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The Little Prince
Season 5
Episode 4
Air Date February 4, 2009
Writer(s) Brian K. Vaughan
Melinda Hsu Taylor
Director Stephen Williams
Flashforward Kate Austen

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Prev: Jughead
Next: This Place Is Death

The survivors experience more flashes that send them randomly through time, and encounter an unknown group of assailants. Meanwhile, off-island, Kate attempts to discover who has knowledge about the perpetrated lie that she is Aaron's mother.


The episode opens with a flashback of Kate and Jack on Penny's boat, following their rescue in early January 2005. Kate convinces Jack that once returning home that they should claim that Aaron is Kate's biological son, while in fact his mother is Claire Littleton.

In late 2007, Kate leaves Aaron in the care of Sun in order to confront attorney Dan Norton, who is pursuing a maternity test for Kate and Aaron. Norton tells Kate that he is going to meet his client later and Kate decides to follow him. Meanwhile, Ben meets up with Jack and Sayid at the hospital. An orderly attacks Sayid, but Sayid overcomes him, and when he finds Kate's address in his wallet he, Ben and Jack, suspect Kate is the next target. The three decide to split up, with Jack going after Kate, and Sayid and Ben going to the prison where Hurley is being held, following his arrest in The Lie. Jack and Kate follow Norton to a motel where he meets with Claire's mother, Carole. Once Norton leaves, Jack confronts Carole, who is only in Los Angeles to collect on a successful suit against Oceanic Airlines and has nothing to do with the maternity test. At the prison, Ben meets with Norton, who is also acting as Hurley's lawyer and is confident that he can have Hurley released the following morning. Ben and Sayid meet up with Jack and Kate, where Kate figures out that Ben has hired Norton to do the maternity test, while Sun, armed with a gun, watches the conversation from a car with Aaron.

On the island, following the latest time jump at the end of the previous episode Jughead, Charlotte is still unconscious. She eventually wakes up and the group of her, Daniel, Miles, Locke, Sawyer and Juliet leave to travel to the DHARMA Initiative Orchid Station, where Locke believes he can find a way to leave the island. During the course of the episode several others begin to show similar symptoms to Charlotte's. The time jump has brought the group to November 1, 2004, the day of Aaron's birth, an event that Sawyer witnesses, and the death of Boone Carlyle. Another time jump brings them to the future. At their beach camp, they find two outrigger canoes. One of the canoes has a plastic water bottle inside with a label from Ajira Airways. The group takes one of the canoes, which they use to paddle to the other side of the island. They are attacked by unknown assailants and another time jump brings them to 1988, in the middle of the storm that caused a pregnant Danielle Rousseau and her research team's boat to run aground on the island. In their emergency raft, the science team, led by Montand, find Jin unconscious floating on flotsam from the freighter that exploded in There's No Place Like Home. They land on the island and question Jin after he wakes up.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"Thank You, Lord!!...I take that back!!"

- Sawyer

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