Lost (2004–2010)
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Follow the Leader 

Jack attempts to follow through with Daniel Faraday's plan to detonate the hydrogen bomb after Faraday is killed, Locke instructs Alpert to take him to Jacob, and Sawyer is interrogated about an incriminating surveillance video.

Director:

Stephen Williams

Writers:

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
Michael Emerson ... 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 ... Kate Austen
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Dr. Juliet Burke
Terry O'Quinn ... John Locke
Nestor Carbonell ... Richard Alpert
Kevin Chapman ... Mitch
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Storyline

Kate and Jack are captured by Charles Widmore but Eloise decides to listen to Jack and take them to the place where the hydrogen bomb is hidden. Jack, Sayid, Richard and Eloise swim beneath the camping and reach the bomb. Meanwhile Sawyer and Juliet are interrogated by the violent Radzinsky and Sawyer tells that they should stop drilling the Swan and leave the island. Hurley, Jin and Miles are found by Chang and they disclose that they are from the future. Locke, Richard, Sun and Ben go to the camp of The Others and Locke tells that he will meet Jacob and invite The Others to join him in his quest. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2009 (USA) 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Pierre Chang accuses Hurley of being from the future, he asks "Who is the president in 1977?". This is the exact question Hurley feared he would be asked when joining the Dharma Initiative in the episode "Namaste" See more »

Quotes

Dr. Pierre Chang: Your friend Faraday said that you were from the future. I need to know if he was telling the truth.
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Dude, that's ridiculous.
Dr. Pierre Chang: What year were you born? What year?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Uh, 1931?
Dr. Pierre Chang: You're 46?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: Yeah. Yes, I am.
Dr. Pierre Chang: So you fought in the Korean War?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: There's no such thing.
Dr. Pierre Chang: Who's the president of the United States?
Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes: All right, dude. We're from the future. Sorry.
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Connections

References Super Bowl XII (1978) See more »

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End Title
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Giacchino
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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The leader's return
15 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. The episodes between that and this were also good to great, the weakest being a long way from low-points.

"Follow the Leader" is a great episode, not one of the show's very best but one of the best of the season. It's taut and thought-provoking, providing new mysteries and questions if not always answers. The on-island events are tense, emotional and above all gripping.

Sure, a few parts of the storytelling and character motivations could have been made clearer.

On top of all that, it advances characters, shows plot progression rather than repeating itself or being filler. There are surprising moments and also illuminating ones, Widmore's role here is very intriguing.

Also found "Follow the Leader" once again to be an episode full of entertainment value, tension and 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. The character dynamics are surprising and with interesting perspectives and the revelations shock.

Can't fault the performances all round.

Nor the stylishness and atmosphere of the visuals, nor the effectively understated and chilling use of music, taut writing and the tightly controlled direction.

Summing up, great. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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