Many characters use their last words to convey an important message before their death. Sometimes, this message is a warning to other characters, or a statement of love, revelation or epiphany. Other times, they mean less, especially with characters who die suddenly.

Main Characters[]

Character Last words Significance
1x16 DrinkingWithJames
Christian Shephard
"Of course it is. Unless you want to end up like me, of course it is."
Christian's last known words were directed to Sawyer in a Sydney bar, after the latter had claimed that his 'business' was "not that simple." More relevant, however, were Christian's preceeding words, in which he claimed that he was grateful for his son's actions, for it showed courage greater than he had: "There's a pay phone over there. I could pick it up and I could call my son. I could tell him about all this. I could tell him that I love him. One simple phone call and I could fix everything... [I don't call] because I am weak." ("Outlaws")
Boone Carlyle
"Tell Shannon...tell her..."
After receiving fatal injuries from the fall of the Beechcraft, Boone was taken to the beach where Jack attempted to save him. However, Boone, realizing that he was going to die, resigned himself to his fate, and attempted to convey a message to Jack for Shannon, but was unable to finish the message before he died. ("Do No Harm")
2x06 Dying Shannon
Shannon Rutherford
"Walt! Wait!"
Shannon, after seeing a vision of Walt in the jungle, began running after the apparition, calling for it to wait on her. However, she was soon shot by Ana Lucia, who believed her to be an other. Shannon died in Sayid's arms. ("Abandoned")
2x20 AnaShot
Ana Lucia Cortez
"For what?"
Ana Lucia had attempted to kill Benjamin Linus, but found herself unable to do so. She confided in Michael, and he convinced her to give him the gun, so that he might kill Linus. She gave him the gun and the safety combination, unaware that he had been blackmailed by the Others to free Linus. Michael took the gun, telling Ana he was sorry. When she asked, "For what?" he shot her in response. ("Two for the Road")
2x21 FinalWarning
Libby Smith
Libby, having gone to retrieve blankets for a picnic between herself and Hurley, witnessed Michael's cold-blooded murder of Ana Lucia. Michael, surprised that Libby had appeared, shot her twice in the abdomen as well. Jack later attempted to save Libby's life, but was unsuccessful. Libby's last word was "Michael," in an attempt to warn the survivors who shot her. However, this was interpreted as asking about Michael's welfare instead. ("Two for the Road") ("?")
3x05 Last words
"You're next."
After Eko was mortally wounded after being beaten by the smoke monster, he was found by Locke and several other survivors. Locke leaned in and listened to Eko's last words, and he reported them to the other survivors as "you're next." However, many listeners have argued that Eko instead says "I saw the devil," a reference to the monster. ("The Cost of Living")
"I was, afraid, of losing you. If you found the diamonds, you wouldn't need me any more."
When confronted by Nikki over why he stole the diamonds, Paulo gave this heartfelt reply, while the venom of the Medusa spider began to paralyse him. These were the last words he was able to speak, and he died soon afterwards when he was buried alive by the survivors, who mistakenly believed him and Nikki to be dead. ("Exposé")
3x14 ParaWhat
Nikki Fernandez
"Para... lyzed."
Having just been bitten by a Medusa spider after using them to attack Paulo, Nikki stumbled out onto camp and ran into Hurley and Sawyer. She collapsed into the sand, and mumbled "para...lysed," to them, referencing the effects of the medusa spider's venom. However, Sawyer and Hurley could not discern what she had said, debating on whether it was "plywood," "power lines," or "Paulo lies." However, they do not solve the mystery and instead bury Nikki and Paulo alive. ("Exposé")
3x22 Charlie drowns
Charlie Pace
"Your boat, eighty miles off shore. Er... Naomi, parachutist."
"Not Penny's Boat"
Shortly before Mikhail blew a hole in the side the Looking Glass, flooding it with water, Charlie was able to contact Penelope Widmore, who expressed ignorance about the Kahana, which Naomi Dorrit had claimed belonged to Penny. Charlie then used a sharpie marker to write "Not Penny's Boat" on his hand and showed his message to Desmond, so that Desmond would be warned about the people on the freighter. Charlie then drowned. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")
4x13 AreYouWalt
Michael Dawson
"Who are you?"
Due to Keamy's death, a large explosive planted on the Kahana was almost ready to explode. Michael Dawson had remained behind in an attempt to postpone the inevitable explosion to give his friends, including Jin and the Oceanic 6, a chance to escape the boat, by spraying the bomb with liquid nitrogen, to cool it down. However, his tank soon ran out. Just before the bomb exploded, Christian Shephard appeared before him, and told him that he could "go now" (a reference to the fact that the Island had not let Michael die until his mission was complete). Michael asked Christian, who he did not know, "Who are you?" Before Christian could answer, however, the bomb exploded, killing Michael and destroying the Kahana. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 3")
Charlotte Lewis
"I'm not allowed to have chocolate before dinner..."
Charlotte, before succumbing to temporal displacement, whispered her last words to Daniel. The words only had meaning to Charlotte in 1977, when they were the very first words she said to Daniel Faraday as a little girl ("This Place Is Death") ("The Variable")
5x07 HoldIt
John Locke
"Do you know her?"
"I wish you'd believed me."
"I don't understand."
Locke, after being talked down from an attempted suicide by Ben, revealed to Ben that Eloise Hawking would help them find the Island again. After Ben asked if Locke was sure, Locke replied that he was, and asked if Ben knew her. Ben replied that he did, and then strangled Locke with an electrical cord, hoping that with Locke out of the way and the way to the Island revealed, he would be able to resume his leadership of the Others. ("The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham") ("Lost: A Journey in Time")
5x14 Faradead
Daniel Faraday
"I'm your son."
Faraday, after being shot in the back by Eloise Hawking while holding up Richard Alpert, fell to the ground. Eloise approached and stood over Daniel, and he recognized her as his mother, and realized aloud that she had known he would die when she sent him to the Island. When asked by the younger Eloise who he was, Daniel replied that he was her son, leaving Eloise both shocked and confused. ("The Variable")
6x01 GoodbyeJules
Juliet Burke
"I have to tell you something, it's really really important"
"It worked"
After being pulled into the Swan Hatch drilling site, Juliet detonated the core of Jughead. She survived, traveled through time to 2007, and then was discovered by Sawyer, buried in rubble. In her dying moments she tried to tell Sawyer something she believed to be of great importance, but she died before she could tell him what it was. According to Miles, Juliet wanted to tell Sawyer that "It worked." It is then revealed in the series finale that her flash-sideways counterpart was the one who said "It worked" when she helped Det. James Ford get a stuck chocolate bar from a vending machine. ("LA X, Part 1") ("The End")
6X12 IlanasLastPlea
Ilana Verdansky
"God help us if it ever leaves this Island, because if it..."
Ilana left to get dynamite from the Black Rock, so the group could blow up the Ajira plane. However, Hurley started to argue regarding their plan. Ilana confidently said "God help us if he ever leaves this Island!" She then roughly dropped the bag on the floor, blowing up the dynamite and killing Ilana instantly, and also knocked over Jack, Hurley, Sun, Ben, Miles, Richard and Frank. ("Everybody Loves Hugo")
Sayid Jarrah
"Because it's going to be you, Jack."
When a bomb is discovered to have been planted on the submarine by The Man in Black, they try to deactive it but unwittingly speed up the countdown instead. Sayid tells Jack the whereabouts of Desmond, suggesting that Jack find him because they need him. He then runs down the passageway with the C4, saving his friends from the blast. ("The Candidate")
Jin-Soo Kwon
"I love you Sun."
As Widmore's submarine begins to sink, Sun is trapped underneath some debris. Jin, along with Jack, Sawyer attempt to save her, but Sawyer is knocked unconscious. Jin tells Jack to take Sawyer to saftey. Sun urges Jin to leave as well but he tells her that he will never leave her side again. The couple drowns together as the sub fills up with water. ("The Candidate")
Sun-Hwa Kwon
"I love you."
As Widmore's submarine begins to sink, Sun is trapped underneath some debris. Jack, Sawyer, and Jin attempt to save her, but Sawyer is knocked unconscious. Jin tells Jack to take Sawyer to saftey. Sun urges Jin to leave as well but he tells her that he will never leave her side again. The couple drowns together as the sub fills up with water. ("The Candidate")
The Man in Black
"You're too late."
Upon intiating his plan to destroy the island, he attempted to escape the island with the Elizabeth. Suddenly, Jack appeared, and the two fought. The Man in Black tried to kill Jack, but Kate shot him from behind. Despite this, the Island continued to rumble and he thought they were too late to save it. But it didn't matter, because the rumbling stopped for a moment, making him realize he could never be rid of the Island, then Jack kicked him off the cliff and the evil that was the Man in Black was dead. ("The End")
Jack Shephard
"I'll see you in another life, brother."
Jack was wounded from his battle with The Man in Black, but he still had to plug the source back in. He managed to rescue Desmond and told him they'd see each other in another life. After he did his job, he walked to the bamboo thicket where he first woke up and collapsed on the ground where he saw the Ajira plane fly his friends off the island. He was comforted by Vincent when the dog approached him. He then closed his eyes. In the flash-sideways, Jack did see Desmond again, and the two of them moved on with everyone else gathered in the church. ("The End")

Supporting Characters[]

Character Last words Significance
1x03 FinalTalk
Edward Mars
"So, are you going to do it, or what?"
Edward Mars' last known words were an acceptance of his imminent death due to injuries sustained during the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. He asks Kate if he is going to die, and when she confirms his theory, he asks, somewhat ironically, if she'll euthanise him. ("Tabula Rasa")
1x15 EthansDeadBody
Ethan Rom
"You bring her here. If you don't, I'm going to kill one of them. And then, if you don't bring her back before sundown tomorrow, I'll kill another, and another, and another. One every day. And Charlie, I'll kill you last."
Ethan's last words to Charlie about bringing Claire, The castaways had trapped him after Jack beat him just to use Claire as bait until Charlie shoot him. ("Homecoming")
Arzt Explosives
Leslie Arzt
"Alright, we're not going to take any more of this stuff than we need because nitroglycerin is extremely temperamental, so we..."
Arzt's ironic last words warned the survivors about the dangers of handling dynamite, instructing them to be very careful; however, he exploded mid-sentence from not handling the dynamite carefully. ("Exodus, Part 2")
2x07 GoodwinLastWords
Goodwin Stanhope
"Children are fine. They're better off now."
Goodwin was questioned by Ana Lucia after she discovered that he was one of the Others. When she asked whether he'd killed the children, Goodwin claimed they were "fine" and "better off now." This prompted Ana to attack Goodwin, resulting in a fight that ended with Goodwin's impalement. ("The Other 48 Days")
Anthony Cooper
"Okay, okay!"
After mocking Sawyer's letter, infuriating him, Cooper sardonically agrees to finish reading it. However, he tears the letter into shreds, prompting Sawyer to choke him to death. ("The Brig")
Roger Linus
After forgetting his son's birthday, again, Roger half-apologises, claiming that it's difficult to celebrate when it was the day "[Ben] killed [his] mom." Roger than says he'll try to remember again next year, but Ben claims that won't be necessary, releasing a canister of toxic gas. As Roger chokes to death, he begins to ask what is happening. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")
3x23 MikhailLastWords
Mikhail Bakunin
"I'm sorry, Bonnie. I, too, am following orders."
Having been sent by Ben to deal with the situation at the Looking Glass, Mikhail questions Bonnie and Greta on whether the station can operate without them, and why they're needed. When Bonnie responds that she's merely following orders, Mikhail shoots Greta and prepares to shoot Bonnie, uttering his last known words. Although he is stopped by Desmond, he subsequently commits suicide to complete his mission of flooding the station. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")
3x23 GameOverTom
Tom Friendly
"Okay. I give up."
During the Others' raid on the middle section camp, the tables suddenly turn when Hurley, Juliet and Sawyer intervene. After his two accomplices are dispatched, Tom Friendly surrenders to Juliet, but Sawyer shoots him dead regardless, commenting, "That's for taking the kid off the raft." ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")
Naomi dead 4x01
Naomi Dorrit
"I'm sorry George, just tell my sister that I love her..."
Naomi Dorrit told George Minkowski to tell her sister that she loved her, while speaking over the phone to him after she had been stabbed in the back by Locke. Naomi died shortly after saying those words. ("The Beginning of the End")

This phrase was actually a code word to signify the speaker's duress, and Naomi actually did not have a sister. ("Confirmed Dead")

4x05 Minkowski Dies
George Minkowski
"I can't get back!"
George Minkowski's last words, "I can't get back," served as a warning to Desmond Hume. Minkowski, like Desmond, was suffering from temporal displacement, which caused his consciousness travel between the present and the past. Minkowski's temporal displacement was slightly more advanced than Desmond's, and his death signified what would come in the future if Desmond did not find a constant. ("The Constant")
4x08 KarlLastWords
Karl Martin
"Well, at least we've got something in common."
As they rested on their way to the Temple, Karl and Alex discussed her father's meddling nature in their relationship. However, Alex claimed he was trying to keep her safe, and Karl agreed - his last words before he was suddenly shot by Keamy's team. Also of ironic note is that moments prior to his death, Karl had commented that he "had a bad feeling about this," albeit regarding Ben's deceptions and not the impending ambush. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")
4x08 DanielleLastWords
Danielle Rousseau
"I need you take my hand, on the count of three we're going to run. Can you do that with me? I love you, I love you very much Alexandra. Are you ready? One - two - three!"
Roussseau spoke her last words to her beloved daughter Alexandra when they were ambushed by Keamy's team. She told Alexandra that they needed to run but as she got up to do so she was shot and killed. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")
4x09 Alex LastWords
Alex Rousseau
"Please Daddy, Please!"
Keamy held Alex at gunpoint in order to get Ben to surrender. Ben, in a bid to save Alex, attempted to denounce her, stating he stole her from an insane woman and that she meant nothing to him. In response, Keamy shot Alex and walked away. ("The Shape of Things to Come")
4x14 KeamyLastWords
Martin Keamy
"Wherever you go... Widmore... he'll find you."
Martin Keamy's last words served as a warning for Ben. After having been stabbed repeatedly by Ben while in the Orchid station, Keamy used his last breath to inform Ben that "Wherever you go... Widmore... he'll find you." He then died, and his death triggered the bomb on the Kahana to explode, killing many people. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")
5x02 Flaming
Neil "Frogurt"
"How are any of us gonna get through this?! Didn't you hear what I just said?! We can't even get fire!"
During the early time flashes experienced by the survivors after the Island moved, Neil was complaining about the survivors' inability to start a fire, when he was suddenly (and ironically) struck in the chest with a flaming arrow and died as a result. ("The Lie")
Noor "Nadia" Abed Jazeem
"Take me home. Take me home."
Nadia began to cross a Los Angeles street whilst searching for her sunglasses in her purse, as Sayid was distracted by Jacob asking for directions. She was suddenly hit by a car, and she whispered her dying words in Arabic as Sayid, horrified, cradled her in his arms. ("The Incident, Part 1")

Sayid honoured her final words by returning her body to Iraq to be buried. ("The Shape of Things to Come")

5x16 They'reComing
"They're coming..."
"Now you're like me."
Jacob's last words to his brother served as a warning that "They're coming." After his death, Jacob reappeared on the Island several times. In his last appearance before vanishing forever, he passed on the role of Protector to Jack in a ceremony that ended with Jacob touching Jack and saying, "Now you're like me." ("The Incident, Part 2") ("What They Died For")
"Zoe! My name is Zoe."
The Man in Black asked Zoe for her name, but slashed her throat after Widmore told her not to speak, claiming that if she has nothing to say, then she was pointless. ("What They Died For")
Charles Widmore
Unknown whisper
Widmore made a deal with The Man in Black to tell him important information in exchange for his daughter's life. As he leaned across to whisper the secrets, he was suddenly shot dead by Ben who claimed, "He doesn't get to save his daughter," in reference to the death of Alex. The Man in Black later claimed, "[Widmore] said Desmond was a fail-safe. Jacob's last resort in case, God forbid, I managed to kill all his beloved candidates." ("What They Died For")

Other last words[]

Character Last words Significance
Seth Norris
"What? What's right outside?"
After being discovered in the cockpit, Jack, Kate and Seth heard strange mechanical sounds and the cabin shakes. Kate commented that "it's right outside," to which Seth responded. The shaking ceased and Seth leaned out through a hole in the windshield, but was pulled out of the plane and killed brutally by the Monster. ("Pilot, Part 1")
2x07 NathanLastWords
"Which way's the beach?"
Suspected of infiltrating the tail section survivors, Nathan was thrown into a tiger pit. At night, he was seemingly rescued by Goodwin, who told him to make a run for it. Nathan prepared to go, asking which way to head, but was then killed by Goodwin. ("The Other 48 Days")
1x19 AnOldFriend
"He called the military!"
("The 23rd Psalm")
2x10 YemiLastWords
"No! Stop! No more. No more."
As Eko and his crew loaded the Virgin Mary statues into the Beechcraft, Yemi confronted his brother, pleading for him to have a change of heart. Subsequently, the military arrived, and as a shootout began, Yemi attempted to stop the gunfight. However, he was mistaken for a drug lord in disguise and was shot dead. ("The 23rd Psalm")
2x24 KelvinLastWords
Kelvin Inman
"Oh, come on!"
When Desmond discovered that Kelvin had lied to him and intended to steal the Elizabeth, he asked him why he had deceived him. Kelvin answered that "[he] needed a sucker to save the world after [he] left." This angered Desmond who melodramatically claimed Kelvin had stolen his life, to which Inman muttered his sarcastic last words moments before a scuffle ensued, leading to his death. ("Live Together, Die Alone, Part 2")
3x02 JaeLastWords
Jae Lee
"I'm sorry!"
After Jin beats him - on orders from Paik, who had discovered the illicit affair between his daughter Sun and Jae - but cannot bring himself to kill him, Jae mutters a quiet apology as Jin leaves. He then committed suicide by jumping from his hotel room's balcony, landing on Jin's car and grasping a string of pearls he'd intended to give to Sun. ("The Glass Ballerina")
3x02 ColleenLastWords2
Colleen Pickett
"No you won't, Sun. I know you, Sun-Hwa Kwon; and I know you're not a killer. But despite what you may think, I'm not the enemy. We are not the enemy. But if you shoot me, that's exactly what we'll become."
During the capture of the Elizabeth, Colleen confronted Sun below deck. She attempted to reason with the armed Sun, claiming she wouldn't shoot her because she wasn't a killer, but an unexpected jolt caused Sun to unintentionally fire the gun, mortally wounding Colleen. ("The Glass Ballerina")
3x11 BteIsCaptive
Bea Klugh
"Just do it, Mikhail!"
During a standoff at the Flame, Bea, held hostage, began shouting at Mikhail, who was holding Locke at gunpoint. In Russian, she ordered Mikhail to do what needed to be done. Reluctantly, he turned his gun on her and shot Bea dead. ("Enter 77")
3x20 EmilyLinus
Emily Linus
"Call him Benjamin."
Emily went into premature labour whilst hiking in Portland with her husband, and gave birth to a son. She asked Roger to call the boy Benjamin before passing out and dying shortly thereafter. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")
3x23 PryceLastWords
Ryan Pryce
"It was an order, Tom, we had to follow it."
Ryan was part of the team that was to raid the beach camp. However, they found only Sayid, Jin and Bernard. He, Tom and Jason held them hostage up until Sawyer, Juliet and Hurley arrived to rescue them. Hurley proceeded to run Ryan over with the DHARMA van, killing him. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")
3x23 JasonLastWords
Jason is taken aback when Hurley drives the DHARMA van into Pryce. He is subsequently taken down by Sayid who snaps his neck. ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 2")
4x03 Dead Elsa
"What do you think you're..."
After leaving the Island, Sayid began to work for Ben. He had to kill the man Elsa worked for and when Sayid fell for her he tried to warn her to leave Berlin, she then shot him and called her boss telling him that she'll bring Sayid to the safehouse. Sayid distracts her by breaking a mirror and when she walks in to see what he's doing he is forced to shoot and kill her. ("The Economist")
4x11 RayLastWords
"But I'm the doctor."
As the mercenary team load the helicopter, Omar tells Ray that a morse code message they received from the Island told them that the doctor had washed up, dead, on the beach. Ray's last words were those of confusion uttered moments before Keamy slit his throat and threw him overboard, fulfilling the morse code message. ("Cabin Fever")
4x11 GaultLastWords
"What's that on his arm? What's that on his arm!?"
When Gault confronts the mercenary team minutes after Ray's murder, he notices a device strapped to Keamy's arm. He demands to know what it is, but is suddenly shot dead by Keamy. ("Cabin Fever")
"I love you, Danielle. I don't want anything to happen to us. To you, or to our baby."
Accused of being sick, Robert attempted to assure Danielle, who was holding him at gunpoint, that he was alright, soothing her with his final words. When she lowered his gun, he suddenly fired his own, but the firing pin had been removed. Danielle then shot him in the head. ("This Place Is Death")
5x07 Dead Abaddon
Matthew Abaddon
"Hey, I'm just your driver."
Following Locke's departure from the Island, Abaddon is assigned as his driver by Widmore. Upon discovering that Helen is dead, Locke questions his own fate. When he presses Abaddon for a discussion, he dismisses the notion with his final words, moments before he is gunned down by Ben, who later claimed that Abaddon was a dangerous man, and would have killed Locke in due time. ("The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham")
"You're not taking anything."
Caesar confronts "Locke" and Ben about taking one of the outriggers to the main island. He threatens them when they persist, and reaches for his pistol. However, Ben reveals that he had stolen it, and shoots Caesar in the chest. ("Dead Is Dead")
"Where you going?"
("LA X, Part 2")
6x06 Dogen'sStory
"It is sundown. Will you choose to stay or go?"
Dogen's last words are a question posed to Sayid concerning the Man in Black's ultimatum: leave the Temple and survive, or stay and die. Sayid, who had been coerced by the Man in Black, answered "I'd like to stay," before drowning Dogen in the Temple pool. ("Sundown")
"Do you realise what you just did? He was the only thing keeping it out! Idiot! You just let it in!"
Lennon stumbles upon Sayid and Dogen's dead body. Panicked, he berates Sayid, claiming that the Temple leader's death will permit the Man in Black to enter the Temple. Sayid then slits his throat and throws Lennon into the pool, commenting, "I know." ("Sundown")
"Get a team to that generator now!"
As Seamus was guarding the candidates in the cages, the lights suddenly went out, leading him to believe the generators (and thus, the makeshift sonic fence) may have lost power. He barked orders to his team moments before the Monster appeared, and despite being fired upon, killed Seamus by slamming him against the cage. Kate and Jack subsequently retreived the keys to the cage from his corpse. ("The Candidate")
"Thank you."
Following the genocide of his people, presumably at Mother's hands, The Man in Black stabbed her and asked why he couldn't leave the Island. ("Across the Sea")

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