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This Place Is Death
This Place Is Death
Season 5
Episode 5
Air Date February 11, 2009
Writer(s) Edward Kitsis
Adam Horowitz
Director Paul Edwards
Flashforward Jin Kwon & Sun Kwon

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The group continues to make their way to the Orchid Station in the hopes of stopping the increasingly violent flashes. Meanwhile, off-island, Jack, Ben, Sun and Desmond arrive at the church to meet with Eloise Hawking.


In late 2007, following the events of the previous episode, The Little Prince, Sun confronts Ben during his meeting with Kate, Jack and Sayid. She intends to kill him; however, he reveals to her that her husband, Jin, is still alive on the island. She reluctantly agrees to go with him and Jack to another location, where he can substantiate his claims. They go to a church, where Ben shows her Jin's wedding ring, which Ben took from Locke as proof that Jin is alive. Desmond Hume arrives at the church, in his search for the mother of Daniel Faraday, Eloise Hawking. The four go inside the church, where Eloise is disappointed that Ben did not bring the rest of the Oceanic Six.

On the island, following the latest time jump which has brought the survivors to 1988, Jin and Danielle's science team go in search of a radio tower that is broadcasting the Numbers. They are attacked by the smoke monster, which drags Montand into a tunnel that leads to a temple, severing his arm in the process. The rest of the team, except Danielle, follow him into the tunnel and another time jump brings Jin forward two months in time. He first encounters the recently killed bodies of two of Danielle's crewmembers. He then witnesses Danielle kill her lover Robert because she believes that the rest of the team became infected while inside the temple. Danielle also attempts to kill Jin, however another time shift occurs and Jin is reunited with the other survivors: Sawyer, Locke, Juliet, Miles, Charlotte and Daniel.

The group is on their way to the DHARMA Initiative Orchid Station, where Locke believes he can find a way to leave the island in his attempt to bring the Oceanic Six back to the island. Several time jumps occur and Charlotte becomes so ill that she must stay behind, with Daniel choosing to stay with her. She tells Locke to look for a well, if the Orchid Station is not there. Later, she confesses to Daniel that she grew up on the island and that before she left a man told her never to come back or she would die; she believes Daniel is that man. She dies shortly thereafter. The other survivors arrive at the location of the Orchid and find the well. Jin tells Locke to tell Sun that he died and gives Locke his wedding ring as "proof" because he does not want Sun or their child to return to the island. While descending the well, another flash occurs and Locke falls and injures his leg, resulting in a compound fracture. Arriving in the frozen chamber with the wheel that Ben used to move the island in There's No Place Like Home, Jack's deceased father, Christian Shephard, greets Locke and tells him that he meant for Locke to move the island in the first place. Locke then pushes the wheel and leaves the island.

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"Say hello to my son."

- Christian

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