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Pilot: Part 2 

Having retrieved the plane tranceiver, a group of survivors try to transmit a signal, only to receive a strange transmission from another inhabitant.

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Jack, Kate and Charlie return to the group, but the transceiver is broken. Sayid Jarrah fixes the apparatus and organizes an expedition with Kate, Charlie, Shannon Rutherford and her brother Boone Carlyle and the dangerous James "Sawyer" Ford to hike and climb a mountain to transmit a SOS. The group receives a sixteen years old distress call from a French woman in the island instead and kills a polar bear. They return to the survivor's base and decide to hide the information to preserve the hope of the group. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

The plane crash sequence was Evangeline Lilly's first day of shooting on the show. Because she is Canadian, a special U.S. employment visa had to be arranged for her. Since this took such a long time, all scenes that featured her character had to be pushed to the end of the shooting schedule. When the visa finally came in, she was flown to the set the very same day. See more »

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After Sayid and Sawyer finish fighting, Micheal hands Jack a pair of handcuffs. After that, while Sawyer is shouting, you can clearly spot that in one scene his sleeves reach his wrists, then its folded, then it's back till his wrists. They used 2-3 shots to make one scene. See more »

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Charlie: [as Jack fiddles with the transceiver] Anything?
Jack: You keep asking if there's anything.
Charlie: Pardon me for appearing desperate, but before the pilot was *ripped* from the cockpit, he did say that no one's going to find us unless we get that transceiver working. So... is there anything?
Jack: No.
Charlie: Okay.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.112 (2010) See more »

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End Title
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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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great pilots part 2: plane and transmission
24 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This continues JJ Abrams' triumphant directorial job. We see here much more mystery open up, on all fronts: what happened to the pilot? What the hell is that monster? What's with the polar bear? Who is that French lady saying there's great danger and everyone's dead and that it's been going on for 16 years? What is this place? If this pilot didn't go on for the rest of the series, which is a moot point perhaps but one to raise, it would be such an insane, confounding but endlessly wonderful piece of fantasy-fiction that it would keep everyone wondering. The point in a lot of science fiction is to raise questions, and not always answer then definitely or even at all, and Lost does this on top of doing something that is great in fantasy and mystery lore which is opening up the space of genre to develop characters in a kind of satirical or 'statement' setting. Lost is never too blunt with the preachiness, but it does have its moments where one recognizes "yeah, this is a melting pot", and Abrams, Lindelof and team milk all of the potential elements of mystery, of social statements, and makes it all unique.

This is a great pilot. Check it out if you haven't, or check it out again if you're a 5th season die-hard burn-out on the show who is so wrapped up in the current conundrums that you may have forgotten how it started in the first place. Polar bear, monster screams, freaky radio transmissions, rinse, repeat. At the least, you'll get "You All Everybody" in your head for days on end.


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