Lost (2004–2010)
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Desmond returns to Oxford to fulfill Faraday's request to find his mother. Back on the island, the survivors discover that they've run into The Others 50 years in the past, but Richard Alpert is the same age.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Sayid Jarrah (credit only)
Henry Ian Cusick ... Desmond Hume
Jeremy Davies ... Dr. Daniel Faraday
Michael Emerson ... Benjamin 'Ben' Linus (credit only)
Matthew Fox ... Dr. Jack Shephard (credit only)
Jorge Garcia ... Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (credit only)
Josh Holloway ... James 'Sawyer' Ford
Daniel Dae Kim ... Jin-Soo Kwon (credit only)
Yunjin Kim ... Sun-Hwa Kwon (credit only)
Ken Leung ... Miles Straume
Evangeline Lilly ... Katherine 'Kate' Austen (credit only)
Rebecca Mader ... Dr. Charlotte Staples Lewis
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Nestor Carbonell ... Richard Alpert


Following a past memory about Faraday, Desmond travels to Oxford University in England where he tries to find Faraday's mother, to find a way to return to the island in which the search leads him back to Charles Whidmore. Back on the island, Miles, Faraday, Locke, Juliet, Sawyer and Charlotte continue to skip through time and they have an encounter with a group of "Others" in the 1950s where they meet the then-leader Richard Alpert, whom is still the same age, and whom have in their possession a stolen nuclear bomb. Written by Anonymous

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English | Latin

Release Date:

28 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bad Robot,ABC Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Desmond and Penny's son Charlie is thoughtfully named after Charlie Pace who died in the season 3 finale. See more »


Claymore mines explode and spray ball bearings at high velocity. They don't throw people through the air, any more than a shotgun blast would throw someone through a window. See more »


Richard Alpert: I gave you this?
John Locke: Yes.
Richard Alpert: After you were shot in the leg and I wandered out of the jungle to patch you up?
John Locke: That's right.
Richard Alpert: Then why don't I remember, well, any of this?
John Locke: Because it hasn't happened yet.
Richard Alpert: [laughs] I'm not sure what you're expecting me to say, John Locke.
John Locke: I expect you to tell me how to get off the island.
Richard Alpert: That's very privileged information. Why would I share that with you?
John Locke: Because you told me that I had something very important to do once I get there. And because I'm your leader.
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The Producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the people of Hawaii and their Aloha spirit. See more »


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Written by J.J. Abrams
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21 June 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 4 was a solid season, with high points such as "The Beginning of the End", the three part finale and particularly "The Constant" and the only disappointments (though they were still decent) being "The Other Woman" and "Eggtown". "Because You Left" couldn't have been a better way to start Season 5. Definitely among the stronger 'Lost' season openers and one of the most confident and most settled.

"Jughead" has received mixed/divisive opinions here even with the high rating and can understand why. Personally find it a good episode myself, but nowhere near one of 'Lost's' best. There are also far better Desmond-centric episodes, that have more interesting stories and have more to Desmond's character, actually found the island events more intriguing.

Not without flaws. On top of lacking the tautness and tension of the best 'Lost' episodes, the dialogue can be too simple and lacking freshness, some of it can be uncharacteristically awkward too. The cliff-hanger is also a bit forced, Charlotte's story is not particularly interesting.

The island events generally are though, providing answers while also setting things up and doing both adeptly. There are a couple of shocks here too, especially as said with the reveals for both Richard's and even more so Widmore. Desmond's story does have heart though. Everything with the Others is not as confusing as it sounds either, though occasionally it could have been clearer.

Have nothing to fault the acting, especially from Henry Ian Cusick, Nestor Carbonell and Alan Dale. Terry O'Quinn can do no wrong either, and his role in "Jughead" intrigues a lot and one of the better faring ones.

Production values are stylish, the direction controlled and confident and the music understated and chilling. The writing has been much better though, something that is usually praised by me.

On the whole, good but could have been a lot better. 7.5/10 Bethany Cox

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