The Greater Good
Episode 21 of 24 within Season One. Item 22 of 151 overall.
Production number 120.
Leonard Dick - Writer
David Grossman - Director
245 votes

After burying one of their own, tempers flare as the castaways' suspicions of each other grow - and an unlikely survivor vows revenge.

Meanwhile, Claire and Charlie struggle to calm her newborn.

original airdate--May 4,2005            rating--17.20 million


songs--"Main Title" (Composed by J.J. Abrams)

  1. "Shannonigans" by Michael Giacchino
  2. "Booneral" by Michael Giacchino


Flashback-- Sayid Jarrah

  1. to Sayid, being escorted through the airport and taken to a back room.
  2. to Sayid, having accepted the deal.
  3. to Sayid playing soccer with Essam.
  4. to Sayid as he's pulled into a van with Essam and Haddad.
  5. to Sayid, meeting with his CIA and ASIS contacts.

Goof -- When Sayid exits the back of the white van, the reflection of the Steadicam and the Steadicam operator is reflected in the door that he closes, as he quickly moves away.

  • Sayid and Essam are sitting in a plaza, and you can see newspaper boxes over their shoulders. Australia doesn't have newspaper boxes.
  • When Sayid is in Essam's apartment, while they are holding their glasses of tea, the positions of the glasses change between shots. For example, in one close-up the handle is under Essam's fingers, but in the next shot it's on the other side.
  • When Charlie walks with the crying baby on the beach, he meets Hurley and later Sawyer, and then later when Sawyer reads the "engine story" to sooth Turniphead, throughout these shots the baby's blanket constantly jumps off, on, off, etc.
  • When Jack attacks Locke they fall on the ground with Jack on top. Then Jack gets dragged off Locke but when it cuts Jack is still lying on Locke and gets dragged off him again.


related items

Previous episode :
021 Lost: The Journey
Next episode :
023 Born To Run

alternative title

Also known as - Sides

regional titles

The Greater Good
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An Chéasta Mórcheantar
Il bene superiore
The Greater Good