Something tells me he never got around to making that call.

Exodus, Part 1 • season 1 • episode 23

Samuel, 17 – Syracuse, NY (USA) :

When I first viewed the relationship between Jack and Sawyer in the first Season, I didn’t really believe they would ever be connected in any way or ever be on the same page with one another. I always thought their relationship was going to be nothing but conflict, and competition over Kate. This scene with Jack and Sawyer really changed my view of their relationship with one another. Sawyer telling Jack how he met his father in a bar in Sydney, Australia created a big turn in their relationship.
This was my first look of Sawyer’s inner good side because he passed on this message from Christian to Jack, a message that Christian felt too pathetic to pass on to Jack from a telephone in the bar in Sydney. Christian wanted to tell Jack that “he was sorry” and that Jack is “a better doctor then he’ll ever be“. This was something that Jack needed to know because he believed his father felt betrayed by him, but really he was “proud” of him. This scene was quite emotional and very unexpected. After Sawyer said “Small world, huh?” I came to realize that everyone of these characters are possibly going to be somehow connected in different ways also, even if their backgrounds are highly different. I found this to be my Lost Moment because it’s really the first time I ever saw these two distinctive characters have a connection, a connection that both of them came to be aware of in a quite emotional way.

Yes, you do. You just don’t know it yet.

Exodus, Part 2 • season 1 • episode 24

Natalya, 16 — Brussels (Belgium) :

There are so many great scenes in Lost, that’s been hard to choose one moment but I would say one of my favorite scene is the dialog between Jack and Locke in the final episode of Season 1 : “Exodus”.

JACK: Look, I need for you — I need for you to explain to me what the hell’s going on inside your head, John. I need to know why you believe that that thing wasn’t gonna-

LOCKE: I believe that I was being tested.

JACK: Tested?

LOCKE: Yeah, tested.

LOCKE: I think that’s why you and I don’t see eye-to-eye sometimes, Jack — because you’re a man of science.

JACK: Yeah, and what does that make you?

LOCKE: Me, well, I’m a man of faith. Do you really think all this is an accident — that we, a group of strangers survived, many of us with just superficial injuries? Do you think we crashed on this place by coincidence — especially, this place? We were brought here for a purpose, for a reason, all of us. Each one of us was brought here for a reason.

JACK: Brought here? And who brought us here, John?

LOCKE: The Island. The Island brought us here. This is no ordinary place, you’ve seen that, I know you have. But the Island chose you, too, Jack. It’s destiny.

JACK: Did you talk with Boone about destiny, John?

LOCKE: Boone was a sacrifice that the Island demanded. What happened to him at that plane was a part of a chain of events that led us here — that led us down a path — that led you and me to this day, to right now.

JACK: And where does that path end, John?

LOCKE: The path ends at the Hatch. The Hatch, Jack — all of it — all of it happened so that we could open the Hatch.

JACK: No, no, we’re opening the Hatch so that we can survive.

LOCKE: Survival is all relative, Jack.

JACK: I don’t believe in destiny.

LOCKE: Yes, you do. You just don’t know it yet.

I thought this scene was very interesting when we consider Lost as an ensemble. This fight between Jack and Locke has been one of the major themes of Lost: during six seasons we’ve had this tension between faith and science, before faith finally overcome reason in the final episodes. And the last sentence of Locke couldn’t be more warning of Jack’s conversion to a man of faith.
In my opinion, this scene is very powerful: it’s incredible to see how Locke was right from the beginning. They were brought here for a reason: they were brought by Jacob because they were candidates. But it’s funny to hear Locke say “The path leads to the hatch.” Because the hatch was just a tiny thing, a tiny piece of the puzzle. And when Locke is going to realize there’s no hope in the hatch, that it is just a hatch, he will be broken. Beautiful scene.

Exodus

Exodus, Part 2 • season 1 • episode 24

Lorraine, 19 – Paris (France) :

I found out about Lost between the first and second season. I spent a few days doing only that, watching one episode after another. At the time I watched “Exodus”, the finale of the season 1, I kept thinking about this show. I was dreaming of it at night. To me, the idea of having to wait a couple of months before the follow up sounded like the end of the world.

Then, in the flashback’s last scene, when every passengers of the flight Oceanic 815 enter in the plane, I understood. Me too, I was embarking in a journey that was only at its beginning. I found the scene and its timing so poetic: it was the beginning of the story, at the end. For a season, we had came to know and love these characters. Watching them sit in the plane that would start it all, was not only a reminder of the road already travelled, but a hint at the journey ahead. That day, in front of my TV screen, I embarked on the plane too.

You…?!

Man of science, man of faith • season 2 • episode 1

Yannick, 27 – Monte-Carlo (Monaco) :

After months of endless wait, some tidbits of the hatch could at least be revealed trough the healthy daily routine of an unknown man. I spent the whole 05′ summer like millions of other Lost fans, wondering what could possibly be inside that strange bunker. Spaceship? Atomic shelter? Underground city? As always with Lost, we were all far from the truth! At first sight, it looked like a charming apartment with all the needed conveniences… But as Jack finally enters the Swan Station, a totally different face of this mysterious place is shown: the strange mural painted on the wall, the magnetic force behind the concrete wall and the computer equipment under the geodesic dome. I remember feeling intrigued, curious, tensed – the Mama Cass tune startled the hell out of me – and more lost than ever!
The climax occurs when the mysterious gunman, holding Locke hostage, is revealed to be Desmond, a guy Jack met a couple of years ago. As I didn’t make the connection between the man we saw in the first scene and the running guy in the stadium, I truly shared Jack’s surprise when he recognizes him. The way Matthew Fox said “You…?!” was perfect, I was totally with him: I entered the hatch begging for answers, and I ended up with more questions than ever, willing to understand if it was coincidence, fate or manipulation. I was astonished, what a brilliant way to start this new season! Jeez, the feeling I had at this particular moment was pure magic, it was like being a child again, as excited and dreamy as with Star Wars, Back to The Future, Saint Seiya or Zelda, my all-time classics.

The hatch

Man of Science, Man of Faith • season 2 • episode 1

Matt, 34 — Toronto (Canada) :

I had missed the first few episodes of the first season of Lost, so rather than try to find the missed episodes somewhere, I decided to watch it on DVD. Little did I know I would become hooked so quickly. So when I finished the DVD’s and had to wait for Season 2 to begin in the fall, I was ready.
The episode began with a record playing a tune by the Mamas and the Papas, and appeared to be a flashback… but whose was it? When the reveal was, well, revealed, I knew this was not only my new favorite show, but a brilliant new method of serial storytelling at it’s best. Amidst the compelling emotional scenes, the richness of the characters backstories, and the full mythology of the island, the Season 2 hatch-reveal remains one of the most incredible moments I experienced with the show.

We’re gonna need to watch that again.

Orientation • season 2 • episode 3

Katie, 18 – California (USA) :

Season two was already off to an amazing start down in the hatch, and with the computer broken, things had reached a new level of intensity. Desmond begins to explain to Jack what the stakes are if the computer is not repaired, and finally tells him just to watch the film. Jack and Locke set up the projector and sit down. I’m on the edge of my seat, certain that this, yes, this will explain everything I’ve been wondering about for a year.
Pierre Chang (or Marvin Candle, I suppose) shows up on screen and begins to tell us all about the Dharma Initiative. My mind races, hanging on every word, trying to use all this new information to create an elaborate theory explaining what the island is and what these people are there for. The video ends, and Locke steals the words right out of my mouth – “We’re gonna need to watch that again“.
We still didn’t know much, but now we knew what the hatch was. It was the first real answer, and it was fantastic. Of course, it left a hundred new questions in its wake, but that moment was magical. I knew I loved the show, but now I knew I was addicted.

You Don’t Even Know What You’re Running From!

Orientation • season 2 • episode 3

Matthew – Orange County, California (USA) :

The beginning of season two is probably my most favorite time in Lost.  The twist in the Season Opener was a moment of confusion and wonder that was shared by both the characters and the audience.  And as this confusion became frustration, the audience found its voice in Jack in episode 3, “Orientation”.  As Jack pointed the loaded gun at Desmond we saw a man who was desperately trying to find a shred of reason in an otherwise chaotic series of events.  Yell, scream, threaten if you have to, just make it make sense!  We saw a remarkably relatable Jack in this episode, just a man yearning for answers and irate at their inability to surface.  Something the audience would get used to…

It’s never been easy!

Orientation • season 2 • episode 3

Joshua, 21 – Leeds (United Kingdom) :

It’s never been easy!” – John Locke’s words when arguing with Jack in Season 2. Both Jack and John are in dispute about pushing the button in the hatch, when Jack asks John why he finds it so easy to “believe”. Johns response has still stuck with me to this day. It’s never been easy.

John Locke was portrayed as such a broken man, which is how many of us feel. Lost in the world, no where to go, the feeling of nothing to look forward too, but still he held on to a feeling. A feeling something was around the corner. He had faith. Ever since that episode I watched Locke attentively, and enjoyed Lost on another level. But more than anything, since that episode I have questioned my purpose. Lost is truly storytelling at its best, a compelling piece of art which cannot be touched by any other format today, and has touched my soul more than anything else in this world.

Jason, 32 – Greenville (South Carolina, USA) :

I’ve always been a man of faith, much like Locke. And while I cannot say I’ve been down the same journey as a character like Locke, I can relate to his internal struggles as he questions everything he’s ever believed.

I started watching the show at the insistence of my mother and fell in love with the show during the middle of the first season. During the midsummer hiatus, a car accident claimed my mother’s life. My mom had been my moral anchor on so many levels, and, while a young adult, I was still struggling to adjust to college life. While there weremoments that my life felt as though it was crumbling around me, seeing Locke confess that his faith in the Island was ever present, but harder than it seemed, reminded me that faith is never an easy path, even if we know it’s the right one.

What good will it do to kill you, if we’re both already dead?

Collision • season 2 • episode 8

Liané, 17 :

Season 2. The tail section castaways along with Michael, Jin and Sawyer come across Shannon and Sayid. An accident leads to Shannon being killed by Ana-Lucia. Sayid attacks and Ana-Lucia insists on tying him to a tree. Later she and Sayid speak. She feels guilty and unties him. She drops her gun and knife infront of him and tells him to kill her. He simply stands up, looks at her and says, ”What good will it do to kill you, if we’re both already dead?” … Sayid isn’t my favourite character, but he has some meaningful lines. Like the time Kate told him she thought she was going crazy because she saw a black horse. And he replied, ”I saw Walt in the jungle. Does that make me crazy?
My Lost moments are mostly lines and the atmosphere with them. Another favourite is when Locke caught Sun destroying her garden. She says that she’d never seen him angry. He says that he used to get angry and frustrated. So she says, ”You’re not frustrated anymore?” he answers, ”I’m not lost anymore.”. She asks, ”How?” and he replies, ”The same way anything lost ever gets found….. I stopped looking…” What a moment… I miss Lost. And twenty years from now, I will still miss it. I’m a Lost-slave for life.

Eko, run! Run!

The 23rd Psalm • season 2 • episode 10

Yannick, 24 – Dakar (Senegal) :

My favorite Lost moment is undoubtedly the first meeting between Eko and the Monster. The Smoke Monster was a total enigma, so just to see him from a close perspective was an event for me. Add this fact to the very ambiguous, mystical character represented by Eko and it was certain that this fascinating duel was a clue to solve the mystery of Lost. In this quietly spectacular face to face, Eko sees the monster comes, but instead of running, he decides to confront him. The look on Eko’s face shows fear thus, but mostly courage. Then, the camera makes a 180° turn, and we can briefly have a look inside the dark smoke. Finally, the cloud seems to disolve, and we’re seeing the monster go back while Eko stands on foot, the camera closely focused on his breathless face.
What Lost concepters were trying to symbolize here? Only them knows… There was no physical fight, no blood spell. It was a psychological duel. Not only on the Island, but mostly, inside Eko’s mind. In Nigeria, Eko was born to be a warlord, it was his fate and he followed it, in opposition to his brother, Yemi, who choosed to embrace religion. Like most of the crash survivors, he is tormented by his past. He experiences a revelation on the Island and find faith, a faith who needed to be tested by the Island. This scene shows a man who found hope and who decided to stop running away his past mistakes: he now faces them with courage, as he faces the smoke monster. While the camera makes a 180° turn, we can see inside the smoke cloud and the screen becomes almost entirely black, just like someone closing his eyes and facing his own conscience. In episode 3×05, “The Cost of Living”, Eko will be finally killed by the Monster… On the Island, past mistakes, even forgiven, are never forgotten.