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The Incident: Part 2 

At the site of the Taweret statue remains, Locke assigns Ben a difficult task that involves Jacob's fate.


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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 ... 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
Jeff Fahey ... Frank Lapidus


Jack and Sawyer fight against each other about the fate of the island and the passengers of the Oceanic Flight 815 but Juliet ends the discussion, changing her mind. In the Swan station, Radzinsky is informed by Phil that a group is heading to the spot with a bomb. There is a shooting between Jack's group and Radzinsky's group with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Locke, Ben, Sun, Richard and The Others head to the temple to meet Jacob. Locke and Ben enter in the temple and Ben stabs Jacob to death. Ilana reaches Richard and The Others and shows the content of the box her group has been carrying. In flashbacks, Jacob meets Jack after a surgery; Hurley when he is released from the jail; and John Locke after he had been pushed by his father from a building. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

13 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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Bad Robot, ABC Studios See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second highest rated season of Lost behind season 4. Three seasons are separated by 1/100th of a point. They are seasons 4, 5, and 1 respectively. This season's average rating is 8.76. No episode dips under a 8.0 rating on IMDb. See more »


In the final scene, the amount of blood on Juliet's mouth and chin changes between shots. See more »


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An incident one won't forget
23 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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