the imagination are the Viewers answers to the Big Question of LOST: Who Am I?. LOST is the Ultimate Reality Show.

The Genius of all this,,is.. its all done by presenting Illusion as reality. Therefore, the only place one can make sense of all the Incongruent,,all the things exaggerated beyond the point of " reality"..is in the Land of the Metaphor, The Surreal....So, The Brig is our own personal hell and of course The Great Easter Egg; Only Fools are enslaved by time and space..is the hint at escape. So,,who is still looking for Hard answers,,still in The Brig , the personal hell, of looking to everybody else for the answers, and who has escaped The Brig, by realizing The Answers await for them in the open ended,,no boundary , land of the Imagination?

Previous Episode: "D.O.C." Next Episode: "The Man Behind The Curtain"

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darcieee ??? 3 May 27 2007, 8:12 PM EDT by darcieee
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where's the idea of kate being pregnant coming from? did i miss an episode? very confused :]
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Port-Ape Couple of plot holes...an updated old one too-- 3 May 27 2007, 1:41 PM EDT by LookingForJacob
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Plot holes are of course rampant in "Lost"...but this episode brings up a few more.

1. Naomi' s ship, if as advanced as her sat-phone, would have had her helo on GPS/satellite tracking before it went down....therefore leading it DIRECTLY to The Island.

2. (An update on an old plot hole) Eventually Michael and Walt will be seen by people who know them....mom, cousins, friends, etc. When that happens, the cover-up of the crash (the sunken plane) would be cast into doubt.

The only way I see around this is if Michael and Walt didn't go back to the USA, or any Western country where their identities would eventually be discovered and they remained in the South Pacific.
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LookingForJacob Dynamite on a slave ship 0 May 27 2007, 1:31 PM EDT by LookingForJacob
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I believe dynamite was invented in 1866, by which time slavery was ended in most of the world (at least on the scale involving ships) making it unlikely that a slave ship would have dynamite on it. On the other hand, an American slave ship would not have likely been in the South Pacific, so the end of American slavery might not apply. Slavery was apparently known in New Zealand until the mid-1860s, though those slaves were not exported from the country.

Of course, Locke could easily be wrong about his interpretation of the Black Rock. Maybe it wasn't a slave ship, and there's some other explanation for the shackled mummies. It's also possible that they were slaves, but the ship was involved in some sort of illegal (at the time) activity involving captive workers.
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