"Zach" redirects here. For other uses of "Zach", see Zack (disambiguation).

Zach was a tail section survivor of Oceanic Flight 815. He was a young boy, traveling with his sister Emma to meet their mother in Los Angeles. Zack was one of only three children to have survived the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. Zack and his sister were kidnapped by the Others on their 12th night on the Island. During their time with the Others, Cindy acted as their primary caretaker.

On the Island

Days 1-12 (Season 2)

Zack watches as Eko drags Emma out of the ocean. ("The Other 48 Days")

Seconds after the tail crashed into the ocean, Mr. Eko carried Zack to shore. Zack called out for his sister and pointed to her body floating in the water. Eko pulled her to safety and Zack rushed over. He dropped her teddy bear next to her before Eko led him away. Ana Lucia began performing CPR and soon revived her. Soon after the crash, Eko asked Cindy if she could look after Zack and Emma while he dragged the dead bodies out of the ocean.

That night the Others invaded the camp and kidnapped three of the survivors. In the morning, the group discussed whether or not they should stay on the beach. Libby held Zack and Emma during the discussion. Nathan tried to get the group to stay on the beach to continue feeding the signal fire, noting the fact that there were kids and injured people who would be difficult to move and questioning how they would be rescued if they did not keep the signal fire going. Cindy backed up Nathan, informing the tail section survivors that they were a thousand miles off course when the plane crashed.

Ana Lucia and Libby became maternal figures to both Zack and Emma. The children are seen at Donald's funeral, both hugging Ana Lucia and looking sad. On Day 11, Ana Lucia looked on as Zack and Emma had a small disagreement while playing. However, the next day he and his sister were among the nine "tailies" kidnapped by a mission of the Others. ("The Other 48 Days")

Juliet assisted in caring for Zack and Emma, who continued to ask about their mother in Los Angeles weeks after the crash. Ben assured Juliet that they would stop asking in time. Juliet reminded Ben that Zack and Emma were children, to which Ben retorted that the two were on the list. ("The Other Woman")

Days 74-86 (Season 3)

Zack gives Jack a confused look. ("Stranger in a Strange Land")

While Jack was imprisoned in the cages at the Hydra station, Zach, holding the teddy bear, approached him, along with his sister Emma and fellow crash survivor Cindy. After Jack yelled at Cindy, they turned to leave and Zach handed his sister the teddy bear. He remained behind for a moment and gave Jack a confused look. ("Stranger in a Strange Land") When Kate found Jack at the Barracks, Jack confirmed to Kate that they were safe. ("The Man from Tallahassee")

Zach was briefly glimpsed at the ruins along with Cindy and his sister after Ben shamed Locke due to his failure to kill his father. ("The Brig")

2007 (Season 6)

Cindy, Zach, and Emma listen to Sayid's speech. ("Sundown")

Zach and Emma lived with the Others at the Temple in 2007. Cindy asked them to give food to the survivors shortly after Sayid's apparent death. ("LA X, Part 2") Later that same day, Zach, Emma and Cindy listened to Sayid's speech and grew concerned when they heard what he had to say. They decided to leave the Temple along with 15 or so fellow Others. Zach was seen holding his teddy bear during the exodus. ("Sundown")

Zach, Emma and Cindy followed the Man in Black to Claire's hut. Once there, Cindy inquired what happened to the people who did not leave the Temple. The Man in Black responded that they are all dead. This seemed to disturb Zach, and Emma and Cindy comforted him as he began to cry. The Man in Black walked up to Zach and told him that he knows what happened back at the Temple was really scary, but it's now over. He then promised the children he would take care of them. The group soon left Claire's hut and Zach and Emma were notably directly behind the Man in Black on the trek. Zach and Emma arrived with the rest of the group at a clearing, where the Man in Black declared they will be staying for a few days. ("Recon")

A few days later, Zach left the clearing along with the rest of the Man in Black's recruits, heading towards the beach to make a rendezvous with Sawyer. It is never revealed if he survived the mortar attack. ("The Last Recruit")


  • In "...And Found", Eko and Jin see some people, possibly Others, walk past them in the jungle. One of the group appears to be a child, and is dragging with him a teddy bear tied to some rope. The bear resembles Zach's.
  • Zach is one of the eight recurring characters whose last names we don't know, the other seven being Phil, Bram, Omar, Emma, Jason, Neil and Zoe.
  • In every episode that Zach and Emma have been in, Cindy has appeared as well.
  • In "LA X, Part 2-Enhanced", when Zach and Emma appeared on screen, an enhanced caption stated that their parents died in the crash of Oceanic 815. According to Emma, the children's mother was supposed to meet them in Los Angeles, ("The Other 48 Days") and their father was never mentioned.
  • On the main screen of Disc 6 of the Season 3 DVD Box Set, Zach and Emma can clearly be seen walking around the ruins along with their teddy bear and an unknown female.
  • The spelling of this character's name is unclear. It has been spelled both "Zach" and "Zack" in various press releases and official ABC documents.
  • Of all the main characters, Zach has just met Ana Lucia, Libby, Eko, Juliet, Ben, Jack, Locke, Sayid, Kate, Jin, and the Man in Black.
  • In "The Other 48 Days", there's a scene in which Zach and Emma are fighting over a stick. In real life, Mickey Graue found this stick and she was fighting him for it, the cameraman filmed their fight and later it was used in the episode.
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