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The Incident: Part 1 

Jack and Sayid's plan faces resistance from Sawyer, Juliet, and Kate. Ben and The Others/Hostiles reach Jacob at the Foot of the Statue, and are soon met by the 316 survivors, who reveal the contents of their mysterious package.

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Jack Bender

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

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

Jack and Sayid proceed with their plan to detonate the hydrogen bomb to destroy the island, as well as the Dharma Initiative, hoping to change the future. Meanwhile, Juliet convinces Sawyer that they must return to the island to prevent the destruction which could change their future. In the future, Locke tells Ben that he must kill Jacob, as they and Sun trek with the Richard and the Others into the jungle to look for the mysterious Jacob. Elsewhere the shady Flight 316 survivors trek across the island with a strange package. Written by jgp3553@yahoo.com

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic | Latin | Russian | Korean

Release Date:

16 May 2009 (Israel) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Production Co:

Bad Robot,ABC Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The statue in this episode (also seen briefly in LaFleur) is of the Egyptian goddess Taweret. Taweret is the goddess of fertility and childbirth. See more »

Goofs

The character who plays little Sawyer is right-handed but the grown up Sawyer is left-handed. See more »

Quotes

Ben Linus: Why do you want me to kill Jacob, John?
John Locke: Because despite your loyal service to this island, you got cancer. You had to watch your own daughter gunned down right in front of you. And your reward for those sacrifices? You were banished. And you did all this in the name of a man you've never even met. So the question is, Ben, why the hell WOULDN'T you want to kill Jacob?
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Crazy Credits

The "Lost" title card logo at the end of this episode is in black text against a white background, the opposite of its standard design. See more »

Soundtracks

Three Cigarettes (In An Ashtray)
(uncredited)
Written by Eddie Miller & W.S. Stevenson
Performed by Patsy Cline
Album ""Patsy Cline" 1957
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Unforgettable incident
19 August 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 be a better way to start Season 5. Definitely among the stronger 'Lost' season openers and one of the most confident and most settled. All the episodes of the season ranged from good to brilliant from personal opinion.

"The Incident" is a killer season finale, the best episode of Season 5 and for me the best since "This Place is Death". It has pretty much everything that 'Lost' is all about. It's taut and thought-provoking, with utterly gripping on-island events and a huge amount of emotional impact and shock that wasn't felt anywhere near as much in the previous Season 5 episodes. It does brilliantly in providing new mysteries and questions which adds further to the intrigue and there are parts that leave you floored, especially one of the show's most didn't-see-that-coming-at-all plot twists.

On top of all that, it advances characters and shows plot progression rather than repeating itself or being filler. There are surprising moments and also illuminating ones, complete with the ending that will burn in the memory forever.

Also found "The Incident" to be a non-stop thrill ride of insane entertainment value, edge of your seat tension, unsettling spookiness and very emotional moments. The more dialogue-driven parts is a case of it being thought-probing, relevant and adding a lot rather than slowing things down and rambling.

Can't fault the performances, which are uniformly superb.

Nor the stylishness and atmosphere of the visuals (some of 'Lost's' most cinematic), nor the effectively understated and chilling use of music, taut writing and the tightly controlled direction (one of the best of the season and perhaps of the show).

In summary, incredible. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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