My name is Jack Shephard. I’m one of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.

Through the looking glass • season 3 • episode 23

Erin, 21 — Southold, New York (USA) :

The season 3 finale of Lost leads us up to this moment that is as exhilarating as it is emotional. My heart was pounding from the moment where Kate, brimming with hope, exclaimed, “It’s gonna work! It’s happening, we’re gonna get off this island!” to the moment where Jack actually contacted the freighter with Naomi’s satellite phone, finding the means of rescue he had been working towards.
Matthew Fox was simply brilliant in this scene. You could nearly see the overflowing of both hope and pride in Jack, as he blinked back tears after the phone call to the freighter. At this exact moment, Jack finally relaxed. It was simply an amazing scene to watch, and I welled up as Jack accomplished the most amazing goal in his 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.

You believe me? You still care about me?

The Constant • season 4 • episode 5

Andrew, 22 – Dallas, Texas (USA) :

In the craziness of the episode “The Constant”, there was one shining moment of wonderful clarity: when Desmond finally speaks to Penny on the phone.
In a show that was so much about longing, yearning, waiting, and hoping, this moment captured the feelings that resonated so deeply in me. We weren’t sure if the islanders would ever be safe or who would make it out alive, but we knew what Desmond knew when he talked to Penny, saying with desperate joy, “You believe me? You still care about me?” The waiting was worth it; the hoping was justified; the yearning and longing, for  just a moment, were satisfied.

Lysa – New England (USA) :

I love Lost for so many reasons but the moments that still give me chills are all about, oh goodness me, the romance!  For so long the story of Desmond and Penny was built up, built up, more and more.  Well, once that scene happens, that scene when Desmond speaks to Penny on the phone for the first time since he had crashed into that damned island –  I cried happy tears and lots of them.

Chris, 30 — New York (USA):

My wife and I have been together ten years (beginning our relationship shortly before the show started). We didn’t get into the show until a few years in but when we did, we immediately fell in love together (and with) Desmond and Penny.
The theme of “My Constant” echoed so true to us and has stuck with us ever since. The moment Desmond connects with his constant was one of, if not, the most powerful moment on television to us.
We would later go on to call each other one another’s constant in our own wedding vows, name our dog Penny and our son Desmond. We’ve had ten years with Lost and we wouldn’t be the same people without it. That moment is forever our favorite moment in the show — second to their finding one another again at the end of Season 4.
Here’s to the “Constants”.

That’s why the Sox will never win the series.

Outlaws • season 1 • episode 16

Dane, 24 – Gainesville, Florida (USA) :

I suppose this is tied to the aforementioned Something tells me he never got around to making that call, but this was the first time other than obvious watercooler moments (like Locke’s toes) that I was completely floored watching the show. It was spooky. It was surprising. It was chilling. It was also the first time I was enjoyably frustrated with the show (something I got very accustomed to over the years of Lost) when Sawyer remained silent and walked away.
I think viewers then, and sadly some now, felt the show was entirely about its mysteries and mythology, and every passing second that didn’t reveal the identity of the Monster was one to complain about. But I felt then and we learned ultimately this was a character-driven show, just set on an insane island. I feel so bad for those people that were missing out on what I was being blown away by, and this scene not only embodied that but revealed to me a show that was much more than what I even thought it was. The off-island connections were not coincidences. These characters were going to suffer, succeed, fail and ultimately, learn, even from the most unbelievable sources. If even lowly Sawyer held the promise of aid for mighty Jack, this show must have terrific things up its sleeve.I vividly remember the simultaneous smashing of Jack’s foot through the dried wood and the episode’s smash to black. That moment was so exciting and moving as well, much like so many others on this show, and I am very grateful for how much fun I had over the years.

I’ll have you.

Dr Linus • season 6 • episode 7

Ed, 44 — Colorado (USA) :

Near the end of the series, Iliana asks a broken Ben, “Where will you go?
To Locke,” Ben resignedly replies.
Because he’s the only one that’ll have me.

Ilana says, “I’ll have you.”  And walks away.

Best scene of emotion encompassing the human need for belonging and acceptance I’ve ever seen.  Still brings goosebumps.

Nice to meet you.

Jughead • season 5 • episode 3

Daniel, 22 – Tallahassee (Florida, USA) :

Nice to meet you” – Locke to Young Widmore. It was wonderful because you could see all of Damon and Carlton’s pieces slowly falling into place. It was wonderful because you felt like you were being propelled towards answers we lusted for so badly. It was surprising and shocking and extremely funny. It answered questions. It was nice to see some of our heroes (in this case, Locke) make light of the time travel that was frustrating some viewers. More than anything it was nice to see someone we rooted for finally have the upper hand when we were so accustomed to both us and the characters being dragged along in the dark.

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.

You would remember if you buried the woman you loved.

One of them • season 2 • episode 14

Jessica, 18 – Hobart (Australia) :

I have been an avid fan of Lost ever since it first started. I must admit that when Season 1 was on, I did not understand it fully, and, although I enjoyed it, I didn’t fully understand what the themes were about. Since then, and the many, many times that I have re-watched these series, it has become a… constant, if you will, of my life, and I could not imagine what I would be like if I had not discovered Lost.

One moment that really stands out to me is the interrogation scene in the Season 2 episode “One of Them” where Sayid is beating Ben up (the first of many to come). “You would remember” he says, “You would remember how deep. You would remember every shovelful, every moment. You would remember what it felt like to place her body inside. You would remember if you buried the woman you loved. You would remember, if it were true!

I love this part because I feel that the portrayal of Shannon was a bit rough most of the time and I think that her choice of redemption was to start a new life, beginning with loving Sayid. I think that this clear display of Sayid’s feelings shows a deeper feeling than was shown between Sayid and Shannon.

You run. I con. Tiger don’t change their stripes.

The long con • season 2 • episode 13

Melissa, 23 – Melbourne (Australia) :

I have always been a Skate shipper and I don’t see that ever changing. I thought that the relationship between Sawyer and Juliet was forced by the writers, while Jack/Kate of the island had a sort of natural feel to it. My Lost moment happens in the 13th episode of season 2, titled “The Long Con”. It is right at the end of the episode, where Sawyer is cleaning his newly won gun, when Kate comes up to him and accuses him of playing her. Sawyer replies “You run. I con. Tiger don’t change their stripes.” I love this moment because, unlike Jack, Sawyer instantly seems to understand what Kate is like, and how very close they are, character wise. Sawyer understands Kate, and this shows clearly in this scene.

I love you, Penny… and I’ll never leave you again.

There's no place like home • season 4 • episode 14

Thomas, 22 – Chartres (France) :

Love, the power of Love. I guess that’s what Lost means to me.

I have too many favourite scenes to pick only one, yet one moment keeps popping in my head when I think about Lost : the long-awaited reunion of Desmond and Penny on her boat. One only needs to see how the two wonderful actors (Henry Ian Cusick and Sonya Walger) look at each other with a twinkle in their eyes, to sense that their love, their hope to meet again one day had never faded.

This is THEIR moment, that we get to share, despite our will, while we’d prefer to leave them alone, in their intimacy.

Their kissing is just energy in fusion, it comes and pierces our heart, the music is mesmerizing, we get goosebumps, and we’re happy, so happy for them that we almost forget it is only a TV show, and that those characters are not for real – though we’d love them to be. That way they could show the world that their love is eternal: a solid couple never, ever gives up.

They did everything they could to meet again. We had been waiting for two seasons. How incredible this scene is, so strong and passionate, there are no words to describe it.

Then, Desmond introduces his new friends to Penny. She doesn’t know them yet and it’s almost like we are meeting them for the first time, too, as if they were complete strangers. On that aspect, too, the scene is moving: we think of our Losties who finally get to meet a “normal” person. How great it must be for them to make a new friend out of this damn Island.

This magical moment perfectly sums up Lost. It is, I think, proof that true Love exists. That’s what the power of Love means.