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'Lost' Synopsis and General Information


'Lost' Synopsis and General Information
© 2009 American Broadcasting Inc./Florian Schneider/Bob D'Amico

'Lost' at a Glance:

Forty-eight survivors of a near-fatal plane crash must learn to fend for themselves and fight the unusual occurrences on a deserted island.


September 22, 2004 on ABC

Series Status:

After 6 highly successful seasons, TPTB at the series choose to end the show. 120 episodes were produced, all of which have aired in primetime.

Current Cast (Season 5):

Naveen Andrews as Sayid Jarrah
Matthew Fox as Dr. Jack Sheppard
Jorge Garcia as Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
Josh Holloway as James "Sawyer" Ford
Daniel Dae Kim as Jin Kwon
Yunjin Kim as Sun Kwon
Evangeline Lilly as Kate Austen
Terry O'Quinn as John Locke
Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond
Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday
Michael Emerson as Ben
Ken Leung as Miles
Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet
Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis


  • The role of Jack was originally supposed to die during the pilot episode.
  • In the tradition of "Lassie," the dog Vincent (male) is played by a female dog.
  • Jack/Matthew Fox's tattoos are authentic. In fact, these tattoos are important future storyline points.
  • Yunjin Kim originally auditioned for the role of Kate. Although she didn't get the role, the producers decided to create a role for her.

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Cast Interviews:

Former Cast Members:

Harold Perrineau Jr. as Michael Dawson
Michelle Rodriguez as Ana-Lucia
Dominic Monaghan as Charlie Pace
Maggie Grace as Shannon Rutherford
Malcolm David Kelley as Walt Lloyd
Emilie de Ravin as Claire Littleton (Returning in season 6)

Rae's Take:

It has been years since I've watched a show that actually makes me use my brain. I've even gone so far as to study some ancient history to see if I can detect patterns relating to Atlantis and the Mayans. Absolutely one of the best shows on television and worth every second of your precious viewing time.


After Oceanic Air flight 815 tore apart in mid-air and crashed on a Pacific island, its survivors were forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. But they discovered that the island holds many secrets, including the intense howls of a mysterious creature stalking the jungle, as well as a polar bear, a marooned and crazy French woman, a mystical boar, a mysterious group known only as "The Others," a ship called The Black Rock and... a hatch.

As the days slowly turn into weeks, the survivors dig deeper in the many secrets of the island and then six of them manage to find their way home -- but we soon learn that was the worst thing that could have happened!
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