"Neil" redirects here. For the actor who played Liam Pace, see Neil Hopkins.
Neil, sometimes referred to as "Frogurt", due to his profession as a frozen yogurt salesman, was one of the middle sectionsurvivors of OceanicFlight 815. Neil survived on the Island for 101 days, dying after receiving a flaming arrow to the chest during the island's time-shifting period.
In the flash-sideways, Neil was just as temperamental as he was before. It's unknown when or if he remembered his life and moved on.
Before the Island
Not much is known about Neil before he came to the Island. It is assumed that he used to make frozen yogurt, as indicated by Bernard. He also has a family history of asthma. ("S.O.S.")
Neil was mentioned as being among the volunteers who tried to help Bernard build the S.O.S sign. He soon lost interest however, and abandoned him. ("S.O.S.")
Neil had an infatuation with Libby, one of the tail section survivors. He threatened Hurley that he was going to take her away from him, but backed down when he learned of Hurley's date with her. ("The Adventures of Hurley and Frogurt")
Frogurt, seconds before his demise, after being shot by a flaming arrow. ("The Lie")
After the Island moved, Neil, on the Zodiac raft with Daniel Faraday, returned to the island to reunite with his fellow survivors as they tried to find out what happened. ("Because You Left") Soon afterward, Neil got into a heated argument with several of his survivors over making fire, which he claimed was futile. As time passed, tensions escalated and Neil began to personally insult his fellow survivors, calling Sawyer "inbred" and criticizing Bernard's inability to make fire. As he said this, he was struck by a flaming arrow shot by the Others in 1954, which launched the fire arrow attack. Neil stumbled around for several moments, screaming in agony before being felled by another volley of arrows. ("The Lie")
His first appearance in the main show was more than a year later, in the season 5 episode "Because You Left". He died in the subsequent episode, "The Lie".
Although Neil is one of the survivors that were with Daniel Faraday on the Zodiac raft when the island moved, Sean Whalen did not appear in "There's No Place Like Home, Part 2". The character wearing a red shirt is played by a background extra whose face is obscured by another survivor.
When Sawyer picked up a red shirt and asked "Whose shirt is this?", Neil responded that it was his, foreshadowing his own death as Boone explained in Season 1 ("All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues") that "red shirts" were always the ones which were killed on missions in the television show "Star Trek".
Subtitles on the season four DVD spell his name as "Neal".
The word "frogurt" is well known in popular culture via a Halloween episode of The Simpsons in which Homer is persuaded to buy a cursed doll because "it comes with a free frogurt! (the frogurt is also cursed)".
"Because You Left" reunites Sean Whalen with Jeremy Davies onscreen. They previously costarred in Twister. Patrick Fischler (Phil) also played a role in Twister as "The Communicator."
Frogurt is one of the eight recurring characters whose last names we don't know, the other seven being Phil, Bram, Zack, Emma, Jason, Omar and Zoe.
Witnesses of death: Sawyer, Juliet, Rose, Bernard, Daniel, Miles, Charlotte, Vincent, Several Survivors
Last words: "How are any of us gonna get through this?! Didn't you hear what I just said?! We can't even get fire!"