"The Watch" is the first Lost mobisode. Jack and Christian talk before Jack's wedding to Sarah.


While Jack is throwing rocks into the ocean, Christian walks up and they start talking about Jack's forthcoming wedding. Christian shows Jack the watch his father had given him on his own wedding day. He tells Jack he never wore it because his father had told him that same day of his disapproval of marrying Margo. However, Christian tells Jack that he is doing the right thing with Sarah, and gives him the watch. Jack immediately puts it on. Christian asks Jack to be a better father than he was if Jack and Sarah have children.



  • This is the only mobisode to take place off the Island and before the day of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815.
  • This webisode marks the first mention of Jack's paternal grandfather. Christian's father Ray Shephard would later appear in the episode "316".

Production notes

Scan of the "making of" article from the official Lost magazine

  • The production code/mobisode number for this mobisode is 107, even though it was the first mobisode released.
  • The running time is 02:39.
  • This mobisode was released on November 6, 2007, the second day that the WGA had been on strike fighting for residuals from "new media" such as online and mobile distribution. However, the WGA had already worked out these details for the mobisodes on behalf of Lost, negotiating a contract with ABC Studios that essentially accomplished what the WGA is striking for across the board.
  • This mobisode was likely filmed around September 12, 2007, when John Terry was spotted in Hawaii.
  • This mobisode was filmed on location at Ala Moana Beach, located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • There is a "making of" article about this mobisode in the "Season 4 Arrives!" issue of Lost: The Official Magazine.

Recurring themes

  • Christian tells Jack that his father did not like his marriage to Margo and asked Jack to be a better father than he was. (Parent issues)
  • Christian and Jack talk about the possibility of Jack and Sarah having children. (Children)
  • Christian gives Jack a watch. (Time)

Literary techniques

  • Christian says, "Unlike me, you made the absolute right choice." He was wrong; the marriage ended badly. (Irony)
  • Christian gives Jack the watch which he got from his father, putting them both in the same situation. But while Christian never wore that watch, Jack wears it immediately. This shows that from the same situation they are going in opposite directions. (Juxtaposition)
  • Jack and Christian's conversation foreshadows Jack's son, David Shephard, in the flash-sideways. (Foreshadowing)

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