Two for the Road

{{Infobox Episode
=Two for the Road
=3 May 2006
=Ana Lucia Cortez
=Elizabeth Sarnoff
& Christina M. Kim =Paul Edwards =Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Mr. Eko*
Naveen Andrews - Sayid Jarrah
Emilie de Ravin - Claire Littleton*
Matthew Fox - Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia - Hugo Reyes
Josh Holloway - James Ford
Daniel Dae Kim - Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim - Sun-Hwa Kwon*
Evangeline Lilly - Kate Austen
Dominic Monaghan - Charlie Pace*
Terry O'Quinn - John Locke
Harold Perrineau - Michael Dawson
Michelle Rodriguez - Ana Lucia Cortez
Cynthia Watros - Elizabeth Smith
*''Did not appear in the episode.'' =John Terry - Christian Shephard
Rachel Ticotin - Teresa Cortez
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick - Lindsey
Michael Emerson - Benjamin Linus =Aaron Gold - Jason McCormack
Meilinda Soerjoko - Chrissy =Two for the Road transcript}} {{ep=1}} is the twentieth episode of Season 2 of ''Lost'' and the 45th produced hour of the series as a whole. When Ana Lucia is attacked by Benjamin Linus, she begins to contemplate taking matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Michael is reunited with his friends and tells them he wants to go back for his Walt. ==Synopsis== ===Previously on Lost=== *Ana Lucia kills the Jason McCormack who shot her. {{crossref}} *Ana Lucia warns Michael of the Others and says they are smart and can't be underestimated. {{crossref}} *Michael threatens Jack with a gun and says he's going after his Walt alone. {{crossref}} *Jack tells "Henry" that he plans on trading him for Walt, but "Henry" says The Others will never return Walt to Survivors. {{crossref}} *Michael emerges from the jungle and collapses. {{crossref}} ===Flashback=== Ana Lucia is confronted by Teresa Cortez as to her whereabouts when Jason McCormack was killed. Cortez takes her to the morgue, where she shows Ana Lucia his body. Cortez spells out why she knows Ana Lucia killed the man who had tried to kill her and accepts that there will be no proof. Her mother offers her help and when Ana Lucia refuses her mother tells her she will have to get help from somewhere else - because she must respect the fact that she is a police officer. Ana Lucia gives her police badge to her mother and quits. {{I=AnaMeetsChristian.jpg=200=left=Ana and Christian meet}} Later, Ana Lucia is shown bored, working as an airport security officer. In a bar, she meets Christian Shephard. The two commiserate sharing how each of them have just lost their jobs with family members. Christian offers Ana Lucia work as his bodyguard in Sydney on the basis that she needs help and the role of fate. The two decide to adopt false names for their relationship. Ana Lucia calls Christian "Tom (disambiguation)," while Christian calls her "Sarah". {{I=2x20LChristian.jpg=200=right=Christian's "mission"}} In Sydney, after Christian spends 4 days drinking, he wakes and visits Ana Lucia's room in the middle of the night to get her to take him on his mission. Still drinking Christian visits a Lindsey in the suburbs while Ana Lucia watches from the car. Walkin' After Midnight|♪ The blonde woman and Christian argue at the door; he tells the woman that he paid the mortgage on her house and has a right to see Christian's daughter and starts to get violent. Ana Lucia drags Christian away and they leave. Later, the two discuss what they are each running away from; Ana Lucia tries to encourage Christian to return to the States he refuses and suggests a drink at a bar instead. The Hard Way|♪ Ana Lucia is done with running and refuses. Christian heads for the bar, nearly knocking over Sawyer in the process. Ana Lucia is at Sydney Airport, waiting in line with Jin, prior to boarding Oceanic Flight 815. Jack is at the ticket counter, earnestly telling the Chrissy about his need to get his father's body home as quickly as possible because he needs it to be "over". Ana Lucia overhears and calls her mother to tell her she tried to get as far away from her as she could but that she now just wants to come home. === On the Island === Michael lies unconscious as Kate tries to revive him. Jack is convinced they have pushed him into the jungle but Kate tells him that Michael is alone. Jack agrees to carry him back to the The Swan. {{I=2ftR1.jpg=200=right="Ben" attacks Ana Lucia}} Ana Lucia is cutting fruit for Ben Linus and takes it to him. He won't answer anything. She says that he is "different" because most killers like to talk. He whispers something she leans in close but he attacks her and nearly chokes her. He snarls, "The Other 48 Days." He also says that these two were "good people", that they were leaving her alone and that she, Ana Lucia, is the killer. Locke arrives at the The Swan and knocks "Henry" unconscious with a crutch. Ana Lucia is with Libby and reluctantly explains that the guy in the hatch tried to kill her, that although she is fine the guy in the hatch won't be. Libby asks Ana Lucia not to do anything stupid. Locke enters the armory, wanting to know why Henry tried to kill Ana but not him when he had the chance. Henry replies that it is because John is one of "the Good and bad people." Locke wants to know more about that, but Henry says that none of it matters now because he is going to die. Either Jack comes empty-handed and he loses his value, hence they will kill him; or Henry's The Others will kill him because ''Jacob'' is not a forgiving person. Henry failed his mission. He says he was on his way over to bring back Locke when he was captured. Jack and Kate soon arrive, bringing Michael back to the The Swan. {{I=2ftR2.jpg=200=left=Jack tends to Michael}} Ana Lucia approaches Sawyer to get a gun. The first time, Sawyer tells Ana Lucia to go to her buddy Jack, as "he has himself a gun," then sarcastically 'remembers' that he is still out with Kate. Ana Lucia just as sarcastically calls Kate Sawyer's "girlfriend," which hits a nerve. Meanwhile, Hurley asks Sayid about the radio; he hopes to impress Libby by imitating the hero of the movie ''wikipediaSay Anything...''. Sayid suggests a picnic instead, and tells him about the beach where he took Shannon. Later, as Sawyer is walking through the jungle, he hears Ana Lucia following him. When he stops to confront her, she again unsuccessfully demands a gun, and then attacks him. After a struggle, he overpowers her, and she responds by Sex. As she dresses Ana Lucia warns Sawyer that if he tells anyone about them she will kill him. Hurley is grabbing food from the beach pantry and reacts guiltily when Libby sees him. He reveals that it is food for a picnic he was planning with her. {{I=SawyerAna.jpg=200=right="Don't you want my phone number?"}} Ana Lucia returns to the hatch and when Jack asks about her head wound Locke covers for her and says that it was his fault. Michael revives and tells Jack, Kate, Ana Lucia, and Locke that he found the Others, saying that there are only 22 of them, living squalid lives in canvas tents and tipis, and that they have a the Door. He says he didn't see Walt or Cindy or any of the kids but that he will lead them back there. Jack and Locke discuss this, and then decide it's time to get the guns from Sawyer. Kate accompanies them, leaving Michael and Ana Lucia in the hatch. Hurley and Libby set out for the picnic, but Hurley gets lost and they wind up back where they started with Jin cleaning fish nearby. Libby suggests they have a picnic right there, but Hurley has forgotten to bring blankets, or anything to drink. Libby says she'll get the blankets and he can get some wine; Hurley jokes that if he gets drunk, he'll remember Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute. Hurley's Handouts|♪ Sawyer is reading Bad Twin manuscript; Jack throws it into a fire and demands to be taken to the guns. Sawyer goes for his own gun and, finding it missing, realizes that Ana Lucia stole it when they had sex. Locke, suddenly realizing why she would do that, informs Jack about "Henry" attacking Ana. {{I=2ftR4.jpg=200=left=Michael shoots Ana Lucia}} In the hatch, Ana Lucia gives Henry a knife and instructs him to free himself. He does, and as she points a gun at him he says "so this is it." Ana Lucia says it is. Later she is shown sitting morosely. Michael talks with her; she tells him about Henry, about how he tried to kill her, and how she couldn't bring herself to kill him. Michael offers to do the job for her, and she gives him the gun. Dawsons' Theme|♪ Michael looks at the gun somberly, says, "I'm sorry," then shoots Ana Lucia in the heart, killing her instantly. Libby walks in, holding blankets for the picnic with Hurley, and she is shocked to see Michael with the gun. Startled, he shoots her twice in the abdomen through the blankets, and she collapses with a look of shock and betrayal on her face. Michael then opens the door to "Henry's" cell. The two look at each other; Michael, shaking with fear and shock, deliberately shoots himself in the shoulder.{{brclear}} ==Trivia== *The title, "Two for the Road", refers to Ana Lucia and Christian Shephard going to Australia in Lost, as well as both Ana Lucia and Libby being shot by Michael. There was also a cut line from the bar scene in which Christian says "I always have two drinks for the road because it’s good luck and I don’t want to crash." *Christian and Ana Lucia refer to each other as "Sarah" and "Tom." Sarah and Tom are the names of both of Christian's childrens' significant others Sarah Shephard is Jack's former wife, and Thomas is the father of Claire's baby. *''Lost'''s first alternate reality game, ''The Lost Experience'', launched in the United States with the airing of this episode. A commercial for The Hanso Foundation aired in which a Hanso phone line, containing clues to a number of elements that would be later explored during the game. *This episode features the only three-way past character connection in a scene on Lost. Ana Lucia and Christian, Jack's father, are sitting in the car and, as he is opening the door, hits Sawyer. ==Production notes== *Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) appears without speaking any lines. * For the scene in front of the Last Call bar, the crew could not get all the steering wheels on the right side of the vehicles (as would be appropriate for Australia), so the film was reversed left-to-right in editing. To achieve this effect, the art department reversed many elements in the shots, including the letters on the signs, shirt pockets, and rings. A mole can be seen on the wrong side of Michelle Rodriguez's face. {{crossref(Season 2)}} *Writers Elizabeth Sarnoff and Christina M. Kim were nominated for a WGA awards for "Writing for an Episodic Drama" for this episode. *Following the dramatic cliffhanger of this episode, the closing title is not accompanied by the usual "thud" sound. *This episode marks the first appearance of Gabrielle Fitzpatrick (Lindsey Littleton). Lindsey and Christian's link to Claire will not be established until {{ep}}. *A Lost On Location (Season 2)#.22Two for the Road.22. {{brclear}} ===Cut material=== {{I=Lost2x20TwofortheRoad40.jpg=100=right="Call me 'Hugo'".}} * After Ana's first flashback scene, the script called for a scene where she is cleaning her head wound in the hatch's bathroom, and Locke would ask her what Henry had said to her. She would go on to describe how she killed "two of his friends". * There would have been a scene in the jungle showing Jack and Kate making their way back to camp with Michael. Noticing Jack is exhausted, Kate would have taken one of Michael's arms and helped carry him back, telling Jack "You don't have to do everything alone." * Season_2_deleted_scenes...... Hurley and Libby would have talked while exercising, leading into Libby's scene with Ana on the beach. * In his first scene with Ana, Christian would have mentioned the episode's title, saying that he always has "two drinks for the road" for good luck. Ana would have preemptively rejected Christian's advances (to which he would have replied, "Darlin', I couldn't if I tried"), and he would have offered her a manila envelope full of money - coincidentally, one similar to the one Ana would receive in her final scene on the show.http// "Two For the Road" Script, Scene 13 In their final scene, Christian would have responded to Ana's question of "Why are you here?" with "Why are ''you'' here?", which again would have coincidentally foreshadowed one of the final flash sideways scenes.http// "Two For the Road" Script, Scene 29 * Sawyer's first scene with Ana would have featured further humorous banter. Sawyer would have called her "Small Fry" and would have mocked the idea of her wanting to merely talk to him. Annoyed at being asked for a gun, he would have suggested the Island repeal the wikipediaSecond Amendment - which he would have then defined, as though Ana hadn't heard of it.http// "Two For the Road" Script, Scene 14 Their next scene would have spent more time on their undressing one another.http// "Two For the Road" Script, Scene 17 {{I=Lost2x20TwofortheRoad59.jpg=100=right=Hurley waits.}} * In their last exchange before her death, Hurley would have asked Libby to call him by his real name - Hugo.http// "Two For the Road" Script, Scene 26 * Ana would have caught Kate wearing her shirt but allowed her to keep it. This gag had earlier been used in a different deleted scene between Libby and Claire and finally made it into a finished episode in season three with Kate and Alex.http// "Two For the Road" Script, Scene 28 * Before talking to her mother in her final flashback, Ana would have just reached her answering machine before hanging up. The episode would have then relayed Jack's flashback with Ana from {{ep}} in its entirety before Ana's phone rang so she and her mother could speak.http// "Two For the Road" Script, Scene 35 * The final scene, after Michael turned the gun on himself, would have been Hurley on the beach, with his picnic basket and wine, waiting.http// "Two For the Road" Script, Scene 38 ===Bloopers and continuity errors=== * In the original broadcast version, Teresa Cortez's mother referred to Jason McCormick as "Jason Elder." This was fixed in the Lost The Complete Second Season (DVD). * In a flashback Ana Lucia's mother tells Ana Lucia that Jason McCormick's body is in the morgue with five bullets in it while in {{ep}} Ana Lucia clearly shot him six times, three at long range, three at close range. ==Analysis== ===Recurring themes=== {{NavMinor-RecurringThemes}} *Ana Lucia withholds from her mother the fact that she killed Jason McCormack. {{crossref}} *"Benjamin Linus" is held captive in the Swan armory. {{crossref}} *"Henry" tries to strangle Ana; Locke saves her by knocking him out with his crutch. {{crossref}} *Ana Lucia works with Jack's father, Christian. {{crossref}} *Ana quit her job and fled from her mother because her mother knew she had killed Jason McCormack. {{crossref}} *Christian attributes several events to fate Christian and Ana meeting, leaving the hotel in the middle of the night, and arriving at the Last Call bar. {{crossref}} *Ana and Christian use the aliases "Sarah" and "Tom" to refer to each other. These two names happen to be the names of the love interests of Jack and Kate (and also Claire), respectively. {{crossref}} *Sawyer calls Ana "Lucy" and "Muchacha". {{crossref}} *Christian calls Ana "kiddo." {{crossref}} *During their phone conversation at the airport, Ana Lucia's mother called her "Mija" which is a nickname for "mi hija" Spanish for "my daughter". {{crossref}} *Sawyer is hit by a car door when Jack's father opens it. {{crossref}} *Hurley attempts to take Libby out on a picnic. {{crossref}} *Ana Lucia and Sawyer have sex in the jungle. {{crossref}} *Hurley tells Libby that if he gets drunk enough, he may remember where he knows her from. {{crossref}} *Ana steals Sawyer's gun. {{crossref}} *Locke lies to Jack about Ana's head wound. {{crossref}} *Michael makes several deceptions related to his time away from the camp how he got to the fake camp, that he didn't see Walt, and the nature of the mission to retrieve Walt. {{crossref}} *The numbers are visible on the roofs of the patrol cars on the roof of the LAPD parking lot. {{crossref}} {{I=Copcarnumbes.jpg=200=right=The numbers appear on the cars.}} *Christian spends four days of drinking before going to see the Lindsey. {{crossref}} *It's four in the morning when Christian summons Ana to begin her bodyguard duties. {{crossref}} *Michael fires the gun four times once at Ana Lucia, twice at Libby, and once on himself. {{crossref}} *It is raining when Ana Lucia and Christian arrive at Lindsey's house. {{crossref}} *Christian has an argument with Lindsey about his Christian's daughter. {{crossref}} *"Henry" mentions to Ana that she killed two Others. {{crossref}} *"Henry" refers to the two Others that Ana Lucia killed as good people and tells John that he is "one of the good ones." He tells Ana that Goodwin thought she was worthy, but that Goodwin was wrong about that. He also calls the Jacob a "great man." {{crossref}} *Michael says he counted 22 Others at their camp. Adding Henry makes 23. {{crossref}} *Ana is at Sydney Airport while Jack is arguing with the ticket agent about bringing the Christian's body back to the USA, and Jin is standing in line. {{crossref}} *Jack tells Chrissy that he needs to land at LAX in 16 hours. {{crossref}} *Ana calls her mother from the Sydney airport and confesses to having killed Jason McCormack. {{crossref}} *Unlike previous instances where Ana murdered people out of defense or revenge, she now feels unable to kill "Henry." {{crossref}} *Ana Lucia is killed by Michael by a gunshot to the chest. {{crossref}} *Ana Lucia plans to kill "Henry" after he tried to kill her. {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ===Cultural references=== {{NavMinor-CulturalReferences}} * '''''wikipediaTwo for the Road (1967 film)''''' The episode shares its title with this 1967 movie starring Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn. It was considered somewhat experimental for its time because the story is told in a non-linear fashion, with scenes from the latter stages of the relationship juxtaposed with those from its beginning, often leaving the viewer to extrapolate what has intervened, which is sometimes revealed in later scenes. {{Crossref}} * "'''The Hard Way'''" This song by wikipediaKasey Chambers is heard on Christian's car radio. {{Crossref}} * "'''Walkin' After Midnight' After Midnight'''" This song by wikipediaPatsy Cline is heard on the car radio as well. {{crossref}} * '''''wikipediaLittle Red Riding Hood''''' When Sawyer catches Ana Lucia sneaking around, he asks if Little Red Riding Hood is going to follow the wikipediaBig Bad Wolf. This refers to the famous folktale about a young girl's encounter with a wolf. {{Crossref}} * '''''wikipediaJulius Caesar (play)''''' Jack and Sawyer get into an argument over the guns. When Locke joins in, Sawyer responds to him, "wikipediaEt tu, Brute, Brutus?" This is a quote from this tragedy written by wikipediaWilliam Shakespeare in 1600. The phrase is widely used in Western culture as an epitome of betrayal. {{Crossref}} * '''''wikipediaSay Anything (film)''''' Hurley tells Sayid to check out this 1989 movie. It is considered one of the greatest modern movie romances. {{Crossref}} ** "'''wikipediaIn Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel song)'''" This song by wikipediaPeter Gabriel is also mentioned by Hurley. The scene where the main character of the movie appears outside his former girlfriend's bedroom window at night, while holding a boombox over his head playing the song, is a standard pop culture reference for romance. {{Crossref}} * '''''wikipediaMidnight Cowboy''''' When Christian opens his car door, Sawyer runs into it and calls out, "I’m walkin’ here!" This is a famous quote from this 1969 movie. {{Crossref}} * '''''wikipediaThe Flintstones''''' When Hurley is looking for the secluded beach so that he can share a romantic getaway with Libby, he gets lost. After he passes the same landmark three times, Libby points out that this is like ''The Flintstones''. This is an American animated television series, which regularly used "rolling backgrounds" to represent movement. {{Crossref}} * '''''wikipediaCrime and Punishment''''' This novel by Russian author wikipediaFyodor Dostoevsky may have inspired several key elements of Michael's story. {{crossref}} ** In this episode, Michael kills Ana Lucia in order to free "Henry," but is forced to kill Libby as she accidentally witnesses the murder scene. Similarly, in ''Crime and Punishment'', Rodion assassinates a pawnbroker, but is forced to kill an innocent witness, the pawnbroker's sister Lizaveta, the Russian equivalent of Elizabeth. ** In {{ep}}, Michael goes to a Gus' Pawn Shop to trade a watch. In ''Crime and Punishment'', the main protagonist wikipediaRodion Raskolnikov exchanges his dead father's watch for a loan by a pawnbroker. {{Crossref}} *'''''Bad Twin''''' Sawyer is reading the Bad Twin manuscript of this metafictional tie-in novel before Jack throws it in the fire. {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ===Literary techniques=== {{NavMinor-LiteraryTechniques}} *Ana Lucia and Christian have both recently ended parent–child working relationships. {{crossref}} *Christian says to Ana, "Open the damn door." {{crossref}} *Referring to the gun Ana recently stole from Sawyer, Michael comments, "At least he didn't get that one." {{crossref}} *After shooting Ana Lucia and Libby, Michael opens the gun vault and, instead of shooting the Benjamin Linus, shoots himself in the arm. {{crossref}} *Ana says to Libby "the guy in the hatch tried to kill me." She is later killed by a guy in the hatch, albeit a different guy than the one she was referring to, but a guy in the hatch nonetheless. {{crossref}} *The Benjamin Linus tells Ana Lucia that she's the killer, while he's attempting to kill her. {{crossref}} *Ana Lucia suggests to Christian that they "get out of Sydney. Let's just go back". Christian replies, "I can't ever go back." {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ===Storyline analysis=== {{NavMinor-Analysis}} *Teresa Cortez's mother suspects Ana of killing Jason McCormack. {{crossref}} *Michael shoots both Ana Lucia and Libby in order to free the prisoner. {{crossref}} *Hurley plans a picnic with Libby. {{crossref}} *Ana Lucia seduces Sawyer and has sex with him. {{crossref}} *Jack confronts Sawyer to get the guns back. {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ==Episode connections== ===Episode references=== *Ana is at the Sydney Airport while Jack is arguing with the Chrissy about bringing his deceased father's Christian's coffin on the Oceanic Flight 815. {{crossref}} Jin is also standing in line. {{crossref}} *Christian tells Ana that he lost his doctor's license because his son ratted him out. {{crossref}} *Christian bumps into Sawyer, presumably right before they meet in the bar. {{crossref}} *Sayid recommends that Hurley take Libby to the same beach he took Shannon. {{crossref}} *Michael tells Ana that the Others took his son right out his hands. {{crossref}} *Ana asks Michael if he saw Cindy and the kids. {{crossref}} *"Benjamin Linus" mentions to Ana that she killed two Others and that Goodwin thought she was worthy. {{crossref}} *Ana Lucia flees to Australia because her Theresa Cortez figured out that she killed Jason McCormack. {{crossref}} *Locke reminds Jack that their "Tom" said not to cross the line. {{crossref}} *Hurley asks Sayid for the radio he fixed. {{crossref}} *Locke, Kate, and Jack try to get the guns back that Sawyer took. Later, Michael is surprised to find out that Sawyer has all the guns. {{crossref}} *"Henry" refers to when he got trapped in Rousseau's net. {{crossref}} *Jack tells Locke that he and Sayid were right about how they treated "Henry" when they first caught him. {{crossref}} *Locke asks "Henry" why he didn't try to hurt him during the lockdown incident. {{crossref}} *Hurley tells Libby that if he gets drunk enough, he may remember where he knows her from. {{crossref}} *"Henry" refers to Jack and Kate having gone to the line to trade "Henry" for Walt. {{crossref}} ===Episode allusions=== *Michael shoots himself to allow Ben to escape, just as Sayid did. {{crossref}} *Christian and Ana Lucia meet in a similar way that Jack and Ana Lucia met having small talk at a bar in an airport. {{crossref}} *Ana Lucia orders a tequila-tonic at the airport bar. {{crossref}} *Jin congratulates Hurley's romantic success with a thumbs up, as Hurley had previously done to him. {{crossref}} *Sawyer is trying to read ''Bad Twin'', the manuscript Hurley was reading earlier. {{crossref}} ==External links== *http// Full episode script (PDF format) ===References=== {{reflist}} {{nav-Ana}} daTwo for the Road de2.20 Zwei für Unterwegs esTwo for the Road fr2x20 itDue per la strada nlTwo for the Road plTwo for the Road ptTwo for the Road ruДвое на дороге CategoryEpisodes CategorySeason 2 CategoryAna Lucia-centric CategoryFeatured on Lost on Location