Playing


I am absolutely convinced that LOST is actually a video game. And I believe that the following description explains just exactly how the game is played.
For ease of use, the top part of this page has been designed as a "Quick Start" reference. A more detailed explanation continues below it
I am thrilled to be able to say that each Season of LOST has only made my theory stronger and stronger. And I defy any fan out there to show me another comprehensive theory that is as strong as mine, or one that can so consistently predict what will happen on LOST.



"Two players. Two sides. One is light. One is dark." Locke S1E2

The Light player is 'good' and the Dark player is 'bad'. At the start of each level, the LOST characters are in a mixture of 'good' and 'bad' roles.

The Light player is required to manipulate the characters into 'good' roles by choosing the actions that they take when they are faced with a variety of obstacles and situations. The way in which the character responds to these obstacles and situations determines which role that character takes on.

The Dark player attempts to manipulate the characters into 'bad' roles by placing obstacles in their way. The obstacles can be the various versions of the monster or they can be introduced into the game by creating situations via game prompts that can result in 'bad' choices being made.

The two players help to create the details about the main characters' everyday lives on the island. And, the players also create the characters flash backs and flash forwards by responding to a series of prompts during the game. A list of pre-set options to choose from actually results in all of the duplications that occur on LOST

The cross connections between the characters that appear in their flashbacks and flash forwards are created by the game.

There are specific instructions/rules that are being provided at different times in the game. The instructions have been provided over the course of the game. There were were very few rules evident in Level1, but they have been increasing in the frequency at which they are provided as the game progresses.

Points can probably be won for a variety of accomplishments such as finding items like the Dharma hatches & stations, the power sources and maps & keys. Points could also be won for actions such as cooperating or saving people.

There are six levels in the game and there are time limits for completing the levels. However, additional time can be earned when a character accomplishes certain objectives.

The Numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) are many things in the show, but one of the most important things that they represent are the time limits for each level.

Level 1 = 42 days, Level 2 = 23 days, Level 3 =16 days, Level 4 = 15 days, Level 5 = 8 days and Level 6 = 4 days. Making the total number of days in the game that our LOSTies will spend on the island= 108.

A level is completed when the time limit for the level has passed, when all of the objectives for that level have been accomplished and when the character in the role of the White Rabbit actually goes down the hole.

Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 , Level 4 , a Time Out and Level 5 have been completed. See the discussion below for information o of what to expect in Level 6

All characters are Reset to their original 'good' and 'bad' roles at the beginning of the next level. S3E8 is a great example of a character being reset. And S4E6 actually shows us the words "Master Caution Reset" on the computer in the Tempest.

Memory losses and eye color changes often result when a character switches to a different role.

The game is won when all six levels are completed.

I also believe that the game may be designed so that is could also be played by just one player. In that case, the game itself would take on the player position of either "Light" or "Dark"

 

       
Who's Playing? Connections Power Sources
Levels Cooperation/Team Work The Numbers & Time
Reset Saving LOST Time
Deaths Maps & Keys Game Prompts
Earning Points Memory Winning
     
     
LEVEL 1 LEVEL 4 LEVEL 6
Level 1 Objectives Level 4 Objectives Level 6 Objectives
Level 1 Instructions/Rules Level 4 Instructions/Rules Level 6 Instructions/Rules
     
LEVEL 2 LEVEL 5  
Level 2 Objectives Level 5 Objectives  
Level 2 Instructions/Rules Level 5 Instructions/Rules  
     
LEVEL 3 Time Out  
Level 3 Objectives Time Out Objectives  
Level 3 Instructions/Rules Time Out Instructions/Rules  
     
     
     
 
   
   
Who's Playing?
That's a very good question. And one that I have been racking my brains to resolve. I had initially considered the fact that some of the characters have a very active interest in games and could somehow be involved (i.e.: Walt, Locke or Hurley).

I had also thought that we were given a hint early in Season 1 when Claire stated that she has searched through over 20 suitcases and still couldn't locate a hair brush. I thought that perhaps this was an indication that Locke was a 'game player' since he has no need of a brush. I now think that is is simply a case of a brush not being on the list of the pre-set options to choose from for the actual contents of the suitcases and items in the cargo hold.

I had also considered the fact that perhaps the use of the different eyes in the opening sequences of several of the Season 1 episodes actually represented different 'Points of View' on the part of the 'game players'. A new Eyes page has been added that discusses the opening eye shots, the peculiar appearance of the main characters eyes in several episodes and most notably their eyes in the Season 3 Promo Poster.

I have completely dismissed the idea that any of the LOST characters are playing the game, in favor of there being unidentified 'game players' completely outside of the game.

"Two players. Two sides. One is light. One is dark." Locke S1E2

Who knows? It could even be JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof who are playing!

Considering the fact that the second "J" in JJ Abrams' stands for Jacob, I am starting to lean very heavily toward Abrams and Lindelof being the players.

And what about the planned final show of the series that TPTB have told us they have known from the very beginning? It may very well have the camera pulling back to reveal them in a surprise ending that is as big of a surprise as the endings of two other noted TV shows: St. Elsewhere's SNOW GLOBE and The Bob Newhardt Show's DREAM. It's interesting to note that snow globes and dreams have played a big part in the LOST mythology.

And when they do show us that LOST is, in fact, a video game during the very last show of the series, it is entirely possible that they will start with this shot of the game's circuitry from "LOST Connections" on the Season 2 DVD and have the camera panning back to show us the players.

By the way, it's interesting to note that when the "LOST Connections" first appears on the screen, Carlton Cuse is asking the question "...or could there be a larger picture still to come into focus?"

It also gives a whole new meaning to Sawyer's quote from S1E3: "You're just not looking at the big picture, Doc."

         
       
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Levels    

LOST has levels just like many other video games. There are six levels. And that my friends is why there will be a definitive end date as was discussed in a January 14, 2007 AP article. When all 6 levels are completed, it will be "GAME OVER". Whether the show's fans like it or not.

108 will be the the number of days spent on the island by all of the LOSTies and does not include the number of days shown in the Flash Backs, Flash Forwards, or the days spent by the remaining LOSTies on the island when all of the Oceanic 6 were gone. Only those days when all of the LOSTies are present on the island count toward completing a level, and therefore, all of the Oceanic 6 will have to return to the island to complete their full 108 days on-island.

The game levels are as follows:

Season 1 = Level 1= 42 days

Season 2 = Level 2 = 23 days (Days 43-65)

Level 3 = the first 16 days of Season 3 (Days 66-81)

Level 4 = 15 days (Days 82-96) began during the last part of Season 3 and continued into the beginning of Season 4

Level 5 = 8 days (Days 97-104), suspended on Day 102 when the Oceanic 6 left the island and the game went into a TIME OUT until the Oceanic 6 returned. The Time Out ended when the Oceanic 6 returned to the island. The two last days of Level 5 were completed and the change to Level 6 occurred just as predicted, after Day 104 had been completed.

Level 6 = 4 days (Days 105-108)

At the end of each level, a major reset of the characters occurs at the beginning of the next level. And the crash of Flight 815 is seen at the beginning of a new Level.

 

"I was unsuitable on several levels" Desmond S2E2

 

 


 


The Reset (aka "Loop dude, loop" Hurley S2E17)

The concept of resetting is very important to LOST. It was vitally important in Season 2/Level 2 that the clock had to be reset each time the 108 minutes had counted down. It also represents another very important part of the game, as it describes what happens to the characters during the game.

In the May 26, 2006 podcast, there is a discussion of the fact that the characters' personalities are constantly being reset to the original personalities that they had at the beginning of the show. That the characters are on the island are to be tested over and over again and that you have to go back to square one over and over again. 

And that is exactly what happened between Season 1/Level 1 and Season 2/Level 2. The characters were completely reset to the roles that they had at the beginning of LOST Season 1.

A reset also occurred between the end of Season 2/Level 2 and the beginning of Season 3/Level 3, and after all subsequent Level changes. Where, once again, the characters were completely reset to the roles that they had at the beginning of LOST Season 1/Level 1.

In fact, in S5E16 Sawyer says "Let me get this straight. Jack sets off the nuke, which somehow ...resets everything. ", an indication that the end of Level 5 will occur when Jughead's core is exploded.

What was so important about the entire episode of S3E8 "Flashes Before Your Eyes"? I believe that we have now seen the mechanics of the reset.

Desmond's entire experience with the flashes was actually him experiencing his own character being reset. Think of Desmond's "flashes" as being similar to what happened to the clock in the Swan Hatch when it would reset after the button was pushed, the numbers flashed by while it was resetting. And when the button was not pushed, the hieroglyphics flashed by.

Listen carefully when Desmond has his "flashes" in S3E8 - the sound of the Swan Hatch clicking as it resets can clearly be heard as the "flashes" occur.

Desmond's reset just took a little longer than it took for the other characters to reset. And for some reason, he was much more aware of it than the other characters. Perhaps it was a consequence of the force of the implosion.

Level 4 began in Season 3 on the night of day 81 on the Other's side of the island with the reset that occurred when Kate and Juliet experienced the flashes. There were four flashes, one for each level. This reset was also accompanied by the same sound heard when Desmond reset, that is, the sound of the Swan Hatch timer clicking as it resets.

As an interesting note, there have been some curious camera flashes that were seen in Level 4. The first occurred near Hurley in S3E17, the second near young Ben in S3E20 and the third flash was near Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy in S3E22. The fourth flash was a red flash that was seen in S4E3 when Locke is trying to locate Jacob's cabin. I had said that I expected that there should be a total of five of them to signal the start of Level 5. And in S4E5 we saw the fifth flash- a red flash that occurs on Sayid's face as he is standing on the deck of the Kahana. Is the fifth red flash that indicate that Level 5 has begun? No I don't think so. But I do think that they are indicative of the fact that Level 4 is ending.

As for flashes, well S4E5 had more flashes occurring in it than we have ever seen in any other episode before now. Just as Desmond had problems with his reset in S3E8, I think he is just having problems again with resetting. But this time, he starts to reset prematurely as a result of the lightening storm and gets "stuck" in reset just like Eloise and Minkowski. As a matter of fact, there are a number of flashes that occur on the helicopter before Desmond has his initial Flashback, here are 5 of them (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5). And although he gets back to the helicopter in 2004, subsequent flashes from the thunderstorm continue to send him back to 1996 (#6, #7, #8, #9). When he gets to the boat, he flashes back in time when the doctor shines the flashlight in his eyes. Even Desmond knows that it is the flashes in his eyes that are sending him back, and later in the episode he tries to get back by flashing his own eyes.

The big question is not why did Eloise get "un-stuck" when she was flashed by Daniel's light, but why didn't it also "un-stick" Desmond? Is it that Desmond has been exposed to a larger dose of radiation or electromagnetism than Eloise has been? It's also curious that Daniel's light was purple, in essence Eloise's flash was the same as making making her "sky turn purple".

As I predicted, S4E6 showed the end of Level 4 and the beginning of Level 5 on the morning of Day 97. The biggest difference with this Level change is that we actually saw the words MASTER CAUTION RESET appear both on the Tempest system map and on the computer that Daniel was working on. In fact, we also see Juliet and Charlotte being reset under the blinking lights as they leave the Tempest. When they arrive outside, they have been reset to the roles they were in when they first arrived on the island, Charlotte as a Lifeguard and Juliet as a prisoner.

S4E11 gave us a curious flash that occurred as Jack ran for the satellite phone that was dropped by Frank Lapidus. it was similar to the types of flashes that occurred in Level 4 in S3E17 through S3E22 as detailed in the paragraph that is six paragraphs above this one. This may be a sign that Level 5 is coming to an end. And we may have had the Hurley bird as there were birds chirping in S4E10 that served to cover over the sounds that Aaron makes and to help hide him from Keamy and his men. This could indicate that the monster is working to protect Aaron or it could be the Hurley Bird for Level 5.

Besides all the flashes of the cameras at the Press Conference, S4E12 gave us some more more curious flashes. There is a curious red flash seen on the side of a tree as Jack and Kate walk through the jungle and there is a red ring seen around the sun in one scene. These flashes all occur before the Level change so they are not related to characters resetting, and the red one on the tree may be the only one that is important since it may signal that Level 5 is coming to an end. And although Ben used a mirror to signal the Others on the mountaintop with mirror flashes, I do not believe that they have any thing to do with the Level changing.

S4E13 gave us many, many flashes. Most were red. Several red flashes can be seen in the scopes of the guns (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). But there were also several more flashes that were seen: there are a red and a blue flash seen above and to Hurley's right as he is walking, and then a red flash near his left arm, there is red flash seen just above Kate's head when she is on the helicopter and a second red flash is seen when the camera comes back to her, there is a white flash seen over the island just before it disappears, and the white/purplish flash that appears as Ben turns the gear. Perhaps the most important flash occurs in S4E13 along with the high pitched noise after Ben has started to move the island. This the white flash that we see here. And it was not referred to as "when the sky turned purple" as it was at the end of Season 2/Level 2.

S5E3 was filled with all sorts of red flashes during the scenes where Miles, Daniel and Charlotte are being taken to The Others military camp. Although at first they looked like they could be caused by the sun, I don't think they were. See the red flashes here and here. Both of these are very distinct and are located in the same places, at the very bottom left hand corner of the screen. They are very similar to other red dots and red flashes that have appeared in some Levels.

S5E5 was just full of flashes again, we have the flashes seen when Locke is turning the wheel (1, 2, 3 ), the on-island time travel flashes experienced by the LOSTies, a red flash in the lower right hand corner as the voice from the smoke monster's hole says "help me" and also lots of flashing lights seen off-island in the marina and also when Jack and Sun are in the car with Ben.

S5E6 gave us one very big flash, the flash seen on Flight 316. This Flash was the flash that indicated that the TIME OUT had now ended and that Level 5 would now continue.

 

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Level 1

Level 1 Roles
You may want to read Roles, before you continue reading this or it may not make sense to you.

When Season 1/Level 1 opened, the characters were in the following roles:

Jack/Doctor

Michael/Artist

Kate/Prisoner

Sun and Jin /Star Crossed Lovers

Sawyer/Con Man

Claire/Mom

Locke/Hunter

Boone/Lifeguard
giving Rose CPR S1E1

Hurley/Millionaire

Shannon/Useless
only worrying about herself S1E1 

Sayid/Terrorist

and my personal favorites
Walt/Dog Walker searching for Vincent/White Rabbit

Charlie/Rock God

 


Level 1 Objectives
Level 1 is 42 days long. During Season 1/Level 1 the LOSTies were required to take care of their most basic of needs: to find food, water, shelter, medicine, defensive weapons and to build a rudimentary social structure (Live Together, Die Alone). They constructed temporary shelters, Sun began farming (Jack and Kate helped by collecting seeds), Jack and Sun set up the caves as a hospital, they designated a cemetery and Michael designed the water purification system for the caves. Besides the caves, additional locations discovered include Danielle's shelter, the rope bridge, the Swan Hatch and the location of the Black Rock in the Dark Territory.

During the course of Season 1/Level 1 their roles began to change, often frequently, and usually into a completely different role than they had previously been in.

To proceed to the next level, the Losties needed to work together to find the hatch, to locate the dynamite and to open the hatch.

But several other things were needed to complete Level 1:

1) All of the LOSTies had to be in 'good' roles
2) They had to be cooperating with each other for "The Greater Good"
3) Someone had to take on the role of the Leader
4) The Fail Safe had to be identified and utilized
5) The Hurley Bird needed to appear
6) and the White Rabbit needed to go down the hole
7) We needed to see the plane crash again, and it was seen at the beginning of the Level 2 to confirm our Level change

And here's how the requirements were met

1) Good Roles - The Season 1 Finale/Level 1 ended with the characters in the following 'good' roles:

Jack/Leader
and Jack says "I'll lead" S1E23

Michael/Cowboy
Sawyer says "Michael is gonna cowboy up" S1E23

Kate/White Rabbit
who goes down the hole into the hatch S1E24

Jin/Fisherman
he gives away Mr. Paik's watch to Michael S1E24

Sawyer/Lifeguard
trying to save Walt S1E24

Sun/Farmer
she and Jin have made up S1E23

Locke/Man of Faith
Locke calls himself a "Man of Faith" S1E23

Claire/Princess
worried about Aaron S1E24

Hurley/Crazy
worried about the numbers

Boone/ Dead, he's been Useless for the 3rd time
Locke calls him "a sacrifice the island demanded" S1E24 and S2E22

Sayid/Soldier
he tells Charlie "I'm the soldier" S1E24

Shannon/Dog Walker
Walt gives her Vincent S1E24
Charlie/Tracker
Charlie goes off with Sayid to find Aaron S1E24
Walt/Prisoner
taken by The Others S1E24
Danielle/Mom
she gives Aaron back to Charlie S1E24
Aaron/Future King
everyone working to protect Aaron & Claire S1E24

You can cross reference the situations and quotes listed in the chart above by checking the Another Life section of this website or by reading the Season 1 Finale transcripts

2) Cooperation - The Season 1 Finale had all of the LOSTies banding together in unprecedented cooperation and working toward "The Greater Good" to launch the raft and to get everyone to a safe place. All of the LOSTies were in 'good' roles at the end of S1E24. The only LOSTie that is rude and insists that only he, and he alone, can perform a particular task is Arzt in S1E23 when they are moving the dynamite. Just before he blew to pieces. No wonder he died. He would not have been able to move on to Season 2/Level 2.

3) The Leader - Jack has finally taken over the role of the Leader

4) The Fail Safe - Locke tells Jack in S1E23 that they should split up the dynamite "It's not smart to keep it all together. So we split 'em up. If we need 3 sticks to blow the hinge, then we should bring 6... 3 and 3... failsafe, in case one of us..."

5) The Hurley Bird appears in S1E23

6) The White Rabbit - Kate, the White Rabbit, goes down the hole into the Swan Hatch (occurs in S2E1)

7) We needed to see the plane crash again, and we did in the Season 1 Finale

As a final note on Level 1, Locke nearly became the White Rabbit in S1E24 when he was being pulled down the hole by the black smoke monster. All of the objectives had been met at that point except for the fact that they still had not opened the hatch. If Kate and Jack had not pulled Locke up out of the hole, it would have been GAME OVER.

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Level 1 Instructions
There is an interesting quote by Carlton Cuse in an interview with James C. Poniewozik, the TV critic for TIME magazine, regarding the fact that the LOSTies and the lack of instructions given to them in Season1/Level1. The article is also of interest because Lindelof and Cuse compare the structure of LOST to a video game.

What we do know regarding the rules is that the Level 1 objectives centered around finding food, water, constructing shelters and cooperating to build a social structure. There are disastrous results when Sawyer, Jin, Michael and Walt attempt to leave the island on the raft and disregard these objectives. Walt is kidnapped, the raft is fire-bombed by the Others, and Sawyer & Michael are separated from Jin. The indication is that not following this on every basic rule of focusing on building up the LOSTies social structure and instead attempting to escape the island has somehow gone against a basic rule of the game.

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Level 2/Season 2

Level 2 Roles
Season 2/Level 2 started, and guess what happened? The game reset the main characters - and all of our LOSTies are reset back to their original roles:

Jack/Doctor
Locke says Jack "is our doctor" S2E2

Michael/Artist
no longer as brave and calling out for Walt S2E2

Kate/Prisoner
she is locked up by Desmond S2E2

Sun and Jin/Star Crossed Lover
Sun is worried about Jin S2E1

Sawyer/Con Man
back to being nasty and rude S2E2

Claire/Mom
the LOSTies are gathered in the cave to protect Claire and Aaron S2E1

Locke/Hunter
Enters the Swan Hatch to look for Kate S2E1

Shannon/Useless
she has lost Vincent S2E1

Hurley/Millionaire
he tells Jack about the lottery S2E2

Walt/Prisoner
still a prisoner of The Others

Sayid/Terrorist
trying to capture Vincent S2E1

Vincent/White Rabbit
missing again S2E1
Charlie/Rock God
Claire discovers his Virgin Mary statue
Desmond/Prisoner
of the numbers and the button S2E1
Ana Lucia/Sheriff S2E7 Mr.Eko/Man of Faith
carrying the Jesus Stick S2E3
Aaron/Future King Libby/Shrink S2E7


Level 2 Objectives
Level 2 is 23 days long. Season 2/Level 2 had the Losties continuing to build up their social structure as Rose began organizing a makeshift pantry/kitchen on the beach with the newly arrived supplies from the food drop, they constructed more substantial tents & shelters, Eko began building the church and the bathroom and laundry were discovered.

Level two introduced completely new environments for the LOSTies to explore, the Dharma Hatches and Stations.

The objectives for this level included continuing to enter the numbers every 108 minutes as stated by Marvin Candle in the Orientation Video, locating and entering the Pearl Hatch, joining up with the remaining Tailies (more Live Together, Die Alone) and joining up with Desmond.

Just as before, the same things were needed to complete Level 2:
1) All of the LOSTies had to be in 'good' roles
2) They had to be cooperating for "The Greater Good"
3) Someone had to take on the role of the Leader
4) The Fail Safe had to be identified and utilized
5) The Hurley Bird needed to appear
6) and the White Rabbit needed to go down the hole
7) We needed to see the plane crash again, and it was seen at the beginning of the Level 3 to confirm our Level change

And here's how the requirements were met

1) Good Roles - The Season 2 Finale/Level 2 ended with all but one of the characters in 'good' roles. There was one character in a 'bad' role, Michael the Daddy. More on him below.

Jack/Prisoner
of The Others S2E24

Michael/Daddy
leaves on the boat with Walt S2E24

Kate/Prisoner
of The Others S2E24

Jin/Sailor
on the boat with Sayid S2E24

Sawyer/Prisoner
of The Others S2E24

Sun/Sailor
on the boat with Sayid S2E24

Locke/Box Man
Desmond calls him the Box Man S2E24

Claire/Doctor
taking care of Charlie S2E24

Hurley/Teacher
sent back to tell the LOSTies not to come looking
for Jack, Kate & Sawyer S2E24

Shannon/ Dead
Useless for the 3rd time

Sayid/Tracker
who finds the fake camp and the giant statue S2E24

Libby/Dead
her death "a mistake" according to Michael S2E24
Charlie/Construction Worker
still building the church, even without Eko S2E24
Walt/Sailor
S2E24
Fake Henry /Leader
"We're the Good Guys" S2E24
Ana Lucia/dead
Aaron/Future King Desmond/White Rabbit
he goes down the hole to use the Fail Safe Key S2E24
  Mr. Eko/Man of Faith
he tells Locke "If you open the door I will forgive you" S2E24

You can cross reference the situations and quotes listed in the chart above by checking the Another Life section of this website or by reading the Season 2 Finale transcripts

2) Cooperation - The Season 2 Finale has all of the LOSTies banding together to get Walt back and they all are in 'good' roles, except for Michael who is in the 'bad' Daddy role. Like Arzt at the end of Season 1, things do not look good for Michael at the end of Season 2. Although absent in Season 3 and slated to return in Season 4, Michael probably has little chance of living for very long before he dies as a consequence of his actions.

3) The Leader - Fake Henry is the Leader

4) The Fail Safe - To move on to Level 3, Desmond identifies the Fail Safe Key as a way to eliminate the need to continue to push the button.

5) The Hurley Bird appeared

6) The White Rabbit - Desmond, the White Rabbit, went down into the hole to use the Fail Safe Key.

7)We saw the plane crash again at the beginning of S3E1

As a final note on Level 2, when the computer is shot in S2E2 Desmond says "It's over". The Level 2 objectives had not been completed at that point and it would have been GAME OVER if Sayid had not fixed the computer.



Level 2 Instructions

Season 2 Level 2 begins with Sawyer, Jin and Michael being returned to the island, albeit, to the Tailies side of the island. This is the first indication that attempting to leave the island before all Levels have been completed is not an option in this game.

In S2E1, we met Desmond and saw the Swan Hatch Orientation film that instructed the LOSTies to type in the numbers and then push the "enter" button every 108 minutes. This video came complete with Dr. Marvin Candle providing instructions. This video also served to explain one of the main objectives for Season 2 /Level 2.

In S2E9 we get to see what is assumed to be a missing piece from this video (found in the Arrow Station) spliced into it. Again, the LOSTies are told that they must enter the numbers every 108 minutes.

Early in Season 2/Level 2, Desmond attempted to leave the island in Libby's sailboat, the Elizabeth. In S2E23, just as Sawyer, Michael and Jin had been returned to the island, Desmond is also returned to the island. This is the second indication that attempting to leave the island before all Levels have been completed is not an option in this game.

In S2E21 the Pearl Hatch Orientation video is found. The video is narrated by Mark Wickman. After watching it, Mr. Eko is now convinced that pushing the button is important because they are meant to do it. That is, it is their purpose or objective.

Locke, on the other hand, decides that it is a useless activity. He not only decides that he will no longer push the button, but he actually sabotages Eko's efforts to continue doing so. Desmond is then forced to use the Failsafe key that he had been told about by Kelvin Inman. Employing the Failsafe Key stops the need for the button to be pushed. It also completes the objectives for Season 2/Level 2 and allows the game to progress to Season3/Level3.

The Hurley Bird appears in the Season 2 Finale. In the same way that the Hurley Bird indicated the end of Level 1 in Season 1, this second appearance by the Hurley Bird is an indication that Season 2/Level 2 is coming to an end.

Michael and Walt are seen leaving the island in a boat provided by the Others at the end of Season2/Level 2. However, we can fully expect to see Michael and Walt again since we know that the Others lie and that they most likely lied to Michael about his ability to escape, and we have also been shown that attempting to leave the island before all Levels have been completed is not an option in this game.

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Level 3/Season 3

Level 3 Roles
Our LOSTies have once again RESET to their original roles. As of S3E2, we had Jack the doctor, Kate the prisoner, Sawyer the Con Man, Sayid the Terrorist, Sun and Jin the Star Crossed Lovers. I originally thought that the Box Man hunted but, after S3E3, I now realize that the Hunter is its own role and I have made this adjustment. S3E3 gave us Locke the Hunter, Eko the Man of Faith, Charlie the Rock God, Hurley the Millionaire and Desmond the Prisoner.

S3E3 is the best example to date of the game roles being clearly identified. At least 18 game roles were referenced, including the following: Hunter, Farmer, Murderer, Lumberjack, Dead, Rock God, Drug Dealer, Fruit Picker, Criminal, Man of Faith, Sacrifice, Sheriff, Arsonist, Daddy, Special, Psychic, Suicide and Lifeguard. And it is interesting to note that Locke actually worked his way through many of these roles during this episode.

Jack/Doctor
S3E1 in car with hospital ID

Sun and Jin /Star Crossed Lover
S3E2 with both Jae Lee and with Jin

Kate/Prisoner
S3E1 in handcuffs

Claire/Mom

Sawyer/Con Man
S3E1 trying to trick (con) the machines in cage

Aaron/Future King

Locke/Hunter
Eko says "After all, you are a Hunter John" S3E3

Desmond/Prisoner
his clothes and all possessions are once again stripped from him S3E3

Hurley/Millionaire

Mr. Eko/Man of Faith
Locke confesses to Eko at the end of S3E3

Sayid/Terrorist
S3E1 Sawyer tells Karl about being tortured by Sayid and S3E2 Sayid says "I'll ambush them. I'll take two of them hostage and I'll kill the rest."

Michael & Walt have escaped from the island. If they are seen again, Michael will probably be dead, just like Arzt, due to his lack of cooperation. Michael led the LOSTies into a trap and this is compounded by the fact that Michael actually finishes S2E24 as Daddy, a very 'bad' role.

Charlie/Rock God
discusses using drugs S3E3
Vincent/White Rabbit

Juliet/Prisoner
crying at being held against her will by Ben S3E1

 


Level 3 Objectives

Level 3 is 16 days long. Like Level 2, Level 3 introduced us to completely new environments to explore. These include the Others' side of the Island, the inside of the Hydra Station, "Alcatraz" island and the Flame Hatch. We actually had a foreshadowing of "Alcatraz" in S2E16, when Ana Lucia was discussing Ben/Fake Henry's map with Sayid and said "... but at least we know we're on the right island".

According to the May 26, 2006 podcast, the focus of Season 3/Level 3 was why The Others kidnap Jack, Kate and Sawyer, where they take them (Alcatraz) and what happens there. It also seems that the LOSTies will band together and cooperate with each other to get Jack back from the Others.

Perhaps in order to "Live Together, Die Alone", the LOSTies will have to learn to cooperate with The Others. And perhaps, The Others have become a permanent part of the remainder of the game.

Level 3 covered 16 days. Level 3 ended on Day 81 (81=42+23+16). See the Numbers & Time for more info. I had thought it interesting that 16 days was roughly equivalent to the time frame that Ben/Fake Henry referred to when he told Kate that "The next two weeks are going to be very unpleasant."

S3E15 covered Days 80 and 81 on the LOSTies side of the island, and Days 81 and the beginning of Day 82 on the Others side of the island. See the Numbers & Time for more info.

To proceed to the next level, the Losties needed to work together to get Jack back from the Others

But several other things were needed to complete Level 3:

1) All of the LOSTies had to be in 'good' roles
2) They had to be cooperating with each other for "The Greater Good"
3) Someone had to take on the role of the Leader
4) The Fail Safe had to be identified and utilized
5) The Hurley Bird needed to appear
6) and the White Rabbit needed to go down the hole
7)We needed to see the plane crash again at the beginning of Level 4

And here's how the requirements were met:

1) Good Roles - Level 3 appears ended with all of the characters in 'good' roles.

Jack/Prisoner
S3E15 A prisoner of The Others

Juliet/Prisoner
S3E15Last seen handcuffed to Kate

Kate/White Rabbit
S3E15 Hiding herself and Juliet

Jin/Fisherman
S3E15

Sayid/Prisoner
S3E15 Handcuffed to the swings

Sun/Fisherman
S3E15

Locke/Man of Faith
S3E19 Believes in the island

Claire/Mom
S3E15 Taking care of Aaron

Hurley/Waiter
S3E15 Serving Desmond

Vincent/Lifeguard
S3E14 Trying to pull blanket from Nikki and Paolo

Sawyer/Nursemaid
S3E15 Holding Aaron

Eko/Dead
S3E5 Killed by the smoke monster
Charlie/
S3E15 Role was not clearly identified
Nikki and Paolo/Dead
SE14 Buried alive
Desmond/Hunter
S3E15 Hunts with Sawyer
Aaron/Future King
Danielle/Mom
S3E13 Last seen as Mom staring at Alex
 

You can cross reference the situations listed in the chart above by checking the Another Life section of this website or by reading the S3E15 transcript

2) Cooperation - S3E15 has all of the LOSTies on the LOSTies side of the island enjoying the luau, complements of Sawyer. On the Other's side of the island- Kate, Sayid and Juliet were cooperating to get Jack back.

3) The Leader - Sawyer stepped up to be the Leader (with a little help from Hurley)

4) The Fail Safe - Juliet enters numbers into the key pad

5) The Hurley Bird - A bird can clearly be heard chirping in S3E15 as Juliet walks past the window of the rec room to deliver the tray of food to Kate.

6) The White Rabbit - Kate was the White Rabbit when she hides herself and Juliet in the trees and yells "Get down". Note that the handcuffs can not be seen at this time.

7) We saw the plane crash again in S4E14

So what about Locke being in the 'bad' role of Lawyer when we last saw him before the reset occurs? He was not in a 'good' role at that point. once again we have him saying "I'm sorry" to Kate as he walks out the door. It is getting to be habit for him to apologize when he does something that is not for "The Greater Good". However, in S3E19 when we saw what he was doing later on during Day 81 and 82, he was in the role of the Man of Faith. Locke had decided to believe that Ben/Fake Henry would share the secrets on the island and that is why he decided to stay with the Others.



Level 3
Instructions
Level 3/Season 3 was very important to further understanding just how the game is played and what some of the rules in the game actually are.

During Level 3/Season 3 several characters, including Juliet, Boone, Mrs. Hawking and Nadia the cat, have shown us just how important these characters are to understanding the game.

In S3E1 Juliet has a thick file folder in front of her from which she relates bits and pieces of Jack's life history to him. Jack questions her about what information is in the file.

Jack: "What is that?"
Juliet: "This Jack, is your life."
Jack: "Do you... Is it just about me or is it about my family too? My friends?"
Juliet: "It's pretty much about everything."

I believe that the file folder is a physical representation of the rules and instructions for the game. Juliet is consulting the instructions to learn what will motivate Jack so that he can be manipulated into performing the surgery on Ben/Fake Henry. Juliet also tells Sayid and Sawyer in S3E16 that she knows all about them, indicating that she has seen their files as well.

S3E3 is named "Further Instructions". In this episode, Locke builds the sweat lodge and Boone visits him there. Boone gives Locke instructions on what he must do next, save Eko. Boone's appearance should be viewed as a game prompt, a prompt that gets Locke to do the next thing required of him.

S3E8 introduced us to Mrs. Hawking. While it appears, at first, that Mrs. Hawking is simply another character in the role of Psychic. She is actually the most important development to date to the understanding of how the game is played and what can and can't be done in the game. And is actually one of the most important people that the game has to date. She is in the role of "Teacher " and provides Desmond with some of the most basic of rules.

Mrs. Hawking gives us the following game rules:

1. The characters have pre-ordained paths that they must follow

2. A character can not save another character's life, if the game determines that they are supposed to die (such as Mrs. Hawking & Red Sneaker Man or Desmond & Charlie)

3. The universe has a way of course correcting when someone takes an action that they shouldn't such as attempting to leave the island. Desmond has apparently attempted to change the future each of the three times that he has saved Charlie's life. In S3E17, Desmond chooses to save Charlie. Charlie says to Desmond, "You'd have gone and sacrificed me" and Desmond replies "If the flashes don't happen exactly as I saw them, then the picture changes. I was supposed to let you die Charlie" and "It means it's pointless. I keep saving your life. It's gonna keep happening again and again. Maybe that's the point, maybe it's a test like God testing Abraham?" Desmond seems to have changed the future so much by saving Charlie's life that he actually changes who shows up on the island. Penny had appeared in his flashes as being the rescuer that would come to the island, but the person who arrives on the island is Naomi instead of Penny.

In S3E9 we again see Juliet with a file folder. She takes a picture of Ben's infected incision out of it when she is speaking to Jack, She is obviously looking for instructions for what to do for Ben.

In S3E9 we also learn something about the Others from Alex "We're pretty strict about killing one of our own" and that there is "an Eye for an Eye" justice amongst the Others. It is also possible that when Ben said in his note that "the rules don't apply" to Juliet, that perhaps the "Eye for an Eye" rule only applies to the Others.

Nadia, Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy's cat actually provides information to Sayid by scratching at the rug. By paying close attention to Nadia the cat, Sayid is able to discover the entrance to the Flame Hatch. Kate also realizes that Ms. Klugh is important to finding Jack since she knows where he was taken. Unfortunately, when Ms. Klugh tells Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy to kill her (in Russian), and he does, Ms. Klugh is eliminated as a source of instructions.

S3E11 provides us with more instructions. Locke plays chess with the computer and wins. He then views the Flame Hatch video. Once again it features a character who looks exactly like Marvin Candle/Mark Wickman but this time, we are not given his name. Locke dutifully follows the instructions given in this video. He enters 77 into the computer because it instructs him to do so if there has been "an incursion by the Hostiles".

Locke's actions result in the Flame Hatch being blown to pieces and the Dharma Instruction Manuals are destroyed along with it. Fortunately, Sayid has retrieved the maps of the cables and the barracks which will lead them to the Others and Jack. Therefore, the maps will help the LOSTies achieve their main goal for Season 3/Level 3, getting Jack back and learning to live on the island with the Others.

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Level 4/Season 3 and Season 4

Level 4 Roles
Level 4 began on the Others side of the island when Kate and Juliet saw the flashes during their reset during the night of Day 81/early morning hours of day 82.

The objectives of Level 4 appear to be to learn more about the Others, the island and the Dharma Initiative, to save the pregnant women from the Other's and to make contact with the BOATies. Lindelof and Cuse discuss much of this in the May 11, 2007 podcast.

We have several characters whose reset roles can be identified at the beginning of Level 4

Jack/Doctor
S3E16 Jack treats Claire

Charlie/Rock God
S3E16 wearing a Grateful Dead t-shirt

Kate/Prisoner
S3E15 in handcuffs

Juliet/Prisoner
S3E16 of Ben/Fake Henry's

Sawyer/Con Man
S3E16

Claire/Mom
S3E16

Sayid/Terrorist
S3E15 carrying a machete in his backpack

Vincent/White Rabbit
missing  


On the morning of Day 82 Kate and Juliet are seen with the handcuffs clearly visible. Even though the handcuffs were deliberately not shown in some scenes or hidden by conveniently placed branches the night before as Kate went through several role changes including the White Rabbit and the Nurse.

Although Sayid was last seen, before the reset, handcuffed to the swings as a prisoner, Juliet says to Kate "Sayid's in a backyard. I'll get him". Sayid was never seen in handcuffs after the reset, instead he appears with a backpack containing a machete.

As of S3E16, we also have Jack as the Doctor, Sayid confirmed as the Terrorist with the machete, Claire as the Mom, Sawyer as the Con Man, Juliet as the Prisoner and Charlie as the Rock God. Charlie is first seen walking down the beach in a Grateful Dead t-shirt, which means he reset to the Rock God. Watch this episode to see how carefully Charlie always covers up the front of the t-shirt when he is holding Aaron and is in the role of the nursemaid

In S3E18 Juliet tells Sun that it has been 90 days since the plane crash, but when she leaves the message for Ben/Fake Henry she says that it is 6:00am on Saturday morning, which would make it Day 88. Juliet is conning either Sun or Ben/Fake Henry about the actual date.

In S3E19 Locke tells Sawyer "I'm on my own journey now" which means that he has decided to stop acting for the "Greater Good". This is just one more thing that is putting Locke in jeopardy of dying. See Deaths below.



Level 4 Objectives

Level 4 is 15 days long. The objective of Level 4 appears to be to learn more about the Others, the island and the Dharma Initiative, to save the pregnant women from the Other's and to make contact with the BOATies. Lindelof and Cuse discuss this in the May 11, 2007 podcast.

In S3E19 we saw a new location on the island, the Ruins. Ben/Fake Henry tells us "We're moving to an new place. Well, an old place actually." We then see Anthony Cooper tied to a ruined stone column and the indication is that we are now going to be seeing the Ruins area where the four toed statue is located.

The second new location in Level 4 is Jacob's House with the curious line of ashes around it that was seen in S3E20. Locke picks up some of the ashes to examine them. Ben/Fake Henry and Locke are careful to step over these. The ashes are also seen on Jacob's empty chair.

Lindelof and Cuse said in the May 11, 2007 podcast that the ashes around Jacob's House are probably linked to the eruption of the island volcano that is discussed in the Dharma classroom when we see Olivia demonstrate a volcanic eruption.

The third new location that we see in Level 4 is the Looking Glass Hatch that is found by Charlie in S3E21. We also see the inside of the hatch as Charlie enters it and the two women who take him prisoner.

The fourth new location that we learned about in Level 4 was Pascal Flats which was identified on the map that Ben/Fake Henry used to determine his route to meet up with the LOSTies. It may be the name of the area where the Others were camping in S3E21 and S3E22.

The fifth new location was the Radio Tower. Although we had heard about it back in Season 1/Level 1, we had never seen it until the Season 3 finale.

The sixth new location was the Boat (the Kahana).

We also learned about the Temple that Ben/Fake Henry told Richard Alpert to move the Others to in S3E22.

The final new location was the Tempest.

Tracking exactly what day it was in this Level became complicated as we started to get some conflicting information. In S3E18 Juliet leaves a strange message for Ben/Fake Henry on the tape recorder in the Medical Station. Juliet says that it is Saturday when she leaves the message for Ben, yet earlier in the episode she referred to the LOSTies having been there for 90 days. Day 90 would actually be a Monday. Day 88 would have been a Saturday.

As of S3E22, when Charlie swims down to the Looking Glass and the LOSTies leave the beach for the Radio Tower, we were apparently only on Day 93 and still a few days away from the day that the level should change (Day 96).

By the end of S3E22 it seemed we were apparently smack in the middle of that change from Level 4 to Level 5. But we were still a few days short of when it should occur.

Here's where we stood at the end of S3E22 when everything was indicating that a change to Level 5 was about to occur:

To proceed to Level 5, the Losties needed to work together once again and meet several requirements:

1) All of the LOSTies have to be in 'good' roles
2) They have to be cooperating with each other for "The Greater Good"
3) Someone has to take on the role of the Leader
4) The Fail Safe has to be identified and utilized
5) The Hurley Bird needs to appear
6) The White Rabbit needed to go down the hole
7)We saw the plane crash again at the beginning of Level 5

And here's how the requirements had been met as of S3E22, it looked like the Level change was about to occur, but it did not actually take place until S4E6 when all of the requirements, including the correct number of days had been completed.

1) Good Roles - All of the LOSTies were in 'good roles' at the end of S3E22

Jack/Leader and Sacrifice
S3E22 Willing to let Locke shoot him

Juliet/Man of Faith
S3E22 Preparing to bury the dead

Kate/Tracker
S3E22 Identifies two sets of tracks

Jin/Man of Faith
S3E22 Preparing to bury the dead

Sayid/Man of Faith
S3E22 Preparing to bury the dead

Vincent/
Role not clearly identified

Locke/Hunter
S3E22 But he was acting on his own when he tried to kill Naomi

Danielle/Mom
S3E22 Finally with Alex

Hurley/Hero
S3E22 Saves the LOSTies on the beach

Desmond/Lifeguard
S3E22 Trying to save Charlie

Sawyer/Man of Faith
S3E22 Preparing to bury the dead

Aaron/Psychic
S3E22 Cries when Charlie dies
Charlie/Hero, Man of Faith and Dead
S3E22 Died crossing himself
 

You can cross reference the situations listed in the chart above by checking the Another Life section of this website or by reading the S3E22 transcript

2) Cooperation - S3E22, all of the LOSTies are working together for the 'Greater Good' to save the pregnant women from the Others, to get to the Radio Tower to shut down Danielle's message, to get Charlie to shut down the Looking Glass transmission to use the satellite phone, to call Naomi's boat and to fight the Others. Locke was the only other LOSTie besides Charlie and Desmond who was not with the group. And while Locke believed that he was acting for the 'Greater Good' by attempting to kill Naomi because he believed"She's not who she says she is". And so it was still not a situation of them all cooperating together.

3) The Leader - Both Danielle and Jack were in the role of Leader in S3E22. Danielle is the Leader when she leads the group to the Radio Tower and then Jack takes over as the Leader once they get there. So there was a clearly defined leader.

4) The Fail Safe - Nothing was definitively identified as the Fail Safe in S3E22. However, a strong case could be made for it being when Charlie entered the number into the keypad, shutting down the Looking Glass transmission and/or when he presses the Red Flashing Button to receive the incoming transmission from Penny.

5) The Hurley Bird - In S3E19, there is a loud bird call heard just as Locke and Sawyer reached the Black Rock, its sound was very different than any other birds that have been heard in this Level. The other possibility is the birds that are heard as the LOSTies reach the Radio Tower in S3E22.

6) The White Rabbit - There were several White Rabbits, including Karl hiding in the tress in S3E21 and most notably Charlie when he swam down to the Looking Glass and entered it through the Moon Pool. However, in S3E22 Desmond also swam down and entered through the moon pool. He then hides in the storage locker. If I had to pick one, I would say it was Desmond hiding in the storage locker. Just as a point of interest, the name Pascal (Pascal Flats) means Easter child and it could be a hint about the large number of white rabbits that were seen in Level 4. See Roles

But, the Level change from Level 4 to Level 5 did not occur in Season 3 and was delayed until Season 4.Why, because the correct number of days had not been completed. It has been interesting to note that in we are now seeing that each episode actually covers less island time than previous episodes covered. Days 93 and 94 have taken up several episodes (S3E22- S4E3).

Level 4/Season 4
At the end of Season 3, I was convinced that we were going to see the Level change from 4 to 5 and that it would occur a few days early and I couldn't explain why it would occur when we would be at least two or three days short of when it was expected. However at the start of Season 4, although most of the requirements had been met for the level change, things started to change rapidly.

The biggest change is the fact that our LOSTies have now separated into two groups:s: the LOSTies that are with Jack (Kate, Sayid, Desmond, Sun & Jin, Ben & Rose)and the LOSTies who went with Locke to the Barracks (Hurley, Sawyer, Claire & Aaron, Danielle & Ben, Alex & Karl).

WE had to wait for those last few island days to occur for the change to Level 5 to happen.

As of S4E2, there are several groups operating on the island: Locke's group, Jack's group which consists of the bulk of the LOSTies headed for the beach, the Others who are supposed to be headed toward the Temple, and Naomi's team on the island which now appears to be led by Miles.

As of S4E4, we are on Day 95 on LOSTies beach and on the morning of Day 96 in New Otherton (Locke tells Miles to "Enjoy your breakfast" when he places the grenade in his mouth).

S4E5 bring us to Day 96 on the island and curiously to what appears to be Day 94 (December 24, 2004) on the BOATies' ship, the Kahana, and also Day 94 back in England. Desmond believes he calls Penny on Christmas Eve, just as he had promised to do 8 years earlier. So here we are again folks, trying to reconcile the same two day difference in time that has plagued us as fans since Season 2.

But here's a question, we know it's Day 96 on the island, but is it really Day 94 on the ship? Or did Sayid and Desmond only experience a shift backwards in time that would be roughly equivalent to a few hours. We know they left at dusk and arrived at mid-day. But in the middle of which day did they arrive?

We know it took the payload 31 minutes to reach the island from the ship, Assuming you calculated using the speed of the payload vs. the speed of the helicopter, did Desmond and Sayid actually only travel back in time a few hours? Or might it have taken them back just a day and it is now actually Christmas Day, Day 95?

What about the comment by Minkowski that the sabotage to the equipment occurred two days ago? Does that simply mean that no one has marked the calendar since the day of the sabotage and that it may actually be Day 96 on the ship as well? Also, there is no confirmation that it is actually Christmas Eve for her when Penny answers the phone. All we know is that she is standing in front of a Christmas tree.

So yes, we have a time controversy on the ship, but there is one thing for sure, it is Day 96 on the island and the change to Level 5 is due to occur between Day 96 and Day 97.

We have also already had what may be the equivalent of a Hurley Bird (see Monster S4E4 ) and a White Rabbit (see Games S4E4) for a Level change to occur. During the next few episodes we should finally get the change from Level 4 to 5.

Which brings us to the morning of Day 97 (S4E6). The day of the Level change from 4 to 5.

To proceed to Level 5, the Losties needed to work together once again and meet several requirements:

1) All of the LOSTies have to be in 'good' roles
2) They have to be cooperating with each other for "The Greater Good"
3) Someone has to take on the role of the Leader
4) The Fail Safe has to be identified and utilized
5) The Hurley Bird needs to appear
6) The White Rabbit needs to go down the hole
7)We saw the plane crash again at the beginning of Level 5

And here's how the requirements were met as of S4E6

1) Good Roles - All of the LOSTies were in 'good roles'

Jack/Doctor
S4E6 Treating Kate

Juliet/Leader
S4E6 Attempting to stop the release of the gas

Kate/Tracker
S4E6 Tracking Juliet, Charlotte and Daniel

Jin/Tracker
S4E6 With Sun and Vincent looking for Daniel and Charlotte

Sun/Tracker
S4E6 With Jin and Vincent looking for Daniel and Charlotte

Vincent/Tracker
S4E6 With Sun and Jin looking for Daniel and Charlotte

Locke/Man of Faith
S4E6 Believing what Ben tells him

Claire/Mom
S4E6 Last seen holding Aaron

Sayid/Prisoner
S4E5 On the Kahana

Desmond/Prisoner
S4E5 on the Kahana

Sawyer/Role unidentified
Playing horseshoes with Hurley


Hurley/Role unidentified
Playing horseshoes with Sawyer. But we do know that he said he was lucky, so he was definitely not in the 'bad' role of Millionaire

You can cross reference the situations listed in the chart above by checking the Another Life section of this website or by reading the S4E5 and S4E6 transcripts


2) Cooperation - Although they are separated into two groups, all of the LOSTies within each group are working together within their groups for "The Greater Good"

3) The Leader - Juliet steps up and decides to move ahead to the Tempest without Jack and Kate

4) The Fail Safe - Daniel working on the computer to render the gas inert and stop it from being released

5) The Hurley Bird - I think we had the equivalent of a Hurley Bird when Kate stops and turns to listen to a bird as she delivered food to Miles (see Monster S4E4 )

6) The White Rabbit went down the hole- There were a few White Rabbits in the last few episodes of this Level, including the rabbit on the shelf in Aaron's bedroom (see Games S4E4). I had stated in update on the What's New? page dated 2/29/08 that I thought it might be the White Rabbit for this Level change since we were so rapidly approaching a change at that time. Then there was the rabbit that Locke killed and served to Ben in S4E6. But I believe the actual White Rabbit for this Level change was Juliet entering the Tempest in S4E6.

7) We saw the plane crash again in S4E6 (#1, #2)


Level 4 Instructions

In S3E19, we see that Ben/Fake Henry has a pile of green file folders on his desk, Richard Alpert gives Locke a file on Sawyer, and we learn from Locke that the Others have files on all of the LOSTies.

In S3E20, we see the new Dharma arrivals watching an orientation video in the processing center. They are given instructions about the purpose and operation of the sonic fence.

Additional parts of the Level 4 instructions were the maps included the binder that Sayid took from the Flame Hatch. He used the maps in the binder to locate the Perimeter Fence, the Barracks in New Otherton and the Looking Glass. It will be interesting to see just what else might be in that binder and what else Sayid took with him from the Flame.

S3E22 Walt appears and tells Locke that he has work to do. In S4E2 Locke tells his group that Walt told him what he was "supposed to do"

In S4E2 Matthew Abbadon has a pile of files on his desk that are about Miles Straume, Charlotte Lewis, Daniel Faraday and Frank Lapidus

S4E4 has Ben saying to Locke "You keep hitting dead ends. You couldn't find the cabin, you can't make contact with Jacob, you're so desperate to figure out what to do next, you're even asking me for help". He also tells Locke "You're more LOST than you ever were." and then later on says to Locke "Excellent John, you're evolving".

Regarding that last comment about "evolving", it's interesting to note that in S3E3, as Charlie was standing guard for Locke at the Sweat Lodge, he said to Locke "I'm gonna stand out here in case you devolve into a monkey". Perhaps evolving and devolving is the name that the game gives to the process of the Role changes.

S4E5 gave us even more instructions as we learned from Daniel that "The future cannot be changed". This was also discussed by Lindelof and Cuse during the February 28, 2008 podcast.

S4E5 also provided the instructions on how to locate the BOATies on the Kahana by following a specific heading, and how to become "unstuck" in time by using a constant.

S4E6 Ben shows Locke a file on Widmore and also shows Locke a video tape of Widmore and tells Locke "This is the man whose boat is parked offshore. This is the man that's been trying to find the island". and in S4E6 we see juliet reading Jack's file.

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Level 5/Seasons 4 & 5

Level 5 Roles
This Level will include 8 days (97 - 104) and begins with Jack, Juliet, Charlotte and Kate near the Tempest Hatch after Juliet and Charlotte have reset while leaving the Tempest. Desmond and Sayid are on the Kahana.

As I predicted, S4E6 showed the end of Level 4 and the beginning of Level 5 on the morning of Day 97. The biggest difference with this Level change is that we actually saw the words MASTER CAUTION RESET appear both on the Tempest system map and on the computer that Daniel was working on. In fact, we also see Juliet and Charlotte being reset under the blinking lights as they leave the Tempest. When they arrive outside, they have been reset to the roles they were in when they first arrived on the island, Charlotte as a Lifeguard and Juliet as a prisoner.

Sun indicates that it is the night of Day 97 when she says to Jin, "Sayid and Desmond left three days ago". and Sayid says the same thing to Desmond on the Kahana. Which brings up the question again of what day is it really on the Kahana?

We have several characters whose reset roles can be identified at the beginning of Level 5

Jack/Doctor
S4E6 Jack looks at Juliet's wound

Desmond/Prisoner
S4E7 Being held on the Kahana

Kate/Prisoner
S4E7 Kate discusses being overcome by Charlotte and Daniel

Juliet/Prisoner
S4E6 Juliet as Kate's prisoner
Sayid/Terrorist
S4E7 Sayid is given a weapon (can opener) by Frank
Daniel/Lifeguard
S4E6 Charlotte says that they saved their lives

Sun/Star Crossed Lover
S4E7 Sun and Jin kiss

Charlotte/Lifeguard
S4E6 Charlotte says that they saved their lives

 

Level 5 Objectives
Level 5 is 8 days long
. In S3E22, we were told about at least one new location for Level 5, the Temple, where the Others are headed. Curiously, the closer the LOSTies got to the Radio Tower, the more abundant the black rocks became. Perhaps the increasing occurrence of the black rocks in that area is an indication that the LOSTies are now in the vicinity of the volcano that has been hinted at.

As for other new locations, we had Rose & bernard's new house and camp, the place where Jughead is stored, the statue and the inside of the base of the statue where Jacob lives.

As for their objectives, back in S4E2 (Level 3) we found out the BOATies objectives when Daniel tells Jack "Rescuing you and your people, can't really say it's our prime objective" and when Miles tells Jack & Kate that they are there for Ben.

I posed the question at that time as to whether or not, the BOATies would force the LOSTies to cooperate with the Others to survive. That's just what we saw on Day 98 when Locke calls the group together for his meeting to discuss why the BOATies are there. And Ben sends Alex and Karl away with Rousseau.

S4E9 takes place on Day 99, the day after Rousseau takes Alex and Karl to the temple. Ben clearly tells Sawyer that he sent them "away yesterday". Day 99 is also the day that Keamy kills Alex, and Ben somehow unleashes the smoke monster.

S4E10 occurs on Day 100 as Jack is operated on and Sawyer makes his way with Claire, Aaron and Miles back to the beach. Day 101 begins when Sawyer wakes up to find that Claire has walked off into the jungle.

In S4E10 we learn from Jack that some of the LOSTies chose to stay on the island and are apparently alive after the Oceanic 6 get back. Jack tells Kate about Sawyer "He made his choice. He chose to stay"

In S4E10 There are birds chirping that serve to cover over the sounds that Aaron makes to help hide him from Keamy and his men. This could indicate that the monster is working to protect Aaron or could be the Hurley bird to indicate that the end of level 5 is approaching (Day 104)

S4E11 takes place on Day 100 for Hurley, Locke and Ben who have "...been walking all day" according to Hurley. When Locke finally enters Jacob's cabin, it is the night of Day 101. We also see the LOSTies on the beach on the night of Day 101 as the helicopter returns with Keamy and his men.

S4E11 also has Ben telling Locke "The island wanted me to get sick. The island wanted you to get better. My time is over". This may mean that Ben is giving up his Leadership role to Locke.

S4E11 gave us a curious flash that occurred as Jack ran for the satellite phone that was dropped by Frank Lapidus. it was similar to the types of flashes that occurred in Level 4 in S3E17 through S3E22 as detailed above in The Reset section. Many additional flashes were also seen in S4E13. Again see the discussion of flashes above, in the Reset section. This may be a sign that Level 5 is coming to an end. And we may have had the Hurley bird as there were birds chirping in S4E10 that served to cover over the sounds that Aaron makes and to help hide him from Keamy and his men. This could indicate that the monster is working to protect Aaron or it could be the Hurley Bird for Level 5.

S4E12 gave us some more more curious flashes, besides all the flashes of the cameras at the Press Conference. There is a curious red flash seen on the side of a tree as Jack and Kate walk through the jungle and there is a red ring seen around the sun in one scene. These flashes all occur before the Level change so they are not related to characters retting, and the red one on the tree may be the only one that is important since it may signal that Level 5 is coming to an end. And although Ben used a mirror to signal the Others on the mountaintop with mirror flashes, I do not believe that they have any thing to do with the Level changing.

S4E12 starts with Jack and Kate preparing to leave the beach on the night of Day 101 and the majority of the episode takes place during the daylight hours of Day 102.

While Karen Decker tells the crowd at the Press Conference that a raft was dislodged from a sunken fishing boat on Day 103 because of a typhoon, and that the LOSTies left the island of Membata on Day 108 and used the raft to get to the village of Manukannga on the island of Sumba on Day 108, we find out in S4E13 that this is not true. The LOSTies actually left the island on Day 102 and spent a week on Penny's yacht before arriving on the island of Sumba on Day 108.

S4E12 also gave us a new Dharma Station, the Orchid. The Orchid had been revealed in the video released at the 2007 Comic Con, but has never been shown before this episode. Here's the video shown at Comic Con, if you haven't had a chance to see it yet. The video was seen in part during S4E13 as Locke attempts to watch it.

Okay, the big question here is did we see the end of Level 5 in S4E13 when Ben moved the island? I think that the definitive answer is no, despite the fact that almost all of the requirements appeared to be met. One very important requirement was not met, the number of days in Level 5. The Oceanic 6 left the island on Day 102, two days before the Level was due to change from Level 5 to Level 6. However, the days spent between leaving the island and returning were actually days in a TIME OUT period.

I think that this is a very similar situation to what we saw at the end of Season 3 when it appeared that a Level change was going to occur a few days early. But the more I think about it, I am convinced that it did not change yet. And my primary reason for thinking it hasn't changed yet is because of the fact that it was two days short of when it is supposed to happen. I know those same two nagging days that always seem to be in question when it comes to LOST. But there are a few more reasons as well. We did not see the plane crash, instead we saw the helicopter crash. And, we also did not see all of the characters reset.

I have gone back and watched Season 4 over and over again. I have painstakingly counted the days. I have even thought of Daniel saying to Jack and Juliet in S4E5 that 'Your perception of time may not be entirely accurate".

As Season 5 progressed it became apparent that the LOSTies still on the island had entered into TIME OUT period during the days spent between when the Oceanic 6 left the island and their actual return. See TIME OUT below. Once the Oceanic 6 returned and spent the additional two days required, the Level is ready to change from 5 to 6 when all of the requirements are met.

Here's how the requirements were met:

To proceed to Level 6, the Losties needed to work together once again and meet several requirements:

1) All of the LOSTies have to be in 'good' roles
2) They have to be cooperating with each other for "The Greater Good"
3) Someone has to take on the role of the Leader
4) The Fail Safe has to be identified and utilized
5) The Hurley Bird needs to appear
6) The White Rabbit needs to go down the hole
7)We need to see the plane crash at the beginning of the new Level



And here's how the requirements were met as of S5E16 & S5E17

1) Good Roles - All of the LOSTies were in 'good roles'

Jack/Leader
S5E17 Leading g the effort to use Jughead's core

Juliet/Sacrifice
S56E17 Willing to die to complete the task of setting off Jughead's core

Kate/Lifeguard
S5E17 Trying to stop Juliet from falling down the well

Sayid/Patient
S5E17 Hurt and actually in a neutral role where his actions have no consequences

Sawyer/Lifeguard
S5E17 Trying to stop Juliet from falling down the well

Hurley/Nursemaid
S5E17 Watching over Sayid

Miles/Nursemaid
S5E17 Watching over Sayid

Jin/Nursemaid
S5E17 Watching over Sayid

Locke/Dead
S5E17 Dead is Dead

Lapidus/Prisoner
S5E17 Ilana's prisoner

Sun/Prisoner
S5E17 Taken by the Smoke Monster/Esau to the statue thinking that he was acting on the LOSTies behalf

 


You can cross reference the situations listed in the chart above by checking the Another Life section of this website or by reading the transcripts


2) Cooperation - Although they are separated into several groups all of the LOSTies are working together for "The Greater Good". All of the LOSTies on the main island are working together to use Jughead, and Lapidus and Sun whether they like it or not are currently with the Others

3) The Leader - Jack leads the on-island LOSTies on the quest to set off Jughead

4) The Fail Safe - Jughead's core

5) The Hurley Bird - The incredibly loud birds chirping as they make their final modifications to Jughead's core

6) The White Rabbit - Juliet went down the hole

7) We did not see the plane crash, however we did see the outside of the plane (Flight 815)


Level 5 Instructions
In S4E7, Bernard offers Jin the following advice "You make bad choices, bad things happen to you" and "You make good choices and then good things..." Giving the first indication in the game that bad things will happen to the various characters if they make bad choices. This is part of the discussion where Bernard explains why he and Rose chose to stay with Jack rather than going with Locke "Because it was the right thing to do, Locke is a murderer". Juliet also warns Sun about leaving Jack's group to join Locke saying "This is a bad idea". The implication is that anything bad that now happens to Locke is probably a result of the game punishing him due to his own bad choices.

In S4E7, Kate draws a map to New Otherton for Sun and Jin, although, Sun finally decides not to join Locke as a result of her conversation with Juliet.

Gault says in S4E8 that "The rules of desertion still apply to everyone", this goes along with what we have seen before, that leaving is not an option in the game.

In S4E8, when asks by Sayid why he is on the Kahana, Michael replies "I'm here to die". He also attempts suicide four times in S4E8, by smashing his car into a cargo container, by trying to shoot himself in the alley, by trying to shoot himself in his room and by activating the bomb. In all cases, he fails. Tom/Mr. Friendly tells him in the alley that "The island won't let you" and the note that pops up from the bomb says "Not Yet". Both Tom/Mr. Friendly and Ben essentially tell Michael the same thing, that he has work to do before he can die. This is obviously a case of course correction, Michael will not be able to commit suicide before he completes whatever the task is that he needs to do.

When Michael asks Tom/Mr. Friendly about the ability of the Others to leave the island in S4E8, "So, you people can just come and go?", Tom/Mr. Friendly replies "Some of us". It implies that only some of the Others can leave the island, while some of them cannot.

In S4E8 Tom/Mr. Friendly gives Michael a black file that contains pictures of pictures of the cemetery in Thailand where Widmore dug up the 324 bodies, a copy of the invoice for the used plane and he tells Michael "That's not your plane. It's a phony. A man named Widmore put it down there and he staged the whole wreck".

In S4E9 when Locke asks Ben about the smoke monster again, Ben tells him "You can ask Jacob". Then, when Sawyer asks "Who the hell's Jacob?", Ben answers that "He's the man who's gonna tell us what to do next". Indicating that Jacob is going to provide them with some "Further Instructions".

Alex's Death and The Rules

In S4E9, we were given what appear to be some new rules, those that concern Ben and Widmore killing each other's family members. In the past, when we have been given new rules, they have been pretty cut and dried as to their meaning. However, the whole scenario of Alex's death is curious and somewhat contradictory.

Keamy was holding Alex as his Prisoner and threatening to shoot "your daughter" if Ben did not come out of the house. Next, Ben did a curious thing, he denied that Alex was his daughter and admitted to kidnapping her as a baby from Danielle. But when Keamy killed Alex, Ben was stunned by it and said that "He changed the rules." A little later in the episode, when Ben entered Widmore's bedroom, we learned that Ben was referring to Widmore when he said "He changed the rules".

The question is, if Ben thought that neither he, nor Widmore, could kill each other's family members then why didn't he just continue to insist that Alex was his daughter, instead of denying her as his daughter? If it is true that they can't kill each other's family, then insisting she was his daughter should have kept her safe, but instead, he did the opposite and denied her. apparently leaving Keamy free to kill her.

Ben and Widmore then have an interesting exchange in Widmore's bedroom regarding Alex's death. Ben says "I'm here because you murdered my daughter" and Widmore comes back with "...we both know very well I didn't murder her at all, you did". Ben responds 'No, that's not true" and Widmore says "Yes, it is". Why does Widmore blame Ben for Alex's death?

is there actually a rule against killing each other's family members? If there is no such rule, why did Ben think there was? And why did Ben deny Alex was his daughter and admit to being a kidnapper. And why would Widmore accuse Ben of being responsible for her death?

I'm not sure but here are a few thoughts I have had about all of this.

It may be possible that Ben has become subject to the rule we learned from Bernard in S4E7, that is, if "You make bad choices, bad things happen to you". Perhaps killing his own father somehow left him open to allowing other members of his family to be killed. I'm not sure if that is the case here.

Further, if Widmore could actually change the rules, then why couldn't he change the rule that he and Ben can't kill each other?

Another thought has to do with the concept of their Roles at the time of Alex's death. Ben was in the role of Daddy, Alex was in the role of a Prisoner. Ben stops and appears to be thinking over his options for a second and then suddenly switches to the role of Kidnapper and bang- Keamy kills Alex. It was interesting to note that this was the very first time that Ben admitted to Kidnapping Alex from Danielle.

Did Ben's sudden switch from Daddy to Kidnapper play a part in Alex's death? As the Kidnapper, he freely admits that Alex is not his daughter, and therefore Keamy would be allowed to kill her. Then how would Widmore's comments fit into this? Does it imply that by Ben allowing himself to switch from Daddy to Kidnapper that Ben caused her death? What caused the switch in Ben's roles? If the 'bad' player caused it, what was the reasoning? Could it have simply been done deliberately by the 'bad' player to escalate the war? Could Ben have somehow stopped the switch from Daddy to Kidnapper or was it out of his control? There have been memory lapses associated with role changes in the past. Did Ben have some sort of lapse in his memory of the rules as a consequence of switching roles?

My answer is, I don't know. But I'm sure we'll be learning more as we go along. Especially since in S5E16 we learn that Jacob's nemesis was able to find a loophole, he found a way to trick Ben into killing Jacob. So perhaps this explains why Widmore couldn't kill Alex but Keamy could do it for him.

S4E10 brings us more examples of files on people. Jack is shown carrying Ms. Berenberg's file, Dr. Erika Stevenson gives Jack a file on Ryan Laker and Jack is later seen examining this file when he is looking at Ryan's xrays.

S4E10 also gave us the fact that even though the smoke monster attacked Keamy's men, they all seem to have survived. When asked about this in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel after the show aired, Carlton Cuse stated that "The monster has different rules for different people". Cuse also answers Rose's question on why Jack got sick on an island that actually cures people and Cuse answered that "Jack gets sick because he is not in communion with the island". This is the first indication we have a possible answer for why Ben got his cancerous tumor and ties in with Richard Alpert's statement to Locke in S3E19 that the Others are concerned that Ben is too obsessed with the pregnancy issues.

S4E11 Locke tells Hurley "Hopefully, the man who lives in the cabin can tell us what to do about the people who are trying to kill us" and when Locke finds Horace Goodspeed, Horace provides instructions when he tells Locke "You gotta find me John, you gotta find me... and when you do, you'll find him" when Locke asks "Who?", Horace replies "Jacob, he's been waiting for you for a real long time". When Locke does find Horace's body in the pit, he finds a map in Horace's pocket that leads him to Jacob's cabin.

S4E11 Captain Gault tells Keamy that it is not protocol for him to open the safe by himself and then Keamy extracts what he refers to as the "secondary protocol" which has the same Dharma logo on it that was seen on Ben's jacket in S4E9. Keamy tells Gault that "It says where Linus is going".

In S4E11 Locke tells Abbadon "You should read my file and he replies "I did read your file"

Finally, in S4E11 Locke asks Christian Shephard, "How do I save the island?" and he later tells Ben "He wants me to move the island"

In S4E12 Ben gives Locke specific instructions on what to do "You're going to go into the greenhouse through that hole there. Once inside you're gonna turn left, go about 20 paces until you see a patch of Antheriums on your left. They're in an alcove against the north wall. Face that wall, reach down with your left hand, you'll find a switch that activates the elevator. The elevator takes you down to the actual Orchid station." There is one other type of instructions that we see, but that is not mentioned. As Desmond leaves the pilot of the Kahana to find out what is causing the RF interference with the fathometer, he passes a set of life jacket instructions that are on the wall near the door.

S4E13 Locke is seen looking at a book of instructions to help him find his way into the Orchid. Once in the Orchid, there are a series of Dharma manuals located on the shelves. Dr. Halliwax provides instructions via the Orchid Orientation Video.

In S4E13 Ben provides us with what appears to be a very important rule in the game when Ben tells Locke "Whoever moves the island can never come back"

In S5E16 we learn that there are indeed rules about there only being one 'Leader' of the Others at a time, that the Leader of the Others answers to Jacob, that Jacob is responsible for Richard not ageing, that Jacob's nemesis needed a loophole to kill Jacob, that Faraday left explicit instructions on how to remove Jughead's core and use it, that the Others attempt to identify candidates- presumably for the role of' Leader'

 

     
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I do not believe that we saw a Level change in S4E13.

I think S413 may have been a well crafted episode that was designed to confuse the audience into thinking the Level had changed. My primary reason for saying this is that although all of the requirements seem to have been met for a level change, it appears that one big requirement was not met, the Level appears to have been two days short of its required 8 days. As of S5E7 we still have not seen the crash of the Oceanic 815, or the reset of the characters that accompanies a Level change. Most notably, Vincent should be missing as the White Rabbit at the beginning of a new Level, and he was noticeably present in S5E1 and S5E2.

I believe we are in some sort of a "Time Out" period, and will remain in it until all of the Oceanic 6 come back to the island, and then they will have to spend another 2 days on the island (Day 103-104) before the Level changes to Level 6.

Why have a "Time Out"?

I think it represents a penalty because the Oceanic 6 left before the 108 days were up. It appears as if we have already been given the primary objectives for the "Time Out" period. The Oceanic 6 have to get back to the island to complete the 2 days remaining in Level 5 before the change can occur to Level 6. and then they will still have to complete the total number of 108 days required on the island.

During the "Time Out", the remaining LOSTies will have their own objectives. That is, to stay alive, to interact with the Dharma Initiative and for Sun and Lapidus, it will mean finding a way to reunite with the LOSTies that are in 1977.

The beginning episodes of the "Time Out" introduced us to new locations which have included the Army Camp, the Outer Wall of the Temple, and the Well. As Season 5 has progressed we have also been given an inside view of the Dharma Barracks.

The "Time Out" also gave us a new obstacle for the LOSTies to overcome, the on-island flashes. As they move around in time they were faced with many new challenges. For instance, Sawyer, Juliet, etc. flashing back in time, but the after the Swan Hatch imploded, which meant they had to stay there and wait for another flash to bring them to a time when the Swan Hatch was still intact. Or Locke being shot by Ethan near the plane.

One can't help but think that Locke being shot by Ethan as he climbs the cliff is an answer to the question as to why Locke had problems with his legs near the drug plane back in S1E20 when Boone climbs the cliff because Locke's legs are suddenly not working for him, or in S2E21 when Eko climbs the cliff because Locke's legs are suddenly not working for him. We have now learned from Daniel that "Whatever happened, happened" and "If it didn't happen, it can't happen". Therefore, the fact that his legs were not working in S1E20 and S2E2 now makes perfect sense, Locke was suffering from the injury caused when he was shot by Ethan in S5E1.

These new on-island flashes are providing all sorts of answers as our LOSTies go back to some of the locations we have visited before and get to see and experience some things that will provide some answers. Who knows, maybe this is how we'll finally learn who the two dead skeletons in the cave belong to?

The on-island time travel flashes continued into S5E4 where the LOSTies traveled back to the Swan Hatch on the night that Aaron was born which was also the same night that Boone died. They also traveled back in time to find the recent wreckage from Danielle's ship the Besixdouze. Jin was rescued from the ocean by Danielle and her team in 1988. Now that we know that Jin is traveling in time along with Sawyer, Locke, Juliet, Daniel, Charlotte and Miles, I assume that Jin will join back up with the LOSTies.

Sawyer, Locke, Juliet, Daniel, Charlotte and Miles also came across the deserted beach camp. However, no indication was given as to when it had actually occurred. My money is on the idea of this being sometime in the future and that the people in the second outrigger canoe may actually be some of the Oceanic 6 after they have returned to the island.

In S5E5 we get our first look at the outer walls of the Temple and the Well near the Orchid, both are new locations.

The biggest question I got in emails after S5E5 was whether or not Locke climbing down the well in the Role of the "White Rabbit" and as "Sacrifice" when turning the wheel (using a Fail Safe) constituted a change from Level 5 to Level 6.

I stated above that we were two days short of the required 8 days for the completion of Level 5. (Since many fans have asked me if I could include some information about what has happened during the various on-island time travel flashes, I have created a pdf document of the various flashes that you can read here if you are interested.)

We are also faced with the question regarding the fact that the obituary for Jeremy Bentham stated that he (Locke) had a teenaged son when he died. There is a translation of the obituary of the man in the coffin that is posted all over the internet. It claims that the obituary says "The body of Jeremy Bentham of New York was found shortly after 4 am in the 4300 block of Grand Avenue. Ted Worden, a doorman at the Tower Lofts complex, heard loud noises coming from the victim's loft. Concerned for tenants' safety, he entered the loft and found the body hanging from a beam in the living room. according to Jamie Ortiz, a police spokesperson, the incident was deemed a suicide after medical tests. Bentham is survived by one teenaged son. Memorial services will be held at the Hoffs-Drawlar Funeral Home tomorrow evening."

In S5E7 Locke wants Abbadon to find Helen, At first Abbadon claims he can't find Helen, then he shows Locke her grave. Is this just a con? Is Helen actually alive and did she have a son that Locke doesn't know about?

S5E6 showed us the flash that occurred on Flight 316, but in S4E7 we saw that Frank Lapidus was able to land Fight 316, just as he was able to land the helicopter on the island.

I think the fact that Jack woke up in the jungle flat on his back at the beginning of S5E6, just as he did in S1E1, was just another deliberate attempt to mislead fans into thinking that a level change has occurred. In S5E8 we once again had a number of the criteria needed for a Level change to occur appear in this episode. Especially the scene with Jerry starting the tape player in the security center at the Barracks that was so similar to the beginning of Level 2 with Desmond putting on the record, or the start of Level 3 with Juliet putting in the CD. Heck, we even had a Hurley Bird calling out as Amy sits by dead Paul.

For now, I am holding on to my opinion that once again, although most of the criteria seem to have been met, the number of days spent on-island by the LOSTies has not been the required number of days yet.

And based on Mrs. Hawking telling Desmond that "the island isn't done with you, yet", and what Abaddon said in S4E7 about Walt having to return, it looks like at least Desmond and Walt, and possibly Aaron and Ji Yeon may all have to come back.

In S5E8 we learned that Sawyer, Juliet, Miles, Daniel and Jin flashed to 1974 when Locke turned the wheel and that they have spent three years in New Otherton and that it is now 1977 for them. And that Jack, Kate and Hurley wound up in 1977 after the flash on Flight 316.

In S5E9, we finally learned that it is 30 years later on Alcatraz. Which obviously opens up the door for some additional time travel in order for Sun and Lapidus, as well as Ben to join back up with the rest of the group.

So just how will the LOSTies all join up together again? As of S5E16 & S6E17 , it looks like the flash that occurred as Juliet was banging the black rock against Jughead's core will be the flash that will reunite our LOSTies in one time period.

S5E12 provided gave us several interesting items that are normally associated with a level change. We saw a stuffed bird in the office in the Hydra that could very well have been a Hurley Bird when it was alive, we had Ben and Locke as White Rabbits when they climbed down into the hole beneath the wall of the Temple and then Ben as a White Rabbit when he fell through the floor into the Smoke Monster's chamber. But, we didn't have the other criteria met since, there was no Failsafe, not all LOSTies are acting for the Greater Good, etc.

S5E13 provided us with a curious red flash that was seen in the sky over New Otherton and with lots of birds heard chirping in New Otherton as Roger is sitting on the swing.

S5E14 also gave us birds chipping when Daniel was speaking with Young Charlotte.



Time Out Instructions
During the Time Out we have been given many instructions about the fact that the past can not be changed.

S5E1 Dr. Pierre Chang says "There are rules, rules that can't be broken" when Tony implies that they could change the past by manipulating time,

Daniel also tells us in S5E1 that Ben's actions have dislodged the island in time and that they are now traveling in time. Daniel further indicates that they can move forward or backwards in time when he says "We're either in the past or in the future".

Daniel also tells us about trying to change things in the past. "That's not the way it works. You cannot change anything, you can't." and "Time, it's like a street. We can move forward on the street, we can move in reverse. But you can not ever create a new street. If we try to do anything different, we will fail. Every time.", "Whatever happened, happened" and that "If it didn't happen, it can't happen". Daniel's warning was reminiscent of Mrs. Hawking's warning to Desmond in S3E8 about Course Corrections

We also have Richard telling Locke in S5E1 that in order to save the island, that Locke will have to get the Oceanic 6 back and when Locke questions how he will accomplish that, Richard says"You're going to have to die"

Daniel instructs Desmond that the LOSTies are in trouble and that Daniel must find his mother at Oxford.

One of the most telling things about the Roles to date is when Daniel says to Desmond "The rules don't apply to you. You're special. You're uniquely and miraculously special."

I have been battling with another major issue since the end of Season 2 that I have not wanted to bring up until now. It has to do with Walt and whether or not he is in danger of dying. The following information has also been added below in the Deaths section.

As many of you know, I correctly predicted the deaths of a few characters. Although no one seemed to care when I predicted that Michael would die within a few day of getting back to the island, or when I predicted that some of the rest of the LOSTies would die. But, I have to say that I have never had as much angry email as when I correctly predicted that Charlie would die. Or that Locke would die.

And so, I haven't wanted to say anything about Walt possibility being in danger of dying, because I was concerned with the possible backlash I would get. But there have always seemed to be limited options for Walt to be able to survive.

It has to do with the number of days he will have spent on the island. The LOSTies have to spend a total of 108 days on the island, and they are just few days short of the total (only 4 on-island days remain in the game. If Walt is required to go back as well as the Oceanic 6, he doesn't possibly have enough time to make up the days since he left the island. He left on Day 65, that would mean he would need to have another 43 days on the island.

There seems to be only three possible options for Walt:

1) If Walt has to go back, and had gone back with the Oceanic 6. There would not have been not enough time left for him to complete 108 days on the island before Season 6 ends. He would have to die because there is no way for him to complete this game requirement.

2) The only way that seemed likely for Walt to complete the 108 on island days would be for him to get back to the island at least 37 island days before the rest of the Oceanic 6 arrive. That didn't happen before the end of Level 5.

3) This is the best option for Walt's fans. He is not required to go back because of some rule we are unaware of, or because he has been designated in the role of special so many times. Fortunately, S5E1 gave us this possible reason for Walt to be able to live, when Daniel says to Desmond "The rules don't apply to you. You're special. You're uniquely and miraculously special." If Walt is also special, then perhaps the rules don't apply to him either.

So go ahead, email away. I've cleaned out my inbox so I can get all the angry emails that will be yelling at me for even suggesting he could die.

Further instructions appeared in S5E1, where files and manuals can be seen in the room that Sun is locked in at the airport.

Mrs. Hawking is back in S5E2. We first saw her in S3E8 when she provides Desmond with specific instructions (see above) . In S5E2 she tells Ben something very important. She has been working on the computer, where we see the words "Event Window Determined" across the screen. She warns Ben that he has only 70 hours left to get The Oceanic 6 back to the island. The implication is that Mrs. Hawking has identified a way for Ben and the Oceanic 6 to get back to the island, but there is a time limit. She uses several maps and a Foucault Pendulum to draw intersecting lines for her calculations.

There are several instruction manuals seen near Mrs. Hawking which seem to have Dharma logos on them, although the actual type of Dharma logo can't be clearly seen; in S5E6 we finally learn that this is the Lamp Post Station.

Other instructions in S5E2 include Ana Lucia's instructions to Hurley about getting "...new clothes, then you need to go to a safe house and take Sayid to somebody you trust" and delivers a warning to Hurley "...stay away from the cops and do not get arrested". Sayid warns that Hurley should do the opposite of anything that Ben tells him to do. When Hurley comes face to face with Ben, he ignores Ana Lucia's instructions about being arrested and follows Sayid's instructions by turning himself into the police.

Instructions in S5E3 include Daniel's instructions to Ellie to seal the leak in the H-bomb with lead and to bury Jughead in concrete. Curiously, below Jughead there is an octagonal concrete pad that has what looks like a man hole cover, indicating that something is already below Jughead.

There were also some files in S5E3 scattered across the floor of Daniel's old lab at Oxford.

S5E4 was just chock full of files and instructions. Everybody seemed to be dealing with files of one type or another. Sun has a file, Dan Norton carries files to his meeting with Kate and Dan also gives a file to Ben, Dr. Evelyn Ariza has a file, files are visible in the hospital, Dan Norton gives Carole Littleton a file and Tony caries a file into Sayid's room that he refers to as orders. By far the most interesting of these was Sun's file. Be sure to see the game references for S5E4 on the Games page to read about what was hidden inside of Sun's report.

By far, my favorite instruction reference was Hurley telling Jack "Dude, I'm totally cool. I'm in County lockup... and tell Sayid I did exactly as he said. I'm totally safe, Ben's not gonna get me now". I can't wait to see Hurley's reaction when he sees the rest of the Oceanic 6 cooperating with Ben.

in S5E5 Charlotte supplies instructions when she tells Locke to "Look for the well" and "You'll find it at the well".

S5E5 shows us Christian Shepard giving Locke instructions about what to do "On the other side of this column here, is a wheel that's slipped off its axis, all you have to do is give it a little push" and "There's a woman living in Los Angeles. Now, once you get all of your friends together. and then once you've persuaded them to join you, and it must be all of them, everyone who left. This woman will tell you exactly how to come back' and Locke asks "What if I can only convince some of them to come back?"

S5E6 has Mrs. Hawking giving us lots of instructions on how the Oceanic 6 can get back to the island. She explains the use of the pendulum (1, 2, 3, 4,), the equations on the blackboards (1, 2), the unique pockets of electromagnetic energy located around the world, the windows that are only open for brief periods of time and a binder that contains a list of flights and their air routes that will fly directly across the coordinates of the location of where the island should be at a particular time (including Ajira Flight 31), a stack of manuals near her computer and more files in her office (1, 2, 3).

Of course, Mrs. Hawking's instructions that "If you want to return, you need to recreate as best you can, the circumstances that brought you there in the first place" probably produced one of the best scenes ever to show just how important props and the Roles are on this show. All we have to do, is see the prop they are carrying or see what they are doing and we know who they are attempting to recreate. Locke is wearing Christian's shoes to act as his proxy. Hurley carries a guitar case, like Charlie did. Hurley comforts Caesar, just as Jack comforted Rose. Jack is carrying a letter just as Sawyer did. They are all transporting another body to the island, just as Jack transported his father's body. Sayid is in handcuffs and has a Marshall extraditing him, just as Kate did. Sun is touching Jin's wedding ring, just as Rose touched Bernard's ring. Ben gets up and moves around, just as Charlie and Bernard did. Ben was late boarding, just as Hurley was. Caesar is of Middle Eastern decent, just like Sayid and, based on his condolences to Jack in the airport, may be a priest and therefore a proxy for Mr. Eko. They are all now millionaires thanks to the generous settlements they got from Oceanic Air, just as Hurley was a millionaire. Lapidus is the proxy for Seth Norris the pilot. Ben's injured arm represents Locke's injured legs. The stewardesses are proxies for Cindy. There are kids on board that are proxies for Emma and Zack.

Which raises the final question- who is Claire's proxy? Is it the blonde who was in the airport that looked so much like Claire? Or does it mean that one of the females on Flight 316 is pregnant? Is it Kate? Or could Ilana, the Marshall who is a law enforcement officer just like Ana Lucia, or one of the stewardesses, also be pregnant? I have been trying to decide if Kate's sunglasses were trying to recreate Nikki being a TV star, or if Shannon had sunglasses on her head when she boarded the plane. And although I think I remember someone wearing a sleep mask on Flight 815 like Hurley is wearing, for the life of me, I can't remember who it was. Let me know if you can think of anything I've missed.

In S5E6 we learned that Mrs. Hawking told Desmond that "the island is not done with you yet". So it looks like he has to come back.

S5E7 gives us Abbadon questioning Locke because Locke had said that they all had to come back, including Walt. Which also implies that Aaron and Ji Yeon will have to return as well.

S5E7 also provides lots of files and instructions via files found in several locations. Widmore gives Locke a green file with pictures of Sayid, there are file cabinets and files in the Hydra office and there are files on the desk in the Tunisian hospital. And Caesar finds copies of Danielle's maps (1, 2) and a copy of the illustration that was seen in Daniel's journal

S5E8 provided very little in the way of instructions. There were some files visible in the Medical Station (1, 2) and a nurse is seen looking at Amy's chart. Probably the most important information we gained is that the truce between the Others and Dharma is shaky at best, that the death of the two Others required that Paul's body be taken by Richard because ".. my people need some kind of justice" and that the giant statue is very old.

S5E9 provides lots of files and manuals. They are seen throughout the Processing Center (1, 2) in the Flame Station (1, 2) and in the Security Center at the Barracks (1). Sawyer provides Jack, Kate and Hurley with instructions on how to get through the Processing Center procedures without revealing that they are not Dharma recruits. Sawyer also has an excellent method of letting Sayid in on what to say and do when he questions him in the Flame Station.

S5E9 also has Ben giving Lapidus instructions on how to find the dock on the main island, which ironically leads to Sun whacking Ben in the head with the oar since she realizes that she doesn't need Ban now that she and Frank know how to get there.

In S5E9, Sun and Lapidus are in 2007 and Christian tells them "I'm sorry, but you have a bit of a journey ahead of you" indicates that Christian is going to help Sun and Lapidus to time travel to get to the rest of the LOSTies who are in 1977.

S5E10 showed the files and manuals in the Security Center again.

S5E10 also gave us the statement by Horace at the group meeting that "We have a rule of law". He seems to be implying that Sayid, who they believe to be an Other, can be killed for simply crossing the sonic fence and thereby breaking the truce. If that is the case, they why didn't Richard demand that Amy be killed along with Paul and the man killed by the Others? Or is this just the law that New Otherton goes by for themselves? Radzinsky's threat to call Ann Arbor would indicate that he knew that the people in Ann Arbor would agree that killing Sayid would be their choice as well.

While the various red flashes have continued throughout the Time Out into S5E10, this episode starting show us some curious blue flashes. There were three distinct scenes when these occurred. The first is the blue flashes seen as Sayid is breaking into Ivan Andropov's apartment, the second blue flash is seen outside the hotel room window when Sayid is removing Ilana's boot and the third blue flash occurs when Sayid and Young Ben are traveling in the jungle.

Next, Locke's death. Did he provide Ben with information that Ben didn't have previously about Mrs. Hawking knowing how to help the Oceanic 6 get back to the island? It sure seemed like Ben was shocked to hear about Mrs. Hawking, and that once he had that information he felt he could kill Locke. But is it possible that when Locke told Ben that Jin was alive, that Ben realized that Locke would keep his promise to Jin and never recruit Sun to return? Is that the real reason why Ben killed Locke? To be sure that Ben could get Sun to return? It actually seems more likely that the real reason Ben killed Locke was to be sure he could get Sun back to the island.

As I also stated on my What's New page, I think Locke is DEAD. I am sorry to disappoint fans who think that he has miraculously risen from the dead, especially after all the hints about resurrection in the last few episodes, but I think he is dead. So how are the passengers from Flight 316 seeing Locke? Simple, I think that he is just like Christian, a manifestation of the Monster. And I think that is the reason why Ilana tells Caesar that they found a man in a suit standing in the water. Just like Christian was seen in S1E5. But I firmly believe that both Christian and Locke are DEAD.

S5E11 gave us gave us some of the definitive rules of Time Travel on LOST. Especially now that we have learned that that we are dealing with one time line and not multiple time lines as some fans had claimed. I loved both the "Back to the Future" discussion and the discussion about time travel between Miles and Hurley. And I have decided to include a clip of the lengthy discussion here because there are some fans who may want to watch it again. As for the question as to why the adult Ben won't remember being shot by Sayid as a child, Richard Alpert answered that question when he said that Young Ben would "forget this ever happened".

S5E12 gave us lots of information about rules. Charles Widmore is accused of leaving the island frequently and having a daughter with an outsider; and he is banished from the island by Ben for these actions as they are against the rules. Ben tells Sun "Dead is Dead" and "You don't get to come back from that, not even here", so the island can not undo death. And finally we learned that Ben actually came back to the island to be judged by the Smoke Monster for Alex's death.

What are the similarities and differences between the scenes where Ben is being judged by the Smoke Monster in S5E12 and when we saw Mr. Eko being judged by the Smoke Monster (Yemi) in S3E5? Both are in the role of 'Man of Faith' as they are being judged and both see Flashes of their lives in the smoke. The big difference is that Ben is repentant for his sins and is allowed to live, while Mr. Eko was not repentant and was killed.

S5E13 gave us the same files and manuals that we have seen before in the Security Center, but in this episode, we see Horace not only looking through a file, but he actually picks up a manual and seems to refer to it.

     
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Level 6/Season 6

At the end of Season 5 we had met all of the criteria for the change from Level 5 to Level 6, except for seeing the scene of the crash of Flight 815. Back in May, I had said that I hoped to see the crash at the beginning of this season, but we haven't seen it yet. As you know I have been adamantly saying that we haven't had the change from Level 5 to Level 6 because we haven't seen the crash of Flight 815. I've gone back and I've watched every episode from this season again

Especially since we have had so many indicators this season that the level has changed (new locations, a new group of Others, resets to the roles required at the beginning of each new level, etc etc.). And I've re-watched every single episode from past seasons when a level has changed

I kept looking at the episodes where levels changed and the scenes of the plane crash; and instead of concentrating on what was similar, I was concentrating on what was missing. It finally dawned on me and I had a eureka moment

What S6E1 had in common with these other episodes where Levels changed was one simple fact, not that we saw the crash of Flight 815, BUT THAT WE SAW THE OUTSIDE OF THE PLANE. So I also went back and checked other episodes from past seasons

And damned if wasn't true, we only see the outside of the plane in episodes where Levels change. Oceanic Flight 815 doesn't need to crash after all, we just need to see the outside of the plane

So here it is, I am officially stating that Level 6 began in S6E1. Therefore I have gone back and removed the section her that was named "What Happened to Level 6?"; and have revised the information that was previously in that section and added it to the pertinent info in this Level 6 section

So, I humbly apologize to all of you that I had been so stubborn and insistent on a view of the crash of Flight 815. I was wrong. It now appears as if simply seeing the outside of the plane was enough

S6E6 ended at sundown on the night of Day 105. Yes, S6E1-S6E6 covered only one day

S6E7 and S6E8 covered Day 106. In fact, S6E8 ended at dinner time for the FLockettes on Day 106

S6E9 Begins on the beach at the end of Day 106 and ends on the morning of Day 107

S6E10 Starts on the evening of Day 106 in the FLockettes camp and ends the night of Day 107 in both the beach camp and in the FLockettes camp

S5E11 takes place on the night of Day 107

As of the end of S6E13, Day 108 has now been completed. Now all that's left is for the LOSTies to accomplish all of their objectives and requirements to end Level 6 and the game. I have been referring to the alterverse as another game. But perhaps it is just a special requirement for Level 6 to end. Maybe this eighth requirement is that all of the LOSTies have to be brought together in one place and remember the crash of Flight 815 and being on the island. In that case, the role that Desmond has been in of Advisor, is very important to concluding Level 6 and winning the game

Level 6 Objectives:
As with all new Levels, we get new locations. By S6E5 we have seen several new locations: the Temple, the Lighthouse, the cave with the names on the walls, Claire's camp, the stone bench where Esau/MIB hangs out and the well that FLocke throws Desmond into. It also appears as if the primary objective for Level 6 will be to somehow defeat the "Someone bad"/FLocke (that Jacob was indicating was going to the Temple) and whomever he is able to recruit to his side

As of S6E5 we are still on the day after Jacob was killed by Ben, and Juliet set off Jughead

In S6E4 there were lots and lots of flashes. There are three white flashes as the smoke monster is traveling. The first is as it leaves New Otherton, the second is as it is moving through the jungle and the third is just when it stops moving near the machete. There are also several red flashes. There are two in New Otherton as the smoke monster travels through. The first appears in the lower center of the screen and the second appears in the lower right of the screen. There are also two red flashes as the smoke monster travels through the jungle toward Richard (1, 2). And a final red flash can be seen in the cave.

Perhaps one of the most obvious red flashes is the one seen in S6E5 when Hurley and Jack reach the Lighthouse. It is well known that only the first floor of the Lighthouse was built as a prop, the rest of outside of the Lighthouse was computer generated. But as the camera pans up to the top of the Lighthouse, there is a red flash. It had to be placed there deliberately.

So what is happening? It appears that using the Failsafe Jughead did not result in completely un-doing the entire string of events leading up to the original crash of Flight 815, but actually resulted in the creation of two alternate realities.

Before she died, Juliet said "It didn't work" but when Miles puts his ear to the ground, he says that he heard "It worked". I have serious doubts that what Miles heard actually came from Juliet, as he is trying to listen you can actually hear some of the sounds that the smoke monster makes. I think it was the smoke monster that Miles heard and not Juliet. In that case, Juliet would be right in that it didn't work.

The first is the reality of the original story line which continues to take place on the island. In this reality, all detonating Jughead appears to have accomplished was to fatally injure Juliet, blow up the Swan Hatch site and jump them through time once more to get Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, Jin, Sayid and the dying Juliet to 2008.

In the second reality, we have Flight 815 safely landing in LA. But there are some odd things in this reality that are very different than what we saw on the original Flight 815. Most obviously, the plane doesn't crash. However, there are some more subtle differences as well. And to truly appreciate these differences, you really need to know LOST.

What's different? Here are some examples for starters. Their seat assignments have been switched around. Boone is traveling without Shannon. Desmond is on the plane on this trip. As evidenced by his passport, Sayid is an Iranian, not an Iraqi and he is five years younger than we had been told he is. Sun and Jin aren't married, as she is not wearing a wedding ring and is called Ms. Paik. Rose calms Jack down instead of the other way around. And Hurley the Millionaire says he is the luckiest guy alive. On top of all of these and many others, we have Jack who seems a little befuddled that they didn't crash, he then asks Desmond if they have met before, and then we see Jack staring into the mirror in the bathroom in S6E1 as if he is trying to figure out what is happening. Then in S6E3 Jack and Kate exchange glances at each other as if they recognize each other is some way other than bumping into each other on the plane.

Regarding roles in the alternate reality, it is entirely possible that some of the roles in the alternate reality that had been good roles are now bad ones and vice versa. For instance Hurley tells Sawyer that "Nothing bad ever happens to me, I'm the luckiest guy alive". It could mean that the role of millionaire in the alternate reality is now a good one, not a bad one. Just be aware that I will continue to catalogue roles according to the way I have been doing it all along. It would be a logistical nightmare for me to try and re-catorgorize good and bad roles in the alternate reality.

Regarding roles in the on-island reality, the Dharma logos seen on the jumpsuits in S6E1 no longer indicate roles after Jughead is detonated.


S6E6 ended at sundown on the night of Day 105. Yes, S6E1-S6E6 covered only one day

S6E7 and S6E8 covered Day 106. In fact, S6E8 ended at dinner time for the FLockettes on Day 106

S6E9 Begins on the beach at the end of Day 106 and ends on the morning of Day 107

S6E10 Starts on the evening of Day 106 in the FLockettes camp and ends the night of Day 107 in both the beach camp and in the FLockettes camp

S6E11 takes place on the night of Day 107

S6E12, as of the end of the episode, after the next sunrise, the LOSTies have until approximately 4:00pm, the approximate time that Flight 815 crashed on the island, to accomplish all of their objectives to end Level 6 and the game


Level 6 Instructions:
It seems as if our main source of instructions on the island so far is Jacob.
In S6E1 Jacob instructs Hurley to bring Sayid to the Temple. We get one big piece of information about the rules in S6E4 when the young boy that appears to FLocke warns him "You know the rules. You can't kill him", meaning Jacob. Hmmm.... does that mean that Jacob can find a way to take over someone's body just as FLocke did?

The most obvious instructions that Jacob gives are the ones that he gives to Hurley in S6E5. He tells Hurley how to find the secret way out of the Temple and has Hurley write down the directions to the Lighthouse on his arm (1, 2)

There is a map of Williams Conservatory located under the Exit sign on the wall near where Dogen is standing

In S6E5 Jacob also tells Hurley that Jack has something to do. And more importantly, that "Sometimes you can just hop in the back of someone's cab and tell them what they're supposed to do. Other times... you have to let them look out at the Ocean for a while".

In S6E5 we also see all the files that Jack and Margo are going through to locate Christian's will. Including one of the files that Margo pulls off the shelf that has Arabic writing on it. The word on it means Ya'qub, which is the Arabic version of the name Jacob.

S6E6 gives us more rules when we learn that FLocke can not come in the Temple as long as Dogen was alive. So what about the ashes? Why don't they work if Dogen is dead?

In S6E7, Principal Reynolds tells us that "some of us have to pull double duty". Implying that it is possible to be in two roles at once. For example, in Ben's case, doctor and teacher

Richard gives us a new rule in S6E7 when he says "I can't kill myself" and implies that being touched by Jacob is the reason. We have seen Jacob touch Jack, Sawyer, Hurley, Kate, Sayid, Sun and Jin, and finally Ben, just before he died. It would imply that they can't commit suicide, as Jack surmised when he chose to stay with Richard and the fuse goes out on the dynamite. The question is, does being touched just mean you can't kill yourself, or does it mean that you never age?

There are several maps in Ben's classroom (1, 2), a map of Africa on a students t-shirt and a map on Alex's book in S6E7.

There were also files seen in the following episodes:
S6E3 Files in the room in Mercy Hospital
S6E4 Files on Lynn Karnoff's desk
S6E5 Jack and Margo Shepard go through Christian's file. One of the files that Margo pulls off the shelf that has Arabic writing on it. The word on it means Ya'qub, which is the Arabic version of the name Jacob.
S6E5 There are files on the table in Jack's living/dining room
S6E6 There are files on the shelf in Dogen's "office"
S6E6 Jack is seen flipping though a patient's chart and the nurses are seen carrying files
S6E7 Files near the school secretary's desk
S6E7 Files in Principal Reynolds office
S6E7 Ben caries a file with copies of the emails in it
S6E8 In the police station
S6E10 The black manuals and file cabinets in the customs office
S6E10 The woman standing behind the hotel clerk is reading a black file
S6E10 Zoe enters Room 23 carrying files
S6E11 Files are seen behind Widmore
S6E11 There are manuals on the shelves behind Widmore
S6E11 There are files on the desk and behind the glass wall in the hospital examining room
S6E11 There are files and manuals behind the nurses desk
S6E12 There are files in Dr. Brooks' office (1, 2)
S6E13 There are files in the police station and Sawyer reads from Kate's file (1, 2)
S6E13 There are files near the receptionist's desk
S6E13 There are files near the computer at the hospital

I have stated before that a Man of Faith can face down the smoke monster, as Eko did during his first encounter with it. S6E9 gives us another example of this. Richard does the same thing by praying as the Black Smoke Monster "reads" him with flashes of light. As a result, Richard is spared and the Black Smoke Monster leaves

Jacob tells Ilana that Richard will know what to do. Yet, he insists that the does not, until Isabella tells him through Hurley in S6E9 that he "has to stop the Man in Black"

In S6E10, FLocke tells Jin "the only way we can leave the island is if all the names that haven't been crossed off go together" So, if I am right about the kids being the real six candidates, then FLocke won't be able to leave no matter what he does. I also have to say that I am still leaning toward the possibility that my man Hurley could still be the only one of the LOSTies, besides the kids, that is still a candidate

In S6E10, Jin tells Sun that running away is "forbidden" and Keamy says anyone who works for Paik knows the cardinal rule- hands off the boss's daughter and "I'm sorry. Some people just aren't meant to be together"

In S6E10, Zoe shows Jin the map of the pockets of electromagnetism on the island that he signed

There are red flashes in S6E10. Two of them occur as FLocke comes back to the camp (1, 2) and them there is a series of flashes as FLocke looks at the sonic fence

In S6E11, we have Eloise back giving Desmond some rules: Eloise tells Desmond "Someone has clearly affected the way you see things. This is a serious problem. In fact, it's a violation. So whatever you're doing, whatever it is you think you're looking for... You need to stop looking for it?" and then tells Desmond that he is not ready to see the list yet. Looks like someone is losing some points here as a violation for not following the rules correctly.

S6E11 had lots and lots of flashes. The flashing lights in the generator room; the red light flashing on the piece of equipment Simmons uses; the white flashes in the box when Simmons is killed that can also be seen outside the box; there are several blue flashes as Zoe and Jin walk past the box, as Zoe and Seamus enter the box, and there is a peculiar blue oval flash that appears on Seamus; there are flashing lights inside as Desmond is exposed to the electromagnetic pulses; and of course the white flashes that Desmond experiences between visions of Penny and both Charlie Pace and his son Charlie when he is in the MRI; the white flash Desmond experiences when he is trying to get Charlie out of the car and the doctor flashing a flashlight into Desmond's eyes .

Desmond's primary role in S6E12 and S6E13 was as an Advisor, trying to get all of the LOSTies in the alterverse to remember their "other life"

S6E12 Hurley experiences flashes when he kisses Libby on the beach, the first and fifth ones are white flashes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). There are also some red flashes as Michael and Hurley are speaking (1, 2)

In S6E12, Hurley states that "Dead people are more reliable that alive people", however, I believe that Michael was lying to Hurley when he tried to convince him not to blow up the plane, just to get him to go to FLocke's camp

There is a red dot that appears on Jack in S6E13 as they race to meet up with Sawyer and Kate and there is a flashing red light reflected off the doors of the office building

As of the end of S6E13, Day 108 has now been completed. Now all that's left is for the LOSTies to accomplish all of their objectives and requirements to end Level 6 and the game. I have been referring to the alterverse as another game. But perhaps it is just a special requirement for Level 6 to end. Maybe this eighth requirement is that all of the LOSTies have to be brought together in one place and remember the crash of Flight 815 and being on the island. In that case, the role that Desmond has been in of Advisor, is very important to concluding Level 6 and winning the game

       

 

Deaths

The deaths of characters can be directly related to the 'good' vs. 'bad' roles that they were in at particular times during the game and to the actions that each character took when they were in those roles. As stated above, cooperating for "The Greater Good" is a primary theme of LOST.

Looking at the roles more closely reveals that the deaths of Boone, Shannon, Charlie and Neil aka Frogurt occurred for similar reasons. Likewise the deaths of Ana Lucia and Eko occurred for similar reasons. It also reveals that certain characters, at this point, have a greater chance of dying.

Shannon and Boone
The deaths of Shannon and Boone appear to be the direct result of them each having occupied the 'bad' role of Useless on three separate occasions. Apparently there seems to be a three strikes and your dead rule as far as the role of Useless is concerned.

Ana Lucia and Eko
The deaths of Ana Lucia and Eko are related, as both of these characters killed people while they were in 'good' roles. Ana Lucia killed Jason in S2E8 when she was in the 'good' role of Sheriff and she killed Shannon in S2E6 when she was in the 'good' role of Leader. As for Eko, he killed the drug dealers in S3E5 while he was in the 'good' role of Man of Faith. The monster, in the form of Yemi, asked Eko to confess his sins as a killer while he was in the Man of Faith role. Eko refused to do so when he said to Yemi in S3E5 "I ask for no forgiveness father, for I have not sinned. I have only done what I needed to do to survive" and was killed by the black smoke monster. So it looks as if we now have proof that a Man of Faith may be able to face down the monster. We saw this before in S1E4 when Locke was the Man of Faith and survived his encounter with the monster, and later in S2E10 when Eko faced down the black smoke monster. But, Eko's failure to confess his sins in S3E5, while he was in a 'good' role, resulted in his death.

Alex
You should check the discussion above on Alex's Death and the Rules. I believe it may somehow be related to the fact that this is the very first time that Ben admits that he kidnapped Alex as a baby

Arzt
The death of Arzt in S1E23 was a direct result of his failure to cooperate for "The Greater Good". In S2E23, the only LOSTie that is rude and insists that he, and he alone, can perform a particular task is Arzt when they are moving the dynamite. While he was in the 'good ' role of Teacher just before his death, he failed to cooperate. And then he blew to pieces. No wonder he died. He would not have been able to move on to Season 2/Level 2 because he failed to cooperate in his 'good' role

Michael
I believe that the next time we see Michael after the S2 Finale that he will soon be dead for a number of reasons. Primarily because he did not cooperate with the LOSTies for "The Greater Good". First, he used the computer to communicate with Walt. Then he murdered two LOSTies, Ana Lucia and Libby. And finally, he led the LOSTies into a trap and he finished the Season 2 Finale as Daddy, a 'bad' role. For these reasons, I think the next time we see Michael he will either be dead, or will die soon afterwards for his previous actions

In S4E8, when asks by Sayid why he is on the Kahana, Michael replies "I'm here to die". He also attempts suicide four times in S4E8, by smashing his car into a cargo container, by trying to shoot himself in the alley but Tom/Mr. Friendly stops him, by trying to shoot himself in his room but the gun won't fire, and by activating the bomb. In all cases, he fails. Tom/Mr. Friendly tells him in the alley that "The island won't let you" and the note that pops up from the bomb says "Not Yet". Both Tom/Mr. Friendly and Ben essentially tell Michael the same thing, that he has work to do before he can die. This is obviously a case of course correction, Michael will not be able to commit suicide before he completes whatever the task is that he needs to do.

In S4E11, Keamy tries to shoot Michael twice, but Keamy's gun won't fire. Captain Gault tells Keamy about Michael "He's the only one who can fix the engines" So perhaps this is the task that Michael must complete before he will be allowed to die. And when Sayid asks Gault "Michael, is he dead?" Gault replies "No but not for lack of trying"

In S4E13 Michael sees Christian who tells him "You can go now Michael", just before the bomb explodes. Michael is in the role of Sacrifice when this happens. I had predicted way back at the end of Season 2 that when we next saw Michael, he would die soon afterwards.

Locke
Locke has been in danger of dying for a long time.

Locke has been in the 'bad' role of Useless at least twice (S1E6 and S2E21). Being Useless three times appears to be the reason for the deaths of Shannon, Boone and Charlie and perhaps Neil, aka Frogurt.

Has Locke been "Useless" again after the Oceanic 6 left? Maybe they'll be a 'Useless" reference before leaving the island , or maybe we'll see it in one of the meetings he has with the Oceanic 6 off the island.

Locke has also exhibited some behaviors that have seemed to also put him in danger of dying but he always seems to find some kind of an "out".

He fought with Eko over pushing the button, smashed the monitor and, along with Desmond, he locked everyone else out of the hatch. He had moved into the 'bad' role Man of Science. This was a complete lack of cooperation and was completely contrary to the objectives of Level 2. His very last line in the Season 2 Finale has him saying "I was wrong" and then there was his lengthy "I'm sorry" confession to Eko in S3E3. However, it should be remembered that Ana Lucia's apology in S2E16 to Sayid for killing Shannon, where Ana Lucia said "I'm sorry. I'm sorry for what I did", was not enough to allow her to remain alive. While Locke's apology must have been sufficient to allow him continue to be alive in Season 3 and 4, there is another factor that is negatively affecting him.

S3E11 would lead the average viewer to believe that Locke screwed up once again when he blew up the Flame Hatch. However, he was in the good role of the Man of Faith when he was entering the numbers into the computer and he was following the instructions given to him by Marvin Candle/Mark Wickman in the Flame Hatch video.

The last time that Locke was seen in S3E15, he was speaking to Kate and he was in the 'bad' role of Lawyer when he told Kate that he was leaving with the Others. However, we do not know his actions or what role he was in during the last day and a half of Level 3. It is possible that he was in a 'good' role at the very end of Level 3, which would allow him to continue. We won't know until we are shown what he did during that last day and a half.

In S3E19 Locke tells Sawyer "I'm on my own journey now" which means that he has decided to stop acting for the Greater Good. This is just one more thing that is putting Locke in jeopardy of dying.

In S3E20 Locke is shot by Ben/Fake Henry and left for dead. While Locke has shown that the island can heal his paralysis and his injured legs, it will be curious to see if it can cure his gunshot wound. Several characters have died from gunshot wounds (Shannon, Ana Lucia, Libby, Ethan, Danny Pickett and several Others) and Sawyer took an incredible amount of time during the beginning of Season 2 to heal from the gunshot wound to his shoulder. Sayid also took a very long time to heal from the gun shot wound that he got from Patchy in S3E11, he was still healing from it at least 8 days later. Perhaps gunshot wounds to the chest/stomach are fatal. In S3E22 Locke has survived the gunshot wound, trekked to the Radio Tower and attempted to kill Naomi. And then he leaves on his own. It will be interesting to see just how he heals in Season 4.

By S4E1 Locke appears to have healed completely from the gun shot wound. Although, he does show the wound to Sawyer and the group of LOSTies with him in S4E2. Locke has taken over the leadership of the LOSTies who followed him to New Otherton, and he even goes so ar as telling Kate that "this is not a democracy" in S4E4. Also in this episode, he introduces himself to Miles and says "My name is John Locke and I'm responsible for the well being of this island." So he's a leader who apparently cares more about the island than he does for the people under his leadership. That does not bode well for him as he is not leading for "The Greater Good". Further, in S4E7, Bernard offers Jin the following advice "You make bad choices, bad things happen to you" and "You make good choices and then good things..." Giving the first indication in the game that bad things will happen to the various characters if they make bad choices. This is part of the discussion where Bernard explains why he and Rose chose to stay with Jack rather than going with Locke "Because it was the right thing to do, Locke is a murderer". Juliet also warns Sun about leaving Jack's group to join Locke saying "This is a bad idea". The implication is that anything bad that now happens to Locke is probably a result of the game punishing him due to his own bad choices.

In S5E5 Locke says to Christian Shepard "Richard said I was going to die" and Christian replies "Well, I suppose that's why they call it Sacrifice". While it may be an indication that Locke will die in the Role of "Sacrifice", I found that something else that Christian said was very curious. He admonished Locke for not being the one who moved the island, when he was specifically told to do it himself. This is at least the second time that Locke has been told to do something himself and he has allowed someone else to do it. In S3E19, Locke was supposed to kill Anthony Cooper, instead he manipulates Sawyer into doing it. Is this another reason why Locke could die? I don't know but there now seem to be a number of possible reasons for why it will happen. I guess we won't know the actual answer until his death is actually seen.

Finally, in S5E7 we see Locke's inability to convince the Oceanic 6 to return and the fact that he seems to be ignoring the fact that Walt has to return as well. And Locke refers to himself as a "failure". Could this be Locke's third and last time in the role of "Useless' that finally provides a reason for his death?

Charlie
I took an awful lot of grief from people in October of 2006 when I predicted that Charlie was in danger of dying. I said that Charlie was in danger of dying since he had been in the 'bad' role of Useless in S1E3 and in S1E7. And I was criticized for this by fans who love Charlie and thought I was nuts.

Sorry to tell all the Charlie fans this, but S3E21 gave us Charlie in the role of Useless for the third time when he said to Liam "I quit" and "We're a bloody joke".

The rule of dying when you have been Useless three times appears to still apply in Level 4. Just as it apparently applied to both Boone and Shannon, Charlie needed to die before the change to Level 5. And that is exactly what we saw in S3E22 when he drowned in the Looking Glass

Claire
In S6E8, Claire gets the first strike against her when she tries to kill Kate, while Claire is in the role of Mom. Mom's shouldn't kill. As FLocke ( in the role of Daddy) indicates when he slaps Claire across the face and says "This is completely inappropriate"

Daniel
Why did Daniel die in S5E14? I think it's because he was actually attempting to blow up the Swan Hatch for one purpose and one purpose only, to save Charlotte. It had nothing to do with 'The Greater Good'. It was pure and simple selfishness on his part. Daniel thought that if he could stop the Swan Hatch from being built, that Charlotte would never have had to die

Daniel's death is actually similar to what happened to Arzt near the end of Season 1. Arzt wasn't cooperating for 'The Greater Good', he thought he knew better and wound up blowing himself up. Likewise, Daniel has his own motives and he winds up dead as a result. But if that's the case, then why would there be a chance that Jack or Juliet or any of the other LOSTies might survive Jughead? Simple, they were attempting to blow up the Swan Hatch before it could be completed, but they were doing it for "The Greater Good", their motives were completely different that Daniel's

Desmond
Desmond has done two very curious things as far as Charlie is concerned. There have been two occasions where Desmond has rudely pushed Charlie aside during a life saving attempt. Desmond did it once in S3E8 when he pushed Charlie aside after he pulled Claire from the water and then the same thing happens in S3E17 when Desmond again pushed Charlie aside when he wanted to get to Naomi

At first I thought it might put Desmond in danger of dying, but then we saw Hurley being treated rudely by Charlie in S3E21 when he told him he wouldn't "...fit in the boat" and then in S3E22 when Sawyer insults Hurley and turns down Hurley's offer of help by saying "Hugo, just look at you..."

I am now starting to think that the act of turning down someone's offer of help may not be a death knell but could simply mean that the action could result in a loss of points

Jack
In S3E6, Jack is in the role of "Doctor", a 'good' role and he actually damages Ben/Fake Henry's kidney and threatens that he will let him die, which would actually be murder. I assume this is the first strike against Jack

In S5E11 Jack gets his second major strike against him when he is in the role of "Doctor" and he flatly refuses to operate on Young Ben who will die without his help

Ilana
I am leaning heavily toward her being Useless three times in S6E12. First, she couldn't convince everyone that blowing up the plane was a good idea; second, she had "been training my whole life for this" which was to protect the candidates, and yet she brought the dangerous dynamite into their midst; and then, as Ben said, Ilana had already told the candidates who they were and "the island was done with her". I had also considered that Ilana might have been in the role of Sacrifice. That she died so that none of the candidates would be harmed by the dynamite. But she is the one who put them in harms way by bringing back the dynamite, and it's too hard to ignore the strong statements by Ilana herself and by Ben about what Ilana's purpose was. So, I'm sticking with Useless.

Kate
In S3E19, Kate may have placed herself in danger of dying when she acted against "The Greater Good" and told Jack and Juliet about Naomi parachuting onto the island

In S5E5, Kate is Aaron's "Mom", yet she leaves Aaron behind to be "Raised by Another" and could be putting herself on the list of LOSTies in danger of dying

Libby
The death of Libby has yet to be fully explored and we will probably see more about the reason for her death in future flash backs. For now, we know that Libby had claimed to be a psychiatrist. Perhaps something 'bad' she did while in the 'good' role of Doctor or even the 'good' role of Crazy will be the reason why she wound up dead

To complicate things even further, there is a quote from Sayid in S1E21 where he tells Essam that "innocent lives will be lost in the service of a great good." Perhaps Libby's death was really just an accident as Michael referred to it in S2E24

Neil aka Frogurt
Did Neil die because of the three times as "Useless" and you're out rule that both Shannon and Charlie were victims of? In S5E2 we see a very annoying Neil harassing Bernard about starting the fire and he is actually chastised by Rose and/or Sawyer on three occasions just before his death. It's possible that he was actually "Useless" three times in rapid succession in this same episode. The only other time we saw Neil was in the Lost Missing Pieces we had during the Summer 2007 hiatus, see "The Adventures of Hurley and Frogurt"

Sawyer
In S3E19, Sawyer added himself to the list of characters who are in danger of dying. He was in the 'good' role of Prisoner when he killed Anthony Cooper. And Sawyer put himself in further danger of dying when he committed murder by shooting Tom/Mr. Friendly in cold-blood in the Season 3 Finale

Sawyer has also put himself in danger of dying by not acting for the Greater Good. In S6E3 Sawyer claims he is on his own. In S6E8 he also tells Kate "I ain't with anybody"

Sayid
Sayid shot young Ben, need I say more. I think that was a big non-no. Even Juliet and Kate discussed the fact that Ben was just a kid. That's why Kate, Juliet and Sawyer acted to save his life by bringing him to the Others

Sayid was also in the 'good' role of Diplomat in S6E6 to deliver FLocke's message when he kills Dogen & Lennon, and causes the mass slaughter at the Temple. And, in S6E13 I got the prediction that Sayid would die proved correct

Sun
The only reason I can think of for Sun's death is that she was so single minded in the Role of Star Crossed Lover (a bad role) throughout all of Season 6. She was never really acting for 'The Greater Good'. All she was interested in was finding Jin. I mean com'on, how much more selfish can you get than a Mom of a small child wanting her husband, the baby's father, to stay and die with her? What, she had no thoughts of Ji Yeon at all?

The Pilot
The death of the Pilot has not yet been fully explored. Since he was flying the plane, he may have actually be in the 'good' role of the Leader in S1E1 and perhaps 'pilot error' actually contributed to the plane being off its flight path and crashing

Walt
As many of you know, I correctly predicted the deaths of a few characters. Although no one seemed to care when I predicted that Michael would die within a few day of getting back to the island, or when I predicted that some of the rest of the LOSTies would die. But, I have to say that I have never had as much angry email as when I correctly predicted that Charlie would die.

And so, I haven't wanted to say anything about Walt possibly being in danger of dying, because I was concerned with the possible backlash I would get. But there have always seemed to be limited options for Walt to be able to survive.

It has to do with the number of days he will have spent on the island. The LOSTies have to spend a total of 108 days on the island, that’s why they have to go back, they are just few days short of the total. If Walt is required to go back as well as the Oceanic 6, he doesn’t possibly have enough time to make up the days since he left the island. He left on Day 65, that would mean he would need to have another 43 days on the island.

There seems to be only three possible options for Walt:

1) If Walt has to go back, and goes back with the Oceanic 6. There’s not enough time left for him to complete 108 days on the island before Season 6 ends. So if they bring him back with the Oceanic 6, he will have to die because there is no way for him to complete this game requirement.

2) The only way that seemed likely for Walt to complete the 108 on island days would be for him to get back to the island at least 37 island days before the rest of the Oceanic 6 arrive. Right now, this doesn't seem to be an option since no is even mentioning the fact that Walt has to come back.

3) This is the best option for Walt's fans. He is not required to go back because of some rule we are unaware of, or because he has been designated in the role of Special so many times. Fortunately, S5E1 gave us this possible reason for Walt to be able to live, when Daniel says to Desmond "The rules don't apply to you. You're special. You're uniquely and miraculously special." If Walt is also Special, then perhaps the rules don't apply to him either.

         
       
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Earning Points

     


To date, I have found references to characters earning points, trust, adaptability, good will and time.

It also appears that points may be earned for working in Teams, for Saving someone, for locating and using Maps & Keys, for finding items on the island, for providing hope, for saying you are sorry and for forgiving someone (or Letting Them Off The Hook).

At this time it is impossible to know just how many points might be awarded for certain actions.

Rewards vs. Earning Points
There are instances where it appears that rewards may be granted for certain activities. Examples of possible rewards have been numerous, they range from simply locating various needed food sources to locating weapons. What is not always evident is exactly which action is responsible for the reward or whether the 'game players' are actually purchasing the items with earned points. The bottom line is that it is very difficult to tell if we are dealing with a reward or a purchase.

It is possible that an equal number of points are granted to either the "Light" or the "Dark" player if they get a character to move to a 'good' or 'bad' role respectively.

I also believe that it is probable that certain actions like saving someone's life would result in being awarded more points than finding a hatch or a map. On the flip side "Dark" probably gets points for actions such as kidnapping LOSTies, introducing a version of the monster that results in the LOSTies changing plans or getting a character like Sayid to torture Sawyer.

It also appears that points may be lost for an action that goes against the objectives of the game. In S3E9 Ben/Fake Henry says to Jack "And here we go again. I've already given you a ticket off this island, Jack What's it going to cost me this time?" And in the same episode, Achara tells Jack that there will be consequences for him forcing her to give her the tattoo.

 

 
References to Having Hope/Providing Hope and Wishing Someone Good Luck
S1E3 Sayid says that "hope is a very dangerous thing to lose"
S1E7 Michael says "Good Luck"
Hurley wishes Charlie "Good Luck"
S1E18 Dr. Curtis wishes Hurley "Good Luck"
Locke tells Claire that it's good luck that Aaron will born close to her birthday
S1E21 Haddad wishes Sayid and Essam good luck
S1E23 Jack, Sawyer, Hurley and Michael and wish each other "good luck"
S1E24 Hurley asks Locke what he thinks is inside the hatch and Locke replies "Hope, I think hope is inside"
S2E1 Christian tells Jack "You might want to try handing out some hope sometime"
Desmond says "good luck" to Jack
S2E3 &
S2E9
Marvin Candle wishes the Dharma Initiative participants "Good Luck" on the Orientation Film
S2E19 Rose warns Bernard that he is giving people false hope
Bernard tells Rose he had given up hope of finding someone like her
Charlie wishes Bernard "Good Luck"
S2E21 Mark Wickman wishes the Dharma Initiative participants "Good Luck" in the Pearl Hatch Orientation Video
S2E22 Sayid wishes Michael "Good Luck"
S2E24 Kelvin wishes Desmond "Good Luck"
S3E6
Sawyer tells Kate he didn't tell her about being on Alcatraz Island "Cause I wanted you to believe we had a damn chance"
Jack says to Ben/Fake Henry "You think I'll just do the surgery and hope that you let me go?"
S3E10 David Reyes tells Hurley "Having hope is never stupid" and "you need a little hope, we make our own luck Hugo"
Hurley says "I have hope" and "We could all use a little hope"
S3E12
Sun tells Claire "This was my mother's worse fear. That I would end up doing something like this, cutting bait. She had high hopes for my future, they did not include me marrying the son of a fisherman"
Charlie says "I don't want to advocate false hope Claire, that's all"
Christian Shephard tells Claire "Do not keep your mother alive for the wrong reasons. There is hope and there is guilt"
Claire writes in the note that she attaches to the seagull "There is new life too and with it there is hope"
S3E13 Locke says "I'd say I hope that box is big enough to imagine yourself up a new submarine."
S3E15 Locke says "Good Luck"
S3E18 Sun asks Juliet "If what you say is true, why should I go with you?" and Juliet replies "Because there may be hope for you yet"
S3E20 Ben wishes Juliet "Good Luck"
S3E22 Sayid says "Good Luck"
S4E1 Jack asks Kate about trying to find Naomi "Any luck?"
S4E3 Jack wishes Sayid "Good Luck"
S4E5 One of the soldiers says to Desmond "I hope your dream was worth this mate"
S4E6 Harper's last name is Stanhope
Goodwin discusses the wine with Juliet "I hope this is good"
Juliet says "I hope you like dinner rolls"
S4E7 The store clerk wishes Jin "Good Luck"
Sayid says "I hope they resolve their kitchen issues"
The toy store clerk tells Jin "In the year of the dragon, it brings good luck"
S4E8 The news reporter says "There's little hope of recovering any remains. The real story behind what happened to this fateful airliner may have been lost along with all 324 passengers"
S4E10 Juliet says they have to talk Jack into resting and Kate replies "Good luck with that"
S4E11 Ben says "Good luck, John" as Locke heads into the cabin to meet with Jacob
S5E2 Darlene wishes Hurley "Good Luck"
Sun tells Kate about Ji Yeon "I hope someday you'll get to meet her"
Ben asks Mrs. Hawking "Any luck?
S5E3 Locke wishes Sawyer "Good luck.." about trying to save Daniel from Ellie
S5E4 Sun wishes Kate "Good luck"
S5E5 When Locke tells Christian Shepard that he is ready, he replies "Good" and then says "Good Luck, John"
S5E6 Mrs. Hawking says "If you any hope of the island bringing you back, it must be on that plane..." and Jack replies "So that's it? We just get on that plane and hope that it works?"
S5E7 Christian wishes Locke "Good luck, John"
Charles Widmore wishes Locke "Good luck and "Godspeed"
S5E8 Miles complains "It's the only two plans you people have" and Sawyer responds "...You don't like the plan, good luck"
Sawyer asks Jin "Any luck?"
S5E10 Sawyer says "Lucky for you I spent that time getting myself in a position to save your ass"
S5E11 Juliet wishes Kate "Good luck" when she leaves with Young Ben
S5E12 Locke asks Ben "Any luck?" about trying to summon the monster
Locke says to Ben"...blindly following someone in the hopes that they'll lead you to whatever it is you're looking for" and "Well, let's hope it's as generous this time around"
S5E13 Kate tells Roger "I just don't think you should give up hope"
S5E14 Eloise Hawking says "Good luck, Daniel"
Daniel says "I guess I'm lucky"
Kate says "Thank You" to Jack when he tosses her the canteen
Eloise Hawking tells Penny "I came Penelope to apologize"
Daniel says to Kate and Jack "Wish me luck"
S6E1 Hurley tells Sawyer,"I'm the luckiest guy alive"
S6E3 Kate says "Good luck" to Jin
Claire says " Good luck" to Kate, who replies "Yeah, you too"
S6E5 Dogen says to Hurley in Japanese "You're lucky I have to protect you, or I would remove your head and feed it to the boars"
Margo tells Jack "When you were David's age, your father was lucky if he could get more than one word out of you at a time"
After Jack smashes the mirrors (1, 2, 3), Hurley says to Jacob "Thanks for the seven years of bad luck, by the way"
S6E9 Jonas Whitfield tells Richard "This is your lucky day" and "I hope you don't get sea sick"
Esau/MIB tells Richard "As luck would have it I found these on one of the officers"
S6E10 Zoe says "Well then, you're in luck Mr. Kwon"
Sayid says "Good luck" to Jin
S6E11 Widmore says "And I hope for all our sakes' you'll help me"
Minkowski tells Desmond "Good luck"
S6E13 FLocke says "Hello, Jack. I was hoping you'd come"
Claire says "I pretty much gave hoping that you'd ever come back"
Desmond tells Ilana "I was hoping you'd be able to help her"
   
References to Earning Points
S1E6 Locke says "He's got a point" about Charlie
S1E10 Hurley tells Sawyer to give him the manifest "Cause Dude, you could use the points"
S1E18 Michael says "Walt's got a point."
S2E1 Locke says "Well, you've got a point there.
S2E2 Locke says "It's pointless to tie me up, I'm not dangerous, but her, she's a fugitive.
S2E7 Goodwin says "Good point"
S2E11 Locke says"Uh... no point in changing the combination if you can get in through the air vent
S2E16 Ana Lucia says "Score one for Henry"
S2E20 Hurley says "I'll score major points"
S2E23 Hurley says "I thought the point was to get Walt back."
S3E1 Jack says "No. I never saw the point."
S3E6 Sawyer says "So unless you're a mermaid or you got a boat, there ain't no point."
S3E9 Sawyer says to Kate about Karl "Golly, I think he's got a good point"
S3E10 Charlie asks "What's the point?"
S3E11

Hurley and Sawyer earn points during the ping pong game. Hurley gets 11 total points, while Sawyer gets 3 points
Danielle says "He's making an excellent point."

S3E12 Charlie says "Sorry. I don't see the point."
S3E17 Jack discusses with Sawyer the fact that he has 18 and then 19 points in the ping pong game
Hurley says "Isn't that the point? Preventing something bad?"
Desmond says"It means it's bloody pointless. I keep saving your life and what good has it done? It's just gonna keep happening again and again. Maybe that's the point, huh?
S3E20 Ben says "You know you didn't have to beat Mikhail senseless to make your point, John.
S3E21 Jack says that "Hiding's pointless"
S3E22 Bonnie says "I trust him and I trust Jacob" and "The minute I start questioning this whole thing, everything we're doing here starts to fall apart" and Patchy replies "She makes a good point"
Sayid says "No, you've made your point."
Mikhail says "She makes an excellent point."
S4E2 Miles says "What's the point?"
S4E7 Kate says about Daniel and Charlotte "I guess they wanted to earn some brownie points"
S4E11 Ben tells Hurley about trying to kill Locke "I should have realized it was pointless"
Sayid tells Gault that"Hiding is pointless"
S5E1 Daniel tells Sawyer "It's pointless" to go back and Sawyer asks "More pointless than staring at a hole in the ground?"
S5E8 Phil says "That's not the point"
S5E15 Horace says "Beating him is pointless"
S5E16 Jacob says "It takes a very long time when you are making the thread, I suppose that's the point, isn't it?"
S6E6 Keamy says "I'm just gonna get to the point"
S6E9 Ben says "I've known him since I was 12 years old. That should count for something"
S6E10 Jack tells Sun "It will take a little longer to get your point across"
S6E12 Sayid tells FLocke "I didn't see the point of killing them when I had what I came for"
Jack tells Hurley"...maybe that's the point...maybe I'm supposed to let go"
FLocke asks Desmond "You're out here in the middle of the jungle, with me, not a person on earth even knows you're here. Why aren't you afraid?" and Desmond responds "What's the point in being afraid?" 
David says "Good luck Dad" and Jack replies "Thanks"
   
 
Points for Trusting Someone (also see Trust Issues on the Duplicates page)
S1E3 The Marshall warns Jack not to trust Kate
S1E6 Jack says to Kate "Trust me, if I was checking you out you would know it"
S1E13 Jack asks Charlie if he trusts Locke
S2E12 Locke tells Charlie "Trust is a hard thing to win back"
S2E13 Jack says "Trust me Ana, no one thinks we're safe"
S2E14 Danielle says "Trust me" to Sayid about Ben/Fake Henry being an Other
S2E17 Locke says "I trusted you Henry, now you gotta trust me"
S2E19 Bernard tells Rose "Trust me. I can do this"
Rose tells Bernard that the island has healed her "Trust me, I know"
S2E20 Hurley says to Libby "I'm not LOST. Trust me"
S3E1 Juliet tells Jack "You can trust me" and asks him "Can I trust you Jack?"
S3E2 Ben/Fake Henry tells Jack "If you listen to me, if you trust me, if you do what I tell you, when the time comes, I will take you there. I will take you home"
S3E5 Juliet says "I told you before, you can trust me" and "I want you to trust me"
S3E6 Jack says to Ben/Fake Henry "You think I believe you people? You think I trust you?
S3E13 Kate questions Jack "You trust these people? They are liars! Why would you believe a word that..." and he says "I trust them because you told me to, Kate. When you asked me to save Sawyer's life."
S3E14 Paolo tells Nikki "I don't trust that guy" meaning Arzt
S3E15 Kate says to Locke "You can't trust them. If they told you they're going to take you home, they're lying"
S3E16 Sun says "Trust her? She's one of them"
Sayid says "But, I don't trust her either, Jack" and when Jack says "The fact that I trust her should be enough", Sayid replies "It's not"
When Charlie asks Jack "How can you even trust her?" Jack replies "I do trust her" and "Do you trust me?", Charlie replies "Yeah"
Ben/Fake Henry tells Juliet "Tell Jack that you can save her. He trusts you"
S3E17 Desmond says to Charlie "I've saved your live 3 times now. If that hasn't earned me trust, I don't know what will"
S3E18 Charlie says to Desmond about Patchy "You can't trust him, you know"
S3E19
Ben/Fake Henry tells Locke about plans to kidnap the pregnant LOSTies "Trust me, no one will get hurt"
Desmond asks Hurley about Jack "Can you give me your word that he can be trusted?" and then says to Charlie "So you better bring us someone we can trust"
Locke tells Sawyer "James, please, you have to trust me"
Kate tells Jack that nobody told him about Naomi "Because they don't trust you"
S3E20 Ben tells Locke about Jacob "He trusts me"
S3E21

Jack asks Kate about Karl "Do you trust him?" and Karl says about Juliet "Trust me, what about her?"and "She's a spy"

S3E22 Naomi says to Jack about Juliet "because none of your people trust her"
Ben/Fake Henry says to Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy "I'm asking you to trust me, to trust Jacob who told me to do this"
Bonnie says "I trust him and I trust Jacob" and "The minute I start questioning this whole thing, everything we're doing here starts to fall apart" and Patchy replies "She makes a good point"
S4E1 Jack tells Danielle he doesn't trust Ben with anybody but himself
Locke says "And trust me."
S4E3 Kate asks Jack "Don't you trust Sayid?" and Jack replies "I don't trust Locke"
Ben tells Sayid "I know, it's no use having friends you can't trust"
S4E4 Kate tells Sawyer "...because I don't trust you"
Sawyer tells Kate "No sense in him not trusting both of us"
S4E5 Desmond tells Billy "I'm telling you the truth, man"
Frank tells Sayid "You gotta trust me, I'm trying to help you"
Desmond begs Penny "I'm not crazy Penny, you have to believe me, you have to trust me" as he is saying "trust me", he comes back to 2004 and Sayid hears it and replies "I do trust you, but you still have to remember that number"
S4E6 Juliet says "Trust me, Jack. You don't want to see my file"
Harper tells Juliet "What does matter is that you listen to me and that you believe me. If you continue to have a relationship with Goodwin, there will be consequences"
Ben tells Locke "Believe me, your people are gonna be so angry when they realize you still don't have a plan"
Locke tells Ben "I don't trust your word"
Juliet says to Goodwin "Trust me, Ben has enough on his plate..."
S4E7 A note is passed through a slot in the door that says "Don't trust the captain"
Sun tells Juliet "I don't trust these people" in reference to the Boaties and Juliet says to Sun "I know I have been less than truthful" and "After all you have confided in me, I should at least have your trust" and Sun responds "No, I don't trust you"
Sun tells Hurley "I trust you" when he holds the baby"
S4E10

Bernard says to Daniel and Charlotte "I want the truth" and Daniel replies "I don't know, that's the truth.."
Sun says about Daniel and Charlotte "We can't trust them" and Daniel says to Charlotte "Your attitude, your very bad attitude, it's exactly why they don't trust us"

J
ack wants to know what Kate is up to and Kate asks Jack to trust her about where she had been. Kate finally admits that she did something for Sawyer because she made him a promise

S4E11 Michael tells Frank Lapidus "I didn't know if I could trust you" and then tells him "You don't want that on your conscious, trust me"
S4E12 Sayid says to Daniel, "I trust you know the bearing" when he gives Daniel the compass
Ben admits he "...wasn't being entirely truthful"
S5E1 Daniel asks Sawyer "How about you trust me?" and Sawyer replies "Trust you, I don't even know you"
S5E2 David Reyes tells Jack "Hugo says I can trust you"
Hurley tells Ben "They would never trust you" and Ben replies "...I'm not an easy person to trust"
S5E3 Daniel tells Ellie "I need you to trust me" and Ellie replies 'I don't trust you"
Jones/Young Charles Widmore asks Richard about Locke "You can't seriously trust him?"
S5E7 Charles Widmore says to Locke "You still don't trust me" and Locke replies "You sent a team of killers and a boat-load of C4 to the island, that doesn't exactly scream trust"
Locke tells Sayid, "You have to trust me"
Hurley tells Locke about Abaddon "He's evil. You should not be trusting that guy"
S5E8 Sawyer says "We should all do a better job of trusting.."
S5E9 Sawyer says "Trust me, do what I say, everything will be fine"
Lapidus says "You don't really think you can trust him do you?" and Sun replies "I have to trust him"
S5E10 Sawyer tells Sayid "...these people trust me"
S5E11 Cassidy asks Kate "Why'd you trust me?"
S5E12 Ben tells Sun "Trust me, I'm sure"
Charles Widmore tells Ben "The island won't let you come back, trust me"
S5E13 Horace tells Miles "Jim already knows this but I'm gonna bring you into the circle of trust" and asks "Can I trust you Miles?". When Miles replies "Absolutely", Horace says "Good"
Horace tells Miles "Welcome to the circle of trust"
Miles tells Radzinsky "I'm in the circle of trust"
Hurley tells Miles "You can trust me, I talk to lots of dead people"
S5E15 Ben says "What, John, don't you trust me here with my former people? Afraid I'll stage a coup?"
Eloise tells Jack and Kate "Explain to me and you have my word , I will believe you"
Dr. Chang says "I need to know if he was telling the truth"
Jack says about Eloise"I still trust her
Sayid asks "And that makes you trust her?"
S6E3 Sayid tells Jack "I only care about who I trust" and tells Jack he'll take the pill if Jack wants him to do it
Dogen tells Jack "You just have to trust me and Jack replies "I don't trust myself how am I supposed to trust you?" and then just before Jack takes the pill he says "Let's see where trust gets us?"
S6E4 FLocke tells Sawyer "Before I was trapped I was a man, James, just like you" and Sawyer replies "I have a hard time believing you"
S6E5 Claire says to Justin "All you have to do is tell me the truth", he replies "I am telling you the truth"
S6E6 Miles says "Trust me..." to Sayid
S6E7 Ilana says "Trust me, if anyone wants to find him, it's me"
Hurley says "Trust me, it's just around here"
Hurley asks Jack "Dude, you trust that guy?"
Richard says "trust me"
S6E8 Miles tells Sawyer "You know you can tell me the truth about anything? and Sawyer responds "Why the hell would I lie?"
FLocke says to Sawyer "Tell them whatever you need to tell them to gain their trust"
Charlotte says "Tell me the truth"
Miles tells Sawyer "We're supposed to trust each other"
Sawyer tells Zoe "Trust me... God's got nothing to do with it"
Widmore asks Sawyer "How do I know I can trust you?" and Sawyer replies "Same way I know I can trust you" 
S6E10 Sun writes "I don't trust him" about FLocke and when Jack says "Do you trust me?" she takes Jack's hand
S6E11

Widmore says "..if everything I've been told about you is true, you'll be perfectly fine"
Widmore says "I want someone that I can trust to do the job right"

Charlie tells Desmond "Trust me, you didn't" and "I've seen the truth". Desmond replies "No, that's not the truth. You want to know the real truth?"

S6E12 Hurley asks Michael "Why should I trust you? You murdered Libby and Ana Lucia"
Ilana tells Hurley "You have to trust me,. I've been training my whole life for this", Hurley then asks "To blow stuff up?" and she replies to protect you"
Hurley tells Jack "Trust me"
Desmond asks Hurley if he believes Libby and Hurley answers "Yeah. Kinda..."
Jack says "Hurley, you asked me to trust you. This is me trusting you"
FLocke asks Desmond "You're out here in the middle of the jungle, with me, not a person on earth even knows you're here. Why aren't you afraid?" and Desmond responds "What's the point in being afraid?"
Hurley says to FLocke"There are other people with me. The thing is... you got weapons and we got weapons, and I don't want anyone to get hurt... or killed. So we're not gonna do anything. I want your word that you're not gonna do anything either" and FLocke replies "You have my word"
S6E13 Kate asks Jack about FLocke "Do you believe him?" and Jack replies "I'm not sure yet"
Jack says to Claire "So you trust him?" and she replies "Yeah" 
   
Earning Adaptability
S1E21 Locke asks "Does that earn me any trust?" and Sayid replies "That will earn you adaptability"
   
   
Earning Good Will
S2E16 Henry says "I guess I earned myself some good will for finally drawing that map for Ana"
   
   
Earning Time/ Using Up Time
S1E2 Sayid says "I need some time"
S1E4 Boone asks Jack "Hey doc, got a second"
S2E18 Locke says "I earned 5 minutes with him"
S3E16 Jack tells Juliet about Sayid "He'll come around, just give him some time"
Jack tells the LOSTies "'Give her some time, she's afraid"
Juliet tells Sawyer "We don't have time for this" and Sawyer replies "We cleared our schedules, we got all the time in the world"
Jack says "Just give us a couple of minutes here?"
Richard Alpert tells Juliet "You're going to be amazed at how time flies once you're there"
S3E19 Cooper says to Ben/Fake Henry "You're wasting your time bug-eye"
S3E22 Ben/Fake Henry says to Jack "Just a moment of your time to talk, you and me" and "Jack, you've just killed 7 of my people, the least you can give me is 5 minutes of your time"
S4E2 Dan asks Jack & Kate "Would you give me just one second?"
Sawyer tells Ben "You're wasting your time, Yoda"
S4E4 Miles tells Kate "What I want is exactly 1 minute of someone's time"
Kate tells Miles "You got one minute"
Miles tells Ben "And you know he's put a lot of time and energy into finding you.
Diane Jansen tells Kate "My doctor's have given me 6 mths to live for the last 4 years"
Charlotte says "Time. Okay tell me what you remember" as she times Miles during the memory test
The lawyer asks "If you think that the jury is going to give her actual time.."
Kate gets "Time served plus 10 years probation"
S4E5 Sayid says to Desmond "I need a minute"
S4E6 Ben tells Juliet "Take as much time as you need" when he shows her Goodwin's dead body
S4E8 Minkowski says to Michael "Take your time Captain"
S4E9 When Ben tells Sawyer "There's no time", Sawyer responds "I'll make time"
Jack asks "Bernard, you got a second?"
S4E10 Sawyer says "Let's make some time"
S4E11 Christian Shephard tells Locke "We don't have time for this"
S4E12 Ben tells Locke "I don't have time to repeat this"
S4E13 Michael says "Either way, at least we'll have a warning and that will buy us some time"
Desmond says "Give me a minute..."
S5E1 Daniel says "...we have no time"
Sawyer says to Daniel "How about we call a time-out so you can tell me what the hell is going on?"
S5E3 Locke tells Sawyer "I'll give you 10 minutes' head start"
S5E5 Juliet says "We're running out of time"
Ben tells Sun "30 minutes Sun, we can be there in 30 minutes"
Ben tells Sun "But, we're running out of time"
S5E6 Desmond says "This woman cost me 4 years of my life I'll never get back, because she told me that I was supposed to go to that island and that is was my bloody purpose"
S5E7 Charles Widmore tells Locke "The island needs you John and it has for a long time"
S5E8 Phil says "She shouldn't be here Jerry, we're on the clock"
Sawyer asks Horace "We just saved that woman's life, doesn't that earn us a week or two to find the rest of our people?"
Amy asks "Can I have a minute please?"
Sawyer says to Juliet "Bought us two weeks"
Sawyer says to Juliet "Just give me two weeks.." and she replies "Alright, two weeks"
S5E9 Sawyer says "We got about 10 minutes to make intake"
S5E10 Horace tells Sayid "I'm gonna give you an hour to decide whether you want to talk to me. But if you decide you don't want to, then I'm gonna have to take this to the next level"
Sawyer says "I just need more time" and "Why are we on your clock, Radzinsky?"
S5E11 Kate tells Cassidy "All I could think was, it's about time"
S5E14 Young Eloise tells Young Daniel "So, unfortunately, there's no more time for distractions" and he replies "I can make time"
Daniel tells Miles "Right on time. Be back in 10 minutes"
Daniel asks Dr. Pierre Chang, "Do you have a second sir?"
Sawyer says to Juliet "Time to go"
Daniel tells Richard "I'm gonna give you three seconds"
S5E15 Daniel tells Richard "I'm gonna give you three seconds"
Locke tells Richard "You and I have an errand to run and we don't have a lot of time"
Eloise says to Richard "Would you mind giving us a moment?"
S5E16 Sayid says about Daniel Faraday "...he was very explicit about his time table"
Sayid says "Time is short, let's go"
Locke says "Everybody take five"
Sawyer tells Jack "I need five minutes, You owe me that" and Jack replies "5 minutes"
S6E1 Jacob says "Hello Hugo, you got a minute?"
Jin says "I don't have time for this..."
S6E3 Jack asks "Mind giving me and Sayid a minute?"
S6E4 Sawyer yells "You got about 20 seconds and then I'm out of here"
S6E5 Hurley wants to rush back to the Temple when Jacob tells him that "Someone bad" is going there. Jacob tells Hurley "I'm sorry it's too late"
S6E6 Lennon tells Kate "You have 2 minutes"
Ben tells Sayid that "there's still time" to get away from the smoke monster and Sayid responds "Not for me"
S6E7 Ben asks Arzt "Do you have a minute?"
Principal Reynolds tells Ben "I don't have time..."
S6E8 FLocke says "I'll deal with you in a minute"
S6E9 Richard says "Maybe it's time to start listening to someone else"
Ben says "Going after him is a waste of time"
Father Suarez refuses Richard absolution and says "You don't have time" to do penance
Jonas Whitfield tells Richard "If I freed you it would only be a matter of time before you tried to kill me"
S6E11 Zoe tells Jin "... com'on, no time for sight seeing
Zoe says to Seamus "What's your time frame?"
Desmond says "No I don't have time for this"
Eloise says "Well it's about time"
S6E12 Richard says "There's no time to talk"
S6E13 Sawyer says to Schaub "Wanna give us a minute?"
Zoe tells FLocke he has until nightfall to return Desmond
FLocke asks Sayid "got a minute?"
Miles asks Nadia "You have a few minutes?"
Jack says "There's no time"
Sayid says "I need a moment"
Sawyer says "Wait a damn minute"
   
Earning Points or Redemption for Saying You're Sorry or Thanking Them (manners apparently count)
S1E1 Jack says "Thank you" to Kate for sewing him up
S1E1 Michael says "I'm sorry" to Sun
S1E2 Hurley tells Jin "No, thank you"
S1E4 Claire thanks Sawyer for finding documents belonging to the dead
Kate says 'I'm sorry " to Sayid about the broken antenna
S1E7 Kate says "Sorry Sayid, some things just happen"
Charlie says "Thanks guys" before entering the cave
Jack thanks Kate when she brings him the sling for his arm
S2E19 Rose apologizes to Bernard for lying to him
S2E20 Christian Shephard says "I'm here because I can't apologize to my son"
S2E21 Hurley says to Libby "I'm sorry I forgot the blankets"
S3E1 Jack says "Sarah, I'm sorry for pushing us to this place"
S3E2 Jae Lee says "I'm sorry" four times to Jin
Sayid apologizes "I'm sorry I dragged you into this. Please communicate to your husband, the next time, I will listen to him"
S3E5 Juliet apologizes to Jack "I felt like I should apologize, say I'm sorry"
S3E6 Kevin says to Kate "Yeah, you're right. I've made a huge mistake. I am just full of regret right now"
Kate says to Jack "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry, but she said that if you do it and if you do it soon, they're gonna let us go"
S3E7 Juliet says "I'm sorry Alex" when she has to stay behind
S3E8 Claire tells Desmond "Sorry... well anyway, I just want to say ...thank you ... thank you very much for being there"
Charlie thanks Desmond for saving Claire and says "I'm sorry I wasn't more grateful"
S3E10 Sawyer teaches Jin to say "I'm sorry"
Kate tells Sawyer "You know all you have to do is say you're sorry. We could start again, give each other a clean slate" and Sawyer replies "I ain't got nothing to be sorry for"
Madam , the Psychic says "I'm sorry"
S3E11 Amira says she forgives Nadia when he bites her "...because sometimes he forgets that he is safe now" and "So today ...I ask only one thing of you. I ask you now that you show me the respect of acknowledging what you did to me. That it was you who questioned me. That tortured me. And that you remember me" and Sayid replies "I remember you. I remember your face. Your face has haunted me ever since I left Iraq. I am sorry. I am so sorry for what I did to you. I'm ...so ...sorry.
Amira then replies "I forgive you" and tells him that she will lie to her husband so he will release Sayid.
S3E11 Hurley says to Sawyer "Sorry I beat you so bad, dude"
S3E12 Charlie says "Sorry" to Claire when he is telling her about breakfast and when he decides not to participate in catching the seagulls
Officer Barnes says "Sorry to hear that" when she tells him that her father is dead
Desmond says "I'm sorry" to Claire for scaring off the seagulls
Locke says "Sorry" after he pushes Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy into the Perimeter Fence and he supposedly dies"
Claire tells Charlie "I'm sorry I bothered you with my stupid ideas"
Christian Shephard says to "Claire "I'm very sorry" about Carole Littleton's condition
Claire repeatedly tells her mother that she is sorry for the accident and for being an awful daughter
S3E13 Locke says to Peter Talbot "I'm sorry. I can't help you."
Locke says "I'm sorry, Jack" for blowing up the Galaga
Ben/Fake Henry tells Locke "I ate most of the dark meat. Sorry."
S3E14 Charlie apologizes to Sun for kidnapping her and says "I'm sorry" as she is walking away
Paolo tells Nikki "I'm sorry" and Nikki replies "You're only sorry because you got caught" and Paolo says "I was afraid of losing you, if you found the diamonds you wouldn't need me anymore"
LaShade says "Sorry" to Corvette just before he shoots her
S3E15 Locke tells Kate "I'm sorry" as he is leaving the game room
Sawyer apologizes to Hurley "I am really sorry I called you rotund"
Kate says "I'm sorry" to Juliet for dislocating her shoulder and to Jack for not listening to him
Kate tells her mother "I'm not sorry" about killing her step-father
S316 Juliet tells Ben/Fake Henry that she is sorry she couldn't help with the pregnancy problems
Ben tells Juliet "I'm sorry I didn't tell you sooner. I just didn't see what good it would do"
S3E17 In one of his flashes, Desmond says to Charlie "I'm sorry mate"
Desmond says "Forgive me brother"
Derek says "Sorry" to Brother Campbell after he punches Desmond
Charlie says "Sorry" to Desmond when Desmond tells him the story about Penny
Desmond tells Brother Campbell "I'm sorry for the wine. I'll take a penance"
Desmond says "I'm sorry Penny. I'm sorry"
S3E18 Sun says to Jin "It's nothing. I'm sorry" after she questions him about his father's death
Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy says "I'm sorry"
Sun says "I'm sorry, I forgot" to Jin for forgetting to get the mail
Juliet tells Sun that the baby was conceived on the island and says "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry, I will do everything that I can"
S3E19 Ben/Fake Henry announces to the Others "I'm sorry. He's not who we thought he was"
S3E20 Opal says "I'm sorry" to Roger Linus when he is unhappy with his work assignment
Roger Linus says "It's your birthday, sorry I forgot"
Ben/Fake Henry tells Locke "I'm sorry you feel that way and I'm sorry that you're too limited to see"
Naomi says "I'm sorry. Don't you people want to be rescued?"
S3E21 Juliet says "Sun, I'm sorry that I lied to you"
Desmond tells Charlie "I'm sorry brother, this time you have to die"
Sawyer says to Karl "Sorry you came all this way for nothing, but we already know about it"
S3E22 The Stewardess tells Jack that he can't have another drink "I'm sorry sir, we'll be landing in 20 minutes"
The new Chief of Surgery introduces himself to Jack "I'm sorry, I'm Dr. Hamil, Rob"
Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy says "I'm sorry, but I too am following orders" when he shoots Greta and Bonnie
The Pharmacist says to Jack "I'm sorry sir, there are no more refills left on this prescription"
S4E1 When Big Mike asks Hurley if he knew Ana Lucia, Hurley lies and tells him "Sorry, I never met her"
When Big Mike threatens Hurley with tossing him into the "nut house", Hurley replies "You can, oh thank you, thank you, thank you."
Desmond says to Hurley "I'm sorry brother" about Charlie's death
Sawyer says to Hurley "I'm sorry he's dead"
Naomi tells Minkowski she's sorry
Hurley tells Sawyer "I'm sorry, I was just um.. I got lost"
Hurley tells Jack "I'm sorry, I'm sorry I went with Locke. I should have stayed with you."
S4E2 One of the male voices of the ROV operators says "Sorry, Ron"
Mrs. Gardner says "Thank you" to Miles and hugs him
Jack say s"Thank you" to Juliet
Locke tells Charlotte "I'm sorry you got shot"
S4E3 Sayid says "Thank you, but no, my ball is right here"
Hurley tells Sayid "Sorry, Dude" and Danielle says "Sorry, Sayid" when Sayid is taken prisoner
Locke tells Sayid "I'm sorry about all the theatrics"
Sayid says "Forgive me, but the day I start trusting him is the day I would have sold my soul"
S4E4 Kate's lawyer tells Kate "Sorry"
Kate tells Hurley "Sorry" after she cons him into giving her the tray for Miles
Kate thanks Jack for "...saying what you did in there"
S4E5

Desmond says "Sorry" to the soldier next to him for having to do exercises in the rain and mud
The soldier that deliberately bumps into Desmond says "Thanks for this morning Hume"
The guard at the auction says "I'm sorry" Desmond
Desmond tells Penny "I'm sorry"
Sayid tells Desmond "I'm sorry, the power source went dead" and Desmond says "Thank you, Sayid"

S4E6

Harper says "Sorry, I'm late" to Juliet
Juliet thanks Sun for helping with her shelter
Goodwin tells Juliet "Much obliged"
Juliet tells Goodwin "I'm sorry"
Juliet says "Thank you" to Jack when he agrees to help her
Juliet says "I'm sorry" to Harper when harper says "...you look just like her"
Jack thanks Juliet when she says she'll get Kate some water
Ben cons Locke by saying "I'm sorry I didn't tell you all this sooner"
Kate tells Jack "I'm sorry" when she doesn't hear his question
Ben thanks Juliet for being wonderful to Zack and Emma
Daniel says "I'm so sorry to Juliet"
Ben tells Juliet "I'm sorry Juliet" when he brings her to Goodwin's body

S4E7 Frank tells Desmond and Sayid "Sorry, we had a little problem in the kitchen"
Sun thanks Daniel after she questions him about rescue
Jin thanks Jack for complementing his English
Sun thanks Jack for asking how she is feeling
Juliet apologizes to Sun for telling Jin about her affair with Jae Lee "I'm sorry, I had to stop you anyway I could"
S4E8

Locke says "Thank you all for your patience"
Sawyer says about Michael "I'm sorry. You mean the same guy who killed two women in cold blood and set this little bastard free?"
Michael says "I'm sorry" just before he crashes the car into the cargo container
Michael says "Sorry" to Lapidus when he asks Michael "So what's your story, Kevin?"
Ben tells Michael "I'm so sorry Michael, he's still in NY"

S4E9

Sawyer says "Sorry" to Hurley during the game of Risk
Locke says to Ben "Sorry about your daughter" and Ben replies "Thank you, John"
Locke says "I'm sorry Hugo, we need you to find the cabin"

S4E10 Daniel says "Thank you" to Juliet when she agrees to let Daniel and Charlotte go with Sun and Jin
Juliet says "Good. Thanks" when Kate tells her they are prepared for the operation
Bernard says to Jack "I'm sorry Jack, but I agree" about using the chloroform to knock him out
Dr. Erika Stevenson says "Thank you for keeping us safe" when Jack tells her about the battery in the smoke alarm
Jack thanks Erika for the prescription for clonazapam
Bernard tells Kate about Juliet and the operation "She did good" and Kate says "Thank you"
Juliet says she is sorry to Kate for yelling at her
Kate tells Juliet "Thank you for saving his life"
S4E11 The ER nurse tells Emily Locke she can't hold the baby "I'm sorry sweetheart, he's just too little"
Emily Locke says "I'm sorry, I can't do this"
Keamy says "Thank you" to Captain Gault when he takes the key from him
Locke tells Ben "I'm sorry those things happened to you"
Keamy says "Sorry doc" just before he slits his throat and says "Thanks captain" after he kills Gault
S4E12

Sawyer says to Jack, "I'm sorry Doc, maybe this is Deja Vu"
Kate tells Hurley "Jack is running late, sorry"
Carole Littleton tells Jack "I'm sorry for your loss" and Jack says "Thank you"
Kate says "Thank you" when Carole Littleton says "Your son is beautiful"
Locke says "I'm sorry Ben, but maybe I missed the part about what I'm supposed to do about the armed men inside"

S4E13

Jack says "I'm sorry" to Kate at the gate near the airport
Ben says "Thank you for coming Richard"
Mrs. Dawson thanks the nurse for bringing her to Hurley
Hurley says to Mrs. Dawson "I'm sorry, do I know you?"
Hurley tells Walt "I'm sorry" about none of the Oceanic 6 coming to see him
Hurley says "Thanks for coming back for me" to Sawyer
Juliet offers to help get the next group together for Daniel to ferry to the Kahana and he say s"Thank you", she then says"Dan, thanks for helping us"
Charlotte says "Sorry" Miles
Jin says "Thank you Michael"
Ben tells Locke "Sorry I made your life so miserable"
Kate says "I'm sorry" to Aaron
Ben says "Sorry" to Jack at the funeral home

S5E1 Daniel says it to Dr. Pierre Chang when he bumps into him under the Orchid
Ben tells Jack about Locke "I told him I was sorry for making his life so miserable'
Daniel says"Okay, thanks" after he asks the group going to the Sawn Hatch to "pick up the pace"
S5E2

Jack apologizes to Penny for dragging her into the lie
Sayid says "I'm sorry Hurley, but we have to lie"
Hurley says "Sorry" to Darlene
jack says "Thank you" to ben for flushing his pills down the toilet
Sun Thanks Kate for saying Ji Yeon is beautiful
Kate tells Sun "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry" about Jin not getting off the Kahana in time
Sawyer tells Juliet "...sorry if my plan..."
Richard "Sorry, am I interrupting?"
Desmond says "I'm sorry" to Abigail Spencer and the "I'm sorry who?" when she mentions Charles Widmore
Desmond says "Thanks to Abigail
Melanie says "I'm sorry" to Widmore
Desmond tells Widmore "Thanks for the advice"

S5E4

Kate thanks Sun for loaning her the suit "Thank you for the loaner"
Daniel thanks Miles for bringing the water for Charlotte
Sun thanks the bellman for bringing the package
Dan Norton says "Thank you for waiting" to Kate
Sayid says to Tony "Sorry, I think you have the wrong room"
Kate says "I'm sorry" on the phone to jack
Sayid says "Sorry Ben"
Sawyer yells "Thank you, Lord" when the flash saves them from the people in the second outrigger shooting at them
Ben thanks Dan Norton for the "good news" about Hurley
Ben tells Kate "Sorry" about coming after Aaron
Danielle says "Merci" to Robert for bringing the water to Jin and Jin says "Thank you"

S5E5 Jack says "Sun, I'm sorry" and when Sun asks him "Sorry for what?" he replies "For leaving Jin behind"
Ben tells Jack and Sun "If you had any idea what I've done to keep you safe, to keep your friends safe...you'd never stop thanking me"
Juliet says "Thank God" when they find the Orchid
Juliet says "...thank you" to Locke
Christian Shepard tells Locke "No, sorry. I can't" when Locke asks for help getting up
Ben says "I'm sorry I had to bring you here before I gave it to you Sun"
S5E6 Mrs. Hawking tells Desmond "I'm sorry to have to tell you this Desmond, but the island isn't done with you yet"
Kate says "Thank you" when Jack agrees not to ask any more questions about Aaron
Jill says "Sorry" to Jack
Nabil, the ticket agent, says "Thank you for flying Ajira Air" to Jack
Caesar says "My condolences, I'm sorry you lost your friend"
Jack says" Thank you" to Caesar
Rupa Krishnavani the stewardess says "thank you sir" to Jack
Ben says "Thank you for not closing it" to Rupa
S5E7 Locke says "Much obliged" when Ilana gives him the mango
When Locke says 'I think this is what they were going to bury me in", Ilana says "Sorry?"
Locke says "I'm sorry" when Sayid tells him about Nadia being murdered
Hurley tells Locke 'Sorry dude, I don't think that's gonna happen. Jack's a doctor now, Sun's like got her baby, and Kate has Aaron"
Abaddon says "I'm sorry, Mr. Locke' about Helen being dead
Locke says "Thank you" to ben just before ben strangles him
S5E8 Juliet says "I'm sorry" to Daniel about Charlotte
Sawyer tells Juliet "Thanks for getting my back"
Miles says "Yeah, thanks anyway there Plato" to Daniel
Amy says "We're sorry, we're sorry" to the Others
Richard says to Sawyer "I'm sorry, do we know each other?"
Sawyer says "I'm sorry" to Amy
Horace says "Nah, I've got it, thanks"
Juliet says to Sawyer "Thank you for believing in me"
S5E9 Juliet tells Amy "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to wake you"
Ben says "I'm sorry Sun but waiting doesn't interest me much"
Chang says "Sorry, Namaste, I'm Pierre Chang
Lapidus tells Sun "I'm sorry but I don't think we're gonna find your husband here"
Sayid thanks Young Ben for bringing him the sandwich
S5E10 Sayid says 'Thank you"to Young Ben for the book and the sandwich
Sayid says "Thank you when Horace cuts off the handcuffs"
Sawyer says "I'm sorry Sayid" just before he punches him in the face
Ben says "Well then, I apologize."
Sayid says "I'm sorry to hear that"
S5E11 Roger Linus says "Thanks, Jim" to Sawyer
Debra the nurse says "I'm sorry, Juliet"

Roger says "Thanks" to Kate when she figures out a way for him to stay near Young Ben by watching Kate so she doesn't pass out
Kate says "Sorry?" when she doesn't understand what Roger just said to her
Kate says "Sorry" to Roger when he tells her that Emily Linus died the day Ben was born
Roger tells Juliet "I want to say thanks. I know that you're doing everything you can to save him"
Kate says "Thank you, thank you very much" when Aaron is found
Young Ben says to Kate "Tell my dad I'm sorry I stole his keys"
Jack says "I'm sorry?" when he doesn't understand Juliet's comment
Kate says "I'm sorry" to Carole Littleton
S5E12 Caesar and two survivors of Flight 316 come up to Ben and Locke as they are uncovering the outrigger and Caesar says "I'm sorry, but I'm calling the shots here and I say that you are not taking anything"
When Ben shoots Caesar he says to Locke "Consider that my apology" for having killed Locke
Charles Widmore says "I'm sorry, is that a baby?"
Lapidus tells Sun "I'm sorry to say, but I'm leaving with or without you"
Ben says "I need to ask a favor of you Sun. If you ever get off this island, find Desmond Hume for me and tell him that I said I was sorry", when Sun asks "Sorry for what?" he replies "He'll know"
Ben says "I'm so sorry. It was all my fault" to Alex (Smoke Monster)
S5E13 Miles tells his mother "I'm sorry that I couldn't make it by sooner"
Kate says "Thank you" to Juliet for sending Sawyer with her
Howard Gray says "Thank you" to Miles and Miles replies "I'm sorry for your loss"
Bram says "Sorry about that, but your apartment is being watched" when he kidnaps Miles off the street
Sawyer says to Jack"Thanks for filling me in Doc"
Howard Gray says "Sorry?" to Miles
Hurley says to Miles "Sorry I said you were afraid to talk to your dad, dude"
S5E14 Daniel says "Sorry sir, won't happen again" when he bumps into Dr. Pierre Chang
Miles says to Dr. Chang about Daniel "Sorry sir, I think he had too many drugs on the sub"
Daniel says to Charles Widmore "I'm sorry sir, I don't... Did Caroline tell you? I have a condition that affects my memory" And "I meant to thank you before I ... before I left Oxford"
Jack says "Thank you to Juliet for giving them the code to the key pad on the sonic fence
S5E15 Hurley says "Sorry " to Miles and Jin when he can't answer Pierre CHang's questions
Hurley says "Sorry " to Miles as they watch Lara and Pierre Chang argue about leaving the island
S5E16 The man in the dark shirt says to Jacob "Thank you, I just ate"
Young Kate says "Thanks mister" to Jacob and he replies "You're welcome"
Sawyer says "I'm sorry, I'm gonna pass"
Young Sawyer says "Yeah , thanks" to Jacob when he gives him a pen
Jacob tells Young Sawyer "I'm very sorry about your mother and father"
Jacob says to Sayid "I'm sorry, I think I'm lost"
Kate says "Thank you" to Juliet
Sawyer tell so Rose and Bernard "I'm sorry y'all got left behind"
Jacob says to Ilana "I'm sorry I couldn't make it sooner"
Jacob tells Locke "I'm sorry this happened to you"
Jack says "No thanks" to Sawyer
Hurley says "Oh sorry" when he sees Jacob in the cab
S6E1 Seth Norris, the pilot says "Sorry about the bumpy ride..."
Desmond says "I'm sorry mate, is this your seat?"
Desmond says "Thanks brotha" to Jack
Jack tells Sawyer "I'm sorry.... I thought we were supposed to..."
Kate says "I'm sorry " when she bumps into Jack
Sawyer says "Sorry. My bad" when he bumps into the Marshall
Ben says to Ilana "I'm sorry, who are you?"
When Jacob tells HUrley he "...died an hour ago", Hurley says "Sorry dude. That sucks"
FLocke tells Ben "I'm sorry you had to see me like that"
The Oceanic employee says "sorry to Jack twice as he tells him that they have lost Christian's coffin
Sawyer says "Sorry" as he holds back the TSA agents on the elevator so Kate can escape and she says "Thanks"
Kate says "I'm so sorry" to Sawyer
Locke tells Jack that he is "sorry" when he hears that Oceanic lost Christian's coffin and says "Thanks " to Jack when he holds the door open for him
S6E3 Sayid says "Thank you Jack...for saving my life"
Kate says "Thanks" to the mechanic that removes her handcuffs
Lennon tells Sayid "I'm sorry we had to put you through that. It was a test"
Aldo says "I'm sorry , is this a press conference?"
Kate thanks Justin for stopping her from walking into the trap
Mrs. Baskin says "Oh my god....I am so sorry..."
Kate says "I'm sorry" to Sawyer twice
S6E4 Locke says:"I'm sorry" and "I know I shouldn't have lied" to Randy
FLocke says "Richard I'm sorry I hit you in the throat and dragged you off the beach..."
FLocke asks Richard about Jacob "I'm sorry... you mean you've been doing everything he told you all this time and he never said why?"
Hurley says to Locke "I'm sorry" and "I'm really sorry. They were supposed to reserve a spot for me"
Locke says "Thank you" to Rose and "I'm sorry" when she tells him she has terminal cancer
Ben says "John Locke was a... a believer, he was a man of faith, he was... a much better man than I will ever be. And I'm very sorry I murdered him"
Helen says "thanks" to the delivery man from Oceanic bringing Locke's hard sided case that is filled with knives
Locke says "Thanks " to the kid who told him where the teachers lounge was
S6E5 Twice, Jack tells David that he is sorry he is late
Jack says "No, no, no thanks" to Margo
Claire tells Jin "I'm really sorry you got stuck in my trap"
Hurley says sorry to Jack for "...wrecking your game with Kate" and "dude, I'm sorry"
One of the judges says "Thank you" to David
Jacob says "I'm sorry it's too late" about the "Someone bad" going to the Temple
Claire tells Jin "Thank you" when Jin lies to her about where Aaron is
S6E6 Sam says "Thanks these are awesome" and Sayid says you're welcome"
Sayid says "No, thank you" to Keamy's offer to cook him eggs
S6E7 Ben sarcastically says "I'm fine, thank you" to Ilana
Ilana thanks Miles for telling her that Ben killed Jacob
Ben says "Oh I'm sorry. I should've put a note on the door"
Alex thanks Ben for offering to tutor her
Ben tells Ilana he is sorry for killing Jacob
S6E8 FLocke tells Sawyer "I wish you hadn't interrupted me", Sawyer replies "I'm sorry, I forgot my manners" and FLocke answers "I forgive you"
Charlotte says "Thank you" to the waiter
Charlotte says "Thanks" when Sawyer tells her why he became a cop "I got to a point in my life where I was either gonna become a criminal or a cop. So I chose cop"
Sawyer tells Liam "Sorry, not my department"
FLocke tells Kate "I'm sorry. I have to take responsibility for Claire's behavior." and "I'm sorry that this happened"
Charles Widmore says "Thanks" to Zoe
Claire says "thanks" and sorry several times to Kate when she is apologizing to Kate and hugging her
Widmore asks Sawyer "How do I know I can trust you?" and Sawyer replies "Same way I know I can trust you"
S6E9 Jacob tells Ilana "I'm sorry I couldn't make it sooner"
Hurley says"Sorry, Jack, but this has nothing to do with you"
Richard says "Thank you, sir" to the doctor
Richard tells Father Suarez "I am truly sorry"
Jonas Whitfield says "Thank you, Father"
Richard says "Thank you" to Esau/MIB"
S6E10 The customs agent says "I'm sorry. Federal law says we have to confiscate the $25,000
The hotel clerk says "I'm sorry. I apologize..."
FLocke tells Sun "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to startle you"
Ben says "I'm sorry, what?" to Sun
Zoe says "Sorry" after she tasers Jin
Keamy says "Thank you for the watch..."
Jin says "Thank you" to Keamy
Keamy says "I'm sorry. Some people just aren't meant to be together"
Widmore says ""...my deepest apologies" to Jin
Sun writes "Sorry" with a happy face next to it on the note pad
S6E11 Widmore says "I'm really sorry for taking you away from them..."
Desmond says "I'm sorry?" to Hurley
Claire says "Thank you so much" to Desmond
Claire says "No, that's it, thank God"
Desmond says "Thank you" to George Minkowski twice
Desmond says "Thank you" to Widmore's secretary twice
Widmore says "Sorry Desmond, Looks like our celebration of the Australian deal is going to have to be cut short. You are aware that my son is a musician?"
Nurse says "Sorry sir" to Desmond
Desmond tells Eloise "I'm deeply sorry"
Eloise says "Thank you so much, Mr. Hume"
Desmond says "I'm sorry, did you just say Penny?"
Widmore tells Desmond "I'm really sorry"
S6E12 Ilana tells Hurley "I'm sorry" when he tells her about Libby being murdered
Dr. Brooks says "I apologize for the intrusion"
Desmond says to Hurley "I'm sorry, have I seen you before?"
FLocke tells Desmond "I'm sorry Sayid tied you up but he was afraid you would run before we had a chance to talk"
Dr. Brooks says "I'm sorry" to Hurley
Hurley tells Libby "I'm sorry"
Miles says "Sorry" to Hurley
Jack says "Sorry" to Richard
Hurley says "Thanks" to Michael
Michael asks Hurley to tell Libby he is "very sorry"
S6E13 Jack says to Claire "I'm so sorry.."
Sawyer says "Sorry, duty calls"
FLocke says I'm sorry" to Zoe
Desmond says "I'm sorry" to Claire
Claire thanks Desmond and he says "You're welcome"
ILana says "I'm sorry.." to Claire
Jack says "Thank"s to David's mother
Jacks tells Sawyer "I'm sorry that I got Juliet killed"
Jack says "I'm so sorry , there's been an emergency at the hospital"
   
Forgiving Someone (Letting Them Off the Hook)
S1E4 Rose says to Jack "I'm going to let you off the hook"
S1E16 Locke says to Kate that his step-mother "Thought that Jeanie came back to tell her the accident wasn't her fault.. let her off the hook."
S1E20 Boone says to Jack "I'm going to let you off the hook"
S2E17 Locke says to Anthony Cooper's coffin "I forgive you"
S2E21 Eko says to Yemi "Forgive me" and "You must help John, he has lost his way"
S3E11 Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy says to Sayid "Perhaps I can earn your forgiveness by offering some iced tea."
Amira says she forgives Nadia when he bites her "...because sometimes he forgets that he is safe now" and "So today ...I ask only one thing of you. I ask you now that you show me the respect of acknowledging what you did to me. That it was you who questioned me. That tortured me. And that you remember me" and Sayid replies "I remember you. I remember your face. Your face has haunted me ever since I left Iraq. I am sorry. I am so sorry for what I did to you. I'm ...so ...sorry.
Amira then replies "I forgive you" and tells him that she will lie to her husband so he will release Sayid.
S3E17

Desmond says to Brother Campbell "Forgive me Brother"

S3E22 Jack says "Forgive me"as he prepares to jump off the bridge
S4E3 Sayid says "Forgive me, but the day I start trusting him is the day I would have sold my soul"
S4E7 Jin says to Sun "So I forgive you" and Sun thanks him for promising to protect her and the baby
S6E7 Ben tells Ilana "I can never expect you to forgive me ...because I can't forgive myself"
S6E8 FLocke tells Sawyer "I wish you hadn't interrupted me", Sawyer replies "I'm sorry, I forgot my manners" and FLocke answers "I forgive you"
S6E9 Richard says to the doctor "Forgive me, but I couldn't wait"
Richard gives his confession to Father Suarez, "Forgive me father for I have sinned..."
Father Suarez refuses Richard absolution and says "You don't have time" to do penance
S6E10 Ben says to Ilana "You'll forgive my skepticism..."
S6E12 Dr. Brooks says "Forgive us" to Hurley
   
Additionally, points are probably awarded for finding specific items such as :
 
Locating Weapons
S1E12 Kate & Sawyer find the gun case
S2E3 Kate finds the armory in the Swan Hatch
S2E7 Ana Lucia finds the army knife on a dead Other
S3E6 Alex uses a homemade sling shot
Jack finds the guns in the Hydra
S3E7 Alex uses a slingshot to rescue Sawyer & Kate
Sawyer gets a gun away from Danny Pickett
S3E11 Kate finds the ammunition
S3E12
Sayid finds the C4 hidden in Locke's backpack and Locke says "You never know when a little C4 might come in handy"
S3E14 Nikki discovers that the Medusa Spider can be used as a weapon against Paolo
S3E15 Although Sayid says that the Others took everything and that he couldn't find any weapons, he is carrying something new in his backpack that has a large handle and looks like it could be a weapon (it turns out to be a machete)
S3E22 Locke finds a gun in the ditch with the Dharma skeletons
Desmond finds the spear gun in the locker that he uses to shoot Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy
Sawyer finds a gun in the sand
Juliet finds a gun in the sand
S4E2 Jack finds the gun tucked in the back of Dan's pants
S4E13 Sayid finds Keamy's knife
S5E7 Caesar finds a gun in the Hydra office
S5E12 Jed tells Lapidus that Ilana and three of the others "found guns"
S5E14 Jack and Kate find the guns in the locker at the Motor Pool
S6E4 FLocke finds the machete
S6E6 Kate picks up a gun as she is leaving the Temple
S6E7 Ben finds the rifle FLocke left for him
 
 
Finding the Dharma Hatches and Stations
S1E9 Sayid finds Danielle's bunker
S1E11 Locke and Boone find the Swan Hatch (Station 3)
S2E6 The Tailies find the Arrow Station. They also find the radio, the glass eye, a blanket and the bible with the piece of film in it.
S2E15 Claire finds the medical station
Kate finds the disguises
S2E21 Eko and Locke find the Pearl Hatch (Station 5)
Eko finds the notebooks and the Orientation video
S2E24 Kate finds the pile of canisters with the notebooks from the hatch
Sayid finds the fake Hatch at the Others' mock campsite
S3E1 The Hydra Station was introduced. Perhaps it will be found by some of the LOSTies in an attempt to rescue Jack, Kate and Sawyer.
S3E5 Another station is seen in the monitors at the Pearl Station and a man with an eye patch is seen in it (Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy)
S3E7 Alex takes Sawyer & Kate to the Hydra facility where Karl is being held
S3E11 Sayid finds the Flame Hatch
S3E11 Locke finds the instruction video for the Flame Hatch while playing chess
S3E14 Paolo and Nikki find the Pearl Hatch
S3E22 The LOSTies finally get to the radio tower
Charlie goes to the Looking Glass Hatch
S4E6 Daniel and Charlotte find The Tempest
Juliet finds The Tempest
Kate and Jack find The Tempest
S4E10 Sun finds her way back to the Medical Station with Jin, Charlotte and Daniel and Daniel reports to Juliet that they found everything on her list of medical supplies
S4E11 Locke finds his way back to the pit with the Dharma skeletons
S4E13

Jack & Sawyer find the Orchid (1, 2, 3)

S5E1 Juliet finds the Swan Hatch
S5E4 Locke finds the Swan Hatch beam
S5E5 Locke finds the Orchid and then finds the well
S5E7 Caesar finds the Hydra office
S6E1 Kate finds the Swan Hatch
S6E8 Sawyer finds the Hydra Station
S6E10 Sayid finds his way to the dock
S6E13 Sawyer finds his way to bring the Elizabeth to the dock
Jack finds his way to the dock
 
Providing Food & Water
S1E1 Kate gets the pilot some water
S1E2 Hurley distributes food
S1E4 Sawyer says he found the peanuts in the fuselage
Locke finds a boar
S1E5 Jack finds the water and the caves
S1 & S2 Kate, Locke and Jin are constantly finding food
S1E2 Jin feeds sea urchin to the LOSTies
S2E2 Kate finds the pantry in the Swan Hatch
S2E4 Hurley distributes the food to the LOSTies
S2E8 Rose feeds Jack fruit
S2E13 Diane Jensen
S2E16 Charlie greets Sayid and Ana Lucia with "Good morning. Who wants breakfast?"
S2E17 Kate, Jack, Charlie, Sayid and Ana Lucia find the food drop
S2E19 Rose sets up the pantry on the beach and brings Bernard his supper
S2E20 Hurley packs the picnic from the beach pantry
S2 DVD Deleted scene Ana Lucia serves food
S3E1 Sawyer wins the fish biscuit, pellets and water
S3E4 Juliet brings Jack food
S3E4 Hurley offers Desmond fruit salad
S3E5 Juliet brings Jack a cheeseburger and Jack says "I'm beginning to think you're just the person who brings me my food"
S3E6 Kate asks Sawyer for a fish biscuit
S3E8 Charlie and Hurley raid Sawyers stash for food and medicine
S3E11 Kate finds the beef in the refrigerator
S3E15 Desmond and Sawyer kill a boar and Sawyer provides a luau for the LOSTies
S4E3 Locke brings Sayid some Iced Tea
S3E17 Charlie brings Desmond a can of food
S3E18 Hurley gets water fro Naomi
Jin brings Sun soup
S3E19 Jin takes the food from Charlie to bring it into the tent to Naomi
S3E22 The Stewardess on Jack's flight
S4E3 Locke brings iced tea to Sayid
S4E4 Locke is a waiter as he brings a tray of food to Ben. Then he puts the tray down to open the lock (Guard). Watch as Locke hands over the tray and suddenly becomes the Hunter with a knife in his hand.
Hurley is bringing a tray of food to Miles
Kate
carries the tray of food to the boat house
Sawyer gives Kate a glass of wine
S4E5 Daniel gives Charlotte a drink
S4E7 Sun tells Jin he needs to find food for two days
Jin catches a fish
S4E11 Hurley gives Locke a bottle of water
S4E12 Jack gives Frank Lapidus a bottle of water
S5E1 Juliet finds the Swan Hatch
S5E2 Miles brings back a dead boar
S5E4 Miles gets water for Charlotte
Sawyer asks "Anybody want a Dharma beer?"
S5E5 Robert offers to get Danielle some water
Jin finds water in a leaf
S5E7 Ilana tells Locke about the mango "We found a tree, they're pretty good"
Charles Widmore gives Locke a glass of water
S5E8 Juliet cooks dinner for Sawyer
S5E10 Hurley cooks breakfast for Jack & Kate
Juliet is cooking breakfast for Sawyer
S5E11 Kate and Sawyer give Young Ben water from a canteen
S5E13 Hurley makes sandwiches for the construction workers at the Orchid
S5E14 Sawyer and Juliet pack food to take to the beach
S5E16 Bram gives Frank some water
Hurley gives Sayid some water
S6E3 Miles gives Sayid some water
Dogen serves Jack tea
S6E4 FLocke gives Richard some water
S6E5 Claire gives Jin some water
S6E6 Nadia serves tea
S6E7 Miles brings Ben food
S6E8 Sawyer brings Jin coffee
Sawyer gives Zoe water
S6E9 Father Suarez brings Richard food
S6E10 Jack brings Sun a tomato
S6E13 Sawyer brings Kate an apple
Lapidus offers the LOSTies on the boat food

Finding and Watching Films & Video (May get extra points for watching them again)
S2E1 Locke finds the Swan Hatch Orientation film behind the books and watches it with Jack. Locke wants to watch it again
S2E7 Eko finds the missing piece of film in the Bible in the Arrow Station
S2E9 Locke shows Eko and Michael the Swan Hatch Orientation film with the missing piece of film spliced in
S2E21 Eko finds the Orientation Film in the Pearl Hatch and wants to watch it again
S3E5 Nikki watches the Pearl Orientation film
S3E11 Locke finds the Flame Hatch video when he beats the computer at chess
S3E20 Young Ben watches an orientation video with his father and some other new Dharma arrivals
S4E1 Hurley watches the convenience store video
S4E6 Locke and Ben watch the video tape of Widmore
S4E13 Locke watches the orientation video for the Orchid
S5E1 Dr. Pierre Chang is seen filming the orientation video for the Arrow Station, he is wearing a Swan logo jacket
S5E9 Jack and Kate watch the Orientation video in the Processing Center
S5E13 Phil watches the surveillance tape from monitor 4 that shows Sawyer and Kate with Young Ben at the sonic fence
   
   
Finding Assorted Items
S1E1

Kate finds boots that will fit her
Jack finds the sewing kit
Jack, Kate and Charlie find the cockpit
Jack finds the transceiver after the cockpit shifts
Kate finds the pilots wings

S1E2 Michael finds Walt
Walt finds the handcuffs
Jack finds the razor
S1E3 Jack finds the mug shot of Kate in the Edward Mars' pocket
Locke finds Vincent
S1E4 Claire finds Sayid's pictures of Nadia
The LOSTies find papers and documents belonging to the dead
S1E6 Jack finds the Adam & Eve and the Black & White stones, although the significance of these has not yet been revealed
Michael found Mr. Paik's watch
S1E12 Sawyer finds the dead bodies in the water
S2E2 Claire finds a Mary statue in Charlie's things
S2E16 Sayid, Ana Lucia and Charlie find the balloon
S2E17 Kate, Jack, Sayid, Ana Lucia & Charlie find the food drop
S2E23 Charlie finds the vaccine
S3E2 Sayid finds the Pala Ferry Dock
S3E3 Locke finds Eko in the bear cave
S3E5 Locke, Desmond, Sayid, Nikki and Paolo find Eko
S3E6 Locke finds Mr. Eko's Jesus Stick
S3E10 Hurley and Vincent find the VW bus
Jin and Hurley find the beer
Sawyer finds the map
Kate finds Danielle
S3E11

Jin finds the ping pong table while searching for firewood

S3E11 Locke finds Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy's papers
Sayid finds the cow, the farmhouse, the satellite dish, the C4, the wall of Dharma Manuals including the Food Drop Protocol and the Operations Manual, and he finds maps of the cables and barracks.
S3E12 Sayid, Kate, Locke and Danielle find the Perimeter Fence
Sayid finds New Otherton
Desmond catches a seagull for Claire
S3E14 Arzt finds 20 new species of spiders and insects
Paolo finds the Exposé script bag with the diamonds
Charlie finds the Exposé script
Jin finds Paolo
Nikki finds the nicotine gum
Nikki finds the diamonds hidden in Paolo's underwear
Sawyer finds the buried diamonds
Sawyer finds the walkie talkie
Nikki and Paolo find the drug plane
Nikki and Paolo find the waterfall
Paolo finds the walkie talkie in the Pearl Hatch
Sawyer finds the walkie talkie in Nikki and Paolo's stash
Paolo finds the dead bodies in the water
S3E15 Kate finds the knife in Juliet's pocket
Kate and Juliet find their way to the perimeter fence
S3E17
Jin finds the cable
Charlie finds the Hawaiian doll
Jin sees the beacon
Desmond finds Naomi's bag with a canteen, an MRE, a satellite phone and a copy of Ardil-22 (Catch -22 by Joseph Heller in Portuguese). There is another copy of the photo of Desmond and Penny in the book
Jin finds Naomi
Desmond finds the hidden arrow trap
S3E18 Hurley finds the flare gun in Naomi's pack and fires it by mistake
Jin discovers that Patchy has stolen the satellite phone
S3E21 Sayid has a map of the Looking Glass that he found in the Flame Hatch
Desmond locates the cable on the beach
S3E22 Ben finds the LOSTies
S4E1 Hurley finds Jacob's cabin, looks inside and sees a painting of a dog, a lantern and something/someone who looks like Christian Shephard
Kate finds Naomi
Locke finds Hurley
Jack & Kate find Dan Faraday
S4E2 Jack & Kate find Dan Faraday, Miles Straume, Frank Lapidus and the helicopter
Locke's group finds Charlotte Lewis
Kate finds the silver case and Jack opens it and finds the gas mask and biohazard bags
Daniel, Jack & Kate follow Miles' transponder signal to locate him
S4E3 Sayid finds Naomi's silver bracelet with an inscription that reads "N. I'll always be with you. R.G."
Sayid finds Naomi's picture of Desmond & Penny
Locke finds the line of volcanic ash that surrounded Jacob's cabin, but the cabin isn't there
Sayid finds a hidden closet behind a bookcase in Ben's house. There are clothes, money, passports and luggage hidden in the closet
S4E4 Sawyer tells Kate "I found some clothes about your size"
Kate finds the boat house
S4E5 Frank Lapidus finds his way back to the boat
S4E6 Jack finds Kate
S4E10 Miles finds Danielle and Karl's bodies
Sawyer finds Aaron
S4E11 Hurley finds the cabin
Locke finds and lights the oil lamp
S4E12

Jack & Kate find Sawyer, Miles and Aaron
Jack and Sawyer find the helicopter and Frank Lapidus
Desmond finds the bomb on the Kahana

S4E13

Jack and Sawyer find Hurley
Jack, Hurley & Sawyer find Locke at the Orchid
Keamy finds the Orchid
Kate finds her way to the helicopter
Sayid finds the bullet hole in the helicopter
Hurley spots the Kahana
Jack finds the fuel on the Kahana
Locke finds Richard and the Others
Lapidus finds the Searcher

S5E1

Tony the Construction Foreman show Dr. Chang the sonar image of the gear wheel they found under the Orchid
Locke finds the heroin filled statue and the crash site of the drug plane
Richard finds Locke
Daniel finds his pack

S5E3 Charlotte, Daniel, Miles and the two LOSTies with them find their way to the creek
Miles finds the trip wire for the explosives
Desmond finds Daniel's lab
S5E4 Sayid finds a piece of paper with Kate's address in Tony's pocket
Sawyer, Locke, Juliet, Daniel, Charlotte and Miles find their way back to the beach camp
Miles finds the water bottle with the Ajira Airlines logo
Charlotte finds the wreckage from the Besixdouze, Danielle's ship
Danielle and her team find Jin
Locke finds Vincent's leash
S5E5

Montand finds Nadine's backpack
Jin finds Danielle's music box
Jin finds the violin
Jin finds Montand's rotting arm
Jin sees black smoke on the beach
Jin finds Danielle's camp

Jin finds Danielle's music box
Sawyer finds Jin

S5E6 Jack finds Hurley
Jack finds Kate
Jack finds his father's shoes in his grandfather's luggage
Security finds Locke's letter and returns it to Jack
S5E7 Caesar finds a flashlight, a copy of LIFE magazine dated April 18, 1954 with a story about Hydrogen bomb tests, file cabinets and files in the Hydra office. He also finds copies of Danielle's maps (1, 2) and a drawing that was also found in Daniel's journal
Ilana tells Caesar "We found someone...a man..."
Ilana tells Locke they found the three outriggers and that "the pilot and some woman took one"
Ben finds Jin's ring (1, 2)
Ben finds Locke about to commit suicide
Charles Widmore finds all of the Oceanic 6 for Locke to contact them
S5E8 Miles finds the giant statue
Rosie sees Horace Goodspeed on the monitor
Sawyer and Miles find Horace by the sonic fence near the Flame
Sawyer and Juliet find Daniel
Jin finds a walkie talkie on one of the dead Others
Horace finds Paul's ankh hidden in Amy's sock drawer
S5E9 The co-pilot finds the runway
Miles finds Sawyer for Juliet on the monitor in the Barracks Security Center
The survivors of Flight 316 sort through the luggage and search for items they will need
Ben finds the outriggers
S5E11 Jin finds Young Ben who has been shot by Sayid
A blonde woman who looks like Claire finds Aaron in the grocery store
Sawyer and Kate find the Others
S5E12 Locke finds his way to the wall outside the Temple
S5E13 Young Miles finds the key to Mr. Vonner's apartment hidden under a statue of a white rabbit
Young Miles finds Mr. Vonner dead
S5E14 Jack finds the first aid kit in the locker
Kate leads Jack and Daniel to the Others camp
S5E15 Charles Widmore finds Jack and Kate
S5E16 Sawyer, Juliet and Kate find Vincent, Rose & Bernard
Ilana finds Jacob's cabin
Bram finds the break in the ash circle around the cabin
Sun finds the crib Locke made for Aaron
Sun finds Charlie's Drive Shaft ring where he had hidden it in the folds of Aaron's blanket in the crib
S6E1 Kate finds the Swan Hatch, Jack and Sawyer
Miles finds Kate
Kate hears Juliet calling for help
Jin finds a flashlight in the van
Kate finds matches in Montand's pack and a torch nearby
Hurley finds Montand' s book
S6E3 Kate finds Sawyer
S6E4 FLocke finds the machete and picks it up
FLocke finds the cave and brings Sawyer there
S6E5 Jin finds the explosives from the Black Rock in Claire's camp
Jack finds Kate's backpack and the Kate
Hurley finds his way to the Lighthouse
Jack find Shannon's asthma inhaler
Jack finds Kate
Jack finds the caves
Jack finds Shannon's inhaler
Hurley finds Adam and Eve
Jack finds his father's coffin
Hurley finds the Lighthouse
Jack finds the telescope (1, 2)
S6E6 Kate finds Sayid
Sayid finds Jin tied up and being held in the refrigerator
Kate finds a gun as she is leaving the temple
S6E7 Ben finds Ilana, Sun, Miles and Lapidus
Jack and HUrley find Richard
Richard finds the Black Rock
Sun finds LOSTie beach
Ben finds Booty Babes, a book by Benjamin Disraeli and "The Chosen" by Chaim Potok in Sawyer's tent
Ben finds an Oceanic water bottle
S6E8 Charlotte finds Sawyer's binder, the picture of his parents and the article about the murder suicide
Sawyer finds the Hydra Station, the polar bear cages and Kate's dress
Sawyer finds the plane (Ajira Flight 316)
Sawyer finds the drag line (1, 2)
Sawyer finds the dead bodies of the passengers from Ajira Flight 316
Sawyer finds Zoe
S6E9 Hurley finds Richard
Ricardo finds the doctor
Richard finds Jacob
S6E10 FLocke finds Sun and FLocke tells Sun "I found your husband"
Zoe and Seamus find the FLockettes
Ben finds Sun
Jack finds Sun
Jin finds the power source in Room 23
Widmore's people find Sun's camera
Sayid finds Jin
Jack finds the tomato
Sayid finds Desmond
S6E11 Male technician finds the tripped circuit breaker
Sayid finds Desmond
S6E12 Ilana finds the Black Rock and the dynamite
Hurley finds Ilana's book "Notes from Underground" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Hurley finds the grey bag with Jacob's ashes
Richard finds his way back to the Black Rock
S6E13 Jack finds his way back to the island
Jack finds his way to the dock
Sawyer finds the Elizabeth
Sawyer finds his way to the dock
Sayid finds Desmond in the well
   
Or points could be awarded for activities such as protecting themselves against attacks or danger  
S1E1 Sawyer kills the Polar Bear
S1E24 Kate & Jack keep Locke from being dragged down the hole by the monster
S2E2 Michael shoots the shark
S3E3 Locke chases the Polar Bear away
S3E7 Sawyer, Kate and Alex escape from Danny, Ivan and Jason by hiding in a hole
S3E11 Sayid and Kate do battle with Ms. Klugh and Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy, and are eventually in control of the situation
S3E15 Kate finds shelter to hide herself and Juliet from the monster in the banyan trees
S3E20 Locke accepts the gun from Alex
S3E21 The LOSTies work together to save themselves and the pregnant women from the Others
Karl warns the LOSTies that the Others are coming a day early
S4E1 Locke and his group of LOSTies are now trying to protect themselves from the BOATies, while Jack and his band of LOSTies still think the BOATies are a good thing and will rescue them
S4E2 Sayid and Juliet rescue Jack & Kate from Miles Straume
S4E3 Ben tells Sayid that he needs to continue to do what Ben tells him to "protect your friends"
S4E7 Jin tells Sun that he will protect her and the baby
S4E9 Locke, Sawyer, Hurley and Ben work together to protect themselves and Aaron from Keamy and his men
Sawyer, and later Locke and Hurley, work to get Claire into the house to protect her as well
S4E10 Lapidus helps hide Sawyer, Claire, Aaron and Miles from Keamy and his men
S4E11 Lapidus tries to warn the LOSTies about where the helicopter is going
Locke asks 'How do I save the island?" and he is told to move the island
S4E13 Ben moves the island
Michael finds the Nitrogen canister
S5E2 The LOSTies run into the trees to avoid being shot by the flaming arrows
S5E4 Sayid avoids being shot by darts from Tony's dart gun
Juliet shoots at the people in the second outrigger and wounds one of them
S5E5 Jin escapes from Danielle who is shooting at him
S5E8 Sawyer negotiates with Richard to keep the truce
S5E9 Frank lands Flight 316, it was a bumpy landing, but he landed the plane (1, 2)
S5E13 Sawyer knocks Phil out to protect the LOSTies that are in New Otherton
S5E15 Sayid ambushes the Others holding Jack and Kate at gunpoint
S6E4 FLocke helps Sawyer get down the rope
Richard tries to convince Sawyer that Locke is killer and that Sawyer should go with Richard
S6E6 Kate tries to save Claire
Kate yells run as she and Miles hear the smoke monster
The FLockettes leave the Temple
S6E12 Michael tells Hurley "I'm here to stop you from getting everyone killed"
Ilana says her job is to protect the candidates
Hurley says he is "protecting us" by blowing up the Black Rock
S6E13 Jack yells "Get down" when Widmore's men send the second missile
       
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Earning Points for Killing Someone

I have included all of the instances of killing someone under the 'bad' role of Murderer on the Roles page. However, it is possible that some deaths may be justifiable and perhaps may even be rewarded with points.

Killing that might fall under this category would be situations where a LOSTie is in a 'good' role and kills an Other to protect either themself or another LOSTie. Or vice versa, when an Other kills a LOSTie.

In S4E11 Ben says "I should have realized that it was pointless" when Hurley questions him about trying to kill Locke. Indicating that he did not get any points for trying to kill him.

This is one of the major things that I will be looking at going forward. As always, I'll note any changes that I make to this category on the What's New page when, and if, they occur.

         
       
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Connections

So what about all the cross connections that occur between the LOSTies.

The game itself is making the random connections that cause our LOSTies to cross paths in their Flash Backs and Flash Forwards. The game re-shuffles all of the characters and causes the cross overs to occur. If you play LOST Connections (another game) on the Season 2 DVD, you will experience this as you watch the game make the connections between the characters.

It is possible that FATE is the name of the actions (or connections) that the game itself inserts.

Christian Shephard to Ana Lucia S2E20 "Maybe fate has just thrown the two of us together"and "My, my, look what fate has delivered up this time"

Then Christian says "Oh, the same reason fate does anything, so that we can help each other out". This tells us that FATE is actually on the side of the "light" ('good') player.

You may also want to watch toward the end of THE LOST Survival Guide where Jeff Johnson of Entertainment Weekly describes the story as being a "thousand little puzzle pieces" being re-shuffled. And the response from Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse to this may actually be more revealing than it appears on face value alone:

Carlton Cuse- "The problem with Jeff Johnson is, he's a lot smarter than us."
Damon Lindelof- "Way smart"
Carlton Cuse- "That's kind of upsetting to us"

         
       
         

 

Cooperation/Team Work/Planning

Cooperation is a major part of playing and winning the game. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork ("Live Together, Die Alone" and "The Greater Good"). It is especially evident when one or more of the main characters must place themselves in danger to help someone else. Also see Saving

Some of the character deaths can be directly attributed to not following this philosophy. For example: Joanna, who went swimming alone S1E5; Arzt, who insisted that only he was qualified to carry the dynamite S1E22; and Ana Lucia S2E20, who definitely marched to her own drummer.

It is possible that points can also be earned for working in teams, as one of the main objectives in each level is to get everyone working on the same team. Making plans is a form of teamwork.

   
S1E1 The LOSTies work together to take care of the injured
S1E2

Jack asks Hurley to help look through the luggage for drugs
Hurley helps Jack when he operates

S1E3 Sayid says "We hiked up the mountain in an attempt to help the rescue team"
Kate says "Live Together, Die Alone"
Sayid organizes groups to gather electronics, ration food and collect water
Locke helps to find Vincent
S1E4 Locke, Kate and Michael go hunting
The LOSTies collect lumber to burn the bodies in the fuselage
Kate, Sayid try to triangulate the signal
S1E5 Jack says "We need to start figuring things out" and "We need to figure out how we're gonna survive here." and that "Every man for himself is not gonna work" and "if we can't live together.. we're gonna die alone"
S1E6 Sayid says "Whatever happened to Live Together, Die Alone"
Sayid and Sawyer help Michael
Sun says to Michael "I need your help"
S1E7 Kate says "Sayid has a plan"
LOSTies work together to dig Jack out, and then dig both Charlie and Jack out
Charlie says to Jack "I'm uh.. I'm here to rescue you"
Sayid, Kate, Sawyer, Shannon try to triangulate the signal
Jack, Hurley and LOSTies move into the caves
Locke helps Charlie with his drug addiction
S1E9 Danielle says "We were part of a science team"
Kate says "I'm on the lady's team"
S1E11 Christian Shephard says "You were part of a team Jack"
Sayid says "She murdered her entire team"
S1E12 Rose says "It's much better on my side"
S1E13 Locke says to Boone "We're gonna want him on our side"
Michael says "I'm on his side"
Sawyer says "How come nobody wants to hear my side of the story?"
S1E14 Sayid says "The French woman said something about her team returning from the Black Rock"
S1E15 Jack says "Okay, John. I mean obviously, you have a plan"
Jack says "Let's figure out a game plan"
S1E18 Sayid says "No but her team could have" and Charlie adds "Or Ethan's team"
Danielle says "...my team continued to search for the transmission" and "When my team was gone"
S1E23 Danielle says "There were 6 of us. My team. 6."
Shannon says "What? You're on his side now?"
Jack says "All I can tell you right now is that we do have a plan"
S1E24 Arzt complains "I know a clique when I see it"
Michael says "That was never part of the plan"
S2E1 Jack says "That plan is not going to work" and "We're all gonna be safe as long as we all stick together"
S2E2 The Tailies work as a team to get Sawyer up the hill
Jack says "We're all gonna be safe as long as we all stay together"
S2E3 Sayid, Kate and Locke work on fixing the computer
Helen tries to help Locke to stop visiting Anthony Cooper
S2E4 Charlie says "I didn't go swanning off to the Black Rock on the bloody A-Team mission..."
S2E8 Libby says "What's the plan"
S2E9 Michael asks Locke how they manage to push the button every 2 hours and Locke replies "I set up 2 person shifts, 6 hours. Everyone's on the roster.
S2E11 Jack tries to convince Michael to let him come with him to go after Walt. Michael says "No, I have to do it now and I have to do it alone."
S2E13 Locke says "Sounds like a plan"
Sawyer says to Locke "Fine. You don't want to trust me, you're on your own"
S2E14 Kelvin Inman says "Loyalty is a virtue"
S2E15 Locke says "I just want to know what the long term plan is"
S2E18 Libby says "I'm on your side"
Sawyer says "Great plan, Moonbeam. After that we can all sing Kumbaya and do trust falls"
S2E19 Bernard says "We're gonna haul them out in 2 man teams"
Kate says she was going to tell Jack about the disguises "...when you let me back in the club"
S2E20 Ben says "I failed my mission"
S2E21 Christian Shephard says "The same reason fate does anything, so that we can help each other out"
S2E22 Michael says "Jack will fill you in on the plan"
S2E23 Title of the episode is "Live Together, Die Alone" and Jack says it
Sayid says to Jack "You and your team will come meet me.."
Kelvin says "Radzinsky was my partner"
Jack says "But you have to know that I would never bring you out here if I didn't have a plan"
S2 DVD In the deleted scene "Sawyer's Visitor", Sawyer says to an unseen Libby "We're on the same damn team then."
S3E2 Ben/Fake Henry asks Colleen "How fast can you put together a team?"
Ben/Fake Henry tells Jack "If you cooperate, we send you home", "That's home Jack. Right on the other side of that glass" and "...if you do what I tell you, when the time comes, I will take you there. I will take you home"
S3E3 Charlie says "Now that we've survived this suicide mission are you going to tell me what you saw?"
S3E4 Sawyer says "We did it. Our Team"
Sawyer says " It's Every Man for Himself" twice, and the second time, Kate replies "Live Together, Die Alone"
S3E6 At first, Jack refuses to do the surgery on Ben/Fake Henry
Kate says "No Sawyer, we're a team. You break the rocks, I haul 'em" and Pickett says "Lord knows, I wouldn't want to break up the team"
Sayid tells Locke "It's not safe to go alone"
Ben/Fake Henry says "Well, see you on the other side"
S3E7 Sawyer, Kate and Alex work as a team to rescue Karl
Juliet tells Jack "Your plan's not going to work"
Tom helps Jack operate on Ben/Fake Henry
Juliet tells Jack "Your plan's not going to work"
S3E8 Desmond says "I need ya's to come with me"
Locke tells Charlie and Hurley them must "help to keep things calm"
Charlie repeatedly tries to help Desmond with Claire, at one point Desmond pushes Charlie away
Charlie and Hurley make a plan to get Desmond drunk and find out how he can tell the future
Mrs. Hawking tells Desmond "...and if you don't do those things, Desmond David Hume, every single one of us is dead"
Desmond saves Claire from drowning
Desmond saves Charlie from drowning and electrocution
Donovan says "Penny's father berates you for not being a great man, voila! You've dreamed a future where you push a button to save the world"
S3E9 Achara helps Jack assemble and fly the kite
Jack says to Tom "You just helped me save his life"
Tom says to Jack "You risk your neck to cut them loose and they run away and never look back." Later on Jack says "No, I was lying, I would have done anything to get my friends out and turning you people against each other was my best chance of creating chaos"
Juliet asks Jack to help Ben "I'm asking you as a personal favor.", "It's because I'm in trouble. I just killed someone"
Jack says to Ben "Do we have a deal or not" to save Juliet from execution
Jack tells Juliet that they are going to make sure that Ben keeps his word by doing it "together"
S3E10

Kate tells Sayid and Locke that Jack "sacrificed himself"
Hurley tells Charlie "cause if you don't die then we win. I could really use a victory"
Charlie, Jin and Sawyer help Hurley with the VW
Kate helps Sawyer by removing the dart
Kate says "I'm going to get help" to Sayid and Locke when she leaves to find Danielle, and then Kate tells Danielle "I came to ask for your help"

S3E12 Jin and Sun help Claire try to catch seagulls
Claire says "Ok, so here's the plan"
Locke, Sayid, Kate and Danielle work together to build a bridge over a Perimeter Fence pylon with a tree that Locke chopped down
Christian Shephard says "I came over because I wanted to help"
Charlie helps Claire attach the note to the seagull's leg. Claire tells him "We're gonna get through this together"
S3E13 Locke helps Ben/Fake Henry out of bed and into the wheel chair and he says to Locke " I just want some dignity. You of all people should understand what it means to want some dignity."
Locke, Sayid and Kate make a plan to rescue Jack
Locke tells Anthony Cooper "You're going to call off your engagement and go...or I'm going to tell her the truth"
Kate says to Jack "I came here to help you!"
S3E14 Arzt draws a map for Nikki
Hurley, Jin and Sawyer work together to find Paolo
Sun, Hurley, Jin, Charlie and Sawyer work together to figure out what happened to Nikki
Jin, Hurley, Sawyer and Charlie dig the grave for Nikki and Paolo
Paolo asks Nikki "If you didn't need me to find that bag, would we still be together?"
S3E15 Desmond helps Sawyer hunt a boar
Kate and Juliet work together to escape the monster
Hurley helps Sawyer become more cooperative with the LOSTies and step into the role of Leader
Kate tells Cassidy "Just one girl watching another girl's back"
Cassidy helps to get Kate to see her mother
Kate thanks Cassidy for helping her
S3E16
Jack says "I spent every moment over there trying to find a way off this island. I was trying to help us all. I was trying to get us rescued"
Juliet says to Kate "I need your help"
Jack tells Charlie about Juliet "She can help"
S3E17
Jin tells Desmond "No, you help" and Desmond replies "I can't help"
Desmond says "Thank you" to Brother Campbell
Desmond says "Thank you" to Jack for the first aid kit
Hurley, Charlie and Jin agree to go on the 'camping trip' with Desmond
desmond tells Ruth how the man standing over him when he woke up said "Can I help you brother?"
Desmond tells Ruth "I was supposed to sacrifice all of it for a greater calling"
Desmond, Hurley, Charlie and Jin work together to locate Naomi
Desmond is singing a song while he is at the table in the monastery"It's a grand old team to play for, and it's a grand old team to see"
Hurley says "So we're gonna go help save her life and she's gonna get us rescued"
Desmond says "If I told you the truth. you wouldn't come"
S3E18
Sun thanks Jack for asking her how her pregnancy is proceeding
Hurley, Jin. Desmond, Charlie and Patchy cooperate to help Naomi
Jin brings Sun some soup and Sun thanks him
Sun helps Kate fix her tent
Sun thanks Mr. Kwon for the tea
Juliet tells Sun "You want me to help you and your baby.."
Juliet tells Sun "I'm helping you because I want to tell you that you and your husband got pregnant before you came here"
Sun helps Juliet move the bank of lockers to reveal the hidden room with the baby crib
S3E19 Locke helps Cindy put up her tent near the Ruins and Cindy thanks him for helping her "That would have taken me hours to do myself"
Ben/Fake Henry says "Hello John, thanks for coming" as Locke enters his tent
Ben/Fake Henry thanks Locke for passing him the cane and says "I believe I have you to thank for this John"
Desmond, Charlie, Jin and Hurley cooperate to keep Naomi a secret
Desmond says "If we keep her safe, she's our way off this island"
Naomi tells Sayid that her helicopter took off from a freighter about 80 miles away that is "part of a search and rescue recovery team "
Locke says "Thank you" to Sawyer for killing Anthony Cooper
S3E20 Alex gives Locke a gun and he thanks her for it
Young Ben/Fake Henry thanks Annie for the dolls
Ben/Fake Henry tells Locke about the purge "When it became clear that one side had to go.. one side had to be purged... I did what I had to do"
Dr. Marvin Candle says "Our mission, is to study these properties for the betterment of mankind and advancement of world peace"
S3E21 The LOSTies all cooperate for the Greater Good to protect themselves and the pregnant women from the Others
Desmond and Charlie work together to get to the Looking Glass Hatch
Charlie is willing to sacrifice himself so Claire and Aaron can be rescued
Claire thanks Charlie for calming her after the crash by saying that rescue will come
Desmond tells Charlie "Maybe I keep seeing you die because I'm supposed to take your place"
Hurley offers to go with Desmond and Charlie and Charlie winds up insulting Hurley when he turns him down by saying that Hurley won't fit in the boat
Jack tells Charlie "No I'm not letting you go on some suicide mission just to flip a switch"
S3E22 Jacks says "Thanks" to the doctor who stitched him up
Jack says to Sarah "Thanks for coming down"
Jack says "We have a plan"
Ben/Fake Henry asks Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy for help "I need you to help me clean up this mess that I've made. I need you to kill Charlie"
Hurley asks to go with Sawyer and Juliet, "I just want to help, please" and Sawyer insults Hurley when he replies "For God's sake Hugo, look at you. You're just gonna get in the way."
Ben/Fake Henry says "Thank you" to Jack when he hands him the walkie talkie back
Ben/Fake Henry tells Jack "Your plan killed 7 of my people" and Jack replies "I'm getting them all off the island. All of them"
Danielle asks Alex "Will you help me tie him up?"
Hurley tells Jack "I went back to help Juliet and Sawyer"
Jack says "Sawyer, it's a suicide mission without guns"
S4E1 They all meet at the plane and enjoy the reunion and it looks like the group is back together for good, but it doesn't last long
There are now two groups of LOSTies: those following Jack and those following Locke. So there is no longer the cooperation of working together for "The Greater Good"
S4E2

Dan asks Jack & Kate "Will you help me find them?"
Dan tells Jack & Kate "...my team and I are all wearing these" referring to the GPS transponders and "Hopefully, we'll get the signal for the rest of the team soon."
Dan tells Miles "Take it easy, it's okay. They're here to help us"
Sayid and Juliet work together to rescue Jack & Kate from Miles Straume
Dan repeatedly refers to his group as a "team"

Naomi says "So this is the team?" as Matthew Abbadon lays out pictures of Dan, Miles, Charlotte and Frank
and Naomi says to Abbadon "These are the wrong people for a mission like this"
The radio reporter says "With the plane accounted for, and a salvage mission unlikely..."

S4E3 Juliet tells Jack "Anything I can do to help" when she is going to head back to the beach to get Desmond
Locke says "The plan's the same, we keep moving"
Danielle talks about Charlotte and says "If her team is with Jack's group..."
Sayid says "So much for camaraderie" when Miles is callous about Naomi's death
Sayid tells Jack "You're not the best candidate for this kind of mission"
S4E4 Kate tells Sawyer about Miles, "I want you to help me bust him out"
Jack lies on the witness stand to help Kate
Sawyer tells Locke "I need your word you ain't gonna do anything to her"
Kate helps Miles get in to see Ben
S4E5 Frank tells Sayid "You gotta trust me, I'm trying to help you"
Dr. Ray tells Desmond that he wants to check his eyes "So I can help you"
Daniel helps Desmond
Sayid helps Desmond
Dr Ray asks why Frank let Desmond speak to Daniel, Frank says "He said he could help", Dr Ray replies "Daniel can't even help himself"
Minkowski helps Desmond and Sayid
An unknown "friend" on the boat opens the door to the sick bay
The auctioneer says "The Black Rock set sail from Portsmouth England on March 22, 1845 on a trading mission to the kingdom of Siam..."
S4E6 Juliet helps the Others by researching the pregnancy problems
Sun helps Juliet with her tent
Jack, Juliet, Sun & Jin search for Daniel and Charlotte
Juliet helps Goodwin with his burn
Juliet says to Jack "What i need is for you to help me" and "Will you help me"
Ben tells Locke "Believe me, your people are gonna be so angry when they realize you still don't have a plan" and "I always have a plan"
Daniel and Charlotte work together to stop the gas from being released and rendering it inert
Juliet tells Ben that Jack is a spinal surgeon and can help him
Juliet says about Daniel and Charlotte "It's alright, they're on our side"
S4E8 There are two teams seen on the game show that is on Michael's TV
Locke and his group appear to be heading toward working toward protecting Ben
Michael says "I, uh... thought we were going on a rescue mission"
S4E9 Ben, Hurley, Sawyer and Locke working together to protect themselves from Keamy and his men
Sawyer says "sounds like a great plan to me" about turning ben over to Keamy and his men
Hurley and Locke help Sawyer get Claire into the house
Kate brings Daniel parts salvaged from the crash to help use the satellite phone to send Morse Code to the BOATies
S4E10 The LOSTies work together to help Juliet prepare for Jack's operation
Daniel and Charlotte go with Sun and Jin to the Medical Station
Bernard and Kate assist Juliet with the operation
Lapidus helps Sawyer, Claire, Aaron and Miles to hide from Keamy
S4E11

Locke, Hurley and Ben work together to find Jacob's cabin
Gault works with Sayid by giving him the Zodiac raft to help save the LOSTies
Lapidus tries to warn the LOSTies on the beach about where the helicopter is going
Gault says "I agreed to ferry you here for an extraction mission"

S4E12

The Oceanic 6 work together to lie about the survival of the rest of the Oceanic 815 passengers and Jack reminds them "We all know the story"
Sawyer says to Jack "Didn't you just do the whole run through the jungle with a walkie plan?"
Sawyer tells Jack "Hold up, you don't get to die alone" and joins Jack to find the helicopter
One of the reporters at the Press Conference asks "What are your plans?"
Michael tells Sun and Jin that he does not work for Ben and that he is trying to help them
Ben tells Locke how to enter the Orchid station
Ben says to Locke "How many times do I have to tell you John, I always have a plan"

S4E13 Sawyer asks Jack "So what's your plan, Sundance?"
Sawyer and Jack work together to find Hurley
Jin, Michael and Desmond work together to disarm the bomb
Kate and Sayid work with the Others to save Ben from Keamy and his men
Juliet and Daniel work together to get the LOSTies to the Kahana
The LOSTies work together to get the helicopter fueled and to plug the bullet hole
The LOSTies work together to get on the raft
S5E1 Several of the LOSTies are taking Daniel to the Swan Hatch
Ben says "Looks like we have a change of plan" to Jack when he sees the news report saying that Hurley has escaped from Santa Rosa
Richard helps Locke
Sayid and Hurley work together
S5E2

The Oceanic 6, Desmond, Penny and Frank Lapidus all agree to lie to protect the LOSTies still on the island
The LOSTies on the beach work together to build a fire (except for Neil aka Frogurt who is too busy complaining)
Sawyer asks Daniel "Well, you at least got a plan?"
Miles says 'I'm going go find us something to eat" and Juliet asks him "And how are you planning to do that?"
Jill tells Ben "Yeah, everything's right on schedule"
David Reyes about he and Hurley's plan to help Sayid "It's okay Carmen, we have a plan"
Sawyer mentions his plan to Juliet
Sun is apparently working with Widmore to kill Ben
Locke helps Sawyer and Juliet with Jones and his men

S5E3 Desmond tells Penny "I am the only one that can help them", meaning the LOSTies
Desmond tries to find Daniel's mother
Miles, Charlotte, Daniel and the two LOSTies try to meet up with Sawyer and Juliet at the creek as they had planned
Miles tries to warn the LOSTies about the explosives
Ellie tells Miles, Daniel and Charlotte that "If you cooperate now, things will go much easier for you"
Sawyer and Juliet rescue Daniel form Ellie
Richard says "How do I know you weren't sent here on some suicide mission"
S5E4 Jack and Kate make up the story about Aaron that the Oceanic 6 will use, Jack tells Kate "If we're gonna be safe, if we're gonna protect the people we left behind, tomorrow morning I'm gonna have to convince everyone to lie" and Kate tells Jack "I've always been with you"
Sun loans Kate a suit to go see the lawyer, Dan Norton
Locke has a plan to bring back the Oceanic 6
Sawyer, Locke, Miles, Daniel, Juliet and Charlotte work together to get to the Orchid that includes using the Zodiac raft
Jack says "Ben is on our side" and Sayid replies "The only side he's on is his own"
The LOSTies work together to paddle the canoe away from the people shooting at them and then to get the outrigger out of the surf
Jack tells Carole Littleton "Everything that Kate and I have done, it was for Aaron" and she replies "Who's Aaron?"
Danielle and her team work to rescue Jin. The team includes Danielle, Robert, Montand, Brennan, an un-named man and an un-named woman
Jack, Ben and Sayid have a plan to get Hurley out of jail
S5E5 Danielle tells Jin "Then go with us to the tower, then we'll find your camp" and Jin agrees to help Danielle and her team search for the radio tower
Jin, Danielle and her team all search for Nadine
Jin, Danielle, Robert, Lacombe and Brennan try to stop the smoke monster from dragging Montand down the hole
Robert, Brennan and Lacombe go down into the hole to help Montand
Charlotte tells Jin "Locke's got a plan to leave here and bring back all of your friends"
Locke, Juliet, Sawyer. Miles and Jin head to the Orchid while Daniel stays behind to help Charlotte
Sawyer tries to help Locke when the flash occurs as Locke is climbing down the well
Daniel tells Charlotte "I've got a plan.., I've got a plan"
Christian Shepard tells Locke that he can't help him up
S5E6 Mrs. Hawking, Jack, Kate and Ben all work together to return to the island and Hurley, Sun, Sayid and Frank all turn up on the same plane
S5E7 Charles Widmore's men pick up Locke in the desert and bring him to Doctor Hajer at the hospital
Charles Widmore tells Locke he will help him get the Oceanic 6 back to the island and provides Abaddon to help him
Ben claims that he is "...watching all of them. Keeping them safe"
S5E8

Sawyer and Miles work together to bring Horace Goodspeed home to Amy
Sawyer tries to save Locke when the flash occurs
Miles complains "It's the only two plans you people have" and Sawyer responds "...You don't like the plan, good luck"
Juliet tells Sawyer "Any plan is better than no plan"
Sawyer gets Juliet from the motor pool to help Amy give birth
Sawyer works with Richard to maintain the truce
Horace agrees to let the LOSTies stay in New Otherton because of Sawyer

S5E9

Caesar helps Ilana
Frank helps Sun
Frank gathers everyone on the beach and says "just stick together, hunker down and just wait until help gets here"
Caesar asks "Who wants to help me?" when he organizes a search of the Hydra Station
Sawyer comes up with a plan to pass Jack, Kate and Hurley off as Dharma recruits
Ben says to Sun "So, you can come along and help me now, or you can stay here" as he takes the sling off his arm
Chang says to Jack "Could they be any more disorganized on the other side?"

S5E10 Young Ben tells Sayid "If you're patient. I think I can help you too"
Young Sayid kills the chicken so his brother doesn't have to
Ben says to Sayid "Congratulations, mission accomplished"
Sawyer tries to get Sayid to become a part of the Long Con that he and the LOSTies are playing on Dharma
Sawyer says "Either you cooperate and join the party in Dharmaville or you're on your own" To which Sayid replies "Then I guess I'm on my own"
Young Ben sets a plan in motion to free Sayid from his cell and get Sayid take him to the Others
Kate, Sawyer, Jack and the Dharma people work together to save people from the burning building and put out the fire.
S5E11 Horace leads and organizes the rest of the Dharma people after the flaming van and assigns "team leaders" to specific tasks
The LOSTies discover that Young Ben helped Sayid escape
Jin brings Young Ben back to New Otherton
juliet tries to save Young Ben
Kate and Roger Linus work together with a winch to move the remains of the flaming van
Kate figures out a way for Roger to stay near Young Ben by watching Kate so she doesn't pass out
Kate and Juliet decide to take Young Ben to the Others and they load him into a van
Sawyer helps Kate bring Young Ben to Richard
S5E12 Ilana, Bram and some of the survivors of Flight 316 try to ready a large silver crate to move it to the main island
Caesar offers to help protect Ben from Locke
Locke decides to help Ben get back to the main island to be judged by the Smoke Monster
Lapidus says "Forget about the fact that the rest of your people are supposedly 30 years ago. Now the only ones here to help us are a murderer and a guy who can't remember how the hell he got out of a coffin"
Locke says he can help Sun locate Jin
S5E13 Miles helps Kate and Sawyer
Juliet had sent Sawyer to help Kate
Miles works with Horace, Radzinsky and Chang to cover-up Alvarez's death
Roger returns with the medical supplies that Juliet requested
Miles agrees to work with Naomi and her team
Bram tells Miles "You're playing for the wrong team" and when Miles asks "Yeah, what team are you on?" Bram replies "The team that's gonna win"
S5E14 Sawyer holds a meeting at his house with Juliet, Kate, Jack, Hurley and Jin to decide their next moves
Sawyer plans that he, Juliet, Miles, Hurley and Jin will go back to the beach, while Jack, Kate and Daniel plan to go find the Others
S5E15 Hurley asks Jin and Miles "So what's the plan?"
Hurley says "Sawyer always has a plan"
S5E16

Locke asks Ben about Richard "Why haven't you told him yet about my plans for Jacob?" and Ben replies "If by plans you mean murdering him John, I assumed you'd want me to keep that a secret"
Richard and Eloise work with Jack and Sayid to get Jughead's core
Sun goes with Locke, Ben and the Others to find Jacob
Kate, Sawyer and Juliet work as a team to get off the Galaga and to try to stop Jack
Hurley, Jin and Miles rescue Jack and Sayid
Rose provides directions to New Otherton to Sawyer, Juliet and Kate
Jacob says to Ilana "I need your help"
Ben cooperates with Locke in his plan to kill Jacob
Jin helps Jack tend to Sayid's wound
Sawyer, Juliet and Kate work together to try and stop Jack from using the bomb
Jack refers to the professional staff in the OR as his team
Jack, Kate, Miles, Sawyer and Juliet work together to set off the bomb
Sayid says "According to Faraday's plan you must get the bomb to the source of electromagnetism"
Miles helps his father Pierre Chang

S6E1 Sawyer, Jack, Kate, Miles and Jin work to free Juliet
Jack, Sayid and Cindy work together to save Charlie
Sawyer helps Kate escape from the TSA agents on the elevator
S6E3 Jack, Jin and Hurley help Sayid
Kate says to Jack "I'll take care of James, you take care of Sayid"
Jin asks Kate about Sawyer "So you never planned on bringing him back to the Temple?"
Kate helps Claire
Claire helps Jin
S6E4 Locke helps Sawyer when two of the ladders break when they are climbing down the cliff face to the cave
S6E5 Jacob tells Hurley "Someone is coming to the island. I need you to help him find it"
Claire helps Jin by sewing up his injury
Jack and Hurley work together to locate the Lighthouse
Jacob planned for Jack to see what was in the mirrors and that he needed to get Jack and Hurley away from the Temple because "Someone bad" is going there
Hurley says "Mission un-accomplished" to Jacob
S6E6 Ilana works to save Sun, Lapidus and Miles
Kate tries to save Claire
Sayid and Claire are working with FLocke
Lapidus asks if Ilana has a plan and she says "Yes, I have a plan"
S6E7 Ben tutors Alex
Jack and Hurley follow Richard to the Black Rock because they think he is taking them to the Temple
Lapidus and Miles gather firewood
Ben and Arzt work together to recover emails between Nurse Kondraki and Principal Reynolds
Richard says that Jacob "had a plan"
FLocke tells Ben "I'm gathering a group to leave this place for good"
Ben joins Sun to help her build the tent
Charles Widmore tells the crewman "Proceed as planned"
S6E8 Sawyer tells Jin about Sun ""Fine. If she's here, you've got my word... we ain't leaving without her
Miles, Sawyer and the other policemen ambush Ava
Sawyer and FLocke put the outrigger in the water
FLocke tells Sawyer about his plan to fly Ajira 316 off the island
Sawyer has made independent deals with Widmore, FLocke and Kate. At the end of this episode we don't know who Sawyer is conning and who he is telling the truth to
S6E9 Jacob asks "Will you help me, Ilana?"
Ilana asks "After I've brought them to the Temple, what do I do? and Jacob replies, "Ask Ricardus"
Richard asks Jack "Did you tell your friends that I was trying to commit suicide when you found me?" and "Does that sound like someone who has a plan?"
Hurley tells Isabella "Yes, I can help you"
Esau/MIB recruits Richard to help him kill Jacob
S6E10 Sawyer tells Jin "I already told you, I have a deal with Widmore"
Jin asks Sun "That was your plan all along?"
S6E11 Widmore says to Desmond "I hope you'll help me"
Desmond helps Claire with her bags
Charles tells Desmond "Your talent is vital to our mission"
Desmond asks Widmore "Will you help me up please?"
Desmond decides to work with Charles Widmore
S6E12 Ilana plans to blow up the plane
Richard takes Ben and Miles when he heads to the Dharma barracks to get grenades and explosives to blow up the plane
Hurley decides that the he should take his group to meet with FLocke
Hurley and Libby plan a date, and then finally get to go on their picnic on the beach
S6E13 Sawyer tells Hurley and Kate tells Jack about Sawyer's plan to use the sub to get off the island
FLocke tells Sawyer "I needs your help with something"
Sawyer outlines his plan to Jack about taking the Elizabeth, he wants Jack to get Hurley, Sun and Lapidus to meet up with Kate and him, no Claire
Jack yells "Get down" when Widmore sends another missile to strike FLocke and the FLockettes
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Power Sources

There are many references to batteries and other power sources, as well as the cables. Power sources are another type of item that, when found, could result in the 'game player' gaining points.
   
S1E2 Batteries in transceiver
S1E3 Batteries spotted in the wreckage
S1E4 Sayid says "There must be a power source somewhere."
S1E7 Lap Top Battery from Sawyer's stash
S1E9 Sayid finds the grey cable that leads him to Danielle
Danielle tortures Sayid with a battery connected to the bed
S1E13 Sawyer has batteries in his stash
S1E17 The batteries in Hurley's CD player die
S1E18 Danielle has batteries needed for the raft to send signals
Hurley asks Danielle if she knows where the numbers got their power
Hurley finds the black cable that leads him to Danielle
S1E24 Walt tells Michael that he needs new batteries for his Gameboy
S1E24 The batteries are lost when the raft sinks
S2E4 Sayid tells Jack "My best guess.. It's a geothermal generator behind these walls. That's the power source"
S2E7 Ana Lucia finds the power source in the Arrow Station
S2E15 Kate finds the power source in the Medical Station
S2E21 Locke finds the power switch in the Pearl Hatch
S3E11 Sayid finds the map of the electricity and cables on the island
S3E18 Juliet turns on the power source in the Medical Station
S3E21 Danielle uses a battery to blow up the trees
S3E22 Jack locates a power source in the Radio Tower
S4E1 Daniel Faraday has a blinking light on his vest indicating some sort of power source
S4E2
The GPS transponders on Dan, Charlotte and Miles' vests have power sources
S4E3 Daniel's equipment has it's own power source
S4E5 Sayid finds a battery to power the communications equipment
S4E6 The Tempest is an electrical station that powers the island, both Juliet and Goodwin describe it as an electrical power station
Daniel and Charlotte tell Kate they were trying to retrieve batteries in a pack that they threw out of the helicopter
S4E8 There is a power source in the bomb
Michael and Jeff are working in the engine room
S4E9 Daniel uses the satellite phone and parts salvaged from the plane to be able to send Morse Code to the BOATies
S4E10 Sun flips the light switch in the Medical Station and Daniel says to Charlotte "Where do you suppose all this power is coming from?"
Something is powering the lights that Juliet uses for Jack's operation
S4E13 Desmond tells Jin and Michael "This battery is the power source" for the bomb
Ben locates the power source in the Orchid to turn on the lights and equipment
S5E1 Pierre Chang tells Tony "This station is being built here because of its proximity to what we believe to be almost limitless energy. and that energy, once we can harvest it correctly, its going to allow us to manipulate time"
S5E3 Daniel locates the control panel on Jughead
S5E6 Mrs. Hawking throws the light switch at the top of the stairs and then switches on the lights in the Lamp Post
There is a board on the wall that lists longitude and latitude coordinates of the unique pockets of electromagnetic energy located around the world
S5E8 Jerry pushes the button on the tape player to turn it on
S5E9 Lapidus tells the co-pilot"Give me more power. I can pull us out of this"
S5E11 Sawyer pushes buttons on a panel near the monitors in the Security Center, and lights come on
S5E12 Ben uses the light switch to turn on a light in the closet and reveal the hidden door to the tunnel
S5E13 Naomi flips the light switch in the restaurant kitchen
S5E16 Pierre Chang shuts down the drilling at the Swan Hatch site and Radzinsky has it restarted
S6E3 Dogen uses a small generator to torture Sayid
S6E10 Jin finds the power source in Room 23
S6E11 The generator and the lever used to turn it on and off
 
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Memory

The memory losses that have occurred are related to the changing Roles of the characters. When characters switch roles, they apparently can be subject to the loss of some memories. Also see the Reset section.

I especially like the choice of ROM for Ethan's last name, where the death of Ethan Rom can also be looked at as a loss of memory.

   
S1E4 Jack asks Rose "You remember me?"
S1E9 Nadia says to Sayid "What? You don't remember me?"
S1E11 Charlie suffers from memory loss
S1E15 Claire suffers from memory loss
Death of Ethan ROM = Memory Loss
Sawyer says "You remember him don't you?"
S1E15
Sayid says "Then tell me, doctor, how many times have you diagnosed actual amnesia and such a selective brand of it."
Jack replies "Okay, it's rare. But she's been through a major trauma. It is possible that her memory reset to the crash."
S2E14
Sayid says to Charlie "because both of them seem to have forgotten. That you were strung up by your neck and left for dead. That Claire was taken and kept for days during which God only knows what happened to her. That these people ... these Others... are merciless and can take us whenever they choose. So tell me Charlie, have you forgotten?"
Sayid says "For the next 6 years I did things I wish I could erase from my memory"
S2E6
Claire says to Locke "It's like we're playing Mom & Dad to this baby but I don't remember marrying him"
Ana Lucia says to Libby "Do you remember what happened to us? What they did to us? So you remember Goodwin?"
S2E7 Nathan says "I don't remember seeing you on the plane, Ana Lucia"
S2E10 Eko says to Yemi "Have you forgotten how you got that cross brother?"
Jack says to Michael "No one's forgotten about Walt"
S2E13 Jack asks Sun "Do you remember anything?"
S2E14
Ben/Fake Henry Gale claims he doesn't remember the details of burying Jennifer Gale and Sayid gives a long, heartfelt speech that if Ben/Fake Henry was telling the truth, he would remember every detail
Sayid says to Charlie "There is no way that I can ever explain that to Jack or Locke because both of them have forgotten" Charlie asks Sayid "Forgotten what?" and Sayid replies "That you were strung up by your neck and left for dead. That Claire was taken and kept for days during God knows what happened to her. That these people, these Others are merciless and can take any one of us when ever they choose. So tell me Charlie, have you forgotten?"
S2E15 Claire asks Libby "Can you help people remember things?" Libby replies "I guess it depends on what you need to remember."
Claire says "He took me. He took both of us. And I don't remember. I don't remember anything" and "I have amnesia. There's two weeks missing from my life"
Libby tells Claire "I don't think you have amnesia. Sometimes when something terrible happens to us there's a little switch in your head that flicks on to protect us from having to deal with it. Maybe your memories aren't gone. Maybe you're just blocking them."
Danielle asks Claire "You don't remember, do you?"
S2E18 Hurley says to Libby "Remember when I said I knew you from somewhere?"
S2E19 Bernard says "Have you forgotten that we all crashed on this island?"
S2E21 Locke says "It's a memory. It's ten seconds of nothing"
S2E21 Sawyer says "Did you suddenly forget what happened? Why I got shot?"
S2E20 Hurley says to Libby "Maybe if I get drunk enough I'll remember where I know you from"
S2E22 Sawyer says "In case you forgot, they took five of them right off us"
S2E23 Locke says "Refresh my memory Desmond"
S2E24 Charlie appears to suffer from memory loss again at the end of the Season 2 Finale
S3E3 Charlie says to Locke "You do remember punching me in the face and accusing me of using heroin when I was not?"
Eddie says to Locke "Did you forget that you had a duffle bag full of guns when you brought me here?"
Eddie says "I want in on whatever you guys are trying to blow up"
S3E4 Zeke/Tom says to Ben/Fake Henry "In case you forgot, Colleen's.."
S3E7 Jack asks Kate if she remembers the story he told her just after the crash
S3E8 Desmond spends the entire episode having what appears to be memory flashes
Desmond to Charlie "How do I know you?" "Where do I know you from?"
Thinking Desmond is requesting a song, Charlie replies "I don't know but I'll remember if I could get some help"
Desmond says "I remember seeing you" and then goes on a rant about remembering what happened and how it has all happened before
Desmond tells Donovan "I remember things" "I remember this night"
The photographer says "Small price for the memories"
S3E11

Sami asks Sayid "Do you not recognize one of your victims? Do you not recognize the woman that you tortured? Do you not recognize my wife?" and Sayid replies "I remember every face of every person I've interrogated."
Sami says "She remembers your face"
Amira says "So today ...I ask only one thing of you. I ask you now that you show me the respect of acknowledging what you did to me. That it was you who questioned me. That tortured me. And that you remember me" and Sayid replies "I remember you. I remember your face. Your face has haunted me ever since I left Iraq. I am sorry. I am so sorry for what I did to you. I'm ...so ...sorry.

S3E12 Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy says "Of course I don't know you Sayid Jarrah. How could I ? And you Kate Austin are a complete stranger to me. But you John Locke, you I might have a fleeting memory of. But I must be confused, because the John Locke I knew was a para..."
Christian Shephard explains to Claire that her mother probably said he was dead "Because I, no doubt, left her with so many wonderful memories"
S3E13 Kate says about Jack being kidnapped and held prisoner "He wouldn't just forget that"
S3E14 Nikki asks Paolo about the Medusa Spider "You remember Dr. Arzt's friend?"
S3E17 Desmond says "and that's the last thing I remember and when I woke up..."
S3E18 Charlie tells Desmond "In case you have forgotten, there are people on this island trying to kill us" and "You've forgotten what's at stake here"
Desmond says to Charlie "Lest you forget.. she said my bloody name"
Sun says to Jin "I'm sorry, I forgot" to get the mail
S3E19 Ben/Fake Henry tells Locke "You're still crippled by the memories of the man you used to be before you came to this island"
Naomi says "Remind me not to rescue you Sayid"
S3E20
Ben/Fake Henry asks Richard Alpert "You do remember birthdays, don't you Richard?'
Roger Linus says "It's your birthday, sorry I forgot"
Ben/Fake Henry says to Roger Linus "I don't know why I keep fooling myself that one of these years you're actually gonna remember" and :For as long as I can remember, I've had to put up with you and doing that required a tremendous amount of patience"
S3E21 Charlie gives Desmond his list of "Greatest Hits" and tells him "You know, memories, they're all I've got"
S3E22 Bernard says "I'm a dentist, not Rambo" and Rose replies "And don't you forget it"
Jack replies to Ben/Fake Henry "I almost forgot, you're one of the good guys"
S4E3 Sawyer says to Kate "I seem to recall you being shuttled off to jail before we landed here"
Ben says to Sayid "Need I remind you what they did the last time you fought with your heart instead of your gun?"
S4E4 Kate asks Miles "Do you know who I am? Do you know what I did?"
Miles asks Ben "You know who I am? You know who I work for?"
Miles tells Kate "Of course we know about you and everybody else on the 815 manifest" "Your name is Katherine Ann Austen, you're wanted for Murder, Fraud, Arson and a whole bunch of other stuff I can't remember. You're a fugitive"
Charlotte says "Time. Okay tell me what you remember" as she times Daniel during the memory test
Kate tells Sawyer "Forget it"
Kate tells Jack "I've heard you say that story so many times I'm starting to think you believe it"
S4E5 Desmond to Sayid on the helicopter "Who are you?" and "How do you know my name?" and when they land on the boat, Desmond repeatedly asks "Who are you people?", "Where am I", "What am I doing here?", and then says "I don't know you" to Sayid
Keamy asks Frank "Who are they?" when Sayid and Desmond get off the helicopter
When Daniel questions desmond why the 2004 Daniel didn't remember him, Desmond replies "Maybe you just forgot"
Sayid asks Desmond about Penny's telephone number, when Desmond says he doesn't know the number, Sayid says "Well you better remember it"
Desmond begs Penny "I'm not crazy Penny, you have to believe me, you have to trust me" as he is saying "trust me", he comes back to 2004 and Sayid hears it and replies "I do trust you, but you still have to remember that number"
S4E8 Gault asks the men assembled on the deck of the Kahana "Do you remember what happened to the last two men who took off in this boat? Remember what happened to Minkowski?"
S4E9 Ben asks the desk clerk at the hotel in Tunisia for the date, she tells him it is October 24th, 2005
Claire momentarily thinks that Sawyer is Charlie when Sawyer rescues her from the rubble
Ben asks Sayid "Your friend Desmond had a boat. Remember?" and "You remember the name Charles Widmore don't you?"
S4E10 When Jane, the receptionist, calls Jack to confirm his appointment, he replies "Yeah, I remember"
Juliet asks Sun "Do you remember where the medical station is, or don't you?"
S4E12 Jack says "I don't remember what I wrote"
S5E1 Jack says to Ben "How did we get here? How did all of this happen?"
Desmond asks Daniel "Do I know you?"
Desmond says "It wasn't a dream. It was a memory"
S5E2 Hurley tells Sayid "I'm gonna remember this and then someday you're gonna need my help, and I'm telling you right now, you're not getting it" But when Sayid needs help, Hurley has obviously forgotten that he said this
Darlene says "I remember you, you're the guy who won the lottery and crashed in that plane"
Charlotte tells Daniel that she can't remember her mother's maiden name
S5E3

Penny asks Desmond "Why didn't you remember it until 2 days ago?"
The janitor tells Desmond "I'll forget you broke my lock, if you tell your mates that all you found is rubbish left behind by a crazy man"
Penny asks Desmond "What if you wake up tomorrow and you remember something else?" and he replies "Then I'll forget it"
Penny says "You'll never forget it Des. So I guess we're going with you"
Richard asks Locke "Why don't I remember any of this?"

S5E4 Miles says "Remind me never to do that again"
Charlotte can't remember who Daniel is
S5E5 Charlotte says "Because, I remember something now"
S5E7 Ilana tells Locke "Nobody remembers you being on the plane" Locke replies "I don't remember being on it either", then when she asks "What do you remember?" he says "I remember a lot" and Locke finally tells her "I remember dying"
Abaddon asks Locke "You're not really going to pretend that you don't remember that I was an orderly in the hospital right after your accident?" and Locke replies "No, I remember" 
S5E8 Sawyer says 'But right now, I can barely remember her"
S5E9 Sawyer says "Just remember to act a little doped-up from the sub"
Lapidus says to Sun "you want to remind me why the hell we're doing this?"
S5E10 Juliet says "Oh, I forgot" when she moves from the role of "Chucklehead" who was cooking bacon to "Spectator" looking out the window
S5E11 Hurley asks "If this already happened to me then why don't I remember any of it?"
S5E12 Charles asks Young Ben "You don't remember?" about having been shot by Sayid
Ben asks Locke "You do remember John? It's why you left in the first place, to convince them to come back"
Lapidus says "Forget about the fact that the rest of your people are supposedly 30 years ago. Now the only ones here to help us are a murderer and a guy who can't remember how the hell he got out of a coffin"
S5E14
Daniel says to Charles Widmore "I'm sorry sir, I don't... Did Caroline tell you? I have a condition that affects my memory"
Charles Widmore admits to Daniel that he ran an elaborate con by faking the wreckage of Flight 815 and when Daniel asks "Why would you tell me that?" Widmore responds "Because, come tomorrow you won't remember I did"
Daniel says "I forgot"
Jack asks Kate "Remember the code?'
S5E15 Sun asks Richard "Do you remember them?" and Richard replies "Yes I was here, 30 years ago. And I do, I remember meeting them very clearly because I watched them all die"
Eloise asks Jack "How is this my hand writing if I don't remember writing it?"
Sawyer tells Juliet "..I got your back, remember?"
S5E16 Sayid says to Jack "Remember, be careful"
S6E1 Sayid tells Hurley "I've tortured more people than I can remember. I murdered"
S6E3 Sayid doesn't remember anything after he was shot
Aldo asks Kate "You don't even remember me, do you?"
Claire struggles with recognizing who Jin is
S6E4 Sawyer asks FLocke "What are you?" and FLocke replies "What I am is trapped. And I've been trapped so long that I don't even remember what it feels like to be free"
S6E5 Jack has trouble remembering his appendix operation and questions his mother about it
Hurley says about Adam and Eve "I totally forgot these were here"
Justin tells Claire "No, you're not remembering things right"
S6E6 Keamy says to Sayid "Just relax ...and forget about it"
S6E7 Ben says about Principal Reynolds "He's forgotten what the public school system is about"
Ben tells Lapidus "I remember that plane breaking in half, like it was yesterday"
Alex says "..I guess she forgot I was there" and "...forget I said that"
Ben asks Miles "Do you remember you once asked me for $3.2 million?"
S6E8 FLocke tells Sawyer "I wish you hadn't interrupted me", Sawyer replies "I'm sorry, I forgot my manners" and FLocke answers "I forgive you"
S6E10 Jack says to Sun "I remember when you first planted this here"
S6E11 Widmore asks Desmond "You were shot by Benjamin Linus, do you remember that?" and Desmond replies "Yes, I remember"
Penny asks "Have we met before?" and Desmond says "I think we would have remembered if we had"
S6E12 Libby asks Hurley "You don't remember me, do you?"
Hurley tells Desmond about Libby "she told me that we already know each other. And that I'd remember"
The entire conversation between Libby and Hurley in the rec room at Santa Rosa is filled with phrases containing the words "remembered" "memories" and "memory"
FLocke says "Remind me Desmond, how long were you down in that hatch, pushing that button?"
When Hurley and Libby kiss at the beach, Hurley says "I think I'm remembering stuff"
S6E13 Sawyer asks Kate "You remember me?" and Kate replies "Yeah, I remember"
Jack says "I remember how I felt last time I left"
Jack says "I think I know this guy"
 
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Maps & Keys      

The maps are included to act as a 'game key'. They provide an advantage by helping a 'game player' win the game. The maps are intended to help a 'game player' achieve the objectives of the level that they are in, and to move on to the next level.

As for the keys that are featured so heavily in so many episodes, they do seem essential to achieving the game's objectives. For instance, Kate needs the Marshall's handcuff key to get out of the handcuffs after the crash; and Kate & Jack need the key to the Marshall's Halliburton case to get the guns out. It is interesting to note that the hatches on the blast door map also look very much like key holes.

Points are probably awarded for finding and utilizing the maps & keys.

         
Maps      
S1E9 Sayid finds Danielle's maps ( Map 1, Map 2, Map 3, Map 4, Map 5, Map 6, Map 7, Map 8)
S1E12 Shannon helps Sayid with Danielle's maps
S1E13 Sayid uses Danielle's maps
S1E14 The LOSTies try to interpret Danielle's maps
S1E18 Hurley takes Danielle's maps
S1E19 Boone looks at the map of Nigeria
S2E16 Ben/Fake Henry Gale draws a map
S2E17 Locke finds the blast door map
S2E19 Locke tries to recreate the blast door map
S2E24 Sawyer finds Locke's drawing of the blast door map in the pile of canisters
S3E2 Sayid uses Danielle's maps to plot a course for the sailboat
S3E9 Sawyer says to Kate "You got a map you ain't showing me Magellan?"
S3E10 Sawyer finds the map in the van of the road that Dharma was building
S3E11 Sayid finds the maps of the cables and the barracks
S3E12 Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy tells Sayid that the Perimeter Fence is on the map
S3E14 Arzt draws the map that Nikki and Paolo use
S3E17 Desmond finds Naomi's bag with binoculars, an MRE, maps, satellite phone and a copy of Ardil-22 (Catch -22 by Joseph Heller in Portuguese)
S3E18 Sun has a map in the file folder that she has re: Mr. Kwon. It also contains a log of his activities
S3E21 Sayid has a map of the Looking Glass Hatch that he took from the Flame Hatch.
S3E22 Ben/Fake Henry plots the route that the LOSTies took from the beach to the Radio Tower and his route to intercept the LOSTies before they reach it.
There is a map on the wall behind Penny
Jack has maps all over the floor of his apartment
S4E2 There are maps of the Sunda Trench shown on the news report
Frank Lapidus has maps on the walls of his Caribbean Dreams Travel Agency
S4E3 Elsa draws a circle on Sayid's map to help him locate a restaurant later that night
S4E4 Jin looks at a map
There are maps on the back wall of the courtroom
Jack has the keys to the brown pickup truck in his hand
S4E6 Daniel uses a map of the island that Widmore may have gotten from log of the 1st Mate of the Black Rock
There is a map of the layout of the Tempest gas tank system shown on one of the computer's that Daniel is is working on
S4E7 Kate draws a map for Sun and Jin and gives them directions to the Barracks
There are maps and globes in Captain Gault's quarters
S4E8 Ben gives Alex and Danielle the map to The Temple
S4E10 There is a map on the wall behind Kate as she picks up Aaron
S4E11 There is a map seen just behind Keamy, it is on the wall in Michael's quarters
Locke finds the map to the cabin in Horace Goodspeed's pocket
S4E12 Karen Decker shows a series of maps during the Oceanic 6 Press Conference (#1, #2, #3, #4)
S4E13 Jin maps out the bomb
Lapidus follows a map to the Kahana
S5E1 A sonar image is shown of the gear wheel below the Orchid
There are maps of the airport located in the room that Sun is locked in
S5E2 Kate looks at a map of the West Hollywood area
Mrs. Hawking is looking at maps on her computer
Mrs. Hawking uses a Foucault Pendulum that traces chalk marks on a large map
S5E6

There is a map on the floor below the Foucault Pendulum that traces chalk marks on the large map
There is a board on the wall that lists longitude and latitude coordinates of the unique pockets of electromagnetic energy located around the world

S5E7 Caesar finds copies of Danielle's maps (1, 2)
"Build Our World" logo
S5E9 There is a survey map on the table by the model that Radzinsky is making
Frank says that the island's ...not on my charts"
S5E10 There is a map on the wall in the security center
The Build Our World logo has a map in it
S5E12 There is a map located on the wall on other side of the door behind Locke
S5E13 There is a map located on the wall in the Security Center
S5E15 Radzinsky has Sawyer draw a map of where the Hostiles are
S5E16 A piece of tapestry fixed to the cabin wall with a knife tells Ilana where to find Jacob, at the statue
Radzinsky consults the blueprints for the Swan Hatch
S6E5 There is a map of Williams Conservatory located under the Exit sign near Dogen
S6E7 There are several maps in Ben's classroom (1, 2)
One of the students has a t-shirt with a map of Africa on it
Alex has a text book with a map on it
S6E10 Zoe has a map of the island with the pockets of electromagnetism that Jin signed
S6E13 There is a map on the wall in the police station
FLocke give Sawyer a map to the Elizabeth and the rendezvous point
 
         
         
Keys & Codes      
S1E1 The Marshall is knocked out and Kate uses the Marshall's handcuff key
S1E2 Danielle says in her radio transmission that "Brennan took the keys"
S1E12 Jason asks Mark Hutton, the bank manager for the money cage key
Kate uses the safe deposit box key

Jack and Kate dig up the Marshall to get the gun case key
Jack puts the key for the gun case around his neck
S1E15 Kate, says that Ethan is back and it's time for Jack to use the gun case key to get the guns for protection
S1E21 Shannon steals the gun case key from Jack's neck
S1E22 Kate grabs Tom's car keys
S2E3 Helen gives Locke a key to her apartment
Helen grabs Locke's car keys and throws them over Anthony Cooper's gate
S2E4 The gun case key on Jack's neck is pulled magnetically by something behind the wall
S2E7 Ana Lucia says that The Others who have invaded their camp "have no wallets, no cell phones, no keys, nothing"
S2E9 The Marshall is knocked out and Kate uses the Marshall's handcuff key
S2E15 Ethan has a key on a Dharma key chain
S2E17 Locke uses Anthony Cooper's key to get into Cooper's safe deposit box for the money
Locke finds the map on the blast door, it is a key to the location of the other hatches. Also each hatch is drawn to look like a keyhole
S2E18 Hurley steals Dr. Brook's keys from his office
S2E23 Desmond gets his keys back when he is leaving prison
S2E24 Kelvin shows Desmond the Fail Safe key and says "Turn this key and it all goes away"
Desmond takes the Fail Safe key from Kelvin after he dies
Desmond uses the Fail Safe key
S3E3 Hurley asks Desmond about the "...magic Fail Safe key"
S3E1-S3E7 Keys used to open the locks on the cages that Kate and Sawyer are kept in on Alcatraz
S3E7 Aldo has the keys to Room 23 in his back pocket
S3E8 Fail Safe key from S2E24
S3E10 Hurley gets the keys away from Vincent
David Reyes hands young Hurley the key to the Camaro
S3E13 Richard Alpert uses keys to unlock the handcuffs on Locke and to open the door to the room where Anthony Cooper is seen
S3E14 Nikki takes the key to the safe that Howard Zuckerman wears around his neck
S3E15 Juliet uses the handcuff key that she had hidden in her pocket to release the handcuff around her wrist
Juliet enters the numbers 4, 16 and 23 into the keypad to turn the perimeter fence on
S3E16 Juliet gives Rachel the keys to the car
Juliet unlocks the hard sided case with the serum
S3E18 Mr. Paik enters numbers (7347) on the key pad to unlock the safe
Jin looks for the mail key in Sun's purse
S3E20 Young Ben/Fake Henry enters the numbers 54439 into the keypad and turns off the sonic fence
S3E22 Charlie enters the code on the keypad in the Looking Glass. It is the notes to "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys
Jack uses a key to break into the medicine cabinet and steal oxycodone
S4E1

Jack has car keys on the counter as he is pouring a screwdriver for himself. As always, my car expert RobN was a huge help when he pointed out that the car keys lack a remote control for keyless entry and are all 100% metallic and are not modern keys with plastic on the ends. Not sure what this indicates, perhaps Jack is having a tough time financially. Which would be very interesting since in this episode Hurley is the one who says to Bernard that all his money will be gone when he gets back home and he is so thrilled he does that cannonball into the water.
George Minkowski says the BOATies are "trying to get a lock on your signal" Naomi enters some sort of coding to change the frequency on the satellite phone and says "Just tell my sister that I love her" in S4E2 we learn that this is a coded message

S4E2 Miles tells Jack and Kate that Naomi used a coded message to warn the BOATies, "Just tell my sister that I love her"
Miles is shown turning off the ignition key for his car while he is in front of Mrs. Gardner's house
S4E3 Daniel asks Regina "I have a fix, are you locked in?"
S4E4 Locke puts the tray down to open the lock with the key
Kate shoots the lock off the door to the room where Ben is held prisoner
Charlotte says "There is a another number that we're only supposed to use in emergencies"
Locke has the grenade pin in his hand
S4E5 Daniel tells Desmond to tell him the numbers to set the machine at in 1996 (2.342 at 11 Hz) and says "tell me that you know about Eloise"
Penny tells Desmond her phone number
S4E6 The combination to Ben's safe is 36-15-28
There is a broken key pad outside the Tempest
S4E8 Michael uses a key to open the lock on the wooden crate
Michael uses a key to open the lock on the hard-sided case that contains the C4 bomb
Michael enters the code 71776 into the key pad on the bomb
S4E9 Hurley says to Sawyer during the Risk game "Australia's the key to the whole game"
Alex enters the code "1623" into the sonic fence keypad to trip the panic switch for the early warning system
Alex's actions cause the phone in Ben's house to ring and Locke hears a a woman's voice repeating "Code 14J"
Ben's keys to the hotel room in Tozeur, Tunisia
Ben has a passkey for elevator access to Widmore's Penthouse
S4E10 Jack has keys in his hand as he locks the door behind him after entering Kate's house
Kate has keys in her hand as she approaches the counter top when she gets home
S4E11 Captain Gault wears a key to the safe around his neck
Keamy wears a key to the safe around his neck
S4E12 David Reyes hands Hurley the keys to the Camaro on a White Rabbit's foot key chain
S5E1 The keys to Kate's car
The keys to Hurley's vehicle
S5E2 Kate's car keys
S5E4

Sayid finds keys in Tony's pocket
Sayid takes Ben's keys

S5E6 Ray uses his keys to open the lock to his room and then places them on the table
Kate brings some keys to the table and is seen moving them to another spot on the table
S5E8 Amy enters the numbers into the keypad on the sonic fence pylon
S5E10 Ivan Andropov tries using several locks to keep Sayid out of his apartment
Ivan Andropov enters a code into the key pad on his hidden safe
Radzinsky uses keys to open the cell door
Sawyer uses keys to open the cell
Young Ben uses keys to open Sayid's cell
S5E11 Roger's keys were used by Young Ben to let Sayid out of the cell
Sawyer enters the numbers on the keypad on the sonic fence pylon
S5E13 Young Miles finds the key to Mr. Vonner's apartment hidden under a statue of a white rabbit
Sawyer enters the numbers into the keypad on the pylon
Miles returns the van keys to a pegboard at the motor pool
S5E14 Juliet gives Jack & Kate the code to the key pad on the sonic fence (141727) and Kate later uses the code to turn off the fence
Miles gives Daniel the keys to the jeep
Jack uses his janitor's keys to get into the gun locker at the Motor Pool
There are van keys located on a peg board at the Motor Pool (1, 2)
S5E16 Juliet uses Mitch's keys to open their handcuffs
S6E1 Kate tries to use a ball point pen to open her handcuffs
The airport employee and Kate both enter the security code into the lock on the airport door
S6E4 Helen enters a code into the sprinkler system control box
S6E5 Jack places his keys on the dresser in his bedroom
Jack takes the key to David's house out from under a rabbit
Jack kicks in the door of the Lighthouse when they can't get in
S6E7 One of the teachers in the teachers lounge is wearing a key on his belt
S6E9 The doctor has keys to the cabinet where he stores the medicine
Esau/MIB finds the keys to the handcuffs on one of the officers
S6E12 Hurley asks Desmond if he wants a Cluckateer key chain
 
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Saving/Safe

The following quotes are all concerned with a character's cooperation with other LOSTies by helping to save someone. Saving is an activity that probably results in gaining points. It is most often associated with the roles of the Lifeguard (actions and activities that save lives), the Man of Faith (saving someone's soul) and the Doctor (treating illnesses and injuries).
   
S1E2 Shannon says "He saved our lives"
Hurley says "...we're saved"
Kate asks "What makes you think we're any safer here than in the jungle?"
S1E3 Jack says "Trying to save his life"
Marshall says "You know , you would have got away if you hadn't saved him"
S1E4 Boone says "You're the one that saved her life"
S1E5 Boone says "You should have saved her"
Jack says "But I didn't save her. And neither did you"
Jack says "A woman died this morning just going for a swim and he tried to save her"
Christian Shephard says to Jack "You don't want to be a hero. You don't want to try and save everyone because when you fail.. you just don't have what it takes."
S1E7 Boone says "Be safe" to Charlie
S1E13
Charlie says "And then he saved my life" and "...but if there is one person on this island I would put my absolute faith in to save us all, it would be John Locke"
Shannon says to Boone "When we get back to LA you should just tell your mother that you rescued me again, just like you always do. And then we'll go back"
S1E17 Jin says "I just saved your life"
S1E20
Jack says "I'm going to save you", "because I saved her life" and "If I don't stop it, I won't be able to save him"
Sun says "You can't save him Jack"
S1E21 Robbie Hewitt tells Sayid "You'll be saving lives"
S1E23 Jin says to Sun "I have to go because I'm going to save you" and "Stay with Jack. He will keep you safe."
Sun asks Jin "Who will keep you safe?"
S1E24
Michael says "You just saved our ass, buddy" and "I couldn't figure it out. Why does a guy who only cares for himself want to risk his life to save everyone else?"
Locke says "Three to be safe" and Jack replies "Safe"
S2E1
Jack says "We blew the door so we could get everyone inside this thing so they could be safe" and "And to save everybody's lives"
Locke replies "And to save everybody's lives"
S2E2

Michael says "For you trying to save your own ass?"
Sawyer replies "I was trying to save your damn kid"

S2E3
Desmond says that when he asked Kelvin about pushing the buttons, Kelvin replied "Just saving the world" and then Desmond says "And we saved the world together for a while and that was lovely"
S2E6
Ana Lucia says "Just so you can save your little hick friend over here" and "You risked our lives to save him"
S2E7 Libby says "You saved that girl's life"
Ana Lucia says "We're safe her now"
S2E9 Sawyer says "Are we saved?"
S2E10 Eko says "This man saved my life" and "Or is it forgiven because it was you who were saved?"
Yemi says "Do not get on that plane, Eko. You saved my life once and now I'm here to save yours"
Eko says to Yemi "Because it was you that was saved"
Eko tells Yemi "Think of the lives you will save"
S2E11
Mr. Friendly (Tom) says "Don't. Jack, the decision you gotta make right now is this, can you live with the fact that I shot this woman right in front of you, when you could have saved her life by giving up and going home?"
S2E12

Liam says 'You can't save your family, if you don't play"
Mr. Pace says "He ain't saving no one"
Liam says "Do it baby bro. Save us"
Mrs. Pace says "Save us Charlie. Save us" and "He's in danger. You have to save him. The baby's in danger. You have to save him. The baby's in terrible danger. He's in danger. You have to save him. Danger. You have to save him. He's in danger. You have to save him. The baby's in terrible danger. He's in danger. You have to save him. The baby's in danger. You have to save him"
Claire says "You have to save the baby. Charlie, only you can save him. The baby. You have to save the baby. Charlie, only you can save him. You have to save the baby, Charlie. You have to save the baby Charlie. You have to save him. Charlie, you have to save the baby."
Mr. Eko says "What if you do need to save the baby?"
Charlie sings with Liam "Together now, we can be saved"
Locke says "Charlie just feels like he has to save the baby because he can't save himself"
Charlie says "I just wanted to save him"

S2E15 Claire says "You were trying to save me" and "She saved me, just like you did"
S2E19 Bernard says "Everyone on this island is building something. I'm trying to get us saved"
Mr. Eko says "People are saved in different ways"
S2E20 Michael says "I couldn't save him"
S2E23 Someone in the crowd says "Saved?"
S2E24
Kelvin says "Fail Safe, this is the only other way out. Turn this key and it all goes away" and "I lied to you because I needed a sucker to save the world after I left"
Locke says "No, I just saved us all"
Desmond says "You saved my life, brother, so I could save yours"
S3E2 Jin asks "Safe?" and Sayid replies "Yes Jin, of course it's safe"
Sayid says to Sun "I think you'll be safer on the boat"
S3E3 Locke says "I'm going to save Mr. Eko's life"
Charlie says "The island told Locke he has to save Eko" and Hurley replies "Save him from what?"
Locke says "...wouldn't have had to save him in the first place" and I could have saved them"
Eko replies "You can still save them"
S3E4 Paulo says to Desmond "This mean that you're off to save the day?"
Jack says "so you tell me Juliet, who am I here to save?"
S3E5 Charlie says "Before or after we saved him from the polar bear cave?"
Jack says to Ben/Fake Henry "You want me to save your life" and he replies "I want you to want to save my life"
One of Juliet's cards says "It has to look as if we tried to save him"
Eko says "when I was a young boy, I killed a man to save my brother's life"
S3E6 Kate says to Sawyer "To save your life" and Sawyer replies "My life don't need saving"
Kate says to Sawyer You don't want Jack to save your life, then you're gonna save your own"
S3E7 Jack tells Kate "When you get safe, you radio and tell me that story"
Jack asks Kate "So you're safe? You and Sawyer?"
Kate says to Jack "You fixed her, you saved her"
Jack asks Juliet "What did he say that made you want to save his life?"
S3E8 Desmond saves Claire from drowning
Desmond saves Charlie from drowning and electrocution
Charlie sings on the corner "You're gonna be the one that saves me"
Mrs. Hawking tells Desmond "...and if you don't do those things, Desmond David Hume, every single one of us is dead"
S3E9 Jack says to Tom "You just helped me save his life"
Tom says to Jack "You risk your neck to cut them loose and they run away and never look back"
Alex asks Jack about Ben "Why'd you save his life?" he replies "I saved you father because I said I would"
S3E10 David Reyes says to Hurley "You saved it. You saved it"
Kate tells Danielle "It's all right, it's safe"
S3E11 Amira says she forgives Nadia when he bites her "...because sometimes he forgets that he is safe now"
S3E12 Kate asks Mikhail Bakunin/Patchy "If Ben is so magnificent, then why did he need us to save him?"
Dr. Woodruff says "these machines are sustaining her life"
S3E13 When Kate asks Jack about the people that the Others took, he replies "They're all safe."
S3E14 Kate says about the guns "I promise you they're safe"
Locke tells Paolo "You should put that shovel away and save yourself some trouble"
S3E15 Kate saves Juliet from the monster
Juliet saves Kate from the monster
Juliet twice asks Kate, "Are we safe?"
S3E16 Ben tells Juliet "If you stay, I promise you, we will save Rachel's life"
Sawyer questions Jack's judgment"Ben, who's life you saved?"
Juliet says "We tried to save her life" and Jack replies "By kidnapping her?"
Ben/Fake Henry tells Juliet "Tell Jack that you can save her. He trusts you"
S3E17 Desmond says to Charlie "I've saved your live 3 times now. If that hasn't earned me trust, I don't know what will"
S3E18 Jin's mother tells Sun "...you will spare him the shame of knowing the truth"
Charlie tells Desmond "You're out of your mind. It's not safe"
Desmond says "I'm saving her"
S3E19 Desmond says about Naomi "If we keep her safe, she's our way off this island"
S3E20 S3E20 Sayid explains to Kate about Naomi "We kept her a secret to keep her safe"
S3E21 Alex reminds Karl that "Austen and Ford saved your life. You owe them"
Liam tells Charlie he is giving him the Drive Shaft ring because he needs "to know that it is safe"
Charlie sings "...maybe you're gonna be the one that saves me" from "Waterwall" by Oasis
S3E22 Dr. Hamil says to Jack "Mrs. Arlen, the woman you saved.."
Hurley tells Jack over the walkie talkie "I saved um" and "I saved them all"
Jack tells Hurley to stay on the beach "You'll be safer there"
Ben/Fake Henry says to Jack "I know you think you're saving your people, but you need to stop this. It's a mistake", when Jack replies "The mistake was listening to you" Ben says "I'm telling you that making that call is the beginning of the end"
S4E2 Miles pushes Dan out of the helicopter
Dan tells Jack & Kate "I'm here to rescue you"
Locke tells his group that "Walt saved my life"
Frank Lapidus reports that he put the helicopter down "safe and sound"
S4E3 Sayid tells Frank about Charlotte "I can bring her back safely" and Frank replies "You bring Charlotte back safe and I will take you off this island"
Elsa tells her boss"I'll meet you at the safe house"
S4E4 Jack tells the court room about Kate "She tried to save the others..."
Sawyer tells Kate "I'll keep you safe"
S4E6 Juliet tells Jack "It's safer for you if I don't talk about it"
Daniel insists to Juliet that he is not trying to release the gas, that he is trying to "make it safe"
S4E7 Kate says to Sun and Jin "Be safe, okay?"
S4E8 Gault says "I'm not beating these men to scare you. I beat them to save your lives"
Ben gives Alex and Danielle the map to The Temple and says "This is a map to the Temple, it's a sanctuary. It may be the last safe place on this island."
Tom/Mr. Friendly tells Michael about Widmore "He'll kill them all without thinking twice" and also tells Michael "You're going so you can kill everyone on board"
Tom/Mr. Friendly tells Michael "The only way you're gonna save their lives is if you man up and get on that boat"
Ben tells Michael "That way the boat can never get to this island and your friends will be safe"
S4E9 Ben tells Sawyer "Don't bother, they're safe. I send Rousseau, Alex and Karl away yesterday"
S4E10 Daniel says to Charlotte "Why don't you let me go first, you know, make everything safe"
Dr. Erika Stevenson says "Thank you for keeping us safe" when Jack tells her about the battery in the smoke alarm
Kate tells Juliet "Thank you for saving his life"
Jack says to Kate "I'm the one who saved you"
S4E11 Sayid tells Captain Gault that t"he only way to save our lives is to get our people off that island"
Hurley asks Locke "Do you think me wandering through the jungle by myself is any safer?"
Gault tells Sayid to follow a compass heading of 305 "Faraday says that's the only safe way to and from the boat"
Locke asks "How do I save the island" and he later tells Ben "He wants me to move the island"
S4E12 Daniel tells Sayid "I can get them there safely"
Kate says to Sun about Aaron "keep him safe"
Frank Lapidus says "Your buddies were smart enough to keep their asses on the boat, because right now, that's the safest place to be"
S4E13 Jack tells Kate about Jeremy Bentham telling them to go back to the island "...he said it was the only way I could keep you safe"
Ben says to Kate "...you and Sayid have a safe journey back"
Daniel tells Juliet "Everybody's safe"
Jack asks Sayid "Is it safe?", Sayid replies "It's safe now"
Juliet tells Daniel, "I promised I wouldn't leave till I got everyone here safely off this island"
Sayid tells Hurley that he is taking him to "Somewhere safe"
S5E1 Charles Widmore tells Kate "Save your breath"
Hurley says to Sayid "I thought this was supposed to be a safe house"
Richard tells Locke "The only way to save this island John, is to get your people back here"
Penny tells Desmond "You're safe now"
S5E2 Ben tells Jack "John's casket is outside in a carpet van. I need to move it somewhere safe" Jack says 'Safe? He's dead isn't he?"
Hurley tells his father "No we were at a safe house"
Hurley tells his father about Sayid "He saved me"
Jill tells Ben about watching over Locke "He'll be safe with me"
Ben says "Keep him safe Jill"
S5E3 Desmond says that Daniel told him "...I was the only one that could save them"
Locke tells Juliet about Richard "He was about to tell me how to save us" and Juliet asks"Save us?"
Sawyer says to Locke when Daniel is being marched off at gunpoint by Ellie "Faraday, the guy that's actually gonna save us" and "You're not gonna help me save him?"
Widmore asks Desmond about Penny "Is she safe?"
S5E4 Jack tells Kate "If we're gonna be safe, if we're gonna protect the people we left behind, tomorrow morning I'm gonna have to convince everyone to lie"
Locke says I believe I can save us"
Hurley tells Jack "I'm totally safe"
Ben says to Sayid"You have friends in trouble. Let's get them to safety and save the dirty laundry for later"
Locke says "Sorry" to Sawyer
Sawyer asks Locke why he didn't tell himself to do things differently "Save yourself a lot of pain"
Ben asks Sayid "Why'd you take it on yourself to rescue Hugo?" and Sayid replies "I had to make sure he was safe"
Jack tells Kate "What matters is that we get you and Aaron someplace safe" and Kate asks "Safe from who?"
S5E5 Ben tells Jack and Sun "If you had any idea what I've done to keep you safe, to keep your friends safe...you'd never stop thanking me"
Christian Shepard tells Locke "You asked me how to save the island and I said that you to move it"
S5E7 Locke tells Sayid "This is the only way to save them"
Ben claims that he is "...watching all of them. Keeping them safe"
Locke tells Ben "Widmore came to me, saved me"
S5E8 Sawyer tells Amy "It's alright. It's okay. You're safe", "...before we saved you" and "Listen sister, we're the ones that just saved your life and hid those bodies, so how about you just trust us and turn that damn thing off"
Sawyer says to Horace "If my friends are safe..."
Sawyer asks Horace "We just saved that woman's life, doesn't that earn us a week or two to find the rest of our people?"
Amy says about Paul "He would want to keep us safe"
Juliet says 'Locke said that he was leaving to save us..." and "we're already saved"
S5E9 Frank says "Right now I'm just trying to keep everyone safe"
Sawyer tells Jack "For now, Sayid is safe"
S5E10 Sawyer says "Lucky for you I spent that time getting myself in a position to save your ass"
Amy says "How are we going to feel safe with this man around?"
S5E11 Kate tells Jack "Unless you're the one who's supposed to save him"
Jack says "I've already saved Benjamin Linus. And I did it for you Kate. I don't need to do it again"
Roger tells Juliet "I want to say thanks. I know that you're doing everything you can to save him"
Juliet tells Jack about Kate "She's trying to save him"
Jack says "I came back here because I cared Juliet. I came back here because I was trying to save you" and Juliet responds "We didn't need saving. We've been fine for three years. You came back here for you"
Kate says to Richard Alpert "We need you to save is life"
S5E12 Charles Widmore tells Young Ben "This island, it saved your life"
S5E13 Hurley tells Miles "Don't worry dude, your secret's safe with me"
Naomi tells Miles that she is looking for a man (Ben) responsible for a number of deceased individuals" and Miles replies "Much as hunting down a mass murderer sounds safe..."
Hurley says to Miles "But all these Dharma dudes end up dead. Don't you want to save him? and Miles replies "I can't save him" They're gonna get killed no matter what I do, so why bother?"
S5E15 Sawyer says "He's right, it ain't safe"
Kate tells Sayid about Young Ben "Sawyer and me took him to the Others so they could save him"
Sayid says "If this works you just might save us all..."
S5E16 Jack tells Hurley "If you want to save Sayid, take us to the Swan"
Jack tells Kate "If you want to save Claire, this is the only way to do it"
Jack says to Sayid "This is gonna work and it will save you", Sayid replies "Nothing will save me"
S6E1
Jacob tells Hurley "I need you to save Sayid" by taking him to the Temple and "The rest of them will be safe there"
Hurley says "There's a Temple, if we can get Sayid there, we can save him"
As Sayid is thrashing about in the water, Hurley yells "You're not saving him, you're drowning him"
S6E3 Lennon says to Kate about Sawyer "It's very important that he gets back here safely"
S6E4 Ilana tells Sun, Lapidus and Ben that the Temple is the "safest place on the island"
S6E5 Claire says to Jin "I can get you somewhere safe"
S6E6 Sayid tells Miles "Which is surprising considering they were the ones who saved my life" and Miles responds "They tried to save you but you were dead man, for 2 hours"
Nadia asks Sayid "Just, go home?", "Wait for the kids" and "Make them feel safe"
Lennon says "Cindy, wait. You're all safe here" and CIndy answers "...and if it isn't safe here anymore..."
Dogen tells Sayid "He told me that he could save my son's life but I would have to come here and I could never see my boy again"
Claire tells Kate "You'll be much safer in here"
S6E7 Sun says to Ilana "You said that we were safe at the Temple
Ben tells Ilana about Alex's death "I had a chance to save her"
S6E8 Ava asks "How come no one came to save you?" and Sawyer responds "I don't need saving"
Sawyer tells FLocke "Well, that sounds safe..."
FLocke says to Kate "I promised before that I would keep everyone safe"
Sawyer tells Widmore "You give us safe passage off the island"
S6E9

Richard says to Isabella "I will save you"
The doctor tells Richard "I have medicine that can save her life... but it's very expensive"
Isabella says to Richard"I'm here to save you" and "I said I would save you"
Richard tells Esau/MIB "I must save her"

S6E10 Zoe tells Jin "Relax, you're safe"
Keamy says "Your secret is safe with me"
Sun says "...not so I could save the damn world"
S611 Widmore tells Desmond about Penny "Both she and your son are perfectly safe"
S6E13 Simon Holt says "That thing probably saved his life", about Locke's wheel chair
 
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The Numbers & Time

I am going to ask you, before you even start reading this section, to please be patient and to read through it before you make any judgments. Keep an open mind and consider the possibilities presented here.

First, let's start with one of the earliest story lines from Season 1. The Jin /Michael conflict over Mr. Paik's watch S1E6. In fact, there are an incredible number of characters who still continue to wear watches including Michael who says to Jin in S1E6 that wearing a watch "...is ridiculous, since time doesn't matter on a damn island".

So why is there such a large emphasis on time, watches and clocks? They matter, they matter very much, because there are time limits imposed in the game.

Dating and Timing discrepancies have always been problematic because there are so many conflicts in the scripts. And, no one can get a straight answer from TPTB.

Just before the beginning of Season 3 the audience was presented with another Dating & Timing Issue. One of the first Season 3 teaser ads said that the LOSTies arrived on the island "65 Days Ago". Shortly afterwards, they released another Season 3 teaser ad and that one said "67 Days Ago".

TPTB usually blame questionable dating and timing references on either their own Props Department or on the ABC Marketing Department.

Yes, I know there's a discussion with Greg Nations over on the Fuselage in which he claims that the discrepancy in the Teaser Ads was another mistake by ABC's Marketing Department. So please, don't bother sending me an email to tell me that I don't know what I'm talking about. Just bear with me and continue reading.

Go to the Mistakes page and look over Mistakes That Are Important and tell me this - how it is possible for the Props Department to make such blatant errors with the single most important prop that is associated with each of the main characters? And how are we expected to believe that that they are continuing to make repeated mistakes with dating and timing issues?

I just don't buy it. On my About page, I discuss the fact that TPTB are marketing geniuses and I do not believe that there is a snowball's chance in hell that ABC would release any Teaser Ads without them having first been reviewed by TPTB. Guys, it just doesn't happen that way in the world of Marketing. I know. I've spent 25 years in Marketing. The person responsible for these types of errors would, at best, be damn sure they didn't happen again; and at worst, they would be fired.

And then, along came Comic Con 2006.

The dating and timing issue was even further confused during Comic Con in July 2006, Lindelof stated that "the survivors may not actually be on the island as long as they think they have been."

So once again which is it? 65 days or 67 days? The answer is that perhaps both are correct.

Here's how I believe that the dating and timing works.

The Numbers (4,8,15,16,23,42) are many things in the show, but one of the most important things that they represent are time limits. They are the number of days on the island that are allowed in each level of the game for all tasks to be completed prior to being allowed to move on to the next level.

There will be a total of six levels, with Level 1=42 days, Level 2=23 days, Level 3=16 days, Level 4=15 days, Level 5=8 days and Level 6=4 days.

Season 1/Level 1 allowed the LOSTies 42 days to complete their tasks.

Season 2/Level 2 allowed the LOSTies 23 days to complete their tasks and also introduced the 108 minute time limit between the numbers being entered and the possible consequences of missing the correct timing.

That makes a total of 65 days = Level 1/42 days + Level 2/23 days

So, how can it also be 67 days?

Consider that when Desmond asks Locke in S2E1 how many days it has been since the plane crash, Locke replies 44 days. And also consider the fact that in S2E18 Locke makes the statement "I earned 5 minutes with him".

I think its possible that for Locke it has been 44 days, not 42 days. How could that be? Well, I believe that the 'game player', has actually earned Locke 2 extra days.

How would they earn extra time? I'm not sure, but it would probably be for accomplishing something big. Maybe it was the result of Locke finding both the Swan Hatch and the Pearl Hatch? Or for watching the Swan Hatch Orientation film more than once? Or, perhaps, for providing food?

I'm not sure of exactly what it was that earned him the extra time. But, I am sure that it was earned.

In S3E2, we have Ben/Fake Henry claiming that the plane crashed on Sept. 22, 2004, that it's now November 29th and that the LOSTies have been on the island for 69 days. Yet, during the October 17 2006 Podcast, Damon Lindelof says "Ben told us its November 29th 2006. But, I wouldn't trust those Others".

S3E12 finally confirmed the number of days that the LOSTies have been on the island. Claire writes in the note that she attaches to the seagull, that they have been on the island for 80 days. Therefore, at that point in the game, they are one day away from the end of Level 3 and there will be another reset of the characters at the beginning of Level 4. See Levels for the number of days in each level.

The date covered in S3E13 includes the balance of day and night on Day 80 and the early morning hours of Day 81. We know from the clock in Ben/Fake Henry's living room that it's just about 4:00am as Locke is getting ready to blow up the Galaga.

S3E14 covered day 80 on the LOSTies side of the island. We know this from the "80 Days Ago" seen at the bottom of the screen during the Nikki and Paolo flashback when they are in the airport.

As S3E14 had ended, S3E15 began with the Others side of the island being shown in a time frame slightly ahead of the LOSTies side of the island.

S3E15 begins on The Others side of the island just after Jack has visited Kate in the early morning hours of Day 81. Juliet brings Kate food while it is still dark. There are birds singing outside just before Juliet enters the room. Birds don't sing at night, but they do sing just before the sun comes up. Locke comes to visit Kate during the daylight hours of Day 81, the Others gas Kate on day 81 and she and Juliet begin their trek through the jungle. The reset (flashes) occur during the night of Day 81/predawn hours of Day 82.

In S3E15 the day that Kate and Juliet spend by the Perimeter Fence and returning to get Sayid and Jack in New Otherton is Day 82. The first day of Level 4.

However, at the beginning of S3E15 on the LOSTies side of the island, we are slightly behind on the timeline of New Otherton.

It is still Day 80 when Hurley speaks to Sawyer about banishment. I totally disagree with what the Lostpedia timeline says about this day. And I am comforted by the fact that so many people are questioning why Day 80 was so easy to identify and why so many fans are confused by what days were seen in S3E15.

I am basing the timeline I am using on what Sawyer says to Hurley "You know how for 3 days, 10 hours and 15 minutes I ain't allowed to use nicknames?" Given Sawyer's particular speech patterns, I believe that he is referring to the time during which he has not used nicknames, not the time he has left before he can use them again.

In that case, we are 3 days and 10 hours past Day 77 when he lost the ping pong match to Hurley. And it is still Day 80.

That makes Day 81 the day he goes hunting with Desmond, hosts the luau and steps up to be Leader.

The good news for Sun is that in S3E18 she discussed the fact that she probably will live for at least another two months (60 days) from day 90. That means that Sun would only survive on the island until about day 150. That is well past Day 108. Therefore, there should not be any problem with Sun dying from whatever has killed all of the Other pregnant women, she should be rescued by then! And of course along came S4E7 and we learned that Sun is one of the Oceanic 6.

What about the 2006 model phone that Jack was using in S3E22? Not a problem. They will only spend 108 days on the island. So they will leave the island for good on January 7, 2005. Therefore, there is no conflict with a phone being shown that was first marketed in 2006.

Level 4 ended and Level 5 began on Day 97.

S4E8 took place on the night of Day 98 and S4E9 takes place on during Day 99. S4E10 took place on Day 100. Sawyer wakes up on Day 101 to find Claire is missing.

S4E11 begins on Day 100 for Locke, Ben and Hurley as they walk through the jungle. They find Jacob's cabin on the night of Day 101. The LOSTies are seen on the beach on the night of Day 101. However, it is apparently only Day 99 on the Kahana, as that is the day that Faraday sent the Morse Code message about Dr. Ray. So once again we are faced with the two day discrepancy that has been cropping up since Season 1.

S4E12 starts on the beach on the evening of Day 101 and covers the activities on the island on Day 102.

In S3E13, the Oceanic 6 leave the island on Day 102. They spend a week on Penny's boat and are then "rescued on Day 108" However, the Oceanic 6 have only spent 102 days on the island. For a discussion of what that means to the game, see the section on Time Out.

 
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LOST Time

S3E7 introduced Mittelos Bioscience. An anagram for "LOST Time". This was confirmed by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse in the February 12, 2007 podcast.

S3E7 also introduced the concept of rapid ageing. Juliet is shown scans of a woman's uterus and she says "Judging from the decomposition of the endometrium, I'd say she's somewhere in her 70's." Richard Alpert them replies "She's 26" and implies that Mittelos Bioscience is somehow behind the rapid ageing.

A fabulous concept to add at this point. Now, when they bring Walt back (S3E22), they won't have to worry that he has grown up so much more quickly than the he should have on the show. They can use the excuse that he underwent some type of a treatment similar to the woman in the scans. In fact when we saw Walt at the window in S4E8, he was the younger version of Walt, not "Taller Ghost Walt" as Sawyer had called him.

One other thing to mention here, Juliet's statement in S3E7- "I've been here 3 years, 2 months and 28 days" may also be a a reference to the fact that she has been held as a prisoner by Ben/Fake Henry and has "LOST Time" from her life.

S4E3 brought us another time issue. Daniel has Regina fire a payload from the freighter. When the payload arrives, the timer inside the payload indicates a different time than Daniel's timer. There is a 31 minute and 20 second difference between the two, And in S4E5 we again face the question of exactly which day is it on the Kahana?

S4E9 brings in time issues again when Jack questions Daniel about when he last saw Dr. Ray alive and Daniel claims that "when is relative"

S4E10 finally adds a date back in the real world. The newspaper clipping about the Yankee vs. Red Sox game is from August 31, 2007. Which would make Aaron approximately 2 years 10 months old and finally accounts for his age as one of the Oceanic 6.

S4E11 begins on Day 100 for Locke, Ben and Hurley as they walk through the jungle. They find Jacob's cabin on the night of Day 101. The LOSTies are seen on the beach on the night of Day 101. However, it is apparently only Day 99 on the Kahana, as that is the day that Faraday sent the Morse Code message about Dr. Ray. So once again we are faced with the two day discrepancy that has been cropping up since Season 1. See the Numbers and Time directly above this section.

   
   
 
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Game Prompts

The 'game players' sit at their computers and play the game by creating the main characters’ lives. This is done by choosing details about their everyday lives on the island and by manipulating the main characters' individual stories (flashbacks).

This is done quite simply by the 'game players' responding to a series of prompts or pre-set options during the game about the five basic types of characters on LOST. The Season 2 Finale introduced what may possibly be a sixth category of characters. That is, characters that are not on the island and are not a part of a flashback (i.e.: Penny Widmore and the two researchers in the remote snowy tracking station). Hopefully we will learn more about them in Season 3. For now, it is entirely possible that the writers are throwing us for a loop again and that these characters are not really what they seem to be.

The 'game player' chooses options about what happens on and off of the island and these options then create what we see as the show. A list of pre-set game options also results in all of the duplications that occur on LOST.

You can scroll down through the types of prompts or pre-set options that are presented to the 'game players', or you can click on the appropriate category below to jump down the page to that category.

Main Characters
Support Characters on Flight 815
Flashback Characters
Support Characters Already on Island at the Time of the Crash
The Island as a Character


Main Characters

o Pick a Character (i.e.: Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Claire, Hurley, Charlie, Walt, Michael, Jin, Sun, Shannon, Boone, Locke)
o Choose an avatar for the character (many characters resemble each other)
o Were they traveling alone? Did travel partner survive the crash?
o Is character married? Divorced? Single? Gay?
o Where is character from? (i.e.: US, Australia, England, Iraq, etc)
o What does this person do for a living? (i.e.: artist, doctor, lottery winner, soldier, rock star, con man, etc.)
o Where were they seated?
o Where did this character wind up after the crash? (i.e.: LOSTie or Tailie)
o What did they bring with them? (i.e.: dog, compass & knives, dead father, picture of girlfriend, diary, guitar, etc.)
o Has this person been injured in the crash?
o Has this person been injured in the past?
o Is this character pregnant?
o Does this person have any addictions? (i.e.: alcohol, drugs, food, etc.)
o How do they get along with other crash survivors?
o Is this person injured on the island?(i.e.: hurt an arm/leg, shot, attacked by an animal, etc.)
o Does this person die? How?


Support Characters on Flight 815

o Add a support character from a list of names
o Choose an avatar for the character (many characters resemble each other)
o Where was the character seated? (i.e.: front, middle or back of the plane)
o Where did this character wind up after the crash? (i.e.: LOSTie or Tailie)
o Were they traveling alone? Did partner survive crash?
o Is this person alive or dead? Sick?
o Is character married? Divorced? Single? Gay?
o Where is character from? (i.e.: US, Australia, England, Canada, etc)
o What does person do for a living? (i.e.: owns a frozen yogurt store, dentist, psychiatrist, etc.)?
o What did they bring with them? (i.e.: golf clubs, books, medicine, guns, etc.)
o Is this character pregnant?
o Does this person have any addictions? (i.e.: alcohol, drugs, food, etc.)
o Has this person been injured? (i.e.: lost/hurt an arm/leg, broken/hurt neck, shot, attacked by an animal, etc.)

o Is this person injured on the island?(i.e.: hurt an arm/leg, shot, attacked by an animal, etc.)
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Does this person die? How?


Flashback Characters

o Add a support character from a list of names (this will be important as there are many support characters with the same name).
o Choose an avatar for the character (many characters resemble each other)
o How is this person related to the main characters?
o Is character married? Divorced? Single? Gay?
o Where is character from? (i.e.: US, Australia, England, Iraq, France, etc.)
o What does person do for a living?
o Is this persona friend or enemy?
o Is this person alive or dead? Sick?
o Has this person been injured? (i.e.: lost/hurt an arm/leg, broken/hurt neck, shot, etc.)
o How were they injured?
o Is this character pregnant?
o Does this person have any addictions? (i.e.: alcohol, drugs, food, etc.)
o Does this person die? How?


Support Characters on the Island at the Time of the Crash
o Add a support character from a list of names (this will be important as there are not only many support characters with similar names.
o Choose an avatar for the character
(many characters resemble each other)
o How did they arrive on island? (i.e.: crashed boat, crashed plane, crashed balloon)
o In what year did they arrive?
o Where is character from? (i.e.: US, Australia, England, Iraq, France, etc)
o Is character married? Divorced? Single? Gay?
o Is this person a friend or enemy of the Losties?
o Is this person alive or dead? Sick?
o Does this person get hurt? Die?
o What did they bring with them? (i.e.: drugs, money, guns, batteries, syringes, boat, etc.)
o Has this person been injured? (i.e.: lost/hurt an arm/leg, broken/hurt neck, shot, etc.)
o Is this character pregnant?
o Does this person have any addictions? (i.e.: alcohol, drugs, food, etc.)
o Does this person die? How?


The Island as a Character

The writers have stated that the Island is a Character.
o The geography of the island is apparent in the maps we have seen; however, it seems that the maps created by Danielle and Kelvin are not always accurate.
o How big is the island?
o Is it sunny or raining?
o Is the tide coming in or going out?
o Is there any type of shelter on the island? (i.e.: Caves, Hatches, etc.)
o What food sources are available?
o What animals are on the island?
o What is the monster/security system? (i.e.: black smoke, rain storm, boar, polar bear, etc.)
o What is the Black Rock? (i.e.: Pirate ship, a rock near the line in the sand, used instead of golf balls, use to build the SOS sign, Big Rock with hole in it)
o How many hatches and stations are there and where are they located? (i.e.: Swan, Pearl, Arrow, Medical, Danielle's bunker, etc.)?
o What is in each hatch and station?
o What is Dharma? Widmore? Paik Industries? (i.e.: Widmore Construction vs. Widmore Labs)

 
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Winning

There are 108 on-island days for Light to accomplish their objectives. These are broken into Levels.

So they have to accomplish their goals within the set number of days for each level or they'll have less time to get things done in the next level. In each level the number of days gets smaller and smaller (42,23,16,15,8,4), making it tougher and tougher to accomplish what they need to do to meet their objectives.

Dark on the other hand wants to stop Light from doing what it needs to accomplish.

I think both sides can probably earn points and then use their points to help them do what they need to do. Which means that if they gain points they could have an advantage in accomplishing something.

So let's say that Light has provided food and water, they gain points. They could then use those points to earn weapons.

And let's say that Dark earns some points for kidnapping someone, then they could use their points to have the monster attack.

At the end of the 108 on-island days, if Light has accomplished everything in their 108 on-island days, they win.

If Dark has stoppS3E3 Charlie says "Now that we've survived this suicide mission are you going to tell me what you saw?"ed them from doing everything, they win.

In either case it is GAME OVER after 108 on-island days.

Thanks to Carlos for reminding me of this again, he feels that instead of saying LOST at the end of the last episode, as it always does, it will simply say "WON"

 
 
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