23 Episodes 2006 - 2007
Season 3 chronicles 24 more days on the island (Nov. 28-Dec. 21, 2004) and focuses on the survivors' struggles with the Others and their leader Benjamin Linus (Michael Emerson). Ben, formerly known as captive Henry Gale, was freed by Michael last season, and then Michael delivered Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) to Ben in exchange for his son Walt and a get-off-the-island-free ticket. Ben locks Kate and Sawyer in outdoor cages, but that doesn't prevent them from locking lips and taking their relationship to a new level. Jack is imprisoned in the Hydra station, where Ben asks him to remove a tumor from his spine. Jack reluctantly removes the tumor, but uses the surgery to help free Kate and Sawyer. Facilitating their release are Ben's teen daughter Alex (Tania Raymonde) and duplicitous Other Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell), a fertility doctor recruited by the group's seemingly ageless second-in-command Richard Alpert (Nestor Carbonell) because pregnant women on the island were dying. Back at the beach camp, Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick), who with Locke (Terry O'Quinn) survived the Hatch implosion in the Season 2 finale, has visions of the future, including some that concern and frighten Charlie (Dominic Monaghan); Claire (Emilie de Raven) contracts a mysterious illness; Mr. Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) runs afoul of the Smoke Monster; and Sawyer and Locke clear up their issues with Locke's father (Kevin Tighe). A woman named Naomi Dorrit (Marsha Thomason) parachutes onto the island and tells the survivors that she has come from an offshore freighter sent by British industrialist Charles Widmore (Alan Dale), the father of Desmond's long-lost love Penny (Sonya Walger). Also, Locke appears to forge an alliance with Ben and the Others and meets their supreme leader Jacob, and it becomes clear that Locke is, as Ben puts it, "in communion" with the island.
A Tale of Two Cities
Wed, Oct 4, 2006 60 mins
Jack, Kate and Sawyer begin to discover what they are up against as prisoners of the Others, while flashbacks explore reasons for Jack's breakup with Sarah (Julie Bowen). Christian Shephard: John Terry. Mr. Friendly: M.C. Gainey. Ethan: William Mapother. Goodwin: Brett Cullen.
The Glass Ballerina
Wed, Oct 11, 2006 61 mins
Sayid's plan to find Jack endangers Sun and Jin; Kate and Sawyer are forced to work in harsh conditions by their captors; and Ben makes an offer to Jack that might prove difficult to refuse. Mr. Friendly: M.C. Gainey. Alex: Tania Raymonde. Colleen: Paula Malcolmson.
Wed, Oct 18, 2006 61 mins
The fates of Locke, Eko and Desmond are revealed after the implosion of the hatch, and Hurley returns to the beach camp and explains what happened when he, Jack, Kate and Sawyer encountered the Others. Meanwhile, Claire is shocked to find Nikki and Paulo (Kiele Sanchez, Rodrigo Santoro) in Jack's tent. Boone: Ian Somerhalder. Eddie: Justin Chatwin. Mike: Chris Mulkey. Jan: Virginia Morris. Sheriff: Joel Himelhoch. Kim: Dion Donahue.
Every Man for Himself
Wed, Oct 25, 2006 61 mins
Sawyer discovers just how far his captors will go to thwart any plans he and Kate might have to escape, and Jack is called upon to scrub up to save a dying Other. Back at the settlement, Desmond begins building a mysterious device, perplexing the survivors.
The Cost of Living
Wed, Nov 1, 2006 61 mins
A delirious Eko wrestles with demons from his past, while Locke and other castaways head to the Pearl, one of the Dharma Initiative's island stations, in search of a computer they can use to locate Jack, Kate and Sawyer. Meanwhile, Jack doesn't know whom to trust when two of the Others seem at odds with each other.
Wed, Nov 8, 2006 62 mins
Jack makes a decision regarding Ben's offer; Kate feels helpless when it appears that Pickett (Michael Bowen) will carry out his threat to kill Sawyer; and Locke discovers a hidden message that may help him unlock the secrets of the island.
Not in Portland
Wed, Feb 7, 2007 61 mins
On the operating table, Ben's life is in Jack's hands, but the doc's gambit to free Kate and Sawyer hits a geographical snag. Still, the runaways elude Danny and the other guards, with the help of unlikely allies. Flashbacks follow Juliet's medical career, which has a very personal component to it. Rachel: Robin Weigert. Ethan: William Mapother. Edmund: Zeljko Ivanek. Alpert: Nestor Carbonell.
Flashes Before Your Eyes
Wed, Feb 14, 2007 60 mins
A suspicious Hurley enlists Charlie to help him drag the truth out of Desmond, who has been acting strangely---and presciently ("he sees the future, dude," Hurley says)---ever since the hatch implosion. Flashback sequences explore Desmond's troubled relationship with his girlfriend, Penny (Sonya Walger), and his shifting relationships with the past, present and future. Mrs. Hawking: Fionnula Flanagan.
Stranger in a Strange Land
Wed, Feb 21, 2007 60 mins
As Jack and the Others engage in a power play, Juliet's future is hanging in the balance; Kate, Sawyer and Karl (Blake Bashoff) continue on their flight from "Alcatraz." Isabel: Diana Scarwid.
Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
Wed, Feb 28, 2007 60 mins
Hurley's discovery of a wrecked car sends him on a mission of hope---for himself and the troubled Charlie, who's freaked out about Desmond's prediction of his demise. And Kate and Sawyer reunite with their fellow castaways, but Kate is still torn about leaving Jack behind with the Others. Flashback sequences explore Hurley's relationship with his father (Cheech Marin) and developments just prior to his journey to Australia. Carmen Reyes: Lillian Hurst. Rousseau: Mira Furlan.
Wed, Mar 7, 2007 60 mins
Locke, Sayid and Kate investigate a strange structure and its mysterious occupant; Sawyer competes in a table-tennis competition to get his belongings back. Danielle Rousseau: Mira Furlan.
Wed, Mar 14, 2007 60 mins
Claire becomes suspicious of Charlie when he behaves strangely after she comes up with an idea that could get everybody rescued; tension mounts between Sayid and Locke as they (along with Kate, Rousseau and eye-patch guy Mikhail) run into an electronic obstacle during their trek to rescue Jack. In flashbacks, Claire loses her mother and finds her father. Christian Shephard: John Terry.
The Man From Tallahassee
Wed, Mar 21, 2007 60 mins
Ben tries to talk Locke out of his destructive plan by offering him some island secrets. Meanwhile, Kate's reunion with Jack does not go off as planned when she discovers he has made a deal with the Others. Flashbacks focus on Locke. Cooper: Kevin Tighe.
Wed, Mar 28, 2007 60 mins
Hurley begins to suspect that Sawyer might be involved in a mystery surrounding two fellow survivors, and Sun learns the truth about her kidnapping attempt by the Others. Flashbacks follow Nikki and Paulo (Kiele Sanchez, Rodrigo Santoro). Boone: Ian Somerhalder. Shannon: Maggie Grace. Mr. LaShade: Billy Dee Williams.
Wed, Apr 4, 2007 60 mins
Locke betrays Kate, who ends up in the jungle handcuffed to Juliet. Back at camp, Hurley warns Sawyer that he faces banishment unless he changes his selfish ways. In flashbacks, Kate tries to find out why her mother (Beth Broderick) betrayed her, and gets help from con artist Cassidy Phillips (Kim Dickens), Sawyer's onetime target, then lover, whom Kate encounters at an Iowa gas station.
One of Us
Wed, Apr 11, 2007 60 mins
Jack's happy reunion with his fellow castaways is cut short when they realize he's accompanied by Juliet; and Claire is stricken by a mysterious, life-threatening illness. Flashbacks recount Juliet's arrival on the island and explore the nature of her mission there. Rachel: Robin Weigert. Ethan: William Mapother. Goodwin: Brett Cullen. Alpert: Nestor Carbonell.
Wed, Apr 18, 2007 60 mins
Desmond talks Hurley, Jin and a very troubled Charlie into accompanying him on a journey across the jungle after experiencing another one of his prophetic flashes. And Kate turns to Sawyer after seeing Jack alone with Juliet. Penny Widmore: Sonya Walger. Derek: Jack Maxwell.
Wed, Apr 25, 2007 60 mins
Sun learns the identity of her unborn child's father after Juliet examines her; Desmond allows Mikhail (Andrew Divoff) to save the life of the injured parachutist (Marsha Thomason). Flashbacks follow Jin and Sun. Mr. Paik: Byron Chung.
Wed, May 2, 2007 60 mins
Locke breaks away from the Others in an attempt to persuade Sawyer to help him get rid of a major thorn in both their sides; Naomi (Marsha Thomason) tells Sayid, Hurley, Desmond and Charlie about what brought her to the island; and the Others plan a raid on the castaways' camp. Anthony Cooper: Kevin Tighe.
The Man Behind the Curtain
Wed, May 9, 2007 60 mins
Ben begrudgingly begins to let Locke in on the island's secrets. The first one involves the mysterious Jacob. Meanwhile, Juliet's secret is out. Flashbacks follow Ben. Young Ben: Sterling Beaumon. Roger Linus: Jon Gries. Emily: Carrie Preston. Naomi: Marsha Thomason.
Wed, May 16, 2007 60 mins
Jack devises a battle plan for the looming assault by the Others, and Sayid uncovers a flaw in the Others' system that could lead to everyone's rescue. But it means Charlie must take on a dangerous task, which could make Desmond's premonition come true. Flashbacks follow Charlie. Rose: L. Scott Caldwell. Bernard: Sam Anderson.
Through the Looking Glass
Wed, May 23, 2007 60 mins
Part 1 of 2. The castaways draw first blood in their battle with the Others while Charlie is being held in the Looking Glass hatch. Meanwhile, Ben strides off to confront Jack and Co. as they make their way to the radio tower. "This island is under assault from forces stronger than anything it has had to deal with in many years," Ben tells Mikhail. "And we are meant to protect it by any means necessary." Scenes set in Los Angeles follow Jack.
Through the Looking Glass
Wed, May 23, 2007 60 mins
Conclusion. The castaways draw first blood in their battle with the Others while Charlie is being held in the Looking Glass hatch. Meanwhile, Ben strides off to confront Jack and Co. as they make their way to the radio tower. "This island is under assault from forces stronger than anything it has had to deal with in many years," Ben tells Mikhail. "And we are meant to protect it by any means necessary." Scenes set in Los Angeles follow Jack.