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...In Translation 

When the raft the survivors have been building burns down, Michael accuses Jin of sabatoge. Sun makes a surprising revelation.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Maggie Grace ... Shannon Rutherford
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' 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
Byron Chung ... Woo-Jung Paik


When Jin Kwon is having a serious quarrel with his wife Sun Kwon, Michael Dawson defends her. Later, when Michael's raft is set afire and Jin has his arms injured by heat, Michael and Sawyer blame him for the incident. Sun finally reveals her secret when she speaks in English to defend her husband and he feels ashamed leaving her. Jin recalls how his love for Sun was destroyed by her evil and unscrupulous father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the episode "In Translation", when Jin comes to the secretary's house for the first time, in the background the secretary's kid is watching television. On that television you can clearly see Jorge Garcia. See more »


"In translation, we see a large blood stain on Jin's right elbow (on his shirt) when he is washing the blood off his hands. In the next shot the stain has disappeared. See more »


Sawyer: [to Jin] It's Lord of the Flies time.
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References Lost in Translation (2003) See more »


by Damien Rice
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Nothing has been lost in translation here
6 January 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

When 'Lost' was in its prime, it was must-watch television. Remember first watching it, found it remarkably easy to get into, was hooked from the start and was on Season 3 by the end of one week. The general consensus is that the final season is a disappointment and cannot disagree.

In terms of advancing the story development of the mysteries of the island, "...In Translation" is not one of 'Lost's' best. It however excels brilliantly as a character study, expanding on and answering questions raised in "House of the Rising Sun" and for the characters of Jin and Sun and their relationship it's very insightful and a crucial turning point for especially Jin.

Didn't care much for Michael here, after doing such a good job with him in "Special" he is nowhere near as easy to identify with, like with his treatment of Jin it was like a different Michael.

"...In Translation" incorporates beautifully written and acted flashbacks that add a lot to particularly Jin. Their chemistry is very deeply felt.

The on-island scenes are also compelling and allows the other characters, seen in especially the romance with Sayid and Shannon, to shine/

Visually, "...In Translation" is one of Season 1's best-looking episodes, one of the most beautifully shot and skilfully directed. The island setting is both beautiful and mysterious still. The music is understated and chilling, even beautiful at times.

Overall, great episode that makes one appreciate Sun and Jin more. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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Release Date:

23 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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