The Brig

May 2, 2007
John Locke
Alternate timeline
Written by
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Directed by
Eric Laneuville
Guest starring
M.C. Gainey as Tom Friendly
Kevin Tighe as Anthony Cooper
Mira Furlan as Danielle Rousseau
Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert
Kimberley Joseph as Cindy Chandler
Marsha Thomason as Naomi Dorrit

The Brig is the nineteenth episode of season 3 of Lost. John Locke is featured in the episode's flashbacks, which show island events.

ABC press release

A newly focused Locke breaks away from “The Others” in an attempt to persuade Sawyer to help rid them of a great nemesis that has caused nothing but pain in both of their lives. Meanwhile, a new island inhabitant discloses some shocking information about Oceanic Flight 815.

Former spoilers and rumors

  • Various spoiler sources: Locke takes Sawyer to the Black Rock with Rousseau, in flashbacks, Locke and a now walking Ben are at the Others' new camp, made of tents. Ben is healed after going to an ancient monument.
    • TRUE
  • Aint' It Cool News (Spoiler source): This episode has no flashbacks. This claim was later refuted when AICN said there were Locke island flashbacks that take place after Locke's stunning meeting at the end of "The Man from Tallahassee."
    • TRUE
  • Kristin Veitch (E! Online correspondant): After a visit to the set, she claims the Brig does not have Jack flashbacks.
    • TRUE
  • Josh Holloway (Sawyer): Sawyer's letter will be back at some point.
    • TRUE
  • Edward Kitsis (Writer), Adam Horowitz (Writer, producer): Sawyer is getting a major surprise regarding Locke and Cooper. This means that Cooper is most likely the real Sawyer.
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer): Locke and his mysteriously appearing father, Anthony Cooper, will not return until this episode.
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer): The Locke-Cooper story arc will pay off in this episode, "big time."
    • TRUE
  • Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, writer): The Black Rock will return in an upcoming episode.
    • TRUE
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