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"Because You Left"
Season
Episode

5
01
Airdate
January 21, 2009
Running time
41:47
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"Because You Left" is the premiere episode of Season 5 of Lost and the eighty-seventh produced hour of the series as a whole. It was originally broadcast on January 21, 2009, and was followed immediately by "The Lie". Jack and Ben attempt to assemble the Oceanic Six for a return to the Island while the survivors left behind begin experiencing strange time shifts after the Island's "move".

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On the Island

1977

Chang's alarm clock at 8:15

At 8:15 a.m., a man whose face can't be seen hits the snooze button on his alarm clock. Next to him, an Asian woman hears a baby making noise from a crib in the other room and tells the man it's his turn to take care of the child. After putting on a record, "Shotgun Willie" by Willie Nelson, he gives his baby a heated bottle of milk before showering, shaving and getting dressed for the day. When the record starts skipping, he turns the player off.

Chang filming the Arrow orientation video

The man walks to one of the other buildings in the Barracks, where a camera crew has set up to record the first take of the second DHARMA Initiative orientation video. He is revealed to be Dr. Pierre Chang. The director offers Pierre a script, but he says he does not need it and indicates he is in a hurry to begin as he puts on a DHARMA Initiative lab coat. As filming begins, Pierre identifies himself as Dr. Marvin Candle and begins to describe the station's primary purpose, indicating that it involves protecting the DHARMA Initiative from anyone who lived on the Island before they arrived. Suddenly, Pierre is interrupted by a concerned worker named Eric barging into the room. Dr. Chang curses and demands an explanation; Eric says that there is a problem at the Orchid.

Chang is handed sonar image of the frozen wheel.

Eric drives Dr. Chang to the Orchid in a DHARMA Initiative van, and they make their way past the construction workers to the elevator. After descending, Pierre puts on a hard hat and walks out into the subterranean station, which appears to be under construction. A foreman tells him that in the process of tunneling through a certain spot according to Dr. Chang's plans, six carbon drill bits have melted and a drill operator has been incapacitated. He shows Pierre the seemingly impenetrable rock wall while the drill operator lies on the ground nearby with a nosebleed. The foreman shows Chang a printout which he says came from SONAR-imaging of the wall. It reveals the outline of the frozen wheel in an open chamber 20 meters behind the wall.

Chang in the Orchid

As the foreman begins to outline his plan to blow through the rock and expose the inner chamber, Dr. Chang emphatically forbids the foreman to set explosives in the area for any reason whatsoever. He believes there is an incredible amount of power on the other side that will allow them to manipulate time. When the foreman asks incredulously if they will be able to travel to the past and assassinate Hitler, Pierre tells him not to be absurd, saying that there are laws which cannot be broken even if one has the ability to manipulate time. Dr. Chang orders the foreman not to drill anymore because doing so might allow the energy to escape, with potentially catastrophic results. As Chang leaves, he bumps into a worker who is looking down and carrying an air-gas tank. The worker apologizes, and when he looks up, he is revealed to be Daniel Faraday, wearing a DHARMA Initiative jumpsuit with the name tag "Joe" on it. As DHARMA Initiative medics in hardhats carry the drill operator away on a stretcher, the foreman remarks to Daniel that Pierre must think they are stupid if he thinks they will believe in the possibility of time travel.

Between 2001 and 2002

Locke finds himself separated from Richard and the Others.

Immediately after Ben turns the frozen wheel, a loud noise is heard and a flash lights up the sky above all the survivors who are still on the island. As the light dissipates, Locke realizes that it is suddenly raining, and Richard and the Others, along with their entire campsite, have vanished. Confused and alone, he shouts for anyone in earshot.

On the Zodiac, Neil asks what the light was. Daniel, noting that they can still see the island, says that the raft "must have been inside the radius."

Faraday concludes the survivors' camp hasn't been built yet.

On the beach, Juliet and Sawyer realize that the smoke from the freighter has disappeared. Sawyer tells Juliet that the helicopter was heading for the freighter. Suddenly, Bernard emerges from the jungle, shouting for Rose, who arrives a few seconds later. Sawyer tries to calm them down, suggesting that they head back to the beach camp, but Bernard exclaims that the camp is gone. Indeed, all of the tents are gone, along with the kitchen and all of their crucial supplies. Just then, Daniel arrives with the other survivors from the Zodiac, insisting that the camp is not gone. Charlotte embraces him in relief at his safe return, but Sawyer interrupts their reunion and demands to know who Daniel is. After Miles tells Sawyer that Dan is their physicist, Dan asks Juliet to quickly take him to something manmade on the Island. Juliet tells him that there is a Dharma station - albeit one that imploded - 15 minutes from the camp. Daniel is prepared to leave immediately, before the flash of light has a chance to happen again. When Sawyer prods him about his statement about the camp, he replies "Your camp isn't gone. It hasn't been built yet".

Faraday attempts to explain the Island's time shifts.

As Sawyer, Juliet, Daniel, Charlotte and Miles head toward the Swan, Faraday asks them to move faster. Sawyer demands that Faraday explain what is happening. Faraday says that it would be too hard to explain to a quantum physicist, much less Sawyer, and again insists that they keep moving. However, after Sawyer loses his temper and slaps Dan, he tells them to imagine the Island as a record that is skipping. The Island is now "dislodged" in time, and either the Island or the survivors are now moving through time. Sounding concerned, he asks if the survivors' group is all accounted for. Sawyer says no, realizing that Locke is unaccounted for (Claire is missing as well, though no one mentions her).

Ethan holds a time-traveling Locke at gun-point.

Meanwhile, while climbing a hill, Locke narrowly misses being struck by a damaged, low-flying plane, which then crashes in the jungle. Finding a Virgin Mary statue that had fallen from the plane, he realizes that the plane is the Beechcraft that he and Boone found in the jungle. (It had been perched on a cliff for years when they discovered it in 2004). Locke arrives at the crash site and tries to climb up the cliff to the plane, shouting for survivors, but he is cut short by gunfire from the jungle below. One of the bullets hits him in the leg, and he falls to the ground, stunned. The shooter runs out of the jungle and reveals himself to be Ethan. Assuming that Locke was on the plane, he demands to know how many others were onboard. Locke tries to explain who he is, stating that he wasn't on the plane, and that he knows who Ethan is. Locke tells Ethan he was appointed by Ben as the leader of the Others, but Ethan says that this is ridiculous, and prepares to shoot him. Then - just in time to rescue Locke - the white light appears again (though Ethan does not appear to notice it) and the day suddenly turns to night.

2007

The survivors find the now destroyed Swan station.

Locke sees that the Beechcraft is now decaying on the ground, where it fell when Boone climbed inside. Elsewhere, the group arrives at the Swan, which is still a crater in the ground, prompting them to conclude that Flight 815 has already crashed. Sawyer argues that they could change the past by stopping Jack and the others from launching the helicopter (which they believe crashed in the ocean). Faraday, however, is adamant that the past is like a street - one can move back and forth along it, but one cannot create a new street.

Richard instructs Locke on his future meeting with his own self.

Meanwhile, John sees a moving light in the darkness, which turns out to be Richard walking out of the jungle, holding a torch and a first aid kit. Richard removes the bullet from Locke's leg, explaining that he, Locke, told him where to find him - or rather will tell him. Richard gives him a compass that he must give back to Richard the next time he sees him; Richard says he won't recognize him then. He also tells John that the only way to save the Island is to get those who left to come back; and in order to do that, he will have to die.

Between 2001 and 2002

Desmond, in a DHARMA HAZMAT suit, encounters Faraday at the Swan back door.

Another flash occurs and the hiking group realizes that the crater has disappeared. Juliet uncovers the hatch in the ground, now intact as Locke and Boone originally discovered it. The group quickly moves to the rear entrance and Sawyer repeatedly knocks on the door, but nobody responds. Faraday reiterates that Sawyer won't be able to meet Desmond because Desmond didn't remember meeting him in the past. After everyone else leaves for the beach, however, Faraday goes to his knapsack and retrieves his notebook. After paging through it while mumbling to himself, he goes and knocks on the Swan door himself, and Desmond opens the door momentarily, armed and wearing a HAZMAT suit. Faraday tells Desmond that he is uniquely special, and that only he can help them because "the rules" don't apply to him. Daniel instructs a confused Desmond to seek out his mother in Oxford if he escapes the Island. As he is about to say his mother's name, another flash occurs, once more causing a timeshift. Unlike Ethan and Richard, when talking to Locke, Desmond appears to have been able to see and hear the flash.

Off the Island

Jack looks down at John Locke's body.

Inside the Hoffs/Drawlar Funeral Parlor where "Jeremy Bentham"'s funeral was held, Ben asks Jack to close Locke's casket so that they can put it in the van out back. When Jack inquires as to where they are going to take John, Ben tells him that before they take him anywhere, they must pick up Hurley. Jack informs Ben that Hurley is in the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute and Ben thinks that will make him the easiest of the remaining Oceanic Six to recruit. When Ben refers to them as Jack's "friends", Jack replies that they're not his friends. He wonders aloud how all this happened, and Ben responds coldly, "It happened because you left, Jack."

Ben implies they will never know the fate of those left behind.

Later, Jack shaves his beard off in a hotel room, and Ben lays out a suit for him to wear. Ben tells Jack that once they get Hugo they will then find Sun, Sayid, and Kate, but Jack doubts they will be able to recruit them all. Ben then reveals to Jack that he has not seen Locke since when just before he moved the Island in 2004. Jack tells Ben that John told him that everyone that they left behind on the island would die unless he returned to the island. Ben asks Jack if Locke told him what happened to those they left behind after the Island moved. When Jack says Locke did not tell him Ben remarks that they will never know what happened to them then.

Kate is confronted by Dan Norton.

In Los Angeles, Kate is at home, watching cartoons with Aaron, when she is visited by Dan Norton, an attorney working for an unknown client. Norton claims to have a court order to conduct a blood test to determine if Aaron is actually Kate's child. Kate refuses to allow the test and tells Norton to leave, which he does, saying that he will be back with a sheriff. Kate frantically packs a bag, grabbing an envelope of cash and a gun (which were hidden in her room). She tells Aaron that they are going "on vacation" before picking him up and leaving.

Charles Widmore asks Sun what their common interests are.

At Heathrow Airport in London, Sun attempts to fly to Los Angeles via Oceanic Airlines, but finds herself locked in a room by airport security. Charles Widmore reveals himself as her captor, saying that he is angry that she had the "audacity" to approach him the way she did in London, in broad daylight in front of his work associates, but he still wishes to talk about their "common interests." When asked what exactly those interests are, Sun replies, "To kill Benjamin Linus."

In their hotel room, Ben and Jack see a television news report about Hurley's escape from Santa Rosa after apparently murdering a man. Ben realizes that their plan to reunite the Oceanic Six has just become more complicated.

Hurley and Sayid make their way towards the safehouse.
Meanwhile, Hurley and Sayid stop at a fast food restaurant before going to the safe house, which is in an apartment building. While walking toward the room, Hurley asks Sayid about the man Sayid killed (who Hurley is now accused of murdering). Sayid doesn't know who the man was, but said that he was armed and that he'd been watching Hurley for some reason, which made him "an enemy", especially after what happened to Locke. When Hurley comments on Sayid's paranoia, Sayid reveals that he has been working for Ben Linus and cautions Hurley that, if Linus ever tells him to do anything, he should do the exact opposite. Sayid notices that a piece of tape that he'd placed on the door to the room has been broken, indicating that someone has entered the safe house.
Desmond reveals to Penny they are going to Oxford.
One man attacks Sayid at the door, and Sayid quickly kills him by throwing him over the balcony. Another man attacks him inside, and after a lengthy fight, Sayid kills him too, but not before he is shot with an anesthetizing dart, which renders him unconscious a moment later. A passerby notices the dead body of the first man, and takes a picture of Hurley with a gun in his hand and covered in what appears to be blood (it is actually ketchup). Hurley runs inside, rescues Sayid, and the two escape.

Finally, on a sailing boat with Penny in an unknown location, Desmond wakes up, remembering what Faraday told him. While Penny brushes off the experience as a bad dream, Desmond insists that it was a real memory. He sets off for Oxford to find Daniel's mother.


Trivia

General

  • A green ceramic alien head is visible under the stereo on the shelf as Pierre Chang walks into the Barracks recreation room and films the orientation film for the Arrow.
  • The Arrow filming includes workers sporting the main DHARMA logo: Fern ("crew"), Jay ("worker"), and presumably Kyker (the director named on the clapper board, a likely reference to Lost property master, Rob Kyker who also played Jacob for a time). They are interrupted by Eric ("construction") and meet Tony ("construction") and Faraday, dressed as Joe ("construction").
  • Penelope and Desmond are both seen wearing wedding rings in the final scenes, indicating that they marry after being reunited.
  • When Desmond and Daniel are talking, and the flash is just about to happen, Desmond seems to notice the noise and bright sky right before the time shift. The other non-Survivors this episode, Ethan and Richard, didn't seem to notice anything. Desmond most likely can see/hear the flash because he is "special".
  • The scene from the opening of the episode was seen from a different perspective in "The Variable".
  • The scene of Richard treating Locke's wound was seen from a different perspective in "Follow the Leader".


Production notes

A previously unseen shot of the Oceanic Six arriving home
  • There is a new shot shown in the recap at the beginning of this episode that features an overhead view of the US Coast Guard plane as the Oceanic Six are greeted by their family members. That shot was not featured in any aired or otherwise officially released version of "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1". It was, however, also featured in the "Lost: Destiny Calls" clip show that preceded this episode.
  • Daniel Dae Kim is credited as a regular in this episode although Jin does not appear.
  • This episode marks the first time Pierre Chang appears outside a DHARMA video on the show.
  • According to DarkUFO, the opening scene of "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" was originally intended to be the opening scene of this episode. The roles of Caesar and Ilana were originally cast for the season premiere because of that. Supposedly, the new opening scene with Pierre Chang and Daniel Faraday (from "The Variable") was added later, after it was decided to use the scene following the crash of Ajira Airways Flight 316 as part of "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" instead.[1]
  • The season premiere featured nine local actors in the two back-to-back episodes.[1]
  • Together with "The Lie", "Because You Left" had the highest ratings of the Season 5 episodes on ABC, with a total of 13.316 million viewers.
  • An audio commentary by producers/writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse is available for this episode on the Season 5 DVD.
    • According to the audio commentary, the scene where Daniel explains the Island skipping like a record was originally going to take place much later in the episode. The scene was re-shot and added earlier in the episode at a later date. This was because the producers felt the viewers would be less confused when given an explanation earlier in the episode.
  • In the "Building 23 & Beyond with Michael Emerson" featurette on the season 5 DVD, a writer's board notes this episode as Jack and Locke centric.


Bloopers and continuity errors

Adobe Photoshop is used as document scanning software.
  • When the alarm clock goes off in the opening scene, the alarm itself isn't actually set. The alarm is set on the left-side of the clock and is set to 12:00.
  • The man who took a picture of Hurley with the gun wouldn't have been able to get a visible picture because it was dark out and there was no flash on the phone.
  • On the zodiac raft, Steve Jenkins and another unnamed background extra played by Steve Tanizaki were visible immediately before the Island moved in "There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3", but when the sky turns normal again in this episode, both Steve and the unnamed extra are missing. Furthermore, they appear to have been replaced by Neil "Frogurt", who was not seen on the raft in "There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3".
  • When the Island moves, Locke covers his face with his left arm; but when the flash finishes, the scene has been flipped which makes it appear he's got his right arm up.
  • Sun's passport is displayed in an unlikely format:
  • Adobe Photoshop in Windows XP is shown as being document scanning software.
  • The network connection icons in the lower right corner of the computer screen show that the computer has neither a working WLAN nor an Ethernet LAN connection.
  • There are many inconsistencies between the human-readable information and the machine-readable zone of the passport:[2]
  • SKA is not a valid ISO code; it should have been KOR.
  • Her birthday is encoded as April 4, 1972.
  • Her nationality is encoded as Japan.
  • Her passport expiry is encoded as May 31, 2006, although the human-readable part shows 2011.
  • The computer's time display does not match the time seen on a wall clock a few seconds later.
  • The passport was issued in 2001; it is extremely unlikely that Sun managed to keep her original passport throughout her time on the island.
  • When the witness takes a picture of Hurley with the gun, the man Sayid threw over the railing is shown in a different position than the one in which he landed.
  • Desmond opens the Swan door to answer Daniel's knocking wearing the HAZMAT suit. However, Kelvin never let him out of the hatch. Desmond knew he did not have to wear anything when following Kelvin in "Live Together, Die Alone."
  • The rip in Desmond's HAZMAT suit is now on the left leg, as opposed to when it was on Kelvin's right leg in "Live Together, Die Alone".
  • Desmond is lowering the anchor into the water during the final scene instead of raising it.
  • The construction foreman at the Orchid describes an image as a SONAR image. SONaR (SOund NAvigation and Ranging) is normally associated with sub-surface maritime navigation, ranging to avoid collision and/or targeting of torpedoes and depth-charges.
  • In the footage of the waiting family members in "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1," the family members were shown gathered at the back of the C-130; in the long shot in this episode, they were lined up along the side of the fuselage.


Recurring themes


Recurring themes in Lost
Black and whiteCar accidentsCharacter connectionsDeceptions and consDreamsEyesFate versus free willGood and bad peopleImprisonmentIsolationLife and deathMissing body partsNicknamesThe NumbersParent issuesPregnanciesRainRebirthRedemptionRelationshipsRevengeSacrificeSecretsTime
  • The people on the Island are skipping through time. (Time)
  • In the beginning of the episode, the alarm goes off at 8:15. (The Numbers)
  • The face of the alarm clock. (Black and white)
  • Shotgun Willie, the record Pierre Chang puts on. (Black and white)
  • Someone is suspicious of Aaron's parentage. (Parent Issues)
  • Juliet tells Daniel that the Swan is a 15-minute walk from the camp. (The Numbers)
  • Desmond meets Daniel for the second linear time before Daniel arrived on the Island from the Freighter. (Character connections)
  • As Sun goes down the escalator at the airport, the woman on the intercom mentions flight 23 to Paris at Gate 15. (The Numbers)
  • Daniel tricks the other people into leaving him alone at the Hatch, so that he can speak to Desmond alone. (Deceptions and Cons)
  • The DHARMA orientation films are filmed in the Barracks recreation room using costumes and props to make it appear that Pierre Chang is in a study or office. (Deceptions and Cons)
  • It rains after the island moves. (Rain)
  • Dogs are barking as Sayid and Hurley reach the safehouse. (Animals)
  • Desmond recalls his hidden memories in form of a dream. (Dreams)
  • Sun is locked in a room at the airport. (Imprisonment)
  • Locke finds himself (once more) isolated from everybody he knows, except occasionally from Richard. (Isolation)
  • Sawyer calls Daniel "Danny Boy" and "Dilbert", and Charlotte "Ginger". Kate calls Aaron "Goober". (Nicknames)
  • In order to save everybody on the Island, Locke will presumably have to die, according to Richard. (Sacrifice)
  • Pierre's record starts skipping just as the singer sings the line "can't make a record if you". (Irony)
  • The name of the law firm hired to get blood samples from Kate and Aaron in order to find out if Aaron really is Kate's son, is "Agostini and Norton" - an anagram for "Aaron isn't, don't go in". (Anagrams)


Cultural references

Cultural references in Lost
(direct references only)
ArtBooksCarsGamesMovies and TVMusicPhilosophyReligion and ideologiesScience
  • "Shotgun Willie": Pierre Chang puts on this 1973 song by Willie Nelson, from the album of the same name. (Music)
  • Hitler: One of the DHARMA construction workers proposes to use the time effects of the Orchid to kill Hitler. Adolf Hitler was the leader of the German Nazi Party. He was the ruler of Germany from 1933 to 1945. (Ideologies)
    • A common theme of many time travel stories in science fiction is the attempt to kill Hitler, which either fails or makes things worse. [1] (Literature)  (Movies and TV)
  • A Christmas Carol: Sawyer calls himself the "Ghost of Christmas Future," a reference to one of the spirits who visits Ebenezer Scrooge in this book by Charles Dickens. Published in 1843, A Christmas Carol is considered by some to be the first depiction of time travel in a novel. (Literature)
  • Gilligan's Island: Sawyer calls Charlotte "Ginger" after he slaps Daniel Faraday. Ginger is a reference to ginger-haired Ginger Grant, a character on Gilligan's Island, a classic U.S. television show about a group of people that were stranded on a tropical island. The character had a bit of an attitude (like Charlotte) and hung out with a brainy professor (like Faraday). (Movies and TV)
  • Dilbert: Sawyer calls Daniel Faraday "Dilbert" when Faraday tries to convince him of the futility of his plan to enter the Swan station through the "back door" to stock up on supplies. Dilbert is the main character of an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams who, like Faraday, is consummately dressed in a white shirt with a black tie. (Literature)
  • Futurama: In the episode "Time Keeps on Slipping" from this animated sci-fi sitcom, one of the characters describes the time skips in the same manner as Daniel: a record player skipping. (Movies and TV)
  • "Danny Boy": While questioning why Faraday knows so much about everything that is going on, Sawyer calls Faraday "Danny Boy", a reference to this Irish ballad. This song is often sung at funerals and is considered to be an unofficial Irish song. In the episode "Three Minutes", Sawyer had a brief conversation with Jack about taking "the Irish drink" after someone dies, even though neither men are Irish. (Music)


Literary techniques

Literary techniques in Lost
ComparativeIronyJuxtapositionForeshadowing PlottingCliffhangerPlot twist Stock Characters:  ArchetypeRedshirtUnseen character
Story:  FlashbacksFlash-forwardsFlash-sidewaysRegularly spoken phrasesSymbolismUnreliable narrator 
  • The episode begins with a record skipping, which is later used as a metaphor by Daniel for how the Island is moving through time. (Foreshadowing)
  • The beginning of the episode is similar to the beginning of Season 2 and Season 3. In all of these episodes we're introduced to an unknown person, who we're not able to recognize at first. The person then turns on the record player (or cd player as we see in Season 3), and begins to do some daily activities, grooming for example. Furthermore all of the season beginnings starts off slowly and calm, but is at some point interrupted by something chaotic (Hurley blasting through the pile of fruits in Season 4 for example). (Juxtaposition)
  • Faraday insists that they can't change the past or stop what's happening, and Sawyer asks him who can; Faraday doesn't respond. This foreshadows Faraday's statement that Desmond is special and the "rules" don't apply to him, implying that Desmond can, in fact, change things. Also the cut after that statement was to Locke, which might be a bluff. (Foreshadowing)
  • Locke's fall from the tree and landing on his back parallels his fall from the hotel window. He lays there initially in fear that he is paralyzed again. (Irony)
  • When Locke is separated from the Others, he is left in the jungle with nothing but a knife and his wits; literally the situation he longed for in "Walkabout". (Irony)
  • Aaron is watching a cartoon with several vehicles rushing frantically, foreshadowing Kate's running away quickly after being pressed by the attorney Dan Norton. (Foreshadowing)
  • The foreman expressed disbelief at the idea of time travel to Daniel, who agrees, covering the fact that he is actually a time traveler. (Irony)
  • Sawyer calls for a "time out", and later Juliet says, "it's been a long day". (Irony)
  • After running for a long time in her past, Kate will have to become a fugitive again in her future. (Irony)
  • Daniel is moved through time at the exact moment he was about to say the name of his mother, which Desmond shall meet at Oxford University. As such, the name is never revealed. (Cliffhanger)
  • Richard says, "What comes around goes around," in reference to Locke being shot by Ethan. It was Ethan who was shot and killed by the survivors. (Irony)
  • Richard treats Locke for his gunshot wound, telling him he's bleeding to death, therefore saving his life. Shortly after, Richard tells Locke that Locke must die. (Irony)
  • Pierre Chang says "God help us all" to the DHARMA foreman in the Orchid. (Regularly spoken phrases)
  • At the Swan, Sawyer tells Desmond twice to "Open this damn door!". (Regularly spoken phrases)
  • Desmond at the Swan asks Faraday, "Are you him?" (Regularly spoken phrases)
  • Daniel tells Desmond that he is "special". (Regularly spoken phrases)


Storyline analysis

Storyline analysis in Lost
A-MissionsCrimesEconomicsLeadershipO-MissionsRelationshipsF-MissionsRivalries
  • Sayid kills two men in the safe house. (Crimes)
  • Juliet and Sawyer are seen as new leading figures for the castaways. (Leadership)
  • Ethan is told that, according to Ben Linus, Locke is supposed to be the new leader of Ethan's people. (Leadership)
  • Even though Sayid works for Ben Linus, he warns Hugo against him, telling Hugo to always do the exact opposite of what Linus says. (Rivalries)


Episode references


Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
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  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Because You Left/Theories
  • Who built the frozen wheel?
  • Why does Daniel think that the rules of time don’t apply to Desmond?

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://darkufo.blogspot.com/2009/02/season-5-opening-scene-was-altered.html
  2. Machine Readable Passport Zones

External links

  • ABC Medianet Press Release (12/31/08): Press release

This article uses material from the "Because You Left" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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