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Season 2
Episode 19
Air Date April 12, 2006
Writer(s) Steven Maeda
Leonard Dick
Director Eric Laneuville
Flashback Bernard Nadler
Rose Henderson

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Bernard enlists the survivors to assist him in the construction of an S.O.S. signal on the beach, and Jack and Kate venture into the jungle to force a prisoner exchange with "The Others".


When Bernard attempts to recruit people to build an SOS sign on the beach, Rose defies him, telling him that he shouldn't give everyone false hope.

FLASHBACKS reveal the source of her hesitation, as we highlight Rose and Bernard's love story from the day they met to the day he proposed. When Bernard takes a knee, Rose confesses that she is sick and has less than a year to live. But it doesn't deter Bernard—he loves this woman and wants to marry her, regardless.

We follow their hopeful love affair through to their honeymoon in Australia to learn that it was, in actuality, a ploy by Bernard to get Rose to see Isaac, a faith healer, in an effort to cure her terminal cancer. Rose clearly isn't a believer, but goes along with it to satisfy Bernard. And though the healer tells her that he cannot help her, Rose decides to let Bernard think that he did. Her hope may be gone, but she is going to preserve his.

On the island, Rose finally comes clean and admits to Bernard that she was lying to him. She confides that after the crash, she began to feel better and that she suspects it was the island that fixed her. Bernard has a difficult time believing this and maintains that it was Isaac who did the healing. But Rose is insistent. And in the final flashback we find out that her conviction lies in the fact that she saw John Locke, on his feet on the island, in a wheelchair at the airport.

Bernard realizes that Rose doesn't want to be rescued because she thinks she might get sick again. And in an act of faith and love, Bernard vows to stop work on the SOS and tells her that they will never leave the island.

Back in the hatch, Locke attempts to draw the map he saw on the blast door from memory. But his commitment is clearly waning and he leaves the hatch in frustration. It's not until Rose convinces him to maintain faith, that Locke returns with a sense of renewed purpose and continues drawing.

Meanwhile, Jack and Kate go out on a mission to attempt to trade "Henry" for Walt. While they wait for Mr. Friendly to make an appearance, Michael stumbles out of the jungle and collapses at their feet.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"I liked you better when you just hit people with your stick."

- Bernard

"Have you forgotten that we all crashed on this island? It's like none of you want to go home again."

- Bernard

"He'll never give you Walt."

- "Henry Gale"

"Henry, can you hear me? It's John, Henry. Henry, did you enter the numbers? Did you push the button, or not? Henry, I need to know. I want you to answer me. Answer me!"

- John Locke

Background InformationEdit

  • This marks the first episode in which the backstory featured was not that of a main character.
  • The restaurant in which Bernard proposes to Rose is in the Sheraton Iguazu overlooking the stunning Iguazu Falls in Argentina which also featured prominently in the Robert De Niro film, The Mission.

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