Image from the Jigsaw Puzzles.

15 is the third of the Numbers. Below is a list of appearances on the show, by episode chronology.

15 is a fairly common number, and many of the occurrences could be coincidental. See article: apophenia.

Occurrences in the show

Season 1

Season 2

  • When Jack met Desmond in the stadium, 15 could be seen in the seat number in the lowest row of seats (lower-right corner, wide-screen version) when Jack started to run upstairs just before he tripped.

The Safety deposit box is numbered Number1516

Season 3

'15th Annual Girls of Fiji Pictorial'

Season 4

Season 5

15 people were recruited

  • The number on Pierre Chang's alarm clock was 8:15. ("Because You Left")
  • Juliet told Daniel that the Swan was a 15-minute walk from the camp. ("Because You Left")
  • As Sun went down the escalator at the airport, the woman on the intercom mentioned flight 23 to Paris at Gate 15. ("Because You Left")
  • Jack's cell phone number was 323-555-0156. ("The Lie")
  • There were 15 chocolates in the box that Sun received at her hotel as Kate left. ("The Little Prince")
  • Danielle Rousseau said her team left Tahiti on November 15th. ("This Place Is Death")
  • As Eloise Hawking was explaining the origins of the Lamp Post, the camera sweeps over the map of the Pacific, where several numbers are scribbled, including 30' 23' N and 15' 22 E.
  • Jack, Kate, Sayid, Hurley, and Ben flew out of gate 15 on Ajira Airlines.
  • The batch of recruits that Hurley, Jack, and Kate came in on contained 15 people in total. (Namaste)
  • LaFleur ordered all personnel to the house that was burning, which was building 15. ("He's Our You")
  • Miles had 15 piercings in his ears and face in a flashback. ("Some Like It Hoth")

Season 6

Sawyer's name is shown as 15 inside Jacob's cave wall. ("The Substitute")

The Lost Experience

Outside the show and real-life occurrences

  • The number of checkers each side has at the beginning of a backgammon game.
  • In tennis, the number 15 represents the first point gained in a game.
  • The number corresponding to The Devil in tarot cards.
  • 15 minutes of fame
  • In the Damon Lindelof-written comic book Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, the Hulk is said to have killed 815 people in a New York rampage.
  • In Richard Adams' (author of Watership Down) book The Plague Dogs, Snitter was labeled with the number 815 in the Animal Research (Experiments on animals).
  • In Saturday_Night_Live, when Matthew Fox hosted (#611, December 2, 2006), he said in the elevator scene (called Lost in an Elevator on tviv [1]) "I've been married for 15 years".
  • Hispanic Girls have quinceaneras on their 15th birthday.
  • The Hiroshima bomb was dropped at 8:15 am.