White Rabbit

{{Infobox Episode
=White Rabbit
=October 20, 2004
=Christian Taylor
=Kevin Hooks
=Naveen Andrews - Sayid Jarrah 
Emilie de Ravin - Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox - Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia - Hugo Reyes
Maggie Grace - Shannon Rutherford
Josh Holloway - James Ford
Malcolm David Kelley - Walt Lloyd
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
Ian Somerhalder - Boone Carlyle =John Terry - Christian Shephard
Veronica Hamel
- Margo Shephard =John O'Hara - Jack Shephard
Sev Palmer - Meathead
Andy Trask - Hotel manager
Geoff Heise - Morgue doctor
Meilinda Soerjoko - Chrissy =White Rabbit transcript}} ''For the actual animal, see Rabbits.'' '''"White Rabbit"''' is the fifth episode of Season 1 of ''Lost''. The survivors begin to struggle as they realize they are running out of fresh water. Meanwhile, Jack Shephard continues to see his The Man in Black's figure on the Island. Flashbacks in this episode show a little bit of Jack's childhood and also what Jack was doing in Australia in Lost. ==Synopsis== ===Flashback=== {{I=1x05YoungJack.jpg=left=200=Jack tries to decide how to respond to a Meathead.}} A young Jack lies on the ground in fear as a Meathead threatens him, while his friend, Marc Silverman, is being beaten by another bully. Jack attempts to intervene, resulting in him getting a black eye from the bully. Later on, Jack explains the fight to his father, Christian Shephard, who tells Jack about his day at the hospital over a glass of whiskey on the rocks. Christian says that he is able to cope with the difficult job of surgeon because he "has what it takes." He claims that he can make life or death decisions daily because even when he fails, he can live with the consequences. He concludes that Jack should not "decide," because if he failed, he wouldn't "have what it takes." {{I=1x05hotelroom.jpg=right=200=Jack's Christian's hotel room in Australia.}} Years later as an adult, Jack is talking with his mother, Margo Shephard. She tells him that his father has gone away to Australia in Lost, and that she wants Jack to go and get him. He refuses, saying that they haven't spoken in months. She makes her son feel guilty about All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues. In a hotel room in Australia, the hotel manager tells Jack that his father hasn't used the room in three nights, and that he was involved in an incident in the hotel bar. The manager also says that he didn't rent a car, because no one would rent him a car "in his condition." Searching the room, Jack finds bottles of alcohol, pills, and his father's wallet. {{I=CorpseChristian.jpg=left=200=Jack identifies his Christian's body.}} An unknown amount of time later, Jack walks down the hallway of a morgue. A Morgue Doctor tells him that the body presumed to be his father's was found in an alley, with the cause of death suspected of being a fatal heart attack brought on by high blood alcohol levels. Jack identifies his father and fights back the tears. Credit Where Credit is Due|♪ With nothing left for him in Australia, Jack heads to Sydney Airport, preparing to board Oceanic Flight 815. Lacking proper documentation, the airline's Chrissy refuses to allow Jack to store the coffin on the plane. Jack argues with her, explaining that he needs the coffin to be allowed on board because he has all the arrangements set for the Funerals and he needs to bury his father, so that it will all be over. === On the Island === '''Day 6''' {{I=1x05ChristainShephardinJungle.jpg=right=200=Jack's The Man in Black|"father" in the jungle.}} Jack is woken by Charlie in a state of panic, and the two rush to the shore amidst a crowd of survivors. The screams of a Barbara Joanna Miller are heard from out in the ocean. The Eyeland|♪ Charlie says, "I don't swim," so Jack dives in and swims to save her. However, Jack finds Boone in need of assistance, however, as Boone had also tried to save the woman. Jack pulls him back to the beach. The group realizes it is now too late for Jack to go back out after the woman, and all they can do is stand there as her screams die out. World's Worst Beach Party|♪ {{I=1x05HurleyCharlieJack.jpg=left=200=Hurley, Charlie, and Jack discussing the water shortage.}} Later, while talking to Kate about the young woman whom Jack finds himself responsible for her death, Jack sees The Man in Black, watching from a distance as he had Walkabout. Christian's Motif|♪ Jack asks Kate if she saw him too. She says she did not, and asks Jack how long it has been since he slept. Hurley and Charlie approach Jack to tell him the survivors are running low on Camp. Boone, angry with Jack for saving him and not Joanna, gets into an argument with Jack, asking who made him their Leadership. Jack, distracted by another appearance of the suited man, runs off after him. Claire, who earlier showed signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration, collapses, and when Kate goes to give her some water, it is discovered that someone has stolen what little remained of their water supply. Locke announces he will go into the jungle and search for a source of fresh water, saying he is the only survivor who would know where to look. {{I=LockeSavingJack1x05.jpg=right=200=Locke saving Jack.}} Jack finds the suited man at the edge of the jungle, and when the man turns around, it looks like Christian Shephard, his dead father. Christian's Motif|♪ After recovering from his shock, Jack chases the man into the jungle. As Jack runs further into the jungle, his father disappears and reappears several times, and the pursuit is punctuated several times by the adding machine sound of the Monster. The chase culminates when Jack sees his father closer than he has appeared before, and runs toward him full force. Christian disappears once more, leaving Jack to fall down a rocky hill and roll off the side of a cliff. The Eyeland|♪ He grabs onto some roots, and tries to hoist himself up but is unable to do so. Locke appears and helps Jack get back on solid ground, where all Jack can do is to burst into laughter. Crocodile Locke|♪ {{I=LockeJack1x05.jpg=left=200=Jack and Locke discuss Jack's hallucination.}} In a manhunt to find out who stole the water, it is discovered that Jin traded with Sawyer for some water; however, when Sayid and Kate follow Sawyer to see where he is hiding the water, it turns out that the bottles he traded were the last of his ''own'' supply. Jack and Locke discuss Jack's "hallucination," and Locke advises that he should pursue it, comparing it to the Rabbits from ''Literary works's Adventures in Wonderland''. Locke tells Jack to put it to rest and consider the possibility that everything happening on the Island happens for a reason. He then tells Jack, "I looked into the eye of the Island, and what I saw... was beautiful," referring to his Walkabout with The Man in Black. Later, night has fallen, and Jack sits at a fire. A figure moves behind him, and he hears a sound reminiscent of ice rattling in a whiskey glass. He lights a torch and heads into the jungle, following the man. He finds a caves with a spring of fresh water, where he finds some debris from the plane, including what appears to be his father's coffin. Life and Death (composition)|♪ Jack opens the coffin and finds it empty. Credit Where Credit is Due|♪ He tears apart the coffin in frustration. Back on camp, Boone gives water to an unconscious Claire. It is revealed that it was Boone who stole the water, in an attempt to Leadership. A fight ensues, but Jack returns and interrupts with a Live together, die alone speech, saying that he has found fresh water and that they must all band together if they are to survive, because "if we can't live together, we're going to die alone." Win One for the Reaper|♪ ==Trivia== * Both Jack's first full flashback episode, ({{ep}}) and his first flashforward episode ({{ep}}) are titled in reference to the "Alice in Wonderland" books. ** The episodes also have another similarity In both episodes, a survivor of Oceanic 815 (Joanna in this episode, Charlie in {{ep}}) drowns, and a main character (Boone in this episode, Desmond in {{ep}}) tries unsuccessfully to save them. * This is the first episode with a flashback featuring both child and adult versions of a character. * This is the first episode to open with a flashback. * This Episode is rated TV-PG-LV. * White Rabbit was Sydney Bristow's call sign in ''Alias'', another J.J. Abrams show. ==Production notes== * This episode marks future main cast member John Terry's first appearance as Christian Shephard. In the previous episode, {{ep}}, Christian was played by a stand-in. {{crossref}} * This episode marks the first appearances of Margo Shephard and Marc Silverman. * A Lost On Location for this episode is available on the Season 1 DVD with the Best Buy/TV Guide Bonus DVD or Season 1 Blu-ray. ===Cut material=== {{I=Lost1x05WhiteRabbit23.png=100=right=Jack loses a bet to his father.}} * Sawyer and Shannon's scene was to start with the camera on their feet, contrasting Shannon's dainty pink flip-flops with Sawyer's cowboy boots. Sawyer would have asked after Boone, who had almost drowned that morning.http//www.spoilertv.co.uk/images/archived-old-shows/lost/Misc/Scripts/Epiosde%201.04%20-%20White%20Rabbit/Lost_1x04_-_White_Rabbit13.png.php SpoilerTV.co.uk ''White Rabbit'' Script, Scene 9 * Young Jack's scene with Christian was scripted longer and with a different focus. Rather than just claiming Jack lacked the ability to distance himself emotionally after loss, the conversation emphasized the consequences of bad choices. Christian bet Jack a quarter that the boy could not guess which of his hands held a coin. Jack lost the bet, and when Christian gave him the chance to bet again after the conversation, Jack declined and Christian approved.http//www.spoilertv.co.uk/images/archived-old-shows/lost/Misc/Scripts/Epiosde%201.04%20-%20White%20Rabbit/Lost_1x04_-_White_Rabbit23.png.php SpoilerTV.co.uk ''White Rabbit'' Script, Scene 13 * Jack and Margo's conversation would have gone into further detail about Jack's actions against Christian. Margo would have accused Jack of betraying Christian while thinking he was helping him.http//www.spoilertv.co.uk/images/archived-old-shows/lost/Misc/Scripts/Epiosde%201.04%20-%20White%20Rabbit/Lost_1x04_-_White_Rabbit30.png.php SpoilerTV.co.uk ''White Rabbit'' Script, Scene 22 *Shannon and Boone had an additional scene right before the survivors discovered Jin with the water. She would have tried consoling him about Joanna's death before giving up and leaving.http//www.spoilertv.co.uk/images/archived-old-shows/lost/Misc/Scripts/Epiosde%201.04%20-%20White%20Rabbit/Lost_1x04_-_White_Rabbit44.png.php SpoilerTV.co.uk ''White Rabbit'' Script, Scene 36 *Sawyer originally would not have pinned Kate down until Sayid arrived and they had exchanged words, perhaps clarifying the flippant nature of his advances.http//www.spoilertv.co.uk/images/archived-old-shows/lost/Misc/Scripts/Epiosde%201.04%20-%20White%20Rabbit/Lost_1x04_-_White_Rabbit52.png.php SpoilerTV.co.uk ''White Rabbit'' Script, Scene 44 *The episode would have cut from Jack staring into the flames to his watching a news report about Australia wildfires while waiting to see Christian's body. The script called for the morgue doctor to be Middle Eastern.http//www.spoilertv.co.uk/images/archived-old-shows/lost/Misc/Scripts/Epiosde%201.04%20-%20White%20Rabbit/Lost_1x04_-_White_Rabbit54.png.php SpoilerTV.co.uk ''White Rabbit'' Script, Scene 45 ===Bloopers and continuity errors=== {{I=Not_Jack_Hanging.jpg=200=right=You can clearly see that it is a stunt actor hanging off of the cliff, and not Matthew Fox.}} *While Claire is talking to Kate about her star sign, Claire takes a sip of water. In the next shot, her bottle is gone. * When Charlie and Hurley are questioning Jack about the water in the Beach camp, two people, a man and woman, walk behind Jack twice in the same direction. *When Jack is hanging off the edge of the cliff, he briefly looks up. It is clearly a stunt actor portraying the character and not Matthew Fox. **When Jack falls over the edge of the cliff and Locke rescues him, Locke, who is out looking for water, should notice the stream running through the rocks below. **When Locke is grabbing Jack over the edge of the cliff, you can see the microphone at the top of the screen. *When Charlie runs to get Jack at the start of the episode, he says that he doesn't swim. However, it is shown later, in the episode {{ep}}, that he was taught to swim as a child. Also in {{ep}}, Charlie claims to have won the title of Junior Swim Champion in Northern England. He also successfully swims out to the Looking Glass station in the season three finale. It is possible, though, that Charlie was simply lying. === Music === {{main}} {{main}} The score uses a lot of music tracked from earlier episodes, most notably the pilot. There are also numerous statements, however, of a new Christian's Motif that plays frequently in scenes involving the apparition of Christian on the Island. The episode also contains the first haunting statement of the "Life and Death (composition)" theme later used for the deaths of numerous major characters. This is heard on synthesizers as Jack discovers the caves, and later on piano as he talks with Kate on the beach at the end of the episode. The latter statement can be heard as "Win One for the Reaper" on the Lost (Original Television Soundtrack). The episode also introduces a Kate's stare associated particularly with Kate and Sawyer. ==Analysis== ===Recurring themes=== {{NavMinor-RecurringThemes}} * The episode begins with a close-up on a young Jack's eyes. {{crossref}} * Charlie tells Jack that he can't swim; it is later revealed that he is an experienced swimmer. {{crossref}} * Jack sees his deceased father, Christian Shephard, numerous times during this episode. {{crossref}} * Locke "I looked into the eye of this Island and what I saw was beautiful." {{crossref}} * According to Sawyer, Boone took over his place "at the top of everybody's most hated list." {{crossref}} * Joanna drowns before either Boone or Jack can save her. {{crossref}} * Jack's father died in Australia due to a heart attack. {{crossref}} * Jack goes to Australia in order to find his father and try to convince him to come back home. {{crossref}} * Sawyer refers to Shannon as "sticks," and Jin as "Mr. Miyagi." {{crossref}} * Both Jack and Kate have 4 distinct cuts on their faces. {{crossref}} * Jack tells Chrissy that he needs to land at LAX in 16 hours. {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ===Cultural references=== {{NavMinor-CulturalReferences}} * '''''Alice's Adventures in Wonderland''''' and '''''Literary_works, and What Alice Found There''''' by Lewis Carroll Christian Shephard's father was said by Locke to reflect the "white rabbit" that Jack was chasing. Both stories had the "Alice" character being led into a cave-like opening by the White Rabbit. {{crossref}} * '''''Watership Down''''' Sawyer was reading this book on the beach while arguing with Shannon. {{crossref}} * "'''WikipediaStrawberry Fields Forever'''" A line from this song by WikipediaThe Beatles, "Living is Easy with Eyes Closed", is tattooed on Charlie's arm. {{crossref}} * '''''WikipediaThe Carol Burnett Show''''' Christian references watching this show to wind down. ''The Carol Burnett Show'' was a popular TV show that first aired in 1967 and ran 11 seasons until 1978. {{crossref}} * '''''WikipediaGemini(astrology)''''' Kate has the astrology birth sign of Gemini. {{Crossref}} * '''''WikipediaThe Karate Kid''''' Sawyer calls Jin "Mr. Miyagi," a character from this movie series. {{crossref}} *'''''WikipediaThe Internationale'''''. "We'll live together or we'll die alone" is a line from the English (Billy Bragg) version of this famous socialist, anarchist, communist, and social democratic anthem. {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ===Literary techniques=== {{NavMinor-LiteraryTechniques}} * In Jack's Speeches to the rest of the survivors at the end of the episode, the dialogue included the name of two future episodes, {{ep}} and {{ep}}. {{crossref}} * A white rabbit is the DHARMA symbol for the underwater Looking Glass station. {{crossref}} * Jack had been told all his life by his Christian Shephard that he didn't "have what it takes"; on the Island, Jack finds out that he, in fact, has it in him to lead the Losties. {{crossref}} * Jack went out to search for his father twice in this episode. In his flashbacks, he was instructed to head to Australia to locate his father, and found his corpse in the morgue. On the Island, Jack chases the hallucinations of his father, searching for the truth, and discovers his empty casket, devoid of his corpse. {{crossref}} * In this episode, there is heavy emphasis on the action of physically and/or spiritually searching. This parallels the search for the white rabbit in ''Alice in Wonderland''. {{crossref}} ** Jack searches for his father. ** Locke searches for fresh water. ** Kate and Sayid search for the stolen water. ** Claire searches for a hairbrush. ** Boone searches for his role in the camp. {{Brclear}} === Storyline analysis === {{NavMinor-Analysis}} * Christian tells Jack he doesn't "have what it takes." {{crossref}} * Sawyer and Shannon bargain for some insect repellent. {{crossref}} * Sawyer trades his last two bottles of water to Jin for a fish. {{crossref}} * Sawyer tossed Kate Edward Mars's badge, telling her that she was the "new sheriff" due to her aggressively pursuing him about the stolen water. {{crossref}} * Charlie decides to take care of Claire. {{crossref}} * Boone tells Jack off for not saving Joanna, steals the water in order to divvy it up, and tries to appoint himself as leader of the Losties. He says to Jack, "Who made you our savior?" {{crossref}} * Jack refuses to "decide anything" about the water situation early on in the episode. {{crossref}} * Locke tries to tell Jack that the Losties need him to be a leader, but Jack responds that he can't do it. {{crossref}} * Jack returns to camp, takes his place as leader again, and says that if they don't "live together, we're gonna die alone." {{crossref}} {{brclear}} ==Episode connections== ===Episode references=== * Locke tells Jack about his encounter with the Monster. {{crossref}} ===Episode allusions=== * The opening shot, featuring Jack on his side calls back to a similar shot from the pilot's first scene. {{crossref}} * Jack continues to see a man appearing to be his dead father. {{crossref}} ==External links== *http//www.dailyscript.com/scripts/103_whiterabbit_pink.pdf Full episode script (PDF format) *http//darkufo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/lost-epiosde-104-white-rabbit-read.html Full episode script (image format) ===References=== {{reflist}} {{nav-Jack}} arالأرنب الأبيض daWhite Rabbit de1.05 Das weiße Kaninchen esWhite Rabbit fr1x05 heארנב לבן itIl coniglio bianco nlWhite Rabbit plWhite Rabbit ptWhite Rabbit ruБелый кролик CategoryEpisodes CategorySeason 1 CategoryJack-centric CategoryEpisodes without a Previously on Lost CategoryFeatured on Lost on Location CategoryEpisodes that are Rated TV-PG-LV