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Revision as of 17:20, May 7, 2009

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


Summary

Lost Season 5 is currently airing on ABC.

Season 5 began on Wednesday January 21, 2009 at 8/7c. [1]

There are seventeen episode hours planned for this season [2].

Principal cast

In order of character appearances

*Listed as a regular through "This Place Is Death."

Special guest star

Recurring characters

*Not credited for the episodes they appeared in.

Cameos

*de Ravin's appearance consisted of archive footage from "Do No Harm."

Durand's appearance consisted of archive footage from "The Shape of Things to Come."

Charlotte's status

Like the situation with Nikki and Paulo in Season 3 and her own status (along with Daniel and Miles) in Season 4, Charlotte is credited as a principal cast member at the beginning of each episode (meaning she is an series regular, regardless of anything else) but appears on the guest cast lists of press releases via ABC Medianet, likely due to her being dead by the fifth episode of the season. Charlotte did, however, appear in official ABC posters/promo pictures for Season 5.

Firsts

  • This is the first season to not have any new cast members joining as regulars.

Episode structure

Season 5 is the first to eschew the traditional format of an on-island story interspersed with flashbacks and flashforwards focusing on particular characters. Generally, the first six episodes employed only one opening flashback for the episode's central character, with the rest of the episode devoted to both the Oceanic Six in 2008 and the remaining survivors jumping through time on the Island. This does not apply for all episodes:

  • "Because You Left", though arguably Daniel-centric, does not devote greater than usual attention to that character's story and can be considered to lack a central character.
  • "This Place Is Death" does not include an establishing flashback, but is clearly focused on Sun and Jin, due to the large part that the two characters played in the episode.
  • "Namaste", like "Because You Left", does not have a central character.
  • "Follow the Leader" is arguably Richard-centric, but similarly to "Because You Left" it is considered to lack a central character.

As of "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham", with most of the principal characters (save Desmond) back on the Island, the series appears to have returned to the old storytelling format. It appears that the episodes will jump between 2 different time periods on the Island as of now. (1977, 2007)

Season 5 Episodes


Lost: Destiny Calls

Lost: Destiny Calls
See main article: "Lost: Destiny Calls" (Transcript)

Original air date: January 21, 2009

Plot: Clip show recapping the events that transpired on the Island in Seasons 1 through 4.

LostDestinyCalls



Because You Left

Because You Left
See main article: "Because You Left" (Transcript)

Episode number: 01

Original air date: January 21, 2009

Flashback: None; apart from the traditional season opening, this episode continues storylines of those on and off the Island without delving into the past or future of any specific character.

Written by: Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse

Directed by: Stephen Williams

Plot: Jack and Ben attempt to assemble the Oceanic 6 for a return to the Island while the survivors left behind begin skipping through time following the Island's "move".

Guest starring: Sam Anderson as Bernard Nadler, L. Scott Caldwell as Rose Nadler, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Tom Irwin as Dan Norton, William Mapother as Ethan Rom, Sonya Walger as Penelope Widmore, Sean Whalen as Neil "Frogurt"

Season5BecauseYouLeft



The Lie

The Lie
See main article: "The Lie" (Transcript)

Episode number: 02

Original air date: January 21, 2009

Flashback: Hugo "Hurley" Reyes

Written by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

Directed by: Jack Bender

Plot: The remaining survivors start to feel the effects caused by the island being moved, and Jack and Ben begin their quest to reunite the Oceanic 6 - along with Locke's body.

Guest starring: Michelle Rodriguez as Ana Lucia Cortez, Sam Anderson as Bernard Nadler, L. Scott Caldwell as Rose Nadler, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Lillian Hurst as Carmen Reyes, Mary Mara as Jill, Cheech Marin as David Reyes, Sonya Walger as Penelope Widmore, Sean Whalen as Neil "Frogurt"

Season5TheLie



Jughead

Jughead
See main article: "Jughead" (Transcript)

Episode number: 03

Original air date: January 28, 2009

Flashback: Desmond Hume

Written by: Elizabeth Sarnoff & Paul Zbyszewski

Directed by: Rod Holcomb

Plot: Desmond looks for a woman who might be the key to helping Faraday stop the island's unpredictable movements through time; Locke finds out who has been attacking the survivors.

Guest starring: Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Imelda Corcoran as Abigail Spencer, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Sarah Farooqui as Theresa Spencer, Sonya Walger as Penelope Widmore

5x03 Desmond



The Little Prince

The Little Prince
See main article: "The Little Prince" (Transcript)

Episode number: 04

Original air date: February 4, 2009

Flashback: Kate Austen

Written by: Brian K. Vaughan & Melinda Hsu Taylor

Directed by: Stephen Williams

Plot: Kate discovers that someone knows the secret of Aaron's true parental lineage. Meanwhile, the dramatic shifts through time are placing the lives of the remaining island survivors in extreme peril.

Guest starring: Guillaume Dabinpons as Frenchman #1, Susan Duerden as Carole Littleton, Melissa Farman as Young Frenchwoman, Tom Irwin as Dan Norton, Marc Menard as Frenchman #2, Stephanie Niznik as Dr. Evelyn Ariza

5x04 Season5TheLittlePrince



This Place Is Death

This Place Is Death
See main article: "This Place Is Death" (Transcript)

Episode number: 05

Original air date: February 11, 2009

Flashback: None; this episode continues storylines of those on and off the Island without delving into the past or future of any specific character. However many fans consider the episode to be Jin-Soo Kwon and Sun-Hwa Kwon centric, due to the focus on these characters.

Written by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

Directed by: Paul Edwards

Plot: Locke takes on the burden to stop the island's increasingly violent shifts through time as Charlotte's condition worsens. Meanwhile, Ben hits a roadblock in his attempt to reunite the Oceanic 6 and bring them back to the island.

Guest starring: Guillaume Dabinpons as Robert, Melissa Farman as Danielle Rousseau, Fionnula Flanagan as Eloise Hawking, June Kyoko Lu as Mrs. Paik, Marc Menard as Montand, John Terry as Christian Shephard

5x04 Season5ThisPlaceIsDeath



316

316
See main article: "316" (Transcript)
Episode number: 06
Original air date: February 18, 2009
Flashforward: Jack Shephard
Written by: Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse
Directed by: Stephen Williams
Plot: The way back to the Island is revealed to members of the Oceanic Six, but there's trouble ahead when not all of them wish to return.
Guest starring: Raymond J. Barry as Ray Shephard, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Fionnula Flanagan as Eloise Hawking, Mary Mara as Jill, Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana, Saïd Taghmaoui as Caesar
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The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham

The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham
See main article: "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" (Transcript)

Episode number: 07

Original air date: February 25, 2009

Flashback: John Locke

Written by: Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof

Directed by: Jack Bender

Plot: Locke’s fateful mission off the Island as Jeremy Bentham is revealed.

Guest starring: Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Malcolm David Kelley as Walt Lloyd, Lance Reddick as Matthew Abaddon, Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana, Saïd Taghmaoui as Caesar

5x07 Season5LifeDeathJeremyBentham



LaFleur

LaFleur
See main article: "LaFleur" (Transcript)
Episode number: 08
Original air date: March 4, 2009
Flashforward: James "Sawyer" Ford
Written by: Elizabeth Sarnoff & Kyle Pennington
Directed by: Mark Goldman
Plot: Sawyer perpetuates a lie with some of the other island survivors in order to protect themselves from mistakes of the past.
Guest starring: Reiko Aylesworth as Amy, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Patrick Fischler as Phil, Doug Hutchison as Horace Goodspeed, Kevin Rankin as Jerry
5x08 Season5LaFleur



Namaste

Namaste
See main article: "Namaste" (Transcript)

Episode number: 09

Original air date: March 18, 2009

Flashback: None; this episode continues storylines of those in the Island's past and present without delving into the past or future of any specific character.

Written by: Paul Zbyszewski & Brian K. Vaughan

Directed by: Jack Bender

Plot: When some old friends drop in unannounced, Sawyer is forced to further perpetuate his lie in order to protect them.

Guest starring: John Terry as Christian Shephard, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Francois Chau as Dr. Marvin Candle, Said Taghmaoui as Caesar, Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana, Reiko Aylesworth as Amy, Sterling Beaumon as young Ben, Patrick Fischler as Phil, Molly McGivern as Rosie, Eric Lange as Radzinsky, Dan Gauthier as co-pilot, Sven Lindstrom as photographer

Season5Namaste



He's Our You

He's Our You
See main article: "He's Our You" (Transcript)

Episode number: 10

Original air date: March 25, 2009

Flashback: Sayid Jarrah

Written by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

Directed by: Greg Yaitanes

Plot: Things begin to unravel when one of the survivors goes rogue and takes matters into their own hands -- risking the lives of everyone on the island.

Guest starring: Doug Hutchison as Horace Goodspeed, Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana, Reiko Aylesworth as Amy, Sterling Beaumon as young Ben, Patrick Fischler as Phil, Eric Lange as Radzinsky, Jon Gries as Roger Linus, William Sanderson as Oldham, Sayed Bedreya as Hassan Jarrah, Xavier Raabe-Manupule as Sayid's brother, Dmitri Boudrine as Ivan, Michael Hardy as Floyd, Joe Toro as bartender, Achilles Gacis as guy in car, Anthony Keyvan as young Sayid

5x10 Season5HesOurYou



Whatever Happened, Happened

Whatever Happened, Happened
See main article: "Whatever Happened, Happened" (Transcript)

Episode number: 11

Original air date: April 1, 2009

Flashback: Kate Austen

Written by: Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof

Directed by: Bobby Roth

Plot: Kate goes to extreme measures to save Ben's life when Jack refuses to help. Meanwhile, Kate begins to tell the truth about the lie in order to protect Aaron.

Guest starring: Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Kim Dickens as Cassidy, Doug Hutchison as Horace Goodspeed, Susan Duerden as Carol Littleton, Sterling Beaumon as young Ben, Patrick Fischler as Phil, Jon Gries as Roger Linus, William Blanchett[sic] as Aaron, Sebastian Siegel as Erik, Candace Scholz as Debra, Susan King as sweet young woman, Miko Franconi as grocery worker, Scott Moura as manager, Olivia Vickery as Clementine

Season5WhateverHappenedHappened



Dead Is Dead

Dead Is Dead
See main article: "Dead Is Dead" (Transcript)

Episode number: 12

Original air date: April 8, 2009

Flashback: Benjamin Linus

Written by: Brian K. Vaughan & Elizabeth Sarnoff

Directed by: Stephen Williams

Plot: To atone for sins of the past, Ben must attempt to summon the smoke monster in order to be judged.

Guest starring: Sterling Beaumon as Young Ben, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Melissa Farman as Young Rousseau, Brad William Henke as Bram, Matt Hoffman as Jed, Tania Raymonde as Alex, Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana, Saïd Taghmaoui as Caesar, Sonya Walger as Penelope Widmore

5x12 Season5 DeadisDead



Some Like It Hoth

Some Like It Hoth
See main article: "Some Like It Hoth" (Transcript)

Episode number: 13

Original air date: April 15, 2009

Flashback: Miles Straume

Written by: Melinda Hsu Taylor & Greggory Nations

Directed by: Jack Bender

Plot: Suspicions about a possible breach intensify after Ben is taken from the infirmary, and a reluctant Miles is forced to work with Hurley when he's asked to deliver an important package to a top Dharma official.

Guest starring: Tim deZarn as Trevor, Patrick Fischler as Phil, Jon Gries as Roger Linus, Brad William Henke as Bram, Doug Hutchison as Horace Goodspeed, Eric Lange as Stuart Radzinsky, Dean Norris as Howard Gray, Marsha Thomason as Naomi Dorrit, Simon Elbling as Field supervisor, Cody Gomes as Worker, Linda Rose Herman as Evelyn, Lance Ho as Young Miles, Leslie Ishii as Lara Chang, Francois Chau as Pierre Chang

Season5 Miles SomeLikeItHoth



Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6

Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6
See main article: "Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6" (Transcript)

Original air date: April 22, 2009

Plot: Clip show recapping the story of the Oceanic Six, the events that transpired after their rescue and leading up to their return to the Island.

Lost The Story of the Oceanic 6 logo



The Variable

The Variable
See main article: "The Variable" (Transcript)

Episode number: 14

Original air date: April 29, 2009

Flashback: Daniel Faraday

Written by: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

Directed by: Paul Edwards

Plot: The time of reckoning has begun when Daniel Faraday comes clean regarding what he knows about the island.

Guest starring: Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Sonya Walger as Penelope "Penny" Widmore, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Francois Chau as Dr. Pierre Chang, Fionnula Flanagan as Eloise Hawking, Patrick Fischler as Phil, Eric Lange as Radzinsky, Sarah Farooqui as Theresa, Alice Evans as younger Eloise Hawking, Wendy Pearson as E.R. doctor, Todd Collidge as paramedic, Peggy Anne Siegmund as caretaker, Jennifer Sojot as E.R. nurse, Spencer Allyn as young Daniel Faraday, Michael Dempsey as foreman, Maya Henssens as young girl, Ariston Green as workman, Marvin DeFreitas as young Charlie, Brad Berryhill as anxious guy

Season5TheVariable



Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader
See main article: "Follow the Leader" (Transcript)

Episode number: 15

Original air date: May 6, 2009

Flashback: None; this episode continues storylines of those in the Island's past and present without delving into the past or future of any specific character. However many fans consider the episode to be Richard Alpert centric, due to his prominence in both the past and present storylines.

Written by: Paul Zbyszewski & Elizabeth Sarnoff

Directed by: Stephen Williams

Plot: Jack and Kate find themselves at odds over the direction to take to save their fellow island survivors, Locke further solidifies his stance as leader of "The Others," and Sawyer and Juliet come under scrutiny from the Dharma Initiative.

Guest starring: Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Francois Chau as Dr. Pierre Chang, Doug Hutchison as Horace Goodspeed, Patrick Fischler as Phil, Eric Lange as Stuart Radzinsky, David S. Lee as younger Charles Widmore, Alice Evans as younger Eloise Hawking, Leslie Ishii as Lara Chang, Sebastian Siegel as Erik, Kevin Chapman as Mitch, Elisabeth Blake as Vanessa, William Makozak as Captain Bird, Victoria Goring as Jeanette Lewis, Maya Henssens as young Charlotte

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Trivia

External links

  • Variety - November 7, 2008 - Lost: The isle of mystery returns Jan. 21
  • ABC Medianet - December 31, 2008 press release
  • ABC Medianet - December 22, 2008 press release
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