Lost Because You Left S05E01 (ABC)

Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.

From the Lost Wikipedia entry.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

This episode is the season premiere of season 5. The story picks up right after the end of the last episode, There’s No Place Like Home.

Once again, the storyline is split into multiple narratives. One takes place in the late 70s, but doesn’t reveal much, except that Faraday is there. The next one takes place in 2004, where the island is skipping through time because of the wheel that Ben pulled. In 2007, Jack, Ben and the others are trying to get back together to return to the island.

This is what makes Lost a great show. I thought that this was a great way to start the season. Thankfully, the second episode was broadcasted yesterday as well.

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An alarm rings at 8:15AM and a baby starts crying. The mom wakes up the husband and says that it’s his turn. He puts on a record. We can’t see the man’s face. He gives the boy his bottle and gets ready for work. He’s living on the island. He’s a doctor working for the Dharma Initiative. He’s the Marvin Candle and he’s recording the messages for station 2, the Arrow. That station’s primary focus is to develop defensive strategies and gather intelligence on the island’s hostile indigenous life.

His real name is Chang and he is told that they have a problem and The Orchid. He is told that the drill melted. They’ve gone through 6 carbon drill bits. The operator just freaked out and collapsed. They want to harness the energy, which is almost limitless. They want to harness it to manipulate time. He tells them to stop drilling. Otherwise they will release the energy. One of the workers is Daniel Faraday.

At the funeral parlour, Jack is looking at Locke. Ben tells Jack that they need to leave. Ben says that they will pick up Hurley. Ben says that this all happened because he left. Jack shaves his beard. Ben wants to get Sun, Sayid and Kate. Locke told Jack that Sawyer, Juliette and everyone from the bode will die if he didn’t return.

Three years earlier, Ben is turning the wheel. A strange sound starts echoing everywhere. Light starts shining. Light engulfs the island. Locke was with the Others and now he is all alone. The people with Faraday on the boat have changed. Sawyer doesn’t see the freighter anymore from the beach. Bernard comes running on the beach. He can’t find Rose. She walks up the beach. Bernard says that there is no camp, they can’t go back to it. Everything is gone. The people are still there. Faraday wants them to go to the Hatch, a man made station. Faraday says that the camp hasn’t been built yet. The island moved through time.

Kate is watching TV with Aaron. A lawyer named Dan Norton arrive at her house. They want to get a blood sample from her. She tells him to leave. They want Aaron. They know that he isn’t her child. Kate starts packing a bag. She takes money, a bag and a gun.

On the island, Juliette asks Sawyer why he jumped out of the helicopter. He says he wanted to make sure that Kate made it away from the island. Faraday says that the island can spin. Right now, that record is skipping. Whatever Ben did, it may have dislodged the island in time. Either the island is moving though time or they are. Juliette and Sawyer say that Locke is missing.

Locke hears a plane. It’s about to crash. He sees the crash site in the distance. Locke finds one of those statues of Mary filled with drugs. Someone shoots at him. They get him in his leg. It’s Ethan. There is another flash just about when Ethan is about to kill John. Ethan is gone. It’s now night. A few seconds ago, it was day. Faraday says that they are in the past or the future.

Sun is in an airport. She is flying to LA. She is asked to step into a room. They lock her in. It’s Penny’s father, Charles Widmore. He isn’t happy. She says that their common interest is to kill Ben.

Hurley is a murder suspect. He murdered a visitor to his mental hospital. Ben tells Jack that they have a change of plan. Hurley is with Sayid. They arrive at his safehouse. Sayid says that he’s been working for Ben for the last two years. Sayid says that if Hurley ever meets Ben again, he should do the opposite of what he says. A man is waiting for them and Sayid throws him off the balcony. Another man shoots Sayid with tranqs. Sayid kills him with the dishwasher. People photograph Hurley holding a gun above the dead body. Sayid tells Hurley to get him to the car.

Faraday and the others arrive at the Hatch. It’s possible that the camp is back again. Faraday says that time is like a stream. They can move forward and backward. They cannot make a new stream. Whatever happened happened.

Locke is still injured and tries getting into the Beechcraft to find some first aid. Someone is approaching the plane. It’s Richard Alpert. Richard tells Locke that he will tell him that there will be a bullet in his leg. Richard takes out the bullet. Richard says that Locke will be moving on in a few moments. Next time they see each other, Richard will not recognize him. He tells him to give him a compass. He gives him the compass. The only way to save the island is to get the people back to the island. He tells John that he is going to have to die. The light flashes again. It’s day.

The Hatch hasn’t exploded now. Juliet finds it. It’s back. Sawyer wants to get some supplies. Faraday says that he hasn’t met Desmond yet. Faraday tells him to wait. He is wasting his time. Faraday says that he can’t change the past. They are going back to the beach. Charlotte has a nose bleed. Faraday finds an excuse not to go with them back to the beach. He goes through his notebook. He knocks on the Hatch backdoor. Someone opens the door. It’s Desmond. He’s wearing a biohazard suit. He tells Desmond that the rules don’t apply to him. He’s uniquely special. If the helicopter makes it off the island, he tells him to go back to Oxford University and find his mother.

Desmond wakes up in his bed. Penny is next to him. Desmond says that it wasn’t a dream, it was a memory. He pulls up the anchor of the sailboat. He says that they are leaving to go to Oxford.

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