Lost (2004–2010)
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When the hatch suddenly takes on a life of its own, Locke is trapped alone in the bunker and is forced to enlist the help of an unlikely ally: the captive Henry Gale to try to free him. Meanwhile, Jack faces off against Sawyer in a series of card games for supplies. Also, Ana Lucia, Sayid and Charlie find out the truth about Henry in the jungle.


Stephen Williams


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 (credit only)
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah
Emilie de Ravin ... Claire Littleton
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon (credit only)
Evangeline Lilly ... Katherine 'Kate' Austen
Dominic Monaghan ... Charlie Pace
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Harold Perrineau ... Michael Dawson (credit only)
Michelle Rodriguez ... Ana Lucia Cortez
Cynthia Watros ... Elizabeth 'Libby' Smith
Michael Emerson ... Henry Gale


While alone in the hatch with Henry Gale, all the openings shutdown and John Locke becomes trapped in a room with him. He releases Henry to help him to open the hydraulic door, and he supports it with a tool box. When John tries to passes below the door, the box collapses and his legs are secured by the guillotine door. Locke recalls his former relationship with Helen and how his estranged con-artist father Anthony Cooper, returned to ask Locke for a favor. In the mist of all this, Henry tries to reach the computer through the ventilation duct. Meanwhile, Jack faces off against Sawyer in a card game on the beach over some food supplies. Also, Ana Lucia, Sayid and Charlie find the truth about Henry in the jungle and return to the camp. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

29 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Locke is shown inspecting a woman's house. This is Nadia, the woman that Sayid tortured and helped to escape in Iraq. See more »


At the funeral, Helen is sitting at Locke's left during the entire service, but as he looks towards the man with the lawnmower, she is sitting at his right (flipped shot). See more »


Sayid Jarrah: [talking to Henry Gale about finding the balloon] But still I did not believe it to be true. So I dug up that grave and found that there was not a woman inside, there was a man. A man named Henry Gale.
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References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »


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Trapped in the hatch
5 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.

Season 2 of 'Lost' to me was very solid with many good to outstanding episodes (with a notable exception being "Fire + Water", which took strangeness too literally). For me, "Lockdown" is among the season's best, along with, as far as the previous episodes go, "Man of Science, Man of Faith", "Orientation", "The Other 48 Days", "The 23rd Psalm" and "One of Them".

"Lockdown" is a Locke-centric episode, which will have 'Lost' fans squeal with delight if they are like me and consider Locke one of the show's best and most interesting characters. That's not all that is great about "Lockdown" though, everything works here.

The viewer learns more about Locke and sees more development to his already fascinating character in one of the best-acted and best Locke-centric flashbacks. All the while also seeing signs of story development being advanced and a couple of genuinely shocking revelations, especially an ending that will leave the viewer floored. Liked the Jack and Sawyer scenes too, the hatch scenes are intensely riveting and edge-of-your-seat and Jack and Kate's chemistry is some of the most natural and sweet it's been up to this point in the show

All the acting is excellent, especially from Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson.

Visually, 'Lost' continues to be stylish, atmospheric and beautiful in "Lockdown", as always making the most of the island setting. The music is as always chilling and understated, the writing is taut and smart and the episode is one of the best directed ones of Season 2.

Overall, fabulous and a Season 2 high. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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