McGale's Navy

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"McGale's Navy"
2x23 BenAlexPalaFerry
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©2006 Varèse Sarabande and Michael Giacchino

"McGale's Navy" is an orchestral piece on the Season 2 soundtrack. The piece contains bouncy, chromatically-moving intervals of a minor third in the trombones, sometimes with a secondary melody in the strings. Its serves as an early theme for the Others.

Main appearance

The Others dump Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley on the dock at the Pala Ferry. Kate tells Tom she knows his beard is fake, and he removes it.

A boat arrives. Henry steps out.

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Besides its own theme, the piece contains the Others' main motif and a riff that later appears as Ben's theme in "Dharmacide".


"Bon Voyage, Traitor" and "In with a KABOOM!" include variations on this theme.

Title significance

The piece's title inserts Ben's pseudonym, Gale, into McHale's Navy, the title of a '60s TV show, because Ben arrives at the ferry by boat.

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