"Not in Portland" is the seventh episode in Season 3 of Lost, and the fifty-sixth episode of the series as a whole. It was the first episode to follow the season's opening "miniseason" and subsequent 13-week broadcasting hiatus. The broadcast of "Not in Portland" was preceded by a new recap episode titled "Lost Survivor Guide". While Jack is in command as the fate of Ben's life rests in his hands, Kate and Sawyer help Alex in return for a boat, and Juliet makes a shocking decision that could endanger her standing with her people.
Juliet sits on a beach, crying, as the sun sets over the water. Heading inside a bleakly lit corridor, she passes Ethan, who gives her a "hello." Inside a candlelit room, Juliet finds a woman sleeping. Using a zippered kit, she removes a syringe and fills it with a substance marked A4993-E3. The woman then awakes, and Juliet discusses treating her, not because she is her doctor, but because she is her sister. After injecting her sister whom she calls "Rachel," Juliet draws back the curtains, to reveal not the Island, but Miami.
Juliet sneaks into the Miami Central University Medical Research Laboratory after hours. She gets a call from Diana, a secretary at Mittelos, and "Dr. Burke" as she is called confirms her appointment to see Dr. Alpert the following day. Inside the lab room, Juliet pockets several bottles of the medicine she previously used on her sister, but is interrupted by a man and woman entering the room, flirting and caressing each other. Juliet hides, but her cell phone rings, giving her away instantly. The man moves over, and after Juliet makes up a story as to why she is there, he introduces Sherry to Juliet Burke, his ex-wife. He asks Juliet to leave, and to shut the lights off.
Some time later, returning to work, Juliet studies genetic data on her computer, but is interrupted by Sherry, who besides being involved with her ex is also an employee, Juliet is asked to report to Dr. Edmund Burke immediately. In his office, Edmund reveals that he is fully aware of what she has been doing and suspects that the patient is her sister. He wants to collaborate as her findings could change the face of medical science, making both of them rich. Juliet is given little option with the threat from Edmund that refusal could mean ethical and even legal scrutiny.Juliet attends her meeting with Richard Alpert from Mittelos Bioscience, who is presenting a slide show about their facilities in Portland, Oregon, in the hope of recruiting her as a head of department. His pitch of independent funding and research freedom intrigues Juliet, who asks why they are interested in her. Alpert talks about Juliet's research, specifically the fact that she managed to impregnate a male field mouse; he is clearly impressed with her work.
Back at home, Juliet tells her sister about the interview and her feelings of failure, but is shocked to learn that she has not failed: Rachel is pregnant. Rachel has the box and instructions for a Widmore Home Pregnancy Kit on the table. With the resolve that all she must do now is get healthy again, Rachel and Juliet embrace, and talk about confronting Edmund.
Juliet goes to the morgue to identify Edmund's body and sign paperwork. The doctor leaves her alone and she starts to cry. She is interrupted by the appearance of Ethan Rom and Richard Alpert. She half recognizes Ethan, and then begins to think back to her interview where she had spoken about Edmund getting hit by a bus. Alpert brushes off the comment, saying he doesn't recall, and that Juliet must still be in shock; she cannot blame herself for that "tragic accident." He reveals knowing about her sister because of their "very thorough recruitment process" and asks once more for Juliet to come to Portland, just for six months. Juliet asks whether she can bring her sister, but Alpert admits it may be difficult for her to get her treatment at such a remote facility, as it is in fact "not quite in Portland".
In the Hydra surgery room, Jack uses the walkie to tell Kate to leave the island with Sawyer and contact him when she's safe with the story he told her when they first met. With the Others' attention drawn for the moment, they attack and knock out Pickett and Jason, but not before Sawyer electrocutes Pickett with the food button. They escape the cages, locking the Others inside. Back in surgery, Juliet calls Jack's bluff and instructs Ivan to get Danny and recapture Austen and Ford, authorizing them to kill them if necessary. Juliet tells Jack that they can't escape because they are on a separate island. This only angers Jack, who reveals how Juliet had asked him to kill Ben. Though she denies it, Tom orders Juliet to leave the room.
While Ivan releases Danny and Jason, Kate and Sawyer make it to the beach and call Jack to ask for help in getting a boat. Danny and the two Others catch up, however, chasing them into the woods and destroying the walkie in the crossfire. Sawyer runs out of ammo and Kate is about to get shot by Jason when Alex shoots him with her slingshot and motions for Kate and Sawyer to follow her. She brings them to a hole covered by a grass facade.
Ben wakes up and overhears Tom confronting Jack about Juliet's betrayal. Ben asks that Juliet be brought to him, and Tom fetches her.
Kate, Sawyer and Alex leave their hiding place. Alex says there is no tunnel to the main island but that she will take them to a boat if they help her rescue her boyfriend, Karl, who is being held prisoner somewhere on the island.
Ben congratulates Jack on his ploy and then asks to speak to Juliet alone. Jack and Tom watch from the observation room but cannot hear what Ben and Juliet discuss. Tom says that Ben and Juliet "have history." Juliet comes out, tears in her eyes, and asks Jack to finish the surgery. In return, Juliet will help his friends escape.
Juliet then goes to the video surveillance room where she tries to spot Kate and Sawyer on one of the many video monitors. She zooms in to find out that they are with Alex.Alex brings Sawyer and Kate to another part of the Hydra compound in the jungle. An Other named Aldo is sitting guard outside, reading Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, and Alex approaches, claiming to have captured Kate and Sawyer. As they argue about "her dad" not wanting her to be there, Sawyer knocks him over and mocks him for falling for the "ol' Wookiee prisoner gag."
Danny and company find Aldo, just as Juliet catches up with them after monitoring Kate and Sawyer's location from the Hydra video feeds. She tells Danny about her new orders to let them leave, but Danny counters that Ben would rather die than let them go.
Jack continues the surgery. He asks Tom why they didn't take Ben off the island for surgery. Tom starts to say something about when the "sky turned purple" but is interrupted when Jack accidentally snags an artery.
The fugitives load Karl onto Alex's small canoe. Sawyer comments on Alex being the "boss' daughter," and she acknowledges this. Danny arrives, ready to kill Sawyer, but before he can do so, Juliet appears, shooting him several times in the chest. Juliet tells them to leave on the boat, but that Alex must stay behind because that's the only way Ben will let Karl live. Alex agrees, saying goodbye to Karl. Juliet gives Kate her walkie-talkie.
The surgery is interrupted by Kate on the walkie-talkie informing Jack that they have a boat and are being let go by Juliet. Jack makes her tell him the story he told her when they first met, about how he conquered his fear when one of his early surgery patients was in jeopardy, by counting to five. The story focuses Jack and he is able to stabilize Ben. He makes Kate promise never to come back for him, and Sawyer, Kate, and Karl reluctantly sail back to the main island in the canoe as Alex and Juliet watch on.
Juliet returns to the station, and meets Jack in the observation room. He asks what will happen now that he has removed the tumor for Ben, and Juliet says he'll go back to his cell until they figure out what to do with him. Jack demands to know what Ben said to make Juliet want to save his life, and she reveals that she has been on the island for three years, two months, and twenty-eight days, and that Ben told her if she co-operated and he lived, he would let her go home. Juliet becomes emotional and leaves the room.
|Recurring themes in Lost|
|Black and white • Car accidents • Character connections • Deceptions and cons • Dreams • Eyes • Fate versus free will • Good and bad people • Imprisonment • Isolation • Life and death • Missing body parts • Nicknames • The Numbers • Parent issues • Pregnancies • Rain • Rebirth • Redemption • Relationships • Revenge • Sacrifice • Secrets • Time|
|Cultural references in Lost
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|Art • Books • Cars • Games • Movies and TV • Music • Philosophy • Religion and ideologies • Science|
|Storyline analysis in Lost|
|A-Missions • Crimes • Economics • Leadership • O-Missions • Relationships • F-Missions • Rivalries|
|Literary techniques in Lost|
|Comparative: Irony • Juxtaposition • Foreshadowing Plotting: Cliffhanger • Plot twist Stock Characters: Archetype • Redshirt • Unseen character
Story: Flashbacks • Flash-forwards • Flash-sideways • Regularly spoken phrases • Symbolism • Unreliable narrator
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Galactic Civil War
Not much is known about Derek's life, other than that he was born into a family of four a year after the end of the Clone Wars. He was abducted along with one hundred and forty-nine other children at the age of six by the Empire and trained to be an efficient, ruthless soldier.
Derek and his new siblings were put through rigorous training and conditioning during their childhood years. They each had individual instructors, who formed bonds with their students as time passed. Courses included hikes though the snowy plains of Hoth, up the titanic mountains of Cato Neimoidia, and through the hazardous forests of Felucia. All of the Dark Trooper candidates learned how to load, hold, and fire a weapon by the age of ten, and were far more intelligent than any other children their age. They were studying academy-level lessons by the age of eleven, and by the time they turned thirteen, they had already been placed into squads of four and were running war simulations with the skill of modern soldiers.
When they reached the age of fifteen, Derek and the rest of the Dark troopers were given chemical injections to improve certain body functions, including eye sight, physical strength, reaction time, and bone strength. The procedure took six days, after which the candidates took a week to recover from. Their reaction times were reduced to a fraction of what it had been, while their muscle and bone strength was effectively doubled. Their eyesight increased exponentially, and they all had the capability to see in the dark.
When the Dark troopers reached the age of twenty, they were given sets of specialized battle armor, designed by the Imperial R&D division and codenamed SHADOW. It was a vast improvement over the standard Storm Commando and clone commando armor, utilizing several systems from both, and a few new ones. For example, the inside of the armor was layered with not only beskar alloy, but laminanium as well. It held a layer of crystalized computer data, allowing AIs to be inserted into the suit and give the Dark Troopers up to date intelligence while on the battlefield. It had a small shield generator powered by a compact fusion reactor on the back of the suit, wrist shotos that drew power from the reactor, and magnetic pads for holding weapons and for clinging onto metallic surfaces.
The Imperial navy also gave the Dark Troopers a mobile training and deployment facility-a modified Victory III-class Star Destroyer, christened Pillar of Winter. It was outiftted with an internal firing range that ran the length of half the ship, several holochambers for simulated battles, over a dozen armories and weapons storage areas, and a powerful cloaking generator.
Invader of Darkness
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Asian-English & Korean Booster Pack
Dark Crisis - Invasion of Chaos
Duelist Pack: Yugi
Premium Pack 1 (KR)
Exclusive Pack - Movie Pack
Expansion Pack Vol.1 - Expansion Pack Vol.2
Expansion Pack Vol.3
Tournament Pack 1 - Tournament Pack 2
Tournament Pack 3 - Tournament Pack 4
Tournament Pack 5 - Tournament Pack 6
Jaden Yuki - Chazz Princeton - Jaden Yuki 2
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Tournament Pack 2007 Vol.3 - Tournament Pack 2007 Vol.4
Tournament Pack 2008 Vol.1 - Tournament Pack 2008 Vol.2
Tournament Pack 2008 Vol.3 - Tournament Pack 2008 Vol.4
Tournament Pack 2009 Vol.1 - Tournament Pack 2009 Vol.2
Tournament Pack 2009 Vol.3
Synchro Awakening!! - Invasion of Worms!!
Justice Strikes Back!! - Demon Roar God Revival!!
Champion of Chaos!! - Dragunity of the Hurricane
Charge of the Genex - Pulse of the Trisula
Series 1 - Series 2 - Series 3
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Series 4 - Series 5 - Series 6
Series 7 - Series 8 - Series 9
Series 10 - Series 11
Cyberdark Impact - Strike of Neos
Force of the Breaker - Tactical Evolution
Gladiator's Assault - The Duelist Genesis
Crossroads of Chaos - Crimson Crisis
Raging Battle - Anciant Prophecy
Asian-English & Korean Starter DecksJoey - Kaiba - Pegasus - Yugi
Kaiba Evolution - Yugi Evolution
Yugi - Kaiba - Joey - Pegasus
Blaze of Destruction - Fury from the Deep
Warrior's Triumph - Spellcaster's Judgment
Invincible Fortress - Lord of the Storm
Dinosaur's Rage - Machine Re-Volt
Surge of Radiance - Curse of Darkness
Revival of the Great Dragon
Advent of the Emperor - Zombie World
Lord of the Magicians - Warrior's Strike
Asian-English & Korean Strucutre DecksSpellcaster's Command
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