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"Jack, Meet Ethan. Ethan? Jack"
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Season
Episode

Missing Pieces
10
Aired
January 7, 2008 (Verizon)
January 14, 2008 (ABC.com)
Actual length
02:39
Starring
Day(s)
Written by
Directed by
Production code
102
Guest starring
Uncredited
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Mobisode transcript
[[{{{transcript2}}}|Part Two]]


"Jack, Meet Ethan. Ethan? Jack" is the tenth Lost mobisode. Ethan brings Jack a suitcase of medicine, and they discuss the prospect of Claire giving birth on the Island.

Synopsis

Jack is at the beach camp looking through suitcases to find medicine. Ethan walks up and shows him that he found a suitcase full of medicine in the jungle. Ethan introduces himself and thanks Jack for taking the initiative to round up the medicine, since most of the other survivors still think they will be rescued. Ethan points out a pregnant Claire, and suggests that they both know that Jack will have to deliver the baby on the Island. Jack suggests that if Claire does go into labor, Ethan could be an assistant, to which Ethan looks concerned. Before Ethan leaves, he makes a very awkward comment to Jack about losing his wife and baby in childbirth. Ethan then remarks that he hopes the rescue boats are coming, to which Jack agrees. Ethan awkwardly stares at Jack for a few seconds, then leaves.

Trivia

Production notes

Mobisode 10 making of
Scan of the 'making of' article from the Lost Magazine.
  • The production code/mobisode number for this mobisode is 102, even though it was the tenth one released.
    • ABC.com originally listed the production code as 111, the same as the previous mobisode. This was later revised.
  • The running time is 02:40.
  • The shot of pregnant Claire is stock footage from "Pilot, Part 1". As such, Emilie de Ravin was not credited in the mobisode.
    • The shot in the mobisode is a mirror image of the original shot, which occurred between scenes of Kate and Jack dealing with his wound.
  • The title has been shortened to "Jack Meet Ethan" on ABC.com, although it remains the same length in the actual mobisode itself.
  • There is a "making of" article about this mobisode in "Cabin Fever!" of Lost: The Official Magazine.

Recurring themes


Recurring themes
AnimalsBlack and whiteCharacter connectionsChildrenCoincidenceDeathDeceptions and consDreamsEconomicsElectromagnetismEyesFate versus free willGamesGood and bad peopleImprisonmentIsolationLeadershipLife and deathLiterary worksMirrorsMissing body partsNicknamesThe NumbersPairingsParapsychologyParent issuesPregnanciesPsychologyRainRedemptionRelationshipsReligionRevengeSalvationSecrets

Literary techniques

  • When Jack says it's nice to know he's not alone (in worrying about Claire's baby), Ethan laughs and answers "You're definitely not alone". This can be a reference to:

Episode references

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Jack, Meet Ethan. Ethan? Jack/Theories
  • Who was the owner of the case full of medicine?
  • Who was Ethan's wife?
  • Did Ethan really have a wife that died? Was he telling the truth?

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