Lost (2004–2010)
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Michael and Sawyer fight for their lives on the high seas and discover a new threat. Locke descends into the hatch to find a missing Kate.


Stephen Williams, Jack Bender (uncredited)


Jeffrey Lieber (created by), J.J. Abrams (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah (credit only)
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Maggie Grace ... Shannon Rutherford (credit only)
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon (credit only)
Evangeline Lilly ... Kate Austen
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Harold Perrineau ... Michael Dawson
Michelle Rodriguez ... Ana Lucia Cortez
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Mr. Eko
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume


Michael is drowning and Sawyer saves him, while Jin is missing. Michael recalls his fight against Susan for Walt in the justice and the reasons for Michael's desperate obsession for his son. They drift on a wreckage of the raft, with the menace of a shark. Michael blames Sawyer for the abduction of Walt and promises to bring his son back. Meanwhile, Kate releases herself from Desmond's captivity and escapes through a ventilation duct, while Locke tries asking Desmond questions about the underground facility they are in and about the use of the mysterious numbers. At the end, Michael and Sawyer reach the beach, and they see Jin escaping from "The Others". Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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First appearance in the series (albeit very briefly) of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje playing Mr Eko. See more »


On the raft, Sawyer's hair is either tied back in a slick pony tail (close-up) or dangling in wet licks around his face (long shot). See more »


Sawyer: [after pulling the bullet out of his arm] You got a band-aid?
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Cast adrift
23 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.

After such a brilliant season opener in "Man of Science, Man of Faith", "Adrift" was somewhat disappointing and a couple of steps down. It is a long way from terrible and is much better than the generally negative reception it garnered from critics and fans from personal opinion, but again to me it is one of the weaker 'Lost' episodes up to this point. Other episodes before and since have done a better job at plot advancement and are better paced.

Many critics and fans consider "Adrift" dull and that it serves little point. Can see where they are coming from. The raft storyline does drag, goes on for too long and takes up too much of the episode than necessary. It does boast some good photography and the acting is fine, it's just not as compelling as ought.

Similarly share the criticisms regarding the flashback, there are moments of poignancy and cuteness and again the acting is great but again it's perfunctory in pace and doesn't say much about Michael that we already know, one of the serve-little-point flashbacks of the show up to this point.

However, "Adrift" has a lot of merits. There are absorbing parts to the story. The shark attack is pretty tense, apart from the artificial-looking shark effects. The hatch storyline continues to hold a huge amount of intrigue and add freshness to the narrative, while the performances of Terry O'Quinn and Henry Ian Cusick and their interaction really elevate the episode to a better level.

The episode is also striking for its unforgettable ending, one of the classic 'Lost' endings and leaves one dying to see the rest of the season and island events unfold. The acting is spot on across the board throughout.

Visually, it's a beautifully shot episode, making the most of the setting. The music is chillingly understated and the script provokes thought.

Overall, better than given credit for but can understand the criticisms. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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28 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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