Lost (2004–2010)
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Live Together, Die Alone 

After discovering a sailboat just offshore containing former hatch oversee Desmond, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the "button" and the hatch.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Mr. Eko
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
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
Michelle Rodriguez ... Ana Lucia Cortez (credit only)
Cynthia Watros ... Libby Smith


Jack, Sawyer and Sayid swim to the boat and find a completely wasted Desmond. His traumatic past experience before sailing to the island is disclosed through flashbacks. Sayid plots a plan with Jack to surprise "The Others" in case Michael is double-crossing the group. John Locke convinces Desmond to invade the hatch, which is protected by Mr. Eko, and not press the button of the computer to see what will happen. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Henry Ian Cusick received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor for his performance in this episode. See more »


When Jack, Sayid and Sawyer board the "Elizabeth," Hume fires several rounds through the hatch. They find him cradling a semi-automatic shotgun, probably 12-gauge. But the holes in the hatch are too small for buckshot and too large for slugs. See more »


Desmond: I love you, Penny.
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Chains and Things
Written by B.B. King
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Live and let die
20 March 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.

"Live Together, Die Alone" is a prime example of how to do a season finale well. In "Live Together, Die Alone's" case, it does this brilliantly. It is a very strong contender for the best episode of Season 2, a hard feat for a season with many great to classic episodes with only one misfire ("Fire + Water"). Also one of the best episodes up to this point of 'Lost' and one of the best 'Lost' episodes overall.

It is a taut, outstandingly well written episode. Filled with tension, suspense, twisty storytelling and shocking revelations. The flashbacks are some of the show's best written and illuminating in terms of how it advances the character's development and how it ties in with what is going on on the island. Absolutely loved Desmond's development here. None of it is filler, none of it feels irrelevant and none of it is less than compelling.

Existing events are forwarded in momentum and built upon, and new events make one excited for Season 3. Questions are answered and what was suspected earlier in the season (i.e. Henry's real identity) is confirmed yet has the ability to shock. Charlie's hatch explosion reaction didn't bother me that much.

All the acting is pitched perfectly, with Henry Ian Cusick giving one of the finest acting of anybody in 'Lost' history.

Can't fault the stylishness and atmosphere of the visuals, nor the effective use of music and the tightly controlled direction.

Overall, superb season finale. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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24 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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