When Locke learns that Boone wants to tell their "secret" to Shannon, Locke decides to teach him a lesson, which leads to Shannon's life being "supposedly" placed in sudden peril. Also, Boone and Shannon's dark dark past is revealed in a shocking backstory that recalls his life with Shannon right before the plane crash and presages the return of the beast.
Meanwhile, Kate who has become a confidante to Sun in the forest is puzzled by a soft-spoken Sun's mysterious behavior and revelation that she can speak English, and a hungry Hurley must repay a debt to Jin.
original airdate--January 12,2005 rating--20.81 million
song--"Main Title" (Composed by J.J. Abrams)
- "Run Away! Run Away!" by Michael Giacchino
- "Proper Motivation" by Michael Giacchino
Flashback: Boone, Shannon, and Sawyer
- to a posh tennis club.
- to a house in Australia.
- to Boone at an Australian police station.
- to the same house in Australia.
- to Boone's hotel room in Sydney.
Goofs: When Boone is tied up with his right arm in front and his left arm at his back, just after Locke leaves, Boone tries to lean over to reach the knife. However, in the close-up of his back, it's his right arm that is tied behind him. The same flipped shot is used later, three more times, when he "hears" Shannon scream.
- When Boone is tied up, with the goo in his hair, Locke has only his backpack slung over his left shoulder, when he holds the sheath in his left hand as he raises his right arm to throw the knife. After a brief cut to shocked Boone, Locke is in mid-throw and suddenly his second bag is slung diagonally across his chest and shoulder.
- In Boone's flashback in the hotel, you can see the Sydney Opera House out the window which looks nice, except that in order to see the it from that perspective the hotel would need to be EXACTLY where the Harbour Bridge is, but there are no hotels in Sydney that could provide this angle of view.
- When Sayid opens the lid of the compass to show Jack, in the close-up, all of Sayid's fingernails are short and trimmed, yet, in previous and following shots (including next episode "Special") some of his fingernails (such as the thumbs) are very long again. This occurs in many other episodes, such as "Exodus 2".