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Michael Dawson (Character)
from "Lost" (2004)

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"Lost: Meet Kevin Johnson (#4.8)" (2008)
Miles Straume: Your name's not Kevin!
Michael Dawson: [stares at him blankly] Huh?
Miles Straume: Don't worry, 80 percent of the people on this boat are lying about something.

Michael Dawson: I wanna see him.
Mom: No.
Michael Dawson: Just let me talk...
Mom: I don't know what you said to that boy, but whatever it was, he doesn't want to see you.
Michael Dawson: Please, Ma. He's my son. I have a right...

Michael Dawson: What do you want?
Tom: Your help.
Michael Dawson: Why would I help the son of a bitch who kidnapped my son?
Tom: We gave him back to you in one piece, Mike, you're the one who lost him. You told him, didn't you? You couldn't carry the guilt of what you did to those two women all by yourself, so you shared it with a 10-year-old kid. Is that why you wanna kill yourself, Michael? Because that's the way he looks at you now? Because he knows you're a murderer?
Michael Dawson: Go away!
[turns to walk away]
Tom: I got some bad news for you, amigo. You can't kill yourself. The Island won't let you!
Michael Dawson: What'd you say?
Tom: No matter how bad you want to, no matter how many different ways you try, it won't happen.
[Tom hands the revolver back to Michael]
Tom: Give it a shot if you don't believe me. You got more work to do, Mike. When you figure that out, I'm in the penthouse at the Hotel Earle.

George Minkowski: What, are you going all Nicholson on us?
Michael Dawson: What?
George Minkowski: You know, Jack Nicholson in The Shining, when he's bouncing that ball against the wall? Next thing you know, you're gonna go after your wife with an axe.
Michael Dawson: I'm not married, man.

Sayid Jarrah: Hello, Michael.
Michael Dawson: Not now man.
Sayid Jarrah: Yes, right now. Why are you on this boat?
Michael Dawson: I'm here to die.

Michael Dawson: Walt?
[the voice on the phone is not Walt's, but it's familiar]
Ben Linus: I'm so sorry, Michael, but he's still in New York. So I'm afraid you're stuck with me.
[pause]
Ben Linus: Michael? Are you still there?
Michael Dawson: You put me on this boat, talked me into blowing it up, and when I push the damn button, a flag pops up.
Ben Linus: You actually activated the bomb?
Michael Dawson: [shouts] It's not a bomb! It's a... it's a joke!

Ben Linus: I want you to compile a list of names... every person on your boat. When I call again, you'll give me that list. Then you will disable the radio room you're sitting in. When the crew is disoriented by their lack of communication, you'll take out the engines, too. That way, the boat can never get to this island, and your friends will be safe. Will you do that for me, Michael?
Michael Dawson: Yeah.
Ben Linus: Then consider yourself one of the good guys.

Frank Lapidus: So what's your story, Kevin?
Michael Dawson: I'm sorry?
Frank Lapidus: How'd you end up on this tub?
Michael Dawson: Um... looking for a little adventure.
Frank Lapidus: Ah, adventure. Yeah. Well...
[whispers]
Frank Lapidus: How do you like this for adventure? You ever hear about Oceanic 815?
Michael Dawson: Yeah.
Frank Lapidus: What would you say if I told you the plane they found in that trench wasn't Oceanic 815?
Michael Dawson: Then what is it?
Frank Lapidus: You know those nuts that think the moon landing was faked? Well, this is like that... only real. That's why I signed up for this trip, because the owner of this boat believes me. Charles Widmore. He believes that 815 is still out there somewhere.
[whispering]
Frank Lapidus: I mean, can you imagine what would happen... if we found some of those people alive?

[Michael hands the watch to the pawnbroker. The watch has Korean characters engraved on its back]
Pawnbroker Gus: Why is there Chinese writing all over it?
Michael Dawson: It's Korean, man. The guy who gave it to me.
Pawnbroker Gus: You don't look like you speak Korean.


"Lost: Exodus: Part 2 (#1.24)" (2005)
[on the raft; Walt is asleep]
Sawyer: Know what I like about you, Mike? You got the patience of a saint.
Michael: Yeah? Why you say that?
Sawyer: I've seen the way he talks to you. The way he runs around, does whatever the hell he wants. I'd have shown him the back of my hand a long time ago.
Michael: You would, huh?
Sawyer: Hell of a lot cheaper than a shrink.
Michael: Is that what your father did to you? Show you the back of his hand?
Sawyer: My daddy never got a chance to beat me. He shot himself when I was eight.
Michael: [after a pause] That why you want to die, man?
Sawyer: What?
Michael: Since the day you told me you wanted on this raft, I couldn't figure it out. Why does a guy who only cares about himself want to risk his life to save everyone else? Yeah... way I see it, there's only two choices. You're either a hero, or you want to die.
Sawyer: [gruffly] Well... I ain't no hero, Mike.

Walter 'Walt' Lloyd: How come you and my mom didn't stay together?
Michael: We tried, but it just didn't work out. Our lives, out interests just went in different directions.
Walter 'Walt' Lloyd: How come I never saw you?
Michael: Cause your mom didn't want me to.She did what she thought was best for you.
Walter 'Walt' Lloyd: She was wrong.

Michael: [after finding the gun tucked in Sawyers shirt] here's your shirt. You should put that on before you burn.

Michael: Oh hey, this is yours.
[gives Jin his watch back]
Jin Kwon: [hands watch back to Michael, and points to Michael] You.
Michael: No, man.
Jin Kwon: You.
[puts it in his hand and closes it]
Michael: Thank you.


"Lost: Three Minutes (#2.22)" (2006)
James "Sawyer" Ford: Got some good news for you. Captain Arab's in too. The cavalry rides at sunrise.
Michael Dawson: You told Sayid?
James "Sawyer" Ford: Yeah I told Sayid.
Michael Dawson: You shouldn't have done that!
James "Sawyer" Ford: Oh well I'm sorry! I just figured if we're going to war, we'd want the one guy who's actually been in a war!

Michael: I hear you're a priest.
Mr. Eko: Yes
Michael: Guess you believe in hell then.
Mr. Eko: For a brief time I served in a small parish in England, and every Sunday after mass, I would see a young boy waiting at the back of the church. And then one day the boy confessed to me that he had beaten his dog to death with a shovel. He said the dog had bitten his baby sister on the cheek and he needed to protect her. And he wanted to know whether he would go to hell for this. I told him that god would understand, that he would be forgiven, as long as he was sorry. But the boy did not care about forgiveness. He was only afraid that if he did go to hell, that dog would be there waiting for him.

Michael Dawson: I didn't hear you come in man,
Mr. Eko: I left my shoes outside... they were muddy


"Lost: Abandoned (#2.6)" (2005)
Ana-Lucia Cortez: How about you shut your mouth and get your buddy over here moving?
Michael: What happened to you people? You want us to take you back with us? Fine. But you want me to keep quiet then you need to tell me why I have to.
Ana-Lucia Cortez: They came the first night that we got here. They took three of us. Nothing happened for two weeks, then they came back. They took nine more. They're smart, and they're animals, and they could be anywhere at any time. Now we're moving through the jungle - their jungle - just so you can save your little hick friend over here. And if you think that one gun and one bullet is going to stop them - think again. So shut your mouth and keep moving.
Michael: They took my son.
Ana-Lucia Cortez: They took a lot of things.

[Sawyer's just fainted and Michael runs to check on him]
Michael: Hey, Sawyer! You okay?
Sawyer: [faintly] I would've left you behind.
Michael: Shut up man, don't try that.
Sawyer: [even fainter] I did leave you behind.
Michael: Yeah well, good thing I ain't you.


"Lost: Two for the Road (#2.20)" (2006)
Michael Dawson: I'm sorry.
Ana-Lucia Cortez: For what?
[Michael shoots her in the stomach]

[last lines]
Michael Dawson: [looking at the gun in his hand] I'm sorry.
Ana-Lucia Cortez: For what?
[Michael shoots her]
Libby: [enters] Michael?
[Michael gasps and turns abruptly around shooting her]


"Lost: Solitary (#1.9)" (2004)
Michael: [Hurley has built a golf course] All the stuff we gotta deal with, man... *this* is what you've been wasting your time on?
Hurley: Dudes... listen. Our lives suck! Everyone's nerves are stretched to the max! I mean, we're lost on an island, running from boars, and monsters... freakin' polar bears!
Michael: *Polar bears?*
Charlie Pace: You didn't hear about the polar bear?

Michael: This is a problem, man.
Jack: Yeah.
Michael: I mean, I know what I'd do, but... it's gotta be your call.
Jack: Okay. Give me a seven iron.


"Lost: Everybody Hates Hugo (#2.4)" (2005)
Sawyer: Howdy, boys. Thanks for the rescue.
Michael: Everything's cool. We had a talk and they believe we were on the plane, too.
Sawyer: Swell, I guess we can all sue Oceanic together.


"Lost: Special (#1.14)" (2005)
Michael Dawson: I'm just glad you're safe.
Walt Lloyd: But Vincent, he ran off again.
John Locke: He found his way back to you once, Walt. He will again.


"Lost: House of the Rising Sun (#1.6)" (2004)
Sun Kwon: [Sun comes to Michael in an attempt to settle the conflict between him and Jin; in English] I need to talk to you.
Michael: [shocked] You speak *English*?
Sun Kwon: Yes.
Michael: Wait... You *speak* English?


"Lost: Born to Run (#1.22)" (2005)
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Yo chief, dumb question; we're sailing out in the ocean, right?
Michael Dawson: Do you mind?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Sulu over here is packing a suitcase full of salted fish!
Michael Dawson: Yeah?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: We can't catch fish?
Michael Dawson: Do you know anything about surviving at sea? Sailing? Navigating? Steering a raft?
James 'Sawyer' Ford: Do you?
Michael Dawson: It doesn't matter what I know; I built it! Maybe you are the wrong guy to go on the raft.
James 'Sawyer' Ford: You're gonna vote me off, "Mickie"? And who the hell's gonna take my place?


"Lost: Whatever the Case May Be (#1.12)" (2005)
Michael: You're wasting your time, man. If you pick the lock on a Halliburton, I'll put you on my back and fly us to L.A.
Sawyer: You better find yourself a runway, daddy, 'cause there ain't a lock I can't pick.


"Lost: Pilot: Part 1 (#1.1)" (2004)
Michael Dawson: Walt!


"Lost: Adrift (#2.2)" (2005)
Michael Dawson: [to little Walt] Hey, little man. Well, I guess I can't call you that, I mean, because look how big you are. So, you and I, we're not gonna see each other for a while, Walt. But you are gonna have a great life. I know your mommy, she's going to take real good care of you. And Brian is gonna take good care of you, too. But you know what? I just want you to know that no matter where you go, I... That your daddy... Yeah, your daddy, he loves you very, very much. And I always will. Always. OK?


"Lost: Deus Ex Machina (#1.19)" (2005)
Jack: Picking up on a little Korean there, Michael?
Michael: Yeah. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I know how to say, uh, "faster" and "idiot".


"Lost: What Kate Did (#2.9)" (2005)
[text appears on the monitor]
Monitor: Hello?
Michael: [typing] Hello?
Monitor: Who is this?
Michael: [typing] This is Michael. Who is this?
Monitor: Dad?


"Lost: Live Together, Die Alone (#2.23)" (2006)
Michael Dawson: Who are you people?
Henry Gale: We're the good guys, Michael. That's all you need to know.