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SEASON 3 - Episode Summaries

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The Brig
Original Air Date: 05/02/2007

Sawyer gets up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, and runs into Locke.Sawyer asks why he joined the enemy.Locke denies joining them - he claims he infiltrated them.He's undercover.He's kidnapped Ben and wants Sawyer to kill him.

WHOOSH back eight days ago.Ben reveals Locke's father, Cooper, is on the island and held captive.Ben tells Locke that Locke himself brought his father here, but Locke denies it.Ben tells Locke that they are leaving in the morning.He asks if Locke wants to come with them.Locke says yes.Ben tells Locke he can say good-bye to Kate.She's a few buildings over.

Charlie and Hurley argue with Desmond about letting Jack examine the parachute woman.Desmond wants to know if they can vouch for Jack, give their word that Jack can be trusted.But Charlie and Hurley realize they can't.Desmond says they need to bring in someone they can trust - and Hurley goes to Sayid.

Locke and Sawyer trek through the jungle - when BAM! Sawyer hits Locke in the head with the butt of his gun and knocks him to the ground.

Sawyer grabs Locke's knife, and holds it at Locke's throat.He wants to know what's really going on.Locke tells Sawyer to trust him.He really does have Ben tied up and he wants Sawyer to kill him.Locke can't do it himself - that's why he came for Sawyer.Sawyer says he ain't killing nobody.They'll bring Ben back to the camp.Locke insists that Sawyer will change his mind once he hears what Ben has to say.

WHOOSH back three days ago.Locke is with the Others helping Cindy pitch her tent.He goes to talk to Ben, and overhears Juliet's taped message for Ben.Ben explains his plan: Juliet is getting information on the women, then they'll go into the camp and take them.Locke is troubled by this and asks about the remaining people at the camp.Ben assures him it isn't the first time they've done that type of thing.And then Ben stands up.He can walk now thanks to Locke.Since he showed up, Ben has regained feeling in his legs.Ben tells Locke he can't wait to show him what the island can do, things Locke can't imagine, except Locke isn't ready yet.

He's still crippled.Cooper is tied to a column, and in front of all the Others, Ben tells Locke to kill him.As long as Cooper is still breathing, Locke will still be the same pathetic little man who got kicked off the Walkabout tour because he couldn't walk.Locke tries but can't kill Cooper.Ben announces to the group that Locke is not who they thought he was.

At the beach camp, Sayid talks to the parachute woman.She says her name is Naomi Dorrit, and that her freighter is about eighty nautical miles west of the island.She's part of the search-and-rescue team.She tells Sayid that flight 815 was found in a trench four miles deep.They sent down a camera and saw all the bodies there.Sayid says it's obvious they're not dead.Who was she looking for?Naomi points to Desmond.The company she works for was hired by Penelope Widmore, whom she never met.A few weeks ago Ms.Widmore gave them a set of coordinates that were in the middle of the ocean.They didn't know about the island.

Naomi gives Sayid her sat-phone.

He tries to fix it, but he says he's never seen equipment that sophisticated.He gets it working, and they pick up Rousseau's distress signal.However, Sayid realizes it is blocking the ability to send a transmission of their own.Kate walks by, sees the phone and asks about it.Sayid tells her about Naomi.

Locke leads Sawyer to the Black Rock.He says he has Ben tied up in the brig.Locke opens the door, and sure enough there's a man tied up with a bag over his head.However, when Sawyer goes inside the brig, Locke slams the door shut.Sawyer bangs on the door, but Locke won't let him out.

Cooper reveals to Sawyer that the "bald bastard" is his son.Sawyer wants to know how he got there.Cooper tells him that he was driving on the I-10 in Tallahassee when a car hit him.He slammed into the divider, and next thing he knew paramedics were strapping him into an ambulance.They inserted an I.V., he blacked out, and when he woke up in a strange room, the door opened and Locke was standing there.

Cooper believes they're in hell, but Sawyer tells him they're on an island.Cooper tells them they're all dead, that they found the plane at the bottom of the ocean.Cooper goes on to tell Sawyer that he conned Locke into giving him one of his kidneys and Locke never got over it.Sawyer just looks at him.Conned?Sawyer asks Cooper his name.Cooper says a con man goes by many names.He lists them, and at the name Tom Sawyer, Sawyer stops him.He tells Cooper his name is Sawyer, too.

WHOOSH back two days ago.Richard Alpert tells Locke that the point of Ben's exercise was to embarrass him.Ben knew Locke wasn't going to kill his own father.He doesn't want people to think that John is special.Alpert says that Ben was been wasting their time with fertility problems, and that they are looking for someone to remind them they are here for more important reasons.Alpert wants to help Locke find his purpose, and to do that Cooper has to go.And since Locke can't do it& He hands Locke the file on Sawyer and tells him to read it.

At the beach camp, Kate approaches Jack.She doesn't want to say anything in front of Juliet, but Jack insists it's okay.Kate tells him about Naomi.Jack wants to know how Naomi was going to contact her boat, and Kate tells him about the sat-phone.Juliet asks if they should tell Kate something, but Jack says not yet.

In the Black Rock brig, Sawyer asks Cooper if he's ever been to Jasper, Alabama.Cooper says yeah.Sawyer tells Cooper he killed his daddy.Sawyer takes his letter out and tells Cooper to read it.Cooper mocks Sawyer as he reads.Cooper even remembers Sawyer's mother - Mary.He refuses to finish the letter and rips it up.Sawyer snaps.He grabs some chains, wraps them around Cooper's neck, and strangles him.Cooper struggles, but Sawyer holds on tight and kills him.

Locke opens the door and looks at the body of his father.He tells Sawyer thank you.Sawyer asks Locke why he did this, and Locke says Cooper ruined both their lives.Locke then tells Sawyer that Juliet is a mole and what Ben's plan is.

He gives Sawyer the tape recorder that Ben had in his tent.Locke swiped it.He wants Sawyer to warn the camp.Locke isn't going back with him, and he was never "undercover."Locke is on his own journey.

Sawyer starts back for the beach camp.Locke puts Cooper's body in a burlap sack, hefts it over his shoulder and heads off to join Ben.



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The Man Behind the Curtain
Original Air Date: 05/09/2007

Roger Linus carries his newborn baby and his wife, Emily, who has just given birth and is dying, to the closest road and flags down a passing car.Horace and Olivia Goodspeed stop and offer to take them into town when Emily tells Roger to name the baby Benjamin, and then she dies.

WHOOSH to the island, were Alpert asks Ben if he wants the tape recorder with instructions for Juliet taken back to the medical station.But Ben thought Alpert already took it.He goes outside to ask Tom about it - and sees Locke walking into their camp carrying the body of his father.Locke reminds Ben that if he killed his father, Ben would tell him everything about the island.Locke throws the body down and suggests Ben start at the beginning.

Ben tells Locke that he isn't the leader of their community.Everyone answers to someone, and Ben answers to Jacob.Locke then wants to be taken to Jacob, but Ben can't do that.Jacob will only talk to be Ben.Ben was born on the island and everyone else was brought there.

Jacob trusts Ben and tells him what to do.No one else has even seen him.Locke thinks Ben is lying but makes Ben take him to Jacob anyway.

Flashback to Roger and an eleven-year-old Ben arriving to the island and being greeted by Horace Goodsped.Roger thanks Horace for the opportunity.Roger and Ben are taken to processing where they watch a welcome video with Dr.Marvin Candle, and then Roger is given his job assignment: workman.Roger is not happy about it.He thought he'd be helping to change the world, not clean up after everyone.But that is his only option.He has no choice, and he begrudgingly accepts the position.

Young Ben goes to Dharma school.Their teacher, Olivia Goodspeed, is giving a science lecture when KA-BOOM! There's an explosion in the distance.Air raid sirens start to wail, and Olivia tells everyone to take their positions.Young Ben is scared, but his friend, Annie, tells him it's the hostiles.They'll be okay, and she holds his hand.That night, young Ben overhears his dad arguing with Horace about the attack.

Roger is mad and drunk.He says this isn't what he signed up for, and he wants another thirty grand for hazard pay.Horace reminds Roger that he did him a favor  and Roger kicks Horace out.

Ben hears a tapping on his window.He looks over - and sees his dead mother staring back at him! Young Ben stumbles backwards, and when he looks up again she's gone.Later, on his birthday, young Ben comes home and finds Roger passed out in his chair surrounded by empty beer cans.Ben takes his father's boots off and Roger wakes up.He sees an unwrapped box given to Ben and realizes he forgot Ben's birthday.Roger apologizes, saying it's hard to celebrate the day Ben killed his mom.He and Emily were out on a hike, but Ben just had to come two months early.Now Emily's gone and he's stuck on this island with Ben.The words cut deep, and Ben runs off crying.He runs through the jungle and sees his mother again.He runs towards her, but she's on the other side of the pylon fence.She stops him from crossing the boundary, telling him it's not time yet, then disappears back into the jungle.

WHOOSH to the beach camp, where Sawyer returns a changed man.He finds Sayid, who asks what happened to him.Sawyer says it doesn't matter.He gives Sayid the tape recorder proving that Juliet is a mole.They immediately go to Juliet's tent, but she's not there.Kate tells them she left with Jack right after she told them about Naomi.Sayid is not pleased that Kate told Jack about Naomi, and they play the incriminating tape for her.

Ben and Locke trek through the jungle to see Jacob.They reach a break in the trees.On the ground is a line in gray ash that encircles the area in front of them, and in the center is a cabin.Ben says, "We're here."

Flashback to young Ben in a clearing at the pylon fence.He enters a code into a pylon keypad, and disarms the fence.Ben runs into the jungle looking for his mom and meets Richard Alpert.Young Ben tells Alpert she's dead but she's here and she talked to him.Alpert believes Ben and asks what she said.Ben tells him she said that he couldn't go with her.

It wasn't time yet.This seems to have great significance to Alpert.Ben wants to go with Alpert, but he says no, he can't.Alpert tells him to go back to his people.Young Ben says he doesn't want to go back.He hates it there.Alpert tells him if that's what he really wants - go back, think about it and be patient.

WHOOSH to Ben and Locke step onto the porch of the cabin.It's creepy.Ben tells Locke to turn off the flashlight.Like Locke, Jacob doesn't like technology.Ben lights a lantern.He announces out loud that he's there with Locke, and they enter the cabin.It's dark.Inside is a small stove, a table and a chair, but it's empty.No one is there.Ben talks to the chair and introduces Locke.Locke is confused.Who is Ben talking to?Ben says Jacob is sitting right there.Can't Locke see him?Locke says no.Ben says he knows someone is there and that Locke is too limited to see.Locke turns to leave, and then he hears a voice."Help me."Locke asks Ben what he said, but Ben didn't say anything.Locke turns on his flashlight - then BOOM! Everything goes crazy! The cabin starts shaking, a window shatters, the lantern falls and starts a small fire.

Locke is knocked to the ground and drops the flashlight.As the beam of light rolls around, Locke sees what looks like Ben struggling with someone.Locke scrambles out of the cabin and runs into the jungle.Soon Ben emerges.Locke asks what was that?Ben says that was Jacob.

At the beach camp, everyone is crowded around Naomi.They all have just been told about her, and they question why she was kept secret.Sayid says Naomi represents their best chance of getting off the island, and they wanted to keep it safe from Jack.He believes Jack is one of them now.Sawyer plays the tape, and they hear the last message Juliet recorded for Ben about Sun's pregnancy.They are shocked.Right then Jack and Juliet return.Juliet tells Sawyer to turn the tape over and play the other side.He does, and they hear Ben's message in response.He reveals their plan of invading the camp and taking the women.Juliet confesses that she told Jack what Ben was making her do after she performed Sun's ultrasound.Jack tells the group he hasn't figured out a plan yet, but they have some catching up to do.

Ben and Locke head back.Locke insists there is no Jacob, that Ben is a fraud and it's time he told his people the truth.Ben says yes, some of the things he said were not true.Like him being born on the island.Locke asks where he come from then.

Flashback to adult Ben getting ready for work.He's a janitor just like his dad.Roger picks him up in a blue Dharma VW van, and they drive off.Ben mentions it's his birthday.Roger suggests they head up to the Mesa and drink some beers; have a little father and son time.Ben asks if Roger really blames him for his mother's death.Roger shrugs.Ben keeps looking at his watch, and Roger asks why.Ben says he missed his mom as much as Roger did, but the difference is he's had to put up with Roger  and that required a tremendous amount of patience.Ben says good-bye and pulls out a gas mask and a canister.He puts the mask on and opens the canister.Soon he sees a trickle of blood leak out of Roger's nose.Roger suddenly jerks in pain.Ben calmly watches from behind the gas mask as his father flails, shudders and finally dies.

Ben gets out of the van and walks back to the barracks.And there, scattered everywhere, lie bodies.All of the Dharma Initiative members are dead.Ben sees Alpert come out of the jungle along with the rest of the Others.Alpert gestures to them, and they begin collecting the bodies.

WHOOSH back to Ben and Locke standing over a mass grave where the Others dumped the bodies of the Dharma Initiative.Ben tells Locke that these were his people.They came seeking harmony but couldn't even coexist with the island's original inhabitants.Ben says when it became clear one side had to be purged, he did what he had to do in order to survive.He was smart enough not to end up in this ditch& and that makes him considerably smarter than Locke  and then he shoots Locke.Locke pitches forward and tumbles into the mass grave.Ben asks what Jacob said to him.Locke tells him.Ben says he certainly hopes Jacob can help him, then he turns and walks away.



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Greatest Hits
Original Air Date: 05/16/2007

Jack and Juliet lead the beach camp into the jungle.Jack tells them that he knows what Ben's plan is and he has a way to fight back.Rousseau connects two wires to a battery and KA-BOOM! A nearby tree explodes.Jack explains that Juliet is going to mark the tents with white rocks as instructed by Ben, but when the Others come there isn't going to be anyone inside the tents.They'll be filled with dynamite from the Black Rock, and they're going to blow the Others to hell.Charlie catches Desmond looking at him strangely and knows he just saw a flash but Desmond denies it.

As everyone prepares for the attack, Naomi asks Charlie who are the people they are going to war with.Charlie tells her it's a long story.He tells her that he's also from Manchester like she is and that he was in a band called Drive Shaft.The name rings a bell for Naomi and realizes Charlie is the dead rock star.She tells him that Drive Shaft put out a new album, a "Greatest Hits" thing, after the accident.

Sayid tells Jack he hasn't been able to transmit with the sat-phone because Rousseau's distress signal is overriding the frequency.

Since Naomi's boat is only eighty miles off shore, he wants to go to the radio tower and turn off the message.That will allow her boat to receive the sat-phone signal.But Juliet says no, they won't - Ben is using a Dharma station to jam all signals from the island with a station called the Looking Glass.

Desmond reveals to Charlie that he did have a vision.He saw Claire and Aaron getting into a helicopter that lifts off and leaves the island.Charlie is excited.But Desmond tells Charlie for there to be any rescue, Charlie has to die.Charlie asks how.Desmond describes a room full of equipment.There's a blinking yellow light, and Charlie flips a switch.The light goes out - and then he drowns.Charlie wants to make sure if he does that, if he puts himself in danger, Claire and Aaron really do get on that helicopter and off the island.Desmond assures him they do.

Sayid shows Jack and Juliet a schematic of the Looking Glass station from the folder he took out of the Flame Station.

Juliet says the Looking Glass station was used to guide the sub back and forth, but there was some accident and Ben said it was flooded.Sayid points out that if they follow the cable out into the ocean, it should lead to the station.It has a "moon pool" which he can swim through, get inside and disable the relay switch.Jack says no, it's a suicide mission.There's no way to get back.Sayid says if they don't, they'll never get off this island.

And then Charlie volunteers to do it.He'll swim down and turn off the switch.Jack says no.Charlie tells him he was the junior swim champion of Northern England.He can hold his breath for four minutes.Jack says there's no reason to do it now.They can deal with it after they take care of the Others.

Rousseau realizes they don't have enough wire to trigger the dynamite safely from a distance, and Jack gets a group together to start stripping wire from the plane wreckage.As they are stripping wire, they notice someone sailing towards the beach.

A guy leaps out of the boat and runs ashore.Sayid tackles him, but Sawyer recognizes that it's Karl.He tells them he is okay - Karl was prisoner in the cage next to him.Karl tells them the Others are coming - not tomorrow night but right now!

People are worried.Rousseau says there's not enough time or wire to set up the dynamite.Sayid suggests they shoot the dynamite.They'll need three sharp shooters.Jack decides they also can't risk losing their chance to contact Naomi's boat.He orders everyone to leave the camp and make for the radio tower.He turns to Charlie and asks if he's still up for a swim.Charlie says yes, and Claire is suddenly worried for him.Jin and Bernard volunteer to be the shooters along with Sayid.Jack wants to be the third shooter, but Sayid tells him he can't - he's got to lead the group to the radio tower.

Charlie says his good-bye to Claire.She knows he is volunteering for something dangerous and doesn't want him doing it.Charlie lies and says everything is going to be all right.

He'll be with her at the radio tower before she knows it.He kisses her one last time and walks away knowing he'll never see her again.As everyone in the beach camp gathers their things to head out, Claire lifts Aaron out of his crib - and doesn't see Charlie's D.S.ring.He left it for her and Aaron, passing it along to his "family."

Charlie and Desmond row out to the point where the cable goes straight down into the ocean.They're over the Looking Glass station.Charlie then hands a list to Desmond and asks him to give it to Claire.It's the five best moments of his life, his own greatest hits:

5) The first time he heard himself on the radio.On a deserted road in England, Drive Shaft's van has a flat and Charlie is changing the tire in the rain.Charlie argues with Liam, saying the band is a joke.They're broke and no one is buying their album.Charlie tells Liam he quits - but then they hear "You All Everybody" on the radio for the first time.Hearing his words and his voice is almost too much to comprehend.

Unbridled joy whips through the guys, and all thoughts of quitting are forgotten.

4) Dad teaching him to swim at Butlin's.At a summer camp, a nervous young Charlie stands at the edge of a pool while his gruff dad tells him to jump in, he'll catch him.Liam warns Charlie their dad won't.Then his dad's voice turns gentle and soothing.Charlie jumps in, and his dad does catch him.Charlie swims with his dad's help, laughing and utterly delighted.

3) The Christmas Liam gave him the D.S.ring.Christmas morning on their Finland tour, Liam gives Charlie the D.S.ring as a gift.The ring is a family heirloom passed down through generations and given to Liam by their mom because Liam was the first born.The initials D.S.stood for their ancestor, and it's why they named their band Drive Shaft.Charlie says he can't take it but Liam insists.He acknowledges that he's a junky and a mess and he'll be lucky to make it to thirty.Liam says Charlie is different.Charlie is going to get married and have a family, and the ring has to stay within the family.

Liam wants Charlie to take it because he'll know it's safe.Charlie is clearly touched.

2) Woman outside Covent Garden calls him a hero.While trying to avoid a downpour, Charlie hears a woman being mugged scream for help.He runs in and hits the mugger with his guitar case.The mugger releases the woman and runs away.Charlie admits he was scared.The woman says he's a hero, that three other people walked by and didn't help her.Charlie tries to dismiss it, but she's insistent.He's a hero, and don't let anybody ever tell him differently.Charlie is deeply moved.

1) The night he met Claire.On the night of the crash, Charlie sees a pregnant woman struggling to get comfortable by a fire.He is struck for a moment, and then he approaches her with a blanket.He can see she's clearly worried, and he tells her they're going to be all right.Charmed, she thanks him.They smile at each other.There is chemistry between them, and it's the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

Desmond is touched by the list and offers to dive down in Charlie's place and flip the switch.

Charlie pretends to go along with this change of plans but then knocks Desmond out with an oar.He says they both know Desmond isn't suppose to take his place.Charlie stuffs his greatest hits list in Desmond's pocket, grabs the weight belt, takes a deep breath, wipes away his tears and jumps into the ocean.

With the weight belt, Charlie drops quickly.He swims along the underside of the station looking for the moon pool entrance.He finds it, swims up into it - and surfaces into the station.He sucks in air and then realizes it isn't flooded.Juliet was wrong.And more importantly, Charlie is alive! But then he hears a door open and sees two women enter.And they have guns pointed right at him.

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