Lost: Season 4, Episode 5

The Constant (28 Feb. 2008)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
9.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.7/10 from 5,075 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 3 critic

During the helicopter ride to the ship, Desmond's consciousness begins jumping back and forth between present day 2004 and 1996. He is forced to find Daniel Faraday in 1996 in order to get answers and stop the jumps.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 06 Jun 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 21 Jul 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 17 Aug 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Constant" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Constant (28 Feb 2008)

The Constant (28 Feb 2008) on IMDb 9.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lost.
« Previous Episode | 74 of 118 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Claire Littleton (credit only)
...
Ben Linus (credit only)
...
...
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (credit only)
...
James 'Sawyer' Ford (credit only)
...
Jin Kwon (credit only)
...
Sun Kwon (credit only)
...
Miles Straume (credit only)
...
Kate Austen (credit only)
...
...
...
John Locke (credit only)
Edit

Storyline

During the helicopter ride to the ship, Desmond's consciousness begins jumping back and forth between present day 2004 and 1996. He is forced to find Daniel Faraday in 1996 in order to get answers and stop the jumps.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 February 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Daniel tells Desmond that he needs to find Daniel back in 1996 at Oxford, he tells Desmond to tell the past Daniel to set the device to 2.342, oscillating at 11 Hertz. 23 and 42 are both in the sequence of Hurley's "numbers." See more »

Goofs

When Desmond unties Minkowski, there is a 2 seconds scene where it's quite clear that Minkowski doesn't have blood on his face. Seconds before and after that scene he has blood that came out of his nose. See more »

Quotes

Desmond Hume: Set your device to... 2.342 and make sure it oscillates at 11.
Daniel Faraday: OK, now, you... You're gonna tell me who told you those numbers.
Desmond Hume: You did.
Daniel Faraday: Wait a second. This is ridiculous.
Desmond Hume: I know about Eloise.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »


Soundtracks

Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by J.J. Abrams
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Outstanding
28 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having seen all but maybe 4 episodes since day one of Lost, "The Constant" might be near as good as it gets. I don't like to say things like best, but if a gun were placed to my head and I were forced to name one single best episode, it would be tonights.

No other episode since the beginning has touched on this many of the themes of Lost. Rather than the showing the present with the flash-forward/backward tying in symbolically, which is the shows usual template, this episode ties the present to the flash in a very real and deadly way, also revealing a big, nay, gigantic clue as to the island's origins. Or at least lets us in on a part of the big secret.

In it's essence, tonight's show was a well told intricate yarn, exploiting all that is best about a tight story. But it doesn't stop with a great story.

The shows finale is top shelf drama. No melodrama. I've touched on this episode's writing, and it doesn't peeter out at the end, but the greatest strength of the finale is in its emotional content. Superbly acted by the part of Desmond and a stellar but brief appearance by Juliet. Paced and edited at a perfect pace, bringing this grown man to weep like I just dropped my only bratwurst.

Without giving away to much of the ending... Fans of the show, will surely know that this "encounter", was a long, long time in coming.

What a pay-off.

Great job, cast and crew alike.


39 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why do people find this so hard to understand? TakeHerToSea
Done Rewatching - The End kian089
Thinking about rewatching GamingTatertot
The End Again zmh5815
thoroughly enjoyed the sixth season EntertainmentPOP
additional love for the final season EntertainmentPOP
Discuss The Constant (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page