This article contains episode summaries for the second season of Lost.

The new episodes began airing September 21, 2005. The original airdates in the U.S. are listed here for each episode. For airdates on other networks and in other countries, see Airdates of Lost.

The multiple Emmy Award-nominated “Lost” returns for a second season of action-packed mystery and adventure -- that will continue to bring out the very best and the very worst in the people who are lost.

The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers must continue to work together against the cruel weather and harsh terrain if they want to stay alive. But as they have discovered during their 40-plus days on the island, danger and mystery loom behind every corner, and those they thought could be trusted may turn against them. Even heroes have secrets.

See also: Lost Season 1

Season Two Episodes

-- "Destination Lost"
01 "Man of Science, Man of Faith"
02 "Adrift"
03 "Orientation"
04 "Everybody Hates Hugo"
05 "...And Found"
06 "Abandoned"
07 "The Other 48 Days"
08 "Collision"

09 "What Kate Did"
-- "Lost: Revelation"
10 "The 23rd Psalm"
11 "The Hunting Party"
12 "Fire + Water"
13 "The Long Con"
14 "One of Them"
15 "Maternity Leave"
16 "The Whole Truth"

17 "Lockdown"
18 "Dave"
19 "S.O.S."
-- "Lost: Reckoning"
20 "Two for the Road"
21 "?"
22 "Three Minutes"
23 "Live Together, Die Alone" (2-hr Season Finale)

* denotes info based on unconfirmed spoilers. May be subject to change.

See Also: Lost Season 1

Man of Science, Man of Faith

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See main article at Man of Science, Man of Faith.


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See main article at Adrift.
  • Original air date: September 28, 2005
  • Flashback: Michael Dawson
  • Written by Steven Maeda and Leonard Dick


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See main article at Orientation.
  • Original air date: October 5, 2005
  • Flashback: John Locke
  • Directed by Jack Bender
  • Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Craig Wright

Everybody Hates Hugo

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See main article at Everybody Hates Hugo.
  • Original air date: October 12th, 2005
  • Flashback: Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
  • Written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz
  • Directed by Alan Taylor

...And Found

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See main article at ...And Found.
  • Original air date: October 19th, 2005
  • Flashback: Jin-Soo Kwon and Sun-Soo Kwon
  • Directed by Stephen Williams
  • Written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse


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Sawyer's wound becomes life-threatening as he, Michael and Jin make their way through the interior of the island with the tail section survivors. Meanwhile, Shannon is once again haunted by visions of Walt, and Charlie becomes jealous of Locke's interest in Claire.

This episode was originally scheduled to air on October 26, but was replaced by "Adrift." Source

The Other 48 Days

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  • Original airdate: November 16, 2005
  • Flashback: None; the narrative breaks chronology to tell the story of the tail-section survivors from the day of the crash.
  • Written by: Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
  • Directed by: Eric Laneuville

The harrowing first 48 days in the lives of the tail section survivors are revealed.


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  • Original airdate: November 23, 2005
  • Flashback: Ana-Lucia Cortez
  • Written by: Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Leonard Dick
  • Directed by: Stephen Williams

Tempers flare when Ana Lucia and her group stumble upon Sayid and the other castaways.

What Kate Did

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  • Original air date: November 30, 2005
  • Flashback: Kate Austen
  • Written by: Steven Maeda and Craig Wright
  • Directed by: Paul Edwards

Kate's original crime that started her life on the run is revealed. Meanwhile, the survivors lay one of their own to rest, Kate sleeplessly watches over a feverish Sawyer, and Mr. Eko has a surprise for Locke regarding the hatch.

The 23rd Psalm

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  • Original air date: January 11, 2006
  • Flashback: Mr. Eko
  • Written by: Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof
  • Directed by: Matt Earl Beesley

Mr. Eko interrogates Charlie about the Virgin Mary statue, Claire begins to lose faith in Charlie when she discovers his secret, and Jack is an interested observer when Kate gives the recovering Sawyer a much-needed haircut.

The Hunting Party

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  • Original air date: January 18, 2006
  • Flashback: Jack Shephard
  • Written by: Elizabeth Sarnoff and Christina M. Kim
  • Directed by: Stephen Williams

Jack, Locke and Sawyer pursue a determined Michael after he heads into the jungle toward the dreaded "Others" in search of Walt. Meanwhile, Sun has a surprising reaction to Jin's desire to join the search party, and Hurley and Charlie commiserate over the age-old conundrum of "what women want.

Fire + Water

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  • Original air date: January 25, 2006
  • Flashback: Charlie Pace
  • Written by: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis
  • Directed by: Jack Bender

When Charlie's vividly surreal dreams lead him to believe Claire's baby, Aaron, is in danger, Locke suspects Charlie may be using again. Meanwhile, Sawyer encourages Hurley to act on his attraction to Libby.

The Long Con

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  • Original air date: February 8, 2006
  • Flashback: Sawyer
  • Written by: Steve Maeda, Leonard Dick
  • Directed by: Roxann Dawson

Survivors fear that "The Others" may have returned when Sun is injured during a failed kidnapping attempt.

One of Them

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When Rousseau leads Sayid to a mysterious captive in the jungle, he becomes determined to find out if he is one of the "Others." Meanwhile, Sawyer discovers Hurley's potentially devastating breech of the survivors' trust and blackmails him into helping track an elusive island creature that won't leave Sawyer alone.

Maternity Leave

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  • Original air date: March 1, 2006
  • Flashback: Claire Littleton
  • Written by: Dawn Lambertsen Kelly, Matt Ragghianti
  • Directed by: Jack Bender

A desperate Claire, along with Kate and Rousseau, attempts a return to the scene of her kidnapping where she believes she might find the cure for Baby Aaron's mysterious illness. Meanwhile, Jack and Locke must keep their prisoner a secret from the rest of the survivors. This episode is unique in that all of Claire's flashbacks were her experiences on the island while she was abducted by Ethan, not of her life before the crash.

The Whole Truth

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  • Original Air Date: March 22, 2006
  • Flashback: Sun
  • Written by: Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim
  • Directed by: Karen Gaviola

Sun wrestles with the thought of telling Jin a newfound secret that threatens to upset the entire balance of the survivors' community. Meanwhile, Locke enlists Ana Lucia to interrogate the prisoner in order to extract more information than he, Jack or Sayid could.

Guest starring are L. Scott Caldwell as Rose, Sam Anderson as Bernard, Tony Lee as Jae Lee, Michael Emerson as Henry Gale and Greg Joung Paik as Dr. Je-Guy Kim.


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When the hatch suddenly takes on a life of its own, Locke is forced to enlist the help of an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Ana Lucia, Sayid and Charlie go off into the jungle to find out the truth about Henry.

Guest starring are Kevin Tighe as Anthony Cooper, Katey Sagal as Helen, Michael Emerson as Henry Gale, Andrea Gabriel as Nadia, Geoffrey Rivas as Father Chuck and Theo Coumbis as Jimmy Bane.


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  • Original Air Date: April 5, 2006
  • Flashback: Hurley
  • Written by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz
  • Directed by: Jack Bender

Libby lends Hurley support when he begins to think the island is having a strange effect on him, and Locke's sense of purpose is shaken when the prisoner provides new information about the hatch

Guest starring are Michael Emerson as Henry Gale, Evan Handler as Dave, Bruce Davison as Dr. Brooks, Ron Bottitta as Leonard and Grisel Toledo as nurse.

ABC Press Release


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  • Original Air Date: April 12, 2006
  • Flashback: Bernard & Rose
  • Written by: Steven Maeda & Leonard Dick
  • Directed by: Eric Laneuville

Rose is surprisingly and vehemently opposed to Bernard's plan to create an S.O.S. signal; romantic sparks are rekindled between Jack and Kate when they trek into the jungle to propose a "trade" with "The Others"; and Locke begins to question his faith in the island.

Guest starring are L. Scott Caldwell as Rose, Sam Anderson as Bernard, Michael Emerson as Henry Gale, Wayne Pygram as Isaac and Donna Smallwood as Aussie woman.

Lost: Reckoning


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  • Original Air Date: April 26, 2006

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The survivors of Oceanic flight 815 have been locked in a test of faith ever since they crashed on the island. Discover how this faith has been tested for both the fuselage survivors and tailies. Are you a person of faith or science? This is the dilemma that plagues the island survivors and also defines their character. Discover how faith in the hatch led Locke on a mission to find a way inside, and how his discovery of Desmond led to his belief that punching in the numbers every 108 minutes would ensure everyone's survival. In addition, Michael's dogged mission in finding Walt, the tailies fight for survival during their first 48 days through their collision with the fuselage survivors, the uncertainty of prisoner Henry Gale's allegiances, and tensions between the survivors and "The Others" have left everyone questioning what they believe in. Additionally, the healing powers of love are explored through a timid Hurley's struggle with asking Libby out on a date, through the strong bond between Sun and Jin, and through Jack and Sawyer's mutual - yet unrequited - attractions to Kate. ABC

Two for the Road

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Jack and Kate bring an exhausted Michael back to the camp, and with him, news about "The Others." Meanwhile, Ana Lucia attempts to get the prisoner to confess, and Hurley plans a surprise date for Libby.

Guest starring are John Terry as Christian Shephard, Rachel Ticotin as Captain Teresa Cortez, Michael Emerson as Henry Gale and Gabrielle Fitzpatrick as Lindsey.


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Mr. Eko enlists Locke to help find a secret location he believes houses answers to the island's mysteries. Meanwhile, Jack and the other survivors struggle to cope with the horrific situation in the hatch.

Guest starring are Adetokumboh McCormack as Yemi, Peter Lavin as Caldwell, Oliver Muirhead as monsignor, Melissa Bickerton as Joyce, Felix Williamson as Dr. Ian McVay, Nick Jameson as Richard Malkin and Brooke Mikey Anderson as Charlotte Malkin.

Three Minutes

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A determined Michael convinces Jack and several castaways to help him rescue Walt from "The Others." Meanwhile, Charlie struggles with Eko's decision to discontinue building the church.

Live Together, Die Alone

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The two hour season finale will air Wednesday, May 24 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.[1]

After discovering something odd just offshore, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the "button" and the hatch.


  • Guest stars for season finale. Cameron - British, 50, rich steel tycoon, ruthless, competitive, protective of his daughter. Penelope, late 20's , beautiful, strong, daughter of Cameron.Wants a simple life, to fall in love and start a family. Though she has no interest in her family's money she eventually uses it to get what she wants.[2]
  • In addition to the English Guest Stars for the season finale, I found out there are also a couple of 'drillworkers' in the eps. Normally that wouldn't be that interesting but they are described as working in a remote drilling station and will be speaking in a foreign language that is of an uncommon variety like Finnish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Norwegian, etc. [3]
  • Along with the aforementioned Brits, and exoticly-tongued (no, not that way, dirty) drillworkers in the season finale, we have 'Greg', a young, smart, handsome, athletic, corporate type in his early 30's. [4]
  • Lindsey is a 40ish Australian woman. [5]
  • In flashback that is set in 2000 in L.A., Libby buys Desmond coffee and offers him her boat. Charlie and Eko enter the hatch to get dynamite. Rose and Locke have a chat. Later in the episode, we see Desmond lying on the beach shore, waking up, being carried to the hatch, and Desmond and Kelvin walking through the jungle. While in prison (not sure if it's on island or flashback), Widmore tells Desmond off. There will be one scene of Desmond in the stadium. Dr. Marvin Candle will appear. [6]
  • The episode will feature Gregg, an athletic stockbroker type who loves his job and the company that employs him. [7]
  • We'll see Vincent in the finale. [8]
  • In the preview we see Jack in front of a hundreds of Pearl tubes in a pile.
  • Confirmed guest characters in this episode: Desmond, Walt, Bernard, Mr. Friendly, Henry Gale, Kelvin Inman, Alex, Ms. Klugh, Charles Widmore, Master Sergeant, Pickett, Penelope, "man no 1", "man no 2", "young man", "receptionist" [9]
  • "We are going to tell you why the plane crashed," says Cuse. "We're going to explain what happens if you don't push the button. And we're going to resolve the Michael-and-Walt story." (Michael's son, Walt, was kidnapped by "the others" in last year's season finale and has been missing ever since.) Desmond, the enigmatic guy originally discovered in the hatch, also reappears, and he's not in good shape, though he gives the survivors fresh hope for escape. Just as last year's finale expanded our scope of the island's boundaries, this year's will expand its relevance. "There is something else that is reverberating on our planet that is directly linked to this island," says Monaghan. "You begin to understand that what is happening there has a significant butterfly effect in the rest of the world." One more thing: we think another character is going to die, or come close. It's just a hypothesis, based on the fact that when we asked Michelle Rodriguez (Ana Lucia) to guess which character would die after Libby, she said: "I can't do that, 'cause I know." Then she clammed up. [10]
  • At the beach, long-lost button pusher Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) chugs from a bottle of booze and spills a secret. (Hint: It's sick.) [...] This time, we'll see Walt again, learn what caused Oceanic flight 815 to crash, find out what that mysterious button actually does (if anything), and more. [11]

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