Lost (2004–2010)
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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.


J.J. Abrams


J.J. Abrams (teleplay by), Damon Lindelof (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Maggie Grace ... Shannon Rutherford
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
Ian Somerhalder ... Boone Carlyle
Fredric Lehne ... Marshal Edward Mars (as Fredric Lane)


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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English | Korean | French

Release Date:

29 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dominic Monaghan, 'Matthew Fox', and Evangeline Lilly were not allowed to see the cockpit set before shooting. They were blindfolded until cameras rolled. They were walked down the path, cameras now on, and their reaction to seeing the cockpit leaning against the trees was real. This one-take is what was used in the pilot episode. See more »


During the flashback scene where Charlie is in the bathroom, he opens a bag of heroin that was closed with a yellow rubber band. While he is taking pinches of the drug and rubbing it inside his mouth, the rubber band goes from being loosely over the first two fingers of his left hand, to being wrapped twice around his index finger, back to being loosely over the first two fingers again. See more »


[first lines]
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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Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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"Guys... Where are we?"
9 June 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

Although I'm not among those who consider "Pilot, Part 1" to be a superior episode of "Lost", despite it being excellent, I am a big fan of the second half of the pilot, with its brilliantly multi-layered writing for the on-island events as well as the Kate and Charlie flashbacks. The subtle introduction of further character traits works excellently here- particularly for Hurley, Sayid, and Charlie.

The superlative music from Michael Giacchino helps accentuate this remarkably emotional episode of "Lost", along with J.J. Abrams' excellent direction. The performances here are absolutely superb with Harold Perrineau's Michael Dawson and Terry O'Quinn's John Locke immediately standing out in the fine ensemble cast. The relatively poorly-developed characters of Boone and Shannon are minor annoyances in an otherwise fine episode, and I grew to like both of them eventually.

I've always loved the atmosphere created in "Pilot, Part 2". "Pilot, Part 1" was about the shock of landing on this mysterious island and meeting the monster for the first time. "Pilot, Part 2" introduces the sense of wonder and anticipation that plays into later seasons of "Lost" a lot as we uncover more of the island's mysteries. In this episode it is a simple message on a loop for 16 years. Yes, 16 years. That scene is followed by the line that to this day completely defines "Lost", when Charlie says "Guys... Where are we?". It's a brilliant line, so well-placed that if you weren't hooked by "Pilot, Part 1" you definitely would be now.

The best scene of the entire two parts of the pilot is the backgammon scene between Walt and Locke, which plays brilliantly on the 'black vs. white' theme with the backgammon pieces, and introduces key character traits for both of these characters.

"Pilot, Part 2" is the episode that hooked me on "Lost". It's a masterstroke of writing and production skill. Simply phenomenal.


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