Lost (2004–2010)
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The Other 48 Days 

48 days ago, the tail section of Flight 815 crashes. The survivors struggle to live when some other people on the island continue to kidnap some of them.


Eric Laneuville


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

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


The harrowing first 48 days in the lives of the 23 tail section survivors are revealed, formally introducing Ana Lucia, Mr. Eko, Libby, Cindy, Bernard, and Goodwin, and detailing the first terrifying days and battling the dreaded "others", leading to their numbers dwindling, their hikes though the jungle, and meeting with Jun, Michael and Sawyer. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

16 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The number 4: there are 4 survivors left from the tail section of the airplane by the time they reach the other camp; Ana Lucia, Libby, Bernard, and Mr. Eko See more »


Ana Lucia states that they were in the air for two hours, contradicting dialogue from the pilot that it was closer to eight (the last two of which were after changing course). See more »


Ana-Lucia Cortez: What? You talking now?
Mr. Eko: It's been forty days.
Ana-Lucia Cortez: You've been waiting forty days to talk?
Mr. Eko: You waited forty days to cry.
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Forty eight days previously...
3 February 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.

"The Other 48 Days" is often considered one of the best 'Lost' episodes. Not only think that it is a high-point of Season 2 and one of the best episodes of 'Lost' up to this point, but also have to agree that it is one of the show's best. Everything is brilliantly done and personally wouldn't change a thing about it.

It's a unique episode, as noted, for not including any conventional personal life flashbacks. Instead focusing entirely on on-island events as one big flashback story detailing the story of the tail end survivors from forty eight days previously. This worked brilliantly, and this way we got to know the tail end survivors properly early on and see the season's on-going main plot line from their viewpoint. There is a positive vibe set immediately by one of the show's best ever opening sequences (truly magnificent), and the story never loses its rich tension or mysterious intrigue.

A great job is done with the writing and development of the characters thanks to a taut, smart, passionate and complex script that has a lot happening while not feeling over-stuffed.

On a visual level, "The Other 48 Days" is beautifully photographed, as always making the most of the island setting. The music is as always chilling and understated and some of the show's best direction, containing some particularly wonderful photography in the opening.

Uniformly great acting can be seen, personally didn't have a problem with Michelle Rodriguez. For her, compared to other roles of hers, Ana Lucia is one of her better roles.

In summation, outstanding episode. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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