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Lost (season 2)


Lost (season 2)

Lost (season 2)
Season two promotional poster
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original channel ABC
Original release September 21, 2005 (2005-09-21) – May 24, 2006 (2006-05-24)

The second season of the American serial drama television series Lost commenced airing in the United States and Canada on September 21, 2005 and concluded on May 24, 2006. The second season continues the stories of a group of over forty people who have been stranded on a remote island in the south Pacific, after their airplane crashed forty-four days prior to the beginning of the season. The producers have stated that as the first season is about introducing the survivors, the second season is about a 1970s scientific Dharma Initiative research station which the survivors discovered on the island and refer to as "the hatch".[1] The second season aired Wednesdays at 9:00 pm in the United States. In addition to the regular twenty-four episodes (with a run time around 42 minutes each), three clip-shows recapped previous events on the show. "Destination Lost" aired before the premiere, "Lost: Revelation" aired before the tenth episode and "Lost: Reckoning" aired before the twentieth episode. The season was released on DVD as a seven disc boxed set under the title of Lost: The Complete Second Season – The Extended Experience on September 5, 2006 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.[2]


  • Crew 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • Episodes 4
  • Home media release 5
    • Notes 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The season was produced by Touchstone Television (now ABC Studios), Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and was aired on the ABC Network in the U.S. The executive producers were co-creator J. J. Abrams, co-creator Damon Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. The staff writers were Lindelof, Cuse, co-executive producer Steven Maeda, supervising producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, supervising producers Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, supervising producer Leonard Dick, supervising producer Jeph Loeb, supervising producer Craig Wright, producer Elizabeth Sarnoff and Christina M. Kim. The regular directors were Bender, producer Stephen Williams, camera operator Paul Edwards and Eric Laneuville. Lindelof and Cuse served as the show runners.


Characters from left to right: Mr. Eko, Claire, Hurley, Kate, Jin, Ana Lucia, Sayid, Jack, Sawyer, Sun, Charlie, Libby, Michael and Locke

The second season had fifteen roles getting star billing, with twelve of them returning from the first season. Characters are ordered by Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, who often serves as comic relief.[5] Josh Holloway acted as con man James "Sawyer" Ford, while Evangeline Lilly portrayed fugitive Kate Austen. Michelle Rodriguez portrayed the leader of the tail section survivors, police officer Ana-Lucia Cortez.[6] Daniel Dae Kim acted as non-English speaking Jin Kwon. Yunjin Kim played Sun Kwon, Jin's English-speaking wife. Naveen Andrews portrayed former Iraqi Republican Guard Sayid Jarrah.[7] Dominic Monaghan acted as rock star and recovering drug addict Charlie Pace. Cynthia Watros played tail-section survivor Libby.[8] Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played former drug lord-turned priest, Mr. Eko.[9] Emilie de Ravin played new mother Claire Littleton.[10] Harold Perrineau portrayed Michael Dawson, whose son was kidnapped by the Others. Maggie Grace played Shannon Rutherford, still recovering from the recent death of her brother Boone.

Malcolm David Kelley, who portrayed Walt Lloyd, Michael's son, only received star billing in the episodes in which he appeared.[11] Former main cast member Ian Somerhalder returned with special guest star billing as Boone Carlyle.

The second season featured numerous guest stars. Michael Emerson portrayed a man calling himself Henry Gale, who is suspected to be one of the Others, a group of mysterious island inhabitants who terrorize the survivors. L. Scott Caldwell returned to play Rose Henderson, while Sam Anderson joined the cast playing her husband, Bernard Nadler. Kimberley Joseph returns as flight attendant Cindy, having appeared in the pilot episode. Henry Ian Cusick portrayed Desmond Hume, a man who had been living in the hatch for three years.[12] M. C. Gainey played the Other named Tom and Tania Raymonde played the Other named Alex. John Terry appeared in numerous flashbacks as Jack's father, Christian Shephard. François Chau appeared in orientation films for the Dharma Initiative.[13] Clancy Brown acted as Desmond's companion in the hatch, Kelvin Inman. Katey Sagal appeared throughout the season as Helen, Locke's love interest who gets caught between his pugnacious relationship with his father.


The season was nominated for nine Emmy Awards, but did not win any. Nominations included Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for "The 23rd Psalm"; Jack Bender for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for "Live Together, Die Alone"; Henry Ian Cusick for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series; Michael Bonvillain for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series for "Man of Science, Man of Faith"; two nominations for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series; and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series.[14]

The season was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards: Matthew Fox for lead actor, Naveen Andrews for supporting actor, while it won the award for best drama.[15][16]

The DVD set entered the sales chart at the number one position in its first week of release,[17] selling 500,000 copies in the first day.[18] The season premiere hit a ratings high for the series, with 23.47 million American viewers.[19] Overall, the season averaged 18.91 million American viewers.[20]


The "No. in series" column refers to the episode's number within the overall series, whereas the "No. in season" column refers to the episode's number within this particular season. "Featured character(s)" refers to the character(s), whose back story is featured in the episode's flashbacks. "U.S. viewers (million)" refers to the number of viewers in the United States in millions who watched the episode as it was aired.

No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Featured
Original air date U.S. viewers
26 1 "Man of Science, Man of Faith" Jack Bender Damon Lindelof Jack September 21, 2005 (2005-09-21) 23.47[21]
Jack, Kate, and Locke investigate the hatch and find Desmond, a man living inside. While searching for Vincent, Shannon has a frightening vision of Walt in the jungle. In flashbacks, Jack operates on his eventual wife and meets Desmond.
27 2 "Adrift" Stephen Williams Steven Maeda & Leonard Dick Michael September 28, 2005 (2005-09-28) 23.17[22]
Michael and Sawyer drift back to shore. Upon landing, they see Jin running out of the bushes, having been found by a group who they believe to be more of the Others. In the hatch, Desmond forces Locke to push a set of numbers, identical to Hurley's winning lottery numbers, into a computer. Flashbacks show Michael giving up custody of a two-year-old Walt to Walt's mother.
28 3 "Orientation" Jack Bender Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Craig Wright Locke October 5, 2005 (2005-10-05) 22.38[23]
Jack and Locke discover that the hatch is a 1970's station built to control an electromagnetic anomaly on the island and learn that it was built by the Dharma Initiative, a scientific research team. Michael, Sawyer, and Jin find out that they are being held captive by the passengers of Flight 815's tail section, who have apparently survived. Flashbacks show Locke struggling with father issues and his relationship with Helen, who helps him let go of the issues with his father.
29 4 "Everybody Hates Hugo" Alan Taylor Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz Hurley October 12, 2005 (2005-10-12) 21.66[24]
The tail section survivors take Michael, Sawyer, and Jin to an abandoned Dharma station. Hurley is tasked with dividing up the food in the hatch. Claire and Shannon find the bottle with the messages from the raft. In flashbacks, Hurley quits his job and his best friend turns against him after he wins the lottery.
30 5 "...And Found" Stephen Williams Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof Sun & Jin October 19, 2005 (2005-10-19) 21.38[25]
Michael goes looking for Walt, and Jin and Mr. Eko chase after him and see the Others. Fearing for her husband's life, Sun searches for and finds her lost wedding ring. Flashbacks show Sun and Jin's lives prior to their first meeting.
31 6 "Abandoned" Adam Davidson Elizabeth Sarnoff Shannon November 9, 2005 (2005-11-09) 20.01[26]
Shannon believes that Walt is on the island and begins searching for him. With Sawyer near death, Ana Lucia and the tail section survivors travel to the camp of the fuselage survivors. Mistaking Shannon for one of the Others, Ana Lucia shoots and kills Shannon. In flashbacks, Shannon deals with her father's death.
32 7 "The Other 48 Days" Eric Laneuville Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse Ana Lucia, Bernard,
Libby and Mr. Eko
November 16, 2005 (2005-11-16) 21.87[27]
The first 48 days after the plane crash are shown from the tail section survivors' point of view. Over the course of many nights, the Others infiltrate their camp and kidnap many of the survivors, forcing the remaining survivors to take refuge at a Dharma station, they continue their journey across the island until their tragic encounter with Shannon.
33 8 "Collision" Stephen Williams Javier Grillo-Marxuach & Leonard Dick Ana Lucia November 23, 2005 (2005-11-23) 19.29[28]
Mr. Eko brings Sawyer to the hatch for medical attention. Shannon's death causes a rift between Ana Lucia & Sayid. In flashbacks, Ana Lucia is a police officer who kills a man in cold blood after he had previously shot her, killing her unborn child.
34 9 "What Kate Did" Paul Edwards Steven Maeda & Craig Wright Kate November 30, 2005 (2005-11-30) 21.54[29]
Kate tends to a wounded Sawyer as Shannon's funeral takes place, which Ana Lucia refuses to attend. As Locke and Mr. Eko are warned not to use the hatch's computer for communication, Michael uses the computer to communicate with someone that he thinks is Walt. Flashbacks reveal Kate's original crime, the murder of her abusive father. Kate's "real" father is in the army, whom she meets, in flashback.
35 10 "The 23rd Psalm" Matt Earl Beesley Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof Mr. Eko January 11, 2006 (2006-01-11) 20.56[30]
Charlie takes Mr. Eko to the drug smuggler's plane. Mr. Eko finds the body of his brother in the plane. Charlie takes some of the plane's statues, filled with heroin, and Claire loses trust in Charlie. In flashbacks, Mr. Eko is a drug warlord in Nigeria, and accidentally gets his brother killed and onto the plane.
36 11 "The Hunting Party" Stephen Williams Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim Jack January 18, 2006 (2006-01-18) 19.13[31]
Michael leaves the survivors in search of Walt. Jack, Locke, and Sawyer pursue Michael but encounter the Others in the jungle. The Others take Kate hostage but release her when Jack, Locke, and Sawyer give up their weapons and agree to go back. Thus, they are forced to retreat without Michael, who is now in the Others' 'care'. In flashbacks, Jack's wife leaves him.
37 12 "Fire + Water" Jack Bender Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz Charlie January 25, 2006 (2006-01-25) 19.05[32]
Charlie has a dream that Aaron's life is in danger and believes the infant needs to be baptized. Claire, believing Charlie may be using drugs, is disgusted by Charlie, and Locke moves the heroin statues to the hatch. In flashbacks, Charlie's one-hit wonder band unsuccessfully tries to regain some of their past fame.
38 13 "The Long Con" Roxann Dawson Steven Maeda & Leonard Dick Sawyer February 8, 2006 (2006-02-08) 18.74[33]
When Sun is mysteriously attacked, tension builds between Jack, Locke, Kate, and Ana Lucia regarding the guns. It is revealed that Sawyer and Charlie had conned them all as a means for Sawyer to gain control of the guns and Charlie to get revenge on Locke. In flashbacks, Sawyer reluctantly cons a woman he develops feelings for.
39 14 "One of Them" Stephen Williams Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse Sayid February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15) 18.20[34]
Rousseau leads Sayid to a captured man she believes is one of the Others. The man calls himself Henry Gale and says he crashed on the island while flying a hot air balloon. Sayid, however, believes him to be one of the Others, and goes back to his ways as a torturer to get information from the captive. In flashbacks, Sayid tortures a prisoner in Iraq for the first time.
40 15 "Maternity Leave" Jack Bender Dawn Lambertsen Kelly & Matt Ragghianti Claire March 1, 2006 (2006-03-01) 16.43[35]
When Aaron becomes sick, Claire, Kate, and Rousseau travel to where Claire was held captive, an abandoned Dharma medical station, in the hope of finding a cure. Jack and Locke argue over how to deal with the captive Henry. Claire's memories of being held captive by Ethan and her escape with the help of Rousseau and her daughter, who is now one of the Others, begin to return.
41 16 "The Whole Truth" Karen Gaviola Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim Sun March 22, 2006 (2006-03-22) 15.30[36]
Ana Lucia, Sayid, and Charlie search for Henry's balloon. Sun discovers that she is pregnant. In flashbacks, Sun finds out that Jin is infertile.
42 17 "Lockdown" Stephen Williams Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof Locke March 29, 2006 (2006-03-29) 16.21[37]
The hatch suddenly traps Locke, who is forced to ask Henry to enter the numbers into the computer. Ana Lucia, Sayid, and Charlie return and reveal that "Henry Gale" is lying and that he is one of the Others. In flashbacks, Locke's marriage proposal to Helen is rejected because of his inability to let go of the pain his father caused him.
43 18 "Dave" Jack Bender Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz Hurley April 5, 2006 (2006-04-05) 16.38[38]
Hurley chases after his old imaginary friend "Dave" in the jungle, and his relationship with Libby develops. Locke questions his own commitment to the hatch after "Henry" claims to have never entered the numbers. Hurley remembers his time at a mental institution. It is revealed via flashback that Libby was a patient at the mental institution as well.
44 19 "S.O.S." Eric Laneuville Steven Maeda & Leonard Dick Rose & Bernard April 12, 2006 (2006-04-12) 15.68[39]
Bernard attempts to create an SOS signal, but stops when Rose tells him that she wants to stay on the island because she thinks it has cured her cancer. Romantic sparks are rekindled between Jack and Kate. Locke continues to lose faith in the island. In flashbacks, Rose and Bernard have their honeymoon in Australia. Michael reappears from the jungle when Jack and Kate try to trade "Henry" to the Others in exchange for Walt.
45 20 "Two for the Road" Paul Edwards Elizabeth Sarnoff & Christina M. Kim Ana Lucia May 3, 2006 (2006-05-03) 15.56[40]
Michael returns with news that the Others are virtually defenseless. Ana Lucia tries to get "Henry" to tell the truth. Hurley takes Libby on a surprise date. In the hatch, Michael shoots Ana Lucia in the stomach once and Libby twice, in order to release "Henry". In flashbacks, Ana Lucia works as a bodyguard for Jack's father in Australia.
46 21 "?" Deran Sarafian Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse Mr. Eko May 10, 2006 (2006-05-10) 16.35[41]
Mr. Eko and Locke find another Dharma station, The Pearl, which is monitoring the other stations via video surveillance. Blaming "Henry" for Ana Lucia's death, Michael watches worriedly as Libby struggles to survive. Jack and the other survivors wrestle with saying goodbye to Libby, while attempting to help ease her passing. In flashbacks, Mr. Eko investigates a miracle as a priest in Australia.
47 22 "Three Minutes" Stephen Williams Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz Michael May 17, 2006 (2006-05-17) 14.67[42]
Michael convinces Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley to help him rescue Walt. At the double funeral for Ana Lucia and Libby, Sayid tells Jack of his suspicion that Michael has been compromised by the Others. Flashbacks reveal Michael's time being held captive by the Others, during which he made a deal to first release "Henry", and then trade Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley for Walt. Sun spots a sailboat floating towards the beach.
48–49 23–24 "Live Together, Die Alone" Jack Bender Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof Desmond May 24, 2006 (2006-05-24) 17.84[43]
In flashbacks, Desmond is shipwrecked on the island and subsequently lives in the hatch with a man named Kelvin, whom he later accidentally kills. Meanwhile, Michael leads Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley to the Others, into a trap. "Henry", the apparent leader of the Others, takes Jack, Kate, and Sawyer as prisoners, releases Hurley, and allows Michael and Walt to leave the island on a boat. Desmond returns and says he believes that he caused the crash of Flight 815 when he entered the numbers into the computer too late. Locke stops entering the numbers and traps himself, Mr. Eko, Charlie, and Desmond inside the hatch, which implodes. In the epilogue, scientists working for Penelope Widmore locate the island.

Home media release

The second season was released as a widescreen seven-disc Region 1 DVD box set in the on September 5, 2006 and in United Kingdom on October 2, 2006, titled as Lost: The Complete Second Season – The Extended Experience. Each of these releases also contain extras, including behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, and a "Lost Connections" chart, which shows how all of the characters on the island are inter-connected with each other.[44] The season was subsequently released on Blu-ray Disc on June 16, 2009.[45]

The series was initially released in two sets in United Kingdom: the first twelve episodes were released as a widescreen four-disc DVD box set on July 17, 2006. The remaining episodes of the second season were released as a four-disc DVD box set on October 2, 2006. The set was released in Region 4 on October 4, 2006.

Lost: The Complete Second Season – The Extended Experience
Set details Special features
  • 23 episodes
  • 7-disc set
  • 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Subtitles: English
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround) – DVD
  • English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround) – Blu-ray
  • Audio commentaries
    • "Man of Science, Man of Faith" by Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Bryan Burk, and Jack Bender
    • "What Kate Did" by Paul Edwards, Michael Bonvillain, and Evangeline Lilly
    • "The 23rd Psalm" by Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, and Bryan Burk
    • "The Whole Truth" by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Christina M. Kim, Yunjin Kim, and Daniel Dae Kim
    • "Dave" by Jack Bender, Jorge Garcia, and Cynthia Watros
  • Phase 1: Observation
    • Fire + Water: Anatomy of an Episode
    • Lost: On Location
    • The World According to Sawyer
  • Phase 2: Conditioning
    • The Lost Flashbacks
      • Abandoned
      • Lockdown: Locke's Father
    • Deleted scenes
    • Lost bloopers
  • Phase 3: Conclusion
    • Lost Connections
    • Mysteries, Theories, and Conspiracies
    • Secrets from the Hatch
Release dates
 United States
 Australia  Japan  United Kingdom
Part 1 Part 2 Complete
September 5, 2006 October 4, 2006 March 21, 2007 July 17, 2006 October 4, 2006


  • ^1 In some regions, the second season has 24 episodes. This is because "Live Together, Die Alone" is split into two episodes, "Live Together, Die Alone: Part 1" and "Live Together, Die Alone: Part 2."


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